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BoC eyes $257K for athletic field lights

Shutterstock photo of a bank of field lights.

The Fayette County Board of Commissioners will consider spending $257,000 for lighting on two of McCurry Park’s athletic fields at Read More»

Fayette Commission to spotlight national anthem

Fayette Commission to spotlight national anthem

On the heels of the 200th anniversary of the creation of “The Star Spangled Banner,” the Fayette County Board of Commissioners will give special attention to the national anthem at Thursday night’s regular meeting.

Three representatives from McIntosh High School — Jackie Gray, Jennifer Kodak and TaNia Nash - will sing “The Star Spangled Banner” tomorrow night at the Board of Commissioners meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m. at the county’s administrative complex, 140 Stonewall Avenue in Fayetteville. Read More»

Fayette County ethics board has vacancy

There is an open seat on the Fayette County Ethics Board for a three-year term that begins in early November.

The board is made up of three members and two alternate members, all of whom are volunteers, and meets on an as-needed basis but generally no more than once a year, according to county officials. Ethics board meetings take place at the Fayette County Administrative Complex, 140 Stonewall Avenue West, Suite 100, in Fayetteville.

The seat in question is available for a term beginning Nov. 8 of this year and expiring Nov. 7, 2017. Read More»

County passes $65M budget

Coweta County commissioners adopted a $65 million FY 2015 general fund budget on Sept. 16 without using fund balance.

The FY 2015 budget is essentially the same as the FY 2014 budget and does not use any fund balance, said finance director Hans Wilson.

The $2.6 million increase in revenues over the $62.34 million FY 2014 budget comes mainly from a $2 million increase in property taxes and a $715,000 increase in licenses and permits.

Wilson said the increase in property taxes stems from an increase in property values and from the revaluation of the county’s commercial properties. Read More»

Commission remembers Cathy

Just days after Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy passed away at the age of 93, his company’s Fayette County connection was recognized at the very beginning of last Thursday afternoon’s Board of Commissioners meeting.

“One of south metropolitan Atlanta’s most notable people passed away this week. He was a remarkable man, and he will be missed,” said commission Chairman Steve Brown when speaking of Cathy. Read More»

Brown warns about unelected bosses in ARC’s ‘regionalism’

Fayette County Commission Chairman Steve Brown. File photo.

Concerns about the potential unchecked power of regional governmental organizations have sparked no small amount of discussion among elected officials and Read More»

Fayette plans ‘Face-to-Face’ with leaders

Fayette County officials will present the second annual “Fayette: Face-to-Face” event Friday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fayette County Public Library in downtown Fayetteville.

Local citizens are invited to stop by and meet the county’s leadership team as well as representatives from all 27 county departments. Also in attendance will be members of city departments in Fayetteville as well as representatives of the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce and Fayette County School System. Read More»

Fayette schedules rare afternoon session

It is expected to be a relatively light agenda for the Fayette County Board of Commissioners at Thursday’s regular meeting, with perhaps the most noteworthy item being the time it starts.

The board will meet at 2 p.m. instead of its normal evening start time because of the Silent Heroes Award ceremony that evening, which a number of county officials are expected to attend.

Chairman Steve Brown’s recommendation to request a $2,000 grant from the Fayette Master Gardener Association will be considered. The grant funds would be used after park designs are officially approved by the board. Read More»

Fayette seeks artists for public projects

If you’re an artist who wants to leave your mark on the community, the Fayette County Public Art Committee may have some work for you.

The committee has announced a call for artists who want to participate in the creation of a mural at the Crosstown Water Treatment Plant on TDK Boulevard in Peachtree City. Read More»

Tax unchanged from last year as Fayette rolls back rate

As expected, the Fayette County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday night to roll back the general fund tax rate from 5.714 mills to 5.602 mills to keep property owners’ tax bills the same as last year after the first positive property assessment in seven years.

The 1.96-percent reduction in millage was made possible by an increase in property values, according to Mary Parrott, the county’s chief financial officer.
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