Another step in the process that will lead to the 2018 construction of a Fayetteville pedestrian bridge over Ga. Highway 54 near Piedmont Fayette Hospital in Fayetteville was put in place April 13 by the Fayette County Commission. Commissioners approved a Ga. Department of Transportation contract needed for right-of-way work to begin. County staff noted […]
The idea of repealing the Fayette County stormwater utility after the passage of the voter-approved one-percent sales tax in March will have to wait until April 25. The Fayette County Commission on April 13 considered a staff proposal to repeal the 5-year-old stormwater utility for unincorporated property owners but tabled it to give attorney Dennis […]
Current penny tax for schools expires in 2019; vote in Nov.?
The Fayette County Board of Education is looking to put a continued ESPLOST (education special purpose local option sales tax) question on the November ballot. The current ESPLOST expires in March 2019, with the school board at the April 10 work session reviewing the idea of continuing the sales tax initiative. The final decision for […]
A large group from Delta and other organizations recently helped put some of the final touches on the new wetlands area at the Line Creek Nature Area in Peachtree City.
A recent group effort by several organizations at the new wetlands area in the Line Creek Nature Area on Ga. Highway 54 West in Peachtree City has the amenity nearly complete. Part of EarthShare Georgia’s Corporate Green Day Challenge, the wetlands project had participation from more than 65 Delta employees and their families, as well […]
Fayette County on April 6 reported that the partial cloverleaf interchange upgrade date at Interstate 85 and Ga. Highway 74 has been moved up three years to 2020. Fayette County Clerk Tameca White said in 2016 the delivery schedule for the project was delayed due to design and funding issues. “However, a unified effort of […]
Peachtree City Mayor Vanessa Fleisch at a recent City Council meeting.
Peachtree City Mayor Vanessa Fleisch in her “state of the city” address earlier in the year said Peachtree City should remain cognizant of the Pinewood Forrest development as it comes online in Fayetteville. Following up on her statement, Fleisch on Monday said the long-term impact of Pinewood Forrest on Peachtree City is currently unknown. The […]
Can WASA legally sell sewer service to Senoia without PTC permission? Attorneys disagree
[See Letter to the Editor.] It was nearly a month ago that the Peachtree City Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) voted to contact Senoia about providing sewer services. The only movement, to date, seems to be from the attorneys from both cities. The WASA board of March 6 at the request of board member John […]
Peachtree City sewer service customers pay some of the highest rates in Georgia, with the cost of sewer often nearly doubling the cost of treated water on the joint bills. So why wouldn’t Peachtree City want to sell some of its sewage treatment capacity to customers outside the city? Might that not spread the fixed […]
Intersection work, road repaving, Lake Peachtree dam top the city’s list
With the passage by a 2-to-1 margin of the Fayette County Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) on March 21, Peachtree City Administrator Jon Rorie said first-up on the SPLOST project list will be the dam and spillway at Lake Peachtree, an intersection improvement at Ga. Highway 54 West and Planterra Way and the […]
The woman who makes Eagles — 1,000 of them
There’s no merit badge for this Peachtree City woman’s unique accomplishment It was 22 years ago when Ute Whatley’s husband came home one afternoon and said he’d seen a flyer at a local school advertising a Cub Scout troop. He thought it might be a good activity for their two sons to be involved in. […]