Decisions to make on PTC budget

Peachtree City’s proposed $26.7 million budget will be hashed out again by the City Council Thursday, July 8 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. NOTE: The date has been corrected to reflect the actual meeting date; the previous date listed was incorrect) Among other issues, council chiefly needs to resolve what property tax increase it […]

Special use permit expires for CCD shopping center

Plans to build a 175,000 square foot shopping center on Ga. Highway 54 West near Planterra Way have run out of time. The special use permit that allowed the property to exceed the city’s big box size guidelines officially expired June 19. That means property owner Capital City Development must regain that approval or otherwise […]

Tyrone Planning Commission hears zoning discrepancy

There was some confusion and concern at the Thursday meeting of the Tyrone Planning Commission over the zoning designation of a 55.8-acre portion of property along the west side of Ga. Highway 74 adjacent to the southeastern portion of the Southampton subdivision. After a public hearing and discussion on the issue, the property’s current designation […]

F’ville voters to decide on tax diversion for redevelopment

Fayetteville voters will have their say July 20 on the proposal to bring an economic revitalization tool to the city. If approved by voters, the referendum would give the city redevelopment powers needed to move ahead with efforts such as the Tax Allocation District (TAD) projects identified last year. At its core, a TAD is […]

F’ville to cut FY 2011 budget by 4.6 percent

The Fayetteville City Council Thursday heard the first reading of the $9.7 million Fiscal Year 2011 budget that will take effect in August. City finance staff expect to see an 8.89 percent decrease in property taxes for the coming year, but a 7.44 percent recovery in local option sales taxes. The proposed $9.7 million general […]

New Senoia PD/Court building almost ready

The delay of the opening for the new Senoia Police Department and Municipal Court building appears to be coming to a close. The floors are in and the final walk-through is expected next week. The completion of the $1.3 million project on Howard Road had been delayed recently due to the moisture level in the […]

PTC Council to probe larger tax hike

A proposed property tax increase for Peachtree City property owners has become a moving target, at least for now. Three council members Tuesday night said they want to see numbers on a 1.25 mill increase, which would result in an additional hit of $108 for a home valued at $272,000. Two others want to see […]

Bridge players get a one year reprieve

Senior card players rejoiced Thursday night as the Peachtree City Council voted for a modest renovation at the amphitheater box office to make room for the city’s new visitor’s center. The renovation will not touch a large room in the building that has hosted senior bridge groups, fitness and yoga classes. The room has been […]

Skirmish over DAPC funding

There was a bit of a political showdown over Peachtree City’s budget Tuesday night at a workshop meeting of the City Council. Mayor Don Haddix and Councilman Doug Sturbaum said they would not vote for any budget that failed to include $150,000 in funding for the Development Authority of Peachtree City. The other three council […]

Lake Peachtree up for event rental

One of Peachtree City’s most picturesque locales is now available for rent. Sort of, anyway. Lake Peachtree can now be rented for special events, particularly those which involve the use of dragon boats, which are being used frequently for team-building type events. A new policy approved Thursday night by the city council allows the city’s […]