Fayette commissioners in doghouse after animal shelter vote

Fayette commissioners in doghouse after animal shelter vote

Policy change extends safe shelter stay for animals before considering euthanasia; Humane Society upset at county’s refusal to move toward ‘no-kill’ Four Fayette County commissioners said yes Thursday night to an extended timetable for housing dogs, cats and assorted other animals at the Fayette County Animal Shelter. The change didn’t go far enough for Commissioner […]

New zoning category needs more work, Fayette decides

New zoning category needs more work, Fayette decides

A June 22 proposed addition to the Fayette County Zoning Ordinance, one that would allow residential and business use on large-acre residential tracts, was sent back to county planning staff and the Planning Commission for additional work. The proposal, under the Planned Unit Development (PUD) classification, would create a Planned Residential and Business Development-Planned Unit […]

State answers some questions about Hwy. 92 South roundabouts

State answers some questions about Hwy. 92 South roundabouts

The Fayette County Commission on July 13 will receive an update from the Ga. Department of Transportation (DOT) on issues relating to the roundabout projects on Ga. Highway 92 South. The two roundabout projects at Seay Road and Antioch Road are progressing, and DOT is requesting a local government agreement pertaining to lighting and landscape […]

Coweta gives green light to massive industrial site

Coweta gives green light to massive industrial site

The Coweta County Commission on July 6 approved the development agreement for a portion of the massive Bridgeport industrial development situated along U.S. Highway 29 adjacent to Interstate 85 on Newnan’s south side. While Bridgeport encompasses approximately 1,000 acres, the development agreement is specific to the 684-acre area identified as Tract A, located on the […]

Fayette and Coweta counties receive state grants for road fixes

Public Works Director Phil Mallon

Fayette and Coweta counties receive state grants for road fixes

Recently announced grants from the Georgia State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA) will aid in the construction of two road projects in Fayette and Coweta counties. In Fayette, a $300,000 Georgia Transportation Infrastructure Bank (GITB) grant will help construct the intersection at Ga. Highway 92 at Westbridge Road, which is the final phase of the […]

Fayette adopts $50 million budget, eyes tax rollback

Commissioner Charles Rousseau

Fayette adopts $50 million budget, eyes tax rollback

The June 22 meeting of the Fayette County Commission came with the adoption of a $50 million general fund budget. The best news coming from the meeting is that commissioners again this year are expected to rollback the millage rate in August. Commissioners adopted the Fiscal Year 2018 budget on a 4-1 vote, with Commissioner […]

Fayette Commission set to adopt $49.2 million budget

Fayette Commission set to adopt $49.2 million budget

The second public hearing and adoption of the Fiscal Year 2018 budget will come at the June 22 meeting of the Fayette County Commission. The proposed FY 2018 budget includes general fund expenditures of $49.2 million. That compares to the current $48.1 million budget. General fund revenues are expected to total $50,632,663. The budget comes […]

Fischer Rd. to get right turn lane onto Ga. Hwy. 34

Coweta County Commission

Fischer Rd. to get right turn lane onto Ga. Hwy. 34

A traffic flow measure near the Sams Club on Ga. Highway 34 in east Coweta County was approved June 6 by the Coweta County Commission. The Fischer Road project will install a right-turn lane on the south side of the intersection of Fischer Road and Hwy. 34 for vehicles traveling east. On the north side […]