Fayette budget preview: Small increase

Fayette County commissioners (L-R) Charles Oddo, Steve Brown, Eric Maxwell, Randy Ognio and Charles Rousseau.

Fayette budget preview: Small increase

A preview of the FY 2018 proposed budget presented May 25 to the Fayette County Commission showed general fund expenditures of $49.2 million. That compares to the current $48.1 million budget. Public hearings will be held on June 6 and 22. General fund revenues are expected to total $50,632,663 and expenditures are initially set at […]

North Veterans Parkway completion set

Fayette County Public Works Department Director of Engineering, Buildings and Grounds Carlos Christian on May 25 explained the process of installing the new intersection at Ga. Highway 92 North and Veterans Parkway.

North Veterans Parkway completion set

The intersection at Ga. Highway 92 North and Veterans Parkway has been approved, with work expected to begin as early as mid-summer. The Fayette County Commission on May 25 unanimously approved a $894,881 bid by E.R. Snell to construct the intersection. Veterans Parkway, currently closed north of Lee’s Mill Road, is completed nearly all the […]

Rezoning sought for offices next to Pinewood Forrest

Rendering of proposed office building

Rezoning sought for offices next to Pinewood Forrest

The Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission on May 23 heard an initial presentation on plans to construct a new office building on Veterans Parkway adjacent to the Pinewood Forrest Development. Developer Jimmy Pace proposed The Overlook, a three-story office building to be located on less than one acre at the intersection of Veterans Parkway and […]

County ponders path expansion

County ponders path expansion

  The Fayette County Commission on May 11 unanimously approved the hire of an engineering company to identify needs and priorities for the Fayette County Master Path Plan (MPP). The scope for the MPP focuses is on transportation issues associated with pedestrians, bicycles, and golf carts. In addition to identification of project needs and prioritization, […]

Fayette home values increase 12% over last year

You likely will pay more in property taxes this year

Fayette home values increase 12% over last year

Property assessments have been mailed and many in Fayette County are reporting significant increases in the fair market values assigned to their homes. Countywide, residential property values averaged an increase of 12.1 percent, according to Fayette’s Chief Appraiser Joel Benton. Agricultural land increased 11.8 percent, commercial went up 10.4 percent and industrial rose 6.3 percent, […]

How much did your assessment increase over last year?

How much did your assessment increase over last year?

With tax assessment notices having been mailed recently, many Fayette residential property owners are seeing double-digit percentage increases in their home values. The Citizen editor, Cal Beverly, got a 20 percent increase in assessed value of his Peachtree City home in one year, which followed a 16 percent increase last year. How about you? Email […]

As of July 1, how Fayette plans to spend your pennies

As of July 1, how Fayette plans to spend your pennies

It has been more than a decade since Fayette County voters passed a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) for infrastructure. With the March passage, the Fayette County Commission is looking at numerous projects that will be funded by an estimated $64 million raised through SPLOST in the coming years. Of the total $64.6 […]

Fayette’s Rapson tapped to lead county managers state group

Fayette’s Rapson tapped to lead county managers state group

Fayette County Administrator Steve Rapson has added another responsibility to his list. Rapson in April was elected as president of the Georgia Association of County Managers and Administrators (GACMA). Rapson was elected on April 29 by GACMA members attending the association’s meeting held in Savannah, in conjunction with the annual conference of the Association of […]

Major German grocer coming to Fayetteville

The Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission on April 25 heard a proposal by German grocer LIDL to construct a store on Ga. Highway 85 North.

Major German grocer coming to Fayetteville

German grocer LIDL is making its entry into the U.S. and has designated Fayetteville as one of its proposed locations. Representative Mark Moore in an overview of the project said LIDL wants to construct a 35,962 sq. ft. store on Ga. Highway 85 North on the property where J and R Clothing is currently located. […]