A big ‘if’ looming for local schools

As it stands now, and if nothing changes between now and then, the Fayette County School System will end the fiscal year June 30 with a fund balance of approximately $6.87 million. But that’s a big “if,” considering the state of the Georgia economy. A financial report Dec. 14 by Comptroller Laura Brock to members […]

PTC Planning Commission says no to 48-acre annexation

A proposed 48-acre residential annexation on Peachtree City’s eastern border received a unanimous “no” vote from the planning commission Monday night. Hyde Investment Group wants to annex the property for a 21-home subdivision with minimum lot sizes of two acres. The site is located east of Peachtree City United Methodist Church along the city’s eastern […]

$10 million E-SPLOST income exceeds BoE expectations

Fayette schools 1-cent sales tax revenues are approaching $10 million since collections began coming in during May. Thus far approximately $1 million has been spent on technology, textbook purchases and computers. School system Comptroller Laura Brock told the Fayette County Board of Education Dec. 14 that revenues from the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax […]

PTC SPLOST leftovers: $3.6M

With the transportation SPLOST set to expire in April and regular sales tax revenues remaining lower than normal, Peachtree City will have to pare down its scheduled street and cart path improvements. Due to the downturn in the economy, the city will be an estimated $2 million short in predicted revenue when the five-year 1 […]

Schools catching more out-of-county students

Fayette County is still having issues with out-of-county students attending school here. A report heard by school board members Monday night showed that 51 students so far this school year have withdrawn after being found not to have legal residency. Pupil Personnel Services Director Barbara Serapion told board members that of 94 referrals during the […]

PTC seeking grant for new Flat Creek path

Peachtree City is applying for a grant to build a golf cart path that would connect the nearly complete Flat Creek path bridge all the way up to Crosstown Drive. The path would also connect to the city’s baseball and soccer complex along with businesses in the industrial park including Panasonic, the FAA Tracon building […]

PTC sacks 74S shopping center annex

The Peachtree City Council Thursday denied an 18-acre annexation that would have allowed a shopping center outside the city limits to access the sewer system. Southern Pines Plantation asked the city to annex and rezone 3.86 acres of the tract for office use. The remaining 14-plus acres would have been donated to the city to […]

DOT wants Tyrone ‘flexibility’ on RR crossing

The Tyrone Town Council heard from representatives of the Georgia Dept. of Transportation (GDOT) Thursday night, asking them to consider reviewing a Project Framework Agreement (PFA) and signing it in early 2010 so the new railroad crossing project along Senoia Road and Valleywood/East Crestwood can proceed. An agreement by the town could mean taxpayers would […]

PTC takes on loans for projects, vehicles

The Peachtree City Council approved securing a $2.55 million loan for various capital improvements Thursday night. Council also approved a separate $1.07 million loan to lease/purchase equipment including 15 police vehicles and new breathing apparatus units for the fire department. Among the capital improvement projects are $700,000 to finish the renovation of the police department […]