Raise in the works for PTC Mayor Haddix? Vote may be 3-to-2

As the Peachtree City Council bandied about budget cuts to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars this weekend, Councilmen Doug Sturbaum and Eric Imker said they supported raising the pay of Mayor Don Haddix, who is currently compensated at $9,000 a year [corrected amount]. Council members Vanessa Fleisch and Kim Learnard indicated they […]

Imker’s proposed cuts draw fire from PTC’s chief

With a $1.2 million shortfall projected for the 2010-2011 fiscal year starting in October, Peachtree City Councilman Eric Imker has suggested a range of actions the city could take to make up the difference and then some. Imker’s ideas, presented at the City Council retreat Saturday, included: • A five-day furlough for all city employees, […]

PTC’s Rep. Ramsey steers water restrictions into state law

For Rep. Matt Ramsey (R-Peachtree City), Rep. Lynn Smith (R-Newnan) and others it is about the future of Georgia’s water. The drought and the accompanying water restrictions are over, but for much of metro Atlanta, the real danger is just over the horizon. Smith’s House Bill 1094 on water conservation — supported by Ramsey — […]

‘Tea Party’ bout: Bost vs. Steele

Local political activist Harold Bost had organized the political gathering of nearly 140 people last week, but he got some pushback from Fayetteville Mayor Ken Steele over one of Bost’s central contentions. The March 9 meeting at Whitewater subdivision of representatives of the Fayette Citizens for Open Government (FayCOG) saw increased numbers due, at least […]

PTC budget cuts include fireworks, new library books

Facing a $621,000 shortfall for the rest of the current budget year, the Peachtree City Council agreed Saturday to a laundry list of cuts that will affect a variety of areas from the Fourth of July fireworks ($5,000) to new books at the city library ($20,000). Council resisted, however, elimination of a vacant patrol position […]

Fayetteville council to consider sign variance, Google project

The Fayetteville City Council in a relatively abbreviated agenda Thursday will consider a monument sign variance for Teton Village on South Glynn Street and likely sign a resolution supporting an initiative to have Google install a one-gigabyte fiber network in Fayette County. Teton Village retail center is requesting a variance from the general regulations of […]

Residents and employees have their say on superintendent characteristics

The public input session to receive the opinions of the community on the characteristics and qualifications residents deem important in the selection of a school superintendent drew comments from 12 of the approximately 110 people who turned out Monday night at Sams Auditorium in Fayetteville. The public hearing was moderated by representatives from the Georgia […]

PTC may outsource building department

With building permits down drastically thanks to the economy, Peachtree City officials are considering outsourcing nearly all functions of the building department. The arrangement would start May 1 under a proposal to be considered by the City Council Thursday night. The changes would not result in any job losses, as Building Official Tom Carty is […]