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 A report heard by school board members Monday night showed that 51 students so far this school year have withdrawn after being found not to have legal residency.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 […]

Tyrone adopts library policy

After a brief discussion Thursday night the Tyrone Town Council adopted a library use policy that put conditions on the use of the StoryTime room and requires that children under age 12 have adult supervision. One of the policy’s main features, as reported by library supervisor Julie Digby, was to prohibit paid business activities such […]

Tyrone to review stormwater grant

Increasing sedimentation in Castle Lake due to stormwater runoff along with concerns from the Castle Lake Homeowners Association relating to the health of the lake led to Dec. 3 decision by the Tyrone Town council to review a federal grant application the HOA group is seeking and to potentially partner with the association to apply […]

F’ville approves consultant study on re-development

The Fayetteville City Council at its Nov. 19 meeting approved the hire of a consultant group to pursue a Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) supplemental grant that will focus on re-development in three targeted commercial areas. Atlanta-based Urban Collage will assist city staff on re-development options for some of the city’s older commercial areas such as […]

PTC early voting ends 5 p.m. Wednesday

Peachtree City voters will have to beat the turkey to the polls … or wait until next Tuesday to cast their ballots in the runoff election for the mayor’s seat and two City Council posts. With Thanksgiving being celebrated tomorrow, the early voting period ends today (Wednesday) at 5 p.m. Ballots may be cast downstairs […]

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