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 […]

Peachtree City considers lower tax rate

City Manager Jon Rorie

Peachtree City considers lower tax rate

A June 22 workshop on the proposed Fiscal Year 2018 budget had the Peachtree City Council receiving a projection that the millage rate be lowered by .254 mills. Presented by City Manager Jon Rorie and city staff, the budget is proposed to include approximately $34.88 million in revenues and approximately $34.47 million in expenditures. The […]

Fayetteville sees uptick in 2018 budget

Finance Director Mike Bush

Fayetteville sees uptick in 2018 budget

Fayetteville’s staff and City Council are currently holding staff meetings to get further input on this year’s proposed $13.5 million general fund budget. “This is a conservative budget,” said Finance Director Mike Bush, when he rolled out the facts and figures to the City Council June 15. While he said county tax officials said Fayetteville’s […]

College recognizes first responders

Georgia Military College Executive Director Scott F. “Rock” Donahue meets with Fayetteville and Fayette County public safety staff at the school’s First Responders Day event held June 15 at the Fayetteville campus. Photo/Ben Nelms.

College recognizes first responders

Georgia Military College in Fayetteville on June 15 held its inaugural First Responder Day Recognition and Appreciation event. GMC Executive Director Scott F. “Rock” Donahue said the occasion will become an annual event. The event served a dual-purpose that combined the recognition day with a mock drill scenario for training purposes. “Since our opening on […]

245-home Senoia seniors project gets easement OK

245-home Senoia seniors project gets easement OK

The proposed East Village development in Senoia has now cleared one objection the city had previously voiced. Developer Dennis Drewyer appeared at the Senoia City Council meeting Monday night and announced the city had obtained a right of way easement on Ga. Highway 85. Originally proposed in mid-2016, McIntosh Trail Properties proposed 245 homes for […]

West Village subdivision receives 1 OK, 1 not yet

Members of the Peachtree City Planning Commission include, from left, J.T. Rabun, Jack Bernard, Chairman Frank Destadio, Aaron Daily and Lisa Curtis. Photo/Ben Nelms.

West Village subdivision receives 1 OK, 1 not yet

Conceptual plat plans for two phases of the Everton subdivision in the West Village got mixed reviews by the Peachtree City Planning Commission on June 12. One of the items was approved while other failed to get an OK. It was noted at the meeting that no project representatives were in attendance. City planning staff […]

Sprinkle this: Pinewood Forrest gets development OK from Fayetteville

Members of the Fayetteville City Council include, from left, council members Harlan Shirley, Kathleen Brewer and Paul Oddo, Mayor Ed Johnson and council members Jim Williams and Scott Stacy. Also pictured are City Manager Ray Gibson and City Clerk Anne Barksdale. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Sprinkle this: Pinewood Forrest gets development OK from Fayetteville

The Fayetteville City Council on June 13 put the finishing touches on the development agreement for the large Pinewood Forrest residential and commercial development on Veterans Parkway. The development agreement covers a multitude of areas, though what was essentially the primary area of concern at the June 12 workshop dealt with sprinkler systems in the […]