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 […]

Fayetteville eyes approval of 26 townhomes on 6 acres

Are more townhomes headed for Fayetteville?

Fayetteville eyes approval of 26 townhomes on 6 acres

The City Council Thursday night is set to decide if 26 new townhomes can be built on the eastern side of the city. Brent Scarborough wants to build the townhomes on six acres of land at 740 East Ga. Highway 54. The land is currently zoned R-22 and Scarborough wants the property rezoned to R-THC […]

King: ‘We have accountability problem’

Councilman wants ‘study’ of WASA controversy

King: ‘We have accountability problem’

There has been a lot of talk recently about the relationship between the Peachtree City Council and the Peachtree City Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA). [See Letter to the Editor.] Councilman Mike King on May 2 added a new wrinkle to the conversation by recommending an outside study to sort out and help resolve the […]

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 […]

9-home rezoning on Ebenezer Road gets Fayette OK

9-home rezoning on Ebenezer Road gets Fayette OK

A request to rezone 21.8 acres on Ebenezer Road south of Ga. Highway 54 for a nine-home subdivision was approved on April 25 by the Fayette County Commission. Currently zone A-R (agricultural-residential), staff said the R-70 (one unit/1-2 acres) zoning conforms with the current Fayette County Comprehensive Plan. Commissioner Steve Brown said that while the […]

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 […]

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