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, […]
You likely will pay more in property taxes this 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, […]
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 […]
Are more townhomes headed for Fayetteville?
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 […]
Graduates of Peachtree City’s 23rd adult CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) class were honored at the May 4 meeting of the Peachtree City Council. Mayor Vanessa Fleisch, second from left, and Chief Janet, second from right, joined the new graduates. Photo/Ben Nelms.
Councilman wants ‘study’ of WASA controversy
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Peachtree City Planning Commission on May 8 approved the conceptual site plan submitted by NAECO to add a 10,000 sq. ft. expansion to its facility. Founded in 1999, NAECO is a manufacturer and supplier of various electrical materials to a variety of industries. The 10,000 sq. ft. expansion is adjacent to the company’s 16,000 […]
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 […]