F’ville approves city part of Fayette County road plan


The Fayetteville City Council at its Nov. 18 meeting unanimously approved its list of proposed projects for the 2010 Fayette County Comprehensive Transportation Plan.

The resolution includes a wish list of proposed projects that will be forwarded to the county for consideration. The council also adopted a resolution that complies with the new state law on outside watering.

“Fayette County requested a resolution and Fayetteville worked with the county for the last few years,” city Director of Public Services Don Easterbrook told the council. “It is a guide for prioritizing projecting and it’s used by the ARC (Atlanta Regional Commission) for evaluating projects.”

Fayetteville’s contribution to the transportation plan is outlined in three tiers.

Tier 1 projects include the traffic signal at North Glynn Street and Lafayette Avenue, the Lafayette Avenue extension, the Ga. Highway 92 and Hood Avenue extension, access management on South Glynn Street from Grady Avenue to Georgia Avenue and downtown pedestrian improvements.

Tier 2 projects include intersection improvements at New Hope Road and Ga. Highway 85, an intersection reconfiguration at Lafayette Avenue and Tiger Trail, a connection at Industrial Way, Grady Road operational improvements, operational improvements to Washington Street and Carver Street, a curve alignment on White Road and the downtown Fayetteville Greenway System.

The sole Tier 3 project is a Hwy. 92 connector widening from Hwy. 85 to Jimmie Mayfield Boulevard.

Also at the meeting, the council heard the second reading and voted unanimously to approve an ordinance on outside watering that will put the city in compliance with recent changes in state law.

Though there are a number of exceptions included, the ordinance requires outside watering to be done between 4 p.m. and 10 a.m.

The ordinance pertains to the passage of Senate Bill 370 that was signed into law on June 1. The law requires that cities, counties and water suppliers incorporate into their ordinances the restrictions on watering outdoor landscaping. Once approved, watering can be done between the hours of 4 p.m. and 10 a.m. on any day of the week. The previous odd/even residential watering requirement is no longer applicable.

The exemptions included in the law extend to commercial agriculture, irrigation of food gardens, irrigation of newly installed or re-seeded turf for the first 30 days, drip irrigation or soaker hoses, alternative sources of water, hand watering with a shut-off hose, water from a private well, irrigation of plants for sale, irrigation of athletic fields, golf courses or public recreational turf, installation, maintenance or calibration of irrigation systems and hydroseeding.