News Line for Peachtree City

With split vote, Peachtree City calls in the dogs
The Peachtree City Police Department will be getting a new K9 to replace a police dog that recently retired from service.
Source: Fayette Citizen

Peachtree City mayor wants airport authority rep to stay on FCDA board
Proposed changes by the Fayette County Commission to the make-up of the Fayette County Development Authority (FCDA) board drew two requests by Peachtree City Mayor Vanessa Fleisch at the commission’s April 10 meeting.
Source: Fayette Citizen

Peachtree City wants input on entrance sign replacements
As Peachtree City has gotten older, some subdivision entry signs have started to show their age.
Source: Fayette Citizen

Assisted living facility pitched for east Peachtree City
A 52-unit assisted living facility is being proposed for a 4.7-acre lot off Walt Banks Road and Ga. Highway 54 in Peachtree City at the Lexington Circle commercial development. Because such a development is considered a multifamily project under the city’s zoning ordinance, the city council has been asked to lift the city’s moratorium on multi-family housing.
Source: Fayette Citizen

Peachtree City planners seek input on MacDuff Parkway rezoning
The two parcels are located off MacDuff Parkway, including a 17-acre site that was previously set aside for a new elementary school that never came to fruition and an 87-acre tract that is zoned for industrial use and borders the CSX railroad.
Source: Fayette Citizen

Need cited for more path, road money in Peachtree City
Peachtree City is falling behind on its road and cart path repaving and needs an infusion of capital over the next several years to catch up, the city council learned at a workshop meeting March 4.
Source: Fayette Citizen

Peachtree City eyes change in cop titles; ‘for profit’ rentals of The Fred to be discussed
With a relatively light agenda for its meeting Thursday night, the Peachtree City Council will consider a request to replace two sergeant positions in the criminal investigations division of the police department with two positions for detectives instead.
Source: Fayette Citizen

Council halts 54W light request
A proposal to add a new traffic light on Ga. Highway 54 West for a new shopping center ran into a logjam of its own Thursday night, as the Peachtree City Council voted unanimously to table the request indefinitely.
Source: Fayette Citizen

Hwy. 54W traffic light up for Peachtree City vote
Councilman King cites liability for cost, potential for substandard businesses without signal at Line Creek Drive next to Planterra.
Source: Fayette Citizen

Peachtree City Council may scrap citizen ethics committee
The Peachtree City Council will consider a big change to its ethics ordinance Thursday night. The new rules would ditch a committee of citizens sitting in judgment of all ethics complaints.
Source: Fayette Citizen

Peachtree City cops trade in old pistols for new standardized sidearms
Peachtree City police will be getting new sidearms for a song by trading in its current stock weapons for the new Glock 17 and Glock 26 models.
Source: Fayette Citizen

Developer: New Hwy. 54W light necessary ‘to get quality tenants’
One of the reasons the Peachtree City Council tabled voting on a request for a new traffic light on Ga. Highway 54 West last week was due to a lack of familiarity with the traffic study presented by Trinity Development.
Source: Fayette Citizen

Peachtree City to hire in-house crew to help with landscaping
In an effort to improve its landscaping results, the Peachtree City Council approved a proposal Thursday that will move some of the work back in-house while hiring three contractors to supplement the new city personnel.
Source: Fayette Citizen

Big rezoning on MacDuff: Wieland wants 238 homes on Peachtree City's westside
The largest residential rezoning request in quite some time will be presented in a workshop format to the Peachtree City Planning Commission Monday night.
Source: Fayette Citizen

Peachtree City tables 54W light, link to Planterra
The Peachtree City Council tonight postponed its decision on a potential traffic light for Ga. Highway 54 West and Line Creek Drive to serve a new shopping center.
Source: Fayette Citizen

Will there be a cart path to Senoia?
A potential cart path linking Peachtree City and Senoia will be discussed by the Peachtree City Council Thursday night.
Source: Fayette Citizen

Peachtree City may hire own in-house landscapers for parks, roads
A proposal to improve Peachtree City’s landscaping results involves the city hiring four full-time and two seasonal/temporary employees to handle landscaping along primary and secondary roads, along with city facilities and parks.
Source: Fayette Citizen

Peachtree City vote: 54W light, Planterra link
Thursday night the Peachtree City Council will consider a request to apply for a new traffic light on Ga. Highway 54 West at Line Creek Drive to serve a new shopping center.
Source: Fayette Citizen

New Peachtree City mayor: maintenance effort to continue
In her first State of the City address to the Peachtree City Rotary Club Thursday, new Mayor Vanessa Fleisch said the city would continue to improve maintenance and rejuvenate city facilities in the coming year.
Source: Fayette Citizen

54W corridor study gets $70K from Peachtre City Council
A $70,000 corridor study to gauge future improvements for traffic-choked Ga. Highway 54 West was approved Thursday night on a 3-2 vote of the Peachtree City Council.
Source: Fayette Citizen

Peachtree City Council talks annexing, communicating
With the exception of two large tracts on the northwest quadrant of Peachtree City above MacDuff Parkway, the city is nearly built out from a residential development standpoint.
Source: Fayette Citizen

Traffic study, cart paths top Peachtree City council agenda
Being down one councilman didn’t slow the Peachtree City Council down during its “goals and objectives” workshop all day Thursday.
Source: Fayette Citizen

All-day Peachtree City Council ‘orientation’ is Thursday
The new Peachtree City Council will hit the ground running Thursday with a “city council orientation meeting” that will help them set a course for the new year and beyond.
Source: Fayette Citizen

Peachtree City kicks off year with new mayor, new councilman
In front of a fairly packed house at City Hall, Vanessa Fleisch took her oath of office, becoming the first woman mayor in Peachtree City and Fayette County history.
Source: Fayette Citizen

Departments adopt open roads policy
A policy adopted by state agencies more than two years ago is finally making its way to city and county traffic enforcement agencies in Georgia.
Source: Fayette Citizen

Peachtree City finds funds for repairs to cart paths, roads
Peachtree City’s financial planners have figured out a way to plug the needed $1.5 million in road and cart path funding into the budget for future fiscal years without needing a commensurate property tax increase ... or any other type of new funding mechanism.
Source: Fayette Citizen

Peachtree City approves $10K to fund its share of new countywide visioning plan
An effort to develop a community-driven strategic plan for Fayette County’s future got a shot of support from the Peachtree City Council Thursday night.
Source: Fayette Citizen

Peachtree City spends unexpected $800K windfall
Two-thirds of the money will go toward urgent bridge repair projects and one culvert repair project. The other $290,000 will go toward information technology services both in the form of a contractor and a new employee for the IT department.
Source: Fayette Citizen

Peachtree City approves service goals, admin changes for fire department
The Peachtree City Fire Department has a new set of goals to shoot for in terms of response times.
Source: Fayette Citizen

Peachtree City condemns property for stormwater improvement project
In a rare move Thursday, the Peachtree City Council had to condemn small portions of two tracts of land so they could proceed with a stormwater upgrade project in the Wynnmeade subdivision.
Source: Fayette Citizen

Peachtree City buys 7 new police cars for fleet
Peachtree City will be getting new police cruisers after a $199,290 bid was approved for seven new Chevy Caprice models last week.
Source: Fayette Citizen

Police, fire study seen as ‘positive’ for Peachtree CIty with no major changes sought
The Peachtree City Council got a detailed overview Thursday night that recommended mostly minor changes to the city’s police and fire departments following an intensive investigation conducted by Matrix Consulting Group.
Source: Fayette Citizen

Budget crunch looms for new Peachtree City mayor
Last week’s runoff election for the mayor’s post in Peachtree City ended with current Councilwoman Vanessa Fleisch wrapping up the win with 72 percent of the vote over challenger and former Mayor Harold Logsdon.
Source: Fayette Citizen

Leaders explain community visioning to Peachtree City Council
Representatives of the Fayette County Visioning Initiative made a presentation to the Peachtree City Council Thursday night to explain how they are working to create a countywide community development plan.
Source: Fayette Citizen

Mayor-elect Fleisch looks to ‘new day’ for Peachtree City
With a resounding 72 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s runoff election, Vanessa Fleisch will become Peachtree City’s first woman mayor on Jan. 1.
Source: Fayette Citizen

Peachtree City Fire Dept. study: Cut officers, hire EMTs
If Peachtree City follows a recommendation from a study of the Fire Department, it will flatten some of the command structure of the department and put more paramedics on active duty.
Source: Fayette Citizen

Peachtree City Council eyes Wynnmade condemnation for drainage
For the first time in a long time, the Peachtree City Council is expected to use the power of eminent domain Thursday night, in a small way at least.
Source: Fayette Citizen

Fleisch wins Peachtree City mayor's race
With all votes counted -- Vanessa Fleisch has won the Peachtree City mayor's race 2,282 to 881 over Harold Logsdon in the runoff election.
Source: Fayette Citizen

Peachtree City's mayor’s race to be settled Tuesday
Perhaps you got wrapped up in Thanksgiving prep, or a bad case of the Black Friday jitters. But there is still an election to settle in Peachtree City: determining who will be the mayor for the next four years starting in January.
Source: Fayette Citizen

Peachtree City coasts through Obamacare this year
The federal Affordable Care Act, often referred to as Obamacare, will have relatively little impact on the medical insurance offered to Peachtree City employees this year, the city council was told Thursday night.
Source: Fayette Citizen

Peachtree City sewer contract working on root problems in pipes
For the past year and a half, the Peachtree City Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) has been assessing the condition of its sewer system with the help of Solo unmanned inspection robots and similar technologies from RedZone Robotics.
Source: Fayette Citizen

Peachtree City to swear in Mike King, vote on $1.1M loan
Peachtree City will get its first new council member Thursday night, as it is expected to approve a five-year financing plan for $1.17 million to purchase public safety vehicles, computers and other equipment.
Source: Fayette Citizen

Imker parodies Obamacare, seeks impact on Peachtree City health insurance plan
Peachtree City staff are slated to present a report to the City Council at its Nov. 21 meeting about how the federal Affordable Care Act, often referred to as Obamacare, will impact the city’s bottom line in the future.
Source: Fayette Citizen

Haddix out as runoff set for Peachtree City mayor’s seat
The job isn’t over for Peachtree City voters, who will need to choose between Vanessa Fleisch or Harold Logsdon to be their next mayor in a runoff election Dec. 3 since no one in the five-candidate field got more than 50 percent of the vote.
Source: Fayette Citizen

Peachtree City cops to get new software
The Peachtree City Police Department will be getting a new electronic records management system to replace its 15-year-old software.
Source: Fayette Citizen

Peachtree City reviewing 2nd facilities bond for $2.5 million
It won’t require a tax increase, but the Peachtree City Council is facing a decision in coming months on a proposed second round of funding for improvements and repairs to facilities and amenities.
Source: Fayette Citizen

Peachtree City to spend $265K on police data system
Thursday night, the Peachtree City Council is slated to consider spending $265,000 on a new records management system for the police department.
Source: Fayette Citizen

Voters sack sales tax; Haddix out as Peachtree City mayor
A majority of Fayette voters said "no" to a proposed countywide sales tax, and while Peachtree City residents elected three councilmembers, they will face a Dec. 3 runoff election to decide whether Vanessa Fleisch or Harold Logsdon will be their next mayor.
Source: Fayette Citizen

Peachtree City candidates report donations
With Peachtree City voters on the cusp of answering political questions in Tuesday’s election, a look at the campaign disclosure forums filed by the candidates could be telling, depending on how deep you want to read into the political tea leaves.
Source: Fayette Citizen

Up for vote: SPLOST, 4 Peachtree City Council posts
Friday is the last day for early voting at the Peachtree City Library in advance of the official Election Day Tuesday, when Peachtree City residents will pick a mayor and three of four city council members and weigh in on a proposed county-wide sales tax.
Source: Fayette Citizen

Peachtree City plans to spend $1.6 million to fix Kedron dams
The Peachtree City Council is expected to vote Thursday to approve a $1.65 million bid to rehabilitate two city-owned dams in the Kedron area to prevent a failure that could endanger life or property downstream.
Source: Fayette Citizen