THREE OPEN POSITIONS ON THE FAYETTE COUNTY PUBLIC FACILITIES AUTHORITY
ONE OPEN POSITION ON THE FAYETTE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE
TRAFFIC DELAYS EXPECTED
Multiple events in Fayetteville and Fayette County on June 3rd will cause traffic delays. Please use caution and expect delays at Highway 279 and Highway 54.
PUBLIC LIBRARY WILL CLOSE EARLY JUNE 3rd
The Fayette County Library will close at 4 p.m. on June 3rd in observance of the Bicentennial Celebration of the city of Fayetteville.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS
Public hearings will be held by the Board of Commissioners of Fayette County on its proposed budget for the upcoming 2024 Fiscal Year which begins July 1, 2023 and ends June 30, 2024. The first hearing will be held on June 8, 2023, and the second hearing will be held on June 22, 2023. Both hearings will be held in the Public Meeting Room of the Fayette County Administrative Complex at 140 Stonewall Avenue West in Fayetteville, at 5:00 p.m. A summary of proposed appropriations for the County’s various funds as of May 25, 2023, including the Fayette County Water System, is viewable here.
Fayette County Zoning Board of Appeals announces a SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Location: Fayette County Administrative Complex Public Meeting Room
Date and time: June 12, 2023 7:00 P.M.
The purpose of this meeting is to discuss:
Petition No. A-838-23, Willie Montgomery and Laquinta M. Montgomery, Owner, request the following: Variance to Section 110-137. R-40 (d) (6), to reduce the side yard setback from 30 feet to 14 feet to allow existing detached accessory structure (garage) to remain on flag lot per Sec. 110-106. The subject property is located in Land Lot 164 of the 5th District and fronts on Victoria Drive.
Petition No. A-839-23, Parker Wright and Roxana Wright, Owner, request the following: 1) Variance to Sec. 110-125. A-R, (d) (4) a. 2., to reduce the front yard setback from 100 feet to 32 feet to allow existing accessory structure to remain. 2) Variance to Sec. 110-125. A-R, (d) (2) to reduce the lot width from 250 feet to 216 feet to allow for existing accessory structure to remain. 3) Variance to Sec. 110-125. A-R, (d) (6) to reduce the side yard setback from 50 feet to 25 feet to allow existing accessory structure (Conex). The subject property is located in Land Lot 3 of the 3rd District and fronts on Mask Road.
Petition No. A-840-23, NWE18, LLC, Owner and Adam Kaye, Attorney/Agent, request the following: Appeal to Sec. 110-207. - Appeals. and Sec. 110-242. - Powers and duties. Appeal the decision of the Zoning administrator/director of Planning & Zoning with regard to interpretation, administration and enforcement. The subject property is located in Land Lot 126 of the 5th District and fronts on Georgia Highway 54 W.
ONE OPEN UNEXPIRED POSITION ON THE FAYETTE COUNTY HOSPITAL AUTHORITY
The City of Fayetteville announces all lanes of Highway 54 closed at the project bridge installation site beginning Saturday, June 3 at 10:00 p.m. to Sunday, June 4 at 5:00 a.m. To learn more about the closure, bridge install and impact to travel, visit… https://fayetteville-ga.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=252
Fayette County, GA - Readers of all ages are invited to sign up for this summer’s reading challenge. Anchored in the theme “All Together Now,” the library is encouraging people from all walks of life to find joy in reading.
“Summer reading is a great way for families to bond and develop a love of reading and learning,” Fayette County Library Director Michelle Bennett-Copeland said. “During summer reading, children have access to experiences that further their sense of discovery. Adults can learn new skills and form relationships that enhance their lives, too,” she said.
Read the Full Press Release here.
Fayette County, G.A. – Fayette County started the construction phase of the roundabout project at the intersection of Redwine Road, Bernhard Road, and Peachtree Parkway.
The intersection, currently an all‐way stop, will be a single lane roundabout with multi-use paths along all approaches to the intersection. Each approach will have a pedestrian/golf cart crossing. The purpose of the project is to improve safety and traffic flow for vehicles, pedestrians, bicyclists, and golf carts.
The initial phase of construction includes clearing and utility relocations. This work is underway and will continue through May 29, 2023. Periodic lane closures may be necessary, but no major traffic delays are expected during this phase.
Physical construction of the roundabout and multi-use path system will begin on or after May 30, 2023, and will continue through early 2024. No full road closures are anticipated during construction of the roundabout; however, travel delays and occasional, temporary lane closures should be expected when traveling through the work zone. Motorists are asked to exercise caution, reduce speed, and allow for additional travel time for trips in the area. Temporary traffic control signs will be in place advising drivers of construction work, traffic shifts or restrictions.
This project, along with the adjacent path project currently under construction along Redwine Road, are funded by the 2017 SPLOST.
For additional information, please contact Fayette County at 770-320-6010 or SPLOST@fayettecountyga.gov.
Fayette County, G.A. - Inman Road will be closed to all thru-traffic between SR 92 and Hilo Road beginning on May 30 and will reopen by July 14, weather permitting. The work consists of demolishing the existing double 96-inch corrugated metal pipes, each 37 linear feet, and replacing them with 56 LF double 8’X8’ reinforced concrete box culverts. North Georgia Concrete is the contractor responsible for the project. This is a 2017 SPLOST Category II Tier II project. For more information, please email SPLOST@fayettecountyga.gov or call 770-305-5410..
The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) has launched an online survey to gather input for a major update to the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), the region’s long-term blueprint that guides transportation investments and envisions a better future.
The survey asks respondents their views on a wide range of topics that are key to long-range planning, including transportation, housing, technology, and the environment. Questions include:
“This plan update comes during a period of strong regional growth and breathtaking change, as technology advances, our climate changes, and federal priorities shift. It’s imperative that we develop a forward-thinking plan that meets the needs of our diverse communities,” said Anna Roach, Executive Director & CEO at ARC.
The survey is part of a robust public participation process to support the MTP update that includes partnership with local governments, focus groups and public meetings, and a public comment period. The plan is expected to be adopted in early 2024.
For more information about the Metropolitan Transportation Plan and take the survey, visit atlantaregional.org/mtpupdate
Fayette County, GA – “No significant deficiencies were noted during the inspection”. These are the findings of the once-every-three-years Sanitary Survey of the Fayette County Water System received last October. The survey is a thorough inspection of all source water, treatment process, storage, and distribution system records and equipment. Verification of proper licensing for Water Treatment Plant Operators, Lab Analysts, Maintenance Technicians, and Distribution Operators is included in the review process. Water quality standards set forth by the federal Safe Drinking Water Act as well as the State of Georgia Rules for Safe Drinking Water are the metrics for a successful survey.
The Fayette County Water System’s Water Quality Lab was re-certified by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GA EPD) for microbiological analysis following an audit conducted on April 11. The audit included inspection of the lab’s quality control manual and standard operating procedures, quality control data, compliance records, and proficiency testing records in addition to continuing education records, including laboratory ethics training records.
"These high marks are a testament to water system staff's continued commitment to the producing the highest quality drinking water for our customers,” said Vanessa Tigert, Director, Fayette County Water System.
To read the latest Fayette County Water System’s Consumer Confidence Report, please visit: https://fayettecountyga.gov/water/AQReports/2022-Annual-Water-Quality-Report.pdf
Fayette County, GA - In the next few weeks, Fayette County property owners will be receiving assessment notices reflecting the value placed on their properties for ad valorem tax purposes. What will not be shown on these notices is a property tax credit of approximately $500 on homesteaded properties.
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed into law on March 13, 2023 a one-time Property Tax Relief Grant to refund $950 million in property tax credits back to homestead owners. This will be accomplished by reducing the assessed value of Georgia homesteads by $18,000. The actual amount of the tax credit is determined by applying the county’s millage rate to the $18,000 reduction in assessed value.
Fayette County, G.A. - Fayette County officials want to thank the citizens of Fayette County for voting during yesterday’s 2023 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax Referendum special election. According to the unofficial report, a total of 5,788 votes were cast.
Read the Full Press Release Here.
March 10, 2023
Fayette County, G.A. - Fayette County officials broke ground on a new Animal Shelter facility Thursday. The 6,000-square feet facility will be nestled on a 4-acre site off Highway 74 South in Peachtree City. The shelter is set to open late 2023 to early 2024. The new location will double the capacity of the current shelter and will house 52 dogs.
Read the full press release here.
Fayette County, GA – “What will you do after you graduate from high school?” is a question many students answer. More than a dozen students at Fayette LIFE Academy learned about an effective path to public service careers.
The Public Works Club is a partnership between Fayette County Government and the Fayette County School System. The club is designed to teach students about career opportunities that may be overlooked.
The January 11 meeting started with refreshments and an overview of the program.
“This was an introduction to job opportunities in Public Works,” Steve Hoffman, Director of Fayette County’s Road Department said.
“Public Works departments that are involved are Road, Environmental Management Department, Fleet, Engineering, and Water System,” he said.
Students learned about what each department does to serve the county. Bradley Klinger, Assistant Director of the Road Department, said he hopes the students will appreciate the experience.
“We hope high school students will look into Public Works jobs when they complete their schooling as an alternative to retail and service industries. These available jobs can be from local governments such as Fayette County or one of the many private sector companies,” Klinger said.
“The students will understand these skills are learnable and do not require a college education,” he said.
Social Studies Teacher Kenneth James said the club will offer in-depth learning about various careers in Public Works.
“The goal of the club is twofold. The first is to provide students with an insight into potential career opportunities that aren't traditionally pushed in high school. The club will give students an opportunity to learn about a variety of topics in Public Works including the operation of large construction equipment and how it relates to video games, underground utilities, GIS (digital mapping) with drone technology, surveying, equipment, and large truck repair, how drinking water is purified and transported from the facility to homes and customer service,” James said.
“We hope this exposure can turn into career opportunities for our young people. The club can also serve as a pipeline for Fayette County Public Works to train and recruit young people into the industry,” he said.
Student Esteban Guzman, 18, said the first meeting of the Public Works Club exceeded his expectations.
“I thought it was going to be something basic like going up there and cleaning up the road but it’s way more fun than that: it’s three times better than I expected,” he said.
“I was thinking about going to college but now with this club, I will be able to learn about new experiences and activities I can learn,” Guzman said.
After the classroom presentation, students gathered outside to operate a Grapple Truck. Fayette County Road Department employees coached students on how to use the grapple to lift and lower a heavy tree trunk. William Destine said the experience reminded him of playing video games.
“The controls were actually easy, just like a (video) game. I had fun doing that because I do love playing games. It was way more advanced than what they were telling us. When I got up there, there were two joy sticks that I had to use so that was pretty cool,” Destine said.
“I hope to learn everything and anything that I can from now on. And just pick out new job opportunities. I’m glad that I came out here and I really enjoyed myself today.”
M'Kenzie Gaddis, 17, said the first meeting of the club gave her a big picture of Public Works.
“I thought it was cool how everything came together at the end. I think Public Works is important because it keeps the environment safe,” Gaddis said.
“I think Public Works is a pretty good career choice. If you don’t know what to do after high school, I’d say go for it. You’ll make good money and everything,” she said.
The Public Works Club meets twice a month. For more information, please email Bradley Klinger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fayette County Commission holds regular meetings on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 5:00pm in the Administrative Complex located at 140 Stonewall Avenue West, Fayetteville, GA 30214.
Fayette County Commissioner District Map
The Fayette County Water System is a part of Fayette County government, under the direction of the Fayette County Board of Commissioners, with a Water Committee acting as an advisory committee to the Board.
The Fayette County Department of Public Works recently completed four comprehensive corridor studies: State Route 279, Tyrone – Palmetto Road, Sandy Creek Road, and Banks Road.
Fayette County’s Board of Commissioners approved a referendum for a one-cent special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST) that will fund transportation, stormwater infrastructure, and public safety. It was approved by voters on March 21, 2017.
Fayette County Government offers online services and payment options for many departments, such as water and other utilities, property tax payments and more.
Official Fayette County Government department ordinances, documents and forms are available in PDF format for download.
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Due to minimal enrollment, the Fayette County Emergency Management Agency is discontinuing the use of the CodeRED Mass Notification system. However, it's important for all citizens to maintain the ability to receive warnings through multiple means. All citizens should obtain and use an NOAA Weather Radio at home, as well as any other means of receiving alerts possible, including smartphone apps, television, radio, etc. to maintain awareness of hazards that may arise. Please go to https://gema.georgia.gov/readygov for more information on family, business, and travel preparedness.
Fayette County Administration
140 Stonewall Avenue West
Fayetteville, Georgia 30214