City News - September 2022

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CITY NEWS SEPTEMBER 2022 Check out the “Mayor on The Bear” radio series! See page 2 City Council adopts 2022 Comprehensive Plan Update See pages 4-5

Welcome new City personnel

The City of Fayetteville in August welcomed new Code Enforcement Officer Travell Daniels (right) along with Chelsea Siemen, who now serves as Deputy City Clerk & Records Custodian.

Ed Dorsey retires from Public Services

The City of Fayetteville bid a fond farewell to Ed Dorsey, who retired from Public Services after more than five years of service. He began working for the Fayetteville Water Department in 2017, and he later moved to Public Works, where he spent a lot of his time looking after City Center Park.

Dorsey is pictured (left) with his daughter Zipporah and City Manager Ray Gibson.

August Employee Award winners

The Employee Award winners for the Month of August were: Employee of the Month Award - Carleetha Talmadge, Finance & Administrative Services

Superior Customer Service AwardMelissa Jackson, Public Services Excellence Communication Award - Alyssa Hill, Finance and Administrative Services

A special reception for the July, August, and September Employee Award winners will be held in October.

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City to celebrate 200th in 2023

The City of Fayetteville was officially established as a town in 1823, and City leaders will celebrate that 200th anniversary in 2023.

Mayor Ed Johnson and City Manager Ray Gibson have formed a committee including Main Street Fayetteville staff and other City personnel, who are planning a few smaller events that will lead up to a larger celebration weekend in the spring. Throughout the year, the City will also celebrate the bicentennial in other creative ways.

More details will be shared soon on the City’s website and social media as well as through collaboration with local media. In the meantime, anyone with ideas and questions may contact Main Street Program + Events Manager Jillian Mason: jmason@ fayetteville-ga.gov.

On the cover: Mayor on The Bear

Mayor Ed Johnson (center) is pictured on the cover along with Robbie Ashley (left) and Cal Cross, who make up the Half & Half Morning Show on The Bear 92.5 FM. The radio station is conveniently located on the Historic Courthouse Square here in Downtown Fayetteville.

Several years ago, Mayor Johnson was invited to participate periodically in live, on-air segments of the morning show, but then COVID-19 slowed things down. This summer, those segments resumed, and the Mayor can be heard live on the Fourth Thursday of each month in the 8 a.m. news slot.

Archived “Mayor on The Bear” segments are also found on the City’s website, Facebook page, and YouTube channel.

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This photo shows the west side of the Old Courthouse Square in 1902.

Sneak peek: The new FFD safety education vehicle

Fire Department announces improved ISO rating

Fayetteville Fire Chief Linda Black announced that her department received its latest Insurance Services Office (ISO) Public Protection Classification, and their score improved from 3/3x to 2/2x effective December 1. ISO assigns PPC ratings

ranging from a Class 1 (highest) to a Class 10 (lowest) based on a jurisdiction’s fire department capabilities (50% of score), water system (40% of score), and call processing (911) systems (10% of score). Out of 39,850 departments evaluated by ISO, only 2,117 or

SOCIAL CHATTER

One of the hottest topics on the City’s Facebook page in September was the opening of Chicken Salad Chick on Highway 85 North in Fayetteville.

“Love the food here!! So happy you came to Fayetteville!” - RAC

“Welcome!!! Sooo happy you’re here and that we get to enjoy you locally now!” - BWR

5.3% are rated as a Class 2 or higher.

Many insurance companies use the ISO PPC rating and actual fire loss data to determine insurance rates.

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Have you seen the Fayetteville Fire Department’s new fire safety education vehicle? You will see it at several events in the coming weeks, including the Fayette County Public Safety Fall Festival on October 14.

City adopts new five-year Comprehensive Plan

The Fayetteville City Council has adopted the Comprehensive Plan 2022 Update, which is an important guidance document based on a vision for future growth and development within the City of Fayetteville. The plan addresses land use, housing, economic development, transportation, parks and recreation, and natural resources, with a strong focus on how land is used, developed, and/or conserved.

The City’s current Comprehensive Plan was adopted in 2017 and since that time, Fayetteville has experienced significant population growth

and economic development. The 2022 Update builds on the previous plan and provides a five-year update as required by Georgia’s local planning rules centered around reevaluating key elements.

A downloadable version of the Comprehensive Plan 2022 Update is available at Fayetteville-GA.gov/222.

Further updates to the Comprehensive Plan will be made to accommodate the City’s new Unified Development Ordinance, which is expected to be adopted in the coming months.

Trail Study Survey still available for public input

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September’s Trail Study Open House at Fayetteville City Hall
was a great time to collect more resident input on the City’s Trail Study, but that opportunity is still open. Fact sheets and paper surveys are available at the City Hall information desk. An online survey is available at www.Fayetteville-GA.gov/TrailStudy.
CONSTRUCTION IN THE COMMUNITY Development updates from around Fayetteville Construction locations within the City 11-13 10 4 6-7 1 5 1. The former Melear’s Barbecue restaurant is being re-purposed as a new restaurant. 2 3 9 Visit the Citizen Engagement Portal to learn more about major construction projects in the community and more! 8 6 - September 2022
2. The Dixon Farms neighborhood is being built adjacent to the Publix Shopping Center on Highway 85 South. 3. The Artistic Dentistry building is under construction at the Kathi Avenue/Church Street roundabout. 4. Construction continues on the Walton Communities multi-use development by City Center Park. 5. Lafayette Townhomes construction has begun on Lafayette Avenue near the Highway 54 intersection.
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6. Residential construction has begun in the mixed-use development along Highway 85 North. 7. Retail construction continues in the Satterfield mixed-use development along Highway 85 North. 8. The former Dick’s Sporting Goods store in the Fayette Pavilion shopping center will soon be an At Home store. 9. The former Ruby Tuesday’s across from Fayette Pavilion will soon become an Outback Steakhouse.
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10. Town at Trilith’s Central Park is nearing completion.
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Additional streets of unique homes are continually underway at the Town at Trilith neighborhood. 11. The hotel in the Town at Trilith neighborhood is now under construction. 12. Town at Trilith’s Capstone project will have ENZO, which opens soon, as its cornerstone.

FAYETTEVILLE BUSINESSES STARTED IN AUGUST

3D SOLUTIONS INC. 110 N 85 PKWY

AMCARE ENTERPRISES INC. DBA AMCARE MEDICAL CLINIC

284 HIGHWAY 314 STE E

BEAR-2-ARM TACTICAL LLC 101 DEVANT ST STE 607A

BEAUTY 21 ACADEMY INC 113 BANKS STA

BRAID RETREAT LLC 115 PROMENADE PKWY STE A/309

BSL AUTO TRADERS, LLC 115 COMMERCE DR STE E12

ELITE BALANCE 101 DEVANT ST STE 607B

ELITE FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION INC 320 LANIER AVE W STE 200

ENVISION IT AUTO, LLC 115 COMMERCE DR STE E3

FRANK TRUCKS, LLC 90 COMMERCE DR STE B10

GAZILA MOTORS, LLC 90 COMMERCE DR STE B44

JJ AUTOPRO SALES, LLC 90 COMMERCE DR STE B20

KASIAN BROS. INC 1360 HIGHWAY 85 N STE B

KATHIE L ELDRIDGE@ THE ENVY SALON 415 GLYNN ST S

KIM KIND MASSAGE THERAPY 101 DEVANT ST STE 607D

MANE HAIR ART INC 127 PAVILION PKWY STE A

MBS EQUIPMENT COMPANY

563 SANDY CREEK RD

MOMMY MEAN BIZNESS LLC 320 LANIER AVE W STE 200

ORTHOXPRESS BONE & JOINT CENTER OF FAYETTEVILLE

104 N PARK DR

PEAS IN A POD 3 547 LANIER AVE E

PROFESSIONAL NURSING ASSOCIATES OF GEORGIA LLC

110 HABERSHAM DR STE 152

R & K WELLNESS CLINIC 284 HIGHWAY 314 STE E

RAA MOTORS, LLC 115 COMMERCE DR STE E9 RAZA AUTO GROUP, LLC 90 COMMERCE DR STE B35

REMEDY SPA & SALON SUITES 1240 HIGHWAY 54 W STE 405 SUPER TOBACCO AND VAPE 790 GLYNN ST S STE D

THE SKIN SOCIETY LLC 300 TRILITH PKWY STE 215

TRILITH OUTDOORS LLC 362 VETERANS PKWY

UNITED SITE SERVICES INC 500 SANDY CREEK RD BLDG 2007

WE BALL SPORTS LLC 205 PROMENADE PKWY

WELL3PLUS COLLABORATIVE CARE, LLC

320 LANIER AVE W STE 200

representatives helped Chicken Salad Chick open their new Fayetteville location on September 21.

City of Fayetteville and Fayette Chamber of Commerce

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11 - September 2022 38 SPECIAL RESCHEDULED TO NOVEMBER 11
Southern rockers 38 Special will play at Brightmoor Southern Ground Amphitheater on Friday, November 11. The band was originally scheduled to play October 1, but event organizers changed the date due to Hurricane Ian.
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