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City Manager’s Bi-Weekly Report 240 South Glynn Street • Fayetteville, Georgia 30214 770-461-6029 •

April 16, 2018

Police or Fire Emergency 911 Police Non-Emergency 770-461-4441 Fire Non-Emergency 770-461-4548 City Hall 770-461-6029 City Manager 770-719-4144 Water & Sewer 770-460-4237 Water & Sewer After-Hours 770-997-5189 Public Works 770-460-4230 Main Street Fayetteville 770-719-4173 Code Enforcement 770-719-4150 City Court 770-719-4277 Building Permits 770-719-4062 Burn Permits 770-719-4051 Job Line 770-719-4182 Public Information Officer 770-719-4147

Pictured are Planning and Zoning Department Administrative Assistant Geneva Walker (left), Whitewater High School intern Chase Johnson and Fayette County High School intern Olivia Bailey.

City Hall intern experience offers sharper outlook to high school students Olivia Bailey and Chase Johnson, who will soon be graduating Fayette County High School and Whitewater High School, respectively, are only a few months away from heading off to college, and they both say they feel better prepared for their futures because of the months they have spent interning at Fayetteville City Hall. Bailey, who works with the Finance Department, has been on board since June. “It’s been nice,” she said, adding that her previous job was at a restaurant and that she has enjoyed the more professional nature of working at City Hall. “I think I’ll be able to deal with people better now. This has made me more outgoing.” Bailey says the process of applying for the internship in itself was a stretching experience. Both she and Johnson were selected from applicants in the AV Pride leadership program, which represents all five high schools in Fayette County. Johnson, who began his internship in

January, works in Planning and Zoning. “I enjoy working here,” Johnson said. “It’s been an eye-opening experience doing the back office jobs like printing and filing. It’s been really interesting learning about developers and the process they have to go through. It’s been pretty cool.” Bailey says she hasn’t settled on a college yet, but she may attend Xavier University in Lousiana. She will study biology and hopes to be a neurologist some day. Johnson has corporate law on his mind. He plans to attend George Washington University in Washington, D.C. “The City of Fayetteville council and staff welcome the opportunity to work with the youth of our city,” said Mayor Ed Johnson. “We have enjoyed having Chase and Olivia working with the staff during this period. Their contributions as conscientious young people are beneficial to the City. We wish them great success in all of their future endeavors.”

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City supports local food drive Join Fayetteville brothers Andrew and Brycen as they help fight childhood hunger! Andrew’s Fun & Helpful Community, based in Fayetteville, is hosting a “Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds” food drive on Saturday, April 28, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Fayette County Library. Featuring book readings and prize drawings, the event highlights the fact that many children in Georgia live in poverty and may not know from day to day if they will get the food they need. The “Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds” food drive is an opportunity for the community to donate non-perishable items, which will be passed along to local charity Fayette Samaritans. If you will not be able to attend the April 28 event, those interested may make their non-perishable food donations at Fayetteville City Hall, 240 South Glynn Street. A donation box has been placed in the lobby for this purpose. Click here to download the Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds press release.

Ray Gibson


Ed Johnson Mayor Pro-Tem Council Member

Paul Oddo Council Members

Harlan Shirley

Here Andrew Fleming (right) is pictured with Fayetteville Mayor Ed Johnson.

Kathaleen Brewer

Our Vision

Fayetteville shall be a city of innovation and opportunity that fosters a vibrant and welcoming community for all.

Our Mission

To provide efficient and effective municipal services to the community through a culture of transparent leadership, excellence and teamwork. Rich Hoffman

Scott Stacy

Our Values

The City employees, the City Council and all of our City-related boards will always function in a way that reflects well on the City and is in alignment with our vision and mission. The Core Values we will use to make decisions and guide our behavior are to: Be responsive; Act as one team; Act with integrity; be fully accountable.

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Living History Day kicks off Georgia Cities Week in Fayetteville Georgia Cities Week in Fayetteville begins Saturday, April 21, with Living History Day at the HollidayDorsey-Fife Museum 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Reenactors in 1800s dress will guide guests around the property, and docents will offer free tours of the museum throughout the day. Outside, children will play traditional 1850s games while artisans will demonstrate blacksmithing, wheelwrighting and more. As well, a Fayette Rocks Kindness Project booth will offer history-themed painting opportunities. Sunday, April 22, will be Prayer Day, which is an open opportunity for people of faith to pray for their local governments. Winners of our recent Fayetteville Photography Contest will be celebrated on Monday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to noon in the City Hall lobby. A reception will be held to give the public the opportunity to meet the photographers and see their framed winning entries, which will decorate the lobby for the next year. Tuesday, April 24, is Public Safety Day, also taking place in the freshly-redecorated Fayetteville City Hall lobby. The Fayetteville Fire Department and the Fayetteville Police Department will have displays set up, including giveaways for children. Also throughout the day, the city will issue multimedia public service announcements. The popular Shred & Recycle Day is Wednesday, April 25, 9 a.m. to noon in the Fayetteville City Hall parking lot. Bring your paper documents to be shredded for free, and bring your old electronics (no televisions) to be recycled. Personnel will be on hand to assist. The American Red Cross will host a blood donation drive at Fayetteville City Hall on Thursday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the City Council Chambers. Main Street Fayetteville’s first Lunch on the Lawn for 2018 will take place on Friday, April 27, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the Old Courthouse Lawn. Sponsored by Heritage Bank Fayetteville, this highly social event features live music by Papa Nate Page 3

Living History Day will take place on Saturday, April 21, at the Holliday-Dorsey-Fife Museum, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bennett, boxed lunches for sale by Firehouse Subs, and desserts provided on a donation basis by the MOMS Club of Fayetteville. Some tables and chairs will be provided, but feel free to bring your own blankets, chairs and picnics. The final day of Georgia Cities Week in Fayetteville is Saturday, April 28, when we will end the celebration with three events on the same day. The first event is Community Clean-Up Day, which is a call to city residents to get together and clean up streets, curbs and sidewalks in their neighborhoods and subdivisions from 8 a.m. to noon. The second event is the return of the fun Historic Downtown Fayetteville Scavenger Hunt from noon to 3 p.m., which will start and finish on the back porch of the Holliday-Dorsey-Fife Museum. The final event is the second-annual Church Street Park Festival, 3-6 p.m., co-hosted by Main Street Fayetteville and the MOMS Club of Fayetteville. Georgia Cities Week is an invention of the Georgia Municipal Association, and its purpose is to highlight the ways municipalities improve quality of life for residents and for the wider community. Visit for up-to-date details on all of these Georgia Cities Week activities. Call Deputy City Clerk Valerie Glass at 770-719-4144 with any questions. Bi-Weekly Report - April 16, 2018

Fayetteville 2018 Photography Contest winners to be revealed Thursday, April 19

This photograph of Fayetteville’s Courthouse Square was not one of the Photography Contest entries.

Dozens of photographers participated in the City of Fayetteville’s first-ever photography contest, and judges have determined the winners, whose entries will be displayed in the City Hall lobby for a year. The winners and winning photographs will be announced on Thursday, April 19, during the 6 p.m. City Council meeting. The framed prints will then be displayed in the lobby. These will also be featured on the City’s website,, beginning on Friday, April 20. A total of 11 entries were chosen for inclusion in the gallery-style display. Of those, first-place, second-place and third-place winners were determined. The idea for a photography contest came from Finance Director Mike Bush during departmental discussions about how the City Hall lobby area

could be improved functionally and aesthetically. An obvious aesthetic boost was to display pictures of local interest. Having local photographers provide those pictures became an even more interesting idea. “We are pleased with the results of the contest,” Bush said. “We appreciate everyone who participated. Our judges told us they had a difficult task in narrowing the field down to the 11 to be on display. They had an even more difficult time choosing a top-three.” As part of Fayetteville’s Georgia Cities Week celebration, a Monday, April 23, drop-in reception will be held from 9 a.m. to noon in the lobby for the public to meet the photographers and to see the photography display. Light refreshments will be available.

City welcomes two new employees

The City of Fayetteville recently welcomed two new employees: Lee Huddleston, who is a patrol officer with the Police Department, and Angi Craig, who is a customer service representative working with the Finance Department. Bi-Weekly Report - April 16, 2018

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Tusk and Boz Scaggs to perform June 2, June 9 Zac Brown’s Southern Ground Amphitheater is only days away from welcoming its first show of the year, and the 2018 calendar, which can be found at, is jammed with great acts and events between now and November. Two back-to-back Saturday evening concerts in June featuring Tusk (Fleetwood Mac tribute) on the 2nd and Boz Scaggs on the 9th promise to kick the year into high gear followed by Foghat, Trace Adkins, Robert Cray Band, Lee Ann Womack, Midnight Riders (Allman Bros. tribute) and Headgames (Foreigner tribute). Billed as “the number one tribute to Fleetwood Mac in the world”, the five band members comprising Tusk (named after a favorite Fleetwood Mac song) have worked with each other in various combinations making music for over 25 years. Front woman Kathy Phillips, singing the part of Stevie Nicks, is said to be a perfect copy of the original. Phillips and her TriState tribute band will play at the amphitheater on Saturday, June 2. Boz Scaggs will be another highlight of the 2018 season. This one-time Steve Miller Band front man

Tusk, a Fleetwood Mac tribute band

has toured the world since the 1960s, and he is still producing original music. His latest album, released in 2015, is titled “A Fool to Care”, and it is his 24th since 1965 if you include his time with the Steve Miller Band. Scaggs will play at the amphitheater on Saturday, June 9. As of Friday, April 13, there were still plenty of good seats available to both of these concert events. Amphitheater renovations are nearly complete just in time for the season opener “Champagne Jam 2018” featuring Atlanta Rhythm Section and Mother’s Finest. Those renovations include a new Upper Deck seating area and lounge, which will be used for all of this year’s shows.

Zac Brown’s Southern Ground Amphitheater Upper Deck and improved lawn seating will be showcased this Saturday during the opening concert event of the 2018 season. Page 5

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Keep your yard sale signs legal Spring is high season for yard sales, and the City of Fayetteville Code Enforcement officers would like to remind city residents to keep yard sale signs, estate sale signs or whatever other stake signs out of the right-of-way. Oftentimes, people holding yard sales want to put directional signs along nearby, highly-trafficked roadways. There are at least a couple of issue to consider in these cases: 1) signs cannot be placed in the public right-ofway; and 2) signs cannot be placed on private property without permission from the property owner. In cases where the property owner grants permission for the sign or signs to be on their property, City of Fayetteville’s Code of Ordinances Sec. 6-6 (d) allows “two stake signs per lot in residential zoning districts not placed within the rights-of-way”. “What we’re seeing this time of year is a lot of yard sale signs near roadways in the right-of-way,” said Code Enforcement Officer Bob Stavenger. “We’re asking residents to be careful not to place them there.” “Our first response is to confiscate the signs place in rights-of-way,” said Code Enforcement Officer Terry Windley. “In cases involving repeat offenders,

These illegally-placed signs were confiscated by Fayetteville Code Enforcement officers.

we can take other action as well.” The full City of Fayetteville code section and subsections dealing with “residential allowable signs” can be found online at https://library.municode. com/ga/fayetteville. Look for Sec. 6-6 (d). Anyone needing further assistance on the matter may call the Code Enforcement department at 770-719-4150.

Second Pinewood roundabout nearing completion

The new roundabout being built on Veterans Parkway at Sandy Creek Road is quickly nearing completion. It is scheduled to be open soon. Until then, drivers are asked to be alert and use caution, because the normal detour patterns will be changing as the final stages of construction are completed. “This will be a fluid situation as they route traffic different ways to complete the paving,” said Public Services Director Chris Hindman. Bi-Weekly Report - April 16, 2018

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Police, DEA hosting Rx Take Back event April 28 Fayetteville Police and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration on Saturday, April 28, will give the public its 15th opportunity in 7 years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to the Fayetteville Police Department Headquarters at 760 Jimmie Mayfield Boulevard, Fayetteville. Please note: only pills and patches will be accepted. The DEA cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps. When participants arrive at the police department, they may drive up to the DEA National Rx Take Back kiosk, hand over the drugs, and leave. The service is free and anonymous, and no questions are asked. Simultaneous Rx Take Back events will be held at the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Headquarters (155 Johnson Avenue in Fayetteville) and at the Peachtree City Police Department Headquarters (350 Hwy. 74 South in Peachtree City). Last fall Americans turned in 456 tons (912,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at more than 5,300 sites operated by the DEA and almost 4,300 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 14 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in more than 9 million pounds— more than 4,500 tons—of pills. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and

public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health shows year after year that the majority of misused and abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including someone else’s medication being stolen from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards. For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the October 28 Take Back Day event, go to

Annual outdoor burning ban returns May 1 The Fayetteville Fire Department is reminding residents that the annual outdoor burning ban mandated by the State of Georgia will resume May 1 and continue through September 30. “During the ban, residents and businesses are prohibited from burning yard and landclearning debris,” said Captain Ben Henning, the department’s Fire Prevention Officer. Page 7

“This is in addition to the year-round, statewide ban on burning household garbage.” Henning noted the burning bans were instituted to help the state comply with federal clean air regulations. “People who do not adhere to the ban may receive a fine,” Henning said. “Residents who see illegal burning during the ban should call 911.”

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Building Permits

March 30 - April 12, 2018

Code Enforcement

March 30 - April 12, 2018

Inoperable Vehicle/Junk: 3 Occupational Tax: 1 Parking on Grass: 5

Initial Inspections: 78

Working without permit: 6

1st Reinspections: 39 2nd Reinspections: 3

Complaint Investigation: 3

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Verbal Warnings: 0

Disposal of Garbage: 1 General Maintenance: 1

Written Warnings: 0

Grass Cutting: 59

Stop Work Orders: 0

Violation Notices: 3 Page 8

Planning & Zoning: Ongoing Projects Current as of Monday, April 16 Approved/Open Project Status:

750 Glynn Street N.

Tidal Wave Auto Spa

Approved – Under construction


Caddis Healthcare- Katie Newman Fayette County Board of Education SHJ Construction Group c/o Martie Murphy Pinewood Forrest

395 Veterans Parkway

Pinewood Forrest

Phase 1 under construction


Hearthside/ Brendan Barr

105 Meeting Place Drive

Hearthside Lafayette

Approved under construction


Alfred Dingler

200 N Jeff Davis Drive

Prime B&B

Approved under construction


Pinewood Forrest

395 Veterans Parkway

17-027 17-032 17-007.1

Burger King McDonalds-South Steve Gulas

655 N. Glynn Street 860 S. Glynn Street 139 N Glynn Street


Drew Camp

1262 Hwy 54 East

Pinewood Forrest Phase 2 Construction Burger King McDonald’s Downtown Hotel Banks Rd. Annexation Pinewood Atlanta Studios

Construction Plans- Phase 2 under review Approved under construction Approved under construction Variances Denied (1-25-18) Annexation & Rezoning withdrawn-

16-002 17-012 17-014

936 W. Lanier Ave 1 Tiger Trail


Pinewood Atlanta Studios

400 Veterans Parkway


Broadway Diner

705 W. Lanier Avenue


Del Taco


Azalea Estates (SLRB)

Banks Station- new out parcel 105 Autumn Glen Circle (Ballard Estate)

HEARTIS Senior Living Fayette County High School (Auditorium)

Broadway Diner Del Taco Carter Engineering

Approved under construction Approved under construction

On hold

Construction Plans - Phase 4 Grading – Under construction Approved Construction not started Special Exception Approved Variance- Tabled Approved with conditions

Interplan, LLC

875 Glynn Street South

Chick Fil A Town Center

The Knight Group

Old Greenville Road

Scanlon Engineering

Aldi Inc.

1060 Hwy 85 N.

Aldi Expansion

Approved under construction

BCM Construction (Rob Beecham) Russell Moulton

1129 & 1137 Hwy 54. W.

Folia Crossroads Cool Runnings International


Pinewood Forrest

Highway 85 North Parcel 045 016 431 Veterans Parkway

Village Square


Jeff Landrum

740 Hwy 54 East

Maggie’s Place


Pinewood Forrest

475 Veterans Parkway

PF Wellness Center


Pinewood Forest

467 Veterans Parkway

Pinewood Forest


Marksman Properties

Promenade Pkwy

Promenade Office Warehouse

Rezoning Table to 4-26-18 CC 5/3 and 5/15 -Development Plans Table to 4-26-18 Preliminary Plat Approved with conditions Preliminary Plat Table to 4-26-18 Development Plans Staff Review Only Rezoning 5-22-18 CC 6/21 and 7/5 Development Plans 5/22/18

17-042 17-043 17-048 18-005 18-006

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Approved with Conditions Approved with conditions

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Citizens Police Academy cadets get hands-on training

Fayetteville Police Department’s Citizen Police Academy kicked things up a notch, literally, with its recent selfdefense class. Participants also got some hands-n experience with crime scene investigation tools and procedures.

Incidents Fire/smoke alarm activations: 8 Carbon monoxide incidents: 0 Assist residents: 4 Building fires: 0 Cooking fires: 0 Gas leaks: 0 Water leaks: 2 Arching/Electrical: 2 Dispatched and cancelled: 19 EMS calls: 69 Motor vehicle accidents: 9 Motor vehicle accident/pedestrian: 0 Good intent/no incident found: 3 Investigate smoke odor: 2 Power lines down: 0 Unauthorized burning: 0 Station walk-ins: 0 Bi-Weekly Report - April 16, 2018

Fire Department Activity for March 29 to April 11, 2018 Fire Prevention Code compliance inspections: 0 Code compliance re-inspections: 8 Construction inspections: 19 Fire safety events: 0 Pre-construction meetings: 0 Attended weekly Pinewood Forest meeting Attended Georgia Fire Investigators Association seminar Conducted walk-throughs at Heartis Senior Living Village Page 10

The Bear 92.5 FM has been broadcasting from Fayetteville for just over a year now.

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UPCOMING EVENTS: April 21 Living History Day at the Holliday-Dorsey-Fife Museum, 10-5 Featuring children’s games from the 1850s; blacksmith, wheelwright, and other artisans; free museum admission. April 21 2018 Concert Series begins with “Champagne Jam” at Zac Brown’s Southern Ground Amphitheater featuring Atlanta Rhythm Section and Mother’s Finest April 21-28 Georgia Cities Week in Fayetteville (see page 3) April 28 Church Street Park Festival, 3-6

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