Fayetteville is adopting a two-step process for annexing property from Fayette County. Courtesy City of Fayetteville

Fayetteville approves new annexation process

In an effort to make the city-county annexation process more consistent, the Fayetteville City Council unanimously approved a two-step annexation application package on Nov. 15.

The process mirrors what is already done in Peachtree City, and may help to resolve previous conflicts with Fayette County policy. Fayetteville’s new process involves submitting an initial application that explains how an annexation request fits with the municipality’s comprehensive plan. The City Council then makes an initial review of the application before a second version is submitted to the city’s planning and zoning commission for consideration. Fayette County’s board of commissioners would be notified of the plan and given 30 days to register any objections, which would be subject to arbitration.

If no objection is made, the Fayetteville council will hold a final hearing for approval.

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