Peachtree City will whack lake weeds

Peachtree City will spend up to $50,000 to cut and remove weeds and other vegetation growing in the dry areas of Lake Peachtree before the lake is refilled. The City Council voted 4-0 Thursday, Sept. 3 (with Terry Ernst absent), to award the contract to Estate Management Services. City engineer David Borkowski said approximately 100 acres of vegetation will be cut about two weeks before dredging ends and the lake is refilled, currently scheduled for late October. Interim City Manager Jon Rorie said savings from other Public Works projects will cover most of the cost, but some general fund cash reserves might be needed.