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SCHS WBL Recognition
Sandy Creek High School Intern Recognition

Tyrone, GA - During the council meeting held on May 18th, the Town of Tyrone recognized the outstanding contributions of four interns from Sandy Creek High School (SCHS) who participated in the Fayette County Board of Education (FCBOE) Work-Based Learning (WBL) program at Town Hall. These talented individuals left a lasting impact in various departments, including Engineering, Environmental Management, Community Development, Library Services, and Parks & Recreation.

The FCBOE Work-Based Learning program aims to provide students with real-world experiences and opportunities to apply their classroom knowledge, preparing them for the professional world. Through internships with different town departments, these students acquired valuable skills and gained insights into their chosen career paths.

Among the interns acknowledged were Brooke Loyd and Vince Phan, who showcased their exceptional skills while working on Engineering and Environmental Management projects. Both demonstrated a keen eye for detail and actively contributed to ongoing projects, providing valuable data on the town's infrastructure using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) programs. Their passion for environmental management was evident as they worked closely with the Town's Environmental Management Specialist, consolidating data related to stormwater management facilities.

The Community Development Department welcomed Kaila Hudson, who proved to be an exceptional asset. Her strong interpersonal skills and attention to detail made her an integral part of various projects. Kaila learned CAD programs to assist in creating renderings for future town projects, and her graphic design skills were put to use in reformatting the Comprehensive Plan into a shorter, more engaging story map for citizens to experience.

The contributions of Ms. Ryan Lewis greatly benefited the Library and Parks & Recreation departments. As an intern, Ryan exhibited tremendous enthusiasm in promoting community engagement through library and recreation programs. She played a key role in developing graphic design content for residents of all ages, enhancing the experience of these programs.

The Town of Tyrone, in partnership with Sandy Creek High School and the FCBOE Work-Based Learning program, will continue to offer internship opportunities for students, allowing them to gain valuable experience. The town is grateful for the tangible difference these interns have made and recognizes the importance of investing in the development of young talent, thereby fostering a prosperous future for Tyrone.

As the council meeting concluded, the interns received applause for their exceptional dedication and contributions. Their achievements serve as a testament to the significance of nurturing young talent and cultivating a bright future for Tyrone.


Kaila Hudson, Vince Phan, Brooke Loyd

Fire Station Redevelopment
Fire Station Redevelopment - Request for Qualifications

The Town of Tyrone Downtown Development Authority is pleased to announce the release of an RFQ for the redevelopment of 935 Senoia Road (Old Fire Station). Below is our official advertisement for submission: 


Owner: Town of Tyrone Downtown Development Authority

Project Name: DDA Fire Station Redevelopment

RFQ Number: DDA-2023-001


Project Location: 935 Senoia Road, Tyrone, GA 30290
Description of Project/Services: To execute the LCI program in the Study Area through the 
completion of the work tasks listed in the Request for Proposal.


Bid/Submittal Due Date: 06/18/2023 11:00am                   Approximate Cost: $100,000


  • All public notices, addenda, and other documents shall be posted at:
  • All communication shall be in writing to the Town's Purchasing Agent listed below. Preferred method of communication is email.
  • DDA Agent: Phillip Trocquet                      
  • Title: Assistant Town Manager
  • Address: 950 Senoia Road, Tyrone GA 30290  
  • Email:    
  • Phone: (770) 487-4038
  • Submittal Due Date: 06/17/2023   Time:  11:00am      
  • Location: Tyrone Town Hall, 950 Senoia Road
  • Project Number: DDA-2023-001
Sad Restrained Dog
Ordinance Update - Restraint (Tethering) of Animals

The Town Council passed updates to sections 6-1 and 6-9 of its Code of Ordinances pertaining to the restraint of animals during its March 16, 2023 meeting.

Effective immediately, animals cannot be restrained/tethered to a fixed point and left unattended within the Town Limits. Animals may be fastened to a cable trolley system for no more than four (4) hours at a time. Regardless of the length of time, animals cannot be left fastened to a trolley system between the hours of 10pm and 6am. When fastened to an authorized cable trolley system, the owner or keeper must be present on the property. 

These changes reflect similar changes adopted by Fayette County earlier this month and by Peachtree City in 2022. The goal is to ensure the comfort and safety of animals by preventing the neglect that often results from long-term tethering. These changes do not restrict an owner from keeping their animals in a proper fence or pen.

The full text of the updates are available for download below:

Restraint of Animals Ordinance

AMWaste Sanitation Service Update

Tyrone Residents,

Please see below for an update from AMWaste on some upcoming changes to their operations. These changes are being implemented by AMWaste's new management for our region after a review of our history of service delivery issues. They believe that adding dedicated trucks to handle yard and bulk waste on pre-set days will help to significantly reduce missed pick-ups and other issues. 

Key Points:

•     Changes are effective March 1, 2023.
•    Your current trash pick up day will not change.
•    Yard Waste will ONLY be picked up on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month. NO CALL IN IS REQUIRED - just have your yard waste bagged and at the curb by 7am on the pre-set days.
•    Bulk items will ONLY be picked up on the 2nd Monday of each month. YOU MUST CALL AMWASTE AT 706-298-7274 AHEAD OF TIME TO SCHEDULE.

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Please reach out to AMWaste at 706-298-7274 if you have any questions about these changes.

Pickleball Courts Coming To Tyrone

As part of the 2017 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax plan, the Town is replacing one of two softball fields at Redwine Park with eight pickleball courts. Pickleball is a fast growing sport that appeals to all ages and we have had many requests from our citizens to bring this facility to the Town. 

Headley Construction, who has recently built pickleball courts in Newnan and at Auburn University, won the bid and construction is scheduled to begin on February 20, 2023. Construction is expected to take approximately 75 days - give or take a few depending on weather. 

We look forward to seeing yet another great project from the 2017 SPLOST completed for our citizen's enjoyment!

Give Blood
Blood Drive at the Library

The Tyrone Library is hosting a Red Cross blood drive on January 31, 2023 from 11am to 4pm. See the graphic below for more details.

Library Blood Drive


REZONING: 160 Greencastle Road

Public hearings will be held before the Tyrone Planning Commission on Thursday, December 8th, 2022 and before the Tyrone Town Council on January 5th, 2022 at Tyrone Town Hall, 950 Senoia Road, Tyrone, GA beginning at 7:00pm. The purpose of these hearings will be to consider the following:

  • To consider a petition from applicant Foster Holdings, LLC for the rezoning of an approximately 1 acre tract with parcel number 073611002 at property address 160 Greencastle Road, from Office-Institutional (O-I) to Downtown Commercial (C-1).

Information on these public hearings can be obtained at Tyrone Town Hall, 950 Senoia Road Monday-Friday 8am-5pm via phone/email at (770) 487-4038,


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Rezoning Notice
REZONING: 555 Dogwood Trail

Public hearings will be held before the Tyrone Planning Commission on Thursday, December 8th, 2022 and before the Tyrone Town Council on January 5th, 2022 at Tyrone Town Hall, 950 Senoia Road, Tyrone, GA beginning at 7:00pm. The purpose of these hearings will be to consider the following:

  • To consider a petition from applicant Ivo Jansink for the rezoning of an approximately 5-acre tract at property address 555 Dogwood Trail from R-20 to Downtown Commercial (C-1).

Information on these public hearings can be obtained at Tyrone Town Hall, 950 Senoia Road Monday-Friday 8am-5pm via phone/email at (770) 487-4038,


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Variance Advertisement
Stream Buffer Variance Request - Parcel 0726 068

A public hearing will be held before the Town of Tyrone Town Council on November 17th, 2022 at Tyrone Town Hall, 950 Senoia Road, Tyrone, GA beginning at 7:00pm. The purpose of this hearing is to consider stream buffer variance request 22TYR-VAR00002 from applicant EastGroup Properties, LP for parcel 0726 068. This stream buffer variance request is as follows:

  • A stream buffer encroachment affecting approximately 457 linear feet of intermittent stream totaling an area of 51,656 square feet of disturbance within the Town’s 50’ undisturbed stream buffer.
  • An encroachment within the Town’s 25’ impervious surface setback totaling an area of 18,164 square feet.

Information related to this hearing can be obtained at Tyrone Town Hall, 950 Senoia Road Monday-Friday 8am-5pm via phone or email at (770) 487-4038 |


Agendas and Packets for this meeting can be found: 

Town of Tyrone, GA
Let's Talk About Code Enforcement

Originally posted in an email to citizens:

Most ordinances exist to give local governments the power to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of the public and to protect property. In fact, most ordinances include the following, or similar language: "The following conditions are hereby determined to be detrimental to the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of the town and are therefore determined to be a public nuisance and are prohibited." Tyrone's code of ordinances is extremely similar to those in other cities in the State and across the country. If you're bored, check out the Municode Library. It contains the Code of Ordinances for thousands of U.S. cities and counties - including Tyrone - for comparison. 

Some codes seem arbitrary, but there is usually a good reason behind them and, as described above, they are designed to promote the health, safety, and welfare of the public. Tall grass is unsightly and can become a haven for rodents, snakes, and other pests. Parking on your lawn can kill the grass, which can eventually result in excessive erosion and runoff that may affect your neighbor's property. Storage of excess junk on one's property can also produce a haven for pests, but is also unsightly and affects the welfare of surrounding properties. These are just a few examples.

By the way, please do not be under the impression that the Town is going to cite you for missing a cut here and there. Grass has to be in excess of 12" in height before a violation of our ordinance exists. If you live in an HOA community, the standards in your community covenants are likely more strict, but we do not enforce HOA covenants.

Code enforcement is probably staff's least favorite duty, but we are bound to conduct reasonable enforcement to ensure that the Town remains clean and safe and that property values are protected.

If you have additional questions about code enforcement in Tyrone, please feel free to reach out to me. If you've received a violation notice, or receive one in the future, please reach out to us (the contact information for the appropriate person should be included in the letter) and we will do our best to work with you. 

As always, the best approach when you have a concern related to Town activity is to reach out to us directly. You can find the contact information for most of our staff members and elected officials on our website.
Brandon Perkins, MBA, CPM, ICMA-CM
Town Manager

Tax Notice
2022 Millage Tax Press Release


July 28, 2022


Town of Tyrone Proposes Increase in Property Taxes


The Mayor and Town Council of the Town of Tyrone, Georgia have announced today their intention to increase the collection of property taxes in 2022.  This increase as compared to prior-year revenues is due to the need for a millage rate above the state-defined roll-back millage rate as calculated after the tax digest is prepared by the Fayette County Tax Assessors Office. 

During budget preparation, the Town of Tyrone committed to maintaining its Maintenance & Operations (M&O) millage at a rate of 2.889 mills.  As was the case last year, the assessed value of the new construction and existing real and personal properties within the town limits have increased, and a roll-back millage was calculated at 2.537 mills.

Georgia Law requires that a government rollback their millage rate to a number of mills that will produce the same number of dollars in property tax revenue from the prior year.  The Town’s millage has been at this rate for fifteen years, despite vast fluctuations in economic factors.  The proposed increase in property tax revenue, year over year, amounts to $235,109 or 15.99%.  The total number of dollars anticipated to be collected in property tax for 2022 is $1,705,890.

Before the Town Council can set a final millage rate at a council meeting on August 18, 2022 at 7:00 pm, the Department of Revenue requires that three public hearings be held to allow for the citizens to express their opinion on the potential increase.  All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearings, which will be held at the Tyrone Municipal Complex, 950 Senoia Road, on the following dates and times.


Public Hearings for Town of Tyrone Property Tax Increase:


Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 9:00 AM

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 5:00 PM

Thursday, August 18, 2022 at 6:30 PM


For additional information regarding 2022 millage, please visit the Town's Tax page here:

Short Term Rentals
Council Approves Short Term Rental (Tourist Accommodation) Ordinance

During its regular meeting on July 21, 2022, the Town Council approved a new ordinance regulating short term rentals or, as the ordinance refers to them, Tourist Accommodations. According to the new ordinance, Tourist Accommodations are "any property, facility, or structure providing accommodations for value to the public for not more than 30 consecutive days".

The Town currently has approximately 15 known Tourist Accommodation properties within its jurisdiction based on staff's review of marketplace sites like VRBO and AirBNB. All of these properties are subject to the new ordinance.

All businesses operating within the Town limits are required to obtain an occupational tax certificate before they can legally operate. With this new ordinance, Tourist Accommodations, which essentially fall under the "home occupation" category of business types, are no different. Residents who wish to operate a short term rental will now be required to obtain an OTC from the Town Clerk's office and be issued a Tourist Accommodation permit from the Town before they can host. The application includes a criminal background check and inspections of the premises by the building department, fire marshal, and public health before approval. All of these measures are in place to ensure the safety and welfare of guests. 

The new ordinance also prohibits special events or social functions at these locations and requires operators to have a local contact person readily available to respond to the facility 24/7 in the event of an emergency or other issue.

More information, including links to the full text of the new ordinance, is available on the Town's website at