Comm. Frady announces reelection campaign

Tue, 04/22/2008 - 4:02pm
By: John Thompson

For Commissioner Herb Frady, there’s really one main reason why he’s chosen to run for re-election to the Fayette County Commission.

“I just enjoy what I’m doing and there’s no reason to stop now,” he said.

Frady, who represents Post 2, is starting his 16th year as a commissioner and has spent a lifetime in politics since he moved to Fayette County in 1975.

During his political career, Frady also served one term as a Peachtree City councilman and two terms as mayor of Peachtree City.

Since he moved to the county, he has owned Frady’s Restaurant, along with serving as vice president and general manager of M.A. Industries in Peachtree City.

For the last 16 months, Frady said life has been more pleasant on the Fayette County Commission.

“We can disagree without being disagreeable,” he added.

Before Commission Chairman Jack Smith and Commissioner Eric Maxwell were elected on the board, Frady said there had often been issues that were not brought to his attention. Now, the board operates in a far more open method, he said.

Even with the harmony on the board, there are still large issues facing the commission. Within the next month, the board will begin the process of establishing next year’s budget, which could be a challenge. With growth slowing down to almost nothing, the board has to find a way to provide services to residents at a reasonable cost.

“I won’t vote for a budget that calls for a millage rate increase,” he said.

Another major issue that could hit the Fayette County Commission in the next few years is the issue of septic tanks. The County Commission recently voted to take over maintenance of community sewer systems, and Frady believes that could lead to lawsuits.

“You could have other people in subdivisions wanting to know why they don’t have sewer,” he said.

Transportation is another issue that troubles Frady and with the recent controversy at the DOT, he wants to make sure that Fayette County gets its funds.

“We have got to make sure we can get people moving through this county.”

Frady believes his experience in local government will help Fayette County’s quality of life high.

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