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Posted on: January 13, 2020

Peachtree City UPDATES - Week of January 13, 2020

Peachtree City UPDATES Newsletter

Week of January 13, 2020 

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Tonight’s Planning Commission Meeting Cancelled 

The Peachtree City Planning Commission has cancelled the regular meeting scheduled for Monday, January 13, 2020, 7:00 p.m., due to a lack of agenda items. The next regular meeting is scheduled Monday, January 27, at 7:00 p.m. The public is welcome.

City Council Meeting Set for Thursday, January 16

The Mayor and Council will hold their first meeting of the year on Thursday, January 16, 6:30 p.m., at City Hall. The public is welcome. John Bruschetti, Fire Department, and Ellece Brown, Human Resources, will be recognized for their years of service to Peachtree City. Mayor Fleisch will give the annual State of the City address. The Consent Agenda includes the annual indemnification of public officials, consideration of the City’s legal organ, consideration of a new alcohol license for Positano’s Pizza, acceptance of grants from the Georgia Municipal Association, three budget amendments, elimination/replacement of a position in Grounds Maintenance, and consideration of the bid for Bridlepath Lane headwall repair. A representative from the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) will have a brief presentation on the displaced left turn at SR 54/SR 74 leading to the January 23 Open House at the Library. The complete agenda and packet are available for review at www.peachtree-city.org/councilagenda

Facility Closure Notices

  • The Peachtree City Library will be CLOSED Sunday & Monday, January 19 & 20 for a PINES upgrade, and will reopen at noon on Tuesday, January 21.

  • All Peachtree City offices and facilities will be closed on Monday, January 20, for the MLK Day Holiday. 

DOT Holding Information Open House on 54/74 Intersection Plans on Thursday, January 23

Peachtree City has been notified that the Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) will hold a Public Open House on Thursday, January 23, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., at the Peachtree City Library. The informal event will provide information on the planned reconstruction of the Highway 54/74 intersection to include a Displaced Left Turn. While there will be no formal presentation, the public is invited to attend any time during the open house to view the project, ask questions, and comment. A quorum of the Peachtree City Mayor and Council may attend.

A Reminder: Take Care to Protect Your Tax Refund

The Peachtree City Police Department offers some tips to help protect your tax information and refund so criminals don’t get your refund before you do. The IRS will begin processing paper and electronic federal tax returns beginning Monday, January 27, and the deadline to file this year is Wednesday, April 15. Make sure your tax return and any refunds are processed as securely as possible. Never put tax-related documents in your personal mailbox. Consider filing electronically and choosing direct deposit. It’s fast, accurate, more secure and the best way to get your refund as quickly as possible. There are many software and tax professionals that can compute and file your taxes for a fee but depending on your income, you may qualify for Free File. Check www.irs.gov for more information.

Peachtree City’s Annual Senior Homestead Exemption Registration Underway

Forms for qualifying senior citizens to register for the 2019 Peachtree City Senior Homestead Exemption will be available at City Hall beginning Thursday, January 2. Peachtree City residents must register each year for the exemption.

Qualifying PTC homeowners must be age 65 by January 1 of 2020 and must already have applied for the standard Homestead Exemption through the Fayette County Tax Commissioners Office. The household income, which must be less than $30,000, is calculated on the Federal Adjusted Gross Income of the applicant and spouse. The exemption is a flat rate of $5,000 per home, which would amount to about $34 savings in City property taxes under the City’s current millage rate. Qualifying seniors should bring proof of age and income (a copy of their 2019 tax returns) to City Hall, 151 Willowbend Road, in Peachtree City to file for the exemption.

The deadline to file for 2019 is 5:00 PM on Friday, February 28, to meet the March 1 deadline imposed by state law. Because people may not have their taxes ready at that time, the City will continue to accept proof of income until Friday, April 10, 2020 (but only from those who filed their form by February 28). Residents with questions may contact City Hall at 770-487-7657 or email info@peachtree-city.org.

Golf Cart Renewals Continue – Pay online or via mail to avoid lines

  • Peachtree City Resident Golf Cart Renewals were due December 31, 2019. City Residents pay $45 for the three-year renewal cycle and receive a yellow sticker to go beside the white numbered decal – the new sticker is valid through 2022 (3 years at $15 per year). Please note that Peachtree City Residents will now pay a $20 Late Fee for their renewals. 

  • Non-residents who do not pay municipal property taxes will pay the $15 registration for 2020 and the annual Path User Fee of $150. The Non-Resident Renewals are still in process and are due by January 31, 2020.

ALL Golf Cart Owners are strongly encouraged to mail in their payment or use the online payment option to avoid long lines at City Hall. There is no additional charge to pay online for golf cart decals via credit or debit card. Golf Cart Owners who pay online may print out their receipt and keep it their golf cart until they receive the renewal stickers.


COMMUNITY NEWS

Free Class at Fayetteville Family History Lab – Wednesday, January 15

The Fayetteville Family History Lab is hosting a free class on “Organizing Your Research,” Wednesday, January 15, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2021 Redwine Road in Fayetteville. For more information, contact Marilee Gardner at mgardner6080@gmail.com.

Learn to Skate Event Set Saturday, January 18

PTC Inline Hockey will have a Learn to Skate program Saturday, January 18, 10:00 a.m., at the Kedron Multipurpose Rink, 101 Fieldhouse Drive. Please bring a helmet, knee and elbow pads and skates if you have them. Some gear will be available to borrow.

FSS Shares The Power of Prevention on Wednesday, January 22

The program will be held from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. at Fayette Senior Services (FSS) Peachtree City location – The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail. Don’t wait until it’s too late, take advantage of preventative services. RN Beverlyn Ming with the Public Health Department will share available services for the community, and the importance of getting vaccines and immunizations and the role it plays in maintaining health. This program is FREE but pre-registration is required by calling 770-461-0813 or emailing register@fayss.org (include name, phone number and event title). FSS members and non-members welcome. www.Fayss.org.

Extra, Extra, Read All About It on Friday, January 24

The program will be held from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. at Fayette Senior Services (FSS) Peachtree City location – The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail. The history of how the news has delivered over the years is incredibly fascinating, from taking days to get the word out to nearly seconds today. From newsboys spreading by word to printed papers and online outlets, the evolution of news over time has progressed. Join Chris Dunn with Fayette County News as he shares insight into this industry. This program is FREE but pre-registration is required by 770-461-0813 or emailing register@fayss.org (include name, phone number and event title). FSS members and non-members welcome. www.Fayss.org

Early Registration Opens for Oak Grove Elementary’s Run for the Gold

Oak Grove Elementary will host the 17th annual Run for the Gold 5K and 1-mile Fun Run on Saturday, March 7, beginning at 8:00 a.m. The registration is $20 for participants, with an $80 cap for families, for those who register before Friday, February 21. Late registration is $25. Applications are available at www.oges.org. For more information, contact Oak Grove at 770-631-3260.

Spring Registrations 

PTC Inline Hockey registration remains open for ages 5 – 10 at http://www.ptchockey.com/registration.


CALENDAR

Kedron Fieldhouse Gym Closed for Floor Replacement. Updates on when the gym will reopen will be available at peachtree-city.org/open gym.

Peachtree City Planning Commission meeting – Monday, January 13, 7:00 p.m. CANCELLED. The complete agenda and packet are available for review at www.peachtree-city.org/councilagenda

Crafting At the Library: Folded Snowman (ages 18+) - Tuesday, January 14, 10:00 a.m., on the lower level of the library. A crafting clinic where participants learn to make simple decorative crafts at the library. This event is free and open to the public. All materials provided. Registration required at https://peachtreecitylibrary.eventbrite.com

Adult Sensory Story Time – Wednesday, January 15, 10:30 a.m., in the Readers and Writers Room upstairs at the Peachtree City Library. This program is geared toward special needs adults and will include a story time with a common theme, followed by a simple craft or activity that provides a sensory experience for special needs adults. For example: playing instruments, listening to music, coloring and pasting, or creating something to take home. This program is free and open to the public, no registration required.

Free “Organizing Your Research” Class – Wednesday, January 15, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., the Fayetteville Family History Lab is hosting the free class on “Organizing Your Research,” at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2021 Redwine Road in Fayetteville. For more information, contact Marilee Gardner at mgardner6080@gmail.com.

City Council of Peachtree City – Thursday, January 16, 6:30 p.m., City Hall. The public is welcome. 

Inflating the Bubble – Friday, January 17, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Fayette Senior Services (FSS) –The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail: As Peachtree City celebrates the end to its 60th year, join Mayor Vanessa Fleisch as she talks about what the next 60 years may look like. Mayor Fleisch will discuss plans for some re-development projects and ideas and hopes they have for another few decades to continue to make our city a place to thrive! This program is FREE but pre-registration is required. 770-461-0813 or email register@fayss.org (include name, phone number and event title). FSS members and non-members welcome. www.Fayss.org.

Learn to Skate Event – Saturday, January 18, 10:00 a.m., at the Kedron Multipurpose Rink, 101 Fieldhouse Drive. Sponsored by PTC Inline Hockey. Please bring a helmet, knee and elbow pads and skates if you have them. Some gear will be available to borrow.

Library Closed for PINES Upgrade – Sunday & Monday, January 19 & 20. The Library will re-open at NOON, 12:00 p.m., on Tuesday, January 21.

 Martin Luther King Day – Monday, January 20.  All City offices and facilities closed.

FMGA Looks at “Who is Your Neighbor” – Tuesday, January 21, 9:30 a.m., at The Bridge, 225 Willowbend Road. Jeff Eller, the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, Math) facilitator at Flat Rock Middle School, will discuss how learning and fun collide in the school garden. The lecture is sponsored by the Fayette Master Gardeners Association.

FSS presents The Power of Prevention – Wednesday, January 22, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.Fayette Senior Services (FSS) Peachtree City location – The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail. Don’t wait until it’s too late, take advantage of preventative services. RN Beverlyn Ming with the Public Health Department will share available services for the community, and the importance of getting vaccines and immunizations and the role it plays in maintaining health. This program is FREE but pre-registration is required by calling 770-461-0813 or emailing register@fayss.org (include name, phone number and event title). FSS members and non-members welcome. www.Fayss.org.

 GDOT Open House – Plans for 54/74 – Thursday, January 23, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., at the Peachtree City Library. The informal event will provide information on the planned reconstruction of the SR 54/SR 74 intersection to include a Displaced Left Turn. While there will be no formal presentation, the public is invited to attend any time during the open house to view the project, ask questions, and comment. A quorum of the Peachtree City Mayor and Council may attend.

Read All About It – Friday, January 24, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., Fayette Senior Services (FSS) Peachtree City location – The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail. The history of how the news has delivered over the years is incredibly fascinating, from taking days to get the word out to nearly seconds today. From newsboys spreading by word to printed papers and online outlets, the evolution of news over time has progressed. Join Chris Dunn with Fayette County News as he shares insight into this industry. This program is FREE but pre-registration is required by 770-461-0813 or emailing register@fayss.org (include name, phone number and event title). FSS members and non-members welcome. www.Fayss.org.

Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast – Saturday, January 25, 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., at McIntosh High School. All you can eat pancakes and sausage, plus face painting, balloons, clowns, and more! Adult tickets are $9; children age four and under eat free. All proceeds benefit community projects. Tickets available at the door, from any Kiwanian, and online at https://peachtreecitykiwanis.org/.

Oak Grove Elementary’s Run for the Gold – Saturday, March 7, 8:00 a.m. Early registration has begun for Oak Grove Elementary’s 17th annual Run for the Gold 5K and 1-mile Fun Run. The registration is $20 for participants, with an $80 cap for families, for those who register before Friday, February 21. Late registration is $25. Applications are available at www.oges.org. For more information, contact Oak Grove at 770-631-3260.

ONGOING

Current Recreation Activities Catalog available at www.peachtree-city.org/recreation

Peachtree City Yard Sales – Signs at City Hall, List on the PTC App. Authorized yard sale signs are available at City Hall for $0.50 each, and the yard sale application and rules are available at City Hall or online at https://peachtree-city.org/745/Yard-Sales-Virtual-Neighborhoods

 Tree Removal Permits – Tree removal permit applications are reviewed by the Planning and Zoning Department – visit http://peachtree-city.org/1195/Trees

Burn Permits Required – Outdoor burn permits are required for residential yard debris burning. Visit www.peachtree-city.org/burn to obtain permit for the day of burn (page is updated daily to reflect whether weather conditions allow for burning on that day).

“My Community Officer” Program – The Peachtree City Police Department’s “My Community Officer” program pairs officers who have volunteered to serve as individual points of contact with each neighborhood in Peachtree City for questions or issues on police related issues. Learn more at www.peachtree-city.org/MyCommunityOfficer. Please make sure the department has updated Homeowner Association contact information via this page as well.

 Recycling – The Peachtree City Recycling Center (off Highway 74 S at Rockaway Road) accepts yard waste and e-waste and is open on Wednesdays, 1:00 – 4:30 p.m., and Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Recycling Stations at Public Works are open 24/7 and include a used book drop. No aerosol cans, plastic, plastic bags, or aluminum metal can be accepted. Aluminum cans can be taken to Fire Stations 81 (110 Paschall Road) and 82 (105 Peachtree Parkway North) for recycling. For more information, email kptcb@peachtree-city.org or call 770-632-3195.

Doing Business with Peachtree City – Do you operate or work for a local business that would be interested in doing business with the City? Visit www.peachtree-city.org/bids to check out current bids and Requests for Proposals/Information, and sign up for the City’s vendor list.

Crime Tips – If you have information that would assist the Police Department in any local crimes, please call 770-487-8866 or submit an anonymous tip at www.peachtree-city.org/police and selecting “Crime Tips” or the department’s Facebook page, or text "PTCTIPS” and the information to 274637 (“CRIMES”).

MedReturn Prescription Disposal Program – Citizens can bring unwanted prescriptions to the PTC Police Station Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (NO needles/sharps, syringes with needles, thermometers, IV bags, bloody or infectious waste, personal care products, empty containers, inhalers, medical equipment, liquids, creams, or hydrogen peroxide).



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