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Peachtree City UPDATES Newsletter
Week of August 5, 2019

 

 

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Council Actions from August 1

The Peachtree City Mayor and Council met on Thursday, August 1, and took the following actions:

·         Police Sgt. Chris Hyatt presented the Saved by the Belt award to Daniel Handley and his daughters Christina, Rachel, and Sarah for having their seatbelts on properly during a car accident in May, which allowed them to walk away from the accident with only bumps and bruises.

·         Mayor Fleisch recognized Fire Chief Joe O’Conor for completion of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program.

·         Council unanimously approved the adoption of the FY 2020 Operating Budget and Capital Improvement Program (CIP).

·         The Millage Rate Public Hearing Schedule was announced – Thursday, August 15, 7:30 a.m.; Thursday, August 15, 6:30 p.m. (during the regular City Council meeting); and Thursday, August 22, 9:00 a.m. (third public hearing and approval of the 2019 millage rate).

·         City Manager Jon Rorie discussed the rules and regulations for the multi-use path system (cart path), noting it was time to look at the rules and regulations to correct inconsistencies and revisit requirements.

 

School Starts TODAY, August 5 - Slow Down: Back to School Means Sharing the Road

Fayette County Schools start Monday, August 5, and drivers will again have to share the road with school buses picking up their charges, kids on bikes hurrying to get to school, and harried parents trying to drop their kids off before work. Some School Zone times have changed, so please pay attention to the signage.  All drivers are reminded to know the rules related to school busses and pedestrian crossings, and keep a close eye out while driving.  The National Safety Council has some great tips at http://www.nsc.org/learn/safety-knowledge/Pages/back-to-school-safety-tips-for-drivers.aspx.

 

Glenloch Pool & Splash Park & Kedron Pools  

The Glenloch Pool and Splash Park will be open on weekends only beginning Monday, August 5. Daily admission to remains the same and provides access to both the pool and splash park:  No charge for ages 0-2; $4 for ages 3-11; $5 for ages 12 – 64; and $3 for ages 65 and older. 

 

Kedron Pools remain open daily. For a schedule for both pools, visit https://peachtree-city.org/DocumentCenter/View/14916/SUMMER-pool-19?bidId=.  Ten-visit punch cards and quarterly and annual passes also available and good for both Glenloch and Kedron. 

 

Changes Start Wednesday at Recycling Center on McIntosh Trail

Beginning Wednesday, August 7, the Recycling Center at 209 McIntosh Trail will stop taking plastics and aluminum/metal due to limited space, mis-use (contaminated and unwanted items), options (discussed later in the announcement), and cost of having the materials picked up for recycling. 

 

Aluminum may be dropped off at the collection and recycling points (trailers, at Fire Stations 81 (110 Paschall Road) and 82 (105 Peachtree Parkway North). The funds from the aluminum recycling sales benefit the Georgia Firefighter’s Burn Foundation.  

 

Residents are reminded that plastic recycling is included in the base rate of those garbage companies authorized to operate in Peachtree City. Check with your garbage company for details and to have a container delivered if you don’t have one.

 

 

COMMUNITY NEWS

 

Recreation Fall Catalog Now Available

The Fall Activities Catalog for the Peachtree City Recreation & Special Events Division is now available at www.peachtree-city.org/Recreation .  Check out all the details on the 42nd Shakerag Arts & Crafts Festival set September 21-22.  The catalog also has the details for ongoing programs for dance, fitness, child development, martial arts, aquatics, and more. 

 

Choosing a Seat, Not a Side Offered August 9

Fayette Senior Services (FSS) will present “Choose A Seat, Not A Side” on Friday, August 9, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., at The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail. Dr. Rick Chambers, psychologist with A Better Way Counseling, will discuss the findings behind our habit of choosing sides. Find out the reason you choose which side you’re on and the effect that creating an “us vs them” mentality has on our health, happiness, and harmony. 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.

 

The Topic is Tomatoes on August 12

“From My Head, Tomatoes” will be offered on Monday, August 12, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., at The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail. Join Carolyn Methec with Bamboo Cove Farm and The Peachtree Market as she provides a slice of knowledge about tomatoes. Learn about the different kinds available, how to shop for and pick out the perfect and most ripe ones, and ideas for mouth-watering recipes using tomatoes. This Fayette Senior Services (FSS) 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.  

 

Flashback Friday in Fayetteville August 16

A live band, retro photo booth, local vendors, and old-school games and activities are on tap at Friday Night Live in Fayetteville on Friday, August 16, 6:00 – 10:00 p.m., on the Old Courthouse lawn. For more info, visit the Main Street Fayetteville page on Facebook.

 

Conserving Georgia Benefit & Auction Slated August 17

The 1st Annual Conserving Georgia Benefit will be held at Zac Brown’s Camp Southern Ground in Fayetteville on Saturday, August 17, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Presented by the Southern Conservation Trust, the event will highlight conservations efforts in Georgia. In addition to the auction, which will focus on wildlife and outdoor recreation, there will be a bluegrass band, launch of a new beer, and a chef-prepared field to table wild game dinner. To learn more about the event and to purchase tickets, visit www.conservinggeorgia.org.

 

Adult Sensory Story Time Planned Wednesday, August 21, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

This program is geared toward special needs adults. The program 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, building with legos, yoga poses, coloring and pasting, or creating something to take home. This program is free and open to the public, no registration required. This event will be held in the Story Time Area of the Children’s Department at the Peachtree City Library.

 

Fayette County’s Relay For Life Event Set August 23

The American Cancer Society’s annual Relay For Life of Fayette County will be held Friday, August 23, 5:00 – 11:00 p.m., at 290 Heatherden Avenue in Pinewood Forest. Be ready to eat dinner, enjoy live music, and play games for a great cause! Come early and bring a blanket or lawn chair to save a spot for a showing of Dixney/Pixar’s “Brave” at 8:00 p.m. Other activities include aerobics classes, cooking demonstrations, yoga, kids’ activities, performances by local student groups, and special activities for cancer patients and survivors. The event is open to the public and admission is free. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. For more information or to make a donation, visit RelayForLife.org/FayetteCountyGA.

 

Reservations Open for September 21 for Peachtree City Greekfest

The 2019 Peachtree City Greekfest will be held Saturday, September 21, 6:00 – 10:00 p.m., at the Dixie Wing Commemorative Air Force Hangar, 1200 Echo Court, at Atlanta Regional Airport – Falcon Field.  Enjoy a night in old Athens!  Tickets are $65 per person for all-you-can eat homemade Greek delicacies, plus live entertainment. Sponsored by St. Christopher Hellenic Orthodox Church in support of the Building Fund!  Seating is limited. Order tickets online:  www.peachtreecitygreekfest.org

 

Volunteer Opportunities

 

Peachtree City Accepting Planning Commission Applications

Peachtree City is accepting applications for volunteer appointments to the Planning Commission.  The Commission reviews conceptual site plans, landscape plans, and some non-residential building elevations for development in Peachtree City, as well as providing recommendations to the Mayor and Council on all zoning requests and annexation requests.  Two appointments are for three-year terms and one Alternate will serve for one year.  Meetings are held on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 7:00 p.m.  Applicants must be a legal resident of the State of Georgia and have been a resident of Peachtree City for at least six months.  Details and applications are available at https://peachtree-city.org/jobs and are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 13. 

 

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Class to Begin September 12

The Peachtree City Police Department is accepting applications for the Fall Adult (ages 18+) CERT class that begins Thursday, September 12, and meets each Thursday, 6:30 p.m., for 10 weeks, concluding November 21.  Classes include hands-on, practical skills for dealing with sudden emergencies in our community.  Applications being accepted now through September 1 for the program.  For more information and application, visit http://www.cert-peachtreecity.com/.

 

 

Registrations Underway:

·         Dragon Boat Open Practice Sessions – Get ready for the September 28 Dragon Boat Festival, or just find out what it’s all about!  Monday mornings (8:45 am.) and Thursday evenings (6:15 p.m.) at Picnic Park (behind the Library). All skill and fitness levels are welcome. Wear regular workout clothes and shoes that can get wet in the lake. Donations towards the Rotary Club boat expenses are appreciated.  Follow https://www.facebook.com/ptcdragonboats/ 

·         Inline Hockey – Registration for the Fall season is now open at ptchockey.com.

·         NEW-Lacrosse – Registration is open for the Fall season, which begins the middle of August and goes through the beginning of October depending on the program. Programs offered include Mini Stixx (Pre-K – Kindergarten boys and girls), Girls High School 5v5 League, Boys & Girls 1st – 3rd Grade, Boys & Girls 4th – 5th Grade, and Boys & Girls Middle School. For more information and to register, visit PTCLAX.com.

·         Tennis Classes – Enrollment has begun for fall beginner and intermediate tennis classes at the Peachtree City Tennis Center for students ages 4 – 17. Call 770-486-9474 to sign up or stop by the Tennis Center at 10 Planterra Way. For more information, contact Greg Farmer at greg.farmer@clubcorp.com.

·         NEW-Ladies Beginner Tennis Classes – Enrollment is underway for a six-week ladies beginner class on Friday mornings beginning August 16.  Each student will also receive a 30-minute private lesson.  The cost for class and lesson is $75. . Call 770-486-9474 to sign up or stop by the Tennis Center at 10 Planterra Way. For more information, contact Greg Farmer at greg.farmer@clubcorp.com.

·         Youth Basketball (boys 1st - 12th, girls 1st - 8th).  Register for the Fall season at www.ptcyba.org.  Girls, 9th - 12th, interested in playing rec basketball can email ptcyba@gmail.com (cannot play Rec basketball if play on high school girls team).

·         NEW-Peach State Cornhole League Registration – Registration has begun for the Peach State Cornhole League. The 2019 Fall League will play Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., at The Avenue (Central Park Green Space) beginning August 28 through October 16. Players can register as a team or a free agent. For details and registration, visit www.peachstatecornhole.com.

 

CONSTRUCTION PROJECT UPDATES

 

Traffic Advisories:

 

54/74 Intersection Lane Closure – The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is making repairs to the southeast corner of the Highway 54/74 intersection through the end of July.  The right-turn lane from Hwy 74S onto Hwy 54 will remain closed for the entire project, and work may require additional lane closures at times, causing traffic delays.  Please remain alert and slow down for the work zone.  Get real-time information on traffic conditions and works status by calling 511, visiting http://www.511ga.org/, or downloading the Georgia 511 app. 

 

Road Closures for HA5 – Due to the weather and the start of school, the application of HA5, a compound that extends the life of asphalt, has been postponed in Maple Shade until Spring 2020.

 

Utility / Right-of-Way Projects

 

Atlanta Gas Light is working on new installation in

·         Cresswind, August 6 through October

·         Everton, August 1 through November 1

 

REMINDER:  Utility work takes place in City-owned Right-of-Way or Utility Easements.  Please do not threaten contractors – they are allowed to work in this area whether you personally want the service or not. While it may be your “yard,” it is not your property.  Contractors will restore grass when done in the neighborhood.  Residents should water new grass seed/sod after installation (the utilities do not return to keep grass seed/sod watered).  No one should have private sprinkler systems or electric dog fences in the public right-of-way, but if you do, please mark them when you see other utilities marked in your yard.  Utility contractors are not responsible for restoring these items, and locate services (811) will not know about them to mark them. 

 

 

CALENDAR

 

Recreation Fall Catalog – Now Available. The Fall Activities Catalog for the Peachtree City Recreation & Special Events Division is now available at www.peachtree-city.org/Recreation .  Check out all the details on the 42nd Shakerag Arts & Crafts Festival set September 21-22.  The catalog also has the details for ongoing programs for dance, fitness, child development, martial arts, aquatics, and more. 

 

Fayette County Board of Commissioners Meeting – Thursday, August 8, 6:30 p.m., 140 Stonewall Avenue West, Fayetteville. For agenda information, visit www.fayettecountyga.gov.

 

Peachtree City Airport Authority Meeting – Thursday, August 8, 7:00 p.m. The board meets in the main terminal building, 7 Falcon Drive, at Atlanta Regional Airport – Falcon Field.

 

Choose A Seat, Not A Side – Friday, August 9, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., at The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail. Dr. Rick Chambers, psychologist with A Better Way Counseling, will discuss the findings behind our habit of choosing sides. 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.

 

Night Market at Drake Field – Saturday, August 10, 6:00 - 11:00 p.m.  Enjoy live music, food, and artists. Bustling with excitement and fun, Night Market is the monthly destination for outdoor dining, shopping, and entertainment. Night Market is intended for participants 21 and older and has alcoholic beverages present. Golf Cart commuting is recommended.

 

MJ Live with Electric Avenue at The Fred – Saturday, August 10.  For more information and tickets, visit http://www.amphitheater.org/

 

From My Head, Tomatoes – Monday, August 12, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., at The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail. Join Carolyn Methec with Bamboo Cove Farm and The Peachtree Market as she provides a slice of knowledge about tomatoes. This Fayette Senior Services (FSS) 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.  

 

Peachtree City Planning Commission – Monday, August 12, 7:00 p.m., Council Chambers, City Hall, 151 Willowbend Road. The agenda is available at https://peachtree-city.org.

 

Flashback Friday in Fayetteville – Friday, August 16, 6:00 – 10:00 p.m., on the Old Courthouse lawn.

A live band, retro photo booth, local vendors, and old-school games and activities are on tap at Friday Night Live in Fayetteville. For more info, visit the Main Street Fayetteville page on Facebook.

 

PTC Library Used Book Sale – Saturday, August 17, 9:00 a.m. – noon, in the Storytime room at the Peachtree City Library. The sale will include DVDs, picture books, chapter books, young adult, parenting books, non-fiction, and homeschool resources.

 

An Evening with Chris Botti in Concert at The Fred – Saturday, August 17.  For more information and tickets, visit http://www.amphitheater.org/.

 

Conserving Georgia Benefit & Auction – Saturday, August 17, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., Zac Brown’s Camp Southern Ground. The 1st Annual Conserving Georgia Benefit & Auction is presented by the Southern Conservation Trust. The event will highlight conservations efforts in Georgia. In addition to the auction, which will focus on wildlife and outdoor recreation, there will be a bluegrass band, launch of a new beer, and a chef-prepared field to table wild game dinner. To learn more about the event and to purchase tickets, visit www.conservinggeorgia.org.

 

Adult Sensory Story Time – Wednesday, August 21, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., in the Story Time Area of the Children’s Department at the Peachtree City Library. This program is geared toward special needs adults. The program 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, building with legos, yoga poses, coloring and pasting, or creating something to take home. This program is free and open to the public, no registration required.

 

Fayette County’s Relay For Life Event – Friday, August 23, 5:00 – 11:00 p.m., at 290 Heatherden Avenue in Pinewood Forest. Be ready to eat dinner, enjoy live music, and play games for a great cause! Come early and bring a blanket or lawn chair to save a spot for a showing of Dixney/Pixar’s “Brave” at 8:00 p.m. Other activities include aerobics classes, cooking demonstrations, yoga, kids’ activities, performances by local student groups, and special activities for cancer patients and survivors. The event is open to the public and admission is free. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. For more information or to make a donation, visit RelayForLife.org/FayetteCountyGA.

 

Wing King Cook-Off – Saturday, August 24, Drake Field, 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., Drake Field. Restaurants from throughout the area will have wings for sale with dozens of flavors available! In addition to the judging panel, attendees can vote for their favorite wing in the People's Choice Award. There will be live music from No Limitz, cornhole, and other activities on hand. For more information, visit Wing King Facebook Page. The event is hosted by the Peachtree City Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Recreation & Special Events Department.

 

St. Christopher Golf Classic – Monday, August 26, at Flat Creek Country Club.  Proceeds benefit St. Christopher’s Outreach Ministry, The Bedford School, and The Joseph Sams School. For information and registration, visit stchristophergolfclassic.com or call Tom Farmakis at 404-428-7006.

 

 

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 PermitsThe State Outdoor Burn Ban is now in effect through September 30.  No burn permits will be issued for the burning of yard debris.  Campfires, chimneys, and cooking fires are still permitted.  All fires should be completely out and cold to the touch before leaving them.  Have a method of extinguishment available at all times and watch the weather.  Summer storms can produce gusty winds that blow embers into wooded areas and spark brush fires.  If prevailing winds are more than 15 mph, please refrain from having a camp fire. 

 

“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 or plastic bags can be accepted. 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 ttp://www.peachtree-city.org/DocumentCenter/View/1644/Police-Department-Applicationand selecting “Crime Tips” or the department’s Facebook app, 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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Week of August 5, 2019


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Council Actions from August 1

The Peachtree City Mayor and Council met on Thursday, August 1, and took the following actions:

·
Police Sgt. Chris Hyatt presented the Saved by the Belt award to Daniel Handley and his daughters Christina, Rachel, and Sarah for having their seatbelts on properly during a car accident in May, which allowed them to walk away from the accident with only bumps and bruises.

·
Mayor Fleisch recognized Fire Chief Joe O’Conor for completion of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program.

·
Council unanimously approved the adoption of the FY 2020 Operating Budget and Capital Improvement Program (CIP).

·
The Millage Rate Public Hearing Schedule was announced – Thursday, August 15, 7:30 a.m.; Thursday, August 15, 6:30 p.m. (during the regular City Council meeting); and Thursday, August 22, 9:00 a.m. (third public hearing and approval of the 2019 millage rate).

·
City
Manager Jon Rorie discussed the rules and regulations for the multi-use path
system (cart path), noting it was time to look at the rules and regulations to
correct inconsistencies and revisit requirements.


School Starts TODAY, August 5 - Slow Down: Back to School Means Sharing the Road


Fayette County Schools start Monday, August 5, and drivers will again have to share the road with school buses picking up their charges, kids on bikes hurrying to get to school, and harried parents trying to drop their kids off before work. Some School Zone times have changed, so please pay attention to the signage. All drivers are reminded to know the rules related to school busses and pedestrian crossings, and keep a close eye out while driving. The National Safety Council has some great tips at http://www.nsc.org/learn/safety-knowledge/Pages/back-to-school-safety-tips-for-drivers.aspx [http://www.nsc.org/learn/safety-knowledge/Pages/back-to-school-safety-tips-for-drivers.aspx] .


Glenloch Pool & Splash Park & Kedron Pools

The Glenloch Pool and Splash Park will be open
on weekends only beginning Monday, August 5. Daily admission to remains the
same and provides access to both the pool and splash park: No charge for ages 0-2; $4 for ages 3-11; $5
for ages 12 – 64; and $3 for ages 65 and older.


Kedron Pools remain open daily. For a schedule for both pools, visit https://peachtree-city.org/DocumentCenter/View/14916/SUMMER-pool-19?bidId [https://peachtree-city.org/DocumentCenter/View/14916/SUMMER-pool-19?bidId] =. Ten-visit punch cards and quarterly and
annual passes also available and good for both Glenloch and Kedron.


Changes Start Wednesday at Recycling Center on McIntosh Trail

Beginning Wednesday, August 7, the Recycling Center at 209 McIntosh Trail will stop taking plastics and aluminum/metal due to limited space, mis-use (contaminated and unwanted items), options
(discussed later in the announcement), and cost of having the materials picked
up for recycling.


Aluminum may be dropped off at the
collection and recycling points (trailers, at Fire Stations 81 (110 Paschall
Road) and 82 (105 Peachtree Parkway North). The funds from the aluminum recycling sales benefit the Georgia Firefighter’s Burn Foundation.

Residents are reminded that plastic recycling is included in the base rate of those garbage companies authorized to operate in Peachtree City. Check with your garbage company for details and to have a container delivered if you don’t have one.



COMMUNITY NEWS

Recreation Fall Catalog Now Available
The Fall Activities Catalog for the Peachtree City Recreation & Special Events Division is now available at www.peachtree-city.org/Recreation [http://www.peachtree-city.org/Recreation] . Check out all the details on the 42nd
Shakerag Arts & Crafts Festival set September 21-22. The catalog also has the details for ongoing programs for dance, fitness, child development, martial arts, aquatics, and more.



Choosing a Seat, Not a Side Offered August 9

Fayette Senior Services (FSS) will present “Choose A Seat, Not A Side” on Friday,
August 9, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., at The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail. Dr. Rick Chambers, psychologist with A Better
Way Counseling, will discuss the findings behind our habit of choosing sides.
Find out the reason you choose which side you’re on and the effect that
creating an “us vs them” mentality has on our health, happiness, and harmony. 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 [http://www.fayss.org/] .

The Topic is Tomatoes on August 12

“From My Head, Tomatoes” will be offered on Monday, August 12, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., at The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail. Join
Carolyn Methec with Bamboo Cove Farm and The Peachtree Market as she provides a slice of knowledge about tomatoes. Learn about the different kinds available, how to shop for and pick out the perfect and most ripe ones, and ideas for mouth-watering recipes using tomatoes. This
Fayette Senior Services (FSS) 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 [http://www.fayss.org/] .


Flashback Friday in Fayetteville August 16
A live band, retro photo booth, local vendors, and old-school games and activities are on tap at Friday Night Live in Fayetteville on Friday, August 16, 6:00 – 10:00 p.m., on the Old Courthouse lawn. For more info, visit the Main Street Fayetteville page on Facebook.

Conserving Georgia Benefit & Auction Slated August 17

The 1st Annual Conserving Georgia Benefit will be held at Zac Brown’s Camp Southern Ground in Fayetteville on Saturday, August 17, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Presented by the Southern Conservation Trust, the event will highlight conservations efforts in Georgia. In addition to the auction, which will focus on wildlife and outdoor recreation, there will be a bluegrass band, launch of a new beer, and a chef-prepared field to table wild game dinner. To learn more about the event and to purchase tickets, visit www.conservinggeorgia.org [http://www.conservinggeorgia.org/] .


Adult Sensory Story Time Planned Wednesday, August 21, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

This program is geared toward special needs adults. The program 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, building with legos, yoga poses, coloring and
pasting, or creating something to take home. This program is free and open to
the public, no registration required. This event will be held in the Story Time
Area of the Children’s Department at the Peachtree City Library.


Fayette County’s Relay For Life Event Set August 23

The American Cancer Society’s annual Relay For Life of Fayette County will be held Friday, August 23, 5:00 – 11:00 p.m., at 290 Heatherden Avenue in Pinewood Forest. Be ready to eat dinner, enjoy live music, and play games for a great cause! Come early and bring a blanket or lawn chair
to save a spot for a showing of Dixney/Pixar’s “Brave” at 8:00 p.m. Other
activities include aerobics classes, cooking demonstrations, yoga, kids’
activities, performances by local student groups, and special activities for
cancer patients and survivors. The event is open to the public and admission is
free. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. For more information or
to make a donation, visit RelayForLife.org/FayetteCountyGA [https://secure.acsevents.org/site/STR?pg=entry&fr_id=91385&_ga=2.22783099.1363482304.1564589905-242684629.1564589905] .



Reservations Open for September 21 for Peachtree City Greekfest

The 2019 Peachtree City Greekfest will be held Saturday, September 21, 6:00 – 10:00 p.m., at the Dixie Wing Commemorative Air Force Hangar, 1200 Echo Court, at Atlanta Regional Airport – Falcon Field. Enjoy a night in old Athens! Tickets are $65 per person for all-you-can eat homemade Greek delicacies, plus live entertainment. Sponsored by St. Christopher Hellenic Orthodox Church in support of the Building Fund! Seating is limited. Order tickets online: www.peachtreecitygreekfest.org [http://www.peachtreecitygreekfest.org/]


Volunteer Opportunities

Peachtree City Accepting Planning Commission Applications

Peachtree City is accepting applications for volunteer appointments
to the Planning Commission. The Commission reviews conceptual site plans, landscape plans, and some non-residential building elevations for development in Peachtree City, as well as providing recommendations to the Mayor and Council on all zoning requests and annexation requests. Two
appointments are for three-year terms and one Alternate will serve for one year. Meetings are held on the second and fourth Mondays
of each month at 7:00 p.m. Applicants must be a legal resident of the State of Georgia and have been a resident of Peachtree City for at least six months. Details and applications are available at https://peachtree-city.org/jobs [https://peachtree-city.org/DocumentCenter/View/15786/Planning-Commission-Volunteer-Application?bidId=] and are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 13.


Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Class to Begin September 12

The Peachtree City Police Department is accepting applications for the Fall Adult (ages 18+) CERT class that begins Thursday, September 12, and meets each Thursday, 6:30 p.m., for 10 weeks, concluding November 21. Classes include hands-on, practical skills for dealing with sudden emergencies in our community. Applications being accepted now through September 1 for the program. For more information and application, visit http://www.cert-peachtreecity.com/ [http://www.cert-peachtreecity.com/] .



Registrations Underway:


·
Dragon Boat Open Practice Sessions – Get
ready for the September 28 Dragon Boat Festival, or just find out what it’s all
about! Monday mornings (8:45 am.) and
Thursday evenings (6:15 p.m.) at Picnic Park (behind the Library). All skill
and fitness levels are welcome. Wear regular workout clothes and shoes that can
get wet in the lake. Donations towards the Rotary Club boat expenses are appreciated. Follow https://www.facebook.com/ptcdragonboats/ [https://www.facebook.com/ptcdragonboats/]


·
Inline Hockey – Registration for the Fall season is now open at ptchockey.com [http://www.ptchockey.com/registration] .


·
NEW-Lacrosse – Registration is open for the Fall season, which begins the middle of August and goes through the beginning of October depending on the program. Programs offered include Mini Stixx (Pre-K – Kindergarten boys and girls), Girls High School 5v5 League, Boys & Girls 1st – 3rd Grade, Boys & Girls 4th – 5th Grade, and Boys & Girls Middle
School. For more information and to register, visit PTCLAX.com [http://www.ptclax.com/] .


·
Tennis Classes – Enrollment has begun for fall beginner and intermediate tennis classes at the Peachtree City Tennis Center for students ages 4 – 17. Call 770-486-9474 to sign up or stop by the Tennis Center at 10 Planterra Way. For more information, contact Greg Farmer at greg.farmer@clubcorp.com.

·
NEW-Ladies Beginner Tennis Classes – Enrollment is underway for a six-week ladies beginner class on Friday mornings beginning August 16. Each student will also receive a 30-minute private lesson. The cost for class and lesson is $75. . Call 770-486-9474 to sign up or stop by the Tennis Center at 10 Planterra Way. For more information, contact Greg Farmer at greg.farmer@clubcorp.com.


·
Youth Basketball (boys
1st - 12th, girls 1st - 8th). Register for the Fall season at www.ptcyba.org [http://www.ptcyba.org/] . Girls, 9th - 12th, interested
in playing rec basketball can email ptcyba@gmail.com (cannot play Rec
basketball if play on high school girls team).


·
NEW-Peach State Cornhole League Registration – Registration has
begun for the Peach State Cornhole League. The 2019 Fall League will play
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., at The Avenue (Central Park Green Space)
beginning August 28 through October 16. Players can register as a team or a
free agent. For details and registration, visit www.peachstatecornhole.com [http://www.peachstatecornhole.com/leagues/cornhole/1198564-2019-fall-league----peachtree-city-the-avenue-wednesdays] .



CONSTRUCTION PROJECT UPDATES

Traffic Advisories:

54/74 Intersection Lane Closure – The Georgia Department of
Transportation (GDOT) is making repairs to the southeast corner of the Highway
54/74 intersection through the end of July. The right-turn lane from Hwy 74S onto Hwy 54 will remain closed for the entire project, and work may require additional lane closures at times, causing traffic delays. Please remain alert and slow down for the work zone. Get real-time information on traffic conditions and works status by calling 511, visiting http://www.511ga.org/ [http://www.511ga.org/] , or downloading the Georgia 511 app.



Road Closures for HA5 – Due to the weather and the start of
school, the application of HA5, a compound that extends the life of asphalt,
has been postponed in Maple Shade until Spring 2020.

Utility / Right-of-Way Projects

Atlanta Gas Light is working on new installation in

·
Cresswind, August 6 through October

·
Everton, August 1 through November 1

REMINDER:
Utility work takes place in City-owned Right-of-Way or Utility
Easements. Please do not threaten contractors – they are allowed to work in this area whether you personally want the service or not. While it may be your “yard,” it is not your property. Contractors will restore grass when done in
the neighborhood. Residents should water new grass seed/sod after installation (the utilities do not return to keep grass seed/sod watered). No one should
have private sprinkler systems or electric dog fences in the public
right-of-way, but if you do, please mark them when you see other utilities
marked in your yard. Utility contractors are not responsible for restoring these items, and locate services (811) will not know about them to mark them.



CALENDAR


Recreation Fall Catalog – Now Available. The
Fall Activities Catalog for the Peachtree City Recreation & Special Events
Division is now available at www.peachtree-city.org/Recreation [http://www.peachtree-city.org/Recreation] . Check out all the details on the 42nd
Shakerag Arts & Crafts Festival set September 21-22. The catalog also has the details for ongoing programs for dance, fitness, child development, martial arts, aquatics, and more.



Fayette County Board of Commissioners Meeting – Thursday, August 8, 6:30
p.m., 140 Stonewall Avenue West, Fayetteville. For agenda information, visit www.fayettecountyga.gov [https://www.fayettecountyga.gov/administration/BOC/archives/2019/08-08-2019-Agenda.pdf] .



Peachtree City Airport Authority Meeting – Thursday, August 8, 7:00
p.m. The board meets in the main terminal building, 7 Falcon Drive, at Atlanta
Regional Airport – Falcon Field.



Choose A Seat, Not A Side – Friday, August 9, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., at The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail. Dr. Rick Chambers, psychologist with A Better
Way Counseling, will discuss the findings behind our habit of choosing sides. 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 [http://www.fayss.org/] .

Night Market at Drake Field – Saturday, August 10, 6:00 -?11:00 p.m. Enjoy live music, food, and artists. Bustling with excitement and fun, Night Market is the
monthly destination for outdoor dining, shopping, and entertainment. Night
Market is intended for participants 21 and older and has alcoholic beverages
present. Golf Cart commuting is recommended.



MJ Live with Electric Avenue at The Fred – Saturday, August 10. For more information and tickets, visit http://www.amphitheater.org/ [http://www.amphitheater.org/]


From My Head, Tomatoes – Monday, August 12, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., at The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail. Join Carolyn Methec with Bamboo Cove Farm and The Peachtree Market as she provides a slice of knowledge about tomatoes. This Fayette Senior Services (FSS) 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 [http://www.fayss.org/] .



Peachtree City Planning Commission – Monday, August 12, 7:00
p.m., Council Chambers, City Hall, 151 Willowbend Road. The agenda is available
at https://peachtree-city.org [https://peachtree-city.org/355/Planning-Commission-Meeting-Agenda] .


Flashback Friday in Fayetteville – Friday, August 16, 6:00 – 10:00 p.m., on the Old Courthouse lawn. A live band, retro photo booth, local
vendors, and old-school games and activities are on tap at Friday Night Live in
Fayetteville. For more info, visit the Main Street Fayetteville page on
Facebook.

PTC Library Used Book Sale – Saturday, August 17, 9:00 a.m. – noon, in the Storytime room at the Peachtree City Library. The sale will
include DVDs, picture books, chapter books, young adult, parenting books,
non-fiction, and homeschool resources.


An Evening with Chris Botti in Concert at The Fred – Saturday, August 17. For more information and tickets, visit http://www.amphitheater.org/ [http://www.amphitheater.org/] .


Conserving Georgia Benefit & Auction – Saturday, August 17, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., Zac Brown’s Camp Southern Ground. The 1st Annual Conserving Georgia Benefit & Auction is presented by the Southern Conservation Trust. The event will
highlight conservations efforts in Georgia. In addition to the auction, which
will focus on wildlife and outdoor recreation, there will be a bluegrass band,
launch of a new beer, and a chef-prepared field to table wild game dinner. To
learn more about the event and to purchase tickets, visit www.conservinggeorgia.org [http://www.conservinggeorgia.org/] .


Adult Sensory Story Time – Wednesday, August 21, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., in
the Story Time Area of the Children’s Department at the Peachtree City Library.
This program is geared toward special needs adults. The program 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, building with legos, yoga
poses, coloring and pasting, or creating something to take home. This program
is free and open to the public, no registration required.

Fayette County’s Relay For Life Event – Friday, August 23, 5:00 – 11:00 p.m., at 290 Heatherden Avenue in Pinewood Forest. Be ready to eat dinner,
enjoy live music, and play games for a great cause! Come early and bring a
blanket or lawn chair to save a spot for a showing of Dixney/Pixar’s “Brave” at
8:00 p.m. Other activities include aerobics classes, cooking demonstrations,
yoga, kids’ activities, performances by local student groups, and special
activities for cancer patients and survivors. The event is open to the public
and admission is free. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. For
more information or to make a donation, visit RelayForLife.org/FayetteCountyGA [https://secure.acsevents.org/site/STR?pg=entry&fr_id=91385&_ga=2.22783099.1363482304.1564589905-242684629.1564589905] .


Wing King Cook-Off – Saturday, August 24, Drake Field, 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., Drake Field. Restaurants from throughout the area will have wings for sale with dozens of flavors available! In addition to the judging panel, attendees can vote for their favorite wing in the People's Choice Award. There will be live music from No Limitz, cornhole, and other activities on hand. For more information, visit Wing King Facebook Page. The event is hosted by the Peachtree City Convention &
Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Recreation & Special Events Department.

St. Christopher Golf Classic – Monday, August 26, at Flat Creek Country Club. Proceeds benefit St. Christopher’s Outreach Ministry, The Bedford School, and The Joseph Sams School. For information and registration, visit stchristophergolfclassic.com [https://secure.perfectgolfevent.com/eventweb/7454/]
or call Tom Farmakis at 404-428-7006.


ONGOING


Current Recreation Activities Catalog available at www.peachtree-city.org/recreation [http://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 [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 [http://peachtree-city.org/1195/Trees]


Burn Permits –The State
Outdoor Burn Ban is now in effect through September 30. No burn permits will be issued for the burning of yard debris. Campfires,
chimneys, and cooking fires are still permitted. All fires should be completely out and cold to the touch before leaving them. Have a method of extinguishment available at all times and watch the weather. Summer storms can produce gusty winds that blow embers into wooded areas and spark brush fires. If prevailing winds are more than 15 mph, please refrain from having a camp fire.


“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 [http://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 or plastic bags can be accepted. 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 [http://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 [http://www.peachtree-city.org/police]
ttp://www.peachtree-city.org/DocumentCenter/View/1644/Police-Department-Application and
selecting “Crime Tips” or the department’s Facebook app, 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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