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Week of May 13, 2019


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HOT TOPICS

Planning Commission Meeting Cancelled

The May 13 meeting for the Peachtree City Planning Commission has been cancelled due to lack of agenda items.  The next regular meeting is Monday,

City Council Meets Tuesday & Thursday

Final City Council Retreat Workshop – Tuesday, May 14

The final of three Retreat workshops for the Mayor and City Council will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 6:30 p.m., at City Hall.  The discussion topics will cover fiscal control and financial management.

Council Meeting Thursday, May 16

The Peachtree City Mayor and Council will meet on Thursday, May 16, 6:30 p.m., at City Hall.  The public is welcome.  The agenda includes two public hearings – one for a request to rezone 28.04 acres off Clubhouse Drive from GI General Industrial to LUC Limited Use Commercial (Calistoa) and the second for the Transmittal Resolution for the Capital Improvements Element update to the Comprehensive Plan.  The complete agenda and packet are available at www.peachtree-city.org/councilagenda

COMMUNITY NEWS

The Library Wants to Know:  What are YOU reading this summer?

The Peachtree City Library’s summer reading program, A Universe of Stories, has some great events and programs planned this summer.  There will be a little something for children of all ages, from preschool, elementary school, tweens, and teens, to adults. 


Volunteers Welcome for Lake Kedron on May 18

The Fayette County Water Guardians is a program for local residents in kayaks, canoes, or on foot to assist with cleaning our water reservoirs. On Saturday, May 18, those wishing to help should arrive by 7:45 a.m. at the boat dock parking lot off of Peachtree Pkwy N. A trash grabber, trash bags and bottled water will be provided. Liability waiver is required – contact WaterGuardians@fayettecountyga.gov to register. Please remember to bring your waiver, life vest, sun screen and a hat the day of the event. In event of rain, all registered participants will be notified via email with a rescheduled time and date.

Recreation Summer Catalog Now Available

The Summer 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 BMX 40th Anniversary Celebration, the 4th of July, the annual Fishing Rodeo on July 13, and the Back to School Bash on August 3.  The catalog also has the ongoing programs for dance, fitness, child development, martial arts, aquatics, and more. 

4th of July Parade Registration Goes Online Wednesday

Registration for Peachtree City’s annual July 4th Parade Registration begins on Wednesday, May 15, for Peachtree City residents and businesses (Fayette County residents/businesses begins May 22). We are moving to an online and in person only registration so please only call in if you are having issues with the online registration. Registration for Fayette County residents/businesses begins May 22 and will be accepted in person at the Kedron Aquatic Center.

PTC Residents & Businesses:


Registrations Announced & Underway:

  • NEW! Summer Tennis Classes @ The Peachtree City Tennis Center.   For information, contact Greg Farmer at greg.farmer@clubcorp.com  
  • NEW! Tennis Summer Camp @ The Peachtree City Tennis Center.   For information, contact Drew Edborg at andrew.edborg@clubcorp.com
  • NEW! Fayette Extension Service Youth Programs and Camps – Check out the Junior Master Gardener and Wildlife Gardener day camps for 3rd – 5th Graders at http://extension.uga.edu/county-offices/fayette/agriculture-and-natural-resources/AgYouthPrograms.html
  • July 4th Parade Registration Begins May 15. Parade registration for Peachtree City residents and businesses will begin May 15 (Fayette County residents/businesses begins May 22).  Before registering, please review the 2019 Parade Rules at http://www.peachtree-city.org/DocumentCenter/View/11137/Parade-Info-and-Rules-2019?bidId
  • All American 5K/10K Registration for May 25 run - More information and registration at https://ptcrc.com/all-american-5k-and-10k/ 
  • Peachtree City Girls Softball Registration (Fall) for ages 4 - 18 is now open. Spots are first come, first served https://www.ptcgsa.com/ through August 1.
  • MHS Youth Football Clinic for grades K-8 - Thursday, June 6, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. More info and registration form at https://www.fcboe.org/Page/4140
  • City Summer Camps Registration underway.  Catalog with camp descriptions and online registration at www.peachtree-city.org/recreation 
  • Call for Submissions - Peachtree City Anthology - In honor of Peachtree City’s 60th anniversary, the will publish an anthology of personal essays/poems capturing the essence of Peachtree City as “home.” Memoirs of growing up in, moving to, or starting a business in Peachtree City, newsworthy moments, iconic events, or lost places, profiles of local personalities, ghost stories and tall tales, etc., all needed.  Ages 15 & up only, 2,000-word max for prose, 100 lines for poetry, deadline June 30. For submission instructions and more information, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/peachtree-city-anthology-submissions-tickets-57620598762 
  • Teen CERT Program Summer Camp – Registration underway for ages 13 – 17.  Registration deadline is June 1, with daily morning sessions (8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) at the Police Department from June 10 – 14.  More info and applications at http://www.cert-peachtreecity.com/
  • Dragon Boat Teams Early Bird Registration Now Open – the Rotary Club is registering teams for the September 28 Dragon Boat Festival at Drake Field and on Lake Peachtree - https://ptcdragonboats.org/ 
  • Exchange Student Host Families - World Heritage International Student Exchange host families for the 2019-20 School Year.  Students come from over 60 countries with health insurance, spending money, and the urge to learn about the American Culture. Go to www.world-heritage.org or contact BobComeau@att.net / 978-204-3953 if interested.   Please apply before the end of June.

CONSTRUCTION PROJECT UPDATES

Peachtree City 2019 Street Paving Projects

Peachtree City’s list and map of streets that will be repaved in 2019 is now available at https://peachtree-city.org/DocumentCenter/View/15004/2019-Paving-Resurfacing-Document?bidId The City’s contractor has begun repairs to the curb and gutter for all the streets noted, then will go back for the repaving.  Once that has been completed, the contractor will go back and begin paving next month.  Once paving gets underway, the City will have a better estimate of their schedule.

Highway 74 North Intersections

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has completed the R-Cut Intersection at Kedron Drive South and Highway 74 N, along with the median turnaround at McWilliams Drive.  There will be an additional R-Cut installed at Lexington Pass, with a turnaround built about 700 ft. north of Lexington Pass, in GDOT’s next budget year, which begins this summer.   

Utility / Right-of-Way Projects

Atlanta Gas Light is working in

  • Cresswind Phase 3 through October 30
  • Everton Phase 1 through June 1  

AT&T is working at the following locations:

  • Cameron Trail area (Wickerhill, Treillage, Tapestry, Chestnut Field) through July 22
  • Glenloch (Bridlepath, Clydesdale, Morgans Turn, Doubletrace, Stevens Entry) through May 21

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

Graduation Signs and Banners Allowed – May 1 – June 12.  Peachtree City waives the sign permit requirement and $30 fee for graduation signs or banners placed at subdivision entrances between May 1 – June 12.  No advertising on the signs is permitted, and signs/banners may not be tied to trees or block signs or visibility.  All banners must be removed by June 12.  Permits or fees are not required for graduation signs placed on personal residential property, and one sign per lot is permitted.  For more information on placement and size restrictions, visit https://peachtree-city.org/DocumentCenter/View/1821/FAQ-graduationsigns

Peachtree City Convention & Visitors Bureau Meeting – Wednesday, May 15, 9:00 a.m. at the Peachtree City Visitors Center, 224 City Circle, Suite 2000 B.  The public is welcome.

2019 Ride of Silence Bicycle Procession for Fallen Cyclists – Wednesday, May 15, 6:30 p.m., beginning and ending at Bicycles Unlimited (east end of Braelinn Shopping Center).  All cyclists invited to participate (helmet required) – approximately 10 mile ride, silent and slow paced, on low-traffic streets.    Light refreshments after the ride.  Procession for fallen cyclists. Sponsored by Southside Cycling Club.

Book Talk & Signing: My Ex-Best Friend’s Wedding - Thursday, May 16, 11:00 a.m. – noon, in the Floy Farr Room of the Peachtree City Library.  Join Wendy Wax for a fun bridal shower-themed book talk and signing of her new release. Cake and punch included with RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/my-ex-best-friends-wedding-with-wendy-wax-tickets-58795694505 . On-site book sales courtesy of Book Miser. 

Women’s Premier Soccer League: PTC MOBA v Chattanooga SC – Friday, May 17, 7:30 p.m., at 1000 MOBA Drive in Peachtree City.  Tickets available at https://www.mobasoccer.com/tickets

Dennis DeYoung: The Grand Illusion 40th Anniversary Album Tour @ The Fred – Friday, May 17, at 8:00 p.m. Box office opens at 5:30 p.m., gates open at 6:30 p.m.  For more information and tickets, visit http://www.amphitheater.org/

Lake Kedron Cleanup – Saturday, May 18, at the park on Peachtree Pkwy N.  Those wishing to help should arrive by 7:45 a.m. at the boat dock parking lot. A trash grabber, trash bags and bottled water will be provided. Liability waiver is required – contact WaterGuardians@fayettecountyga.gov to register. Please remember to bring your waiver, life vest, sun screen and a hat the day of the event. In event of rain, all registered participants will be notified via email with a rescheduled time and date.

Fayette County Board of Education Meeting – Monday, May 20, 7:00 p.m., at 205 LaFayette Avenue, Building A in Fayetteville.  For more information, visit https://www.fcboe.org/domain/451

United Soccer League 2 (Men’s): PTC MOBA v SC United Bantams – Tuesday, May 21, 7:30 p.m., at 1000 MOBA Drive in Peachtree City.  Tickets available at https://www.mobasoccer.com/tickets

FSS Presents: Securing Social Security – Thursday, May 23, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., at The Gathering Place, (203 McIntosh Tr.).  Scott Hill with The Foundation for Financial Education provides tips to maximize social security benefits through claiming strategies. Get a better grasp on how to receive the biggest amount of benefits over your SS lifetime in addition to how to coordinate claiming to reduce income taxes during retirement. Program is FREE but pre-registration is required at 770-461-0813 or register@fayss.org (include name, phone number, and event title). Fayette Senior Services members and non-members welcome. www.Fayss.org  

United Soccer League 2 (Men’s): PTC MOBA v Tormenta FC – Friday, May 24, 7:30 p.m., at 1000 MOBA Drive in Peachtree City.  Tickets available at https://www.mobasoccer.com/tickets

All American 5K/10K – Saturday, May 25, 8:00 a.m., at the McIntosh Trail Recreation Complex.  Co-sponsored by the PTC Running Club and the American Legion Post 50, this year’s race celebrates 100 years of the American Legion and will feature Capt. Dan Berschinski to cheer on the runners.  Dan is a McIntosh High School and West Point graduate who lost both legs to an IED in Afghanistan.  More information and registration at https://ptcrc.com/all-american-5k-and-10k/

Women’s Premier Soccer League: PTC MOBA v Chattanooga SC – Saturday, May 25, 7:30 p.m., at 1000 MOBA Drive in Peachtree City.  Tickets available at https://www.mobasoccer.com/tickets

Peachtree City Memorial Day Observance – Monday, May 27, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m., at the Veterans Memorial at City Hall Plaza.  The public is welcome. 

Red Cross Blood Drive - Friday, May 31, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., in the lower level of the Peachtree City Library.  Walk-ins welcome, or register in advance at https://redcrossblood.org (sponsor code: PTCLibrary).

The Smokin’ Bike Fest BBQ Competition – Friday & Saturday, May 31 & June 1, at the McIntosh Trail Recreation Complex.  Celebrate the BMX Association’s 40th Anniversary with a BBQ competition, live music, and kids’ activities.  Parking and admission are free.  More info and signup for local steak grilling competition at https://smokinbikefest.com   

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/MyCommunityOfficerPlease 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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HOT TOPICS

Planning Commission Meeting Cancelled
The May 13 meeting for the Peachtree City Planning Commission has been cancelled due to lack of agenda items. The next regular meeting is Monday,


City Council Meets Tuesday & Thursday

Final City Council Retreat Workshop – Tuesday, May 14
The final of three Retreat workshops for the Mayor and City Council will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 6:30 p.m., at City Hall. The discussion topics will cover fiscal control and financial management.

Council Meeting Thursday, May 16
The Peachtree City Mayor and Council will meet on Thursday, May 16, 6:30 p.m., at City Hall. The public is welcome. The agenda includes two public hearings – one for a request to rezone 28.04 acres off Clubhouse Drive from GI General Industrial to LUC Limited Use Commercial (Calistoa) and the second for the Transmittal Resolution for the Capital Improvements Element update to the Comprehensive Plan. The complete agenda and packet are available at www.peachtree-city.org/councilagenda

COMMUNITY NEWS

The Library Wants to Know: What are YOU reading this summer?
The Peachtree City Library’s summer reading program, A Universe of Stories, has some great events and programs planned this summer. There will be a little something for children of all ages, from preschool, elementary school, tweens, and teens, to adults.

• Youth program – sign-up begins May 17. Details at https://peachtree-city.org/DocumentCenter/View/15114/Summer-Reading-Program-Calendar-2019-PDF?bidId

• Adult program guide at https://peachtree-city.org/DocumentCenter/View/15151/Adult-Summer-Reading-Program-Guide-2019-PDF?bidId

Volunteers Welcome for Lake Kedron on May 18
The Fayette County Water Guardians is a program for local residents in kayaks, canoes, or on foot to assist with cleaning our water reservoirs. On Saturday, May 18, those wishing to help should arrive by 7:45 a.m. at the boat dock parking lot off of Peachtree Pkwy N. A trash grabber, trash bags and bottled water will be provided. Liability waiver is required – contact WaterGuardians@fayettecountyga.gov to register. Please remember to bring your waiver, life vest, sun screen and a hat the day of the event. In event of rain, all registered participants will be notified via email with a rescheduled time and date.


Recreation Summer Catalog Now Available
The Summer 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 BMX 40th Anniversary Celebration, the 4th of July, the annual Fishing Rodeo on July 13, and the Back to School Bash on August 3. The catalog also has the ongoing programs for dance, fitness, child development, martial arts, aquatics, and more.


4th of July Parade Registration Goes Online Wednesday
Registration for Peachtree City’s annual July 4th Parade Registration begins on Wednesday, May 15, for Peachtree City residents and businesses (Fayette County residents/businesses begins May 22). We are moving to an online and in person only registration so please only call in if you are having issues with the online registration. Registration for Fayette County residents/businesses begins May 22 and will be accepted in person at the Kedron Aquatic Center.

PTC Residents & Businesses:
• If you do not already have an Active account you can set that up ahead of time at https://apm.activecommunities.com/peachtreecityrec/Home
• Before registering, please review the 2019 Parade Rules at http://www.peachtree-city.org/DocumentCenter/View/11137/Parade-Info-and-Rules-2019?bidId
• Register online at https://apm.activecommunities.com/peachtreecityrec/Activity_Search/8629 (or log into Active and search “parade”).


Registrations Announced & Underway:
• NEW! Summer Tennis Classes @ The Peachtree City Tennis Center. For information, contact Greg Farmer at greg.farmer@clubcorp.com
• NEW! Tennis Summer Camp @ The Peachtree City Tennis Center. For information, contact Drew Edborg at andrew.edborg@clubcorp.com
• NEW! Fayette Extension Service Youth Programs and Camps – Check out the Junior Master Gardener and Wildlife Gardener day camps for 3rd – 5th Graders at http://extension.uga.edu/county-offices/fayette/agriculture-and-natural-resources/AgYouthPrograms.html
• July 4th Parade Registration Begins May 15. Parade registration for Peachtree City residents and businesses will begin May 15 (Fayette County residents/businesses begins May 22). Before registering, please review the 2019 Parade Rules at http://www.peachtree-city.org/DocumentCenter/View/11137/Parade-Info-and-Rules-2019?bidId
• All American 5K/10K Registration for May 25 run - More information and registration at https://ptcrc.com/all-american-5k-and-10k/
• Peachtree City Girls Softball Registration (Fall) for ages 4 - 18 is now open. Spots are first come, first served https://www.ptcgsa.com/ through August 1.
• MHS Youth Football Clinic for grades K-8 - Thursday, June 6, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. More info and registration form at https://www.fcboe.org/Page/4140
• City Summer Camps – Registration underway. Catalog with camp descriptions and online registration at www.peachtree-city.org/recreation
• Call for Submissions - Peachtree City Anthology - In honor of Peachtree City’s 60th anniversary, the will publish an anthology of personal essays/poems capturing the essence of Peachtree City as “home.” Memoirs of growing up in, moving to, or starting a business in Peachtree City, newsworthy moments, iconic events, or lost places, profiles of local personalities, ghost stories and tall tales, etc., all needed. Ages 15 & up only, 2,000-word max for prose, 100 lines for poetry, deadline June 30. For submission instructions and more information, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/peachtree-city-anthology-submissions-tickets-57620598762
• Teen CERT Program Summer Camp – Registration underway for ages 13 – 17. Registration deadline is June 1, with daily morning sessions (8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) at the Police Department from June 10 – 14. More info and applications at http://www.cert-peachtreecity.com/
• Dragon Boat Teams Early Bird Registration Now Open – the Rotary Club is registering teams for the September 28 Dragon Boat Festival at Drake Field and on Lake Peachtree - https://ptcdragonboats.org/
• Exchange Student Host Families - World Heritage International Student Exchange host families for the 2019-20 School Year. Students come from over 60 countries with health insurance, spending money, and the urge to learn about the American Culture. Go to www.world-heritage.org or contact BobComeau@att.net / 978-204-3953 if interested. Please apply before the end of June.

CONSTRUCTION PROJECT UPDATES


Peachtree City 2019 Street Paving Projects
Peachtree City’s list and map of streets that will be repaved in 2019 is now available at https://peachtree-city.org/DocumentCenter/View/15004/2019-Paving-Resurfacing-Document?bidId The City’s contractor has begun repairs to the curb and gutter for all the streets noted, then will go back for the repaving. Once that has been completed, the contractor will go back and begin paving next month. Once paving gets underway, the City will have a better estimate of their schedule.


Highway 74 North Intersections
The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has completed the R-Cut Intersection at Kedron Drive South and Highway 74 N, along with the median turnaround at McWilliams Drive. There will be an additional R-Cut installed at Lexington Pass, with a turnaround built about 700 ft. north of Lexington Pass, in GDOT’s next budget year, which begins this summer.


Utility / Right-of-Way Projects

Atlanta Gas Light is working in
• Cresswind Phase 3 through October 30
• Everton Phase 1 through June 1

AT&T is working at the following locations:
• Cameron Trail area (Wickerhill, Treillage, Tapestry, Chestnut Field) through July 22.
• Glenloch (Bridlepath, Clydesdale, Morgans Turn, Doubletrace, Stevens Entry) through May 21.

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

Graduation Signs and Banners Allowed – May 1 – June 12. Peachtree City waives the sign permit requirement and $30 fee for graduation signs or banners placed at subdivision entrances between May 1 – June 12. No advertising on the signs is permitted, and signs/banners may not be tied to trees or block signs or visibility. All banners must be removed by June 12. Permits or fees are not required for graduation signs placed on personal residential property, and one sign per lot is permitted. For more information on placement and size restrictions, visit https://peachtree-city.org/DocumentCenter/View/1821/FAQ-graduationsigns .

Peachtree City Convention & Visitors Bureau Meeting – Wednesday, May 15, 9:00 a.m. at the Peachtree City Visitors Center, 224 City Circle, Suite 2000 B. The public is welcome.

2019 Ride of Silence Bicycle Procession for Fallen Cyclists – Wednesday, May 15, 6:30 p.m., beginning and ending at Bicycles Unlimited (east end of Braelinn Shopping Center). All cyclists invited to participate (helmet required) – approximately 10 mile ride, silent and slow paced, on low-traffic streets. Light refreshments after the ride. Procession for fallen cyclists. Sponsored by Southside Cycling Club.

Book Talk & Signing: My Ex-Best Friend’s Wedding - Thursday, May 16, 11:00 a.m. – noon, in the Floy Farr Room of the Peachtree City Library. Join Wendy Wax for a fun bridal shower-themed book talk and signing of her new release. Cake and punch included with RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/my-ex-best-friends-wedding-with-wendy-wax-tickets-58795694505 . On-site book sales courtesy of Book Miser.

Women’s Premier Soccer League: PTC MOBA v Chattanooga SC – Friday, May 17, 7:30 p.m., at 1000 MOBA Drive in Peachtree City. Tickets available at https://www.mobasoccer.com/tickets

Dennis DeYoung: The Grand Illusion 40th Anniversary Album Tour @ The Fred – Friday, May 17, at 8:00 p.m. Box office opens at 5:30 p.m., gates open at 6:30 p.m. For more information and tickets, visit http://www.amphitheater.org/

Lake Kedron Cleanup – Saturday, May 18, at the park on Peachtree Pkwy N. Those wishing to help should arrive by 7:45 a.m. at the boat dock parking lot. A trash grabber, trash bags and bottled water will be provided. Liability waiver is required – contact WaterGuardians@fayettecountyga.gov to register. Please remember to bring your waiver, life vest, sun screen and a hat the day of the event. In event of rain, all registered participants will be notified via email with a rescheduled time and date.

Fayette County Board of Education Meeting – Monday, May 20, 7:00 p.m., at 205 LaFayette Avenue, Building A in Fayetteville. For more information, visit https://www.fcboe.org/domain/451

United Soccer League 2 (Men’s): PTC MOBA v SC United Bantams – Tuesday, May 21, 7:30 p.m., at 1000 MOBA Drive in Peachtree City. Tickets available at https://www.mobasoccer.com/tickets

FSS Presents: Securing Social Security – Thursday, May 23, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., at The Gathering Place, (203 McIntosh Tr.). Scott Hill with The Foundation for Financial Education provides tips to maximize social security benefits through claiming strategies. Get a better grasp on how to receive the biggest amount of benefits over your SS lifetime in addition to how to coordinate claiming to reduce income taxes during retirement. Program is FREE but pre-registration is required at 770-461-0813 or register@fayss.org (include name, phone number, and event title). Fayette Senior Services members and non-members welcome. www.Fayss.org

United Soccer League 2 (Men’s): PTC MOBA v Tormenta FC – Friday, May 24, 7:30 p.m., at 1000 MOBA Drive in Peachtree City. Tickets available at https://www.mobasoccer.com/tickets

All American 5K/10K – Saturday, May 25, 8:00 a.m., at the McIntosh Trail Recreation Complex. Co-sponsored by the PTC Running Club and the American Legion Post 50, this year’s race celebrates 100 years of the American Legion and will feature Capt. Dan Berschinski to cheer on the runners. Dan is a McIntosh High School and West Point graduate who lost both legs to an IED in Afghanistan. More information and registration at https://ptcrc.com/all-american-5k-and-10k/

Women’s Premier Soccer League: PTC MOBA v Chattanooga SC – Saturday, May 25, 7:30 p.m., at 1000 MOBA Drive in Peachtree City. Tickets available at https://www.mobasoccer.com/tickets

Peachtree City Memorial Day Observance – Monday, May 27, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m., at the Veterans Memorial at City Hall Plaza. The public is welcome.

Red Cross Blood Drive - Friday, May 31, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., in the lower level of the Peachtree City Library. Walk-ins welcome, or register in advance at https://redcrossblood.org (sponsor code: PTCLibrary).

The Smokin’ Bike Fest BBQ Competition – Friday & Saturday, May 31 & June 1, at the McIntosh Trail Recreation Complex. Celebrate the BMX Association’s 40th Anniversary with a BBQ competition, live music, and kids’ activities. Parking and admission are free. More info and signup for local steak grilling competition at https://smokinbikefest.com


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 –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 . 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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