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Peachtree City UPDATES Newsletter
Week of August 12, 2019

 

 

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HOT TOPICS

 

Planning Commission Meets Tonight

The Peachtree City Planning Commission will meet on Monday, August 12, 7:00 p.m., at City Hall.  The public is welcome.  The agenda includes elevations for South-Tree headquarters at 201 Prospect Park, the conceptual plat for a mixed use development – Smokerise Corners (residential) and Bradshaw Corners (commercial) at Hwy 54/Sumner Road, and the conceptual plat for Cavalier Manor at 263 Greenwood Lane.  The complete agenda and packet are available at www.peachtree-city.org/planningagenda

 

City Council Meets Thursday

The Peachtree City Mayor and Council will meet on Thursday, August 15, 6:30 p.m., at City Hall.  The public is welcome.  The agenda includes amendments to the Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) Bylaws & Articles of Incorporation, an FY 2019 budget amendment for the Neighborhood Parks Fund, a bid for grinding services at the Recycling Center, the second Public Hearing for the 2019 Millage Rates, a Step One Annexation application for 95.5 acres on Crabapple Lane and Dogwood Trail, and an adjustment to Mayor & Council salaries. The complete agenda and packet are available at www.peachtree-city.org/councilagenda

 

Millage Rate Public Hearings Set

City Council will hold three public hearings to take public comment on the proposed millage rate for 2019. The first hearing will be held Thursday, August 15, 7:30 a.m. The second hearing will be held on Thursday, August 15, during the regular City Council meeting, which begins at 6:30 p.m. The third hearing is scheduled Thursday, August 22, 9:00 a.m. In addition, City Council will take action to approve the proposed millage rate following the public hearing on August 22. All meetings will be held in Council Chambers at City Hall, 151 Willowbend Road.

 

Path Closure Planned Tomorrow through Friday

The multi-use path next to 331 Hamden Kells will be closed starting tomorrow, August 13, through Friday,

August 16, for stormwater pipe repair. The detour will be Hamden Kells to Wheatleigh, rejoining the path system at Crosstown.

 

Stormwater Reminder: Reduce Erosion and Sediment Transport

When it rains, runoff flowing across bare or sparsely vegetated areas picks up soil particles that ultimately can be redeposited in our creeks and lakes. Once the sediment reaches a water body, it either remains suspended in the water or settles to the bottom, resulting in a degraded water quality.  There are several things a homeowner can do reduce erosion and sediment transport.  Plant grass or ground cover and place mulch on bare areas in your yard.  The roots of the grass and groundcover can hold soil in place, while mulch can reduce the erosive nature of moving water.

 

 

ELECTIONS

 

District 71 Special Election Advanced Voting

There will be a Special Election for Fayette County residents who live in Georgia House District 71 on September 3. Advanced Voting for the Special Election is taking place at the Peachtree City Library as well as the Fayette County Elections Office. Advanced Voting hours are Monday – Friday, August 12-23, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Saturday, August 24, 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.; and Monday – Friday, August 26-30, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. On September 3, voters are to go to their regular polling place. To find out if you are registered to vote or if you are eligible to vote in the Special Election, please visit the Georgia My Voter Page at www.mvp.sos.ga.gov

 

Election Reminder – Candidate Qualifying Starts Monday, August 19

Peachtree City’s general election on Tuesday, November 5, will decide the Council Members for Post 1 (Prebor) and Post 2 (King). Candidates who are elected will serve a 4-year term beginning in January of 2020.  Candidates must be at least 21 years of age and be a qualified elector of the City and must have continuously resided in Peachtree City for at least six months immediately preceding the election.

 

Candidate qualifying opens at 8:30 a.m., Monday, August 19, and closes at 4:30 p.m. on August 23. Candidates qualify at City Hall with the City Clerk’s Office.  Please note:  City staff trained to qualify candidates go to lunch from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. The qualifying fee is $360 (payable by cash, check, or money order).

 

Voter registration for the election will close at 5:00 p.m. on October 7, 2019.  Polls will be open on Election Day, November 5, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on the day of the run-off election, if required.  Advanced In Person (Early) Voting will be held October 17 – November 1. A runoff election, if required, shall be held on December 3, 2019.

 

If you have more questions about the upcoming election, please visit https://peachtree-city.org/Mayor & City Council/Elections and watch upcoming issues of UPDATES for features and reminders.

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NEWS

 

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. 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 City Hall, 151 Willowbend Road, or https://peachtree-city.org/jobs and are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 13. 

 

Convention & Visitors Bureau Accepting Applications

The Peachtree City Convention and Visitors Bureau is currently accepting applications for volunteers to serve on their board.  At this time, we are seeking volunteers with current or previous tourism/hospitality related experience and, who are citizens of, or persons conducting business within the City of Peachtree City. All applications must be returned to Debbie Lemay at City Hall, 151 Willowbend Road, no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, September 6, 2019Details and applications are available at City Hall or at www.peachtree-city.org.

 

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/.

 

Registration Open for Community Volunteer Expo

Registration is open for the fifth annual Volunteer Expo sponsored by Fayette Senior Services, Inc. (FSS). The Volunteer Expo provides an opportunity for community-based organizations to showcase their volunteer opportunities and connect with potential volunteers looking for an organization that can use their abilities, skills, and passion. The expo will be held on Wednesday, September 25, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Participation for vendors is free, but space is limited and given on a first come, first serve basis. An organization representative must be present at the event to speak with prospective volunteers. Interested organizations should contact Carrie Bittinger, volunteer coordinator at FSS, at cbittinger@fayss.org or 770-461-0813, or visit any Fayette Senior Services location for an application – Fayette Senior Center, 4 Center Drive, Fayetteville; Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City; or McIntosh Place, 191 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City.

 

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.

·         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.

·         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).

·         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.  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. 

 

NEW-Path Closure Planned Tomorrow through Friday – The multi-use path next to 331 Hamden Kells will be closed starting tomorrow, August 13, through Friday, August 16, for stormwater pipe repair. The detour will be Hamden Kells to Wheatleigh, rejoining the path system at Crosstown.

 

 

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

 

McIntosh Trail Recycling Center – No more plastic or aluminum/metal beginning Wednesday, August 7. The Recycling Center at 209 McIntosh Trail is no longer taking plastics and aluminum/metal.  Aluminum may be dropped off at the collection and recycling points 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.

 

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. 

 

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 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.

 

Peachtree City Greekfest – 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.  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

 

George Thorogood and the Destroyers at The Fred – Saturday, October 5.  For more information and tickets, visit http://www.amphitheater.org/.

 

 

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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HOT TOPICS


Planning Commission Meets Tonight

The Peachtree City Planning Commission will meet on Monday, August 12, 7:00 p.m., at City Hall. The public is welcome. The agenda includes elevations for South-Tree headquarters at 201 Prospect Park, the conceptual plat for a mixed use development – Smokerise Corners (residential) and Bradshaw Corners (commercial) at Hwy 54/Sumner Road, and the conceptual plat for Cavalier Manor at 263 Greenwood Lane. The complete agenda and packet are available at www.peachtree-city.org/planningagenda [http://www.peachtree-city.org/planningagenda]


City Council Meets Thursday

The Peachtree City Mayor and Council will meet on Thursday, August 15, 6:30 p.m., at City Hall. The public is welcome. The agenda includes amendments to the Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) Bylaws & Articles of Incorporation, an FY 2019 budget amendment for the Neighborhood Parks Fund, a bid for grinding services at the Recycling Center, the second Public Hearing for the 2019 Millage Rates, a Step One Annexation application for 95.5 acres on Crabapple Lane and Dogwood Trail, and an adjustment to Mayor & Council salaries. The complete agenda and packet are available at www.peachtree-city.org/councilagenda [http://www.peachtree-city.org/councilagenda]


Millage Rate Public Hearings Set

City Council will hold three public hearings to take public comment on the proposed millage rate for 2019. The first hearing will be held Thursday, August 15, 7:30 a.m. The second hearing will be held on Thursday, August 15, during the regular City Council meeting, which begins at 6:30 p.m. The third hearing is scheduled Thursday, August 22, 9:00 a.m. In addition, City Council will take action to approve the proposed millage rate following the public hearing on August 22. All meetings will be held in Council Chambers at City Hall, 151 Willowbend Road.

Path Closure Planned Tomorrow through Friday

The multi-use path next to 331 Hamden Kells will be closed starting tomorrow, August 13, through Friday, August 16, for stormwater pipe repair.
The detour will be Hamden Kells to Wheatleigh, rejoining the path system at
Crosstown.

Stormwater Reminder: Reduce Erosion and Sediment Transport
When it rains, runoff flowing across bare or sparsely vegetated areas picks up soil
particles that ultimately can be redeposited in our creeks and lakes. Once the
sediment reaches a water body, it either remains suspended in the water or
settles to the bottom, resulting in a degraded water quality. There are several things a homeowner can do reduce erosion and sediment transport.
Plant grass or ground cover and place mulch on bare areas in your
yard. The roots of the grass and groundcover can hold soil in place, while mulch can reduce the erosive nature
of moving water

ELECTIONS


District 71 Special Election Advanced Voting

There will be a Special Election for Fayette County residents who live in Georgia
House District 71 on September 3. Advanced Voting for the Special Election is
taking place at the Peachtree City Library as well as the Fayette County
Elections Office. Advanced Voting hours are Monday – Friday, August 12-23, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Saturday, August 24, 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.; and Monday – Friday, August 26-30, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. On September 3, voters are to go to their regular polling place. To find out if you are registered to vote or if you are eligible to vote in the Special Election, please visit the Georgia My Voter Page at www.mvp.sos.ga.gov [http://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/]

Election Reminder – Candidate Qualifying Starts Monday, August 19

Peachtree City’s general election on Tuesday, November 5, will decide the Council Members for Post 1 (Prebor) and Post 2 (King). Candidates who are elected will serve a 4-year term beginning in January of 2020. Candidates must be at least 21 years of age and be a qualified elector of the City and must have continuously resided in Peachtree City for at least six months immediately preceding the election.

Candidate qualifying opens at 8:30 a.m., Monday, August 19, and closes at 4:30 p.m. on August 23. Candidates qualify at City Hall with the City Clerk’s Office. Please note: City staff trained to qualify candidates go to lunch from 1:00 – 2:00
p.m. The qualifying fee is $360 (payable by cash, check, or money order).

Voter registration for the election will close at 5:00 p.m. on October 7, 2019. Polls will be open on Election Day, November 5, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on the day of the run-off election, if required. Advanced In Person (Early)
Voting will be held October 17 – November 1. A runoff election, if required,
shall be held on December 3, 2019.

If you have more questions about the upcoming election, please visit https://peachtree-city.org/Mayor
& City Council/Elections
and watch upcoming issues of UPDATES for features and reminders.


COMMUNITY NEWS

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. 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 City
Hall, 151 Willowbend Road, or 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.


Convention & Visitors Bureau Accepting Applications

The Peachtree City Convention and Visitors Bureau is currently accepting
applications for volunteers to serve on their board. At this time, we are
seeking volunteers with current or previous tourism/hospitality related
experience and, who are citizens of, or persons conducting business within the
City of Peachtree City. All applications must be returned to Debbie Lemay at City Hall, 151 Willowbend Road, no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, September 6, 2019. Details and applications are available at City Hall or at www.peachtree-city.org [https://peachtree-city.org/Jobs.aspx UniqueId=82&From=All&CommunityJobs=False&JobID=Convention-Visitors-Bureau-Volunteer-Pos-271] .

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/] .

Registration Open for Community Volunteer Expo

Registration is open for the fifth annual Volunteer Expo sponsored by Fayette Senior Services, Inc. (FSS). The Volunteer Expo provides an opportunity for community-based organizations to showcase their volunteer opportunities and connect with potential volunteers looking for an organization that can use their abilities, skills, and passion. The expo will be held on Wednesday, September 25, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Participation for vendors is free, but space is limited and
given on a first come, first serve basis. An organization representative must
be present at the event to speak with prospective volunteers. Interested
organizations should contact Carrie Bittinger, volunteer coordinator at FSS, at
cbittinger@fayss.org or 770-461-0813, or visit any Fayette Senior Services location for an application – Fayette Senior Center, 4 Center Drive, Fayetteville; Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City; or McIntosh Place, 191 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City.

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] .

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.

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).

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. 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.

NEW-Path Closure Planned Tomorrow through Friday – The multi-use path next to 331 Hamden Kells will be closed starting tomorrow, August 13, through Friday, August 16, for stormwater pipe repair. The detour will be Hamden Kells to Wheatleigh, rejoining the path system at Crosstown.


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

McIntosh Trail Recycling Center – No more plastic or aluminum/metal beginning Wednesday, August 7. The Recycling Center at 209 McIntosh Trail is no longer taking plastics and aluminum/metal. Aluminum may be dropped
off at the collection and recycling points 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.

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.

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 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.

Peachtree City Greekfest – 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. 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/]

George Thorogood and the Destroyers at The Fred – Saturday, October 5. For more information and tickets, visit http://www.amphitheater.org/ [http://www.amphitheater.org/] .


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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