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Peachtree City UPDATES Newsletter
Week of August 19, 2019

 

 

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Election Reminder – Candidate Qualifying Starts Today

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 opened at 8:30 a.m., today, Monday, August 19, and will close at 4:30 p.m., Friday, 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).

 

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.

 

 

Council Actions from August 15

The Peachtree City Mayor and Council met on Thursday, August 15, and took the following actions:

·         Mayor Fleisch recognized Josh Petty as Employee of the Month and Ekrem Muhaxheri and Jonathan “Gage” Henson for the Team Recognition Award. The 2019 Peachtree City 12u Little League Team was also recognized for winning the state title and advancing to the finals in the Southeast Regional Tournament.

·         Council unanimously approved the Consent Agenda (amendments to the Convention & Visitors Bureau bylaws and articles of incorporation, FY 2019 budget amendment, awarded the bid for grinding services to AKA Tree Removal, and approved a memorandum of agreement with Faithful Guardian, LLC for the Fire Department).

·         City Council held the second of three public hearings for the 2019 millage rate; no action was required.

·         The Step One Annexation Request for 95.5 acres on Crabapple Lane and Dogwood Trail was denied unanimously.

·         The adjustment to the Mayor & Council salaries and amendment to Ordinance Sec. 2-23. Salaries; reimbursements; expenses was approved 3 – 2 (King, Prebor).

 

Final Millage Rate Public Hearing Thursday, August 22

City Council will hold the third, and final, public hearing for the 2019 millage rate on Thursday, August 22, 9:00 a.m. In addition, City Council will take action to approve the proposed millage rate immediately following the public hearing. The meeting will be held in Council Chambers at City Hall, 151 Willowbend Road.

 

Fayette County Health Department Adds a Nurse Practitioner to Staff

The Fayette County Health Department has added a nurse practitioner to its staff which means they can offer more services. The nurse practitioner provides adult/child sick or well visits, comprehensive health assessments, pre-employment, Department of Transportation physicals, college and sports physicals, chronic disease management for diabetes, high blood pressure and more. For more information, contact the Fayette County Health Department, 140 Stonewall Avenue West, Suite 107, Fayetteville, or www.district4health.org or search for Fayette County, GA Health Department on Facebook. The appointment line is 1-800-847-4262.

 

Reminder to Alcohol Establishments – Handler Permit Checks Underway

The City of Peachtree City requires that employees working at establishments selling and serving alcohol have a current Alcoholic Beverage Handling Permit from the Peachtree City Police Department or from another law enforcement jurisdiction in Fayette County.  The requirement applies to any person, manager, or employee who sells, serves, delivers, dispenses, or takes orders for alcoholic beverages, or who handles alcoholic beverages in package stores. 

The Peachtree City Police Department is conducting city-wide compliance checks to make sure the requirements are being met.  Read the full code at https://tinyurl.com/HandlingPermit. The application and procedures are available at https://tinyurl.com/ApplicationProcedures.

 

Algae Blooms and Dead Dogs

Although officials are not aware of any blue-green algae blooms (cyanobacteria) in any City waters, City Engineer Dave Borkowski has provided the following information from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) to help prevent problems for pets and their owners that come into contact with harmful algal blooms (HABs).

 

Warm temperatures, still waters, and plenty of sunlight can promote the growth of blooms that can range in color from blue-green, bright green, or red. When the bacteria blooms, it can look like foam, scum, or spilled paint and may give off a pungent or musty smell. Blooms can occur at any location within a lake or reservoir, but are most commonly reported near shorelines.

  • If you see a bloom in a lake or reservoir, keep children and pets away from the water and limit recreational activities on the water. 
  • Avoid contact with the water that is discolored; do not swim or wade through algal scums.
  • Do not drink, cook, or shower with untreated water from lakes, ponds, or streams.
  • Do not drive your boat, water ski or jet ski through the bloom.
  • Avoid exposure to irrigation water drawn from untreated sources.
  • Do not fish from lakes, ponds, or rivers where algal scum is present.
  • Do not allow pets or livestock to swim in or drink scummy water.
  • If you or your animals come into contact with a blue-green algae bloom, wash with fresh water and soap after skin contact, and avoid swallowing or inhaling water. Wash animals' fur thoroughly before allowing them to groom themselves.
  • If you begin to exhibit any of the symptoms listed below, contact your healthcare provider and be sure to mention the possibility of exposure to algal toxins as you were in or around water.

 

The most serious health effects are caused by drinking or swimming in contaminated water. Skin irritation, vomiting and diarrhea are common symptoms for people and dogs.

 

Stormwater Follow Up – Don’t Be a Dumper

Every resident can take steps to protect our stormwater system, which protects our streams and lakes (drinking water sources) and helps to channel water to prevent flooding.  Peachtree City’s stormwater system includes the curbs, gutters, and storm drains on our roadways, as well as drainage ditches and natural vegetation in our greenbelts (Section 42-43 of Peachtree City’s Health and Sanitation Ordinance).

 

Below are some Don’ts and Dos to keep in mind:

 

Don’t blow leaves or grass into the street.  Peachtree City Code expressly prohibits “dumping and deposit on the premises of another, streams, lakes, and other private property.  Yard debris/grass clippings in the street can make the roadway dangerous for motorcyclists and drivers, especially if the pavement becomes slick.  Debris washes from roads into storm drains, eventually dumping into our streams and lakes. 

 

Don’t dump limbs and yard trimmings in greenbelt drainage ditches.  This is also a “Dumping & Depositing” violation prohibited by code. It can cause drainage areas to back up and flood adjacent paths and structures.

 

Don’t put anything in the storm drain at the street.  Dumping anything (paint, cooking oil, leaves, grass clippings) directly into the storm drain constitutes a more serious offense of “illicit discharge” into the City’s stormwater system.  This violation also applies to yard debris blown into the street that then washes into the storm drain.  The storm drains lead to our drinking water sources and should be protected.  Debris can also clog storm drains, causing water to back up in roadways, which can cause accidents. 

 

Instead – DO aim blowers and mowers back toward your yard or driveway to collect debris for composting, disposal via the service offered by your curbside garbage company, or deliver yard debris to the Peachtree City Mulch Center on Rockaway Road.

 

 

COMMUNITY NEWS

 

Fayette Senior Services @ The Gathering Place & McIntosh Place

Upcoming programs at The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail, include We’ve Got Your Back, Tuesday, August 20, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., with Dr. Josh Davis with First Step Physical Therapy; Eating Your Cholesterol, Friday, August 23, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., with Kristen Avera, a dietitian with the Diabetes Association of Atlanta; and Fight Like a Girl Self Defense, Monday, August 26, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m., with members of the Peachtree City Police Department. It’s Par-tee Time on Tuesday, August 27, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., at McIntosh Place, 191 McIntosh Trail, with Chris Kobloch, head golf coach with Clubcorp. All programs are FREE, but pre-registration is required by calling 770-461-0813 or by e-mail at register@fayss.org (include name, phone number, and event title). FSS members and non-members welcome.

 

Master Gardeners Accepting Grant Applications

The Fayette Master Gardeners are accepting grant applications for horticultural education projects by Fayette County schools and civic organizations. Grant applications are due by Wednesday, September 25. Grant projects are funded for one year and must be completed during the school or calendar year. Recent projects funded included those at Spring Hill Elementary, Cleveland Elementary, and Burch Elementary Schools. Forms and guidelines are available by sending an e-mail to fayettemga@gmail.com.

 

Fall Concerts at The Fred – September 27 and October 5

Two concerts have been added to the line-up at The Fred, 201 McIntosh Trail. KC & The Sunshine Band will be on stage Friday, September 27. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, August 21, at noon.

 

Tickets are on sale now for George Thorogood and the Destroyers, will perform Saturday, October 5.

Gates open for both shows at 6:30 p.m., and the shows start at 8:00 p.m. For more information and tickets, visit http://www.amphitheater.org/.

 

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.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

 

Planning Commission Applications Available

Applications are being accepted for volunteer appointments to the Planning Commission. The Commission reviews plans for development in the City, as well as providing recommendations to the Mayor and Council on all zoning and annexation requests. Meetings are held on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 7:00 p.m. Applicants must 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 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. All applications must be returned to Debbie Lemay at City Hall, 151 Willowbend Road, no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, September 6Details and applications are available at City Hall, 151 Willowbend Road, or at www.peachtree-city.org.

 

Spots Still Available in September 12 CERT Class

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 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.

 

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. 

 

 

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 – 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). 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.

 

Georgia House District 71 Special Election Advanced Voting UnderwayPeachtree City Library and 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. 

 

We’ve Got Your Back, Tuesday, August 20, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., with Dr. Josh Davis with First Step Physical Therapy at The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail. Fayette Senior Services (FSS) members and non-members welcome. Program is FREE, but pre-registration is required by calling 770-461-0813 or by e-mail at register@fayss.org (include name, phone number, and event title).

 

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.

 

Eating Your Cholesterol, Friday, August 23, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., with Kristen Avera, a dietitian with the Diabetes Association of Atlanta, at The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail. Fayette Senior Services (FSS) members and non-members welcome. Program is FREE, but pre-registration is required by calling 770-461-0813 or by e-mail at register@fayss.org (include name, phone number, and event title).

 

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 Disney/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.

 

Fight Like a Girl Self Defense, Monday, August 26, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m., with members of the Peachtree City Police Department, at The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail. Fayette Senior Services (FSS) members and non-members welcome. Program is FREE, but pre-registration is required by calling 770-461-0813 or by e-mail at register@fayss.org (include name, phone number, and event title).

 

It’s Par-tee TimeTuesday, August 27, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., at McIntosh Place, 191 McIntosh Trail, with Chris Kobloch, head golf coach with Clubcorp. Program is FREE, but pre-registration is required by calling 770-461-0813 or by e-mail at register@fayss.org (include name, phone number, and event title).

 

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

 

Grant Applications from Schools & Civic Organizations – due Wednesday, September 25.

The Fayette Master Gardeners are accepting grant applications for horticultural education projects by Fayette County schools and civic organizations. Grant applications are due by Wednesday, September 25. Grant projects are funded for one year and must be completed during the school or calendar year. Recent projects funded included those at Spring Hill Elementary, Cleveland Elementary, and Burch Elementary Schools. Forms and guidelines are available by sending an e-mail to fayettemga@gmail.com

 

KC & the Sunshine Band – Friday, September 27.  For more information and tickets, visit http://www.amphitheater.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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Election Reminder – Candidate Qualifying Starts Today
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 opened at 8:30 a.m., today, Monday, August 19, and will close at 4:30 p.m., Friday, 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).

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.

Council Actions from August 15

The Peachtree City Mayor and Council met on Thursday, August 15, and took the following actions:

Mayor Fleisch recognized Josh Petty as Employee of the Month and Ekrem Muhaxheri and Jonathan “Gage” Henson for the Team Recognition Award. The 2019 Peachtree City 12u Little League Team was also recognized for winning the state title and advancing to the finals in the Southeast Regional Tournament.

Council unanimously approved the Consent Agenda (amendments to the Convention & Visitors Bureau bylaws and articles of incorporation, FY 2019 budget amendment, awarded the bid for grinding services to AKA Tree Removal, and approved a memorandum of agreement with Faithful Guardian, LLC for the Fire Department).

City Council held the second of three public hearings for the 2019 millage rate; no
action was required.

The Step One Annexation Request for 95.5 acres on Crabapple Lane and Dogwood Trail was denied unanimously.

The adjustment to the Mayor & Council salaries and amendment to Ordinance Sec. 2-23. Salaries; reimbursements; expenses was approved 3 – 2 (King, Prebor).

Final Millage Rate Public Hearing Thursday, August 22
City Council will hold the third, and final, public hearing for the 2019 millage rate on Thursday, August 22, 9:00 a.m. In addition, City Council will take action to approve the proposed millage rate immediately following the public hearing. The meeting will be held in Council Chambers at City Hall, 151 Willowbend Road.

Fayette County Health Department Adds a Nurse Practitioner to Staff
The Fayette County Health Department has added a nurse practitioner to its staff which means they can offer more services. The nurse practitioner provides adult/child sick or well visits, comprehensive health assessments, pre-employment, Department of Transportation physicals, college and sports physicals, chronic disease management for diabetes, high blood pressure and more. For more information, contact the Fayette County Health Department, 140 Stonewall Avenue West, Suite 107, Fayetteville, or www.district4health.org [http://www.district4health.org/] or search for Fayette County, GA Health Department on Facebook. The appointment line is 1-800-847-4262.

Reminder to Alcohol Establishments – Handler Permit Checks Underway
The City of Peachtree City requires that employees working at establishments selling and serving alcohol have a current Alcoholic Beverage Handling Permit from the Peachtree City Police Department or from another law enforcement jurisdiction in Fayette County. The requirement applies to any person, manager, or employee who sells, serves, delivers, dispenses, or takes orders for alcoholic beverages, or who handles alcoholic beverages in package stores.

The Peachtree City Police Department is conducting city-wide compliance checks to make sure the requirements are being met. Read the full code at https://tinyurl.com/HandlingPermit [https://tinyurl.com/HandlingPermit] .
The application and procedures are available at https://tinyurl.com/ApplicationProcedures https://tinyurl.com/ApplicationProcedures] .

Algae Blooms and Dead Dogs
Although officials are not aware of any blue-green algae blooms (cyanobacteria) in any City waters, City Engineer Dave Borkowski has provided the following information from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) to help prevent problems for pets and their ownersthat come into contact with harmful algal blooms (HABs).

Warm temperatures, still waters, and plenty of sunlight can promote the growth of blooms that can range in color from blue-green, bright green, or red. When the bacteria blooms, it can look like foam, scum, or spilled paint and may give off a pungent or musty smell. Blooms can occur at any location within a lake or reservoir, but are most commonly reported near shorelines.

If you see a bloom in a lake or reservoir, keep children and pets away from the water and limit recreational activities on the water.

Avoid contact with the water that is discolored; do not swim or wade through
algal scums.

Do not drink, cook, or shower with untreated water from lakes, ponds, or streams.

Do not drive your boat, water ski or jet ski through the bloom.

Avoid exposure to irrigation water drawn from untreated sources.

Do not fish from lakes, ponds, or rivers where algal scum is present.

Do not allow pets or livestock to swim in or drink scummy water.

If you or your animals come into contact with a blue-green algae bloom, wash with fresh water and soap after skin contact, and avoid swallowing or inhaling water. Wash animals' fur thoroughly before allowing them to groom themselves.

If you begin to exhibit any of the symptoms listed below, contact your healthcare
provider and be sure to mention the possibility of exposure to algal toxins as you were in or around water.

The most serious health effects are caused by drinking or swimming in contaminated water. Skin irritation, vomiting and diarrhea are common symptoms for people and dogs.

Stormwater Follow Up – Don’t Be a Dumper
Every resident can take steps to protect our stormwater system, which protects our streams and lakes (drinking water sources) and helps to channel water to prevent flooding. Peachtree City’s stormwater system includes the curbs, gutters, and storm drains on our roadways, as well as drainage ditches and natural vegetation in our greenbelts (Section 42-43 of Peachtree City’s Health and Sanitation Ordinance).

Below are some Don’ts and Dos to keep in mind:

Don’t blow leaves or grass into the street. Peachtree City Code expressly prohibits
“dumping and deposit on the premises of another, streams, lakes, and other
private property. Yard debris/grass clippings in the street can make the roadway dangerous for motorcyclists and drivers, especially if the pavement becomes slick. Debris washes from roads into storm drains, eventually dumping into our streams and lakes.

Don’t dump limbs and yard trimmings in greenbelt drainage ditches. This is also a “Dumping & Depositing” violation prohibited by code. It can cause
drainage areas to back up and flood adjacent paths and structures.

Don’t put anything in the storm drain at the street. Dumping anything (paint, cooking oil, leaves, grass clippings) directly into the storm drain constitutes a more serious offense of “illicit discharge” into the City’s stormwater system. This violation also applies to yard debris blown into the street that then washes into the storm drain. The storm drains lead to our drinking water sources and should be protected. Debris can also clog storm drains, causing water to back up in roadways, which can cause accidents.

Instead – DO aim blowers and mowers back toward your yard or driveway to collect debris for composting, disposal via the service offered by your curbside garbage company, or deliver yard debris to the Peachtree City Mulch Center on Rockaway Road.


COMMUNITY NEWS

Fayette Senior Services @ The Gathering Place & McIntosh Place
Upcoming programs at The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail, include We’ve Got Your Back, Tuesday, August 20, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., with Dr. Josh Davis with First Step Physical Therapy; Eating Your Cholesterol, Friday, August 23, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., with Kristen Avera, a dietitian with the Diabetes Association of Atlanta; and Fight Like a Girl Self Defense, Monday, August 26, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m., with members of the Peachtree City Police Department. It’s Par-tee Time on Tuesday, August 27, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., at McIntosh Place, 191 McIntosh Trail, with Chris
Kobloch, head golf coach with Clubcorp. All programs are FREE, but
pre-registration is required by calling 770-461-0813 or by e-mail at register@fayss.org (include name, phone number, and event title). FSS members and non-members welcome.

Master Gardeners Accepting Grant Applications
The Fayette Master Gardeners are accepting grant applications for horticultural education projects by Fayette County schools and civic organizations. Grant applications are due by Wednesday, September 25. Grant projects are funded for one year and must be completed during the school or calendar year. Recent projects funded included those at Spring Hill Elementary, Cleveland Elementary, and Burch Elementary Schools. Forms and guidelines are available by sending an e-mail to fayettemga@gmail.com.

Fall Concerts at The Fred – September 27 and October 5
Two concerts have been added to the line-up at The Fred, 201 McIntosh Trail. KC & The Sunshine Band will be on stage Friday, September 27. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, August 21, at noon.

Tickets are on sale now for George Thorogood and the Destroyers, who will perform Saturday, October 5. Gates open for both shows at 6:30 p.m., and the shows start at 8:00 p.m. For more information and tickets, visit http://www.amphitheater.org/ [http://www.amphitheater.org/] .
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).

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] .

Volunteer Opportunities

Planning Commission Applications Available
Applications are being accepted for volunteer appointments to
the Planning Commission. The Commission reviews plans for development in the City, as well as providing recommendations to the Mayor and Council on all zoning and annexation requests. Meetings are held on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 7:00 p.m. Applicants must 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 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. All applications must be returned to Debbie Lemay at City Hall, 151 Willowbend Road, no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, September 6. Details and applications are available at City
Hall, 151 Willowbend Road, or at www.peachtree-city.org [https://peachtree-city.org/Jobs.aspxUniqueId=82&From=All&CommunityJobs=False&JobID=Convention-Visitors-Bureau-Volunteer-Pos-271] .


Spots Still Available in September 12 CERT Class
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 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.


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.

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 – 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). 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.

Georgia House District 71 Special Election Advanced Voting Underway – Peachtree City Library and 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/] .

We’ve Got Your Back, Tuesday, August 20, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., with
Dr. Josh Davis with First Step Physical Therapy at The Gathering Place, 203
McIntosh Trail. Fayette Senior Services (FSS) members and non-members welcome. Program is FREE, but pre-registration is required by calling 770-461-0813 or by e-mail at register@fayss.org (include name, phone number, and event title).

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.

Eating Your Cholesterol, Friday, August 23, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., with Kristen Avera, a dietitian with the Diabetes Association of Atlanta, at The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail. Fayette Senior Services (FSS) members and non-members welcome. Program is FREE, but pre-registration is required by calling 770-461-0813 or by e-mail at register@fayss.org (include name, phone number, and event title).

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 Disney/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.co [https://secure.perfectgolfevent.com/eventweb/7454/]
or call Tom Farmakis at 404-428-7006.

Fight Like a Girl Self Defense, Monday, August 26, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m., with members of the Peachtree City Police Department, at The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail. Fayette Senior Services (FSS) members and non-members welcome. Program is FREE, but pre-registration is required by calling 770-461-0813 or by e-mail at register@fayss.org (include name, phone number, and event title).

It’s Par-tee Time – Tuesday, August 27, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., at McIntosh Place, 191 McIntosh Trail, with Chris Kobloch, head golf coach with Clubcorp. Program is FREE, but pre-registration is required by calling 770-461-0813 or by e-mail at register@fayss.org (include name, phone number, and event title).

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/]

Grant Applications from Schools & Civic Organizations – due Wednesday, September 25.The Fayette Master Gardeners are accepting grant applications for horticultural education projects by Fayette County schools and civic organizations. Grant applications are due by Wednesday, September 25. Grant projects are funded for one year and must be completed during the school or calendar year. Recent projects funded included those at Spring Hill Elementary, Cleveland Elementary, and Burch Elementary Schools. Forms and guidelines are available by sending an e-mail to fayettemga@gmail.com

KC & the Sunshine Band – Friday, September 27. For more information and tickets, visit http://www.amphitheater.org/ [http://www.amphitheater.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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