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Peachtree City UPDATES Newsletter
Week of September 16, 2019

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HOT TOPICS

Council Meets Thursday, September 19

The Peachtree City Mayor and Council will meet on Thursday, September 19, at City Hall. The public is welcome. The Consent Agenda an FY 2019 budget amendment for change orders for stormwater pipe rehabilitation projects. New Agenda Items include the bid for tree trimming and removal services and a draw on the Master Lease-Purchase Agreement for computer and technology equipment. The complete agenda and packet are available at www.peachtree-city.org/councilagenda

REMINDER – Closure/Detour on Robinson Road Begins Today

The portion of Robinson Road between Jennings Yard and Cameron Trail will be closed Monday, September 16 – Thursday, September 26 to accommodate the replacement of a severely damaged stormwater pipe under the roadway. A detour route will be Cameron Trail and Crosstown Drive, and the detour will be set up on September 16. The Transportation Department at the Fayette County Board of Education has been notified so they can adjust any bus routes that might be affected.

COMMUNITY NEWS

Time to Renew Bike Friendly Community Designation

The renewal application has been submitted to recognize Peachtree City as a Bicycle Friendly Community to the League of American Bicyclists.  Peachtree City has accomplished with SPLOST support a tremendous amount in the last two years of maintenance and repair on the 100+mile multipurpose path system and streets, and more path improvements and connections are underway to continue to make this one of the best places in the U.S. to bicycle. The award results will be announced in November.

Please help the City’s application for recognition as a Bicycle Friendly Community by providing your input in the Fall 2019 Bicycle Friendly Community Survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/app_BFC_FA19.

This survey is open to anyone familiar with bicycling in Peachtree City. The survey which takes 10 minutes to complete will remain open through Sunday, September 22.  For more information, contact Keith Larson at keith_larson@bellsouth.net.

COMING SOON – Resident Golf Cart Renewal.  Please wait until you receive your bill to pay.

2019 is a city-wide golf cart registration renewal year, and the bills for Peachtree City residents will be mailed out the end of September.  Please wait until you receive your bill to pay.

Peachtree City residents will be billed $45 for the three-year renewal cycle and will receive a yellow sticker to go beside the white numbered decal – the new sticker will be valid through 2022 (3 years at $15 per year). 

  • Residents are strongly encouraged to use the online payment option, which will become operational when the bills go out, to avoid long lines at City Hall. There is no additional charge to pay online for golf cart decals via credit or debit card. Your invoice will provide you with the online payment address and your access code. Mailing in your payment is also a good alternative. 

Details for non-resident renewals are forthcoming. Please wait until you receive a renewal notice before trying to pay.

City Hall staff thanks everyone in advance for patience during this process. If you receive your bill and there is an error, please contact the City Hall Front Desk at csr@peachtree-city.org.

Library Offering Understanding Medicare Program Twice on September 26

The program will be available twice that day – 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Paying for healthcare and the uncertainty of future benefits are some of the biggest worries of today’s retirees. Individuals depend on personal savings and Medicare to cover health care expenses, which can add up to hundreds of thousands of dollars during retirement. Topics include Medicare Eligibility, Original Medicare Parts A & B, Medicare Advantage (Part C), Prescription Drug Coverage (Part D), Medicare Supplements, Enrollment Periods, and more. Registration required. Register at https://peachtreecitylibrary.eventbrite.com.

September 26 Is Library Game Night for Adults

Test your knowledge about banned and challenged books at the Peachtree City Library’s Game Night, on Thursday, September 26, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Multiple choice trivia questions and matching games. Can you guess which book was the most challenged book in 2017? Which book was banned for being “too depressing?” Why were Winnie the Pooh books banned in the United States? Answer correctly and win a prize. This event is free and open to the public. This program is for adults ages 18 and up. Registration required. Register at https://peachtreecitylibrary.eventbrite.com .

Library Closed for Dragon Boat Festival

The Peachtree City Library will be closed on Saturday, September 28, for the annual Dragon Boat Festival. It will be on Sunday, September 29, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Host Families Sought for 2020

Student American International (SAI) is seeking families for high school foreign exchange students from around the world to attend local schools in the fall of 2020. This program is approved by the state.  Students do not drink, drive, or smoke, and will have their own spending money and medical insurance.  If interested, please contact Jinx Ratcliffe at 770-477-1376.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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).

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Expo – Wednesday, September 25, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Fayette Senior Center, 4 Center Drive, Fayetteville. Looking to volunteer? The Volunteer Expo can help you match your talents, skills, and schedule to a community organization looking for help. Organization representatives will be present to speak to prospective volunteers. For more information, contact Carrie Bittinger, volunteer coordinator at FSS, at cbittinger@fayss.org or 770-461-0813.

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. 

Closure/Detour Slated on Robinson Road September 16 – 26 The portion of Robinson Road between Jennings Yard and Cameron Trail will be closed Monday, September 16 – Thursday, September 26 to accommodate the replacement of a severely damaged stormwater pipe under the roadway. A detour route will be Cameron Trail and Crosstown Drive, and the detour will be set up on September 16. The Transportation Department at the Fayette County Board of Education has been notified so they can adjust any bus routes that might be affected.

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

Fayette Chamber Business & Community Expo – Tuesday, September 17, 3:00 – 7:00 p.m., Crowne Plaza South Atlanta, 201 Aberdeen Parkway. Mark your calendars! The Fayette Chamber's 2019 Business & Community EXPO, presented by Heartis, will be one of the best yet. Multiple businesses gathering under one roof alongside community members for an informative and fun exposition of Fayette County's vibrant and engaging business community. Visit www.fayettechamber.org for more information.

POW/MIA Recognition Day – Friday, September 20 - Over 80,000 United States military service members, from wars and operations dating back to World War II, remain unaccounted for.

  • Peachtree City event - 9:00 a.m. (correct time) at the City Hall Plaza Veterans’ Memorial. Sponsored by American Legion Post 50 and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) 9949.
  • Fayette POW/MIA event – 11:00 a.m., at Patriot Park (1100 Redwine Rd, Fayetteville). Sponsored by American Legion Post 105 and VFW Post 3650. 

In case of bad weather, both the Peachtree City and Fayetteville ceremonies will be held at 11:00 a.m. in at Fayette County Post 105’s Log Cabin, 180 S. Glynn Street, Fayetteville. 

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. 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. Applications are due by Wednesday, September 25. 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/.

Fayette Extension Office Plant Sale – Saturday, September 28, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., at the Education Garden located behind the Extension Office on Heritage Parkway, Fayetteville. Plants available include native plants, small fruit, herbs, fall vegetables. perennials for sun and shade, and pollinator plants. Fayette Master Gardener Extension volunteers will be on hand to answer questions. Pre-order by September 23. More info at Fayette.extension@uga.edu .

Annual Dragon Boat Races – Saturday, September 28, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., on Lake Peachtree and Drake Field. The event is organized by the Rotary Club of Peachtree City. Food, Kids Corner, artisans, and the races – Charity partners this year are the Real Life Center, the Eden Project, and the Thomas F. Chapman Family Cancer Wellness Center at Piedmont Fayette Hospital. For more information on the event, visit the Rotary Club of Peachtree City Dragon Boats Facebook page.

Library Closed – Saturday, September 28, for the Dragon Boat Festival. It will be on Sunday, September 29, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Georgia House District 71 Runoff Election – Tuesday, October 1. 

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

Deadline for Voter Registration for Municipal Election – Monday, October 7, 5:00 p.m. Peachtree City’s general election on Tuesday, November 5, will decide the Council Members for Post 1 (Prebor) and Post 2 (King). The candidates are:

  • Post 1 – Phil Prebor (incumbent), Oobi Childs, Morgan Hallman
  • Post 2 – Mike King (incumbent), Darryl Csicsila, Steven Newton

Voter registration for the election will close at 5:00 p.m. on October 7.  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, at the Fayette County Administrative Complex, Peachtree City Library, and Tyrone Town Hall. 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.

Promise Place Fundraising Dinner – Tuesday, October 15, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Flat Creek Country Club, 100 Flat Creek Road. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Tickets for the event are $100 each or $800 per table/8 people, and reservations can be made at https://promiseplace.org or by sending a check to Promise Place, P.O. Box 854, Fayetteville, GA  30214. ATTN:  Fundraising. For more info, contact Hortense Jackson at 770-692-3390 or hortense.jackson@promiseplace.org.

Live2Lead Coming – Friday, October 22, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Peachtree City Christian Church, 500 Kedron Drive. The leadership simulcast features John Maxwell, Rachel Hollis and three other speakers. The local panel includes Colin Martin, Fayette Chamber of Commerce President & CEO; BG Rock Donahue (US Army, Retired), Executive Director, Georgia Military College; Vanessa Fleisch, Peachtree City Mayor; Cathy Berggren, Executive Director, Real Life Center; and Dr. George Dillard, Senior Pastor, Peachtree City Christian Church.  For all the details, please visit L2LPTC.com.

ONGOING

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Crime Tips – If you have information that would assist the Police Department in any local crimes, please call 770-487-8866 or submit an anonymous tip at www.peachtree-city.org/police 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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Council Meets Thursday, September 19
The Peachtree City Mayor and Council will meet on Thursday, September 19, at City Hall. The public is welcome. The Consent Agenda an FY 2019 budget amendment for change orders for stormwater pipe rehabilitation projects. New Agenda Items include the bid for tree trimming and removal services and a draw on the Master Lease-Purchase Agreement for computer and technology equipment. The complete agenda and packet are available at www.peachtree-city.org/councilagenda

REMINDER – Closure/Detour on Robinson Road Begins Today
The portion of Robinson Road between Jennings Yard and Cameron Trail will be closed Monday, September 16 – Thursday, September 26 to accommodate the replacement of a severely damaged stormwater pipe under the roadway. A detour route will be Cameron Trail and Crosstown Drive, and the detour will be set up on September 16. The Transportation Department at the Fayette County Board of Education has been notified so they can adjust any bus routes that might be affected.


COMMUNITY NEWS

Time to Renew Bike Friendly Community Designation
The renewal application has been submitted to recognize Peachtree City as a Bicycle Friendly Community to the League of American Bicyclists. Peachtree City has accomplished with SPLOST support a tremendous amount in the last two years of maintenance and repair on the 100+mile multipurpose path system and streets, and more path improvements and connections are underway to continue to make this one of the best places in the U.S. to bicycle. The award results will be announced in November.

Please help the City’s application for recognition as a Bicycle Friendly Community by providing your input in the Fall 2019 Bicycle Friendly Community Survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/app_BFC_FA19.
This survey is open to anyone familiar with bicycling in Peachtree City. The survey which takes 10 minutes to complete will remain open through Sunday, September 22. For more information, contact Keith Larson at keith_larson@bellsouth.net.


COMING SOON – Resident Golf Cart Renewal. Please wait until you receive your bill to pay.
2019 is a city-wide golf cart registration renewal year, and the bills for Peachtree City residents will be mailed out the end of September. Please wait until you receive your bill to pay.

Peachtree City residents will be billed $45 for the three-year renewal cycle and will receive a yellow sticker to go beside the white numbered decal – the new sticker will be valid through 2022 (3 years at $15 per year).
• Residents are strongly encouraged to use the online payment option, which will become operational when the bills go out, to avoid long lines at City Hall. There is no additional charge to pay online for golf cart decals via credit or debit card. Your invoice will provide you with the online payment address and your access code. Mailing in your payment is also a good alternative.

Details for non-resident renewals are forthcoming. Please wait until you receive a renewal notice before trying to pay.

City Hall staff thanks everyone in advance for patience during this process. If you receive your bill and there is an error, please contact the City Hall Front Desk at csr@peachtree-city.org.


Library Offering Understanding Medicare Program Twice on September 26
The program will be available twice that day – 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Paying for healthcare and the uncertainty of future benefits are some of the biggest worries of today’s retirees. Individuals depend on personal savings and Medicare to cover health care expenses, which can add up to hundreds of thousands of dollars during retirement. Topics include Medicare Eligibility, Original Medicare Parts A & B, Medicare Advantage (Part C), Prescription Drug Coverage (Part D), Medicare Supplements, Enrollment Periods, and more. Registration required. Register at https://peachtreecitylibrary.eventbrite.com.


September 26 Is Library Game Night for Adults
Test your knowledge about banned and challenged books at the Peachtree City Library’s Game Night, on Thursday, September 26, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Multiple choice trivia questions and matching games. Can you guess which book was the most challenged book in 2017? Which book was banned for being “too depressing?” Why were Winnie the Pooh books banned in the United States? Answer correctly and win a prize. This event is free and open to the public. This program is for adults ages 18 and up. Registration required. Register at https://peachtreecitylibrary.eventbrite.com.


Library Closed for Dragon Boat Festival
The Peachtree City Library will be closed on Saturday, September 28, for the annual Dragon Boat Festival. It will be on Sunday, September 29, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.


Host Families Sought for 2020
Student American International (SAI) is seeking families for high school foreign exchange students from around the world to attend local schools in the fall of 2020. This program is approved by the state. Students do not drink, drive, or smoke, and will have their own spending money and medical insurance. If interested, please contact Jinx Ratcliffe at 770-477-1376.


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.
• 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.
• 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).

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Expo – Wednesday, September 25, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Fayette Senior Center, 4 Center Drive, Fayetteville. Looking to volunteer? The Volunteer Expo can help you match your talents, skills, and schedule to a community organization looking for help. Organization representatives will be present to speak to prospective volunteers. For more information, contact Carrie Bittinger, volunteer coordinator at FSS, at cbittinger@fayss.org or 770-461-0813.

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.

Closure/Detour Slated on Robinson Road September 16 – 26 – The portion of Robinson Road between Jennings Yard and Cameron Trail will be closed Monday, September 16 – Thursday, September 26 to accommodate the replacement of a severely damaged stormwater pipe under the roadway. A detour route will be Cameron Trail and Crosstown Drive, and the detour will be set up on September 16. The Transportation Department at the Fayette County Board of Education has been notified so they can adjust any bus routes that might be affected.


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

Fayette Chamber Business & Community Expo – Tuesday, September 17, 3:00 – 7:00 p.m., Crowne Plaza South Atlanta, 201 Aberdeen Parkway. Mark your calendars! The Fayette Chamber's 2019 Business & Community EXPO, presented by Heartis, will be one of the best yet. Multiple businesses gathering under one roof alongside community members for an informative and fun exposition of Fayette County's vibrant and engaging business community. Visit www.fayettechamber.org for more information.

POW/MIA Recognition Day – Friday, September 20 - Over 80,000 United States military service members, from wars and operations dating back to World War II, remain unaccounted for.
• Peachtree City event - 9:00 a.m. (correct time) at the City Hall Plaza Veterans’ Memorial. Sponsored by American Legion Post 50 and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) 9949.
• Fayette POW/MIA event – 11:00 a.m., at Patriot Park (1100 Redwine Rd, Fayetteville). Sponsored by American Legion Post 105 and VFW Post 3650.
In case of bad weather, both the Peachtree City and Fayetteville ceremonies will be held at 11:00 a.m. in at Fayette County Post 105’s Log Cabin, 180 S. Glynn Street, Fayetteville.

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. 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. Applications are due by Wednesday, September 25. 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/.

Fayette Extension Office Plant Sale – Saturday, September 28, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., at the Education Garden located behind the Extension Office on Heritage Parkway, Fayetteville. Plants available include native plants, small fruit, herbs, fall vegetables. perennials for sun and shade, and pollinator plants. Fayette Master Gardener Extension volunteers will be on hand to answer questions. Pre-order by September 23. More info at Fayette.extension@uga.edu.

Annual Dragon Boat Races – Saturday, September 28, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., on Lake Peachtree and Drake Field. The event is organized by the Rotary Club of Peachtree City. Food, Kids Corner, artisans, and the races – Charity partners this year are the Real Life Center, the Eden Project, and the Thomas F. Chapman Family Cancer Wellness Center at Piedmont Fayette Hospital. For more information on the event, visit the Rotary Club of Peachtree City Dragon Boats Facebook page.

Library Closed – Saturday, September 28, for the Dragon Boat Festival. It will be on Sunday, September 29, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Georgia House District 71 Runoff Election – Tuesday, October 1.


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

Deadline for Voter Registration for Municipal Election – Monday, October 7, 5:00 p.m. Peachtree City’s general election on Tuesday, November 5, will decide the Council Members for Post 1 (Prebor) and Post 2 (King). The candidates are:

• Post 1 – Phil Prebor (incumbent), Oobi Childs, Morgan Hallman
• Post 2 – Mike King (incumbent), Darryl Csicsila, Steven Newton

Voter registration for the election will close at 5:00 p.m. on October 7. 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, at the Fayette County Administrative Complex, Peachtree City Library, and Tyrone Town Hall. 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.

Promise Place Fundraising Dinner – Tuesday, October 15, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Flat Creek Country Club, 100 Flat Creek Road. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Tickets for the event are $100 each or $800 per table/8 people, and reservations can be made at https://promiseplace.org or by sending a check to Promise Place, P.O. Box 854, Fayetteville, GA 30214. ATTN: Fundraising. For more info, contact Hortense Jackson at 770-692-3390 or hortense.jackson@promiseplace.org.

Live2Lead Coming – Friday, October 22, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Peachtree City Christian Church, 500 Kedron Drive. The leadership simulcast features John Maxwell, Rachel Hollis and three other speakers. The local panel includes Colin Martin, Fayette Chamber of Commerce President & CEO; BG Rock Donahue (US Army, Retired), Executive Director, Georgia Military College; Vanessa Fleisch, Peachtree City Mayor; Cathy Berggren, Executive Director, Real Life Center; and Dr. George Dillard, Senior Pastor, Peachtree City Christian Church. For all the details, please visit L2LPTC.com.

ONGOING

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Crime Tips – If you have information that would assist the Police Department in any local crimes, please call 770-487-8866 or submit an anonymous tip at www.peachtree-city.org/police 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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