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Peachtree City UPDATES
Week of July 10, 2017

 

HOT ISSUES


City Council Meets Thursday, Includes Budget Public Hearing

The Peachtree City Mayor and Council will meet on Thursday, July 20, 7:000 p.m., at City Hall.  The public is welcome.  The agenda includes the public hearing on the FY 2018 budget (5 minutes per speaker, details below), and discussions on drone regulations and bond covenant restrictions on sewer extension outside city limits (a quorum of the Peachtree City Water & Sewerage Authority may be in attendance).  The complete agenda packet is available at www.peachtree-city.org/councilagenda


Peachtree City’s FY2018 Budget Overview

Public Hearing at July 20 Meeting

During the July 20 meeting, the Peachtree City Mayor and Council will hold a public hearing on the City Manager’s proposed FY 2018 budget for Peachtree City.

The City Manager has proposed $34.5 million budget (a 2.95% increase over FY 2017), with $411,343 expected to go back into cash reserves to fun public safety enhancements projected for 2021.  Staff is also recommending a 0.25 mill decrease in the property tax rate.  Other highlights include:

  • No change in the $1.8 million street and path resurfacing line items funded through the General Fund (this will be supplemented by the funds approved in the 2017 SPLOST)
  • $110,000 increase in city-wide building maintenance expenses
  • A $200,000 increase in expected building and development permitting (both in funds collected and funds spent)
  • $146,047 in funding for the Fayette County Development Authority (no change)
  • Personnel expense increase of $136,787 (0.69%) which includes a 1.5% amount for limited merit increases and a 2% Cost of Living adjustment in January (if approved by Council following December year-end budget review).
  • Two new positions (Full time engineer due to increased development review and part-time municipal court bailiff).  Several positions are proposed to be left unfunded for 2018, including Public Services Director, Administrative Services Director, Police Captain, IT System Administrator, and one Code Enforcement Officer.
  • A $7,650 decrease in funding for the Airport Authority
  • Reduced reliance on debt by directly funding future facility maintenance and upgrades.

Following two Retreat workshops and two budget workshops over the past three months, speakers are asked to contain their comments to five minutes per person during the public hearing. Those interested in more detail can review the proposed budget in its entirety, along with the workshop presentations given on June 26 and July 11, at http://www.peachtree-city.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1056.

 

Traffic Alert – Blue Smoke Trail CLOSED at Golf View This Week

Beginning today, Blue Smoke Trail will be closed to through traffic between Golfview Drive and Rolling Green for the replacement of a stormwater pipe that runs under the street.  During the closure, please access the Golf View via Flat Creek Rd, and use Kedron Drive to access the neighborhoods to the north - Rolling Green, Longer, Spooner Ridge, Parkgate, Windalier Ridge, and Bellenden.  The project should be completed and Blue Smoke reopened by the end of the day this Friday, July 21.

 

Planning Commission Meets Next Monday

The Peachtree City Planning Commission will meet on Monday, July 24, 7:00 p.m., at City Hall.  The public is welcome.  The agenda includes conceptual site plans for MOBA, ALTA, LaserTech, and Everton Phase 8, and landscape plans for Integrity Fusion and RipTide Carwash.  The complete agenda and packet will be available this week at www.peachtree-city.org/planningagenda

 


Lake McIntosh Park CLOSING at 5:00 PM on Friday

McIntosh High School will be having a large event at Lake McIntosh Park on Friday, July 21, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.   Due to the size of the event, the park will need to be closed to the public.  All boats must be off the water by 5:00 p.m. to make sure the park is clear by 6:00 p.m.  The event was approved by the Fayette County Water Committee on July 12.



COMMUNITY NEWS


The Fred welcomes Dionne Warwick on August 26

Tickets are on sale now for the Saturday, August 26, performance by the legendary Dionne Warwick to round out the 2017 Butler Lexus and Audi of South Atlanta Summer Concert Series at the Frederick Brown, Jr. Amphitheater.  Series ticket holders may use their Paul Anka tickets at entry and will retain their same seats for this concert. Tickets and additional information are available at www.amphitheater.org or 770-631-0630.



Peachtree City Little League Hosting State Tournament

Peachtree City Little League will host the GA State Tournament at the Peachtree City Athletic Complex (PAC) on Hwy 74 South from July 22 - 29.  The community is invited to come out and support our local Little League Baseball Team, the PTC National All-Star team.  The game schedule will be:


Saturday, July 22 - 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, July 23 – Noon – 5:00 p.m.

Monday, July 24 – 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Tuesday, July 25 – 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Wednesday, July 26 – 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 27 – 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Friday, July 28 – 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. (Championship Game)

Saturday, July 29 – 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (if 2nd game needed)




Extension Service Holding Small Fruit Plant Sale – Order Deadline September 1

This year, in additional to the Annual Fall Festival and Plant Sale, the Fayette County Extension Service will hold a Small Fruit Plant Sale. Gallon-sized container plants at the following prices per plant:  blueberries ($10), thornless blackberries ($8), muscadines ($8), fig trees ($10). Proceeds support Extension programming and Master Gardener Extension Volunteer projects. Please contact the Fayette County Cooperative Extension Office at 770-305-5412 or uge2113@uga.edu  




Fall Registration Underway




CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS & TRAFFIC ADVISORIES


Path Construction Notices:

  • 54/McDonalds Path – Now Open
  • Peachtree Pkwy N at Flat Creek – the path north of Flat Creek Rd along Peachtree Pkwy N will be temporarily reduced to a one-lane, gravel surface, during construction at the roadway intersection.  Please reduce speed and use caution on the temporary path.  The intersection project should be completed by September 30. 


NEW!! Traffic Alert – Blue Smoke Trail CLOSED at Golf View. Beginning today, Blue Smoke Trail will be closed to through traffic between Golfview Drive and Rolling Green for the replacement of a stormwater pipe that runs under the street.  During the closure, please access the Golf View via Flat Creek Rd, and use Kedron Drive to access the neighborhoods to the north - Rolling Green, Longer, Spooner Ridge, Parkgate, Windalier Ridge, and Bellenden.  The project should be completed and Blue Smoke reopened by the end of the day this Friday, July 21.


NuLink Fiber Installation – Wilshire.  NuLink will be returning to Wilshire neighborhoods beginning June 26 to complete their installation of fiber in that area. 


2017 Street Paving Underway - Peachtree City’s contractor is now at work on the roadways that will be paved at this summer: Adell Ct, Bentwood Ct, Bluegill Tr, Bush Clover, Brooke Wood Dr, Crosstown Ct, Deergrass Tr, Gray Plum, Lanyard Bend, Pale Ivy, Primrose Path, Raintree Bend, Raintree Hill, Rockspray Ridge, Sage Blue, Southworth Ct, Summer Brooke, and Summer Pt.  Residents on these streets will receive a flier as the time for their paving approaches.  On paving dates, please remove all vehicles from the roadways (no on-street parking) and prevent irrigation systems from activating.  For a map of the paving projects, visit http://www.peachtree-city.org/index.aspx?NID=360


Lake Peachtree Spillway Replacement:  August 2017 - June 2018. More information, including the lake lowering schedule, available at http://www.peachtree-city.org/index.aspx?nid=1123  

AGL Vintage Gas Line Replacement – Cameron Trail Area – Atlanta Gas Light is replacing the vintage pipeline along Cameron Trail and in the neighborhoods of that area.  Grass in the City-owned right-of-way along the roads will be restored as the project draws to a close.  Residents of the area should expect to see signage or receive notice hangers as the work approaches.  Work may also reduce roadways to one lane for limited amounts of time (with a flagger provided for traffic direction).

Highway 54/MacDuff Parkway Projects in 2017 include two projects on the March 21 SPLOST (intersection improvements at MacDuff Parkway and Planterra Way) and the completion of the MacDuff Parkway extension and the CSX Bridge (anticipated in fall 2017).  More information at http://www.peachtree-city.org/index.aspx?NID=1134



CALENDAR


FSS Presents: A Virtual Vacation – Monday, July 17, 1:30 – 2:45 p.m., at The Gathering Place (203 McIntosh Tr).  Take a virtual leap around the Mediterranean to Greece with Ellen and John Minette, who will share their expertise on some of their favorite places. Learn about the most popular hot spots, stunning architecture, and historic landmarks that are a must-see. This program is FREE but pre-registration is required at 770-461-0813 or register@fayss.org (include name, phone number, and event title). Fayette Senior Services members and non-members welcome. www.fayss.org


Open Dragon Boat Lessons & Practice - Tuesday, July 18, 9:45 a.m., at the All Children’s Playground.  More information at http://www.peachtree-city.org/calendar.aspx.


Peachtree City Convention & Visitors Bureau Meeting – Wednesday, July 19 – POSTPONED until July 26. 


Open Dragon Boat Lessons & Practice – Thursday, July 20, 6:45 p.m., at the All Children’s Playground.  More information at http://www.peachtree-city.org/calendar.aspx.


FSS Presents: A Walk on the Wild Side – Friday, July 21, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., at The Gathering Place (203 McIntosh Trail).  Having a garden filled with butterflies, birds, and wildlife creates a wonderful landscape filled with movement and color. Kim Toal with the Extension Office will share secrets to attracting wildlife to your garden. The program is FREE but pre-registration is required at 770-461-0813 or register@fayss.org (include name, phone number, and event title). Fayette Senior Services members and non-members welcome. www.fayss.org


Peachtree City Convention & Visitors Bureau Meeting – Wednesday, July 26, 9:00 a.m., at the CVB Offices & Visitors Center (244 City Circle, The Avenue, Suite 2000B).  The public is welcome. 


Shining Star: Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute in concert at The Fred – Saturday, July 28, at the Frederick Brown, Jr. Amphitheater.  For more information and tickets, visit www.amphitheater.org 


FSS Presents: AARP Smart DriverTEK – Friday, July 30, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m., at The Gathering Place (203 McIntosh Trail).  AARP Driver Safety will help drivers understand current and evolving vehicle safety technologies and how to use them, and discover how these new features enhance the driving safety and experience. From parking assistance to Bluetooth, backup cameras and more, you’ll learn all the ins and outs to outsmarting your car. The program is FREE but pre-registration is required at 770-461-0813 or register@fayss.org (include name, phone number, and event title). Fayette Senior Services members and non-members welcome. www.fayss.org


Richard Marx with The Atlanta Pops in Concert @ The Fred – Saturday, August 5.  For more information and tickets, visit www.amphitheater.org


Fayette Chamber Candidate Academy – Friday, August 11, 11:20 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., at the Chamber (600 W Lanier Ave, Suite 205, Fayetteville).  Lunch will be provided.  The program is for Fayette citizens considering running for municipal elections in Fayette this November will cover candidate filing requirements, ethics compliance, roles and responsibilities of elected office, and components of a successful campaign.   This event is free, but preregistration is required at 770-461-9983, ext. 204 or

Paige@FayetteChamber.org


Open Dragon Boat Practice – Saturday, August 12, at Picnic Park.  The boats will be loading at 12:45 p.m., 2:15 p.m., and 3:45 p.m. for about an hour on the water.  The public is invited, whether you plan on entering a team in the September Festival or not. Fee: $5 per person per training session (covers paddles, life jackets, boats, and instruction). Wear boating clothes, sunscreen and "wettable" shoes. All skill levels welcome -- no experience necessary. Open to everyone (ages 14 and up).


Petty vs. Clapton featuring The Pettybreakers & Journeyman @ The Fred -  Saturday, August 18 For more information and tickets, visit 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 http://www.peachtree-city.org/index.aspx?nid=979 .  View upcoming yard sales via the free Peachtree City App:


Tree Removal Permits – Tree removal permit applications are reviewed by the Planning and Zoning Department – visit www.peachtree-city.org/tree for FAQ and application.

Burn PermitsSTATE MANDATED BURN BAN IN EFFECT MAY 1 – SEPTEMBER 30.  No burn permits for outdoor burning will be issued during this time.  Recreational fires and fires used for cooking are allowed and do not require a permit.  For more information, call the Fire Marshal’s Office at 770-631-2526.

“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

Update Your HOA Contacts Peachtree City is asking local Homeowner Associations to update their contact information.  Please email officer names, phone numbers, email addresses, neighborhood web pages or social media pages, and management company information (if applicable) to info@peachtree-city.org . Peachtree City uses this information to contact nearby communities when issues of possible interest may be coming up.  The information will NOT be placed on the web site unless requested.

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 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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Peachtree City UPDATES
Week of July 10, 2017


HOT ISSUES

City Council Meets Thursday, Includes Budget Public Hearing
The Peachtree City Mayor and Council will meet on Thursday, July 20, 7:000 p.m., at City Hall. The public is welcome. The agenda includes the public hearing on the FY 2018 budget (5 minutes per speaker, details below), and discussions on drone regulations and bond covenant restrictions on sewer extension outside city limits (a quorum of the Peachtree City Water & Sewerage Authority may be in attendance). The complete agenda packet is available at www.peachtree-city.org/councilagenda .

Peachtree City’s FY2018 Budget Overview
Public Hearing at July 20 Meeting
During the July 20 meeting, the Peachtree City Mayor and Council will hold a public hearing on the City Manager’s proposed FY 2018 budget for Peachtree City.

The City Manager has proposed $34.5 million budget (a 2.95% increase over FY 2017), with $411,343 expected to go back into cash reserves to fun public safety enhancements projected for 2021. Staff is also recommending a 0.25 mill decrease in the property tax rate. Other highlights include:
• No change in the $1.8 million street and path resurfacing line items funded through the General Fund (this will be supplemented by the funds approved in the 2017 SPLOST)
• $110,000 increase in city-wide building maintenance expenses
• A $200,000 increase in expected building and development permitting (both in funds collected and funds spent)
• $146,047 in funding for the Fayette County Development Authority (no change)
• Personnel expense increase of $136,787 (0.69%) which includes a 1.5% amount for limited merit increases and a 2% Cost of Living adjustment in January (if approved by Council following December year-end budget review).
• Two new positions (Full time engineer due to increased development review and part-time municipal court bailiff). Several positions are proposed to be left unfunded for 2018, including Public Services Director, Administrative Services Director, Police Captain, IT System Administrator, and one Code Enforcement Officer.
• A $7,650 decrease in funding for the Airport Authority
• Reduced reliance on debt by directly funding future facility maintenance and upgrades.
Following two Retreat workshops and two budget workshops over the past three months, speakers are asked to contain their comments to five minutes per person during the public hearing. Those interested in more detail can review the proposed budget in its entirety, along with the workshop presentations given on June 26 and July 11, at http://www.peachtree-city.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1056.


Traffic Alert – Blue Smoke Trail CLOSED at Golf View This Week
Beginning today, Blue Smoke Trail will be closed to through traffic between Golfview Drive and Rolling Green for the replacement of a stormwater pipe that runs under the street. During the closure, please access the Golf View via Flat Creek Rd, and use Kedron Drive to access the neighborhoods to the north - Rolling Green, Longer, Spooner Ridge, Parkgate, Windalier Ridge, and Bellenden. The project should be completed and Blue Smoke reopened by the end of the day this Friday, July 21.


Planning Commission Meets Next Monday
The Peachtree City Planning Commission will meet on Monday, July 24, 7:00 p.m., at City Hall. The public is welcome. The agenda includes conceptual site plans for MOBA, ALTA, LaserTech, and Everton Phase 8, and landscape plans for Integrity Fusion and RipTide Carwash. The complete agenda and packet will be available this week at www.peachtree-city.org/planningagenda


Lake McIntosh Park CLOSING at 5:00 PM on Friday
McIntosh High School will be having a large event at Lake McIntosh Park on Friday, July 21, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Due to the size of the event, the park will need to be closed to the public. All boats must be off the water by 5:00 p.m. to make sure the park is clear by 6:00 p.m. The event was approved by the Fayette County Water Committee on July 12.


COMMUNITY NEWS

The Fred welcomes Dionne Warwick on August 26
Tickets are on sale now for the Saturday, August 26, performance by the legendary Dionne Warwick to round out the 2017 Butler Lexus and Audi of South Atlanta Summer Concert Series at the Frederick Brown, Jr. Amphitheater. Series ticket holders may use their Paul Anka tickets at entry and will retain their same seats for this concert. Tickets and additional information are available at www.amphitheater.org or 770-631-0630.

Peachtree City Little League Hosting State Tournament
Peachtree City Little League will host the GA State Tournament at the Peachtree City Athletic Complex (PAC) on Hwy 74 South from July 22 - 29. The community is invited to come out and support our local Little League Baseball Team, the PTC National All-Star team. The game schedule will be:

Saturday, July 22 - 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 23 – Noon – 5:00 p.m.
Monday, July 24 – 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 25 – 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 26 – 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 27 – 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Friday, July 28 – 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. (Championship Game)
Saturday, July 29 – 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (if 2nd game needed)


Extension Service Holding Small Fruit Plant Sale – Order Deadline September 1
This year, in additional to the Annual Fall Festival and Plant Sale, the Fayette County Extension Service will hold a Small Fruit Plant Sale. Gallon-sized container plants at the following prices per plant: blueberries ($10), thornless blackberries ($8), muscadines ($8), fig trees ($10). Proceeds support Extension programming and Master Gardener Extension Volunteer projects. Please contact the Fayette County Cooperative Extension Office at 770-305-5412 or uge2113@uga.edu


Fall Registration Underway
• Girls Softball (Ages 5 – 18) – online registration underway at http://www.ptcgsa.com/. Late registration fees apply after August 25.
• Youth & Adult Inline Hockey - http://www.ptchockey.com/registration/
o Peachtree City Inline Hockey League Learn to Skate Nights – Every Tuesday, 6:00 – 6:30 p.m., at the Kedron Multi-Purpose Rink. Your future skater should bring inline skates, helmet, elbow & knee pads, and water bottle.
• Peachtree City Tennis Center Youth Summer Camps – through August 4 for ages 6 – 12. Sign up for one day or a full week, morning and afternoon sessions, and extended care options. http://www.peachtreecitytennis.com/page.php?page_id=6393&name=Summer_Camp
• 2017 Chiefettes Mini Dance Camp for PreK – 8th Grade, July 24 – 27, at http://www.fcboe.org/Page/2724
• 2017 McIntosh Chiefs Mini Cheer Camp for Pre-K through 8th Grade, July 24 – 27, at http://www.fcboe.org/Page/2732


CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS & TRAFFIC ADVISORIES

Path Construction Notices:
• 54/McDonalds Path – Now Open
• Peachtree Pkwy N at Flat Creek – the path north of Flat Creek Rd along Peachtree Pkwy N will be temporarily reduced to a one-lane, gravel surface, during construction at the roadway intersection. Please reduce speed and use caution on the temporary path. The intersection project should be completed by September 30.

NEW!! Traffic Alert – Blue Smoke Trail CLOSED at Golf View. Beginning today, Blue Smoke Trail will be closed to through traffic between Golfview Drive and Rolling Green for the replacement of a stormwater pipe that runs under the street. During the closure, please access the Golf View via Flat Creek Rd, and use Kedron Drive to access the neighborhoods to the north - Rolling Green, Longer, Spooner Ridge, Parkgate, Windalier Ridge, and Bellenden. The project should be completed and Blue Smoke reopened by the end of the day this Friday, July 21.

NuLink Fiber Installation – Wilshire. NuLink will be returning to Wilshire neighborhoods beginning June 26 to complete their installation of fiber in that area.

2017 Street Paving Underway - Peachtree City’s contractor is now at work on the roadways that will be paved at this summer: Adell Ct, Bentwood Ct, Bluegill Tr, Bush Clover, Brooke Wood Dr, Crosstown Ct, Deergrass Tr, Gray Plum, Lanyard Bend, Pale Ivy, Primrose Path, Raintree Bend, Raintree Hill, Rockspray Ridge, Sage Blue, Southworth Ct, Summer Brooke, and Summer Pt. Residents on these streets will receive a flier as the time for their paving approaches. On paving dates, please remove all vehicles from the roadways (no on-street parking) and prevent irrigation systems from activating. For a map of the paving projects, visit http://www.peachtree-city.org/index.aspx?NID=360

Lake Peachtree Spillway Replacement: August 2017 - June 2018. More information, including the lake lowering schedule, available at http://www.peachtree-city.org/index.aspx?nid=1123

AGL Vintage Gas Line Replacement – Cameron Trail Area – Atlanta Gas Light is replacing the vintage pipeline along Cameron Trail and in the neighborhoods of that area. Grass in the City-owned right-of-way along the roads will be restored as the project draws to a close. Residents of the area should expect to see signage or receive notice hangers as the work approaches. Work may also reduce roadways to one lane for limited amounts of time (with a flagger provided for traffic direction).

Highway 54/MacDuff Parkway Projects in 2017 include two projects on the March 21 SPLOST (intersection improvements at MacDuff Parkway and Planterra Way) and the completion of the MacDuff Parkway extension and the CSX Bridge (anticipated in fall 2017). More information at http://www.peachtree-city.org/index.aspx?NID=1134.


CALENDAR

FSS Presents: A Virtual Vacation – Monday, July 17, 1:30 – 2:45 p.m., at The Gathering Place (203 McIntosh Tr). Take a virtual leap around the Mediterranean to Greece with Ellen and John Minette, who will share their expertise on some of their favorite places. Learn about the most popular hot spots, stunning architecture, and historic landmarks that are a must-see. This program is FREE but pre-registration is required at 770-461-0813 or register@fayss.org (include name, phone number, and event title). Fayette Senior Services members and non-members welcome. www.fayss.org

Open Dragon Boat Lessons & Practice - Tuesday, July 18, 9:45 a.m., at the All Children’s Playground. More information at http://www.peachtree-city.org/calendar.aspx.

Peachtree City Convention & Visitors Bureau Meeting – Wednesday, July 19 – POSTPONED until July 26.

Open Dragon Boat Lessons & Practice – Thursday, July 20, 6:45 p.m., at the All Children’s Playground. More information at http://www.peachtree-city.org/calendar.aspx.

FSS Presents: A Walk on the Wild Side – Friday, July 21, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., at The Gathering Place (203 McIntosh Trail). Having a garden filled with butterflies, birds, and wildlife creates a wonderful landscape filled with movement and color. Kim Toal with the Extension Office will share secrets to attracting wildlife to your garden. The program is FREE but pre-registration is required at 770-461-0813 or register@fayss.org (include name, phone number, and event title). Fayette Senior Services members and non-members welcome. www.fayss.org

Peachtree City Convention & Visitors Bureau Meeting – Wednesday, July 26, 9:00 a.m., at the CVB Offices & Visitors Center (244 City Circle, The Avenue, Suite 2000B). The public is welcome.

Shining Star: Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute in concert at The Fred – Saturday, July 28, at the Frederick Brown, Jr. Amphitheater. For more information and tickets, visit www.amphitheater.org

FSS Presents: AARP Smart DriverTEK – Friday, July 30, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m., at The Gathering Place (203 McIntosh Trail). AARP Driver Safety will help drivers understand current and evolving vehicle safety technologies and how to use them, and discover how these new features enhance the driving safety and experience. From parking assistance to Bluetooth, backup cameras and more, you’ll learn all the ins and outs to outsmarting your car. The program is FREE but pre-registration is required at 770-461-0813 or register@fayss.org (include name, phone number, and event title). Fayette Senior Services members and non-members welcome. www.fayss.org

Richard Marx with The Atlanta Pops in Concert @ The Fred – Saturday, August 5. For more information and tickets, visit www.amphitheater.org

Fayette Chamber Candidate Academy – Friday, August 11, 11:20 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., at the Chamber (600 W Lanier Ave, Suite 205, Fayetteville). Lunch will be provided. The program is for Fayette citizens considering running for municipal elections in Fayette this November will cover candidate filing requirements, ethics compliance, roles and responsibilities of elected office, and components of a successful campaign. This event is free, but preregistration is required at 770-461-9983, ext. 204 or
Paige@FayetteChamber.org

Open Dragon Boat Practice – Saturday, August 12, at Picnic Park. The boats will be loading at 12:45 p.m., 2:15 p.m., and 3:45 p.m. for about an hour on the water. The public is invited, whether you plan on entering a team in the September Festival or not. Fee: $5 per person per training session (covers paddles, life jackets, boats, and instruction). Wear boating clothes, sunscreen and "wettable" shoes. All skill levels welcome -- no experience necessary. Open to everyone (ages 14 and up).

Petty vs. Clapton featuring The Pettybreakers & Journeyman @ The Fred - Saturday, August 18 For more information and tickets, visit 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 http://www.peachtree-city.org/index.aspx?nid=979 . View upcoming yard sales via the free Peachtree City App:
• Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.qrvalues.peachtreecity&hl=en
• iPhone - http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-peachtree-city-app/id527020141?mt=8

Tree Removal Permits – Tree removal permit applications are reviewed by the Planning and Zoning Department – visit www.peachtree-city.org/tree for FAQ and application.

Burn Permits – STATE MANDATED BURN BAN IN EFFECT MAY 1 – SEPTEMBER 30. No burn permits for outdoor burning will be issued during this time. Recreational fires and fires used for cooking are allowed and do not require a permit. For more information, call the Fire Marshal’s Office at 770-631-2526.

“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

Update Your HOA Contacts – Peachtree City is asking local Homeowner Associations to update their contact information. Please email officer names, phone numbers, email addresses, neighborhood web pages or social media pages, and management company information (if applicable) to info@peachtree-city.org . Peachtree City uses this information to contact nearby communities when issues of possible interest may be coming up. The information will NOT be placed on the web site unless requested.

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 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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