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Peachtree City UPDATES Newsletter - Week of October 2

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Peachtree City UPDATES
Week of October 2, 2017

 

HOT ISSUES

City Council Meets Thursday

The Peachtree City Mayor and Council will meet on Thursday, October 5, 7:00 p.m., at City Hall.  The public is welcome.  The agenda includes the FY 2018 Budget for Keep Peachtree City Beautiful, the Amphitheater management contract, a rear setback variance request for 120 Kenton Place, an amendment to the Land Development Ordinance regarding tree credits, and the acquisition of a path easement from Camden Apartments.  The applicant has withdrawn the requests for variances at the old Golf Rider property on Huddleston Road at Highway 54.  The complete agenda and packet are available at www.peachtree-city.org/councilagenda.

Recycling Reminders: Curbside Garbage = Curbside Recycling at No Additional Cost

Did you know that, if you pay for curbside garbage collection at your house, you can get a recycling bin for co-mingled recyclables (newspaper, aluminum and bimetal cans, HDPE and PET plastic containers, and cardboard) for pickup at no additional cost?  Peachtree City has a franchise agreement with three companies providing local curbside residential sanitation service in 75% of Peachtree City’s neighborhoods.  The franchise requires the companies’ base rates to cover both weekly garbage pickup and weekly or bi-weekly (based on container size) recycling pickup.  The list of companies, their base rates, and the recyclables they accept are available at www.peachtree-city.org/garbage

Peachtree City also offers semi-sorted Recycling Stations at the Public Works facility on McIntosh Trail for the 25% of households who share commercial dumpsters with their neighbors (most apartment and condominium neighborhoods).  These stations are available to residents 24-hours per day and are operated by Keep Peachtree City Beautiful. 

·       The costs to offer these stations is rising, while the value of the recyclable materials is waning.  If you are eligible for curbside recycling at no additional cost, please use it instead of bringing recyclables to the McIntosh Trail stations.

Peachtree City’s Mulching Center on Highway 74 South at Rockaway Road is available on Wednesdays (1:00 – 4:30 p.m.) and Saturdays (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) for Peachtree City residents to drop off of yard waste (tree limbs, branches, logs under 4’ long and under 12” diameter, grass clippings, dried leaves, mulch, pine straw, shrubbery & trimmings). E-waste is also accepted for recycling at this facility.   Learn more at www.peachtree-city.org/recycle

Keep Peachtree City Beautiful operates both the Recycling Stations and the Mulching Center for Peachtree City.  http://keeppeachtreecitybeautiful.com/ptc-recycling/   

 

Kedron Pools CLOSED until October 16

Both pools at Kedron Fieldhouse and Aquatic Center are closed until Monday, October 16, for the placement of the bubble and other maintenance.  The fieldhouse remains open.

 

Tropical Storm Irma Cleanup – Progress Report

One Public Works Crew continues on Tropical Storm Irma mop-up, getting the remnants of fallen trees (and trees that were damaged in the storm and have fallen since that time). 

  

COMMUNITY NEWS

The Pumpkins are HERE!

The pumpkins have arrived at the Peachtree City Fire Department and are ready for your Halloween shopping and family photo enjoyment.  The pumpkins are available at Leach Fire Station 81 (Paschall Rd and Hwy 74) and Weber Fire Station #83 (Peachtree Parkway S near loghouse) 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., Monday – Friday, and 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.  Funds raised by the pumpkin sale support the Peachtree City Volunteer Firefighters Association and our Career Department with training and equipment. 

 

Outdoor Burning -- Burn Permit Required

October 1 marks the end of the state-mandated outdoor burning ban.  Peachtree City residents may now obtain burning permits for yard waste only at www.peachtree-city.org/burn .  The page is updated daily to indicate if weather conditions will allow for burning that day (high winds, drought, rain, or wet conditions that create too much smoke are reasons burning may not be allowed on a given day).

Outdoor Burning Rules:

·       Permit is required from www.peachtree-city.org/burn

·       Commercial Burning is NOT PERMITTED in Peachtree City.

·       Only one active burn site is permitted on any lot one acre or less in size.

·       The burning of garden trash, yard debris and brush is permitted in small amounts not exceeding 75 cubic feet (3’x4’).

·       Fire must be 50 ft. from any structure.

·       The burning of garbage, rubbish, automotive tires and tubes, asphalt shingles, PVC pipe, insulation, treated lumber, adhesives, shale oil, nitro-cellulose, combustible liquids and other products manufactured from derivatives of petroleum is prohibited.

·       The use of hydrocarbons to start or fuel a fire is prohibited.

·       The fire MUST be attended at all times until it is completely extinguished.

·       Fire extinguishing equipment such as a garden hose, shovel, rake or other device shall be readily available.

·       Fires must be fully extinguished by nightfall.

·       Permits are valid ONLY for the date issued.

·       Burn Permits MUST be obtained daily.  Permits will not be issued for more than one day and expire at sunset on the date they are issued.

 

Fayette County Scarecrow Competition – Setup This Weekend

Feeling creative?  Sign up (yourself, your family, your group) to participate in the Fayette County Arts Committee’s Fourth Annual Scarecrow Competition!  While there is no cost, participants must register to reserve a space.  Scarecrow construction will take place at the County Office Complex in Fayetteville on Saturday, October 7, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., and Sunday, October 8, Noon – 4:00 p.m.  The county will provide a stake for the scarecrow, as well as stuffing to use (please bring plastic bags).  Scarecrows will remain on display all moth at Heritage Park in Fayetteville for the month of October and will be part of the Fall Trick or Treat event on October 28, with prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.  For more information and sign-up, visit http://fayettecountyga.gov/public_arts_committee/news.htm

 

Fire Department Appreciation Planned

In May, a group of citizens worked to coordinate an appreciation event for the Peachtree City Police Department during National Police Week. Now they are organizing a similar event with the Peachtree City Volunteer Firefighters Association for the Fire & Rescue teams on October 24-26. The event will include serving evening meals to all three shifts.  If any residents would like to assist, they are looking for volunteers to make home-baked desserts.  Monetary donations can be sent to PCVFA, 105 N Peachtree Parkway, Peachtree City, GA 30269 (note FIRE APPRECIATION on checks. Contributions of $50 or more will receive a tax exempt letter for tax filing).  If you have questions, please email Marianne at sheeple53@aol.com

 

Election Update for November 7, 2017

Peachtree City’s general election on Tuesday, November 7, will decide the Mayor and Council Members for Post 3 (Learnard) and Post 4 (Ernst).  Qualifying was held last week, so the candidates running for these seats are:

·       Mayor: Vanessa Fleisch (Incumbent), Eric Imker, and Dar Thompson

·       Post 3:  Harold Logsdon, Kevin Madden, and Sarah Toussaint

·       Post 4: Terry Ernst (Incumbent) – NOTE:  This post WILL appear on the ballot (change in legal interpretation by the State Elections Division), but Council Member Ernst is already considered the winner of the seat). 

·       E-SPLOST – The Fayette County Board of Education has also called for a county-wide referendum on whether the existing Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (E-SPLOST) will be continued for another five years.  More E-SPLOST information available at https://www.fcboe.org/cms/lib/GA01900971/Centricity/Domain/62/ESPLOSTfactsheet.pdf

DEADLINE APPROACHING:  Voter registration for the election will close at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 10.   Advance Voting will begin on Monday, October 16, and run from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday, through November 3.  There will be no Saturday voting, and no voting on Monday, November 6.  Advance voting locations:  Fayette County Elections Office in Fayetteville, the Peachtree City Library, and Tyrone Town Hall.  Polls will be open on Election Day, November 7, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on the day of the run-off election, if required.  A runoff election, if required, shall be held on December 5, 2017.

If you have more questions about the upcoming election, please visit http://www.peachtree-city.org/index.aspx?NID=372

·       Meet the Candidates Forum – Thursday, October 26, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., in the Caledonian Amphitheater at the Peachtree City Hotel and Conference Center (formerly the Wyndham, 2443 Hwy 54 W).  The public is welcome to meet the candidates for the upcoming municipal election on November 7 for Mayor, City Council Post 3, and City Council Post 4.    The forum is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Peachtree City

 

December 3 Christmas Tour benefitting Fayette Humane Society

Tickets go on sale today for the Christmas Tour of Homes benefitting the Fayette Humane Society.  The tour will be held on Sunday, December 3, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., and will feature 5 beautiful homes in the area decorated by wonderful local decorators. Local food vendors will also be showcasing their talents. Tickets are $30 and are available at the office of Harry Norman Realtors (120 Peachtree East Shopping Center, Peachtree City).  All of the proceeds from this event go to the animals being cared for by the Fayette Humane Society.

 

CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS & TRAFFIC ADVISORIES

COMING SOON:  Holly Grove Rd @ Hwy 74.   Much of the median will be removed on Holly Grove Road at Hwy 74 S to provide more room for vehicles turning south on Highway 74.  This project has a tentatively start date of October 13. 

COMING SOON!  Path Detour in front of City Hall.  Due to the installation of new fiber optic line around City Hall, the Library, and the Communications Tower, the cart path between City Hall and Hwy 54 will need to be closed between the Veterans Memorial and Willowbend Rd.  The City Hall parking lot is available to bypass the closed span of path. 

Hwy 54 W at Planterra Way – The Georgia Department of Transportation is scheduled to begin work this week on extending the turning lanes on Highway 54 into Planterra Ridge and Wal-Mart.  Work will begin after 7:00 p.m. tonight and will generally be performed in the evenings/overnight outside the typical rush hours to reduce impact on traffic.  Drivers in the corridor are asked to exercise extra caution overnight when workers are present. 

Lake Peachtree Spillway Replacement - August 2017 - June 2018. UPDATE:  Work is underway removing some of the peninsula north of Kelly Drive (by the cul-de-sac) to widen the area coming to the spillway.  Lake Peachtree has been lowered by 8 feet until the cofferdam that will protect the spillway construction zone is built.  That will allow two feet of water to be added back in November.  More information, including the lake lowering schedule, available at http://www.peachtree-city.org/index.aspx?nid=1123

·       Path Detour now in effect - Signs were posted in August alerting path users about the coming path detour near the spillway construction zone, and the detour is now in effect. The map at http://www.peachtree-city.org/DocumentCenter/View/10447 shows the alternate routes path users will take until the spillway construction zone is cleared.  Automobile drivers on Fishers Luck are asked to use extra caution and reduce speed in the coming months due to the carts sharing roadway.

City Hall Plaza Fountain Renovation -The renovation work on the fountain in City Hall Plaza is underway, and includes recoating the bottom, changing out lights, cleaning the water heads, etc.

Peachtree Pkwy N at Flat Creek – New guardrails are going in on the west side of Peachtree Parkway N., and the path north of Flat Creek Rd along Peachtree Pkwy N remains a one-lane, gravel surface as construction continues.  Please reduce speed and use caution on Peachtree Parkway when workers are present, as well as if cycling or carting on the temporary path.  A segment of Peachtree Parkway N may still require closure to remove two trees, and more information will be published next week.

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

NuLink in Colonnade & Oakdale – NuLink will be performing work in the rights-of-way of the Colonnade and Oakdale neighborhoods in the coming days. 

 

CALENDAR

UNDERWAY: Holiday Greek Pastry Sale.  St. Christopher Hellenic Orthodox Church is taking orders for handmade Greek delicacies now – Spanakopita, Tiropita, Bakalava, Kourambiedes, and more.  For a complete order form, visit www.saintchristopherhoc.org or contact Helenpsihountas@gmail.com .  All proceeds benefit local and national charities.

Peachtree City Water & Sewerage Authority Meeting – Monday, October 2, 6:30 p.m., at 1127 Hwy 74 S.  The public is welcome. 

FSS Presents: Medicare Made Easy – Tuesday, October 3, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., at McIntosh Place (191 McIntosh Trail).  Learn the basics about Medicare benefits, including hospital (Part A), medical coverage (Part B), advantage plans, and prescription drug coverage. 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

Oak Grove hosts the Harlem Wizards Hoops & Tricks Basketball Team – Thursday, October 5, at the Starr’s Mill High School Gymnasium.  Student tickets start at $10, General Admission $12.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m., tip-off against the Fayette Force teacher & staff basketball team at 7:00 p.m.  Learn more and volunteer at https://sites.google.com/a/mail.fcboe.org/oges-pto/ .  Tickets available at Oak Grove Elementary School and http://www.harlemwizards.com/schedule-tickets/

2017 Boy Scout Golf Classic – Friday, October 6, at Flat Creek Club.  Register online at www.flintrivercouncil.org/golftournament

Promise Place 5K Run to End Domestic Violence – Friday, October 6, 6:00 p.m., at Picnic Park (155 Willowbend Rd).  Race day registration from 5:00 – 5:45 p.m.  Learn more and register online at http://promiseplace.org/

City of Fayetteville & SCT’s Lane Brown Charity Golf Tournament – Friday, October 6, at Whitewater Creek Country Club.  Register online at http://sctlandtrust.org/donations/golf/

Southern Crescent Walk to End Alzheimer's – Saturday, October 7, 8:00 a.m.., at the Frederick Brown, Jr. Amphitheater.  The 3.1-mile walk starts at 9:00 a.m., and golf carts will be stationed along the course to aid those who cannot walk the entire length. Snacks available at the start, and a lunch afterword prepared by the Peachtree City Kiwanis Club. http://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2017/GA-Georgia?pg=entry&fr_id=10315

Peachtree City Planning Commission meeting – Monday, October 9, 7:00 p.m., at City Hall.  The public is welcome.  The agenda and packet will be posted later this week at www.peachtree-city.org/planningagenda

FSS Presents: Easy E-Reading – Wednesday, October 11, 11:00 a.m. – noon, at The Gathering Place, (203 McIntosh Tr). Electronic books and audiobooks have taken the digital world by storm. The Peachtree City Library will demonstrate how to get e-books and audiobooks for free on a variety of tablets, smart phones, and mobile devices (any but Kindle). Learn about the Georgia Download Destination and OverDrive apps for library card holders and how to download and navigate the app and checkout books. Must have a current library card. 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

Fundraiser Yard Sale – Friday & Saturday, October 13 & 14, 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., at 309 Longer Drive.  Proceeds will benefit Grandparents and Kin Raising Children, a 501c3 non-profit.  If you would like to donate items for the sale, please contact Cathy at 770-487-0672.  For more information about the organization, visit https://www.grandparentsandkin.com

COS Lutheran Church Palmetto Road MusicFest – Saturday, October 14, 11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., at the Church property at 411 Palmetto Rd in Tyrone.  A fun-filled fall day for the entire family, featuring two bands, Second Time Around and Saints and Sinners. A variety of local artisans will be selling their wares. For the kids there will be a bouncy house, inflatable slide, and pony rides, with food from Grazing Here and Tex's Tacos.  Admission is $5/person or $20/family; kids under 10 are free! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and plan on spending the day with your family and friends. For more information visit www.coslutheran.org

Night Market at Drake Field – Saturday, October 14, 6:00 – 11:00 p.m., at Drake Field (next to City Hall and the Library).  Open-air market that will offer a variety of vendors, food, music, and fun. 

Fayette Master Gardner Lecture: Carnivorous Plants – Tuesday, October 17, 10:00 a.m., at the Bridge Community Center (225 Willowbend Rd).  Master Gardener Suzanne Norman will discuss these tough but endangered native beauties at this free lecture. 

Blaze a Trail & Fundraise for Healing Bridge Cycling Event – Saturday, October 21, 10:00 a.m.  The event includes a 25-mile ride and 5-mile family-friendly path ride.  Participation is $25 (includes breakfast and lunch), and rides begin and end at the Trek Bicycles at Kedron Shopping Center.  Tickets available at the Trek PTC store.  Proceeds will support the Healing Bridge Clinic, which provides free primary care and services to uninsured and under-insured residents. 

Meet the Artists:  Fiona Dennis & Tina Persons – Sunday, October 22, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., at the Peachtree City Library.  The Peachtree City Library's artists for October represent two local art associations, Tina Persons with the Newnan-Coweta Art Association and Fiona Dennis representing the Fayette Society of Fine Arts. Each month the associations supply two different local artists to display their work in the library. Both artists will be available to discuss their techniques and inspirations. This event will be held near their artwork located on the main floor of the Peachtree City Library. This program is free and open to the public.

Meet the Candidates Forum – Thursday, October 26, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., in the Caledonian Amphitheater at the Peachtree City Hotel and Conference Center (formerly the Wyndham, 2443 Hwy 54 W).  The public is welcome to meet the candidates for the upcoming municipal election on November 7 for Mayor, City Council Post 3, and City Council Post 4.   

Halloween – Tuesday, October 31.  The City of Peachtree City does not set or change the date for trick-or-treating. 

 

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.app_ptcmag.layout&hl=en

·       iPhone - https://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 Required – Outdoor burn permits are required for residential yard debris burning.  Visit www.peachtree-city.org/burn to obtain permit for the day of burn (page is updated daily to reflect whether weather conditions allow for burning on that day). 

“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 October 2, 2017


HOT ISSUES

City Council Meets Thursday
The Peachtree City Mayor and Council will meet on Thursday, October 5, 7:00 p.m., at City Hall. The public is welcome. The agenda includes the FY 2018 Budget for Keep Peachtree City Beautiful, the Amphitheater management contract, a rear setback variance request for 120 Kenton Place, an amendment to the Land Development Ordinance regarding tree credits, and the acquisition of a path easement from Camden Apartments. The applicant has withdrawn the requests for variances at the old Golf Rider property on Huddleston Road at Highway 54. The complete agenda and packet are available at www.peachtree-city.org/councilagenda.


Recycling Reminders: Curbside Garbage = Curbside Recycling at No Additional Cost
Did you know that, if you pay for curbside garbage collection at your house, you can get a recycling bin for co-mingled recyclables (newspaper, aluminum and bimetal cans, HDPE and PET plastic containers, and cardboard) for pickup at no additional cost? Peachtree City has a franchise agreement with three companies providing local curbside residential sanitation service in 75% of Peachtree City’s neighborhoods. The franchise requires the companies’ base rates to cover both weekly garbage pickup and weekly or bi-weekly (based on container size) recycling pickup. The list of companies, their base rates, and the recyclables they accept are available at www.peachtree-city.org/garbage

Peachtree City also offers semi-sorted Recycling Stations at the Public Works facility on McIntosh Trail for the 25% of households who share commercial dumpsters with their neighbors (most apartment and condominium neighborhoods). These stations are available to residents 24-hours per day and are operated by Keep Peachtree City Beautiful.
• The costs to offer these stations is rising, while the value of the recyclable materials is waning. If you are eligible for curbside recycling at no additional cost, please use it instead of bringing recyclables to the McIntosh Trail stations.

Peachtree City’s Mulching Center on Highway 74 South at Rockaway Road is available on Wednesdays (1:00 – 4:30 p.m.) and Saturdays (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) for Peachtree City residents to drop off of yard waste (tree limbs, branches, logs under 4’ long and under 12” diameter, grass clippings, dried leaves, mulch, pine straw, shrubbery & trimmings). E-waste is also accepted for recycling at this facility. Learn more at www.peachtree-city.org/recycle

Keep Peachtree City Beautiful operates both the Recycling Stations and the Mulching Center for Peachtree City. http://keeppeachtreecitybeautiful.com/ptc-recycling/


Kedron Pools CLOSED until October 16
Both pools at Kedron Fieldhouse and Aquatic Center are closed until Monday, October 16, for the placement of the bubble and other maintenance. The fieldhouse remains open.


Tropical Storm Irma Cleanup – Progress Report
One Public Works Crew continues on Tropical Storm Irma mop-up, getting the remnants of fallen trees (and trees that were damaged in the storm and have fallen since that time).

COMMUNITY NEWS

The Pumpkins are HERE!
The pumpkins have arrived at the Peachtree City Fire Department and are ready for your Halloween shopping and family photo enjoyment. The pumpkins are available at Leach Fire Station 81 (Paschall Rd and Hwy 74) and Weber Fire Station #83 (Peachtree Parkway S near loghouse) 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., Monday – Friday, and 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Funds raised by the pumpkin sale support the Peachtree City Volunteer Firefighters Association and our Career Department with training and equipment.


Outdoor Burning -- Burn Permit Required
October 1 marks the end of the state-mandated outdoor burning ban. Peachtree City residents may now obtain burning permits for yard waste only at www.peachtree-city.org/burn . The page is updated daily to indicate if weather conditions will allow for burning that day (high winds, drought, rain, or wet conditions that create too much smoke are reasons burning may not be allowed on a given day).

Outdoor Burning Rules:
• Permit is required from www.peachtree-city.org/burn
• Commercial Burning is NOT PERMITTED in Peachtree City.
• Only one active burn site is permitted on any lot one acre or less in size.
• The burning of garden trash, yard debris and brush is permitted in small amounts not exceeding 75 cubic feet (3’x4’).
• Fire must be 50 ft. from any structure.
• The burning of garbage, rubbish, automotive tires and tubes, asphalt shingles, PVC pipe, insulation, treated lumber, adhesives, shale oil, nitro-cellulose, combustible liquids and other products manufactured from derivatives of petroleum is prohibited.
• The use of hydrocarbons to start or fuel a fire is prohibited.
• The fire MUST be attended at all times until it is completely extinguished.
• Fire extinguishing equipment such as a garden hose, shovel, rake or other device shall be readily available.
• Fires must be fully extinguished by nightfall.
• Permits are valid ONLY for the date issued.
• Burn Permits MUST be obtained daily. Permits will not be issued for more than one day and expire at sunset on the date they are issued.


Fayette County Scarecrow Competition – Setup This Weekend
Feeling creative? Sign up (yourself, your family, your group) to participate in the Fayette County Arts Committee’s Fourth Annual Scarecrow Competition! While there is no cost, participants must register to reserve a space. Scarecrow construction will take place at the County Office Complex in Fayetteville on Saturday, October 7, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., and Sunday, October 8, Noon – 4:00 p.m. The county will provide a stake for the scarecrow, as well as stuffing to use (please bring plastic bags). Scarecrows will remain on display all moth at Heritage Park in Fayetteville for the month of October and will be part of the Fall Trick or Treat event on October 28, with prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. For more information and sign-up, visit http://fayettecountyga.gov/public_arts_committee/news.htm


Fire Department Appreciation Planned
In May, a group of citizens worked to coordinate an appreciation event for the Peachtree City Police Department during National Police Week. Now they are organizing a similar event with the Peachtree City Volunteer Firefighters Association for the Fire & Rescue teams on October 24-26. The event will include serving evening meals to all three shifts. If any residents would like to assist, they are looking for volunteers to make home-baked desserts. Monetary donations can be sent to PCVFA, 105 N Peachtree Parkway, Peachtree City, GA 30269 (note FIRE APPRECIATION on checks. Contributions of $50 or more will receive a tax exempt letter for tax filing). If you have questions, please email Marianne at sheeple53@aol.com


Election Update for November 7, 2017
Peachtree City’s general election on Tuesday, November 7, will decide the Mayor and Council Members for Post 3 (Learnard) and Post 4 (Ernst). Qualifying was held last week, so the candidates running for these seats are:

• Mayor: Vanessa Fleisch (Incumbent), Eric Imker, and Dar Thompson
• Post 3: Harold Logsdon, Kevin Madden, and Sarah Toussaint
• Post 4: Terry Ernst (Incumbent) – NOTE: This post WILL appear on the ballot (change in legal interpretation by the State Elections Division), but Council Member Ernst is already considered the winner of the seat).
• E-SPLOST – The Fayette County Board of Education has also called for a county-wide referendum on whether the existing Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (E-SPLOST) will be continued for another five years. More E-SPLOST information available at https://www.fcboe.org/cms/lib/GA01900971/Centricity/Domain/62/ESPLOSTfactsheet.pdf

DEADLINE APPROACHING: Voter registration for the election will close at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 10. Advance Voting will begin on Monday, October 16, and run from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday, through November 3. There will be no Saturday voting, and no voting on Monday, November 6. Advance voting locations: Fayette County Elections Office in Fayetteville, the Peachtree City Library, and Tyrone Town Hall. Polls will be open on Election Day, November 7, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on the day of the run-off election, if required. A runoff election, if required, shall be held on December 5, 2017.

If you have more questions about the upcoming election, please visit http://www.peachtree-city.org/index.aspx?NID=372.

• Meet the Candidates Forum – Thursday, October 26, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., in the Caledonian Amphitheater at the Peachtree City Hotel and Conference Center (formerly the Wyndham, 2443 Hwy 54 W). The public is welcome to meet the candidates for the upcoming municipal election on November 7 for Mayor, City Council Post 3, and City Council Post 4. The forum is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Peachtree City


December 3 Christmas Tour benefits Fayette Humane Society
Tickets go on sale today for the Christmas Tour of Homes benefitting the Fayette Humane Society. The tour will be held on Sunday, December 3, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., and will feature 5 beautiful homes in the area decorated by wonderful local decorators. Local food vendors will also be showcasing their talents. Tickets are $30 and are available at the office of Harry Norman Realtors (120 Peachtree East Shopping Center, Peachtree City). All of the proceeds from this event go to the animals being cared for by the Fayette Humane Society.


CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS & TRAFFIC ADVISORIES

COMING SOON: Holly Grove Rd @ Hwy 74. Much of the median will be removed on Holly Grove Road at Hwy 74 S to provide more room for vehicles turning south on Highway 74. This project has a tentatively start date of October 13.

COMING SOON! Path Detour in front of City Hall. Due to the installation of new fiber optic line around City Hall, the Library, and the Communications Tower, the cart path between City Hall and Hwy 54 will need to be closed between the Veterans Memorial and Willowbend Rd. The City Hall parking lot is available to bypass the closed span of path.

Hwy 54 W at Planterra Way – The Georgia Department of Transportation is scheduled to begin work this week on extending the turning lanes on Highway 54 into Planterra Ridge and Wal-Mart. Work will begin after 7:00 p.m. tonight and will generally be performed in the evenings/overnight outside the typical rush hours to reduce impact on traffic. Drivers in the corridor are asked to exercise extra caution overnight when workers are present.

Lake Peachtree Spillway Replacement - August 2017 - June 2018. UPDATE: Work is underway removing some of the peninsula north of Kelly Drive (by the cul-de-sac) to widen the area coming to the spillway. Lake Peachtree has been lowered by 8 feet until the cofferdam that will protect the spillway construction zone is built. That will allow two feet of water to be added back in November. More information, including the lake lowering schedule, available at http://www.peachtree-city.org/index.aspx?nid=1123
• Path Detour now in effect - Signs were posted in August alerting path users about the coming path detour near the spillway construction zone, and the detour is now in effect. The map at http://www.peachtree-city.org/DocumentCenter/View/10447 shows the alternate routes path users will take until the spillway construction zone is cleared. Automobile drivers on Fishers Luck are asked to use extra caution and reduce speed in the coming months due to the carts sharing roadway.

City Hall Plaza Fountain Renovation -The renovation work on the fountain in City Hall Plaza is underway, and includes recoating the bottom, changing out lights, cleaning the water heads, etc.

Peachtree Pkwy N at Flat Creek – New guardrails are going in on the west side of Peachtree Parkway N., and the path north of Flat Creek Rd along Peachtree Pkwy N remains a one-lane, gravel surface as construction continues. Please reduce speed and use caution on Peachtree Parkway when workers are present, as well as if cycling or carting on the temporary path. A segment of Peachtree Parkway N may still require closure to remove two trees, and more information will be published next week.

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.

NuLink in Colonnade & Oakdale – NuLink will be performing work in the rights-of-way of the Colonnade and Oakdale neighborhoods in the coming days.

CALENDAR

UNDERWAY: Holiday Greek Pastry Sale. St. Christopher Hellenic Orthodox Church is taking orders for handmade Greek delicacies now – Spanakopita, Tiropita, Bakalava, Kourambiedes, and more. For a complete order form, visit www.saintchristopherhoc.org or contact Helenpsihountas@gmail.com . All proceeds benefit local and national charities.

Peachtree City Water & Sewerage Authority Meeting – Monday, October 2, 6:30 p.m., at 1127 Hwy 74 S. The public is welcome.

FSS Presents: Medicare Made Easy – Tuesday, October 3, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., at McIntosh Place (191 McIntosh Trail). Learn the basics about Medicare benefits, including hospital (Part A), medical coverage (Part B), advantage plans, and prescription drug coverage. 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

Oak Grove hosts the Harlem Wizards Hoops & Tricks Basketball Team – Thursday, October 5, at the Starr’s Mill High School Gymnasium. Student tickets start at $10, General Admission $12. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., tip-off against the Fayette Force teacher & staff basketball team at 7:00 p.m. Learn more and volunteer at https://sites.google.com/a/mail.fcboe.org/oges-pto/ . Tickets available at Oak Grove Elementary School and http://www.harlemwizards.com/schedule-tickets/

2017 Boy Scout Golf Classic – Friday, October 6, at Flat Creek Club. Register online at www.flintrivercouncil.org/golftournament

Promise Place 5K Run to End Domestic Violence – Friday, October 6, 6:00 p.m., at Picnic Park (155 Willowbend Rd). Race day registration from 5:00 – 5:45 p.m. Learn more and register online at http://promiseplace.org/

City of Fayetteville & SCT’s Lane Brown Charity Golf Tournament – Friday, October 6, at Whitewater Creek Country Club. Register online at http://sctlandtrust.org/donations/golf/

Southern Crescent Walk to End Alzheimer's – Saturday, October 7, 8:00 a.m.., at the Frederick Brown, Jr. Amphitheater. The 3.1-mile walk starts at 9:00 a.m., and golf carts will be stationed along the course to aid those who cannot walk the entire length. Snacks available at the start, and a lunch afterword prepared by the Peachtree City Kiwanis Club. http://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2017/GA-Georgia?pg=entry&fr_id=10315

Peachtree City Planning Commission meeting – Monday, October 9, 7:00 p.m., at City Hall. The public is welcome. The agenda and packet will be posted later this week at www.peachtree-city.org/planningagenda

FSS Presents: Easy E-Reading – Wednesday, October 11, 11:00 a.m. – noon, at The Gathering Place, (203 McIntosh Tr). Electronic books and audiobooks have taken the digital world by storm. The Peachtree City Library will demonstrate how to get e-books and audiobooks for free on a variety of tablets, smart phones, and mobile devices (any but Kindle). Learn about the Georgia Download Destination and OverDrive apps for library card holders and how to download and navigate the app and checkout books. Must have a current library card. 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

Fundraiser Yard Sale – Friday & Saturday, October 13 & 14, 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., at 309 Longer Drive. Proceeds will benefit Grandparents and Kin Raising Children, a 501c3 non-profit. If you would like to donate items for the sale, please contact Cathy at 770-487-0672. For more information about the organization, visit https://www.grandparentsandkin.com

COS Lutheran Church Palmetto Road MusicFest – Saturday, October 14, 11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., at the Church property at 411 Palmetto Rd in Tyrone. A fun-filled fall day for the entire family, featuring two bands, Second Time Around and Saints and Sinners. A variety of local artisans will be selling their wares. For the kids there will be a bouncy house, inflatable slide, and pony rides, with food from Grazing Here and Tex's Tacos. Admission is $5/person or $20/family; kids under 10 are free! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and plan on spending the day with your family and friends. For more information visit www.coslutheran.org

Night Market at Drake Field – Saturday, October 14, 6:00 – 11:00 p.m., at Drake Field (next to City Hall and the Library). Open-air market that will offer a variety of vendors, food, music, and fun.

Fayette Master Gardner Lecture: Carnivorous Plants – Tuesday, October 17, 10:00 a.m., at the Bridge Community Center (225 Willowbend Rd). Master Gardener Suzanne Norman will discuss these tough but endangered native beauties at this free lecture.

Blaze a Trail & Fundraise for Healing Bridge Cycling Event – Saturday, October 21, 10:00 a.m. The event includes a 25-mile ride and 5-mile family-friendly path ride. Participation is $25 (includes breakfast and lunch), and rides begin and end at the Trek Bicycles at Kedron Shopping Center. Tickets available at the Trek PTC store. Proceeds will support the Healing Bridge Clinic, which provides free primary care and services to uninsured and under-insured residents.

Meet the Artists: Fiona Dennis & Tina Persons – Sunday, October 22, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., at the Peachtree City Library. The Peachtree City Library's artists for October represent two local art associations, Tina Persons with the Newnan-Coweta Art Association and Fiona Dennis representing the Fayette Society of Fine Arts. Each month the associations supply two different local artists to display their work in the library. Both artists will be available to discuss their techniques and inspirations. This event will be held near their artwork located on the main floor of the Peachtree City Library. This program is free and open to the public.

Meet the Candidates Forum – Thursday, October 26, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., in the Caledonian Amphitheater at the Peachtree City Hotel and Conference Center (formerly the Wyndham, 2443 Hwy 54 W). The public is welcome to meet the candidates for the upcoming municipal election on November 7 for Mayor, City Council Post 3, and City Council Post 4.

Halloween – Tuesday, October 31. The City of Peachtree City does not set or change the date for trick-or-treating.


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.app_ptcmag.layout&hl=en
• iPhone - https://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 Required – Outdoor burn permits are required for residential yard debris burning. Visit www.peachtree-city.org/burn to obtain permit for the day of burn (page is updated daily to reflect whether weather conditions allow for burning on that day).

“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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