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Peachtree City UPDATES\
Week of November 6, 2017

 

HOT ISSUES


Election Day is Tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 7, is Election Day, and there is a Municipal Election for Peachtree City and a countywide referendum.  The candidates running in Peachtree City’s Municipal Election are:

      Peachtree City Ballot:                                 

  • Mayor: Vanessa Fleisch (Incumbent), Eric Imker, and Dar Thompson
  • Post 3:  Harold Logsdon, Kevin Madden, and Sarah Toussaint
  • Post 4: Terry Ernst (Incumbent) 

The countywide referendum on a separate ballot:


POLLING PLACE NOTE for PRECINCT #34:  Peachtree City residents in Precinct #34 will vote at Rising Star Middle School Auditorium for the County E-SPLOST referendum, but must vote at Precinct #22 (Braelinn Elementary) for the Municipal Election.  As an alternative, Advance Voting (October 16 – November 3) will allow for casting both ballots at the same location.  

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, will be held on December 5, 2017.



Planning Commission Meets Next Monday

The Peachtree City Planning Commission will meet on Monday, November 13, 7:00 p.m., at City Hall.  The agenda includes the landscape plans for Rinnai (103 International Dr.) and Golf Rider (112 Huddleston Rd.), and the façade for the Bank of America building (500 Northlake Dr.).  The public is welcome.  The complete agenda and packet will be available later this week at www.peachtree-city.org/planningagenda



Kedron Gym CLOSED November 17 – 26

The Kedron gymnasium will be closed November 17 – 26 for the annual floor resurfacing.  Check www.peachtree-city.org/opengym for updates.





COMMUNITY NEWS

Night Market #2 @ Drake Field – Saturday, November 11

Get a babysitter and plan to take your golf cart out for date night at Saturday’s Night Market.  With more food & beverage vendors, and a revised time (5:00 – 10:00 p.m.), the second night market already has a great lineup of live music, food trucks, and vendors.  Note:  Golf cart recommended.  This event is intended for those 18 and older – no special children’s activities are provided. 

 

Volunteers Needed!

Fayette County Path Surveys This Wednesday & Saturday – Fayette County is looking for volunteers to help conduct traffic counts on Wednesday, November 8, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., and Saturday, November 11, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., to determine how many people are walking, biking, and using golf carts in several locations.


Peachtree City Airport Authority -
The City of Peachtree City is currently accepting applications to serve on the Peachtree City Airport Authority, which owns and operates Atlanta Regional Airport – Falcon Field.  The deadline to apply is 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 27. To serve on the Airport Authority, applicants must have lived in Peachtree City for at least 6 months. The Mayor and Council appoint Airport Authority members to 5-year terms.  Visit http://www.peachtree-city.org/index.aspx?nid=489 for links to the PCAA web site and applications to serve on the board.

Peachtree City Water & Sewerage Authority – The City is also accepting applications to serve on the Peachtree City Water & Sewerage Authority.  To serve on the Authority, applicants must have lived in Peachtree City for at least 6 months.  The Mayor and council appoint members to 5-year terms.   Application deadline is December 8, 2017 at 5:00 pm.  Visit http://www.peachtree-city.org/index.aspx?nid=145 for links to the PCWASA web site and applications to serve on the board.

 

Winter Activities Signup

  • Recreation & Special Events Winter Activities Catalog Now Available.  All your favorites, plus winter camps, new dance classes for ages 3-12, and new Little Veterinarian School for ages 4 – 12.  Learn more at www.peachtree-city.org/recreation
  • MHS Chiefettes Holiday Dance Camp for Pre-K – 8th Grade – Saturday, December 9, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.  $40 per camper, $25 for additional siblings.  Contact 770-460-3990 Ext. 470 to register. 





CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS & TRAFFIC ADVISORIES


All Children’s Playground – The maintenance work scheduled for this week has been delayed.  Notice will be posted when the facility will be closed at a future date for the repairs.


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.  Work on the lanes on Planterra Way and the Wal-Mart Entrance will begin in January after the holidays. 


Lake Peachtree Spillway Replacement - August 2017 - June 2018.  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 – NO TRESPASSING!! The spillway construction zone path detour is now in effect and the “No Trespassing” signs will be enforced. 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.


MacDuff Parkway at Hwy 54 – NOTE:  Trees being removed from the MacDuff Median to allow for a second left-turn lane will be relocated.  This intersection improvement is SPLOST project #5  - learn more at www.peachtree-city.org/SPLOST

 

CALENDAR

UNDERWAY: Holiday Greek Pastry Sale (Deadline November 10).  St. Christopher Hellenic Orthodox Church is taking orders for handmade Greek delicacies now – Spanakopita, Tiropita, Baklava, 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, November 6, 6:30 p.m., at 1127 Hwy 74 S.  The public is welcome. 


FSS Presents:  Virtual Dementia Tour – Wednesday, November 8, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. at McIntosh Place (191 McIntosh Tr.).  It’s hard to understand what someone with dementia is going through, but Senior Helpers will help us see into this world. The Virtual Dementia Tour builds a greater understanding of dementia through the use of sensory tools that lets you step into a dementia patient’s shoes in a way never imagined before. 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


5th Annual Southern Hands Artist Studio Tour – Saturday & Sunday, November 11 & 12.  Saturday, 9:00 – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Self-guided tour includes 30 Artists at 21 locations throughout Fayette and Coweta Counties.  This years’ event is free to the public.  Artist will be demonstrating, offering hands on activities for attendees, serving refreshments, and selling their art!  Learn more at http://www.shastour.com


Night Market #2 - Saturday, November 11, 5:00 – 10:00 p.m., at Drake Field.  More food and beverage vendors.  Hop in the golf cart and enjoy a date night at the Drake!  NOTE:  While families with children will not be denied entry, this is not an event intended for children.  Alcohol will be present.

•     Follow Night Market for event updates: https://www.facebook.com/nightmarketptc/  

•     Be an Artist Vendor: http://nightlife.market/vendors/

•     Be a Sponsor: http://nightlife.market/sponsorships/


FSS Presents: Computer Crisis – Monday, November 13, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., at The Gathering Place (203 McIntosh Tr.).  Ryan Jolly, Jolly Technologies, will cover the most common computer and telephone scams. Discover what to look out for and how to protect yourself. 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


Master Gardeners Lecture: "Growing Hostas in the South" - Tuesday, November 14, 10:00 a.m., at The Bridge Community Center, 225 Willow Bend Rd.  Join Harold McDonell as he discusses this beautiful shade perennial.  Harold is a member of the American Hemerocallis Society, Daylily Society of Greater Atlanta, American Hosta Society, Georgia Perennial Plant Association, and the Georgia Hosta Society, for which he serves as Editor The Georgia Hosta Notes newsletter.  This event is free and visitors are welcome.


Fire Department Christmas Tree Sale – The trees arrive at Station 81 (Paschall Rd at Hwy 74 S) on Monday, November 20, and will be available daily – Fraser Furs from 5’ to 10’, varied pricing.  Proceeds will help the Volunteer Firefighters Association provide classes, equipment, and training for the Fire Department. 


City Offices, Library, and Kedron Fieldhouse CLOSED for Thanksgiving – Thursday & Friday, November 23 & 24. 

FSS Presents: Deck the Halls – Wednesday, November 29, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m., at The Gathering Place (203 McIntosh Tr.).  From decorating your mantel to trimming the tree, learn tips and tricks for getting you home ready for the holidays from resident designer Amy Epperson.  Amy will share some of her favorite design tips to make sure this holiday season is one to remember. 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


Fire Department Santa Run Food & Toy Drive – Weekends December 2 – 17.  Santa will visit Peachtree City neighborhoods on a fire engine, collecting non-perishable foods and toys for those in need this holiday season.  See the schedule at http://www.peachtree-city.org/DocumentCenter/View/6512


Jingle Bell Trail 5K/1-Mile Fun Run - Saturday, December 2, at Peachtree City Elementary School.  Bring your holiday spirit and your running shoes to race alongside Santa and nearly 1000 other local runners! Download an application at http://tinyurl.com/JBT2017App  


Hometown Holiday – Saturday, December 2, 5:00 p.m.  The fun begins at the Frederick Brown, Jr. Amphitheater with musical performances by Dance Contempra, Peachtree Wind Ensemble, Creative Learning Studios, Lisa Kelly Singers & Dancers, McIntosh High School Singers, and The Cartpath Chorus.  After the show, hop on your golf cart and follow Santa through the Luminary Trail for the lighting of the tree. 


Fayette Humane Society Christmas Tour - Sunday, December 3, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.  The tour features five beautifully decorated homes, and 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.


Fayette Visioning Summit – Friday, December 8, 7:30 – 9:30 a.m., at Crowne Plaza Atlanta SW – Peachtree City.  Rob Parker, president & CEO of Pinewood Forrest, will be the keynote speaker, and the first part of the Summit will highlight successes in the four key areas, Community, Economy, Education and Place, and share the county's status on the 12 key performance indicators.  Doors open at 7:30 a.m. and a continental breakfast will be available. The program begins at 7:45 a.m. While there is no charge to attend, please register so organizers can plan for the number of attendees – register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/third-annual-fayette-visioning-summit-tickets-39343551622


Festival of the Nativity – Friday-Sunday, December 8-10, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (101 S Peachtree Parkway).  Enjoy 500+ Nativities from around the world, plus beautiful Christmas music.  Free Admission, all are welcome. Friday & Saturday, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Members of the community are invited to share their nativity and/or musical talents – sign up under “Participation” at www.festivalofthenativity.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 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 November 6, 2017


HOT ISSUES

Election Day is Tomorrow!
Tuesday, November 7, is Election Day, and there is a Municipal Election for Peachtree City and a countywide referendum. The candidates running in Peachtree City’s Municipal Election are:
Peachtree City Ballot:
• Mayor: Vanessa Fleisch (Incumbent), Eric Imker, and Dar Thompson
• Post 3: Harold Logsdon, Kevin Madden, and Sarah Toussaint
• Post 4: Terry Ernst (Incumbent)

The countywide referendum on a separate ballot:
• 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

POLLING PLACE NOTE for PRECINCT #34: Peachtree City residents in Precinct #34 will vote at Rising Star Middle School Auditorium for the County E-SPLOST referendum, but must vote at Precinct #22 (Braelinn Elementary) for the Municipal Election. As an alternative, Advance Voting (October 16 – November 3) will allow for casting both ballots at the same location.

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, will be held on December 5, 2017.


Planning Commission Meets Next Monday
The Peachtree City Planning Commission will meet on Monday, November 13, 7:00 p.m., at City Hall. The agenda includes the landscape plans for Rinnai (103 International Dr.) and Golf Rider (112 Huddleston Rd.), and the façade for the Bank of America building (500 Northlake Dr.). The public is welcome. The complete agenda and packet will be available later this week at www.peachtree-city.org/planningagenda


Kedron Gym CLOSED November 17 – 26
The Kedron gymnasium will be closed November 17 – 26 for the annual floor resurfacing. Check www.peachtree-city.org/opengym for updates.

COMMUNITY NEWS

Night Market #2 @ Drake Field – Saturday, November 11
Get a babysitter and plan to take your golf cart out for date night at Saturday’s Night Market. With more food & beverage vendors, and a revised time (5:00 – 10:00 p.m.), the second night market already has a great lineup of live music, food trucks, and vendors. Note: Golf cart recommended. This event is intended for those 18 and older – no special children’s activities are provided.


Volunteers Needed!

Fayette County Path Surveys This Wednesday & Saturday – Fayette County is looking for volunteers to help conduct traffic counts on Wednesday, November 8, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., and Saturday, November 11, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., to determine how many people are walking, biking, and using golf carts in several locations.
• Volunteers can sign up at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1b1lJcxr4WFOPddo4QVwl1Jax50UThWXinKD3DtaIyMM/edit#gid=0
• Training Info: http://www.fayettecountyga.gov/road/pdf/Path-Plan-Volunteer-Survey-Training.pdf
• Webinar: https://apd.box.com/s/pc9tgx0t8ah7fnw2xko3krp8k19tg472

Peachtree City Airport Authority - The City of Peachtree City is currently accepting applications to serve on the Peachtree City Airport Authority, which owns and operates Atlanta Regional Airport – Falcon Field. The deadline to apply is 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 27. To serve on the Airport Authority, applicants must have lived in Peachtree City for at least 6 months. The Mayor and Council appoint Airport Authority members to 5-year terms. Visit http://www.peachtree-city.org/index.aspx?nid=489 for links to the PCAA web site and applications to serve on the board.

Peachtree City Water & Sewerage Authority – The City is also accepting applications to serve on the Peachtree City Water & Sewerage Authority. To serve on the Authority, applicants must have lived in Peachtree City for at least 6 months. The Mayor and council appoint members to 5-year terms. Application deadline is December 8, 2017 at 5:00 pm. Visit http://www.peachtree-city.org/index.aspx?nid=145 for links to the PCWASA web site and applications to serve on the board.


Winter Activities Signup
• Recreation & Special Events Winter Activities Catalog Now Available. All your favorites, plus winter camps, new dance classes for ages 3-12, and new Little Veterinarian School for ages 4 – 12. Learn more at www.peachtree-city.org/recreation
• MHS Chiefettes Holiday Dance Camp for Pre-K – 8th Grade – Saturday, December 9, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. $40 per camper, $25 for additional siblings. Contact 770-460-3990 Ext. 470 to register.


CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS & TRAFFIC ADVISORIES

All Children’s Playground – The maintenance work scheduled for this week has been delayed. Notice will be posted when the facility will be closed at a future date for the repairs.

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. Work on the lanes on Planterra Way and the Wal-Mart Entrance will begin in January after the holidays.

Lake Peachtree Spillway Replacement - August 2017 - June 2018. 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 – NO TRESPASSING!! The spillway construction zone path detour is now in effect and the “No Trespassing” signs will be enforced. 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.

MacDuff Parkway at Hwy 54 – NOTE: Trees being removed from the MacDuff Median to allow for a second left-turn lane will be relocated. This intersection improvement is SPLOST project #5 - learn more at www.peachtree-city.org/SPLOST


CALENDAR

UNDERWAY: Holiday Greek Pastry Sale (Deadline November 10). St. Christopher Hellenic Orthodox Church is taking orders for handmade Greek delicacies now – Spanakopita, Tiropita, Baklava, 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, November 6, 6:30 p.m., at 1127 Hwy 74 S. The public is welcome.

FSS Presents: Virtual Dementia Tour – Wednesday, November 8, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. at McIntosh Place (191 McIntosh Tr.). It’s hard to understand what someone with dementia is going through, but Senior Helpers will help us see into this world. The Virtual Dementia Tour builds a greater understanding of dementia through the use of sensory tools that lets you step into a dementia patient’s shoes in a way never imagined before. 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

5th Annual Southern Hands Artist Studio Tour – Saturday & Sunday, November 11 & 12. Saturday, 9:00 – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Self-guided tour includes 30 Artists at 21 locations throughout Fayette and Coweta Counties. This years’ event is free to the public. Artist will be demonstrating, offering hands on activities for attendees, serving refreshments, and selling their art! Learn more at http://www.shastour.com

Night Market #2 - Saturday, November 11, 5:00 – 10:00 p.m., at Drake Field. More food and beverage vendors. Hop in the golf cart and enjoy a date night at the Drake! NOTE: While families with children will not be denied entry, this is not an event intended for children. Alcohol will be present.
• Follow Night Market for event updates: https://www.facebook.com/nightmarketptc/
• Be an Artist Vendor: http://nightlife.market/vendors/
• Be a Sponsor: http://nightlife.market/sponsorships/

FSS Presents: Computer Crisis – Monday, November 13, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., at The Gathering Place (203 McIntosh Tr.). Ryan Jolly, Jolly Technologies, will cover the most common computer and telephone scams. Discover what to look out for and how to protect yourself. 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

Master Gardeners Lecture: "Growing Hostas in the South" - Tuesday, November 14, 10:00 a.m., at The Bridge Community Center, 225 Willow Bend Rd. Join Harold McDonell as he discusses this beautiful shade perennial. Harold is a member of the American Hemerocallis Society, Daylily Society of Greater Atlanta, American Hosta Society, Georgia Perennial Plant Association, and the Georgia Hosta Society, for which he serves as Editor The Georgia Hosta Notes newsletter. This event is free and visitors are welcome.

Fire Department Christmas Tree Sale – The trees arrive at Station 81 (Paschall Rd at Hwy 74 S) on Monday, November 20, and will be available daily – Fraser Furs from 5’ to 10’, varied pricing. Proceeds will help the Volunteer Firefighters Association provide classes, equipment, and training for the Fire Department.

City Offices, Library, and Kedron Fieldhouse CLOSED for Thanksgiving – Thursday & Friday, November 23 & 24.

FSS Presents: Deck the Halls – Wednesday, November 29, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m., at The Gathering Place (203 McIntosh Tr.). From decorating your mantel to trimming the tree, learn tips and tricks for getting you home ready for the holidays from resident designer Amy Epperson. Amy will share some of her favorite design tips to make sure this holiday season is one to remember. 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

Fire Department Santa Run Food & Toy Drive – Weekends December 2 – 17. Santa will visit Peachtree City neighborhoods on a fire engine, collecting non-perishable foods and toys for those in need this holiday season. See the schedule at http://www.peachtree-city.org/DocumentCenter/View/6512

Jingle Bell Trail 5K/1-Mile Fun Run - Saturday, December 2, at Peachtree City Elementary School.
Bring your holiday spirit and your running shoes to race alongside Santa and nearly 1000 other local runners! Download an application at http://tinyurl.com/JBT2017App

Hometown Holiday – Saturday, December 2, 5:00 p.m. The fun begins at the Frederick Brown, Jr. Amphitheater with musical performances by Dance Contempra, Peachtree Wind Ensemble, Creative Learning Studios, Lisa Kelly Singers & Dancers, McIntosh High School Singers, and The Cartpath Chorus. After the show, hop on your golf cart and follow Santa through the Luminary Trail for the lighting of the tree.

Fayette Humane Society Christmas Tour - Sunday, December 3, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. The tour features five beautifully decorated homes, and 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.

Fayette Visioning Summit – Friday, December 8, 7:30 – 9:30 a.m., at Crowne Plaza Atlanta SW – Peachtree City. Rob Parker, president & CEO of Pinewood Forrest, will be the keynote speaker, and the first part of the Summit will highlight successes in the four key areas, Community, Economy, Education and Place, and share the county's status on the 12 key performance indicators. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. and a continental breakfast will be available. The program begins at 7:45 a.m. While there is no charge to attend, please register so organizers can plan for the number of attendees – register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/third-annual-fayette-visioning-summit-tickets-39343551622

Festival of the Nativity – Friday-Sunday, December 8-10, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (101 S Peachtree Parkway). Enjoy 500+ Nativities from around the world, plus beautiful Christmas music. Free Admission, all are welcome. Friday & Saturday, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Members of the community are invited to share their nativity and/or musical talents – sign up under “Participation” at www.festivalofthenativity.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.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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