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Peachtree City UPDATES
Week of November 27, 2017

 

HOT ISSUES


Opinion Poll – City Council Meeting Time

The Peachtree City Mayor and Council hold their regular meetings at 7:00 p.m. on the first and third Thursday of each month.  For 2018, Council is considering changing the start time of the meetings to 6:30 p.m.  Please take the one-question opinion poll at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RQ8LQCK to tell us what you think!

 

Hometown Holiday this Saturday!

Join us for Peachtree City’s Hometown Holiday Tradition on Saturday, December 2.

  • 5:00 p.m. Holiday Music @ The Fred - Community holiday musical program at the Frederick Brown, Jr. Amphitheater. Food & drinks will be available for purchase in the concession stand, and families can take advantage of the onsite fire pits to make s'mores.
  • 7:00 p.m. Luminary Trail - After the performances, grab a free glow necklace for the kids and hop on your golf cart to follow Santa through the Luminary Trail along the eastern shore of Lake Peachtree.
  • 7:15 p.m. Tree Lighting at City Hall. After the tree is lit, children can visit with Santa in his tent, add their talent to the coloring wall, participate in holiday crafts, and warm up with complimentary apple cider at Drake Field.

Special thanks to the event sponsors:  Creative Learning Studios, Atlanta Brick Company, The Fresh Market, Rinnai, Saville Studios, C2 Education, Your Pie, and Big O's Golf Carts.


Fire Department Santa Run Starts This Weekend

Each year, the Peachtree City Fire Department escorts Santa on an early visit through Peachtree City to help collect non-perishable food and toy donations for those in need this holiday season.  The event covers the first three weekends in December (December 2 & 3, December 9 & 10, and December 16 & 17.  Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., and Sundays, 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.).  View the estimated route and schedule at http://www.peachtree-city.org/DocumentCenter/View/6512 (emergencies may alter the schedule).


Peachtree City Run-Off Election – Early Voting Underway

Peachtree City will hold a run-off election on Tuesday, December 5, for Mayor and Post 3 Council Member Post 3:

  • Mayor:  Vanessa Fleisch (Incumbent) and Eric Imker
  • Post 3:  Harold Logsdon and Kevin Madden


Early Voting is underway this week at the Peachtree City Library ONLY (Monday, November 27 - Friday, December 1, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.).  There will be no voting on Monday, December 4, and voters who vote on December 5 must go to their regular polling place.  Verify your regular polling place at https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do


Absentee Ballot applications must be mailed, emailed, faxed, or presented in person to the Fayette County Elections Office in Fayetteville.  Download application at http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/Elections/absentee_voting_in_georgia


COMMUNITY NEWS

All Children’s Playground CLOSED Wednesday – Friday

The All Children’s Playground at Picnic Park (behind City Hall and the Library) will be CLOSED this Wednesday – Friday, November 29 – December 1, for maintenance and repairs to the carpeting below the equipment.  The park will be open for use by Saturday, December 2.

 

Fire Department Christmas Tree Fundraiser

The Peachtree City Fire Department has a great selection of Christmas Trees at Fire Station 81 (Paschall Rd at Hwy 74 S). The Fraser Furs, ranging in size from 5’ to 10’, are available daily.  Proceeds will help the Volunteer Firefighters Association provide classes, equipment, and training for the Fire Department.  Santa will be back to visit on Saturday, December 9, from noon – 3:00 p.m.

Volunteers Needed for WASA

The City of Peachtree City is 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 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 8,  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
  • Winter Lego Camps – December 18 – 22 at Kedron Fieldhouse.  Ages 5-7 have morning sessions, ages 7 – 12 afternoons.  Register 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. 




Ultimate Frisbee Tournament on December 9

The Peachtree City Recreation Department will be hosting a one-day Ultimate Frisbee tournament on Saturday, December 9, at the Peachtree City Athletic Complex (PAC). Open to men and women ages 15 and up (15-17 year olds need signed Liability Waiver from parent). Registration fee of $20 includes a jersey.  Sign-in starts at 8:00 a.m., and jersey sizes distributed first come, first served.  

Players must register individually but can ask to be 'paired' with another participant on a team by registering under the separate ‘Frisbee - Pairs' link with the name of the other player. Organizers will do their best to keep 'paired' players together, and will put together teams based on skill level of participants.

Register online at https://apm.activecommunities.com/peachtreecityrec/Home (search “frisbee” to get both single and pair options). 

  • Pre-Tournament Clinic: All participants are welcome to participate in a 'Ultimate Frisbee Clinic' on Sunday, December 3, 2:00 p.m. – dark, at Riley Park to help new players in particular hone their skills ahead of the tournament.

 


Winter Holiday Safety Reminders

Whether you’re decking the halls, cooking that delicious meal, or just enjoying time with loved ones, the PTC Fire Department and the Red Cross offers these tips on how to avoid a home fire during the holidays:


HOLIDAY DECORATING:

  • Choose decorations and artificial trees that are flame resistant or flame retardant.
  • If getting a real tree, choose a fresh one and secure it in a sturdy stand.
  • Place the tree away from heat sources and exits and water fresh trees daily to make sure they don’t dry out.
  • If hanging stockings on the fireplace, do not use the fireplace for fires.
  • Keep children, pets, and decorations away from lit candles.
  • Keep matches and lighters up high in a locked cabinet.
  • Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections.
  • Connect no more than three strands of mini light sets and the total number of bulbs to 50.
  • Read manufacturer’s instructions for the number of LED strands to connect. Some strings of lights are only for indoor or outdoor use, but not both.
  • Use clips, not nails, to hang lights so the cords do not get damaged.
  • Keep decorations from blocking windows and doors (these are your emergency exits in case of fire).


COOKING HAZARDS

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are two of the top three days for cooking fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Follow these simple steps to avoid a cooking fire around the holidays:

  • Test smoke alarms.
  • Check food regularly while cooking and remain in the home while cooking Use a timer as a reminder that the stove or oven is on.
  • Enforce a “kid-free zone” in the cooking area and make younger children stay at least three feet away from the stove.
  • Keep anything that can catch fire away from the stove, oven, or any appliance in the kitchen that generates heat.
  • Clean cooking surfaces on a regular basis to prevent grease buildup.
  • Purchase a fire extinguisher to keep in the kitchen. Contact the local fire department to receive training on the proper use of extinguishers.


For more information on preventing home fires, http://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/fire/holiday-fire-safety#Cooking-and-Baking



CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS & TRAFFIC ADVISORIES


Utility Projects in Rights-of-Way. 

  • AT&T has obtained encroachment permits to work throughout Fairfield, along MacDuff Parkway, and in the Lexington Circle area,
  • NuLink is continuing work in the rights-of-way installing fiber optic lines in The Oaks at Timberlake and Huntington Place.



Lake Peachtree Spillway Replacement - August 2017 - June 2018.  An additional two feet of water is being restored to Lake Peachtree now that the bypass pipe for the cofferdam and construction area has been completed.  This should provide visible (if not very deep) water in the majority of the lake for the remainder of the spillway construction period.   More information, including the lake lowering schedule, is available at http://www.peachtree-city.org/index.aspx?nid=1123

  • Path Detour 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.

  

CALENDAR


Fire Department Christmas Tree Sale ONGOING daily at Fire Station 81 (Paschall Rd at Hwy 74 S).  The department is selling Fraser Firs from 5’ to 10’, varied pricing.  Proceeds will help the Volunteer Firefighters Association provide classes, equipment, and training for the Fire Department. 


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

Meet the Author:  Kimberly J. Simms – Thursday, November 30, 6:30 p.m., at the Peachtree City Library.  Join Ms. Simms for a reading from Lindy Lee: Songs on Mill Hill, book signing, and history discussion. The book combines local history, vintage photography, and poetry, bringing to life the journey of mill workers through the eyes of a teenage laborer, Lindy Lee. 


Poverty Simulation – Friday, December 1, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., at Grace Evangelical Church (164 Flat Creek Trail, Fayetteville).  Whether due to unemployment, homelessness, disability, or suddenly facing unexpected circumstances, like raising grandchildren, we have neighbors who struggle with poverty.  Experience some of the obstacles that families living in poverty face.  Registration required ($10) – learn more and register at http://www.fayettefactor.org/poverty-simulation.html


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, 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 and more holiday fun at City Hall Plaza. 


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.


Peachtree City Water & Sewerage Authority Meeting – Monday, December 4, 6:30 p.m., at 1127 S Highway 74.  The public is welcome. 


2018 ENCORE Preview/Planning Session – Thursday, December 7, 10:00 a.m. – noon, at St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church (152 Antioch Rd, Fayetteville – Beltram Hall).  Attendees will learn more about the 9-week ENCORE leadership program for active retirees, area newcomers, Human Resources specialists, seniors, job seekers, community leaders and others interested in becoming more engaged in Fayette County. Those attending will receive $25.00 off the $175.00 ENCORE registration fee.  For more information, visit www.fayettefactor.org


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 ainvited to share their nativity and/or musical talents – sign up under “Participation” at www.festivalofthenativity.org


December Night Market @ Drake Field – Saturday, December 9, 5:00 – 10:00 p.m.  Enjoy live music, food trucks, (adult) beverage kiosks, and arts and crafts vendors.  * Golf Cart recommended * This event is intended for those 18 and older (no children's activities provided). Following the December event, Night Market will go on winter hiatus until March 2018. https://www.facebook.com/nightmarketptc/




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. Please make sure the department has updated Homeowner Association contact information via this page as well. 

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

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

Crime Tips – If you have information that would assist the Police Department in any local crimes, please call 770-487-8866 or submit an anonymous tip at www.peachtree-city.org/police 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 27, 2017


HOT ISSUES

Opinion Poll – City Council Meeting Time
The Peachtree City Mayor and Council hold their regular meetings at 7:00 p.m. on the first and third Thursday of each month. For 2018, Council is considering changing the start time of the meetings to 6:30 p.m. Please take the one-question opinion poll at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RQ8LQCK to tell us what you think!

Hometown Holiday this Saturday!
Join us for Peachtree City’s Hometown Holiday Tradition on Saturday, December 2.
• 5:00 p.m. Holiday Music @ The Fred - Community holiday musical program at the Frederick Brown, Jr. Amphitheater. Food & drinks will be available for purchase in the concession stand, and families can take advantage of the onsite fire pits to make s'mores.
• 7:00 p.m. Luminary Trail - After the performances, grab a free glow necklace for the kids and hop on your golf cart to follow Santa through the Luminary Trail along the eastern shore of Lake Peachtree.
• 7:15 p.m. Tree Lighting at City Hall. After the tree is lit, children can visit with Santa in his tent, add their talent to the coloring wall, participate in holiday crafts, and warm up with complimentary apple cider at Drake Field.
Special thanks to the event sponsors: Creative Learning Studios, Atlanta Brick Company, The Fresh Market, Rinnai, Saville Studios, C2 Education, Your Pie, and Big O's Golf Carts.

Fire Department Santa Run Starts This Weekend
Each year, the Peachtree City Fire Department escorts Santa on an early visit through Peachtree City to help collect non-perishable food and toy donations for those in need this holiday season. The event covers the first three weekends in December (December 2 & 3, December 9 & 10, and December 16 & 17. Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., and Sundays, 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.). View the estimated route and schedule at http://www.peachtree-city.org/DocumentCenter/View/6512 (emergencies may alter the schedule).

Peachtree City Run-Off Election – Early Voting Underway
Peachtree City will hold a run-off election on Tuesday, December 5, for Mayor and Post 3 Council Member Post 3:
• Mayor: Vanessa Fleisch (Incumbent) and Eric Imker
• Post 3: Harold Logsdon and Kevin Madden

Early Voting is underway this week at the Peachtree City Library ONLY (Monday, November 27 - Friday, December 1, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.). There will be no voting on Monday, December 4, and voters who vote on December 5 must go to their regular polling place. Verify your regular polling place at https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do

Absentee Ballot applications must be mailed, emailed, faxed, or presented in person to the Fayette County Elections Office in Fayetteville. Download application at http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/Elections/absentee_voting_in_georgia


COMMUNITY NEWS

All Children’s Playground CLOSED Wednesday – Friday
The All Children’s Playground at Picnic Park (behind City Hall and the Library) will be CLOSED this Wednesday – Friday, November 29 – December 1, for maintenance and repairs to the carpeting below the equipment. The park will be open for use by Saturday, December 2.


Fire Department Christmas Tree Fundraiser
The Peachtree City Fire Department has a great selection of Christmas Trees at Fire Station 81 (Paschall Rd at Hwy 74 S). The Fraser Furs, ranging in size from 5’ to 10’, are available daily. Proceeds will help the Volunteer Firefighters Association provide classes, equipment, and training for the Fire Department. Santa will be back to visit on Saturday, December 9, from noon – 3:00 p.m.

Volunteers Needed for WASA
The City of Peachtree City is 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 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 8, 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
• Winter Lego Camps – December 18 – 22 at Kedron Fieldhouse. Ages 5-7 have morning sessions, ages 7 – 12 afternoons. Register 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.


Ultimate Frisbee Tournament on December 9
The Peachtree City Recreation Department will be hosting a one-day Ultimate Frisbee tournament on Saturday, December 9, at the Peachtree City Athletic Complex (PAC). Open to men and women ages 15 and up (15-17 year olds need signed Liability Waiver from parent). Registration fee of $20 includes a jersey. Sign-in starts at 8:00 a.m., and jersey sizes distributed first come, first served.

Players must register individually but can ask to be 'paired' with another participant on a team by registering under the separate ‘Frisbee - Pairs' link with the name of the other player. Organizers will do their best to keep 'paired' players together, and will put together teams based on skill level of participants.

Register online at https://apm.activecommunities.com/peachtreecityrec/Home (search “frisbee” to get both single and pair options).

• Pre-Tournament Clinic: All participants are welcome to participate in a 'Ultimate Frisbee Clinic' on Sunday, December 3, 2:00 p.m. – dark, at Riley Park to help new players in particular hone their skills ahead of the tournament.


Winter Holiday Safety Reminders
Whether you’re decking the halls, cooking that delicious meal, or just enjoying time with loved ones, the PTC Fire Department and the Red Cross offers these tips on how to avoid a home fire during the holidays:

HOLIDAY DECORATING:
• Choose decorations and artificial trees that are flame resistant or flame retardant.
• If getting a real tree, choose a fresh one and secure it in a sturdy stand.
• Place the tree away from heat sources and exits and water fresh trees daily to make sure they don’t dry out.
• If hanging stockings on the fireplace, do not use the fireplace for fires.
• Keep children, pets, and decorations away from lit candles.
• Keep matches and lighters up high in a locked cabinet.
• Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections.
• Connect no more than three strands of mini light sets and the total number of bulbs to 50.
• Read manufacturer’s instructions for the number of LED strands to connect. Some strings of lights are only for indoor or outdoor use, but not both.
• Use clips, not nails, to hang lights so the cords do not get damaged.
• Keep decorations from blocking windows and doors (these are your emergency exits in case of fire).

COOKING HAZARDS
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are two of the top three days for cooking fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Follow these simple steps to avoid a cooking fire around the holidays:
• Test smoke alarms.
• Check food regularly while cooking and remain in the home while cooking Use a timer as a reminder that the stove or oven is on.
• Enforce a “kid-free zone” in the cooking area and make younger children stay at least three feet away from the stove.
• Keep anything that can catch fire away from the stove, oven, or any appliance in the kitchen that generates heat.
• Clean cooking surfaces on a regular basis to prevent grease buildup.
• Purchase a fire extinguisher to keep in the kitchen. Contact the local fire department to receive training on the proper use of extinguishers.

For more information on preventing home fires, http://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/fire/holiday-fire-safety#Cooking-and-Baking


CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS & TRAFFIC ADVISORIES

Utility Projects in Rights-of-Way.
• AT&T has obtained encroachment permits to work throughout Fairfield, along MacDuff Parkway, and in the Lexington Circle area,
• NuLink is continuing work in the rights-of-way installing fiber optic lines in The Oaks at Timberlake and Huntington Place.


Lake Peachtree Spillway Replacement - August 2017 - June 2018. An additional two feet of water is being restored to Lake Peachtree now that the bypass pipe for the cofferdam and construction area has been completed. This should provide visible (if not very deep) water in the majority of the lake for the remainder of the spillway construction period. More information, including the lake lowering schedule, is available at http://www.peachtree-city.org/index.aspx?nid=1123
• Path Detour 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.


CALENDAR

Fire Department Christmas Tree Sale – ONGOING daily at Fire Station 81 (Paschall Rd at Hwy 74 S). The department is selling Fraser Firs from 5’ to 10’, varied pricing. Proceeds will help the Volunteer Firefighters Association provide classes, equipment, and training for the Fire Department.

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

Meet the Author: Kimberly J. Simms – Thursday, November 30, 6:30 p.m., at the Peachtree City Library. Join Ms. Simms for a reading from Lindy Lee: Songs on Mill Hill, book signing, and history discussion. The book combines local history, vintage photography, and poetry, bringing to life the journey of mill workers through the eyes of a teenage laborer, Lindy Lee.

Poverty Simulation – Friday, December 1, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., at Grace Evangelical Church (164 Flat Creek Trail, Fayetteville). Whether due to unemployment, homelessness, disability, or suddenly facing unexpected circumstances, like raising grandchildren, we have neighbors who struggle with poverty. Experience some of the obstacles that families living in poverty face. Registration required ($10) – learn more and register at http://www.fayettefactor.org/poverty-simulation.html

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, 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 and more holiday fun at City Hall Plaza.

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.

Peachtree City Water & Sewerage Authority Meeting – Monday, December 4, 6:30 p.m., at 1127 S Highway 74. The public is welcome.

2018 ENCORE Preview/Planning Session – Thursday, December 7, 10:00 a.m. – noon, at St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church (152 Antioch Rd, Fayetteville – Beltram Hall). Attendees will learn more about the 9-week ENCORE leadership program for active retirees, area newcomers, Human Resources specialists, seniors, job seekers, community leaders and others interested in becoming more engaged in Fayette County. Those attending will receive $25.00 off the $175.00 ENCORE registration fee. For more information, visit www.fayettefactor.org

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

December Night Market @ Drake Field – Saturday, December 9, 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. Enjoy live music, food trucks, (adult) beverage kiosks, and arts and crafts vendors. * Golf Cart recommended * This event is intended for those 18 and older (no children's activities provided). Following the December event, Night Market will go on winter hiatus until March 2018. https://www.facebook.com/nightmarketptc/


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
• 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. Please make sure the department has updated Homeowner Association contact information via this page as well.

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

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

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