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Peachtree City UPDATES Newsletter
Week of February 19, 2018

 

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HOT ISSUES


First Council Retreat Workshop Announced for March 6

The Peachtree City Mayor and Council will hold a workshop session on Tuesday, March 6, 6:30 p.m., at City Hall.  This will be the first of the Retreat Planning Workshops leading up to the Budget Workshop(s) in June.  Discussion topics will include master planning, economic development, and future annexation, and the public is welcome. 



Peachtree City’s Annual Senior Homestead Exemption – Deadline Wednesday, February 28

Are you a Peachtree City homeowner who is 65 or older, earn less than $30,000 per year, and have your county Homestead Exemption on your home?  You may qualify for additional savings on your property taxes with the Peachtree City by Senior Homestead Exemption.  The exemption must be applied for each year, and the deadline for 2018 is next Wednesday, February 28.  Learn more at http://www.peachtree-city.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1102

 


COMMUNITY NEWS

Election Notice – Fayette County Publishes Qualifying Fees

Pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 21-2-131(a)(1), the following qualifying fees were set by the Fayette County Board of Commissioners during the January 11, 2018 meeting:

Board of Education, District 2:       $306.00

Board of Education, District 4:       $306.00

County Commission, District 3:     $625.01

County Commission, District 4:     $625.01

State Court Judge:                    $3,409.16

Qualifying for the offices listed above will begin Monday, March 5, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. and will end at noon on Friday, March 9, at the Fayette County Elections Office (140 Stonewall Avenue W, Suite 208, in Fayetteville). The General Primary will be held on Tuesday, May 22, and the General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 6.  The last day to register to vote in the primary is April 24, and the last day to register for the November 6 election is October 9. For more information, visit http://www.fayettecountyga.gov/elections/index.htm

 

Local Artists Invited to Bloomsbury Lane Farm

The Peachtree City Library's Arts Initiative has teamed up with Bloomsbury Lane Farm, Fayette County's only cut-flower farm, to provide two weekends of creative work sessions (2 hours each session).  This spring event will take place March 24 & 25 and April 7 & 8, and is open to artists, photographers, and poets in Fayette County and surrounding areas. Choose a morning session on Saturday or a late afternoon session on Sunday (10 sessions are available on each of the two weekends). Your tools, your time, out on the farm! Learn more and register beginning March 3 at http://www.peachtree-city.org/Calendar.aspx?EID=4654&month=3&year=2018&day=19&calType=0

 

Fayette County Water Guardians Gearing Up for 2018

It's almost time – Fayette Water Guardians are gearing up for 2018, with several cleanups planned for our Fayette County lakes over the spring & summer:


March 31- Lake McIntosh

April 28 - Lake Horton

May 12 - Lake Kedron

June - OPEN

July 14 - Lake McIntosh

August 25 - Lake Peachtree


All events begin at 8:00 a.m. – For more info, visit https://www.facebook.com/FayetteWaterGuardians/

 

Registration Information

  • Peachtree City Adult Volleyball League Registration – Team registration begins February 19 for adults ages 16+, league play begins in March.  Register at Kedron Fieldhouse (202 Kedron Dr).  For details, visit https://peachtree-city.org/index.aspx?nid=778





CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS & TRAFFIC ADVISORIES


Utility Projects

  • NuLink is installing fiber optic lines in/along in Hamptons Corner and Calgary Place in the coming weeks. 
  • WASA – A contractor for the Peachtree City Water & Sewerage Authority is accessing the manhole in the Wynnmeade area (between Hwy 54 and Kings Court) periodically over the next few weeks (January & February).  They have WASA’s permission to be in this location and the truck will have a magnetic ID noting they are a contractor for WASA. 


Hwy 54 West Intersection Construction

  • Planterra Way/Hwy 54 (SPLOST Project #4) - Construction underway – Additional turning lanes are being added on both sides of Highway 54 to allow for the elimination of the split-phase traffic signal. 
  • UPDATE!!  MacDuff Parkway/Hwy 54 (SPLOST Project #5) – Milling and paving underway overnight through Wednesday morning, February 21.  Work begins after 7:00 p.m. 

Both projects will have work occurring primarily in the evening and overnight to minimize the impact on traffic, and both should be completed by early April (weather influenced).  For project details, visit www.peachtree-city.org/SPLOST


Lake Peachtree Spillway Replacement Continues through June 2018

Foundation work continues on the spillway, and the first two piano key components of the weir have been poured.  The contractor hopes to be able to raise the lake level by two more feet after the foundation is completed later this month, with the goal of having the lake returning to full pool at the end of May while the project wraps up.  Work at this time does not include the path bridge that will cross Flat Creek at the Spillway (that is a separate project, although the foundations are included in the spillway foundation).  More information, including Mr. Davis’s January 4 presentation, is available at http://www.peachtree-city.org/index.aspx?nid=1123

  • Path Detour in effect – NO TRESPASSING!! The spillway construction zone path detour area is a “No Trespassing” zone and 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.
  • DO NOT DRIVE ON Lake Bed – Please keep cars and golf carts off the lake bed.  They sink in the mud.

 

 

CALENDAR


Peachtree City Convention & Visitors Bureau Meeting – Wednesday, February 21 – CANCELLED due to lack of a quorum.  The meeting has been rescheduled to Wednesday, February 28, at 9:00 a.m.


FSS Presents: A Trail of Tears – Wednesday, February 21, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., at The Gathering Place (203 McIntosh Tr.).  Newnan Historical Society director Jeff Bishop shares the history of the Trail of Tears. Learn about the forced removal of Native American nations from their homelands in areas throughout the Southeastern United States. Program is FREE but pre-registration is required at register@fayss.org (include name, phone number and event title). Fayette Senior Services members and non-members welcome. www.Fayss.org   


Fayette County Board of Commissioners Meeting – Thursday, February 22, 6:30 p.m., at 140 Stonewall Ave W, Suite 100 in Fayetteville.  For agenda information, visit http://www.fayettecountyga.gov/administration/BOC/county_commission_meetings.htm


PTC Library’s Black History Month Emerging Voices: Sojourner Truth - Sunday, February 25.  Emerging Voices celebrates Black History Month with Storyteller Lady B sharing her wonderful stories of Sojourner Truth. Recommended for Grades K-5. This program free and open to the public. It will be held in the Children's Department of the Peachtree City Library. No registration required.


Fayette County Board of Education Monthly Board Meeting – Monday, February 26, 7:00 p.m., at 210 Stonewall Avenue W. 


Peachtree City Convention & Visitors Bureau Meeting – Wednesday, February 28, 9:00 a.m., at the Visitors Center (2nd floor at The Avenue).  The public is welcome. 


“Promise You’ll Laugh” Comedy Benefit – Friday, March 2, 7:30 p.m., at the Legacy Theater in Tyrone.  All proceeds benefit domestic violence victims via Promise Place.  For more information, tickets, or sponsorship inquiries, visit www.promiseplace.org


Oak Grove “Run for the Gold” 5K Run/Walk and 1-mile Fun Run – Saturday, March 3, at Oak Grove Elementary (101 Crosstown Rd).  For more information and an Application - Visit www.oges.org


Divas Half Marathon & 5K in Peachtree City – Saturday, March 10, at Shakerag Knoll (McIntosh Trail) in Peachtree City.  Registration and details at http://www.runlikeadiva.com/Events/Divas__Half_Marathon___5K_-_Peach_Tree_City_Atlanta__GA.htm




ONGOING


Volunteer!!


  • Humane Society Seeks Fundraising Committee Chair - The fundraising committee for the Fayette Humane Society (a non-profit organization that is not the County Animal Control department) is seeking a local animal lover who wants to make our community better for those animals that live in it. They are specifically looking for a chairman to head the committee. If you are interested, please contact Leah Thomson at leahthomsonptc@gmail.com
  • Peachtree City Dog Park Seeking Board Member Volunteers - The Peachtree City Dog Park Association is looking for board members to assist in the direction, regulation and maintenance of the dog park. Are you a dog park member? Can you participate in a monthly meeting? Could you lend a set of skills, time, or heart? Call 678-857-8571 or email ptcdogpark@gmail.com for more information.


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:


Two Agencies Seeking Exchange Student Host Families or 2018

  • PTC group placing students for World Heritage International Student Exchange for over 8 years is seeking host families for the 2018-19 School Year.  Students from over 60 countries (many on scholarship from Spain, Germany, Eurasia, Africa, and Asia).  All students have their own health insurance, spending money, and the urge to learn about the American Culture. Go to www.world-heritage.org or contact BobComeau@att.net / 978-204-3953. 
  • Student American International (SAI) is seeking families for high school foreign exchange students from around the world to attend local schools in the fall of 2018.  This program is approved by the state.  Students do not drink, drive, or smoke, and will have their own spending money and medical insurance.  If you are interested, please contact Jinx Ratcliffe at 770-477-1376.


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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HOT ISSUES

First Council Retreat Workshop Announced for March 6
The Peachtree City Mayor and Council will hold a workshop session on Tuesday, March 6, 6:30 p.m., at City Hall. This will be the first of the Retreat Planning Workshops leading up to the Budget Workshop(s) in June. Discussion topics will include master planning, economic development, and future annexation, and the public is welcome.


Peachtree City’s Annual Senior Homestead Exemption – Deadline Wednesday, February 28
Are you a Peachtree City homeowner who is 65 or older, earn less than $30,000 per year, and have your county Homestead Exemption on your home? You may qualify for additional savings on your property taxes with the Peachtree City by Senior Homestead Exemption. The exemption must be applied for each year, and the deadline for 2018 is next Wednesday, February 28. Learn more at http://www.peachtree-city.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1102


COMMUNITY NEWS

Election Notice – Fayette County Publishes Qualifying Fees
Pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 21-2-131(a)(1), the following qualifying fees were set by the Fayette County Board of Commissioners during the January 11, 2018 meeting:

Board of Education, District 2: $306.00
Board of Education, District 4: $306.00

County Commission, District 3: $625.01
County Commission, District 4: $625.01

State Court Judge: $3,409.16

Qualifying for the offices listed above will begin Monday, March 5, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. and will end at noon on Friday, March 9, at the Fayette County Elections Office (140 Stonewall Avenue W, Suite 208, in Fayetteville). The General Primary will be held on Tuesday, May 22, and the General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 6. The last day to register to vote in the primary is April 24, and the last day to register for the November 6 election is October 9. For more information, visit http://www.fayettecountyga.gov/elections/index.htm

Local Artists Invited to Bloomsbury Lane Farm
The Peachtree City Library's Arts Initiative has teamed up with Bloomsbury Lane Farm, Fayette County's only cut-flower farm, to provide two weekends of creative work sessions (2 hours each session). This spring event will take place March 24 & 25 and April 7 & 8, and is open to artists, photographers, and poets in Fayette County and surrounding areas. Choose a morning session on Saturday or a late afternoon session on Sunday (10 sessions are available on each of the two weekends). Your tools, your time, out on the farm! Learn more and register beginning March 3 at http://www.peachtree-city.org/Calendar.aspx?EID=4654&month=3&year=2018&day=19&calType=0


Fayette County Water Guardians Gearing Up for 2018

It's almost time – Fayette Water Guardians are gearing up for 2018, with several cleanups planned for our Fayette County lakes over the spring & summer:

March 31- Lake McIntosh
April 28 - Lake Horton
May 12 - Lake Kedron
June - OPEN
July 14 - Lake McIntosh
August 25 - Lake Peachtree

All events begin at 8:00 a.m. – For more info, visit https://www.facebook.com/FayetteWaterGuardians/


Registration Information

• Peachtree City Adult Volleyball League Registration – Team registration begins February 19 for adults ages 16+, league play begins in March. Register at Kedron Fieldhouse (202 Kedron Dr). For details, visit https://peachtree-city.org/index.aspx?nid=778


CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS & TRAFFIC ADVISORIES

Utility Projects
• NuLink is installing fiber optic lines in/along in Hamptons Corner and Calgary Place in the coming weeks.
• WASA – A contractor for the Peachtree City Water & Sewerage Authority is accessing the manhole in the Wynnmeade area (between Hwy 54 and Kings Court) periodically over the next few weeks (January & February). They have WASA’s permission to be in this location and the truck will have a magnetic ID noting they are a contractor for WASA.

Hwy 54 West Intersection Construction
• Planterra Way/Hwy 54 (SPLOST Project #4) - Construction underway – Additional turning lanes are being added on both sides of Highway 54 to allow for the elimination of the split-phase traffic signal.
• UPDATE!! MacDuff Parkway/Hwy 54 (SPLOST Project #5) – Milling and paving underway overnight through Wednesday morning. Work begins after 7:00 p.m.
Both projects will have work occurring primarily in the evening and overnight to minimize the impact on traffic, and both should be completed by early April (weather influenced). For project details, visit www.peachtree-city.org/SPLOST

Lake Peachtree Spillway Replacement Continues through June 2018
Foundation work continues on the spillway, and the first two piano key components of the weir have been poured. The contractor hopes to be able to raise the lake level by two more feet after the foundation is completed later this month, with the goal of having the lake returning to full pool at the end of May while the project wraps up. Work at this time does not include the path bridge that will cross Flat Creek at the Spillway (that is a separate project, although the foundations are included in the spillway foundation). More information, including Mr. Davis’s January 4 presentation, is available at http://www.peachtree-city.org/index.aspx?nid=1123
• Path Detour in effect – NO TRESPASSING!! The spillway construction zone path detour area is a “No Trespassing” zone and 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.
• DO NOT DRIVE ON Lake Bed – Please keep cars and golf carts off the lake bed. They sink in the mud.


CALENDAR

Peachtree City Convention & Visitors Bureau Meeting – Wednesday, February 21 – CANCELLED due to lack of a quorum. The meeting has been rescheduled to Wednesday, February 28, at 9:00 a.m.

FSS Presents: A Trail of Tears – Wednesday, February 21, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., at The Gathering Place (203 McIntosh Tr.). Newnan Historical Society director Jeff Bishop shares the history of the Trail of Tears. Learn about the forced removal of Native American nations from their homelands in areas throughout the Southeastern United States. Program is FREE but pre-registration is required at register@fayss.org (include name, phone number and event title). Fayette Senior Services members and non-members welcome. www.Fayss.org

Fayette County Board of Commissioners Meeting – Thursday, February 22, 6:30 p.m., at 140 Stonewall Ave W, Suite 100 in Fayetteville. For agenda information, visit http://www.fayettecountyga.gov/administration/BOC/county_commission_meetings.htm

PTC Library’s Black History Month Emerging Voices: Sojourner Truth - Sunday, February 25. Emerging Voices celebrates Black History Month with Storyteller Lady B sharing her wonderful stories of Sojourner Truth. Recommended for Grades K-5. This program free and open to the public. It will be held in the Children's Department of the Peachtree City Library. No registration required.

Fayette County Board of Education Monthly Board Meeting – Monday, February 26, 7:00 p.m., at 210 Stonewall Avenue W.

Peachtree City Convention & Visitors Bureau Meeting – Wednesday, February 28, 9:00 a.m., at the Visitors Center (2nd floor at The Avenue). The public is welcome.

“Promise You’ll Laugh” Comedy Benefit – Friday, March 2, 7:30 p.m., at the Legacy Theater in Tyrone. All proceeds benefit domestic violence victims via Promise Place. For more information, tickets, or sponsorship inquiries, visit www.promiseplace.org

Oak Grove “Run for the Gold” 5K Run/Walk and 1-mile Fun Run – Saturday, March 3, at Oak Grove Elementary (101 Crosstown Rd). For more information and an Application - Visit www.oges.org

Divas Half Marathon & 5K in Peachtree City – Saturday, March 10, at Shakerag Knoll (McIntosh Trail) in Peachtree City. Registration and details at http://www.runlikeadiva.com/Events/Divas__Half_Marathon___5K_-_Peach_Tree_City_Atlanta__GA.htm


ONGOING

Volunteer!!

• Humane Society Seeks Fundraising Committee Chair - The fundraising committee for the Fayette Humane Society (a non-profit organization that is not the County Animal Control department) is seeking a local animal lover who wants to make our community better for those animals that live in it. They are specifically looking for a chairman to head the committee. If you are interested, please contact Leah Thomson at leahthomsonptc@gmail.com

• Peachtree City Dog Park Seeking Board Member Volunteers - The Peachtree City Dog Park Association is looking for board members to assist in the direction, regulation and maintenance of the dog park. Are you a dog park member? Can you participate in a monthly meeting? Could you lend a set of skills, time, or heart? Call 678-857-8571 or email ptcdogpark@gmail.com for more information.

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

Two Agencies Seeking Exchange Student Host Families or 2018
• PTC group placing students for World Heritage International Student Exchange for over 8 years is seeking host families for the 2018-19 School Year. Students from over 60 countries (many on scholarship from Spain, Germany, Eurasia, Africa, and Asia). All students have their own health insurance, spending money, and the urge to learn about the American Culture. Go to www.world-heritage.org or contact BobComeau@att.net / 978-204-3953.
• Student American International (SAI) is seeking families for high school foreign exchange students from around the world to attend local schools in the fall of 2018. This program is approved by the state. Students do not drink, drive, or smoke, and will have their own spending money and medical insurance. If you are interested, please contact Jinx Ratcliffe at 770-477-1376.

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).

* * * * * * *

UPDATES is a weekly newsletter sent by the City of Peachtree City (151 Willowbend Rd., Peachtree City, GA 30269) to opt-in subscribers. If you do not wish to receive these messages, please accept our apologies, and unsubscribe by visiting our website at:
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