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Week of April 30, 2018

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HOT ISSUES

Planning Commission Meets Next Monday

The Peachtree City Planning Commission will meet on Monday, May 14, 7:00 p.m., at City Hall.  The public is welcome.  The agenda includes a Public Hearing for an amendment request to the side setbacks for the ordinance for LUR-17 (rezoning for Senoia Rd approved earlier this year), along with the landscape plan for NAECO (100 NAECO Way).  The complete agenda and packet will be available later this week at www.peachtree-city.org/PlanningAgenda


PTC’s 2018 Road Resurfacing is Underway

Atlanta Paving and Concrete has started repaving in the residential areas. The work began on the south side of the City and will move to the north side. Please remember that the work is dependent on the weather. Some roads will require full-depth reclamation, while others require only milling and overlay. Another contractor will be responsible for striping and reflective pavement markings after paving is completed. To view the 2018 street paving map, go to http://www.peachtree-city.org/DocumentCenter/View/11115.

The roads to be repaved include the following (listed in alphabetical order) – Allendale Lane, Amber Path, Azalea Drive, Blue Smoke Trail (Golfview to Windalier), Blue Smoke Trail (Windalier to Bellenden Dr.), Butternut Lane, Callaghan Point, Cedar Drive, Chardonay Courts, Charter Oak Court, Chase Court, Chateau Lane, Danbury Yard, Evian Way, Felspar Ridge, Fen Way, Fountain Bleu, Gateway Point, Hickory Drive, Iris Glen, Lily Green, Marble Ct, Melrah Hill, Natchez Ct, Oakdale Avenue, Orleans Trace, Oxford Court, Parkgate Lane, Pine Circle, Pinemount Drive, Preserve Place,  Preston Chase Drive, Preston Circle, Redding Ridge, Sautern Way, Steven's Entry  (SR 54 to Peachtree Parkway), Timberlay, Topaz Trail, Valley View, Whitcomb Hill Rd, and Wood Ridge.

City Council Actions from May 3, 2018

At their meeting on Thursday, May 3, the City Council took the following actions:

  • Mayor Fleisch issued a proclamation for Kids to Parks Day, accepted by representatives of Southern Conservation Trust (SCT).
  • American Legion Post 50 recognized Sgt. James Harris as Law Enforcement Officer of the Year and Battalion Chief Robert Harkins as Firefighter of the Year.
  • The American Society of Public Administrators presented the Mayor, Council, and Chiefs Moon and O’Conor for Public Service Recognition Week. 
  • Council approved the Consent Agenda (Budget Amendment for Georgia Assn. of Emergency Medical Services Grant and non-profit funding requests for Promise Place and Fayette Senior Services).
  • Council approved lifting the Multi-Family Rezoning Moratorium for a piece of property off TDK Boulevard at Lake McIntosh for a period of six months.  Lifting the moratorium is required before an application to rezone land to a multi-family category is allowed (it does not approve the rezoning).  Rezoning requests must have a public hearing before both the Planning Commission and City Council.

Staff briefed Council on several items:

  • Financial Services Director Paul Salvatore and the City’s Communications Consultant, Allen Davis, briefed Council on the Cable TV Franchise Fee (currently 4%, which generates about $475,000 per year).  The revenues have been declining since 2015 with the advent of broadband ($420,000 forecast for FY 2019).  Staff will propose increasing the Cable Television franchise fee to the maximum of 5% to temporarily offset some of the loss, and implement Right-of-Way Access Fees for Broadband Providers, who do not pay franchise fees, for use of City Rights-of-Way (along with monitoring and repairs).  Presentation available at http://www.peachtree-city.org/DocumentCenter/View/11123
  • Water & Sewerage Authority Interim General Manager Susan Lee updated Council on proposed amendments to the Sewer Use Ordinance adopted in 1999.  Primary changes would update local limits for the Industrial Pretreatment Program, and the requirements for grease, oil, and sand/grit interceptors.  The presentation is available at http://www.peachtree-city.org/DocumentCenter/View/11124
  • City Manager Jon Rorie updated Council on the Facilities Bond, noting most of the projects had been completed.  The remaining projects underway were the Drake Field Pavilion, BMX Track Starter Hill, Kedron Rink Improvements, Skate Park, Amphitheater Renovations, and Police Department Parking Lot.  Rorie indicated that he would be working to move an additional $100,000 remaining from the bonds to the Amphitheater project to address the seating. 

The complete meeting video is available at www.peachtree-city.org/Video (link to previous meetings is in upper right of video screen).


COMMUNITY NEWS

Food Safety, Beer, and Buying Cars Are Topics at Fayette Senior Services

Fayette Senior Services (FSS) continues with its line-up of programs in May. All programs will take place at The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail. These programs are FREE but pre-registration is required by calling 770-461-0813 or emailing register@fayss.org (include name, phone number and event title). FSS members and non-members welcome. www.Fayss.org. As I Recall – Friday, May 11 – 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. – Jessica Badour, Recall Outreach Specialist with Georgia Department of Agriculture Food Safety Division, will answer your questions about food safety. Brewing Basics with Line Creek Brewery – Monday, May 14 – 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. – the developers of Line Creek Brewing Company will discuss the process and background to create quality beer and share their journey in starting the City’s first local brewery. Deals on Wheels – Wednesday, May 16 – 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., will give attendees the inside scoop on car buying. Crystal McPherson with the Better Business Bureau is the speaker.

Volunteers needed for Spring Cleaning/Painting Project

Enthusiastic and motivated volunteers needed to help with the Promise Place Spring Cleaning/Painting Project on Saturday, May 12, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (shifts are available). If interesting in assisting, contact Shannon Square by calling 770-461-3839, ext. 165, or e-mail at Shannon.square@promiseplace.org.


Night Market This Saturday!

The next Night Market at Drake Field is set for this Saturday, May 12, 5:00 – 10:00 p.m.  Enjoy live music, food & beverages, and art under the stars. Note: Golf cart recommended. This event is intended for those 18 and older – no special children’s activities are provided.

Police Memorial Day Service Set

The Peachtree City Police Department will commemorate Peace Officers/Police Memorial Day on Monday, May 14, 10:00 a.m., at the Veterans Memorial at City Hall Plaza. Last year, 125 officers, including six in Georgia, lost their lives in the line of duty. One more from Georgia has fallen in the first five months of 2018. The event is part of National Police Appreciation Week, May 13 – 19. Local residents are working in conjunction with the volunteer Peachtree City Police Auxiliary to show appreciation to our local department. Donations from PTC businesses and residents are welcome. If you have questions, please email Marianne at sheeple53@aol.com.


Paddle in the Park at Sams Lake Bird Sanctuary

Join the Southern Conservation Trust on a paddling adventure through Sams Lake Bird Sanctuary on Friday, May 18, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Located just south of Fayetteville on Old Senoia Road, Sams Lake offers wonderful opportunities for birders and photographers. Participants must bring their own kayak/canoe, paddle, and PFD (life jacket) on the guided tour through the wetlands past nesting islands and beaver lodges while searching for wildlife. To reserve your spot, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/paddle-in-the-park-tickets-45321836834.


Registration Information & Reminders

NEW!! SMHS Pantherette Dance Camp – Kindergarten through 8th Graders.  June 2 deadline for June 18-20 morning camp.  Details and application at https://www.fcboe.org/Page/2728

NEW!! SMHS Cheerleading Kiddie Camp – Kindergarten through 5th Graders.  June 11 – 14 camp.  Details and application at https://www.fcboe.org/Page/3748

Camp WILD (Water, Insects, Leaves, Dirt!) registration – Southern Conservation Trust (SCT) will hold one-week half-day (8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) sessions for children ages six – 12. The campers will explore the SCT’s public nature areas, as well as participate in arts and crafts and traditional camp activities. The sessions begin June 18, June 25, July 9, and July 16. The cost is $75 per week for members and $90 per session for non-members. The camp is limited to 30 campers each session. For more information, e-mail camp@sctlandtrust.org or go to https://sctlandtrust.org/campwild/ on the SCT website.

Atlanta Braves Camp at MHS - The Atlanta Braves will hold a summer camp at McIntosh High School, June 11-15, for boys and girls ages 5 – 13.  Participants will receive baseball instruction, Braves Camp uniform, an exclusive visit to SunTrust Park, and a meet and greet with a current or alumni Braves player.  Register at http://www.braves.com/camps  with code "MCINTOSH18" for 10% off.

Teen CERT Summer Camp - The PTC Police Department will offer a Teen Emergency Response Team (CERT) camp for ages 12-17 during the week of June 11.  The deadline to apply is June 1.  Application and more information are available at http://www.cert-peachtreecity.com/teencert.htm

Peachtree City Recreation Summer Camp registration UNDERWAY –  Many of the Kedron Camps have sibling discounts.  Register early, many of the camps fill up fast.  Registration and camp information available online at www.peachtree-city.org/recreation and in person at Kedron Fieldhouse & Aquatic Center.

Youth Football & Cheer (K-8th Grade) at http://www.fayettecountyfootball.com/ – deadline July 1.

Dragon Boat Teams – the Rotary Club is registering teams for the September 22 Dragon Boat Festival –  https://ptcdragonboats.org/.  


CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS & TRAFFIC ADVISORIES

Hwy 54 Repaving, 54 W Traffic Projects

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is repaving Highway 54 between Peachtree City and Fayetteville.  The resurfacing work started April 30.  Milling and paving work will take place primarily at night to reduce the impact on traffic flow.

SPLOST Projects on 54 W Wrapping Up

  • Planterra Way/Hwy 54 (SPLOST Project #4) – Construction continues (new equipment, detection system, signal heads, and a new mast arm).
  • MacDuff Parkway/Hwy 54 (SPLOST Project #5) – Construction continues (new equipment, detection system, signal heads).

Both projects must be completed before GDOT will grant approval for opening the new turn lanes. 

Lake Kedron Bridge Pilings and Lowered Lake Level 

Lake Kedron has been lowered for the City’s contractor to recoat the pilings and sway bracing. Fayette County is also scheduling dock maintenance while the lake is lowered. Update: The barge has been placed in the lake, and the contractor anticipates starting work on the piles this week. Weather has affected the lowering of the lake to the required depth.

Lake Peachtree Spillway Replacement Continues through June 2018

As of March 15, the project was behind schedule by 3-4 weeks due to the full week of freezing temperatures in January.  This has moved the “substantial completion” estimate (when the lake can begin to completely refill) to late June. The contractor is working extended workdays and weekends hoping to regain a week or more.  The expected completion of the foundation, when the lake level can be raised by two additional feet, is now late April.  View Mr. Davis’ March 15 presentation at http://www.peachtree-city.org/DocumentCenter/View/11023

  • 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 the roadway.
  • DO NOT DRIVE ON Lake Bed – Please keep cars and golf carts off the lake bed.  They sink in the mud (proven two more times last week).


Drake Field Pavilion – Construction Zone

The construction zone fencing is in place for work to begin on the Drake Field Pavilion.  The goal is to have the project completed for the 4th of July (but, as always, weather may influence construction schedules).


Utility Projects (All dates are weather dependent)

  • Golfview Stormwater & Sewer Project Begins April 9 - Some road closures will be required.  The contractor for the City of Peachtree City and the Peachtree City Water and Sewerage Authority will begin a major sewer/stormwater project in the Golfview neighborhood on Monday, April 9.  The project involves new lines going through the easement from Golfview Drive (at 618 Golfview) near Cockspur Court, crossing just west of 210 Oakmount and just west of 303 Pinemount.  Each of these roadways will require temporary closures to accommodate the pipe replacement work, but each street provides alternate access routes for those on either side of the closures.  The entire project should be completed by the end of August.  Please call 770-487-5183 for more information.
  • NuLink has updated the schedule for installing fiber optic lines in/along the following locations, weather permitting:  

TAMERLANE – Starting this week (5/7)

EVIAN – Starting this week (5/7)

WATERFORD GREEN – Underway

MORALLION HILLS Underway

CALGARY PLACE Underway in

THE MARKS – Underway

ROCKSPRAY Underway

TIMBERLAY Underway in

CHESTNUT FIELD – 6/1 - 6/30

THE GATES – 6/1 - 6/30

MUIRFIELD – NO DATE YET

VILLAGE ON THE GREEN – NO DATE YET

HAMPTON CORNER 5/1 - 5/30

PRESTWICK 5/1 - 5/30

THE PRESERVE 5/1 - 6/30

MEADOW RUN 5/1 - 6/30

GLEN CLARIN 5/1 - 6/30

S PEACHTREE PKWY 5/1 - 6/30

JENNINGS YARD – 5/1 – 6/30

CHESTNUT FIELD – 6/1 – 6/30

  • AT&T will be installing new underground cable lines throughout Planterra Ridge beginning in May.  The contractor will restore sod/grass in the right-of-way by completion of the project.  Work also continues in Everton Phase 2 & 3 (through July 31)
  • ALL RESIDENTS:  Although no one should have private sprinkler systems or dog fences in the public right-of-way, if you do, please mark them when you see other utility locates in your yard.  The utility contractors are not responsible for restoring these items, and 811 will not know about them to mark them. 


CALENDAR

Primary Election Advance Voting – Monday – Friday, April 30 – May 18, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., at the PTC Library, Tyrone Town Hall, and Fayette County Public Meeting Room.  The PTC Library will be closed on Friday, May 11; however, the rear entrance will be open for Advance Voting in the Floy Farr Room. Saturday voting will be held on May 12, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Fayetteville location ONLY.

Graduation Signs & Banners – No Permit Required May 1 – June 12, the graduation season is rapidly approaching, and Peachtree City waives the $30 fee for graduation signs/banners at subdivision entrances for the period of May 1 – June 12.  Banners cannot exceed 35 sq. ft. and must be attached to stakes (not fences, trees, utility poles, or signs).  Banners cannot go in the right-of-way or medians, and cannot obstruct vehicular or pedestrian traffic or visibility.  Graduation signs in private yards do not require permits, but also have size and placement restrictions.  For all the details, visit http://ga-peachtreecity2.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/Home/View/1821

Paws for a Cause Fundraiser – Thursday, May 10. 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., Crosstown Grille, 620 Crosstown Road. Ten percent of the proceeds from the sale of food and beverages will be donated to the Fayette County Humane Society. The event includes a silent auction. For more information, e-mail info@fayettehumane.org.

Library Closed – Friday, May 11, for staff training. The rear entrance will remain open for Advanced Voting in the Floy Farr Room. The Library will re-open on Saturday, May 12, at 9:00 a.m.

Fayette Water Guardians Cleanup at Lake Kedron – Saturday, May 12, 8:00 a.m. – Noon.  Trash grabber, trash bags and bottled water provided. Bring canoe or kayak, life vest, sun screen, and hat (and gloves for shoreline walkers). Pre-registration required - a mandatory liability waiver will be sent to all volunteers and must be completed in order to participate. https://www.facebook.com/FayetteWaterGuardians/

Volunteer Day at The Ridge Nature Area, Saturday, May 12, 9:00 a.m. – noon.  Join the Southern Conservation Trust at the Ridge Nature Area for its monthly volunteer day, and help keep the area beautiful. The Ridge Nature Area is located at 415 Burch Road in Fayetteville. To RSVP, go to the Facebook sign-up page at https://www.facebook.com/events/214902639098129/.

PDL Soccer Home Game: PTC MOBA vs South Georgia Tormenta FC – Saturday, May 12, 7:30 p.m., at the MOBA Soccer Complex.  Info and tickets at https://www.mobasoccer.com/schedule/team_instance/3378806?mirror_id=3923416&subseason=482928

Police Appreciation Week – May 13 – 19, local residents are working in conjunction with the volunteer Peachtree City Police Auxiliary to show appreciation to our local department.  On Thursday & Friday, May 17 and 18, there will be a celebration covering all shifts of the department with a variety of special surprises being planned.  Donations from PTC businesses and residents are welcome.  If you wish to donate, please make checks payable to the Peachtree City Police Auxiliary, 350 Hwy 74 S, Peachtree City, GA 30269 (Please include “Police Appreciation” on the memo line -- Contributions of $50 or more will receive a tax exempt letter for tax filing).  If you have questions, please email Marianne at sheeple53@aol.com.

Fayette County Food Truck Frenzy @ Lake McIntosh – Thursday, May 17, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Enjoy some great food in a beautiful setting at Lake McIntosh Park, 3501 TDK Boulevard in Peachtree City.

Knights of Columbus Charity Golf Tournament – Friday, May 18, at Whitewater Creek Country Club.  Proceeds will support Fayette Care Clinic, Pregnancy Resource Center of Fayette, American Cancer Society, and St. Vincent de Paul at Holy Trinity.  For more information, contact rick@rickbinfield.net

Arts Initiative Reception: Mick Brandenberger, Bloomsbury Ln Farm Artists – Saturday, May 19, 6:00 p.m., at the PTC Library.  Brandenberger is The Painter of Curved Space, and “The Bloomsbury Lane Farm Show” will showcase over 25 artists and photographers who participated in two weekends this spring at the private, cut flower farm in Brooks, GA.  The event is free and open to the public, with the exhibits on display through the end of June. 

MayPlay! Kid's fest @The Fred – Saturday, May 19, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at The Fred, 201 McIntosh Trail. Tickets are $10; kids two years and under admitted free. For tickets, go to  https://www.ticketalternative.com/event/mayplay . Grab your family and friends and enjoy a Meet and Greet with your favorite pups from Paw Patrol, the Curious George Storybook Fun Show, and performances by Special Head from America’s Got Talent. Other features include Kid’s Karaoke Korner, Touch-A-Truck, Mastermind Escape Games, dance performances and martial arts demonstrations by Peachtree City School of Dance, crafts, activities, and a special Mom’s Retreat with massages from Massage Envy, a MOM-osa bar, and more!

PDL Soccer Home Game: PTC MOBA vs Birmingham Hammers – Saturday, May 19, 7:30 p.m., at the MOBA Soccer Complex.  Info and tickets at https://www.mobasoccer.com/schedule/team_instance/3378806?mirror_id=3923416&subseason=482928

PDL Soccer Home Game: PTC MOBA vs SC United Bantams – Tuesday, May 22, 7:30 p.m., at the MOBA Soccer Complex.  Info and tickets at https://www.mobasoccer.com/schedule/team_instance/3378806?mirror_id=3923416&subseason=482928

Red Cross Blood Drive – Friday, May 25, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., at the PTC Library. Use sponsor code: PTCLibrary when making your appointment, however, walk-ins are also welcome. All donors will receive a free Red Cross T-Shirt for donating during this “critical need” time period. The Blood Drive will be held in the lower level of the Peachtree City Library in the Floy Farr Room.

Uptown Funk: Bruno Mars Ultimate Tribute Band @ The Fred - Sunday, May 27.  For more info and tickets, visit http://www.amphitheater.org/


ONGOING

Current Recreation Activities Catalog available at www.peachtree-city.org/recreation.

Peachtree City Yard Sales – Signs at City Hall, List on the PTC App.  Authorized yard sale signs are available at City Hall for $0.50 each, and the yard sale application and rules are available at City Hall or online at http://www.peachtree-city.org/index.aspx?nid=979 .  View upcoming yard sales via the free Peachtree City App:

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

Burn Ban – No outdoor burning is allowed from May 1 – September 30 under the State Mandated Burn Ban.

“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

Planning Commission Meets Next Monday
The Peachtree City Planning Commission will meet on Monday, May 14, 7:00 p.m., at City Hall. The public is welcome. The agenda includes a Public Hearing for an amendment request to the side setbacks for the ordinance for LUR-17 (rezoning for Senoia Rd approved earlier this year), along with the landscape plan for NAECO (100 NAECO Way). The complete agenda and packet will be available later this week at www.peachtree-city.org/PlanningAgenda

PTC’s 2018 Road Resurfacing is Underway
Atlanta Paving and Concrete has started repaving in the residential areas. The work began on the south side of the City and will move to the north side. Please remember that the work is dependent on the weather. Some roads will require full-depth reclamation, while others require only milling and overlay. Another contractor will be responsible for striping and reflective pavement markings after paving is completed. To view the 2018 street paving map, go to http://www.peachtree-city.org/DocumentCenter/View/11115.

The roads to be repaved include the following (listed in alphabetical order) – Allendale Lane, Amber Path, Azalea Drive, Blue Smoke Trail (Golfview to Windalier), Blue Smoke Trail (Windalier to Bellenden Dr.), Butternut Lane, Callaghan Point, Cedar Drive, Chardonay Courts, Charter Oak Court, Chase Court, Chateau Lane, Danbury Yard, Evian Way, Felspar Ridge, Fen Way, Fountain Bleu, Gateway Point, Hickory Drive, Iris Glen, Lily Green, Marble Ct, Melrah Hill, Natchez Ct, Oakdale Avenue, Orleans Trace, Oxford Court, Parkgate Lane, Pine Circle, Pinemount Drive, Preserve Place, Preston Chase Drive, Preston Circle, Redding Ridge, Sautern Way, Steven's Entry (SR 54 to Peachtree Parkway), Timberlay, Topaz Trail, Valley View, Whitcomb Hill Rd, and Wood Ridge.


City Council Actions from May 3, 2018
At their meeting on Thursday, May 3, the City Council took the following actions:
• Mayor Fleisch issued a proclamation for Kids to Parks Day, accepted by representatives of Southern Conservation Trust (SCT).
• American Legion Post 50 recognized Sgt. James Harris as Law Enforcement Officer of the Year and Battalion Chief Robert Harkins as Firefighter of the Year.
• The American Society of Public Administrators presented the Mayor, Council, and Chiefs Moon and O’Conor for Public Service Recognition Week.
• Council approved the Consent Agenda (Budget Amendment for Georgia Assn. of Emergency Medical Services Grant and non-profit funding requests for Promise Place and Fayette Senior Services).
• Council approved lifting the Multi-Family Rezoning Moratorium for a piece of property off TDK Boulevard at Lake McIntosh for a period of six months. Lifting the moratorium is required before an application to rezone land to a multi-family category is allowed (it does not approve the rezoning). Rezoning requests must have a public hearing before both the Planning Commission and City Council.

Staff briefed Council on several items:
• Financial Services Director Paul Salvatore and the City’s Communications Consultant, Allen Davis, briefed Council on the Cable TV Franchise Fee (currently 4%, which generates about $475,000 per year). The revenues have been declining since 2015 with the advent of broadband ($420,000 forecast for FY 2019). Staff will propose increasing the Cable Television franchise fee to the maximum of 5% to temporarily offset some of the loss, and implement Right-of-Way Access Fees for Broadband Providers, who do not pay franchise fees, for use of City Rights-of-Way (along with monitoring and repairs). Presentation available at http://www.peachtree-city.org/DocumentCenter/View/11123
• Water & Sewerage Authority Interim General Manager Susan Lee updated Council on proposed amendments to the Sewer Use Ordinance adopted in 1999. Primary changes would update local limits for the Industrial Pretreatment Program, and the requirements for grease, oil, and sand/grit interceptors. The presentation is available at http://www.peachtree-city.org/DocumentCenter/View/11124
• City Manager Jon Rorie updated Council on the Facilities Bond, noting most of the projects had been completed. The remaining projects underway were the Drake Field Pavilion, BMX Track Starter Hill, Kedron Rink Improvements, Skate Park, Amphitheater Renovations, and Police Department Parking Lot. Rorie indicated that he would be working to move an additional $100,000 remaining from the bonds to the Amphitheater project to address the seating.

The complete meeting video is available at www.peachtree-city.org/Video (link to previous meetings is in upper right of video screen).

COMMUNITY NEWS

Food Safety, Beer, and Buying Cars Are Topics at Fayette Senior Services
Fayette Senior Services (FSS) continues with its line-up of programs in May. All programs will take place at The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail. These programs are FREE but pre-registration is required by calling 770-461-0813 or emailing register@fayss.org (include name, phone number and event title). FSS members and non-members welcome. www.Fayss.org. As I Recall – Friday, May 11 – 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. – Jessica Badour, Recall Outreach Specialist with Georgia Department of Agriculture Food Safety Division, will answer your questions about food safety. Brewing Basics with Line Creek Brewery – Monday, May 14 – 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. – the developers of Line Creek Brewing Company will discuss the process and background to create quality beer and share their journey in starting the City’s first local brewery. Deals on Wheels – Wednesday, May 16 – 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., will give attendees the inside scoop on car buying. Crystal McPherson with the Better Business Bureau is the speaker.


Volunteers needed for Spring Cleaning/Painting Project
Enthusiastic and motivated volunteers needed to help with the Promise Place Spring Cleaning/Painting Project on Saturday, May 12, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (shifts are available). If interesting in assisting, contact Shannon Square by calling 770-461-3839, ext. 165, or e-mail at Shannon.square@promiseplace.org.


Night Market This Saturday!
The next Night Market at Drake Field is set for this Saturday, May 12, 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. Enjoy live music, food & beverages, and art under the stars. Note: Golf cart recommended. This event is intended for those 18 and older – no special children’s activities are provided.


Police Memorial Day Service Set
The Peachtree City Police Department will commemorate Peace Officers/Police Memorial Day on Monday, May 14, 10:00 a.m., at the Veterans Memorial at City Hall Plaza. Last year, 125 officers, including six in Georgia, lost their lives in the line of duty. One more from Georgia has fallen in the first five months of 2018. The event is part of National Police Appreciation Week, May 13 – 19. Local residents are working in conjunction with the volunteer Peachtree City Police Auxiliary to show appreciation to our local department. Donations from PTC businesses and residents are welcome. If you have questions, please email Marianne at sheeple53@aol.com.


Paddle in the Park at Sams Lake Bird Sanctuary
Join the Southern Conservation Trust on a paddling adventure through Sams Lake Bird Sanctuary on Friday, May 18, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Located just south of Fayetteville on Old Senoia Road, Sams Lake offers wonderful opportunities for birders and photographers. Participants must bring their own kayak/canoe, paddle, and PFD (life jacket) on the guided tour through the wetlands past nesting islands and beaver lodges while searching for wildlife. To reserve your spot, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/paddle-in-the-park-tickets-45321836834.


Registration Information & Reminders

NEW!! SMHS Pantherette Dance Camp – Kindergarten through 8th Graders. June 2 deadline for June 18-20 morning camp. Details and application at https://www.fcboe.org/Page/2728

NEW!! SMHS Cheerleading Kiddie Camp – Kindergarten through 5th Graders. June 11 – 14 camp. Details and application at https://www.fcboe.org/Page/3748

Camp WILD (Water, Insects, Leaves, Dirt!) registration – Southern Conservation Trust (SCT) will hold one-week half-day (8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) sessions for children ages six – 12. The campers will explore the SCT’s public nature areas, as well as participate in arts and crafts and traditional camp activities. The sessions begin June 18, June 25, July 9, and July 16. The cost is $75 per week for members and $90 per session for non-members. The camp is limited to 30 campers each session. For more information, e-mail camp@sctlandtrust.org or go to https://sctlandtrust.org/campwild/ on the SCT website.

Atlanta Braves Camp at MHS - The Atlanta Braves will hold a summer camp at McIntosh High School, June 11-15, for boys and girls ages 5 – 13. Participants will receive baseball instruction, Braves Camp uniform, an exclusive visit to SunTrust Park, and a meet and greet with a current or alumni Braves player. Register at http://www.braves.com/camps with code "MCINTOSH18" for 10% off.

Teen CERT Summer Camp - The PTC Police Department will offer a Teen Emergency Response Team (CERT) camp for ages 12-17 during the week of June 11. The deadline to apply is June 1. Application and more information are available at http://www.cert-peachtreecity.com/teencert.htm

Peachtree City Recreation Summer Camp registration UNDERWAY – Many of the Kedron Camps have sibling discounts. Register early, many of the camps fill up fast. Registration and camp information available online at www.peachtree-city.org/recreation and in person at Kedron Fieldhouse & Aquatic Center.

Youth Football & Cheer (K-8th Grade) at http://www.fayettecountyfootball.com/ – deadline July 1.

Dragon Boat Teams – the Rotary Club is registering teams for the September 22 Dragon Boat Festival – https://ptcdragonboats.org/.

CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS & TRAFFIC ADVISORIES

Hwy 54 Repaving, 54 W Traffic Projects
The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is repaving Highway 54 between Peachtree City and Fayetteville. The resurfacing work started April 30. Milling and paving work will take place primarily at night to reduce the impact on traffic flow.


SPLOST Projects on 54 W Wrapping Up
• Planterra Way/Hwy 54 (SPLOST Project #4) – Construction continues (new equipment, detection system, signal heads, and a new mast arm).
• MacDuff Parkway/Hwy 54 (SPLOST Project #5) – Construction continues (new equipment, detection system, signal heads).
Both projects must be completed before GDOT will grant approval for opening the new turn lanes.


Lake Kedron Bridge Pilings and Lowered Lake Level
Lake Kedron has been lowered for the City’s contractor to recoat the pilings and sway bracing. Fayette County is also scheduling dock maintenance while the lake is lowered. Update: The barge has been placed in the lake, and the contractor anticipates starting work on the piles this week. Weather has affected the lowering of the lake to the required depth.


Lake Peachtree Spillway Replacement Continues through June 2018
As of March 15, the project was behind schedule by 3-4 weeks due to the full week of freezing temperatures in January. This has moved the “substantial completion” estimate (when the lake can begin to completely refill) to late June. The contractor is working extended workdays and weekends hoping to regain a week or more. The expected completion of the foundation, when the lake level can be raised by two additional feet, is now late April. View Mr. Davis’ March 15 presentation at http://www.peachtree-city.org/DocumentCenter/View/11023
• 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 the roadway.
• DO NOT DRIVE ON Lake Bed – Please keep cars and golf carts off the lake bed. They sink in the mud (proven two more times last week).


Drake Field Pavilion – Construction Zone
The construction zone fencing is in place for work to begin on the Drake Field Pavilion. The goal is to have the project completed for the 4th of July (but, as always, weather may influence construction schedules).


Utility Projects (All dates are weather dependent)
• Golfview Stormwater & Sewer Project Begins April 9 - Some road closures will be required. The contractor for the City of Peachtree City and the Peachtree City Water and Sewerage Authority will begin a major sewer/stormwater project in the Golfview neighborhood on Monday, April 9. The project involves new lines going through the easement from Golfview Drive (at 618 Golfview) near Cockspur Court, crossing just west of 210 Oakmount and just west of 303 Pinemount. Each of these roadways will require temporary closures to accommodate the pipe replacement work, but each street provides alternate access routes for those on either side of the closures. The entire project should be completed by the end of August. Please call 770-487-5183 for more information.
• NuLink has updated the schedule for installing fiber optic lines in/along the following locations, weather permitting:
TAMERLANE – Starting this week (5/7)
EVIAN – Starting this week (5/7)
WATERFORD GREEN – Underway
MORALLION HILLS – Underway
CALGARY PLACE – Underway in
THE MARKS – Underway
ROCKSPRAY – Underway
TIMBERLAY – Underway in
CHESTNUT FIELD – 6/1 - 6/30
THE GATES – 6/1 - 6/30
MUIRFIELD – NO DATE YET
VILLAGE ON THE GREEN – NO DATE YET
HAMPTON CORNER – 5/1 - 5/30
PRESTWICK – 5/1 - 5/30
THE PRESERVE – 5/1 - 6/30
MEADOW RUN – 5/1 - 6/30
GLEN CLARIN – 5/1 - 6/30
S PEACHTREE PKWY – 5/1 - 6/30
JENNINGS YARD – 5/1 – 6/30
CHESTNUT FIELD – 6/1 – 6/30

• AT&T will be installing new underground cable lines throughout Planterra Ridge beginning in May. The contractor will restore sod/grass in the right-of-way by completion of the project. Work also continues in Everton Phase 2 & 3 (through July 31)
• ALL RESIDENTS: Although no one should have private sprinkler systems or dog fences in the public right-of-way, if you do, please mark them when you see other utility locates in your yard. The utility contractors are not responsible for restoring these items, and 811 will not know about them to mark them.


CALENDAR

Primary Election Advance Voting – Monday – Friday, April 30 – May 18, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., at the PTC Library, Tyrone Town Hall, and Fayette County Public Meeting Room. The PTC Library will be closed on Friday, May 11; however, the rear entrance will be open for Advance Voting in the Floy Farr Room. Saturday voting will be held on May 12, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Fayetteville location ONLY.

Graduation Signs & Banners – No Permit Required May 1 – June 12, the graduation season is rapidly approaching, and Peachtree City waives the $30 fee for graduation signs/banners at subdivision entrances for the period of May 1 – June 12. Banners cannot exceed 35 sq. ft. and must be attached to stakes (not fences, trees, utility poles, or signs). Banners cannot go in the right-of-way or medians, and cannot obstruct vehicular or pedestrian traffic or visibility. Graduation signs in private yards do not require permits, but also have size and placement restrictions. For all the details, visit http://ga-peachtreecity2.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/Home/View/1821

Paws for a Cause Fundraiser – Thursday, May 10. 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., Crosstown Grille, 620 Crosstown Road. Ten percent of the proceeds from the sale of food and beverages will be donated to the Fayette County Humane Society. The event includes a silent auction. For more information, e-mail info@fayettehumane.org.

Library Closed – Friday, May 11, for staff training. The rear entrance will remain open for Advanced Voting in the Floy Farr Room. The Library will re-open on Saturday, May 12, at 9:00 a.m.

Fayette Water Guardians Cleanup at Lake Kedron – Saturday, May 12, 8:00 a.m. – Noon. Trash grabber, trash bags and bottled water provided. Bring canoe or kayak, life vest, sun screen, and hat (and gloves for shoreline walkers). Pre-registration required - a mandatory liability waiver will be sent to all volunteers and must be completed in order to participate. https://www.facebook.com/FayetteWaterGuardians/

Volunteer Day at The Ridge Nature Area, Saturday, May 12, 9:00 a.m. – noon. Join the Southern Conservation Trust at the Ridge Nature Area for its monthly volunteer day, and help keep the area beautiful. The Ridge Nature Area is located at 415 Burch Road in Fayetteville. To RSVP, go to the Facebook sign-up page at https://www.facebook.com/events/214902639098129/.

PDL Soccer Home Game: PTC MOBA vs South Georgia Tormenta FC – Saturday, May 12, 7:30 p.m., at the MOBA Soccer Complex. Info and tickets at https://www.mobasoccer.com/schedule/team_instance/3378806?mirror_id=3923416&subseason=482928

Police Appreciation Week – May 13 – 19, local residents are working in conjunction with the volunteer Peachtree City Police Auxiliary to show appreciation to our local department. On Thursday & Friday, May 17 and 18, there will be a celebration covering all shifts of the department with a variety of special surprises being planned. Donations from PTC businesses and residents are welcome. If you wish to donate, please make checks payable to the Peachtree City Police Auxiliary, 350 Hwy 74 S, Peachtree City, GA 30269 (Please include “Police Appreciation” on the memo line -- Contributions of $50 or more will receive a tax exempt letter for tax filing). If you have questions, please email Marianne at sheeple53@aol.com.

Fayette County Food Truck Frenzy @ Lake McIntosh – Thursday, May 17, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Enjoy some great food in a beautiful setting at Lake McIntosh Park, 3501 TDK Boulevard in Peachtree City.

Knights of Columbus Charity Golf Tournament – Friday, May 18, at Whitewater Creek Country Club. Proceeds will support Fayette Care Clinic, Pregnancy Resource Center of Fayette, American Cancer Society, and St. Vincent de Paul at Holy Trinity. For more information, contact rick@rickbinfield.net

Arts Initiative Reception: Mick Brandenberger, Bloomsbury Ln Farm Artists – Saturday, May 19, 6:00 p.m., at the PTC Library. Brandenberger is The Painter of Curved Space, and “The Bloomsbury Lane Farm Show” will showcase over 25 artists and photographers who participated in two weekends this spring at the private, cut flower farm in Brooks, GA. The event is free and open to the public, with the exhibits on display through the end of June.

MayPlay! Kid's fest @The Fred – Saturday, May 19, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at The Fred, 201 McIntosh Trail. Tickets are $10; kids two years and under admitted free. For tickets, go to https://www.ticketalternative.com/event/mayplay . Grab your family and friends and enjoy a Meet and Greet with your favorite pups from Paw Patrol, the Curious George Storybook Fun Show, and performances by Special Head from America’s Got Talent. Other features include Kid’s Karaoke Korner, Touch-A-Truck, Mastermind Escape Games, dance performances and martial arts demonstrations by Peachtree City School of Dance, crafts, activities, and a special Mom’s Retreat with massages from Massage Envy, a MOM-osa bar, and more!

PDL Soccer Home Game: PTC MOBA vs Birmingham Hammers – Saturday, May 19, 7:30 p.m., at the MOBA Soccer Complex. Info and tickets at https://www.mobasoccer.com/schedule/team_instance/3378806?mirror_id=3923416&subseason=482928

PDL Soccer Home Game: PTC MOBA vs SC United Bantams – Tuesday, May 22, 7:30 p.m., at the MOBA Soccer Complex. Info and tickets at https://www.mobasoccer.com/schedule/team_instance/3378806?mirror_id=3923416&subseason=482928

Red Cross Blood Drive – Friday, May 25, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., at the PTC Library. Use sponsor code: PTCLibrary when making your appointment, however, walk-ins are also welcome. All donors will receive a free Red Cross T-Shirt for donating during this “critical need” time period. The Blood Drive will be held in the lower level of the Peachtree City Library in the Floy Farr Room.

Uptown Funk: Bruno Mars Ultimate Tribute Band @ The Fred - Sunday, May 27. For more info and tickets, visit http://www.amphitheater.org/


ONGOING

Current Recreation Activities Catalog available at www.peachtree-city.org/recreation.

Peachtree City Yard Sales – Signs at City Hall, List on the PTC App. Authorized yard sale signs are available at City Hall for $0.50 each, and the yard sale application and rules are available at City Hall or online at http://www.peachtree-city.org/index.aspx?nid=979 . View upcoming yard sales via the free Peachtree City App:
• Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.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 Ban – No outdoor burning is allowed from May 1 – September 30 under the State Mandated Burn Ban.

“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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