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Week of July 30, 2018

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HOT TOPICS

City Council Meets Thursday

The Peachtree City Mayor and Council will meet on Thursday, August 2, 6:30 p.m., at City Hall.  The public is welcome, and the agenda includes adoption of the FY 2019 Budget and a request from Pulte Homes to lift the Multi-Family Rezoning Moratorium for Everton Phase 8, Wilksmoor Village.  The complete agenda and packet are available at www.peachtree-city.org/councilagenda


Millage Rate Public Hearings August 7 and August 16

The Mayor and Council will hold three public hearings on the proposed millage rate of 6.232 mills for maintenance and operation (same as current).  Because the tax digest increased by 4.99%, the millage rate is considered a tax increase under state law.  However, Peachtree City’s bond millage rate will drop by 0.10 mills, making the total millage drop to 6.408 mills from the 6.505 total millage in 2017.  The public hearings will be held on Tuesday, August 7, at 7:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., and the final hearing will be held during the regular City Council Meeting on Thursday, August 16, at 6:30 p.m., when Council is expected to adopt the millage rate.  The public is welcome.


School Starts MONDAY, August 6 - Slow Down: Back to School Means Sharing the Road

Fayette County Schools start on Monday, August 6, and drivers will again have to share the road with school buses picking up their charges, kids on bikes hurrying to get to school, and harried parents trying to drop their kids off before work.  All drivers are reminded to know the rules related school busses and pedestrian crossings, and keep a close eye out while driving.  The National Safety Council has some great tips at http://www.nsc.org/learn/safety-knowledge/Pages/back-to-school-safety-tips-for-drivers.aspx .

 

Student Orientation

McIntosh High School Orientation – Wednesday, August 1 - https://www.fcboe.org/mhs

Starr’s Mill Open House – Friday, August 3 - https://www.fcboe.org/smhs

J.C. Booth Middle School Meet the Teacher – Thursday, August 2 - https://www.fcboe.org/jcbms

Rising Star Middle School Meet the Team – Thursday, August 2 - https://www.fcboe.org/rsms

Braelinn Elementary Meet the Teacher – Thursday, August 2 - https://www.fcboe.org/bes

Crabapple Elementary Meet Your Teacher – Thursday, August 2 - https://www.fcboe.org/cles

Huddleston Elementary Meet the TeacherPreK on Wednesday, August 1; Others on Thursday, August 2 - https://www.fcboe.org/hes

Kedron Elementary – Thursday, August 2 - https://www.fcboe.org/kes

Oak Grove Elementary – Thursday, August 2 - https://www.fcboe.org/oges

Peachtree City Elementary – Thursday, August 2 - https://www.fcboe.org/pces

Peeples Elementary – Thursday, August 2 - https://www.fcboe.org/pes

Other Schools – find school web sites at https://www.fcboe.org/Page/195

Back to School Expo - Saturday, August 4, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., at the Fayette County Administrative Complex (140 Stonewall Avenue W).  Sign up for lunch and after school programs, onsite immunizations and health screenings, tutoring and enrichment programs, fingerprinting and safety checks, fun, food, and more. 


Street & Path Safety – Crosswalks, Golf Carts, and the Temptation to “Be Nice”

If you drive a car, cart, bicycle, or if you walk or run in Peachtree City, this information is important.  Many types of traffic interact on Peachtree City’s streets, sidewalks, and paths. 

MID-BLOCK PATH CROSSINGS

  • Car drivers – Please stay aware of Peachtree City’s many mid-block path crossings (crossings not at a traffic signal) – watch for carts, bicycles, and pedestrians and be prepared to stop. 
  • Car Drivers:  DO NOT STOP unnecessarily at mid-block crossings and motion for waiting path users to cross.  Your thoughtful gesture could have tragic results because cars in other lanes may not see those preparing to cross.  Golf carts do not have right-of-way at crossings. 
  • Only Pedestrians already in the crossing have right-of-way if crossing in a crosswalk. 
  • Again, Golf Carts DO NOT have right-of-way when using crosswalks to cross Peachtree City streets.   Carts should always stop and yield to approaching automobile traffic before crossing a street, whether in a marked crossing or not – even if a driver motions for you to cross.  State law does not afford the same protection to cart drivers that it gives to pedestrians.  Equally, automobile drivers approaching a marked crossing should always slow down and watch for any user already in a crosswalk, but, again, if path users are waiting to cross DO NOT STOP to motion them into the crosswalk.  This could get them killed.
  • No golf carts are allowed on Highway 54 or 74 crosswalks or sidewalks - Motorized carts are prohibited from crossing the state highways in Peachtree City except in tunnels or on bridges (and in the regular traffic lane at the Steinmart/CVS on Hwy 54 East).  State law also prohibits carts from using the state-owned sidewalks immediately adjacent to highways, like on Highway 74 South.  Low Speed Vehicles can cross state highways in the regular traffic lane if they are on streets with a speed limit of 35 mph or less (both sides of the highway).

 

Golf Cart Charging Safety

Golf carts are an inherent part of our community in Peachtree City. Each year though, golf carts are involved in a number of accidents that result in personal injury, death, fires, and property damage. In an effort to prevent such accidents, the Peachtree City Fire Rescue Department asks everyone that owns, operates, or cares for golf carts to follow the safety tips offered below.

Charging Golf Cart Batteries

  • Safely charging a golf cart battery is of the utmost importance.  Overheated lead-acid batteries can explode.  Follow the manufacturer's instructions and heed all safety tips and warnings.
  • Always turn off the golf cart ignition key and place the cart in neutral before starting the battery charger.
  • Use only a UL Listed Industrial Battery Charger that is properly matched to the golf cart per the manufacturer's specifications.
  • The electrical outlet that the charger is plugged in to should be a grounded outlet, have an appropriate size circuit breaker, and be a GFI (Ground Fault Interruption) receptacle or have surge protection.
  • Never use an extension cord to charge a golf cart
  • Have batteries regularly maintained by "trained and authorized personnel." Old batteries are increasingly susceptible to off-gassing (flammable or toxic gasses).
  • It is preferable to charge a golf cart outside, but is acceptable to charge them in a garage as long as the door or windows are open for ventilation.
  • Have a rate of rise heat detector installed in your garage or golf cart charging area to provide early warning in case of a fire.

Care & Maintenance of Golf Cart Batteries

  • A full safety inspection of a golf cart by a certified professional is recommended at least once a year.
  • Always work in a well-ventilated area.
  • Do not smoke while working on golf cart batteries.
  • Inspect batteries for damage, leaks, and/or cracks in the outer case. A sign of a leak is a smell of rotten eggs.
  • Check "flooded" (liquid filled) batteries regularly to make sure there is enough distilled water to cover the lead plates.
  • Do not overfill batteries. This can cause the liquid to boil during charging.
  • Ensure all connections are tight.
  • Inspect your golf cart daily before use.
  • If the golf cart is in need of repairs, it should not be driven or placed on a charger.
  • If you have a battery acid spill, pour baking soda on it before cleaning it up.
  • Wash skin thoroughly with cold water if skin is exposed to battery acid.

For further information or if you have questions, please contact Assistant Fire Marshal Jeff Felmet at 770-631-2091 or jfelmet@peachtree-city.org


COMMUNITY NEWS

Back to School Bash Featuring Paddington 2 is Saturday!

Make plans now for the Back to School Bash on Saturday, August 4, at the Glenloch Rec Center (601 Stevens Entry).  The fun starts at 6:00 p.m., with free activities including inflatables, face painting, open swim at the Glenloch Pool, food vendors and more.  Then set up your blanket or lawn chairs to enjoy the outdoor showing of Paddington 2 (rated PG), which will begin at dusk.  Sponsored by C2 Education.


Registration Information & Reminders

NEW!!  Girl Scouting / Soccer Skills Event – for girls K-12 - Sunday, August 12, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m., at MOBA Soccer Academy (1000 OBA Drive).  Join the Fayette County Girl Scout community for a fun, free afternoon of MOBA-led soccer skill activities. All girls and their families are invited. A special Parent’s Info Session on Girl Scouts will also be held. Questions?  Contact Gina Harris at gharris@gsgatl.org

Free Zumbini Demo Class – for ages 0 – 4 years plus caregiver - Sunday, August 29, 10:00 a.m., at Glenloch Rec Center.  Zumbini is a 45-minute music and movement.  Registration required at https://apm.activecommunities.com/peachtreecityrec/Home (keyword “zumbini”). Regular session begin September 12. 

Community Emergency Response Team – for ages 18+ - Hands-on, practical skills for dealing with sudden emergencies in our community.  Applications being accepted now through August 31 for the Peachtree City Police Department CERT program.  For more information and application, visit http://www.cert-peachtreecity.com/

Free Learn to Skates sessions with PTC Hockey – for ages four – adult.  Wednesday, August 1 - 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., at the Kedron Multipurpose Rink (101 Fieldhouse Drive).  Bring skates (roller or inline), elbow and kneepads, and a helmet. For more information, contact specialevents@ptchockey.com or register at https://apm.activecommunities.com/peachtreecityrec/Home (keyword HOCKEY). 

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


CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS & TRAFFIC ADVISORIES

2018 Street Paving – Residents can check out a map of the Peachtree City streets that are being repaved this year at http://www.peachtree-city.org/index.aspx?nid=360.  Unless posted here, paving work should not cause road closures but may cause delays. 

McIntosh Trail/Kelly Drive Construction – Construction is underway.  Currently, traffic is limited to one lane with a pilot car.  Work may cause temporary road closures - expect delays and seek alternate routes when possible.  The paths parallel to McIntosh and Kelly will be open, but crossings in the work zone may be blocked or delayed during construction.  This project is scheduled for completion by August 5, before the start of the school year.

Golfview Stormwater Project – Golfview Drive is now open (one lane only) to local traffic.  Other traffic should continue to use the detour route.  Work is ongoing on Oakmount and Pinemount.  Repaving of all three locations will be done when the project is completed in early September.  Residents are reminded to water new sod/grass seed after the initial installation.   

Lake Peachtree Spillway Replacement - The lake is currently lowered for the final removal of the cofferdam.  Once the cofferdam has been removed, the valve will be closed and the lake will be allowed to return to full pool.  


CALENDAR

County Extension Class: Geology of Fayette County and Beyond - Tuesday July 31, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. at the Extension Office (140 Stonewall Avenue W, Suite 210, Fayetteville).  Understanding geology gives you a new way to interpret the visual data of the planet. Join Linda Landers, Master Gardener Extension Volunteer, and retired Earth Science and Chemistry teacher.  Free class. RSVP with class name, names of those attending, and a phone number to uge2113@uga.edu

FSS Presents:  Whodunit? – Friday, August 3, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., at The Gathering Place (203 McIntosh Tr.).  In 1884, the Texas servant girls murder case was one of the first gruesome killings in modern times. Learn the various motives behind it and see if you can put together the clues to solve this mystery during this fun and interactive spin to a history program. Jim Scott uses us to solve the mystery as he takes us through the history of this case, citing several of the crime scenes surrounding the stories. This 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

Creedence Clearwater Revisited @ The Fred – Friday, August 3.  Tickets and more info at www.amphitheater.org

Back to School Bash Featuring Paddington 2 – Saturday, August 4, at the Glenloch Rec Center (601 Stevens Entry).  The fun starts at 6:00 p.m., with inflatables, face painting, open swim at the Glenloch Pool, food vendors and more.  The outdoor showing of Paddington 2 (rated PG) begins at dusk. Free!

Peachtree City Water & Sewerage Authority Meeting – Monday, August 6, 6:30 p.m., at the WASA headquarters (1127 Hwy 74 S).  The public is welcome. 

County Extension Class:  Cover Crops – Tuesday, August 7, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., at the Extension Office (140 Stonewall Avenue W, Suite 210, Fayetteville).  How can cover crops help a home garden?  Sandy Golden, Master Gardener Extension Volunteer, expounds on the important components that “cover crops” add to home gardens: building the soil, controlling erosion, and limiting the initiation and spread of certain diseases and insects in the soil. Free class. RSVP with class name, names of those attending, and a phone number to uge2113@uga.edu

August Night Market - Saturday, August 11, 6:00 – 11:00 p.m., at Drake Field.  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.

FSS Presents: Figuring Out Facebook (Intermediate) – Monday, August 13, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., at The Gathering Place (203 McIntosh Tr.).  The Peachtree City Public Library provides a more advanced Facebook class for those who have set up a Facebook account and are familiar with basic usage but just need a little more information about the more intricate uses. Review privacy settings, game requests, ways we can block or unfollow unwanted posts, Facebook live and more that will have you becoming a Facebook guru in no time!  This 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

Kids and Teens Used Book Sale – Saturday, August 18, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., at the Peachtree City Library.  Books for sale will include Children's, Teens, Comic books, and Parenting books. Most books will be sold for $1 or less. Help the Friends of the Peachtree City Library raise money for the Children's Department.

FSS Presents: The Millennial Ethos – Wednesday, August 22, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., at The Gathering Place (203 McIntosh Tr.).  Dr. Ric Chambers, Psychologist with A Better Way Counseling, delves into the cultural changes, focusing on the birth of the Millennial. This generation, born during one of the fastest technologically advanced times, has sparked interest among many. What is new in terms of disposition, values, character and attitudes with this generation? This 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

Departure: The Journey Tribute Band @ The Fred – Saturday, August 25.  Tickets and more info at 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:

Yard sales must be registered by noon on Thursday to be included on the PTC App for the weekend.

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 TOPICS

City Council Meets Thursday
The Peachtree City Mayor and Council will meet on Thursday, August 2, 6:30 p.m., at City Hall. The public is welcome, and the agenda includes adoption of the FY 2019 Budget and a request from Pulte Homes to lift the Multi-Family Rezoning Moratorium for Everton Phase 8, Wilksmoor Village. The complete agenda and packet are available at www.peachtree-city.org/councilagenda.


Millage Rate Public Hearings August 7 and August 16
The Mayor and Council will hold three public hearings on the proposed millage rate of 6.232 mills for maintenance and operation (same as current). Because the tax digest increased by 4.99%, the millage rate is considered a tax increase under state law. However, Peachtree City’s bond millage rate will drop by 0.10 mills, making the total millage drop to 6.408 mills from the 6.505 total millage in 2017. The public hearings will be held on Tuesday, August 7, at 7:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., and the final hearing will be held during the regular City Council Meeting on Thursday, August 16, at 6:30 p.m., when Council is expected to adopt the millage rate. The public is welcome.


School Starts MONDAY, August 6 - Slow Down: Back to School Means Sharing the Road
Fayette County Schools start on Monday, August 6, and drivers will again have to share the road with school buses picking up their charges, kids on bikes hurrying to get to school, and harried parents trying to drop their kids off before work. All drivers are reminded to know the rules related school busses and pedestrian crossings, and keep a close eye out while driving. The National Safety Council has some great tips at http://www.nsc.org/learn/safety-knowledge/Pages/back-to-school-safety-tips-for-drivers.aspx.

Student Orientation
McIntosh High School Orientation – Wednesday, August 1 - https://www.fcboe.org/mhs
Starr’s Mill Open House – Friday, August 3 - https://www.fcboe.org/smhs

J.C. Booth Middle School Meet the Teacher – Thursday, August 2 - https://www.fcboe.org/jcbms
Rising Star Middle School Meet the Team – Thursday, August 2 - https://www.fcboe.org/rsms

Braelinn Elementary Meet the Teacher – Thursday, August 2 - https://www.fcboe.org/bes
Crabapple Elementary Meet Your Teacher – Thursday, August 2 - https://www.fcboe.org/cles
Huddleston Elementary Meet the Teacher – PreK on Wednesday, August 1; Others on Thursday, August 2 - https://www.fcboe.org/hes
Kedron Elementary – Thursday, August 2 - https://www.fcboe.org/kes
Oak Grove Elementary – Thursday, August 2 - https://www.fcboe.org/oges
Peachtree City Elementary – Thursday, August 2 - https://www.fcboe.org/pces
Peeples Elementary – Thursday, August 2 - https://www.fcboe.org/pes

Other Schools – find school web sites at https://www.fcboe.org/Page/195

Back to School Expo - Saturday, August 4, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., at the Fayette County Administrative Complex (140 Stonewall Avenue W). Sign up for lunch and after school programs, onsite immunizations and health screenings, tutoring and enrichment programs, fingerprinting and safety checks, fun, food, and more.


Street & Path Safety – Crosswalks, Golf Carts, and the Temptation to “Be Nice”
If you drive a car, cart, bicycle, or if you walk or run in Peachtree City, this information is important. Many types of traffic interact on Peachtree City’s streets, sidewalks, and paths.

MID-BLOCK PATH CROSSINGS
• Car drivers – Please stay aware of Peachtree City’s many mid-block path crossings (crossings not at a traffic signal) – watch for carts, bicycles, and pedestrians and be prepared to stop.
• Car Drivers: DO NOT STOP unnecessarily at mid-block crossings and motion for waiting path users to cross. Your thoughtful gesture could have tragic results because cars in other lanes may not see those preparing to cross. Golf carts do not have right-of-way at crossings.
• Only Pedestrians already in the crossing have right-of-way if crossing in a crosswalk.
• Again, Golf Carts DO NOT have right-of-way when using crosswalks to cross Peachtree City streets. Carts should always stop and yield to approaching automobile traffic before crossing a street, whether in a marked crossing or not – even if a driver motions for you to cross. State law does not afford the same protection to cart drivers that it gives to pedestrians. Equally, automobile drivers approaching a marked crossing should always slow down and watch for any user already in a crosswalk, but, again, if path users are waiting to cross DO NOT STOP to motion them into the crosswalk. This could get them killed.
• No golf carts are allowed on Highway 54 or 74 crosswalks or sidewalks - Motorized carts are prohibited from crossing the state highways in Peachtree City except in tunnels or on bridges (and in the regular traffic lane at the Steinmart/CVS on Hwy 54 East). State law also prohibits carts from using the state-owned sidewalks immediately adjacent to highways, like on Highway 74 South. Low Speed Vehicles can cross state highways in the regular traffic lane if they are on streets with a speed limit of 35 mph or less (both sides of the highway).

Golf Cart Charging Safety
Golf carts are an inherent part of our community in Peachtree City. Each year though, golf carts are involved in a number of accidents that result in personal injury, death, fires, and property damage. In an effort to prevent such accidents, the Peachtree City Fire Rescue Department asks everyone that owns, operates, or cares for golf carts to follow the safety tips offered below.

Charging Golf Cart Batteries

• Safely charging a golf cart battery is of the utmost importance. Overheated lead-acid batteries can explode. Follow the manufacturer's instructions and heed all safety tips and warnings.
• Always turn off the golf cart ignition key and place the cart in neutral before starting the battery charger.
• Use only a UL Listed Industrial Battery Charger that is properly matched to the golf cart per the manufacturer's specifications.
• The electrical outlet that the charger is plugged in to should be a grounded outlet, have an appropriate size circuit breaker, and be a GFI (Ground Fault Interruption) receptacle or have surge protection.
• Never use an extension cord to charge a golf cart
• Have batteries regularly maintained by "trained and authorized personnel." Old batteries are increasingly susceptible to off-gassing (flammable or toxic gasses).
• It is preferable to charge a golf cart outside, but is acceptable to charge them in a garage as long as the door or windows are open for ventilation.
• Have a rate of rise heat detector installed in your garage or golf cart charging area to provide early warning in case of a fire.

Care & Maintenance of Golf Cart Batteries
• A full safety inspection of a golf cart by a certified professional is recommended at least once a year.
• Always work in a well-ventilated area.
• Do not smoke while working on golf cart batteries.
• Inspect batteries for damage, leaks, and/or cracks in the outer case. A sign of a leak is a smell of rotten eggs.
• Check "flooded" (liquid filled) batteries regularly to make sure there is enough distilled water to cover the lead plates.
• Do not overfill batteries. This can cause the liquid to boil during charging.
• Ensure all connections are tight.
• Inspect your golf cart daily before use.
• If the golf cart is in need of repairs, it should not be driven or placed on a charger.
• If you have a battery acid spill, pour baking soda on it before cleaning it up.
• Wash skin thoroughly with cold water if skin is exposed to battery acid.

For further information or if you have questions, please contact Assistant Fire Marshal Jeff Felmet at 770-631-2091 or jfelmet@peachtree-city.org


COMMUNITY NEWS

Back to School Bash Featuring Paddington 2 is Saturday!
Make plans now for the Back to School Bash on Saturday, August 4, at the Glenloch Rec Center (601 Stevens Entry). The fun starts at 6:00 p.m., with free activities including inflatables, face painting, open swim at the Glenloch Pool, food vendors and more. Then set up your blanket or lawn chairs to enjoy the outdoor showing of Paddington 2 (rated PG), which will begin at dusk. Sponsored by C2 Education.


Registration Information & Reminders

NEW!! Girl Scouting / Soccer Skills Event – for girls K-12 - Sunday, August 12, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m., at MOBA Soccer Academy (1000 OBA Drive). Join the Fayette County Girl Scout community for a fun, free afternoon of MOBA-led soccer skill activities. All girls and their families are invited. A special Parent’s Info Session on Girl Scouts will also be held. Questions? Contact Gina Harris at gharris@gsgatl.org

Free Zumbini Demo Class – for ages 0 – 4 years plus caregiver - Sunday, August 29, 10:00 a.m., at Glenloch Rec Center. Zumbini is a 45-minute music and movement. Registration required at https://apm.activecommunities.com/peachtreecityrec/Home (keyword “zumbini”). Regular session begin September 12.

Community Emergency Response Team – for ages 18+ - Hands-on, practical skills for dealing with sudden emergencies in our community. Applications being accepted now through August 31 for the Peachtree City Police Department CERT program. For more information and application, visit http://www.cert-peachtreecity.com/

Free Learn to Skates sessions with PTC Hockey – for ages four – adult. Wednesday, August 1 - 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., at the Kedron Multipurpose Rink (101 Fieldhouse Drive). Bring skates (roller or inline), elbow and kneepads, and a helmet. For more information, contact specialevents@ptchockey.com or register at https://apm.activecommunities.com/peachtreecityrec/Home (keyword HOCKEY).

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


CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS & TRAFFIC ADVISORIES

2018 Street Paving – Residents can check out a map of the Peachtree City streets that are being repaved this year at http://www.peachtree-city.org/index.aspx?nid=360. Unless posted here, paving work should not cause road closures but may cause delays.

McIntosh Trail/Kelly Drive Construction – Construction is underway. Currently, traffic is limited to one lane with a pilot car. Work may cause temporary road closures - expect delays and seek alternate routes when possible. The paths parallel to McIntosh and Kelly will be open, but crossings in the work zone may be blocked or delayed during construction. This project is scheduled for completion by August 5, before the start of the school year.

Golfview Stormwater Project – Golfview Drive is now open (one lane only) to local traffic. Other traffic should continue to use the detour route. Work is ongoing on Oakmount and Pinemount. Repaving of all three locations will be done when the project is completed in early September. Residents are reminded to water new sod/grass seed after the initial installation.

Lake Peachtree Spillway Replacement - The lake is currently lowered for the final removal of the cofferdam. Once the cofferdam has been removed, the valve will be closed and the lake will be allowed to return to full pool.


CALENDAR

County Extension Class: Geology of Fayette County and Beyond - Tuesday July 31, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. at the Extension Office (140 Stonewall Avenue W, Suite 210, Fayetteville). Understanding geology gives you a new way to interpret the visual data of the planet. Join Linda Landers, Master Gardener Extension Volunteer, and retired Earth Science and Chemistry teacher. Free class. RSVP with class name, names of those attending, and a phone number to uge2113@uga.edu

FSS Presents: Whodunit? – Friday, August 3, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., at The Gathering Place (203 McIntosh Tr.). In 1884, the Texas servant girls murder case was one of the first gruesome killings in modern times. Learn the various motives behind it and see if you can put together the clues to solve this mystery during this fun and interactive spin to a history program. Jim Scott uses us to solve the mystery as he takes us through the history of this case, citing several of the crime scenes surrounding the stories. This 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

Creedence Clearwater Revisited @ The Fred – Friday, August 3. Tickets and more info at www.amphitheater.org

Back to School Bash Featuring Paddington 2 – Saturday, August 4, at the Glenloch Rec Center (601 Stevens Entry). The fun starts at 6:00 p.m., with inflatables, face painting, open swim at the Glenloch Pool, food vendors and more. The outdoor showing of Paddington 2 (rated PG) begins at dusk. Free!

Peachtree City Water & Sewerage Authority Meeting – Monday, August 6, 6:30 p.m., at the WASA headquarters (1127 Hwy 74 S). The public is welcome.

County Extension Class: Cover Crops – Tuesday, August 7, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., at the Extension Office (140 Stonewall Avenue W, Suite 210, Fayetteville). How can cover crops help a home garden? Sandy Golden, Master Gardener Extension Volunteer, expounds on the important components that “cover crops” add to home gardens: building the soil, controlling erosion, and limiting the initiation and spread of certain diseases and insects in the soil. Free class. RSVP with class name, names of those attending, and a phone number to uge2113@uga.edu

August Night Market - Saturday, August 11, 6:00 – 11:00 p.m., at Drake Field. 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.

FSS Presents: Figuring Out Facebook (Intermediate) – Monday, August 13, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., at The Gathering Place (203 McIntosh Tr.). The Peachtree City Public Library provides a more advanced Facebook class for those who have set up a Facebook account and are familiar with basic usage but just need a little more information about the more intricate uses. Review privacy settings, game requests, ways we can block or unfollow unwanted posts, Facebook live and more that will have you becoming a Facebook guru in no time! This 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

Kids and Teens Used Book Sale – Saturday, August 18, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., at the Peachtree City Library. Books for sale will include Children's, Teens, Comic books, and Parenting books. Most books will be sold for $1 or less. Help the Friends of the Peachtree City Library raise money for the Children's Department.

FSS Presents: The Millennial Ethos – Wednesday, August 22, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., at The Gathering Place (203 McIntosh Tr.). Dr. Ric Chambers, Psychologist with A Better Way Counseling, delves into the cultural changes, focusing on the birth of the Millennial. This generation, born during one of the fastest technologically advanced times, has sparked interest among many. What is new in terms of disposition, values, character and attitudes with this generation? This 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

Departure: The Journey Tribute Band @ The Fred – Saturday, August 25. Tickets and more info at 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
Yard sales must be registered by noon on Thursday to be included on the PTC App for the weekend.

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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