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Peachtree City UPDATES
Week of August 7, 2017

 

HOT ISSUES


Lake Peachtree Spillway Replacement Update

The bids for the Lake Peachtree Spillway Replacement are due on August 10, and Council will award the contract at the August 17 meeting.  The next step will be lowering the water level in Lake Peachtree by 8 feet, beginning on Monday, August 28.  All residents who have boats in Lake Peachtree are urged to remove them or make other preparations prior to that date.  For the full schedule of the spillway project, visit www.peachtree-city.org/LAKE



Peachtree City Adopts 2018 Budget with No Projected Tax Increase

Staff recommends full millage rollback for reassessments

On Thursday, August 3, the Peachtree City Mayor and Council adopted a $34,466,930 budget for FY 2018, which begins October 1, 2017. Due to the increase in the tax digest, staff recommended a full rollback of the millage to offset any tax increase to the City from the property reassessments in 2017.


During the budget workshops in June and July, staff had originally recommended a 0.25 millage rollback if the 2017 digest came in with at least 7% growth. The quarter mil would have represented 4% of the digest, reducing the overall revenue increase to 3%. However, on Thursday, Financial Services Director Paul Salvatore announced that the Tax Commissioner had forwarded the digest earlier that week, and it had grown by 12.47%, with new growth accounting for 3.75%. This allowed staff to revise their recommendation to a full rollback of 0.524 mills to account for the remaining 8.72% growth due to property reassessments.


Salvatore noted that property taxes from new growth were not considered a tax increase because they were being paid by properties to which the City would now be providing services. He also noted that the Tax Commissioner still had a number of tax assessment appeals to complete, so the final amount could still be impacted slightly.


Council adopted the proposed budget unanimously, and will officially set the 2017 millage rate at the August 17 meeting.



Road Closure Notice for Peachtree Pkwy N on Saturday

Peachtree Parkway North, immediately north of Flat Creek Road, will be closed for a few hours beginning at 7:00 am on Saturday August 12. This closure is necessary to allow for the removal of two large trees adjacent to the roadway.



Volunteers Needed – PTC Planning Commission & CVB

Peachtree City is seeking volunteers interested in serving on both the Peachtree City Planning Commission and the Peachtree City Convention and Visitors Bureau:


Planning Commission (Deadline 5 PM on Friday, September 8)

The City is accepting applications for one member and one alternate.  To qualify, applicants must have lived in Peachtree City for at least 6 months.  The Mayor and Council appoint Planning Commission members to 3-year terms. 


Convention & Visitors Bureau (Deadline 5 PM on Friday, September 15)

The CVB is accepting applications for two members (appointed by Mayor and Council to two-year terms).   Applicants must be citizens of, or persons conducting business within, Peachtree City, with current or previous tourism/hospitality related experience. 


Applications for both boards are available at www.peachtree-city.org/jobs - these are volunteer (non-paying) appointments. 






COMMUNITY NEWS


Kedron Rink Maintenance Through August 11 (Closed Weekdays til 5 PM)

The City’s contractor is performing maintenance work at the Kedron Multi-Purpose Rink beginning later this week, and the rink will be closed during the day while work is being performed.  The rink will be open at 5:00 p.m. on weekdays, and will be open all day Saturday & Sunday, August 5 & 6.  All work should be completed on or before Friday, August 11. 




Election Reminder – Candidate Qualifying August 21 - 25

Peachtree City will hold a general municipal election on Tuesday, November 7, to elect the Mayor and Council Members for Post 3 (Learnard) and Post 4 (Ernst). Candidates who are elected in this election will serve a 4-year term beginning in January of 2018.  Candidates must be at least 21 years of age and be a qualified elector of the City and must have continuously resided in Peachtree City for at least six months immediately preceding the election.


Candidate qualifying will open at 8:30 a.m. on August 21, 2017, and will close at 4:30 p.m. on August 25, 2017. Candidates will qualify at City Hall with the City Clerk.  The qualifying fees are $540 for Mayor and $360 for the Council Posts (payable by cash, check, or money order).


Voter registration for the election will close at 5:00 p.m. on October 10, 2017.   Polls will be open on Election Day, November 7, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on the day of the run-off election, if required.  Advance Voting will also be available (dates will be published in September).  A runoff election, if required, shall be held on December 5, 2017.


If you have more questions about the upcoming election, please visit http://www.peachtree-city.org/index.aspx?NID=372 and watch upcoming issues of UPDATES for features and reminders.





Fall Registration Underway

  • NEW!! Citizens Police Academy 10-week course on Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., at the Peachtree City Police Department.  Classes start September 5.  Applications (limit 30 participants, ages 18+) and details available at http://peachtree-city.org/index.aspx?nid=442
  • NEW!! Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) 10-week course on Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., at the Police Department.  Classes begin September 14.  Applications (class size limited, ages 18+) available at http://www.cert-peachtreecity.com/
  • Peachtree City Youth Basketball (boys 1st – 12th grade, girls 1st – 8th grade) – registration is underway www.ptcyba.org   
  • Girls Softball (Ages 5 – 18) – online registration underway at http://www.ptcgsa.com/.  Late registration fees apply after August 25. 
  • Youth & Adult Inline Hockey - http://www.ptchockey.com/registration/
  • NEW!!! Peachtree City Rowing Club Free Lessons/Tryouts - at lake McIntosh Park. Tuesday – Thursday, August 8 – 10, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.  For info, contact coachmattptcrc@gmail.com or coach.margie.ptcrc@gmail.com
    • Junior Rowing Team Tryouts (6th – 12th Grades)
    • Adult Free Rowing Test Drive - learn more about the Masters Rowing Program. 




CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS & TRAFFIC ADVISORIES


Road Closure Notice for Peachtree Pkwy N on Saturday 

Peachtree Parkway North, immediately north of Flat Creek Road, will be closed for a few hours beginning at 7:00 am on Saturday August 12. This closure is necessary to allow for the removal of two large trees adjacent to the roadway.


Path Construction Notices:

  • Peachtree Pkwy N at Flat Creek – the path north of Flat Creek Rd along Peachtree Pkwy N will be temporarily reduced to a one-lane, gravel surface, during construction at the roadway intersection.  Please reduce speed and use caution on the temporary path.  The intersection project should be completed by September 30. 


WASA Manhole Rehab in South Peachtree City - The Peachtree City Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) will be conducting rehab/repairs to 200+ sanitary sewer manholes beginning this week through November (weather dependent).  There will be some temporary street and path closures and/or detours. Please watch for signage.  signage placed for traffic.  Work will be conducted Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.  For more info, visit www.pcwasa.org or email contracts@pcwasa.org

  • This week:  Work will be on Peachtree Pkwy S, The Marks, Prestwick, Rockspray, Timberlay, Heritage Way, Prestwick, The Retreat, Meadow Run, Fairways, Glen Clarin, and The Summit. 


North Fayette County Road Closure – Lees Mill Rd, August 1 – October 1.  Beginning Tuesday, August 1, Lees Mill Road will be closed to thru traffic for pipe replacement work at Tar Creek. The road is scheduled to reopen on or before Monday, October 2.   A detour map is available at https://www.facebook.com/fayettecountysheriffga/photos/a.1501441443407204.1073741828.1500075560210459/1911037632447581/?type=3&theater

NuLink Fiber Installation – Wilshire.
  NuLink will be returning to Wilshire neighborhoods beginning June 26 to complete their installation of fiber in that area. 


2017 Street Paving Underway - Peachtree City’s contractor is now at work on the roadways that will be paved at this summer: Adell Ct, Bentwood Ct, Bluegill Tr, Bush Clover, Brooke Wood Dr, Crosstown Ct, Deergrass Tr, Gray Plum, Lanyard Bend, Pale Ivy, Primrose Path, Raintree Bend, Raintree Hill, Rockspray Ridge, Sage Blue, Southworth Ct, Summer Brooke, and Summer Pt.  Residents on these streets will receive a flier as the time for their paving approaches.  On paving dates, please remove all vehicles from the roadways (no on-street parking) and prevent irrigation systems from activating.  For a map of the paving projects, visit http://www.peachtree-city.org/index.aspx?NID=360


Lake Peachtree Spillway Replacement:  August 2017 - June 2018. More information, including the lake lowering schedule, available at http://www.peachtree-city.org/LAKE  

AGL Vintage Gas Line Replacement – Cameron Trail Area – Atlanta Gas Light is replacing the vintage pipeline along Cameron Trail and in the neighborhoods of that area.  Grass in the City-owned right-of-way along the roads will be restored as the project draws to a close.  Residents of the area should expect to see signage or receive notice hangers as the work approaches.  Work may also reduce roadways to one lane for limited amounts of time (with a flagger provided for traffic direction).

Highway 54/MacDuff Parkway Projects in 2017 include two projects on the March 21 SPLOST (intersection improvements at MacDuff Parkway and Planterra Way) and the completion of the MacDuff Parkway extension and the CSX Bridge (anticipated in fall 2017).  More information at http://www.peachtree-city.org/index.aspx?NID=1134



CALENDAR


Peachtree City Water & Sewerage Authority Meeting – Monday, August 7, 6:30 p.m., at the WASA headquarters (1127 Highway 74 S). The public is welcome to attend.


Open Dragon Boat Lessons & Practice - Tuesday, August 8, 9:45 a.m., at the All Children’s Playground.  More information at http://www.peachtree-city.org/calendar.aspx.


Extension Service Class:  Cover Crops – Tuesday, August 8, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., at 140 Stonewall Avenue, Suite 210, Fayetteville.  Cover crops “rest” a garden area during non-production times, improving the soil and making garden areas more attractive.  Class is free, but to have adequate materials, please RSVP to uge2113@uga.edu with the name(s) of those attending and a phone number. Classes are in Suite 210,


FSS Presents: Mindful Meditation – Wednesday, August 9, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., at The Gathering Place (203 McIntosh Tr.).  Mindfulness and meditation have a number of health benefits, from reducing pain and stress, to improving sleep, memory and focus, and helping you lead a healthier life. Each month, Kimberly Mapel Counseling will discuss mindfulness and meditation practices followed by a light guided meditation. This month, focus on sound meditation. The program is FREE but pre-registration is required at 770-461-0813 or register@fayss.org (include name, phone number, and event title). Fayette Senior Services members and non-members welcome. www.fayss.org


Fayette County Board of Commissioners Meeting – Thursday, August 7, 7:00 p.m., in the Commission Chambers at 140 Stonewall Ave. W, Fayetteville.  For agenda and more information, visit http://www.fayettecountyga.gov/administration/BOC/county_commission_meetings.htm


Peachtree City Airport Authority Meeting – Thursday, August 10 – CANCELLED.  The next regular meeting will be held on Thursday, September 14.


Fayette Chamber Candidate Academy – Friday, August 11, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., at the Chamber (600 W Lanier Ave, Suite 205, Fayetteville).  Lunch will be provided.  The program is for Fayette citizens considering running for municipal elections in Fayette this November will cover candidate filing requirements, ethics compliance, roles and responsibilities of elected office, and components of a successful campaign.   This event is free, but preregistration is required at 770-461-9983, ext. 204 or

Paige@FayetteChamber.org


Open Dragon Boat Practice – Saturday, August 12, at Picnic Park.  The boats will be loading at 12:45 p.m., 2:15 p.m., and 3:45 p.m. for about an hour on the water.  The public is invited, whether you plan on entering a team in the September Festival or not. Fee: $5 per person per training session (covers paddles, life jackets, boats, and instruction). Wear boating clothes, sunscreen and "wettable" shoes. All skill levels welcome -- no experience necessary. Open to everyone (ages 14 and up).


Peachtree City Planning Commission Meeting – Monday, August 14, 7:00 p.m., at City Hall.  The public is welcome.  The agenda will be available later this week at www.peachtree-city.org/planningagenda.


Extension Service Class:  Pruning Ornamentals & Trees – Tuesday, August 15, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., at 140 Stonewall Avenue, Suite 210, Fayetteville.  Techniques, tools, and timing to maintain size and form, and remove old, diseased/damaged wood and promote new growth, flowering, or fruiting.  Your trees will thank you!  Class is free, but to have adequate materials, please RSVP to uge2113@uga.edu with the name(s) of those attending and a phone number. Classes are in Suite 210,


Petty vs. Clapton featuring The Pettybreakers & Journeyman @ The Fred -  Saturday, August 18. For more information and tickets, visit www.amphitheater.org


Tri-PTC Sprint Triathlon – Saturday, August 19.  Great event for a first triathlon.  The event includes a 0.3-mile swim in Lake Peachtree, 13 mile bike ride, and 3.1-mile run.  For race information, registration, and route maps, visit http://tri-ptc.com/race-information/


Promise Place 30th Anniversary Banquet – Saturday, August 19, 6:00 p.m., at Flat Creek Country Club.  Promise Place is celebrating 30 years of providing services for victims of domestic violence with a dinner at Flat Creek Country Club on Saturday, August 19, at 6:00 p.m.  The event will include live music, dancing, favors, silent auction, and red carpet photo opportunity.  Tickets are $50 per person or $400 per table.  For more information and tickets, visit http://promiseplace.org/ 


Run for Love 5K & 1 Mile Walk – Saturday, August 26, 8:30 a.m., at the McIntosh Trail Recreation Complex.  Proceeds benefit Loves Foundation, a 501 (c)3 nonprofit that financially assists bereaved parents of infants who have passed. More info and registration at https://www.lovesfoundation.org/


Dionne Warwick in Concert @ The Fred – Saturday, August 26.  For more information and tickets, visit www.amphitheater.org

LAKE PEACHTREE water level lowered (start) - Monday, August 28.  The lake will be lowered by 8 ft. for the replacement of the spillway.  The project should be completed by June 2018.


FSS Volunteer Expo – Tuesday, August 29, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., at the Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Dr, Fayetteville.  Admission free.  Interested in volunteering in our community?  This expo is a one-stop info session with a range of community-based organizations showcasing volunteer opportunities. 



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 PermitsSTATE MANDATED BURN BAN IN EFFECT MAY 1 – SEPTEMBER 30.  No burn permits for outdoor burning will be issued during this time.  Recreational fires and fires used for cooking are allowed and do not require a permit.  For more information, call the Fire Marshal’s Office at 770-631-2526.

“My Community Officer” Program – The Peachtree City Police Department’s “My Community Officer” program pairs officers who have volunteered to serve as individual points of contact with each neighborhood in Peachtree City for questions or issues on police related issues.  Learn more at www.peachtree-city.org/MyCommunityOfficer

Update Your HOA Contacts Peachtree City is asking local Homeowner Associations to update their contact information.  Please email officer names, phone numbers, email addresses, neighborhood web pages or social media pages, and management company information (if applicable) to info@peachtree-city.org . Peachtree City uses this information to contact nearby communities when issues of possible interest may be coming up.  The information will NOT be placed on the web site unless requested.

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

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

Crime Tips – If you have information that would assist the Police Department in any local crimes, please call 770-487-8866 or submit an anonymous tip at www.peachtree-city.org/police and selecting “Crime Tips” or the department’s Facebook app, or text "PTCTIPS” and the information to 274637 (“CRIMES”)"

MedReturn Prescription Disposal Program – Citizens can bring unwanted prescriptions to the PTC Police Station Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (NO needles/sharps, syringes with needles, thermometers, IV bags, bloody or infectious waste, personal care products, empty containers, inhalers, medical equipment, liquids, creams, or hydrogen peroxide).




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Week of August 7, 2017


HOT ISSUES

Lake Peachtree Spillway Replacement Update

The bids for the Lake Peachtree Spillway Replacement are due on August 10, and Council will award the contract at the August 17 meeting. The next step will be lowering the water level in Lake Peachtree by 8 feet, beginning on Monday, August 28. All residents who have boats in Lake Peachtree are urged to remove them or make other preparations prior to that date. For the full schedule of the spillway project, visit www.peachtree-city.org/LAKE


Peachtree City Adopts 2018 Budget with No Projected Tax Increase

Staff recommends full millage rollback for reassessments

On Thursday, August 3, the Peachtree City Mayor and Council adopted a $34,466,930 budget for FY 2018, which begins October 1, 2017. Due to the increase in the tax digest, staff recommended a full rollback of the millage to offset any tax increase to the City from the property reassessments in 2017.

During the budget workshops in June and July, staff had originally recommended a 0.25 millage rollback if the 2017 digest came in with at least 7% growth. The quarter mil would have represented 4% of the digest, reducing the overall revenue increase to 3%. However, on Thursday, Financial Services Director Paul Salvatore announced that the Tax Commissioner had forwarded the digest earlier that week, and it had grown by 12.47%, with new growth accounting for 3.75%. This allowed staff to revise their recommendation to a full rollback of 0.524 mills to account for the remaining 8.72% growth due to property reassessments.

Salvatore noted that property taxes from new growth were not considered a tax increase because they were being paid by properties to which the City would now be providing services. He also noted that the Tax Commissioner still had a number of tax assessment appeals to complete, so the final amount could still be impacted slightly.

Council adopted the proposed budget unanimously, and will officially set the 2017 millage rate at the August 17 meeting.


Road Closure Notice for Peachtree Pkwy N on Saturday

Peachtree Parkway North, immediately north of Flat Creek Road, will be closed for a few hours beginning at 7:00 am on Saturday August 12. This closure is necessary to allow for the removal of two large trees adjacent to the roadway.


Volunteers Needed – PTC Planning Commission & CVB

Peachtree City is seeking volunteers interested in serving on both the Peachtree City Planning Commission and the Peachtree City Convention and Visitors Bureau:

Planning Commission (Deadline 5 PM on Friday, September 8)

The City is accepting applications for one member and one alternate. To qualify, applicants must have lived in Peachtree City for at least 6 months. The Mayor and Council appoint Planning Commission members to 3-year terms.

Convention & Visitors Bureau (Deadline 5 PM on Friday, September 15)

The CVB is accepting applications for two members (appointed by Mayor and Council to two-year terms). Applicants must be citizens of, or persons conducting business within, Peachtree City, with current or previous tourism/hospitality related experience.

Applications for both boards are available at www.peachtree-city.org/jobs - these are volunteer (non-paying) appointments.

COMMUNITY NEWS

Kedron Rink Maintenance Through August 11 (Closed Weekdays til 5 PM)

The City’s contractor is performing maintenance work at the Kedron Multi-Purpose Rink beginning later this week, and the rink will be closed during the day while work is being performed. The rink will be open at 5:00 p.m. on weekdays, and will be open all day Saturday & Sunday, August 5 & 6. All work should be completed on or before Friday, August 11.


Election Reminder – Candidate Qualifying August 21 - 25

Peachtree City will hold a general municipal election on Tuesday, November 7, to elect the Mayor and Council Members for Post 3 (Learnard) and Post 4 (Ernst). Candidates who are elected in this election will serve a 4-year term beginning in January of 2018. Candidates must be at least 21 years of age and be a qualified elector of the City and must have continuously resided in Peachtree City for at least six months immediately preceding the election.

Candidate qualifying will open at 8:30 a.m. on August 21, 2017, and will close at 4:30 p.m. on August 25, 2017. Candidates will qualify at City Hall with the City Clerk. The qualifying fees are $540 for Mayor and $360 for the Council Posts (payable by cash, check, or money order).

Voter registration for the election will close at 5:00 p.m. on October 10, 2017. Polls will be open on Election Day, November 7, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on the day of the run-off election, if required. Advance Voting will also be available (dates will be published in September). A runoff election, if required, shall be held on December 5, 2017.

If you have more questions about the upcoming election, please visit http://www.peachtree-city.org/index.aspx?NID=372 and watch upcoming issues of UPDATES for features and reminders.


Fall Registration Underway

NEW!! Citizens Police Academy – 10-week course on Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., at the Peachtree City Police Department. Classes start September 5. Applications (limit 30 participants, ages 18+) and details available at http://peachtree-city.org/index.aspx?nid=442
NEW!! Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) – 10-week course on Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., at the Police Department. Classes begin September 14. Applications (class size limited, ages 18+) available at http://www.cert-peachtreecity.com/
Peachtree City Youth Basketball (boys 1st – 12th grade, girls 1st – 8th grade) – registration is underway www.ptcyba.org
Girls Softball (Ages 5 – 18) – online registration underway at http://www.ptcgsa.com/. Late registration fees apply after August 25.
Youth & Adult Inline Hockey - http://www.ptchockey.com/registration/
NEW!!! Peachtree City Rowing Club Free Lessons/Tryouts - at lake McIntosh Park. Tuesday – Thursday, August 8 – 10, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. For info, contact coachmattptcrc@gmail.com or coach.margie.ptcrc@gmail.com
Junior Rowing Team Tryouts (6th – 12th Grades)
Adult Free Rowing Test Drive - learn more about the Masters Rowing Program.

CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS & TRAFFIC ADVISORIES


Road Closure Notice for Peachtree Pkwy N on Saturday

Peachtree Parkway North, immediately north of Flat Creek Road, will be closed for a few hours beginning at 7:00 am on Saturday August 12. This closure is necessary to allow for the removal of two large trees adjacent to the roadway.

Path Construction Notices:

Peachtree Pkwy N at Flat Creek – the path north of Flat Creek Rd along Peachtree Pkwy N will be temporarily reduced to a one-lane, gravel surface, during construction at the roadway intersection. Please reduce speed and use caution on the temporary path. The intersection project should be completed by September 30.
WASA Manhole Rehab in South Peachtree City - The Peachtree City Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) will be conducting rehab/repairs to 200+ sanitary sewer manholes beginning this week through November (weather dependent). There will be some temporary street and path closures and/or detours. Please watch for signage. signage placed for traffic. Work will be conducted Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. For more info, visit www.pcwasa.org or email contracts@pcwasa.org

This week: Work will be on Peachtree Pkwy S, The Marks, Prestwick, Rockspray, Timberlay, Heritage Way, Prestwick, The Retreat, Meadow Run, Fairways, Glen Clarin, and The Summit.
North Fayette County Road Closure – Lees Mill Rd, August 1 – October 1. Beginning Tuesday, August 1, Lees Mill Road will be closed to thru traffic for pipe replacement work at Tar Creek. The road is scheduled to reopen on or before Monday, October 2. A detour map is available at https://www.facebook.com/fayettecountysheriffga/photos/a.1501441443407204.1073741828.1500075560210459/1911037632447581/?type=3&theater.

NuLink Fiber Installation – Wilshire. NuLink will be returning to Wilshire neighborhoods beginning June 26 to complete their installation of fiber in that area.

2017 Street Paving Underway - Peachtree City’s contractor is now at work on the roadways that will be paved at this summer: Adell Ct, Bentwood Ct, Bluegill Tr, Bush Clover, Brooke Wood Dr, Crosstown Ct, Deergrass Tr, Gray Plum, Lanyard Bend, Pale Ivy, Primrose Path, Raintree Bend, Raintree Hill, Rockspray Ridge, Sage Blue, Southworth Ct, Summer Brooke, and Summer Pt. Residents on these streets will receive a flier as the time for their paving approaches. On paving dates, please remove all vehicles from the roadways (no on-street parking) and prevent irrigation systems from activating. For a map of the paving projects, visit http://www.peachtree-city.org/index.aspx?NID=360

Lake Peachtree Spillway Replacement: August 2017 - June 2018. More information, including the lake lowering schedule, available at http://www.peachtree-city.org/LAKE

AGL Vintage Gas Line Replacement – Cameron Trail Area – Atlanta Gas Light is replacing the vintage pipeline along Cameron Trail and in the neighborhoods of that area. Grass in the City-owned right-of-way along the roads will be restored as the project draws to a close. Residents of the area should expect to see signage or receive notice hangers as the work approaches. Work may also reduce roadways to one lane for limited amounts of time (with a flagger provided for traffic direction).

Highway 54/MacDuff Parkway Projects in 2017 include two projects on the March 21 SPLOST (intersection improvements at MacDuff Parkway and Planterra Way) and the completion of the MacDuff Parkway extension and the CSX Bridge (anticipated in fall 2017). More information at http://www.peachtree-city.org/index.aspx?NID=1134.

CALENDAR

Peachtree City Water & Sewerage Authority Meeting – Monday, August 7, 6:30 p.m., at the WASA headquarters (1127 Highway 74 S). The public is welcome to attend.

Open Dragon Boat Lessons & Practice - Tuesday, August 8, 9:45 a.m., at the All Children’s Playground. More information at http://www.peachtree-city.org/calendar.aspx.

Extension Service Class: Cover Crops – Tuesday, August 8, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., at 140 Stonewall Avenue, Suite 210, Fayetteville. Cover crops “rest” a garden area during non-production times, improving the soil and making garden areas more attractive. Class is free, but to have adequate materials, please RSVP to uge2113@uga.edu with the name(s) of those attending and a phone number. Classes are in Suite 210,

FSS Presents: Mindful Meditation – Wednesday, August 9, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., at The Gathering Place (203 McIntosh Tr.). Mindfulness and meditation have a number of health benefits, from reducing pain and stress, to improving sleep, memory and focus, and helping you lead a healthier life. Each month, Kimberly Mapel Counseling will discuss mindfulness and meditation practices followed by a light guided meditation. This month, focus on sound meditation. The program is FREE but pre-registration is required at 770-461-0813 or register@fayss.org (include name, phone number, and event title). Fayette Senior Services members and non-members welcome. www.fayss.org

Fayette County Board of Commissioners Meeting – Thursday, August 7, 7:00 p.m., in the Commission Chambers at 140 Stonewall Ave. W, Fayetteville. For agenda and more information, visit http://www.fayettecountyga.gov/administration/BOC/county_commission_meetings.htm

Peachtree City Airport Authority Meeting – Thursday, August 10 – CANCELLED. The next regular meeting will be held on Thursday, September 14.

Fayette Chamber Candidate Academy – Friday, August 11, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., at the Chamber (600 W Lanier Ave, Suite 205, Fayetteville). Lunch will be provided. The program is for Fayette citizens considering running for municipal elections in Fayette this November will cover candidate filing requirements, ethics compliance, roles and responsibilities of elected office, and components of a successful campaign. This event is free, but preregistration is required at 770-461-9983, ext. 204 or

Paige@FayetteChamber.org

Open Dragon Boat Practice – Saturday, August 12, at Picnic Park. The boats will be loading at 12:45 p.m., 2:15 p.m., and 3:45 p.m. for about an hour on the water. The public is invited, whether you plan on entering a team in the September Festival or not. Fee: $5 per person per training session (covers paddles, life jackets, boats, and instruction). Wear boating clothes, sunscreen and "wettable" shoes. All skill levels welcome -- no experience necessary. Open to everyone (ages 14 and up).

Peachtree City Planning Commission Meeting – Monday, August 14, 7:00 p.m., at City Hall. The public is welcome. The agenda will be available later this week at www.peachtree-city.org/planningagenda.

Extension Service Class: Pruning Ornamentals & Trees – Tuesday, August 15, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., at 140 Stonewall Avenue, Suite 210, Fayetteville. Techniques, tools, and timing to maintain size and form, and remove old, diseased/damaged wood and promote new growth, flowering, or fruiting. Your trees will thank you! Class is free, but to have adequate materials, please RSVP to uge2113@uga.edu with the name(s) of those attending and a phone number. Classes are in Suite 210,

Petty vs. Clapton featuring The Pettybreakers & Journeyman @ The Fred - Saturday, August 18. For more information and tickets, visit www.amphitheater.org

Tri-PTC Sprint Triathlon – Saturday, August 19. Great event for a first triathlon. The event includes a 0.3-mile swim in Lake Peachtree, 13 mile bike ride, and 3.1-mile run. For race information, registration, and route maps, visit http://tri-ptc.com/race-information/

Promise Place 30th Anniversary Banquet – Saturday, August 19, 6:00 p.m., at Flat Creek Country Club. Promise Place is celebrating 30 years of providing services for victims of domestic violence with a dinner at Flat Creek Country Club on Saturday, August 19, at 6:00 p.m. The event will include live music, dancing, favors, silent auction, and red carpet photo opportunity. Tickets are $50 per person or $400 per table. For more information and tickets, visit http://promiseplace.org/

Run for Love 5K & 1 Mile Walk – Saturday, August 26, 8:30 a.m., at the McIntosh Trail Recreation Complex. Proceeds benefit Loves Foundation, a 501 (c)3 nonprofit that financially assists bereaved parents of infants who have passed. More info and registration at https://www.lovesfoundation.org/

Dionne Warwick in Concert @ The Fred – Saturday, August 26. For more information and tickets, visit www.amphitheater.org

LAKE PEACHTREE water level lowered (start) - Monday, August 28. The lake will be lowered by 8 ft. for the replacement of the spillway. The project should be completed by June 2018.

FSS Volunteer Expo – Tuesday, August 29, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., at the Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Dr, Fayetteville. Admission free. Interested in volunteering in our community? This expo is a one-stop info session with a range of community-based organizations showcasing volunteer opportunities.


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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.qrvalues.peachtreecity&hl=en
iPhone - http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-peachtree-city-app/id527020141?mt=8
Tree Removal Permits – Tree removal permit applications are reviewed by the Planning and Zoning Department – visit www.peachtree-city.org/tree for FAQ and application.

Burn Permits – STATE MANDATED BURN BAN IN EFFECT MAY 1 – SEPTEMBER 30. No burn permits for outdoor burning will be issued during this time. Recreational fires and fires used for cooking are allowed and do not require a permit. For more information, call the Fire Marshal’s Office at 770-631-2526.

“My Community Officer” Program – The Peachtree City Police Department’s “My Community Officer” program pairs officers who have volunteered to serve as individual points of contact with each neighborhood in Peachtree City for questions or issues on police related issues. Learn more at www.peachtree-city.org/MyCommunityOfficer


Update Your HOA Contacts – Peachtree City is asking local Homeowner Associations to update their contact information. Please email officer names, phone numbers, email addresses, neighborhood web pages or social media pages, and management company information (if applicable) to info@peachtree-city.org . Peachtree City uses this information to contact nearby communities when issues of possible interest may be coming up. The information will NOT be placed on the web site unless requested.

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

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

Crime Tips – If you have information that would assist the Police Department in any local crimes, please call 770-487-8866 or submit an anonymous tip at www.peachtree-city.org/police and selecting “Crime Tips” or the department’s Facebook app, or text "PTCTIPS” and the information to 274637 (“CRIMES”)"

MedReturn Prescription Disposal Program – Citizens can bring unwanted prescriptions to the PTC Police Station Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (NO needles/sharps, syringes with needles, thermometers, IV bags, bloody or infectious waste, personal care products, empty containers, inhalers, medical equipment, liquids, creams, or hydrogen peroxide).


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