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Peachtree City UPDATESWeek of October 9, 2017

 

 

HOT ISSUES

 

Planning Commission Meets Tonight

The Peachtree City Planning Commission will meet on Monday, October 9, 7:00 p.m., at City Hall.  The public is welcome.  The agenda includes the landscape plan for The Goddard School (264 Peachtree Pkwy S).  The complete agenda and packet are available at www.peachtree-city.org/planningagenda.

 

Kedron Pools CLOSED until October 16

Both pools at Kedron Fieldhouse and Aquatic Center are closed until Monday, October 16, for the placement of the bubble and other maintenance.  The fieldhouse remains open.

 

 

COMMUNITY NEWS

 

Night Market Debuts This Saturday

Come out to Drake Field on Saturday night, October 14, for Peachtree City’s first ever Night Market.  Shop the art vendors while you enjoy craft beer from Gremlin Growlers and food truck fare (including the Gekko Sushi Hibachi Truck).  Venture Games will have ping pong, shuffleboard, and corn hole going all night.  Live music from the Threadbare Skivies at 6:30, Andrea Colburn at 7:30, Captain & the Kid at 8:30, and Cloudland at 9:30.  We’ll also have Yoga with Barefoot Lizard at 6:00 p.m., and a Saville Studios painting class from 8:30 – 10:00 p.m.

 

Fall Family Fun 

·       PTC Fire Department Pumpkin Sale – All month at Leach Fire Station 81 (Paschall Rd and Hwy 74) and Weber Fire Station #83 (Peachtree Parkway S near Loghouse) 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., Monday – Friday, and 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.  Funds raised by the pumpkin sale support the Peachtree City Volunteer Firefighters Association and our Career Department with training and equipment. 

·       Fayetteville Cemetery Walk – Friday & Saturday, October 20 & 21, at the Fayetteville Cemetery (210 Stonewall Ave W). The Fayette County Historical Society's 10th Annual Cemetery Walk in Fayetteville.  Learn about Fayette County history from historic Fayette County citizens as you are led through the cemetery by a Spirit guide. Tickets can be purchased at the Museum during business hours beginning October 10 - $5 for adults and $3 for children (5-12).

·       McIntosh High School Fall Festival – Saturday, October 21, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., at the high school. Peachtree City kids are invited – Haunted Hallway, costume contest, games, crafts, candy.  Tickets - $7 for 12 activity tickets (adult admission free).  Complete list of activities at https://sites.google.com/a/mail.fcboe.org/mhs-2017-fall-festival/home/games.  Proceeds benefit Toys for Tots.

·       MOBA Soccer Academy Fall Festival – Sunday, October 22, 3:00 – 7:30 p.m., at 1000 MOBA Drive, Peachtree City.  Entrance fee of $7 includes inflatables, games, DJ, movie showing, and costume contest.  Food and drink vendors will also be available. 

·       Fall Festival at The Avenue Peachtree City – Thursday, October 26, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  The fun includes trick-or-treating, magicians, movie characters, stilt walkers, and balloon animals.

·       PTC Library After-Hours Zombie Apocalypse – Friday, October 27.  Bring a Nerf gun, lots of Nerf ammo, and eye protection. Session 1 for ages 9-11 will be from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Session II for ages 12-14 will be from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.  Registration is required at https://peachtreecitylibrary.eventbrite.com (space is limited).  The event is free, but donations for the homeless are being accepted (snack bars, juice boxes, pop-top canned meals, plastic cutlery, baby wipes, toothpaste, etc. No items requiring refrigeration or a can opener).

·       PTC Trunk or Treat at Drake Field – Saturday, October 28, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Check out the public safety vehicles and collect candy.  Children and parents are invited to come in costume, with best costume prizes for kids and adults (funniest, most creative, scariest, etc.).  Costumed pets on leash also welcome and eligible for costume contest prizes. 

·       Halloween at Braelinn Village Shopping Center – Saturday, October 28, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.  DJ with Music, Games and Prizes, and $50 Kroger Gift Card for Best Decorated Golf Cart.  Best Halloween Costume Awards -  3 and under at 3:30, ages 4–8 at 4:00 and ages 9 and over at 4:30

Center trick-or-treating STARTS at 5:00 p.m.

·       Halloween – Tuesday, October 31.  The City of Peachtree City does not set or change the date for trick-or-treating. 

 

Election Update for November 7, 2017

Peachtree City’s general election on Tuesday, November 7, will decide the Mayor and Council Members for Post 3 (Learnard) and Post 4 (Ernst).  Qualifying was held last week, so the candidates running for these seats are:

·       Mayor: Vanessa Fleisch (Incumbent), Eric Imker, and Dar Thompson

·       Post 3:  Harold Logsdon, Kevin Madden, and Sarah Toussaint

·       Post 4: Terry Ernst (Incumbent)

·       E-SPLOST – The Fayette County Board of Education has also called for a county-wide referendum on whether the existing Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (E-SPLOST) will be continued for another five years.  More E-SPLOST information available at https://www.fcboe.org/cms/lib/GA01900971/Centricity/Domain/62/ESPLOSTfactsheet.pdf

DEADLINE TOMORROW:  Voter registration for the election will close at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 10.   

Advance Voting will begin Monday, October 16, and run from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday, through November 3.  There will be no Saturday voting, and no voting on Monday, November 6.  Advance voting locations:  Fayette County Elections Office in Fayetteville, the Peachtree City Library, and Tyrone Town Hall.  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.  A runoff election, if required, shall be held on December 5, 2017.

POLLING PLACE NOTE for PRECINCT #34:  Peachtree City residents in Precinct #34 will vote at Rising Star Middle School Auditorium for the County E-SPLOST referendum, but must vote at Precinct #22 (Braelinn Elementary) for the Municipal Election.  As an alternative, Advance Voting (October 16 – November 3) will allow for casting both ballots at the same location.   

If you have more questions about the upcoming election, please visit http://www.peachtree-city.org/index.aspx?NID=372

 

CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS & TRAFFIC ADVISORIES

Holly Grove Rd @ Hwy 74 – Begins Friday, October 13.   Much of the median will be removed on Holly Grove Road at Hwy 74 S to provide more room for vehicles turning south on Highway 74.  The contractor will be doing some of the work at night to lessen traffic impact and allow for completion by Monday, October 16. 

Hwy 54 W at Planterra Way – The Georgia Department of Transportation is scheduled to begin work this week on extending the turning lanes on Highway 54 into Planterra Ridge and Wal-Mart.  Work will begin after 7:00 p.m. tonight and will generally be performed in the evenings/overnight outside the typical rush hours to reduce impact on traffic.  Drivers in the corridor are asked to exercise extra caution overnight when workers are present.  Work on the lanes on Planterra Way and the Wal-Mart Entrance will begin in January after the holidays. 

Lake Peachtree Spillway Replacement - August 2017 - June 2018.  Work is underway removing some of the peninsula north of Kelly Drive (by the cul-de-sac) to widen the area coming to the spillway.  Lake Peachtree has been lowered by 8 feet until the cofferdam that will protect the spillway construction zone is built.  That will allow two feet of water to be added back in November.  More information, including the lake lowering schedule, available at http://www.peachtree-city.org/index.aspx?nid=1123

·       Path Detour now in effect - Signs were posted in August alerting path users about the coming path detour near the spillway construction zone, and the detour is now in effect. The map at http://www.peachtree-city.org/DocumentCenter/View/10447 shows the alternate routes path users will take until the spillway construction zone is cleared.  Automobile drivers on Fishers Luck are asked to use extra caution and reduce speed in the coming months due to the carts sharing roadway.

City Hall Plaza Fountain Renovation -The renovation work on the fountain in City Hall Plaza is underway, and includes recoating the bottom, changing out lights, cleaning the water heads, etc.

Peachtree Pkwy N at Flat Creek – New guardrails are going in on the west side of Peachtree Parkway N., and the path north of Flat Creek Rd along Peachtree Pkwy N remains a one-lane, gravel surface as construction continues.  Please reduce speed and use caution on Peachtree Parkway when workers are present, as well as if cycling or carting on the temporary path.  A segment of Peachtree Parkway N may still require closure to remove two trees.

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

NuLink in Colonnade & Oakdale – NuLink is performing work in the rights-of-way of the Colonnade and Oakdale neighborhoods in the coming days. 

 

CALENDAR

UNDERWAY – Fire Department Appreciation Event Donations.  A group of citizens is working with the Peachtree City Volunteer Firefighters Association (PCVFA) to organize an appreciation event for the Fire & Rescue teams on October 24-26. The event will include serving evening meals to all three shifts.  If any residents would like to assist, they are looking for volunteers to make home-baked desserts.  Monetary donations can also be sent to PCVFA, 105 N Peachtree Parkway, Peachtree City, GA 30269 (note FIRE APPRECIATION on checks. 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

UNDERWAY – Tickets for Humane Society Christmas Tour. The tour will be held on Sunday, December 3, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., and will feature 5 beautiful homes in the area decorated by wonderful local decorators. Local food vendors will also be showcasing their talents. Tickets are $30 and are available at the office of Harry Norman Realtors (120 Peachtree East Shopping Center, Peachtree City).  All of the proceeds from this event go to the animals being cared for by the Fayette Humane Society.

UNDERWAY: Holiday Greek Pastry Sale.  St. Christopher Hellenic Orthodox Church is taking orders for handmade Greek delicacies now – Spanakopita, Tiropita, Bakalava, Kourambiedes, and more.  For a complete order form, visit www.saintchristopherhoc.org or contact Helenpsihountas@gmail.com .  All proceeds benefit local and national charities.

FSS Presents: Easy E-Reading – Wednesday, October 11, 11:00 a.m. – noon, at The Gathering Place, (203 McIntosh Tr). Electronic books and audiobooks have taken the digital world by storm. The Peachtree City Library will demonstrate how to get e-books and audiobooks for free on a variety of tablets, smart phones, and mobile devices (any but Kindle). Learn about the Georgia Download Destination and OverDrive apps for library card holders and how to download and navigate the app and checkout books. Must have a current library card. This 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

Fundraiser Yard Sale – Friday & Saturday, October 13 & 14, 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., at 309 Longer Drive.  Proceeds will benefit Grandparents and Kin Raising Children, a 501c3 non-profit.  If you would like to donate items for the sale, please contact Cathy at 770-487-0672.  For more information about the organization, visit https://www.grandparentsandkin.com

COS Lutheran Church Palmetto Road MusicFest – Saturday, October 14, 11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., at the Church property at 411 Palmetto Rd in Tyrone.  A fun-filled fall day for the entire family, featuring two bands, Second Time Around and Saints and Sinners. A variety of local artisans will be selling their wares. For the kids there will be a bouncy house, inflatable slide, and pony rides, with food from Grazing Here and Tex's Tacos.  Admission is $5/person or $20/family; kids under 10 are free! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and plan on spending the day with your family and friends. For more information visit www.coslutheran.org

Night Market at Drake Field – Saturday, October 14, 6:00 – 11:00 p.m., at Drake Field (next to City Hall and the Library).  Open-air market that will offer a variety of art vendors, food trucks and craft beer, live music, and fun. 

Fayette Master Gardner Lecture: Carnivorous Plants – Tuesday, October 17, 10:00 a.m., at the Bridge Community Center (225 Willowbend Rd).  Master Gardener Suzanne Norman will discuss these tough but endangered native beauties at this free lecture. 

Candlelight Vigil for Victims of Domestic Violence – Tuesday, October 17, 6:00 p.m., at Park at Sixth (204 Solomon St, Griffin).  Hosted by the Griffin Judicial Circuit Domestic Violence Task Force. 

Fayette County Parks & Rec Food Truck Frenzy – Thursday, October 19, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., at Lake McIntosh Park (3501 TDK Boulevard).  Enjoy beautiful scenery at the lake while you enjoy lunch from Cousins Maine Lobster, The Tempted Palate, Tex’s Tacos, and TCBY.

FSS Presents:  The Eco-Friendly Way – Friday, October 20, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., at The Gathering Place (203 McIntosh Tr.)  Al Yougel with Keep Peachtree City Beautiful will discuss the benefits of getting eco-friendly. Discover the impact these organizations are having on our community and environment and ways you can help keep our city in top notch. In addition, learn about environmental concerns for our area and projects and activities being facilitated to help them.  This 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

Blaze a Trail & Fundraise for Healing Bridge Cycling Event – Saturday, October 21, 10:00 a.m.  The event includes a 25-mile ride and 5-mile family-friendly path ride.  Participation is $25 (includes breakfast and lunch), and rides begin and end at the Trek Bicycles at Kedron Shopping Center.  Tickets available at the Trek PTC store.  Proceeds will support the Healing Bridge Clinic, which provides free primary care and services to uninsured and under-insured residents. 

St. Nick’s Closet HOWL-o-ween Fundraiser – Saturday, October 21, at Flat Creek Country Club.  Tickets are $50 and include heavy hors d’oeuvres, DJ, and Karaoke.   Proceeds benefit abused and neglected animals.  For tickets, call 404-617-8113 or 678-480-9290 by October 14.

Meet the Artists:  Fiona Dennis & Tina Persons – Sunday, October 22, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., at the Peachtree City Library.  The Peachtree City Library's artists for October represent two local art associations, Tina Persons with the Newnan-Coweta Art Association and Fiona Dennis representing the Fayette Society of Fine Arts. Each month the associations supply two different local artists to display their work in the library. Both artists will be available to discuss their techniques and inspirations. This event will be held near their artwork located on the main floor of the Peachtree City Library. This program is free and open to the public.

Meet the Candidates Forum – Thursday, October 26, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., in the Caledonian Amphitheater at the Peachtree City Hotel and Conference Center (formerly the Wyndham, 2443 Hwy 54 W).  The public is welcome to meet the candidates for the upcoming municipal election on November 7 for Mayor, City Council Post 3, and City Council Post 4.   

Halloween – Tuesday, October 31.  The City of Peachtree City does not set or change the date for trick-or-treating. 

Hops & Props Georgia Craft Beer Fest – Saturday, November 14, 5:00 – 9:00 p.m., at the Commemorative Air Force Dixie Wing (1200 Echo Ct, Peachtree City).  Hosted by the Peachtree City Convention & Visitors Bureau.  Tickets ($35) available at https://www.freshtix.com/events/hops--props-georgia-beer-fest-2

 

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&hl=en

·       iPhone - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-peachtree-city-app/id527020141?mt=8

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

Burn Permits Required – Outdoor burn permits are required for residential yard debris burning.  Visit www.peachtree-city.org/burn to obtain permit for the day of burn (page is updated daily to reflect whether weather conditions allow for burning on that day). 

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

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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Peachtree City UPDATES
Week of October 9, 2017


HOT ISSUES

Planning Commission Meets Tonight
The Peachtree City Planning Commission will meet on Monday, October 9, 7:00 p.m., at City Hall. The public is welcome. The agenda includes the landscape plan for The Goddard School (264 Peachtree Pkwy S). The complete agenda and packet are available at www.peachtree-city.org/planningagenda.

Kedron Pools CLOSED until October 16
Both pools at Kedron Fieldhouse and Aquatic Center are closed until Monday, October 16, for the placement of the bubble and other maintenance. The fieldhouse remains open.


COMMUNITY NEWS

Night Market Debuts This Saturday
Come out to Drake Field on Saturday night, October 14, for Peachtree City’s first ever Night Market. Shop the art vendors while you enjoy craft beer from Gremlin Growlers and food truck fare (including the Gekko Sushi Hibachi Truck). Venture Games will have ping pong, shuffleboard, and corn hole going all night. Live music from the Threadbare Skivies at 6:30, Andrea Colburn at 7:30, Captain & the Kid at 8:30, and Cloudland at 9:30. We’ll also have Yoga with Barefoot Lizard at 6:00 p.m., and a Saville Studios painting class from 8:30 – 10:00 p.m.


Fall Family Fun

• PTC Fire Department Pumpkin Sale – All month at Leach Fire Station 81 (Paschall Rd and Hwy 74) and Weber Fire Station #83 (Peachtree Parkway S near Loghouse) 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., Monday – Friday, and 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Funds raised by the pumpkin sale support the Peachtree City Volunteer Firefighters Association and our Career Department with training and equipment.
• Fayetteville Cemetery Walk – Friday & Saturday, October 20 & 21, at the Fayetteville Cemetery (210 Stonewall Ave W). The Fayette County Historical Society's 10th Annual Cemetery Walk in Fayetteville. Learn about Fayette County history from historic Fayette County citizens as you are led through the cemetery by a Spirit guide. Tickets can be purchased at the Museum during business hours beginning October 10 - $5 for adults and $3 for children (5-12).
• McIntosh High School Fall Festival – Saturday, October 21, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., at the high school. Peachtree City kids are invited – Haunted Hallway, costume contest, games, crafts, candy. Tickets - $7 for 12 activity tickets (adult admission free). Complete list of activities at https://sites.google.com/a/mail.fcboe.org/mhs-2017-fall-festival/home/games. Proceeds benefit Toys for Tots.
• MOBA Soccer Academy Fall Festival – Sunday, October 22, 3:00 – 7:30 p.m., at 1000 MOBA Drive, Peachtree City. Entrance fee of $7 includes inflatables, games, DJ, movie showing, and costume contest. Food and drink vendors will also be available.
• Fall Festival at The Avenue Peachtree City – Thursday, October 26, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. The fun includes trick-or-treating, magicians, movie characters, stilt walkers, and balloon animals.
• PTC Library After-Hours Zombie Apocalypse – Friday, October 27. Bring a Nerf gun, lots of Nerf ammo, and eye protection. Session 1 for ages 9-11 will be from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Session II for ages 12-14 will be from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. Registration is required at https://peachtreecitylibrary.eventbrite.com (space is limited). The event is free, but donations for the homeless are being accepted (snack bars, juice boxes, pop-top canned meals, plastic cutlery, baby wipes, toothpaste, etc. No items requiring refrigeration or a can opener).
• PTC Trunk or Treat at Drake Field – Saturday, October 28, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Check out the public safety vehicles and collect candy. Children and parents are invited to come in costume, with best costume prizes for kids and adults (funniest, most creative, scariest, etc.). Costumed pets on leash also welcome and eligible for costume contest prizes.
• Halloween at Braelinn Village Shopping Center – Saturday, October 28, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. DJ with Music, Games and Prizes, and $50 Kroger Gift Card for Best Decorated Golf Cart. Best Halloween Costume Awards - 3 and under at 3:30, ages 4–8 at 4:00 and ages 9 and over at 4:30
Center trick-or-treating STARTS at 5:00 p.m.
• Halloween – Tuesday, October 31. The City of Peachtree City does not set or change the date for trick-or-treating.


Election Update for November 7, 2017
Peachtree City’s general election on Tuesday, November 7, will decide the Mayor and Council Members for Post 3 (Learnard) and Post 4 (Ernst). Qualifying was held last week, so the candidates running for these seats are:

• Mayor: Vanessa Fleisch (Incumbent), Eric Imker, and Dar Thompson
• Post 3: Harold Logsdon, Kevin Madden, and Sarah Toussaint
• Post 4: Terry Ernst (Incumbent)
• E-SPLOST – The Fayette County Board of Education has also called for a county-wide referendum on whether the existing Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (E-SPLOST) will be continued for another five years. More E-SPLOST information available at https://www.fcboe.org/cms/lib/GA01900971/Centricity/Domain/62/ESPLOSTfactsheet.pdf

DEADLINE TOMORROW: Voter registration for the election will close at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 10.

Advance Voting will begin Monday, October 16, and run from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday, through November 3. There will be no Saturday voting, and no voting on Monday, November 6. Advance voting locations: Fayette County Elections Office in Fayetteville, the Peachtree City Library, and Tyrone Town Hall. 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. A runoff election, if required, shall be held on December 5, 2017.

POLLING PLACE NOTE for PRECINCT #34: Peachtree City residents in Precinct #34 will vote at Rising Star Middle School Auditorium for the County E-SPLOST referendum, but must vote at Precinct #22 (Braelinn Elementary) for the Municipal Election. As an alternative, Advance Voting (October 16 – November 3) will allow for casting both ballots at the same location.

If you have more questions about the upcoming election, please visit http://www.peachtree-city.org/index.aspx?NID=372.


CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS & TRAFFIC ADVISORIES

Holly Grove Rd @ Hwy 74 – Begins Friday, October 13. Much of the median will be removed on Holly Grove Road at Hwy 74 S to provide more room for vehicles turning south on Highway 74. The contractor will be doing some of the work at night to lessen traffic impact and allow for completion by Monday, October 16.

Hwy 54 W at Planterra Way – The Georgia Department of Transportation is scheduled to begin work this week on extending the turning lanes on Highway 54 into Planterra Ridge and Wal-Mart. Work will begin after 7:00 p.m. tonight and will generally be performed in the evenings/overnight outside the typical rush hours to reduce impact on traffic. Drivers in the corridor are asked to exercise extra caution overnight when workers are present. Work on the lanes on Planterra Way and the Wal-Mart Entrance will begin in January after the holidays.

Lake Peachtree Spillway Replacement - August 2017 - June 2018. Work is underway removing some of the peninsula north of Kelly Drive (by the cul-de-sac) to widen the area coming to the spillway. Lake Peachtree has been lowered by 8 feet until the cofferdam that will protect the spillway construction zone is built. That will allow two feet of water to be added back in November. More information, including the lake lowering schedule, available at http://www.peachtree-city.org/index.aspx?nid=1123
• Path Detour now in effect - Signs were posted in August alerting path users about the coming path detour near the spillway construction zone, and the detour is now in effect. The map at http://www.peachtree-city.org/DocumentCenter/View/10447 shows the alternate routes path users will take until the spillway construction zone is cleared. Automobile drivers on Fishers Luck are asked to use extra caution and reduce speed in the coming months due to the carts sharing roadway.

City Hall Plaza Fountain Renovation -The renovation work on the fountain in City Hall Plaza is underway, and includes recoating the bottom, changing out lights, cleaning the water heads, etc.

Peachtree Pkwy N at Flat Creek – New guardrails are going in on the west side of Peachtree Parkway N., and the path north of Flat Creek Rd along Peachtree Pkwy N remains a one-lane, gravel surface as construction continues. Please reduce speed and use caution on Peachtree Parkway when workers are present, as well as if cycling or carting on the temporary path. A segment of Peachtree Parkway N may still require closure to remove two trees.

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.

NuLink in Colonnade & Oakdale – NuLink is performing work in the rights-of-way of the Colonnade and Oakdale neighborhoods in the coming days.

CALENDAR

UNDERWAY – Fire Department Appreciation Event Donations. A group of citizens is working with the Peachtree City Volunteer Firefighters Association (PCVFA) to organize an appreciation event for the Fire & Rescue teams on October 24-26. The event will include serving evening meals to all three shifts. If any residents would like to assist, they are looking for volunteers to make home-baked desserts. Monetary donations can also be sent to PCVFA, 105 N Peachtree Parkway, Peachtree City, GA 30269 (note FIRE APPRECIATION on checks. 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

UNDERWAY – Tickets for Humane Society Christmas Tour. The tour will be held on Sunday, December 3, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., and will feature 5 beautiful homes in the area decorated by wonderful local decorators. Local food vendors will also be showcasing their talents. Tickets are $30 and are available at the office of Harry Norman Realtors (120 Peachtree East Shopping Center, Peachtree City). All of the proceeds from this event go to the animals being cared for by the Fayette Humane Society.

UNDERWAY: Holiday Greek Pastry Sale. St. Christopher Hellenic Orthodox Church is taking orders for handmade Greek delicacies now – Spanakopita, Tiropita, Bakalava, Kourambiedes, and more. For a complete order form, visit www.saintchristopherhoc.org or contact Helenpsihountas@gmail.com . All proceeds benefit local and national charities.

FSS Presents: Easy E-Reading – Wednesday, October 11, 11:00 a.m. – noon, at The Gathering Place, (203 McIntosh Tr). Electronic books and audiobooks have taken the digital world by storm. The Peachtree City Library will demonstrate how to get e-books and audiobooks for free on a variety of tablets, smart phones, and mobile devices (any but Kindle). Learn about the Georgia Download Destination and OverDrive apps for library card holders and how to download and navigate the app and checkout books. Must have a current library card. This 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

Fundraiser Yard Sale – Friday & Saturday, October 13 & 14, 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., at 309 Longer Drive. Proceeds will benefit Grandparents and Kin Raising Children, a 501c3 non-profit. If you would like to donate items for the sale, please contact Cathy at 770-487-0672. For more information about the organization, visit https://www.grandparentsandkin.com

COS Lutheran Church Palmetto Road MusicFest – Saturday, October 14, 11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., at the Church property at 411 Palmetto Rd in Tyrone. A fun-filled fall day for the entire family, featuring two bands, Second Time Around and Saints and Sinners. A variety of local artisans will be selling their wares. For the kids there will be a bouncy house, inflatable slide, and pony rides, with food from Grazing Here and Tex's Tacos. Admission is $5/person or $20/family; kids under 10 are free! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and plan on spending the day with your family and friends. For more information visit www.coslutheran.org

Night Market at Drake Field – Saturday, October 14, 6:00 – 11:00 p.m., at Drake Field (next to City Hall and the Library). Open-air market that will offer a variety of art vendors, food trucks and craft beer, live music, and fun.

Fayette Master Gardner Lecture: Carnivorous Plants – Tuesday, October 17, 10:00 a.m., at the Bridge Community Center (225 Willowbend Rd). Master Gardener Suzanne Norman will discuss these tough but endangered native beauties at this free lecture.

Candlelight Vigil for Victims of Domestic Violence – Tuesday, October 17, 6:00 p.m., at Park at Sixth (204 Solomon St, Griffin). Hosted by the Griffin Judicial Circuit Domestic Violence Task Force.

Fayette County Parks & Rec Food Truck Frenzy – Thursday, October 19, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., at Lake McIntosh Park (3501 TDK Boulevard). Enjoy beautiful scenery at the lake while you enjoy lunch from Cousins Maine Lobster, The Tempted Palate, Tex’s Tacos, and TCBY.

FSS Presents: The Eco-Friendly Way – Friday, October 20, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., at The Gathering Place (203 McIntosh Tr.) Al Yougel with Keep Peachtree City Beautiful will discuss the benefits of getting eco-friendly. Discover the impact these organizations are having on our community and environment and ways you can help keep our city in top notch. In addition, learn about environmental concerns for our area and projects and activities being facilitated to help them. This 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

Blaze a Trail & Fundraise for Healing Bridge Cycling Event – Saturday, October 21, 10:00 a.m. The event includes a 25-mile ride and 5-mile family-friendly path ride. Participation is $25 (includes breakfast and lunch), and rides begin and end at the Trek Bicycles at Kedron Shopping Center. Tickets available at the Trek PTC store. Proceeds will support the Healing Bridge Clinic, which provides free primary care and services to uninsured and under-insured residents.

St. Nick’s Closet HOWL-o-ween Fundraiser – Saturday, October 21, at Flat Creek Country Club. Tickets are $50 and include heavy hors d’oeuvres, DJ, and Karaoke. Proceeds benefit abused and neglected animals. For tickets, call 404-617-8113 or 678-480-9290 by October 14.

Meet the Artists: Fiona Dennis & Tina Persons – Sunday, October 22, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., at the Peachtree City Library. The Peachtree City Library's artists for October represent two local art associations, Tina Persons with the Newnan-Coweta Art Association and Fiona Dennis representing the Fayette Society of Fine Arts. Each month the associations supply two different local artists to display their work in the library. Both artists will be available to discuss their techniques and inspirations. This event will be held near their artwork located on the main floor of the Peachtree City Library. This program is free and open to the public.

Meet the Candidates Forum – Thursday, October 26, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., in the Caledonian Amphitheater at the Peachtree City Hotel and Conference Center (formerly the Wyndham, 2443 Hwy 54 W). The public is welcome to meet the candidates for the upcoming municipal election on November 7 for Mayor, City Council Post 3, and City Council Post 4.

Halloween – Tuesday, October 31. The City of Peachtree City does not set or change the date for trick-or-treating.

Hops & Props Georgia Craft Beer Fest – Saturday, November 14, 5:00 – 9:00 p.m., at the Commemorative Air Force Dixie Wing (1200 Echo Ct, Peachtree City). Hosted by the Peachtree City Convention & Visitors Bureau. Tickets ($35) available at https://www.freshtix.com/events/hops--props-georgia-beer-fest-2

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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.app_ptcmag.layout&hl=en
• iPhone - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-peachtree-city-app/id527020141?mt=8

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

Burn Permits Required – Outdoor burn permits are required for residential yard debris burning. Visit www.peachtree-city.org/burn to obtain permit for the day of burn (page is updated daily to reflect whether weather conditions allow for burning on that day).

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

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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