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Peachtree City UPDATES Newsletter - Week of January 2

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Peachtree City UPDATES
Week of January 2, 2018

 

HOT ISSUES


City Council Meets Thursday

The Peachtree City Mayor and Council will meet on Thursday, January 4, at City Hall.  The public is welcome.  There will be a swearing in ceremony at 6:30 p.m. for Mayor Fleisch and Council Members Madden and Ernst, prior to the 7:00 p.m. Council Meeting.  The meeting agenda includes a contract for the Lake Peachtree boat ramp reconstruction, the contract for the ambulance on the SPLOST list, and an update on the Lake Peachtree spillway construction project.  For the complete agenda and packet, visit www.peachtree-city.org/councilagenda




Extreme Cold Safety Reminders

With the extremely cold temperatures we are experiencing overnight, please remember the following safety reminders.

  • PLEASE TURN OFF AUTOMATIC OUTDOOR IRRIGATION SYSTEMS!!
  • Bring pets inside – if it is too cold for you to be outside, it is too cold for your pet.
  • STAY OFF THE ICE on ponds and lakes. With these temperatures, some ponds may start to freeze over.  However, no pond in Georgia can freeze to support the weight of a child or adult. 
  • Prevent water lines from freezing and breaking by letting both hot and cold faucets drip overnight with cabinet doors open to allow heat to get to insulated pipes under sinks.  Insulate pipes in unheated garages, attics, crawl spaces, or confined spaces.  Disconnect and drain any pipes leading to outside faucets.

Heat Your Home Safely

If you plan to use a wood stove, fireplace, or space heater, be extremely careful. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions as well as the home safety measures on page 3, and remember these safety tips:

  • Use fireplace, wood stoves, or other combustion heaters only if they are properly vented to the outside and do not leak flue gas into the indoor air space.
  • Do not burn paper in a fireplace.
  • Ensure adequate ventilation if you must use a kerosene heater.
  • Use only the type of fuel your heater is designed to use – don’t substitute.
  • Do not place a space heater within 3 feet of anything that may catch on fire, such as drapes, furniture, or bedding, and never cover your space heater.
  • Never place a space heater on top of furniture or near water.
  • Never leave children unattended near a space heater.
  • Make sure that the cord of an electric space heater is not a tripping hazard but do not run the cord under carpets or rugs.
  • Avoid using extension cords to plug in your space heater.

If you have to be outside:

  • Stay dry – wet clothing results in faster heat loss from your body.
  • Stay covered – wear mittens or gloves and a hat to help prevent loss of body heat.
  • Dress in layers – air trapped between loose fitting clothing helps to insulate.
  • Stay informed – Listen to NOAA weather radio or local TV news for updated weather information.
  • Review further safety tips, including recognizing and treating frostbite and hypothermia, in the Extreme Cold Guide provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/winter/pdf/extreme-cold-guide.pdf




COMMUNITY NEWS

Peachtree City’s Annual Senior Homestead Exemption Registration Underway

Forms for qualifying senior citizens to register for the 2018 Peachtree City Senior Homestead Exemption are now available at City Hall. Peachtree City residents must register each year for the exemption.

 

Qualifying PTC homeowners must be age 65 by January 1 of 2018 and must already have applied for the standard Homestead Exemption through the Fayette County Tax Commissioners Office. The household income, which must be less than $30,000, will be calculated on the Federal Adjusted Gross Income of the applicant and spouse.  The exemption is a flat rate of $5,000 per home, which would amount to about $35 savings in City property taxes under the city’s current millage rate. Qualifying seniors should bring proof of age and income (a copy of their 2017 tax returns) to City Hall, 151 Willowbend Road, in Peachtree City to file for the exemption.

 

The deadline to file for 2017 is 5:00 PM on Wednesday, February 28, to meet the March 1 deadline imposed by state law. The City will accept proof of income through Friday, April 13, 2017 (but only from those who filed their registration card by February 28).  Residents with questions may contact City Hall at 770-487-7657 or email info@peachtree-city.org

 

Christmas Tree Recycling

MHS Tree Pickup Fundraiser – The McIntosh Men’s Lacrosse Team will be holding their Christmas Tree Collection Fundraiser again this year – Relax after the holidays and have a MHS Lacrosse player pick up your tree and take it to the recycling center in exchange for a donation to the team.  To schedule your pickup, email mhstree@gmail.com with your preferred date, address, subdivision, and phone number. The pickup dates are:


  • Wednesday, December 27
  • Saturday, December 30
  • Saturday & Sunday, January 6 & 7
  • Saturday & Sunday, January 13 & 14


  • Bring One for the Chipper on January 6 - The annual drop-off Christmas Tree Recycling will be held on Saturday, January 6, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at three locations:  Peachtree City Home Depot, behind the Kedron Kroger, and at the Rockaway Road Recycling Center.  Please remove all tinsel and decorations from trees (no flocked trees). 

 

The People’s Law School Starts January 16

Fayette Community School, the Fayette County Bar Association, Web & Taylor, LLC, and the Jewkes Firm will be hosting a five-week series at the LaFayette Educational Center.  Sessions will be held on Tuesday evenings, 67:00 – 9:00 p.m., from January 16 through February 13.  Participants will learn more about the law and how the legal system protects and preserves justice.  Sessions will be taught by local attorneys and judges, and include topics such as family law, bankruptcy, real estate, wills and estates, personal injury, and criminal law.  Participation costs $15.  Space is limited – to register, call 770-460-3990 ext. 470.  Space is limited and will be reserved on a first call basis. 


Spring Lacrosse Registration

PTCLAX 2018 Spring Lacrosse Registration is now open for boys and girls, all skill levels, K-8th grade, at https://leagueathletics.com/Registration/Default.asp?org=PTCLAX.COM .  The season runs from the end of January through early May




CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS & TRAFFIC ADVISORIES


Utility Projects in Rights-of-Way. 

  • AT&T has obtained encroachment permits to work throughout Fairfield, along MacDuff Parkway, and in the Lexington Circle area,
  • NuLink is continuing work in the rights-of-way installing fiber optic lines in/along The Marks (North & South), Robinson Road (Peachtree Pkwy S to Crosstown), The Estates, Peachtree Pkwy S (Robinson Rd to Merrywood Ln), The Oaks at Timberlake, and Huntington Place.



Lake Peachtree Spillway Replacement - August 2017 - June 2018. The project is ongoing (and there will be an update at the January 4 City Council Meeting).  More information, including the project timeline, is available at http://www.peachtree-city.org/index.aspx?nid=1123


  • Path Detour in effect – NO TRESPASSING!! The spillway construction zone path detour is now in effect and the “No Trespassing” signs will be enforced. The map at http://www.peachtree-city.org/DocumentCenter/View/10447 shows the alternate routes path users will take until the spillway construction zone is cleared.  Automobile drivers on Fishers Luck are asked to use extra caution and reduce speed in the coming months due to the carts sharing roadway.

 

CALENDAR


Bring One for the Chipper Christmas Tree Recycling – Saturday, January 6, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at three locations:  Peachtree City Home Depot, behind the Kedron Kroger, and at the Rockaway Road Recycling Center.  Please remove all tinsel and decorations from trees (no flocked trees).


Direct Fire Book Signing w/A.J. Tata – Sunday, January 7, 2:00 p.m., at the Peachtree City Library.  General Tata will discuss cyber warfare as it relates to his novel, Direct Fire (Kensington Books, Dec. 26, 2017). The event is free and open to the public, as is coffee and dessert.  Book sales on site. 

Peachtree City Airport Authority Meeting – Thursday, January 11, 7:00 p.m., at the main terminal building, 7 Falcon Drive.  The public is welcome.   


Kiwanis Pancake Saturday – Saturday, January 27, 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., at the McIntosh High School Cafeteria.  Enjoy a lot of fun activities, plus all-you-can eat pancakes, sausage, juice, milk, coffee, and tea for $8 in advance or $9 at the door (children 4 and under are free).  Tickets available from any Kiwanian or at www.peachtreecitykiwanis.org (makeup date for snow/ice is February 3).




ONGOING


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


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

Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.app_ptcmag.layout

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


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


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


“My Community Officer” Program – The Peachtree City Police Department’s “My Community Officer” program pairs officers who have volunteered to serve as individual points of contact with each neighborhood in Peachtree City for questions or issues on police related issues.  Learn more at www.peachtree-city.org/MyCommunityOfficer. Please make sure the department has updated Homeowner Association contact information via this page as well.

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


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


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


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



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Peachtree City UPDATES
Week of January 2, 2018


HOT ISSUES

City Council Meets Thursday
The Peachtree City Mayor and Council will meet on Thursday, January 4, at City Hall. The public is welcome. There will be a swearing in ceremony at 6:30 p.m. for Mayor Fleisch and Council Members Madden and Ernst, prior to the 7:00 p.m. Council Meeting. The meeting agenda includes a contract for the Lake Peachtree boat ramp reconstruction, the contract for the ambulance on the SPLOST list, and an update on the Lake Peachtree spillway construction project. For the complete agenda and packet, visit www.peachtree-city.org/councilagenda


Extreme Cold Safety Reminders
With the extremely cold temperatures we are experiencing overnight, please remember the following safety reminders.
• TURN OFF AUTOMATIC OUTDOOR IRRIGATION SYSTEMS – Please!!
• Bring pets inside – if it is too cold for you to be outside, it is too cold for your pet.
• STAY OFF THE ICE on ponds and lakes. With these temperatures, some ponds may start to freeze over. However, no pond in Georgia can freeze to support the weight of a child or adult.
• Prevent water lines from freezing and breaking by letting both hot and cold faucets drip overnight with cabinet doors open to allow heat to get to insulated pipes under sinks. Insulate pipes in unheated garages, attics, crawl spaces, or confined spaces. Disconnect and drain any pipes leading to outside faucets.

Heat Your Home Safely
If you plan to use a wood stove, fireplace, or space heater, be extremely careful. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions as well as the home safety measures on page 3, and remember these safety tips:
• Use fireplace, wood stoves, or other combustion heaters only if they are properly vented to the outside and do not leak flue gas into the indoor air space.
• Do not burn paper in a fireplace.
• Ensure adequate ventilation if you must use a kerosene heater.
• Use only the type of fuel your heater is designed to use – don’t substitute.
• Do not place a space heater within 3 feet of anything that may catch on fire, such as drapes, furniture, or bedding, and never cover your space heater.
• Never place a space heater on top of furniture or near water.
• Never leave children unattended near a space heater.
• Make sure that the cord of an electric space heater is not a tripping hazard but do not run the cord under carpets or rugs.
• Avoid using extension cords to plug in your space heater.

If you have to be outside:
• Stay dry – wet clothing results in faster heat loss from your body.
• Stay covered – wear mittens or gloves and a hat to help prevent loss of body heat.
• Dress in layers – air trapped between loose fitting clothing helps to insulate.
• Stay informed – Listen to NOAA weather radio or local TV news for updated weather information.
• Review further safety tips, including recognizing and treating frostbite and hypothermia, in the Extreme Cold Guide provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/winter/pdf/extreme-cold-guide.pdf


COMMUNITY NEWS

Peachtree City’s Annual Senior Homestead Exemption Registration Underway
Forms for qualifying senior citizens to register for the 2018 Peachtree City Senior Homestead Exemption are now available at City Hall. Peachtree City residents must register each year for the exemption.

Qualifying PTC homeowners must be age 65 by January 1 of 2018 and must already have applied for the standard Homestead Exemption through the Fayette County Tax Commissioners Office. The household income, which must be less than $30,000, will be calculated on the Federal Adjusted Gross Income of the applicant and spouse. The exemption is a flat rate of $5,000 per home, which would amount to about $35 savings in City property taxes under the city’s current millage rate. Qualifying seniors should bring proof of age and income (a copy of their 2017 tax returns) to City Hall, 151 Willowbend Road, in Peachtree City to file for the exemption.

The deadline to file for 2017 is 5:00 PM on Wednesday, February 28, to meet the March 1 deadline imposed by state law. The City will accept proof of income through Friday, April 13, 2017 (but only from those who filed their registration card by February 28). Residents with questions may contact City Hall at 770-487-7657 or email info@peachtree-city.org


Christmas Tree Recycling

MHS Tree Pickup Fundraiser – The McIntosh Men’s Lacrosse Team will be holding their Christmas Tree Collection Fundraiser again this year – Relax after the holidays and have a MHS Lacrosse player pick up your tree and take it to the recycling center in exchange for a donation to the team. To schedule your pickup, email mhstree@gmail.com with your preferred date, address, subdivision, and phone number. The pickup dates are:
Wednesday, December 27
Saturday, December 30
Saturday & Sunday, January 6 & 7
Saturday & Sunday, January 13 & 14

• Bring One for the Chipper on January 6 - The annual drop-off Christmas Tree Recycling will be held on Saturday, January 6, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at three locations: Peachtree City Home Depot, behind the Kedron Kroger, and at the Rockaway Road Recycling Center. Please remove all tinsel and decorations from trees (no flocked trees).


The People’s Law School Starts January 16
Fayette Community School, the Fayette County Bar Association, Web & Taylor, LLC, and the Jewkes Firm will be hosting a five-week series at the LaFayette Educational Center. Sessions will be held on Tuesday evenings, 67:00 – 9:00 p.m., from January 16 through February 13. Participants will learn more about the law and how the legal system protects and preserves justice. Sessions will be taught by local attorneys and judges, and include topics such as family law, bankruptcy, real estate, wills and estates, personal injury, and criminal law. Participation costs $15. Space is limited – to register, call 770-460-3990 ext. 470. Space is limited and will be reserved on a first call basis.


Spring Lacrosse Registration
PTCLAX 2018 Spring Lacrosse Registration is now open for boys and girls, all skill levels, K-8th grade, at https://leagueathletics.com/Registration/Default.asp?org=PTCLAX.COM . The season runs from the end of January through early May


CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS & TRAFFIC ADVISORIES

Utility Projects in Rights-of-Way.
• AT&T has obtained encroachment permits to work throughout Fairfield, along MacDuff Parkway, and in the Lexington Circle area,
• NuLink is continuing work in the rights-of-way installing fiber optic lines in/along The Marks (North & South), Robinson Road (Peachtree Pkwy S to Crosstown), The Estates, Peachtree Pkwy S (Robinson Rd to Merrywood Ln), The Oaks at Timberlake, and Huntington Place.


Lake Peachtree Spillway Replacement - August 2017 - June 2018. The project is ongoing (and there will be an update at the January 4 City Council Meeting). More information, including the project timeline, is available at http://www.peachtree-city.org/index.aspx?nid=1123

• Path Detour in effect – NO TRESPASSING!! The spillway construction zone path detour is now in effect and the “No Trespassing” signs will be enforced. The map at http://www.peachtree-city.org/DocumentCenter/View/10447 shows the alternate routes path users will take until the spillway construction zone is cleared. Automobile drivers on Fishers Luck are asked to use extra caution and reduce speed in the coming months due to the carts sharing roadway.


CALENDAR

Bring One for the Chipper Christmas Tree Recycling – Saturday, January 6, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at three locations: Peachtree City Home Depot, behind the Kedron Kroger, and at the Rockaway Road Recycling Center. Please remove all tinsel and decorations from trees (no flocked trees).

Direct Fire Book Signing w/A.J. Tata – Sunday, January 7, 2:00 p.m., at the Peachtree City Library. General Tata will discuss cyber warfare as it relates to his novel, Direct Fire (Kensington Books, Dec. 26, 2017). The event is free and open to the public, as is coffee and dessert. Book sales on site.

Peachtree City Airport Authority Meeting – Thursday, January 11, 7:00 p.m., at the main terminal building, 7 Falcon Drive. The public is welcome.

Kiwanis Pancake Saturday – Saturday, January 27, 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., at the McIntosh High School Cafeteria. Enjoy a lot of fun activities, plus all-you-can eat pancakes, sausage, juice, milk, coffee, and tea for $8 in advance or $9 at the door (children 4 and under are free). Tickets available from any Kiwanian or at www.peachtreecitykiwanis.org (makeup date for snow/ice is February 3).


ONGOING

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

Peachtree City Yard Sales – Signs at City Hall, List on the PTC App. Authorized yard sale signs are available at City Hall for $0.50 each, and the yard sale application and rules are available at City Hall or online at http://www.peachtree-city.org/index.aspx?nid=979 . View upcoming yard sales via the free Peachtree City App:
Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.app_ptcmag.layout
iPhone - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-peachtree-city-app/id527020141?mt=8

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

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

“My Community Officer” Program – The Peachtree City Police Department’s “My Community Officer” program pairs officers who have volunteered to serve as individual points of contact with each neighborhood in Peachtree City for questions or issues on police related issues. Learn more at www.peachtree-city.org/MyCommunityOfficer. Please make sure the department has updated Homeowner Association contact information via this page as well.

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

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

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

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

* * * * * * *

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