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Peachtree City UPDATES
Week of February 5, 2018

 

HOT ISSUES


MacDuff Pkwy/Senoia Road Traffic Signal Now ON

The new signal at the intersection of MacDuff Parkway with Kedron Drive and Senoia Road is finished and has been turned on in “blinking” mode (red in all directions, treat as 4-way stop).  The signal will become fully operational tomorrow (February 6).  Please drive with caution as everyone gets used to this new signal.



It’s Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Georgia – Are You Ready?

Georgia is recognizing the week of February 5 – 9 as Severe Weather Preparedness Week in 2018 as we approach what is typically the most active part of the year for sever weather.  Learn more about the dangers of severe weather, as well as how and when to take action when severe weather is expected and hits.  Please take time now to review your home, school, and business preparedness plans via the links at http://www.weather.gov/ffc/2018_swpw and https://ready.ga.gov/be-informed/tornadoes/tornado-drill-procedures/

  • WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY & – STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL and Fayette County Siren Test.  As part of Severe Weather Awareness Week, the Fayette County Department of Fire and Emergency Services test the outdoor warning sirens at approximately 9:00 a.m. THIS IS ONLY A TEST. If severe weather threatens on the day of the test, it will be postponed until Friday, February 9th. Please do not call 911 in reference to this test. Call 911 only in the event of an actual emergency.

Note:  Fayette County’s sirens are designed only to alert those who are outside about hazardous weather and to take shelter.  Those indoors should be monitoring local weather and their NOAA Weather Radio.  More information about Fayette County’s outdoor siren system available at http://www.fayettecountyga.gov/fire_ems/emergency_management_agency.htm


COMMUNITY NEWS

 

Spring Recreation Program & Activity Catalog Now Available!

What are you and the kids doing this spring?  Art, aquatics, dance, film, fitness, martial arts, sports, and more at your fingertips in the new Recreation Catalog, covering classes March – May.  Check it out at www.peachtree-city.org/Recreation  

 

Peachtree City Dog Park Seeking Board Member Volunteers

The Peachtree City Dog Park Association is looking for board members to assist in the direction, regulation and maintenance of the dog park. Are you a dog park member? Can you participate in a monthly meeting? Could you lend a set of skills, time, or heart? Call 678-857-8571 or email ptcdogpark@gmail.com for more information.

 

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

 

Registration Information

  • NEW!! PTC Rowing Club FREE Learn to Row Event – Sunday, February 11, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., at Lake McIntosh Park.  All ages and abilities welcome. More info/RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/208187759730807/
  • Community Emergency Response Team Program (CERT) for Ages 18+ – For 10 Thursdays, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m., starting February 15.  Deadline to apply is February 9 - http://www.cert-peachtreecity.com
  • Citizens’ Police Academy for ages 18+ - For 10 Tuesday evenings (excluding spring break week), beginning February 20.  Class size is limited to 20.  Please email beden@peachtree-city.org for more info and applications.
  • Spring Soccer Registration (Adult) - Team registration deadline is February 13.  For online registration and times for walk-up registration, go to www.lazers.soccer .  Registration Questions – please contact Danielle@lazers.soccer
  • Spring Lacrosse Registration – 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


CSX Crossings CLOSED for Maintenance This Week – Paschall, Kelly & Dividend

CSX Railroad will be performing track maintenance this week, and they have advised they plan to start with the Paschall Rd. and Kelly Drive crossings first, around February 5, then move on to the Dividend Drive crossing, with completion anticipated by February 12.  Each crossing should only be closed for two to three days. 


Utility Projects

  • UPDATED!!  NuLink is moving on to the rights-of-way installing fiber optic lines in/along in Village on the Green, Braelinn Road, and Morallion Hills, Pleasance Grove, Muirfield, Tamerlane, and Evian areas in the coming weeks, and have added Hamptons Corner and Calgary Place to the list. 
  • WASA – A contractor for the Peachtree City Water & Sewerage Authority will be accessing the manhole in the Wynnmeade area (between Hwy 54 and Kings Court) periodically over the next few weeks (January & February).  They have WASA’s permission to be in this location and the truck will have a magnetic ID noting they are a contractor for WASA. 


Hwy 54 West Intersection Construction

  • Planterra Way/Hwy 54 (SPLOST Project #4) - Construction underway – Additional turning lanes are being added on both sides of Highway 54 to allow for the elimination of the split-phase traffic signal. 
  • MacDuff Parkway/Hwy 54 (SPLOST Project #5) – Construction underway to reconfigure the turn lanes at this intersection.


Both projects will have work occurring primarily in the evening and overnight to minimize the impact on traffic, and both should be completed by early April (weather influenced).  For project details, visit www.peachtree-city.org/SPLOST



Lake Peachtree Spillway Replacement Continues through June 2018

Foundation work continues on the spillway, and the first piano key component of the weir was poured last week.  They hope to be able to raise the lake level by two more feet after the foundation is completed later this month, with the goal of having the lake returning to full pool at the end of May while the project wraps up.  Work at this time does not include the path bridge that will cross Flat Creek at the Spillway (that is a separate project).  More information, including Mr. Davis’s January 4 presentation, 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.
  • DO NOT DRIVE ON Lake Bed – After another incident this weekend, we ask residents to please keep cars and golf carts off the lake bed.  They sink in the mud.

 

CALENDAR


Peachtree City Water & Sewerage Authority Meeting – Monday, February 5, 6:30 p.m., at 1127 S Highway 74.  The public is welcome (a quorum of Council may be in attendance).


Coach Ron Polk at McIntosh High School – Monday, February 5, 7:00 p.m., in the MHS Auditorium.    Coach Polk will discuss what it takes to have a great experience in the game of baseball.  His presentation is free of charge and the entire community is welcome.  His book, Baseball Playbook, will be available for purchase for $15 following the presentation.


Fayette County Board of Commissioners Meeting – Thursday, February 8, 6:30 p.m., in the Commission Chambers at 140 Stonewall Ave. W in Fayetteville.  For agenda information, visit http://www.fayettecountyga.gov/administration/BOC/county_commission_meetings.htm


Peachtree City Airport Authority Regular Meeting – Thursday, February 8, 7:00 p.m., at 7 Falcon Drive.  The public is welcome. 


FSS Presents: Natural Georgia – Friday, February 9, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., at The Gathering Place (203 McIntosh Tr.).  Join Nick Kilburg of Southern Conservation Trust for a presentation on natural Georgia’s five geographic regions and their geology, watersheds, plants, animals, and interesting recreation activities. We will also briefly speak about what the Southern Conservation Trust is doing to protect these areas. This program is FREE but pre-registration is required at register@fayss.org (include name, phone number and event title). Fayette Senior Services members and non-members welcome. www.Fayss.org    


Free Family Dance party – Friday, February 9, 6:30 – 9:00 pm., at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (101 S Peachtree Pkwy).  Come as singles, couples or families, everyone welcome.


Kedron Elementary Heart to Heart 5K/1-Mile Fun Run – Saturday, February 10, at the school (200 Kedron Drive).  For information and registration forms, visit http://www.kedronheart2heart.com/ .


AARP Smart Driver Course - Monday, February 12, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., in the Floy Farr Room of the Peachtree City Library.  This course teaches valuable defensive driving strategies and provides a refresher of the rules of the road, with tips for older drivers to adapt their driving to compensate for physical and cognitive changes that may occur with aging. Participation may qualify for a multi-year automobile insurance discount (check with your auto insurance agent). Cost: $15 for AARP members; All others: $20 Cash or check, accepted on day of class.  Preregistration required at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aarp-smart-driver-course-tickets-41391123966


SCT Run the Ridge 5K – Saturday, February 17, at The Ridge nature area (415 Burch Rd in Fayetteville).  Volunteers and Sponsors also needed.  Learn more and register at https://sctlandtrust.org/run-the-ridge-5k/


Annual Father Daughter Dance – Saturday, February 17, at Kedron Fieldhouse (202 Fieldhouse Drive). “Red Carpet” event for girls ages 6 to 12 and dads of all ages. Tickets: $45 per couple ($65 for non-residents), $20 for each additional daughter.  Wrist corsage for $10 also available.  Tickets at:  https://apm.activecommunities.com/peachtreecityrec/Activity_Search/father-daughter-dance/10270 .  Photos begin at 6:00 PM, dance starts at 7:00 PM.


FSS Presents: A Trail of Tears – Wednesday, February 21, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., at The Gathering Place (203 McIntosh Tr.).  Newnan Historical Society director Jeff Bishop shares the history of the Trail of Tears. Learn about the forced removal of Native American nations from their homelands in areas throughout the Southeastern United States. Program is FREE but pre-registration is required at register@fayss.org (include name, phone number and event title). Fayette Senior Services members and non-members welcome. www.Fayss.org    


PTC Library’s Black History Month Emerging Voices: Sojourner Truth - Sunday, February 25.  Emerging Voices celebrates Black History Month with Storyteller Lady B sharing her wonderful stories of Sojourner Truth. Recommended for Grades K-5. This program free and open to the public. It will be held in the Children's Department of the Peachtree City Library. No registration required.


Fayette County Board of Education Monthly Board Meeting – Monday, February 26, 7:00 p.m., at 210 Stonewall Avenue W. 


“Promise You’ll Laugh” Comedy Benefit – Friday, March 2, 7:30 p.m., at the Legacy Theater in Tyrone.  All proceeds benefit domestic violence victims via Promise Place.  For more information, tickets, or sponsorship inquiries, visit www.promiseplace.org


Oak Grove “Run for the Gold” 5K Run/Walk and 1-mile Fun Run – Saturday, March 3, at Oak Grove Elementary (101 Crosstown Rd).  For more information and an Application - Visit www.oges.org




ONGOING


Humane Society Seeks Fundraising Committee Chair - The fundraising committee for the Fayette Humane Society (a non-profit organization that is not the County Animal Control department) is seeking a local animal lover who wants to make our community better for those animals that live in it. They are specifically looking for a chairman to head the committee. If you are interested, please contact Leah Thomson at leahthomsonptc@gmail.com


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:


Two Agencies Seeking Exchange Student Host Families or 2018

  • PTC group placing students for World Heritage International Student Exchange for over 8 years is seeking host families for the 2018-19 School Year.  Students from over 60 countries (many on scholarship from Spain, Germany, Eurasia, Africa, and Asia).  All students have their own health insurance, spending money, and the urge to learn about the American Culture. Go to www.world-heritage.org or contact BobComeau@att.net / 978-204-3953. 
  • Student American International (SAI) is seeking families for high school foreign exchange students from around the world to attend local schools in the fall of 2018.  This program is approved by the state.  Students do not drink, drive, or smoke, and will have their own spending money and medical insurance.  If you are interested, please contact Jinx Ratcliffe at 770-477-1376.


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 February 5, 2018


HOT ISSUES

MacDuff Pkwy/Senoia Road Traffic Signal Now ON
The new signal at the intersection of MacDuff Parkway with Kedron Drive and Senoia Road is finished and has been turned on in “blinking” mode (red in all directions, treat as 4-way stop). The signal will become fully operational tomorrow (February 6). Please drive with caution as everyone gets used to this new signal.


It’s Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Georgia – Are You Ready?
Georgia is recognizing the week of February 5 – 9 as Severe Weather Preparedness Week in 2018 as we approach what is typically the most active part of the year for sever weather. Learn more about the dangers of severe weather, as well as how and when to take action when severe weather is expected and hits. Please take time now to review your home, school, and business preparedness plans via the links at http://www.weather.gov/ffc/2018_swpw and https://ready.ga.gov/be-informed/tornadoes/tornado-drill-procedures/
• WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY & – STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL and Fayette County Siren Test. As part of Severe Weather Awareness Week, the Fayette County Department of Fire and Emergency Services test the outdoor warning sirens at approximately 9:00 a.m. THIS IS ONLY A TEST. If severe weather threatens on the day of the test, it will be postponed until Friday, February 9th. Please do not call 911 in reference to this test. Call 911 only in the event of an actual emergency.
Note: Fayette County’s sirens are designed only to alert those who are outside about hazardous weather and to take shelter. Those indoors should be monitoring local weather and their NOAA Weather Radio. More information about Fayette County’s outdoor siren system available at http://www.fayettecountyga.gov/fire_ems/emergency_management_agency.htm


COMMUNITY NEWS

Spring Recreation Program & Activity Catalog Now Available!
What are you and the kids doing this spring? Art, aquatics, dance, film, fitness, martial arts, sports, and more at your fingertips in the new Recreation Catalog, covering classes March – May. Check it out at www.peachtree-city.org/Recreation


Peachtree City Dog Park Seeking Board Member Volunteers
The Peachtree City Dog Park Association is looking for board members to assist in the direction, regulation and maintenance of the dog park. Are you a dog park member? Can you participate in a monthly meeting? Could you lend a set of skills, time, or heart? Call 678-857-8571 or email ptcdogpark@gmail.com for more information.


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


Registration Information

• NEW!! PTC Rowing Club FREE Learn to Row Event – Sunday, February 11, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., at Lake McIntosh Park. All ages and abilities welcome. More info/RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/208187759730807/
• Community Emergency Response Team Program (CERT) for Ages 18+ – For 10 Thursdays, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m., starting February 15. Deadline to apply is February 9 - http://www.cert-peachtreecity.com
• Citizens’ Police Academy for ages 18+ - For 10 Tuesday evenings (excluding spring break week), beginning February 20. Class size is limited to 20. Please email beden@peachtree-city.org for more info and applications.
• Spring Soccer Registration (Adult) - Team registration deadline is February 13. For online registration and times for walk-up registration, go to www.lazers.soccer . Registration Questions – please contact Danielle@lazers.soccer
• Spring Lacrosse Registration – 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

CSX Crossings CLOSED for Maintenance This Week – Paschall, Kelly & Dividend
CSX Railroad will be performing track maintenance this week, and they have advised they plan to start with the Paschall Rd. and Kelly Drive crossings first, around February 5, then move on to the Dividend Drive crossing, with completion anticipated by February 12. Each crossing should only be closed for two to three days.

Utility Projects
• UPDATED!! NuLink is moving on to the rights-of-way installing fiber optic lines in/along in Village on the Green, Braelinn Road, and Morallion Hills, Pleasance Grove, Muirfield, Tamerlane, and Evian areas in the coming weeks, and have added Hamptons Corner and Calgary Place to the list.
• WASA – A contractor for the Peachtree City Water & Sewerage Authority will be accessing the manhole in the Wynnmeade area (between Hwy 54 and Kings Court) periodically over the next few weeks (January & February). They have WASA’s permission to be in this location and the truck will have a magnetic ID noting they are a contractor for WASA.

Hwy 54 West Intersection Construction
• Planterra Way/Hwy 54 (SPLOST Project #4) - Construction underway – Additional turning lanes are being added on both sides of Highway 54 to allow for the elimination of the split-phase traffic signal.
• MacDuff Parkway/Hwy 54 (SPLOST Project #5) – Construction underway to reconfigure the turn lanes at this intersection.

Both projects will have work occurring primarily in the evening and overnight to minimize the impact on traffic, and both should be completed by early April (weather influenced). For project details, visit www.peachtree-city.org/SPLOST

Lake Peachtree Spillway Replacement Continues through June 2018
Foundation work continues on the spillway, and the first piano key component of the weir was poured last week. They hope to be able to raise the lake level by two more feet after the foundation is completed later this month, with the goal of having the lake returning to full pool at the end of May while the project wraps up. Work at this time does not include the path bridge that will cross Flat Creek at the Spillway (that is a separate project). More information, including Mr. Davis’s January 4 presentation, 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.
• DO NOT DRIVE ON Lake Bed – After another incident this weekend, we ask residents to please keep cars and golf carts off the lake bed. They sink in the mud.


CALENDAR

Peachtree City Water & Sewerage Authority Meeting – Monday, February 5, 6:30 p.m., at 1127 S Highway 74. The public is welcome (a quorum of Council may be in attendance).

Coach Ron Polk at McIntosh High School – Monday, February 5, 7:00 p.m., in the MHS Auditorium. Coach Polk will discuss what it takes to have a great experience in the game of baseball. His presentation is free of charge and the entire community is welcome. His book, Baseball Playbook, will be available for purchase for $15 following the presentation.

Fayette County Board of Commissioners Meeting – Thursday, February 8, 6:30 p.m., in the Commission Chambers at 140 Stonewall Ave. W in Fayetteville. For agenda information, visit http://www.fayettecountyga.gov/administration/BOC/county_commission_meetings.htm

Peachtree City Airport Authority Regular Meeting – Thursday, February 8, 7:00 p.m., at 7 Falcon Drive. The public is welcome.

FSS Presents: Natural Georgia – Friday, February 9, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., at The Gathering Place (203 McIntosh Tr.). Join Nick Kilburg of Southern Conservation Trust for a presentation on natural Georgia’s five geographic regions and their geology, watersheds, plants, animals, and interesting recreation activities. We will also briefly speak about what the Southern Conservation Trust is doing to protect these areas. This program is FREE but pre-registration is required at register@fayss.org (include name, phone number and event title). Fayette Senior Services members and non-members welcome. www.Fayss.org

Free Family Dance party – Friday, February 9, 6:30 – 9:00 pm., at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (101 S Peachtree Pkwy). Come as singles, couples or families, everyone welcome.

Kedron Elementary Heart to Heart 5K/1-Mile Fun Run – Saturday, February 10, at the school (200 Kedron Drive). For information and registration forms, visit http://www.kedronheart2heart.com/ .

AARP Smart Driver Course - Monday, February 12, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., in the Floy Farr Room of the Peachtree City Library. This course teaches valuable defensive driving strategies and provides a refresher of the rules of the road, with tips for older drivers to adapt their driving to compensate for physical and cognitive changes that may occur with aging. Participation may qualify for a multi-year automobile insurance discount (check with your auto insurance agent). Cost: $15 for AARP members; All others: $20 Cash or check, accepted on day of class. Preregistration required at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aarp-smart-driver-course-tickets-41391123966

SCT Run the Ridge 5K – Saturday, February 17, at The Ridge nature area (415 Burch Rd in Fayetteville). Volunteers and Sponsors also needed. Learn more and register at https://sctlandtrust.org/run-the-ridge-5k/

Annual Father Daughter Dance – Saturday, February 17, at Kedron Fieldhouse (202 Fieldhouse Drive). “Red Carpet” event for girls ages 6 to 12 and dads of all ages. Tickets: $45 per couple ($65 for non-residents), $20 for each additional daughter. Wrist corsage for $10 also available. Tickets at: https://apm.activecommunities.com/peachtreecityrec/Activity_Search/father-daughter-dance/10270 . Photos begin at 6:00 PM, dance starts at 7:00 PM.

FSS Presents: A Trail of Tears – Wednesday, February 21, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., at The Gathering Place (203 McIntosh Tr.). Newnan Historical Society director Jeff Bishop shares the history of the Trail of Tears. Learn about the forced removal of Native American nations from their homelands in areas throughout the Southeastern United States. Program is FREE but pre-registration is required at register@fayss.org (include name, phone number and event title). Fayette Senior Services members and non-members welcome. www.Fayss.org

PTC Library’s Black History Month Emerging Voices: Sojourner Truth - Sunday, February 25. Emerging Voices celebrates Black History Month with Storyteller Lady B sharing her wonderful stories of Sojourner Truth. Recommended for Grades K-5. This program free and open to the public. It will be held in the Children's Department of the Peachtree City Library. No registration required.

Fayette County Board of Education Monthly Board Meeting – Monday, February 26, 7:00 p.m., at 210 Stonewall Avenue W.

“Promise You’ll Laugh” Comedy Benefit – Friday, March 2, 7:30 p.m., at the Legacy Theater in Tyrone. All proceeds benefit domestic violence victims via Promise Place. For more information, tickets, or sponsorship inquiries, visit www.promiseplace.org

Oak Grove “Run for the Gold” 5K Run/Walk and 1-mile Fun Run – Saturday, March 3, at Oak Grove Elementary (101 Crosstown Rd). For more information and an Application - Visit www.oges.org


ONGOING

Humane Society Seeks Fundraising Committee Chair - The fundraising committee for the Fayette Humane Society (a non-profit organization that is not the County Animal Control department) is seeking a local animal lover who wants to make our community better for those animals that live in it. They are specifically looking for a chairman to head the committee. If you are interested, please contact Leah Thomson at leahthomsonptc@gmail.com

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

Two Agencies Seeking Exchange Student Host Families or 2018
• PTC group placing students for World Heritage International Student Exchange for over 8 years is seeking host families for the 2018-19 School Year. Students from over 60 countries (many on scholarship from Spain, Germany, Eurasia, Africa, and Asia). All students have their own health insurance, spending money, and the urge to learn about the American Culture. Go to www.world-heritage.org or contact BobComeau@att.net / 978-204-3953.
• Student American International (SAI) is seeking families for high school foreign exchange students from around the world to attend local schools in the fall of 2018. This program is approved by the state. Students do not drink, drive, or smoke, and will have their own spending money and medical insurance. If you are interested, please contact Jinx Ratcliffe at 770-477-1376.

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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