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Peachtree City UPDATES Newsletter
Week of February 12, 2018 

 

HOT ISSUES


Tonight’s Planning Commission Meeting Cancelled

The February 12 meeting of the Peachtree City Planning Commission has been cancelled due to lack of agenda items.  The next regular meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 26, 7:00 p.m., at City Hall.



Council Meets Thursday

The Peachtree City Mayor and Council will meet on Thursday, February 15, 6:30 p.m., at City Hall.  The public is welcome.  The agenda includes public hearings for the annual readoption of Peachtree City Zoning Map and a rezoning request, AR to LUR, for 279 Senoia Road.  Council will also receive an update on the proposed Crosstown cart path crossing.  The complete agenda and packet are available at www.peachtree-city.org/councilagenda





COMMUNITY NEWS

Hot Chocolate Ride for Brandon this Saturday

On Saturday, February 17, at 10:00 a.m., area bicycle riders are invited to participate in the Hot Chocolate Ride for Brandon charity event.  The ride will start and end at the Atlanta Trek store (1801 Georgian Park, Peachtree City), and riders will have the option of either a 25-mile road course or a one-hour ride on the multi-use path system.  Both rides will be conducted in the no-drop format with ride leaders and guides.  Hot beverages including coffee, tea, and hot cocoa, along with bagels, donuts and cookies, will be available for all participants and ride supporters before and after the ride. Helmets are required for all riders.  

This free bicycling event is a fundraiser organized to benefit Brandon Lanhan and his family.  Brandon is a local bicycle rider from Newnan who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in December.  He is undergoing cancer treatment and is doing well.  Riders may make donations for the family at the ride. Please bring cash, or if you are writing a check, make it payable to the family. All donations are going directly to the family.

The event sponsor, SouthSide Cycling Club, currently has over 300 members in Fayette and Coweta Counties. For more information, visit    

 

4th Annual Divas Half Marathon & 5K is March 10

The Pink Tutus are back on Saturday, March 10, with the 4th annual Run like a Diva half marathon and 5K in Peachtree City.  The Health & Fitness Boutique will be at Kedron Fieldhouse on Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., when participants pick up their race packets.  The race itself will begin and end at Shakerag Knoll on McIntosh Trail (parking at SANY), with the 5K beginning at 7:15 a.m. and the half marathon beginning at 7:35 a.m.  For more information, registration, and route, visit http://www.runlikeadiva.com/Events/Divas__Half_Marathon___5K_-_Peach_Tree_City_Atlanta__GA.htm

  • TRAFFIC ADVISORY:  Please be aware that this event will impact traffic on McIntosh Trail the morning of the event and will have temporary closures along the course for runners to cross. 

 

Peachtree City’s Annual Senior Homestead Exemption – Deadline Wednesday, February 28

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!! Peachtree City Adult Volleyball League Registration – Team registration begins February 19 for adults ages 16+, league play begins in March.  Register at Kedron Fieldhouse (202 Kedron Dr).  For details, visit https://peachtree-city.org/index.aspx?nid=778
  • NEW!! Junior tennis classes (ages 4 – 14, beginner to mid-level players) begin February 19 at the Peachtree City Tennis Center.  Sign up at the center, at 770-486-9474 or email Greg Farmer at greg.farmer@clubcorp.com
  • Spring Soccer Registration (Adult) ENDS TOMORROW!! 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
  • 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.





CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS & TRAFFIC ADVISORIES


CSX/Dividend Crossing CLOSED for Maintenance This Week

CSX Railroad will be performing track maintenance this week at the crossing on south Dividend Drive this week, and the crossing will be closed for two to three days (the crossings for Paschall and Kelly should be completed unless the weather this weekend caused a delay. 



Utility Projects

  • NuLink is installing fiber optic lines in/along in Village on the Green, Braelinn Road, and Morallion Hills, Pleasance Grove, Muirfield, Tamerlane, 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 is 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 two piano key components of the weir have been poured.  The contractor hopes 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, although the foundations are included in the spillway foundation).  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 area is a “No Trespassing” zone and 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 – Please keep cars and golf carts off the lake bed.  They sink in the mud.

 

CALENDAR


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


Peachtree City Water & Sewerage Authority Special Called Meeting – Thursday, February 15, 4:00 p.m., at 1127 S Hwy 74 about the solar power bid proposals.  A quorum of Council may be in attendance. 


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.


Peachtree City Convention & Visitors Bureau Meeting – Wednesday, February 21 – CANCELLED due to lack of a quorum.  The meeting has been rescheduled to Wednesday, February 28, at 9:00 a.m.


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. 


Peachtree City Convention & Visitors Bureau Meeting – Wednesday, February 28, 9:00 a.m., at the Visitors Center (2nd floor at The Avenue).  The public is welcome. 


“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


Divas Half Marathon & 5K in Peachtree City – Saturday, March 10, at Shakerag Knoll (McIntosh Trail) in Peachtree City.  Registration and details at http://www.runlikeadiva.com/Events/Divas__Half_Marathon___5K_-_Peach_Tree_City_Atlanta__GA.htm




ONGOING


Volunteer!!


  • 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
  • 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.



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 Newsletter
Week of February 12, 2018


HOT ISSUES

Tonight’s Planning Commission Meeting Cancelled
The February 12 meeting of the Peachtree City Planning Commission has been cancelled due to lack of agenda items. The next regular meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 26, 7:00 p.m., at City Hall.


Council Meets Thursday
The Peachtree City Mayor and Council will meet on Thursday, February 15, 6:30 p.m., at City Hall. The public is welcome. The agenda includes public hearings for the annual readoption of Peachtree City Zoning Map and a rezoning request, AR to LUR, for 279 Senoia Road. Council will also receive an update on the proposed Crosstown cart path crossing. The complete agenda and packet are available at www.peachtree-city.org/councilagenda

COMMUNITY NEWS

Hot Chocolate Ride for Brandon this Saturday
On Saturday, February 17, at 10:00 a.m., area bicycle riders are invited to participate in the Hot Chocolate Ride for Brandon charity event. The ride will start and end at the Atlanta Trek store (1801 Georgian Park, Peachtree City), and riders will have the option of either a 25-mile road course or a one-hour ride on the multi-use path system. Both rides will be conducted in the no-drop format with ride leaders and guides. Hot beverages including coffee, tea, and hot cocoa, along with bagels, donuts and cookies, will be available for all participants and ride supporters before and after the ride. Helmets are required for all riders.

This free bicycling event is a fundraiser organized to benefit Brandon Lanhan and his family. Brandon is a local bicycle rider from Newnan who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in December. He is undergoing cancer treatment and is doing well. Riders may make donations for the family at the ride. Please bring cash, or if you are writing a check, make it payable to the family. All donations are going directly to the family.

The event sponsor, SouthSide Cycling Club, currently has over 300 members in Fayette and Coweta Counties. For more information, visit


4th Annual Divas Half Marathon & 5K is March 10
The Pink Tutus are back on Saturday, March 10, with the 4th annual Run like a Diva half marathon and 5K in Peachtree City. The Health & Fitness Boutique will be at Kedron Fieldhouse on Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., when participants pick up their race packets. The race itself will begin and end at Shakerag Knoll on McIntosh Trail (parking at SANY), with the 5K beginning at 7:15 a.m. and the half marathon beginning at 7:35 a.m. For more information, registration, and route, visit http://www.runlikeadiva.com/Events/Divas__Half_Marathon___5K_-_Peach_Tree_City_Atlanta__GA.htm
• TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Please be aware that this event will impact traffic on McIntosh Trail the morning of the event and will have temporary closures along the course for runners to cross.


Peachtree City’s Annual Senior Homestead Exemption – Deadline Wednesday, February 28
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!! Peachtree City Adult Volleyball League Registration – Team registration begins February 19 for adults ages 16+, league play begins March 20. Register at Kedron Fieldhouse (202 Kedron Dr). For details, visit https://peachtree-city.org/index.aspx?nid=778
• NEW!! Junior tennis classes (ages 4 – 14, beginner to mid-level players) begin February 19 at the Peachtree City Tennis Center. Sign up at the center, at 770-486-9474 or email Greg Farmer at greg.farmer@clubcorp.com
• Spring Soccer Registration (Adult) ENDS TOMORROW!! 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
• 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.

CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS & TRAFFIC ADVISORIES

CSX/Dividend Crossing CLOSED for Maintenance This Week
CSX Railroad will be performing track maintenance this week at the crossing on south Dividend Drive this week, and the crossing will be closed for two to three days (the crossings for Paschall and Kelly should be completed unless the weather this weekend caused a delay.


Utility Projects
• NuLink is installing fiber optic lines in/along in Village on the Green, Braelinn Road, and Morallion Hills, Pleasance Grove, Muirfield, Tamerlane, 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 is 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 two piano key components of the weir have been poured. The contractor hopes 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, although the foundations are included in the spillway foundation). 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 area is a “No Trespassing” zone and 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 – Please keep cars and golf carts off the lake bed. They sink in the mud.


CALENDAR

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

Peachtree City Water & Sewerage Authority Special Called Meeting – Thursday, February 15, 4:00 p.m., at 1127 S Hwy 74 about the solar power bid proposals. A quorum of Council may be in attendance.

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.

Peachtree City Convention & Visitors Bureau Meeting – Wednesday, February 21 – CANCELLED due to lack of a quorum. The meeting has been rescheduled to Wednesday, February 28, at 9:00 a.m.

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.

Peachtree City Convention & Visitors Bureau Meeting – Wednesday, February 28, 9:00 a.m., at the Visitors Center (2nd floor at The Avenue). The public is welcome.

“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

Divas Half Marathon & 5K in Peachtree City – Saturday, March 10, at Shakerag Knoll (McIntosh Trail) in Peachtree City. Registration and details at http://www.runlikeadiva.com/Events/Divas__Half_Marathon___5K_-_Peach_Tree_City_Atlanta__GA.htm


ONGOING

Volunteer!!

• 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

• 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.

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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