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Peachtree City UPDATES Newsletter
Week of July 9, 2018


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HOT TOPICS

Early Voting Underway for July 24 Republican and Democrat Primary Runoffs

Early voting is currently underway through July 20 at the PTC Library (lower level), Tyrone Town Hall, and the Fayette County Commissioners Public Meeting Room at 140 Stonewall Avenue West.  Early voting is available Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Fayette County voters can vote at any of these locations during Early Voting.  No Saturday voting, and no voting on Monday, July 23.  Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24, when voters should go to their regular polling place.  To find your polling place and see a sample runoff ballot, visit https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do


Peachtree City Holds Second Budget Workshop Tomorrow Night

The Peachtree City Mayor and Council will hold their second workshop on the FY2019 Proposed Budget on Tuesday, July 10, 6:30 p.m., at City Hall.  The public is welcome. 

Tonight’s Planning Commission Meeting Cancelled

The regularly scheduled Peachtree City Planning Commission Meeting for Monday, July 9, has been cancelled.  The next regularly scheduled meeting will be on Monday, July 23, at 7:00 p.m.


COMMUNITY NEWS

Night Market Returns Saturday

The monthly Night Market event returns to Drake Field on Saturday, July 14, for an evening of music, artisans, food, and fun from 6:00 – 11:00 p.m.  Musical performances will kick off with GottaDanceNOW (5:30 p.m.), Paige McCauley Music (6:00 p.m.), The Jesse Williams Band (7:15 p.m.), The Threadbare Skivvies (8:30 p.m.), and Douglas Aldridge (9:45 p.m.). Night Market is intended for those 18 and older – no special children’s activities are provided.  As always, golf carts are recommended for attendees (parking can be a challenge). 


Registration Information & Reminders

Free Learn to Skates sessions with PTC Hockey – for ages four – adult.  Wednesdays -- July 11, July 18, and August 1 - 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., at the Kedron Multipurpose Rink (101 Fieldhouse Drive).  Bring skates (roller or inline), elbow and kneepads, and a helmet. For more information, contact specialevents@ptchockey.com or register at https://apm.activecommunities.com/peachtreecityrec/Home (keyword HOCKEY). 

Dragon Boat Teams – the Rotary Club is registering teams and individuals for the September 22 Dragon Boat Festival – https://ptcdragonboats.org/. 


CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS & TRAFFIC ADVISORIES

Lake Peachtree Spillway Replacement - The lake is currently being lowered for the final removal of the cofferdam (expected to take no more than 2 weeks once the lake is lowered).  Once the cofferdam has been removed, the valve will be closed and the lake allowed to return to full pool.  

BMX Track CLOSED for Maintenance – New target completion date is July 16.  Work continues – the new target completion date is July 16.  Check for project updates at https://www.facebook.com/ptcbmx

 

Utility /Right-of-Way Projects

Visit www.peachtree-city.org/Construction for a listing of utility projects.  REMINDER:  Utility work takes place in City-owned Right-of-Way or Utility Easements.  Please do not threaten contractors – they are allowed to work in this area whether you personally want the service or not. While it may be your “yard,” it is not your property.  Contractors will restore grass when done in the neighborhood –Residents should water new grass seed/sod after installation (the utilities do not return to keep grass seed/sod watered).  No one should have private sprinkler systems or electric dog fences in the public right-of-way, but if you do, please mark them when you see other utilities marked in your yard.  Utility contractors are not responsible for restoring these items, and locate services (811) will not know about them to mark them. 

CALENDAR

FSS Presents: Fall Out Shelters – Wednesday, July 11, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., at The Gathering Place (203 McIntosh Tr.).  During the Cold War, people across the US built fallout shelters in case of nuclear war with the USSR.  Newnan HS Teacher Steve Quesinberry will unveil the past behind these incredible security measures and share local shelters he has tracked down. Program is FREE but pre-registration is required at 770-461-0813 or register@fayss.org (include name, phone number and event title). Fayette Senior Services members and non-members welcome. www.Fayss.org    

Fayette Transportation Plan PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE – Thursday, July 12, 5:30 PM - 7:00 p.m., at Peachtree City Hall.  Second and final round of open house meetings to see what the team has learned about existing conditions and help prioritize project types. Attend the meeting most convenient to you (7/12 in Peachtree City or 7/16 at the Fayette County Public Library).

FSS Presents: Calling All Emergency Help – Friday, July 13, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., at The Gathering Place, (203 McIntosh Tr.).  Fayette County is integrating new 911 technology that will allow dispatchers to receive video calls and texts while pinpointing the caller’s location. Join 911 Director Buster Brown to see how to use this new smart phone option. Program is FREE but pre-registration is required at 770-461-0813 or register@fayss.org (include name, phone number and event title). Fayette Senior Services members and non-members welcome. www.Fayss.org    

Fayette Water Guardians Cleanup - Lake McIntosh – Saturday, July 14, 8:00 a.m. – Noon, at Lake McIntosh Park (3501 TDK Boulevard). Trash grabber, trash bags, and bottled water provided. Bring canoe or kayak, life vest, sunscreen, and hat (and gloves for shoreline walkers). Pre-registration required - a mandatory liability waiver will be sent to all volunteers and must be completed in order to participate. https://www.facebook.com/FayetteWaterGuardians/

Sister Hazel and Edwin McCain @ The Fred – Saturday, July 14.  Tickets and more info at www.amphitheater.org

Night Market at Drake Field – Saturday, July 14, 6:00 – 11:00 p.m.  Enjoy live music, food & beverages, and art under the stars. Note: Golf cart recommended. This event is intended for those 18 and older – no special children’s activities are provided.

Fayette Transportation Plan PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE – Monday, July 16, 5:30 PM - 7:00 p.m., at the Fayette County Public Library (1821 Heritage Park Way, Fayetteville).  Second and final round of open house meetings to see what the team has learned about existing conditions and help prioritize project types. Attend the meeting most convenient to you (7/12 in Peachtree City or 7/16 at the Fayette County Public Library).

FSS Presents: Figuring Out Facebook for Beginners – Friday, July 20, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., at The Gathering Place (203 McIntosh Tr.).  The PTC Library provides this intro to Facebook class to get you linked into social media right away. Designed for beginners who want to learn the very basics: how to create an account, find friends, and navigate.  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  

Authors After Hours: Larissa Reinhart and Romily Bernard – Friday, July 20, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., at the PTC Library.  Two of Fayette County's most successful authors talk about their books, writing habits, and calling Georgia home themselves and for their characters.  This event is free.  Learn more at http://www.peachtree-city.org/Calendar.aspx?EID=4755&day=25&month=6&year=2018&calType=0

Fayette Extension Class: Orchids Selection and Care – Tuesday, July 24, 9:00 a.m. – noon, at the Extension Office (140 Stonewall Avenue W, Suite 210, Fayetteville). COST $5.00.  Do you think orchids are hard to grow?  Join Cynthia McCrary, Fayette County Master Gardener Extension Volunteer, for great info on choosing orchids, caring for them, and successfully growing them in your home.  This is a hands-on class working with orchids and orchid bark - bring garden gloves if you like and dress accordingly.   Bring your orchid, but and they will supply the pots and orchid bark. Class participation limited to 20 – RSVP with class name, names of those attending, and a phone number to uge2113@uga.edu

FSS Presents:  Up Close and Personal with the Better Business Bureau – Wednesday, July 25, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., at The Gathering Place (203 McIntosh Tr.).  Discover what services the BBB provides for both consumers and businesses. Explore the website and get a better understanding of how they can help consumers find businesses they can trust. 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  

Red Cross Blood Drive – Friday, July 27, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., in the lower level of the PTC Library. Walk-ins welcome, or register in advance at https://www.redcrossblood.org  (sponsor code: PTCLibrary).

Talent Show – For the Love of Animals – Sunday, July 29, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m., at Grazing Here (2850 Hwy 54).  Presented by Rinnai, Fayette Humane Society, and Royal Animal Refuge.  More info and tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-talent-show-for-the-love-of-animals-presented-by-rinnai-tickets-43738682577?aff=ehomecard

County Extension Class: Geology of Fayette County and Beyond - Tuesday July 31, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. at the Extension Office (140 Stonewall Avenue W, Suite 210, Fayetteville).  Understanding geology gives you a new way to interpret the visual data of the planet. Join Linda Landers, Master Gardener Extension Volunteer, and retired Earth Science and Chemistry teacher.  Free class. RSVP with class name, names of those attending, and a phone number to uge2113@uga.edu

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:

Yard sales must be registered by noon on Thursday to be included on the PTC App for the weekend.

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 Ban – No outdoor burning is allowed from May 1 – September 30 under the State Mandated Burn Ban.

“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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HOT TOPICS

Early Voting Underway for July 24 Republican and Democrat Primary Runoffs
Early voting is currently underway through July 20 at the PTC Library (lower level), Tyrone Town Hall, and the Fayette County Commissioners Public Meeting Room at 140 Stonewall Avenue West. Early voting is available Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Fayette County voters can vote at any of these locations during Early Voting. No Saturday voting, and no voting on Monday, July 23. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24, when voters should go to their regular polling place. To find your polling place and see a sample runoff ballot, visit https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do

Peachtree City Holds Second Budget Workshop Tomorrow Night
The Peachtree City Mayor and Council will hold their second workshop on the FY2019 Proposed Budget on Tuesday, July 10, 6:30 p.m., at City Hall. The public is welcome.

Tonight’s Planning Commission Meeting Cancelled
The regularly scheduled Peachtree City Planning Commission Meeting for Monday, July 9, has been cancelled. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be on Monday, July 23, at 7:00 p.m.


COMMUNITY NEWS

Night Market Returns Saturday
The monthly Night Market event returns to Drake Field on Saturday, July 14, for an evening of music, artisans, food, and fun from 6:00 – 11:00 p.m. Musical performances will kick off with GottaDanceNOW (5:30 p.m.), Paige McCauley Music (6:00 p.m.), The Jesse Williams Band (7:15 p.m.), The Threadbare Skivvies (8:30 p.m.), and Douglas Aldridge (9:45 p.m.). Night Market is intended for those 18 and older – no special children’s activities are provided. As always, golf carts are recommended for attendees (parking can be a challenge).


Registration Information & Reminders

Free Learn to Skates sessions with PTC Hockey – for ages four – adult. Wednesdays -- July 11, July 18, and August 1 - 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., at the Kedron Multipurpose Rink (101 Fieldhouse Drive). Bring skates (roller or inline), elbow and kneepads, and a helmet. For more information, contact specialevents@ptchockey.com or register at https://apm.activecommunities.com/peachtreecityrec/Home (keyword HOCKEY).

Dragon Boat Teams – the Rotary Club is registering teams and individuals for the September 22 Dragon Boat Festival – https://ptcdragonboats.org/.


CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS & TRAFFIC ADVISORIES

Lake Peachtree Spillway Replacement - The lake is currently being lowered for the final removal of the cofferdam (expected to take no more than 2 weeks once the lake is lowered). Once the cofferdam has been removed, the valve will be closed and the lake allowed to return to full pool.

BMX Track CLOSED for Maintenance – New target completion date is July 16. Work continues – the new target completion date is July 16. Check for project updates at https://www.facebook.com/ptcbmx

Utility /Right-of-Way Projects
Visit www.peachtree-city.org/Construction for a listing of utility projects. REMINDER: Utility work takes place in City-owned Right-of-Way or Utility Easements. Please do not threaten contractors – they are allowed to work in this area whether you personally want the service or not. While it may be your “yard,” it is not your property. Contractors will restore grass when done in the neighborhood –Residents should water new grass seed/sod after installation (the utilities do not return to keep grass seed/sod watered). No one should have private sprinkler systems or electric dog fences in the public right-of-way, but if you do, please mark them when you see other utilities marked in your yard. Utility contractors are not responsible for restoring these items, and locate services (811) will not know about them to mark them.


CALENDAR

FSS Presents: Fall Out Shelters – Wednesday, July 11, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., at The Gathering Place (203 McIntosh Tr.). During the Cold War, people across the US built fallout shelters in case of nuclear war with the USSR. Newnan HS Teacher Steve Quesinberry will unveil the past behind these incredible security measures and share local shelters he has tracked down. Program is FREE but pre-registration is required at 770-461-0813 or register@fayss.org (include name, phone number and event title). Fayette Senior Services members and non-members welcome. www.Fayss.org

Fayette Transportation Plan PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE – Thursday, July 12, 5:30 PM?-?7:00 p.m., at Peachtree City Hall. Second and final round of open house meetings to see what the team has learned about existing conditions and help prioritize project types. Attend the meeting most convenient to you (7/12 in Peachtree City or 7/16 at the Fayette County Public Library).

FSS Presents: Calling All Emergency Help – Friday, July 13, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., at The Gathering Place, (203 McIntosh Tr.). Fayette County is integrating new 911 technology that will allow dispatchers to receive video calls and texts while pinpointing the caller’s location. Join 911 Director Buster Brown to see how to use this new smart phone option. Program is FREE but pre-registration is required at 770-461-0813 or register@fayss.org (include name, phone number and event title). Fayette Senior Services members and non-members welcome. www.Fayss.org

Fayette Water Guardians Cleanup - Lake McIntosh – Saturday, July 14, 8:00 a.m. – Noon, at Lake McIntosh Park (3501 TDK Boulevard). Trash grabber, trash bags, and bottled water provided. Bring canoe or kayak, life vest, sunscreen, and hat (and gloves for shoreline walkers). Pre-registration required - a mandatory liability waiver will be sent to all volunteers and must be completed in order to participate. https://www.facebook.com/FayetteWaterGuardians/

Sister Hazel and Edwin McCain @ The Fred – Saturday, July 14. Tickets and more info at www.amphitheater.org

Night Market at Drake Field – Saturday, July 14, 6:00 – 11:00 p.m. Enjoy live music, food & beverages, and art under the stars. Note: Golf cart recommended. This event is intended for those 18 and older – no special children’s activities are provided.

Fayette Transportation Plan PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE – Monday, July 16, 5:30 PM?-?7:00 p.m., at the Fayette County Public Library (1821 Heritage Park Way, Fayetteville). Second and final round of open house meetings to see what the team has learned about existing conditions and help prioritize project types. Attend the meeting most convenient to you (7/12 in Peachtree City or 7/16 at the Fayette County Public Library).

FSS Presents: Figuring Out Facebook for Beginners – Friday, July 20, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., at The Gathering Place (203 McIntosh Tr.). The PTC Library provides this intro to Facebook class to get you linked into social media right away. Designed for beginners who want to learn the very basics: how to create an account, find friends, and navigate. 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

Authors After Hours: Larissa Reinhart and Romily Bernard – Friday, July 20, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., at the PTC Library. Two of Fayette County's most successful authors talk about their books, writing habits, and calling Georgia home themselves and for their characters. This event is free. Learn more at http://www.peachtree-city.org/Calendar.aspx?EID=4755&day=25&month=6&year=2018&calType=0

Fayette Extension Class: Orchids Selection and Care – Tuesday, July 24, 9:00 a.m. – noon, at the Extension Office (140 Stonewall Avenue W, Suite 210, Fayetteville). COST $5.00. Do you think orchids are hard to grow? Join Cynthia McCrary, Fayette County Master Gardener Extension Volunteer, for great info on choosing orchids, caring for them, and successfully growing them in your home. This is a hands-on class working with orchids and orchid bark - bring garden gloves if you like and dress accordingly. Bring your orchid, but and they will supply the pots and orchid bark. Class participation limited to 20 – RSVP with class name, names of those attending, and a phone number to uge2113@uga.edu

FSS Presents: Up Close and Personal with the Better Business Bureau – Wednesday, July 25, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., at The Gathering Place (203 McIntosh Tr.). Discover what services the BBB provides for both consumers and businesses. Explore the website and get a better understanding of how they can help consumers find businesses they can trust. 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

Red Cross Blood Drive – Friday, July 27, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., in the lower level of the PTC Library. Walk-ins welcome, or register in advance at https://www.redcrossblood.org (sponsor code: PTCLibrary).

Talent Show – For the Love of Animals – Sunday, July 29, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m., at Grazing Here (2850 Hwy 54). Presented by Rinnai, Fayette Humane Society, and Royal Animal Refuge. More info and tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-talent-show-for-the-love-of-animals-presented-by-rinnai-tickets-43738682577?aff=ehomecard

County Extension Class: Geology of Fayette County and Beyond - Tuesday July 31, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. at the Extension Office (140 Stonewall Avenue W, Suite 210, Fayetteville). Understanding geology gives you a new way to interpret the visual data of the planet. Join Linda Landers, Master Gardener Extension Volunteer, and retired Earth Science and Chemistry teacher. Free class. RSVP with class name, names of those attending, and a phone number to uge2113@uga.edu

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
Yard sales must be registered by noon on Thursday to be included on the PTC App for the weekend.

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 Ban – No outdoor burning is allowed from May 1 – September 30 under the State Mandated Burn Ban.

“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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