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Week of August 6, 2018

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HOT TOPICS

Millage Rate Public Hearings August 7 and August 16

The Mayor and Council will hold three public hearings on the proposed millage rate of 6.232 mills for maintenance and operation (same as current).  Because the tax digest increased by 4.99%, the millage rate is considered a tax increase under state law.  However, Peachtree City’s bond millage rate will drop by 0.10 mills, making the total millage drop to 6.408 mills from the 6.505 total millage in 2017.  The public hearings will be held on Tuesday, August 7, at 7:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., and the final hearing will be held during the regular City Council Meeting on Thursday, August 16, at 6:30 p.m., when Council is expected to adopt the millage rate.  The public is welcome.


COMMUNITY NEWS

Local Phone Scam about Court Appearance or Jury Duty

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office is getting reports from area residents who have received calls from a man who identified himself as Lt. Jones with their department, who says the resident has missed court and must pay a fine to avoid arrest.  Law enforcement officers will not call and request payment for fines over the phone and definitely would not ask to be paid via gift card.  Never go to a store to purchase gift cards or pre-paid cards at the request of someone pretending to be law enforcement.  The phone number for the Fayette County Sheriff's Office is 770-461-6353 if you have questions about a phone call you have received.


Water Quality Reminder:  Little Things Can Enhance Our Water Quality

Stormwater runoff with excessive amounts of pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers is a significant threat to the quality of our water.  Please take the following steps to protect the water quality in our lakes and streams:

  • Limit the use of fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides.
  • Do not apply fertilizers, herbicides, or pesticides if heavy rain is predicted.
  • Rather than broadcasting herbicides, spot treat only those areas that contain weeds.
  • Maintain a small lawn and keep the rest of your property or yard in a natural state with trees and other native vegetation that require little or no fertilizer.
  • Properly dispose any unused pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers. Do not dump unused fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides down a storm drain.


Registration Information & Reminders

NEW!  Fall Activity CatalogThe Recreation & Special Events’ activity catalog for events, classes, and programs this September, October, and November is now available at www.peachtree-city.org/recreation .  Check out what’s offered for children and adults in art, aquatics, child development, dance, film, fitness, and sports, as well as programs at the Peachtree City Tennis Center and Fayette Senior Services Life Enrichment Centers. 

NEW! Fall Girls’ Softball Registration & Clinic – Ages 4 and up - Peachtree City Girls’ Softball Online Registration is open from now until August 24 for Fall Ball, as well as our FREE Welcome Back to Softball Clinic on Sunday, August 19. Registration and more info at www.PTCGSA.com

NEW! Fall Classes at the Tennis Center.  The Peachtree City Tennis Center begin fall classes this week for children ages 4 and up, adult groups, and adult classes.  For more info, contact greg.farmer@clubcorp.com or call the Tennis Center at 770-486-9474.

NEW!  Civil Air Patrol Open HouseAges 12 - Adult - Thursday, August 23, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., at the ATP Flight School Hangar, 1120 Echo Court.   Peachtree City Falcon Field Composite Squadron is hosting an Open House for those who might be interested in joining.  Accepting Cadets, ages 12 -18, and Seniors, ages 18+, no experience necessary.  The CAP meets every Thursday, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. More info about the program at www.gocivilairpatrol.com and www.ga116.org  

Girl Scouting / Soccer Skills Event – for girls K-12 - Sunday, August 12, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m., at MOBA Soccer Academy (1000 OBA Drive).  Join the Fayette County Girl Scout community for a fun, free afternoon of MOBA-led soccer skill activities. All girls and their families are invited. A special Parent’s Info Session on Girl Scouts will also be held. Questions?  Contact Gina Harris at gharris@gsgatl.org

Free Zumbini Demo Class – for ages 0 – 4 years plus caregiver - Sunday, August 29, 10:00 a.m., at Glenloch Rec Center.  Zumbini is a 45-minute music and movement.  Registration required at https://apm.activecommunities.com/peachtreecityrec/Home (keyword “zumbini”). Regular session begin September 12. 

Community Emergency Response Team – for ages 18+ - Hands-on, practical skills for dealing with sudden emergencies in our community.  Applications being accepted now through August 31 for the Peachtree City Police Department CERT program.  For more information and application, visit http://www.cert-peachtreecity.com/

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



CONSTRUCTION PROJECT UPDATES

Peachtree City has a host of projects going on this summer, with work being performed by both contractors and City crews.  Most of these projects are impacted by the weather.  Since January 1, we’ve had almost 25% more rain (7”) than the average rainfall over the past 20 years.  July was particularly wet, with over 50% more rainfall (3”) than average for the month. 

Lake Peachtree Spillway Replacement - UPDATE! The lake remains lowered for the final grading and trenching related to the removal of the cofferdam.  This work has been delayed, but the valve will be closed as soon as possible to allow the lake to begin refilling.

Lake Kedron Water LevelUPDATE! Lake Kedron is currently refilling, and the rain last week helped.  Although some water must always be allowed to flow from the dam for stream health, the County is not releasing extra water to keep the lake low.  Lake Kedron is significantly deeper than Lake Peachtree, so it fills more slowly.

McIntosh Trail/Kelly Drive Construction UPDATE! The McIntosh Trail work is complete from Peachtree Parkway to Public Works.  The remaining work will occur after the heavy equipment at the spillway is removed and as weather permits. 

Peachtree City Street Paving – Residents can check out a map of the Peachtree City streets that are being repaved this year at http://www.peachtree-city.org/index.aspx?nid=360.  Unless posted here, paving work should not cause road closures but may cause delays.  As always, weather affects the paving projects shown on the map. 

Willow & Willowbend RoadsUPDATE! Construction continues this week as both roads undergo a full depth reclamation.  Although the roads remain open, lane closures will cause delays.  Drivers are encouraged to take other routes when possible.  The weather impacts completion of this project. 

Golfview Stormwater Project – Ongoing.  Golfview Drive is open to local traffic.  Other traffic should continue to use the detour route.  Work is ongoing on Oakmount and Pinemount.  Repaving of all three locations will be done when the project is completed (estimated for early September, but weather is a factor).  Residents are reminded to water new sod/grass seed after the initial installation.

Highway 54 RepavingUPDATE! The Georgia Department of Transportation continues its work repaving Highway 54 in Fayette County.  The current surface is the base coat.  Once all the lanes have been completed with the base coat, the final coat and final striping will be applied.  We understand that there may be at least one additional round-the-clock weekend to complete the square in Fayetteville.  The weather affects progress on this huge project by the State.

Spyglass IslandUPDATE! The bridge to the island and the concrete golf cart parking area are complete, and the island is open for exploration.  An ADA accessible path remains to be installed on the northern end to reach the picnic tables in place for use.  This will be added when the weather conditions are dryer. 

Drake Field Pavilion UPDATE!  Roofing and remaining construction work are wrapping up.

Glenloch Pool & Splash PadUPDATE!  The work at Glenloch to add the splash pad and reconfigure parking will occur over the winter for the 2019 swim season. 



CALENDAR

Peachtree City Water & Sewerage Authority Meeting – Monday, August 6, 6:30 p.m., at the WASA headquarters (1127 Hwy 74 S).  The public is welcome. 

County Extension Class:  Cover Crops – Tuesday, August 7, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., at the Extension Office (140 Stonewall Avenue W, Suite 210, Fayetteville).  How can cover crops help a home garden?  Sandy Golden, Master Gardener Extension Volunteer, expounds on the important components that “cover crops” add to home gardens: building the soil, controlling erosion, and limiting the initiation and spread of certain diseases and insects in the soil. Free class. RSVP with class name, names of those attending, and a phone number to uge2113@uga.edu

Fayette County Board of Commissioners Meeting – Thursday, August 9, 6:30 p.m., at the Commission Chambers, 140 Stonewall Ave W, Fayetteville.  Agenda information at http://www.fayettecountyga.gov/administration/BOC/county_commission_meetings.htm

Peachtree City Airport Authority Meeting – Thursday, August 9, 7:00 p.m., at 7 Falcon Drive in Peachtree City.  The public is welcome. 

August Night Market - Saturday, August 11, 6:00 – 11:00 p.m., at Drake Field.  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.

FSS Presents: Figuring Out Facebook (Intermediate) – Monday, August 13, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., at The Gathering Place (203 McIntosh Tr.).  The Peachtree City Public Library provides a more advanced Facebook class for those who have set up a Facebook account and are familiar with basic usage but just need a little more information about the more intricate uses. Review privacy settings, game requests, ways we can block or unfollow unwanted posts, Facebook live and more that will have you becoming a Facebook guru in no time!  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

Peachtree City Planning Commission Meeting – Monday, August 13, 7:00 p.m., at City Hall.  The public is welcome.  The agenda and packet will be published later this week at www.peachtree-city.org/planningagenda

Kids and Teens Used Book Sale – Saturday, August 18, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., at the Peachtree City Library.  Books for sale will include Children's, Teens, Comic books, and Parenting books. Most books will be sold for $1 or less. Help the Friends of the Peachtree City Library raise money for the Children's Department.

FSS Presents: The Millennial Ethos – Wednesday, August 22, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., at The Gathering Place (203 McIntosh Tr.).  Dr. Ric Chambers, Psychologist with A Better Way Counseling, delves into the cultural changes, focusing on the birth of the Millennial. This generation, born during one of the fastest technologically advanced times, has sparked interest among many. What is new in terms of disposition, values, character and attitudes with this generation? 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

Departure: The Journey Tribute Band @ The Fred – Saturday, August 25.  Tickets and more info at www.amphitheater.org

Philip Phillips @ The Fred – Saturday, September 8.  Tickets and more info at www.amphitheater.org

September Night Market at Drake Field – Saturday, September 8, 6:00 – 11:00 p.m., at Drake Field.  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.

SCT Land for Life Benefit Dinner – Thursday, September 13, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m...  Help Southern Conservation Trust celebrate their 25th anniversary as they raise funds and awareness for their conservation efforts.  Low Country Shrimp Boil, live music, silent auction, and more.  More info, tickets, and sponsorships available at https://sctlandtrust.org/25-2/

Master Gardener Extension Volunteers Plant Sale & Garden Talk – Saturday, September 15, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., at the Education Garden (located on Heritage Pkwy, Fayetteville, behind the Extension Office near the Fayette County Library).  Small fruit trees and bushes (blueberries, blackberries, muscadines, fig trees, and native pawpaw, crabapple, Chickasaw plum, native blueberry, and elderberry) are also available, but must be preordered by August 17. C the Extension office at 770-305-4012 or email uge2113@uga.edu for an order form.

41st Annual Shakerag Arts & Crafts Festival – Saturday & Sunday, September 15 & 16, at Shakerag Knoll on McIntosh Trail.  Arts, crafts, and food vendors from all over Georgia and neighboring states.  Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and Noon – 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. 



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

Millage Rate Public Hearings August 7 and August 16
The Mayor and Council will hold three public hearings on the proposed millage rate of 6.232 mills for maintenance and operation (same as current). Because the tax digest increased by 4.99%, the millage rate is considered a tax increase under state law. However, Peachtree City’s bond millage rate will drop by 0.10 mills, making the total millage drop to 6.408 mills from the 6.505 total millage in 2017. The public hearings will be held on Tuesday, August 7, at 7:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., and the final hearing will be held during the regular City Council Meeting on Thursday, August 16, at 6:30 p.m., when Council is expected to adopt the millage rate. The public is welcome.


COMMUNITY NEWS

Local Phone Scam about Court Appearance or Jury Duty
The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office is getting reports from area residents who have received calls from a man who identified himself as Lt. Jones with their department, who says the resident has missed court and must pay a fine to avoid arrest. Law enforcement officers will not call and request payment for fines over the phone and definitely would not ask to be paid via gift card. Never go to a store to purchase gift cards or pre-paid cards at the request of someone pretending to be law enforcement. The phone number for the Fayette County Sheriff's Office is 770-461-6353 if you have questions about a phone call you have received.


Water Quality Reminder: Little Things Can Enhance Our Water Quality
Stormwater runoff with excessive amounts of pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers is a significant threat to the quality of our water. Please take the following steps to protect the water quality in our lakes and streams:
• Limit the use of fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides.
• Do not apply fertilizers, herbicides, or pesticides if heavy rain is predicted.
• Rather than broadcasting herbicides, spot treat only those areas that contain weeds.
• Maintain a small lawn and keep the rest of your property or yard in a natural state with trees and other native vegetation that require little or no fertilizer.
• Properly dispose any unused pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers. Do not dump unused fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides down a storm drain.


Registration Information & Reminders

NEW! Fall Activity Catalog – The Recreation & Special Events’ activity catalog for events, classes, and programs this September, October, and November is now available at www.peachtree-city.org/recreation. Check out what’s offered for children and adults in art, aquatics, child development, dance, film, fitness, and sports, as well as programs at the Peachtree City Tennis Center and Fayette Senior Services Life Enrichment Centers.

NEW! Fall Girls’ Softball Registration & Clinic – Ages 4 and up - Peachtree City Girls’ Softball Online Registration is open from now until August 24 for Fall Ball, as well as our FREE Welcome Back to Softball Clinic on Sunday, August 19. Registration and more info at www.PTCGSA.com

NEW! Fall Classes at the Tennis Center. The Peachtree City Tennis Center begin fall classes this week for children ages 4 and up, adult groups, and adult classes. For more info, contact greg.farmer@clubcorp.com or call the Tennis Center at 770-486-9474.

NEW! Civil Air Patrol Open House – Ages 12 - Adult - Thursday, August 23, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., at the ATP Flight School Hangar, 1120 Echo Court. Peachtree City Falcon Field Composite Squadron is hosting an Open House for those who might be interested in joining. Accepting Cadets, ages 12 -18, and Seniors, ages 18+, no experience necessary. The CAP meets every Thursday, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. More info about the program at www.gocivilairpatrol.com and www.ga116.org

Girl Scouting / Soccer Skills Event – for girls K-12 - Sunday, August 12, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m., at MOBA Soccer Academy (1000 OBA Drive). Join the Fayette County Girl Scout community for a fun, free afternoon of MOBA-led soccer skill activities. All girls and their families are invited. A special Parent’s Info Session on Girl Scouts will also be held. Questions? Contact Gina Harris at gharris@gsgatl.org

Free Zumbini Demo Class – for ages 0 – 4 years plus caregiver - Sunday, August 29, 10:00 a.m., at Glenloch Rec Center. Zumbini is a 45-minute music and movement. Registration required at https://apm.activecommunities.com/peachtreecityrec/Home (keyword “zumbini”). Regular session begin September 12.

Community Emergency Response Team – for ages 18+ - Hands-on, practical skills for dealing with sudden emergencies in our community. Applications being accepted now through August 31 for the Peachtree City Police Department CERT program. For more information and application, visit http://www.cert-peachtreecity.com/

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

CONSTRUCTION PROJECT UPDATES
Peachtree City has a host of projects going on this summer, with work being performed by both contractors and City crews. Most of these projects are impacted by the weather. Since January 1, we’ve had almost 25% more rain (7”) than the average rainfall over the past 20 years. July was particularly wet, with over 50% more rainfall (3”) than average for the month.

Lake Peachtree Spillway Replacement - UPDATE! The lake remains lowered for the final grading and trenching related to the removal of the cofferdam. This work has been delayed, but the valve will be closed as soon as possible to allow the lake to begin refilling.

Lake Kedron Water Level – UPDATE! Lake Kedron is currently refilling, and the rain last week helped. Although some water must always be allowed to flow from the dam for stream health, the County is not releasing extra water to keep the lake low. Lake Kedron is significantly deeper than Lake Peachtree, so it fills more slowly.

McIntosh Trail/Kelly Drive Construction – UPDATE! The McIntosh Trail work is complete from Peachtree Parkway to Public Works. The remaining work will occur after the heavy equipment at the spillway is removed and as weather permits.

Peachtree City Street Paving – Residents can check out a map of the Peachtree City streets that are being repaved this year at http://www.peachtree-city.org/index.aspx?nid=360. Unless posted here, paving work should not cause road closures but may cause delays. As always, weather affects the paving projects shown on the map.

Willow & Willowbend Roads – UPDATE! Construction continues this week as both roads undergo a full depth reclamation. Although the roads remain open, lane closures will cause delays. Drivers are encouraged to take other routes when possible. The weather impacts completion of this project.

Golfview Stormwater Project – Ongoing. Golfview Drive is open to local traffic. Other traffic should continue to use the detour route. Work is ongoing on Oakmount and Pinemount. Repaving of all three locations will be done when the project is completed (estimated for early September, but weather is a factor). Residents are reminded to water new sod/grass seed after the initial installation.

Highway 54 Repaving – UPDATE! The Georgia Department of Transportation continues its work repaving Highway 54 in Fayette County. The current surface is the base coat. Once all the lanes have been completed with the base coat, the final coat and final striping will be applied. We understand that there may be at least one additional round-the-clock weekend to complete the square in Fayetteville. The weather affects progress on this huge project by the State.

Spyglass Island – UPDATE! The bridge to the island and the concrete golf cart parking area are complete, and the island is open for exploration. An ADA accessible path remains to be installed on the northern end to reach the picnic tables in place for use. This will be added when the weather conditions are dryer.

Drake Field Pavilion – UPDATE! Roofing and remaining construction work are wrapping up.

Glenloch Pool & Splash Pad – UPDATE! The work at Glenloch to add the splash pad and reconfigure parking will occur over the winter for the 2019 swim season.


CALENDAR

Peachtree City Water & Sewerage Authority Meeting – Monday, August 6, 6:30 p.m., at the WASA headquarters (1127 Hwy 74 S). The public is welcome.

County Extension Class: Cover Crops – Tuesday, August 7, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., at the Extension Office (140 Stonewall Avenue W, Suite 210, Fayetteville). How can cover crops help a home garden? Sandy Golden, Master Gardener Extension Volunteer, expounds on the important components that “cover crops” add to home gardens: building the soil, controlling erosion, and limiting the initiation and spread of certain diseases and insects in the soil. Free class. RSVP with class name, names of those attending, and a phone number to uge2113@uga.edu

Fayette County Board of Commissioners Meeting – Thursday, August 9, 6:30 p.m., at the Commission Chambers, 140 Stonewall Ave W, Fayetteville. Agenda information at http://www.fayettecountyga.gov/administration/BOC/county_commission_meetings.htm

Peachtree City Airport Authority Meeting – Thursday, August 9, 7:00 p.m., at 7 Falcon Drive in Peachtree City. The public is welcome.

August Night Market - Saturday, August 11, 6:00 – 11:00 p.m., at Drake Field. 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.

FSS Presents: Figuring Out Facebook (Intermediate) – Monday, August 13, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., at The Gathering Place (203 McIntosh Tr.). The Peachtree City Public Library provides a more advanced Facebook class for those who have set up a Facebook account and are familiar with basic usage but just need a little more information about the more intricate uses. Review privacy settings, game requests, ways we can block or unfollow unwanted posts, Facebook live and more that will have you becoming a Facebook guru in no time! 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

Peachtree City Planning Commission Meeting – Monday, August 13, 7:00 p.m., at City Hall. The public is welcome. The agenda and packet will be published later this week at www.peachtree-city.org/planningagenda

Kids and Teens Used Book Sale – Saturday, August 18, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., at the Peachtree City Library. Books for sale will include Children's, Teens, Comic books, and Parenting books. Most books will be sold for $1 or less. Help the Friends of the Peachtree City Library raise money for the Children's Department.

FSS Presents: The Millennial Ethos – Wednesday, August 22, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., at The Gathering Place (203 McIntosh Tr.). Dr. Ric Chambers, Psychologist with A Better Way Counseling, delves into the cultural changes, focusing on the birth of the Millennial. This generation, born during one of the fastest technologically advanced times, has sparked interest among many. What is new in terms of disposition, values, character and attitudes with this generation? 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

Departure: The Journey Tribute Band @ The Fred – Saturday, August 25. Tickets and more info at www.amphitheater.org

Philip Phillips @ The Fred – Saturday, September 8. Tickets and more info at www.amphitheater.org

September Night Market at Drake Field – Saturday, September 8, 6:00 – 11:00 p.m., at Drake Field. 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.

SCT Land for Life Benefit Dinner – Thursday, September 13, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m... Help Southern Conservation Trust celebrate their 25th anniversary as they raise funds and awareness for their conservation efforts. Low Country Shrimp Boil, live music, silent auction, and more. More info, tickets, and sponsorships available at https://sctlandtrust.org/25-2/

Master Gardener Extension Volunteers Plant Sale & Garden Talk – Saturday, September 15, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., at the Education Garden (located on Heritage Pkwy, Fayetteville, behind the Extension Office near the Fayette County Library). Small fruit trees and bushes (blueberries, blackberries, muscadines, fig trees, and native pawpaw, crabapple, Chickasaw plum, native blueberry, and elderberry) are also available, but must be preordered by August 17. C the Extension office at 770-305-4012 or email uge2113@uga.edu for an order form.

41st Annual Shakerag Arts & Crafts Festival – Saturday & Sunday, September 15 & 16, at Shakerag Knoll on McIntosh Trail. Arts, crafts, and food vendors from all over Georgia and neighboring states. Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and Noon – 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.


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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