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Week of February 11, 2019


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HOT TOPICS

Tonight’s Planning Commission Meeting Cancelled

The February 11 Regular Meeting of the Peachtree City Planning Commission has been cancelled due to a lack of agenda items.  The next regular meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 25, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. 


City Council Actions from February 7

The Peachtree City Mayor and Council met on Thursday, February 7, and took the following actions:

  • Re-elected Terry Ernst as Mayor Pro-tem for 2019
  • Approved the Consent Agenda (elimination/replacement of a position in HR and a seasonal position at The Fred; acceptance of a $20,000 GIRMA Safety Grant; FY 2019 Budget Amendment; appointments to the Convention & Visitors Bureau). 
  • Approved the annual readoption of the Zoning Map & Ordinance
  • Approved a variance to the Land Development Ordinance, Sec. 1007 Floodplain Management, for a detached garage and swimming pool at 102 Pebblestump Point
  • Approved the purchase of radios from E.F. Johnson/Kenwood via their local distributor, Radio One (SPLOST Project #31 in conjunction with the new radio system for Fayette County)

Following Executive Session for the discussion of the acquisition or disposal of real estate and pending or threatened litigation, Council:

  • Approved entering into a joint defense agreement with Fayette County in the Suburban Land lawsuit. 
  • Approved seeking Attorney’s fees from John Dufresne & his attorney in a lawsuit involving the City and WASA


First Council Retreat Workshop on March 5 - Sustainability the theme 3 monthly sessions

The Peachtree City Mayor and City Council will hold the first of three Retreat Workshops for 2019 on Tuesday, March 5, 6:30 p.m., in Council Chambers. The public is welcome.  The discussion topics will concentrate on safeguarding our community, to include:

  • Comprehensive Plan Initiatives
  • Development/Re-Development Initiatives and Tools
  • Public Investment – Infrastructure Maintenance and Updates
  • Private Investments – Community Improvement Districts
    • 54 West
    • 54 East
    • Huddleston Road
  • Code Enforcement

City Manager Jon Rorie said, “We’re celebrating 60 years of Peachtree City this year, so the Mayor and Council want to focus on what the next half-century looks like for our community.”  He continued, “Over the past several years, we have been addressing deferred maintenance of our facilities and infrastructure with two Facilities Bonds and the 2017 SPLOST.  We have to make sure that Peachtree City as an entity can sustain the service levels our residents want as we continue to age.”

Two additional Retreat workshops are planned for Tuesday, April 2, and Tuesday, May 7, before the Council and staff begin working on the FY 2020 budget in June.  Discussion topics for April and May will be posted as they are finalized.

Municipal Election is November 5

In 2019, Peachtree City will hold a Municipal Election for City Council Post 1 (Phil Prebor) and City Council Post 2 (Mike King). The terms for both seats are four years, beginning in January 2020. 

Those who plan to run for these seats may announce their candidacy at any time, but must file a Declaration of Intent (DOI) with the City Clerk (btyler@peachtree-city.org) before accepting any campaign contributions. Candidates do not officially qualify to be on the ballot until the week of August 19 to August 23, when they pay the qualifying fee of $360 and file their Notice of Candidacy with the City Clerk.  Qualifying opens at 8:30 a.m. on August 19 and closes at 4:30 p.m. on August 23. 

Voter Registration for the municipal election closes at 5 p.m. on the October 7, 2019.  Election Day is Tuesday, November 5, 2019.  A run-off, if necessary, will be held on December 3, 2019.  Advance voting locations will be established in accordance with state law.


COMMUNITY NEWS

Exchange Student Host Families Wanted!

A local group that has been placing students for World Heritage International Student Exchange for over 8 years is seeking host families for the 2019-20 School Year.  Over 50 students have been placed and all enjoyed the time they spent in the program. Students come 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 if interested.   Please apply before the end of June.

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 available at City Hall through Thursday, February 28. Peachtree City residents must register each year for the exemption.

Qualifying PTC homeowners must be age 65 by January 1 of 2019 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 $34 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 2018 tax returns) to City Hall, 151 Willowbend Road, in Peachtree City to file for the exemption.

The deadline to file for 2019 is 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 28, to meet the March 1 deadline imposed by state law. Because people may not have their taxes ready at that time, the City will continue to accept proof of income until Friday, April 12, 2019 (but only from those who filed their form by February 28).  Residents with questions may contact City Hall at 770-487-7657 or email info@peachtree-city.org.

Wanted:  Military Family Photos, 1821 - Present

Homefront Families of our Military Heroes, the local VFW posts, and the local American Legion service organizations of Fayette County are searching for pictures to be placed on Homefront Families Fayette County Monument in the Collage sections.  Any military family connected with Fayette County qualifies.  All photos submitted will be included in an Album of Remembrance.  Submission deadline is March 30.  Types of photos needed include uniformed soldiers with family as they leave for service or return home.  Military cemetery photos (Fayette County location) with family also needed.  Send digital images (200 dpi minimum) with location, date, name and rank of soldier, and names and relationship of family members.  Submit photos and get more information to HomefrontfamiliesofHeroes@comcast.net or contact Fairy Wortham at 770-629-2888 or Julie Nestor at 770-719-0993. 

Registrations Underway:



CONSTRUCTION PROJECT UPDATES

Hwy 74 N RCuts Under Construction

The Georgia DOT has begun work on the Kedron Drive South/Hwy 74 intersection RCut.  The RCut at Lexington Pass will be next. The U-turns between Kedron Drive S and Lexington will follow that.  Please drive with caution in these areas while workers are present.  Plans for these intersection improvements were presented at the October 18 City Council Meeting (available at http://www.peachtree-city.org/DocumentCenter/View/12234 )

Utility /Right-of-Way Projects

NEW!  AT&T the areas of Wickerhill, Treillage, Tapestry, and Chestnut Field from February 21 – July 22. 

AT&T on Northlake Dr. through 3/12. 

AT&T in Glenloch through May 21.  This includes Bridlepath, Clydesdale, Morgans Turn, Doubletrace, and Stevens Entry. 

AT&T will be working on Kedron Drive West through April 21 and in the neighborhoods of The Retreat at Kedron Village, Belvedere, and Sagamore. 

COMCAST is working in Everton and Cresswind

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: Partner in Crime – Tuesday, February 12, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., at McIntosh Place (191 McIntosh Tr.).  Join Peachtree City PD Detective Gary Meier as he discusses crime prevention, crime trends in our area, crime recognition and reporting that is most helpful for law enforcement, and how to be a good witness if you see something wrong. This 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

Peachtree City Airport Authority Meeting – Thursday, February 14, 7:00 p.m., at the Aviation Center (7 Falcon Drive).  The public is welcome. 

SCT/Audubon Great Backyard Bird Count Mini Workshop & Bird Walk – Saturday, February 16, 8:00 – 10:00 a.m., at 201 McIntosh Tr.  Mini-workshop before the group goes a bird walk along SCT's Flat Creek boardwalk. Ages 10 – adult.  Dress for the weather and bring binoculars.  More information at https://www.facebook.com/events/556078164906361/

Discover Your Roots: A Free Family History Research Seminar – Saturday, February 16, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., at the Peachtree City LDS Meeting House (101 S Peachtree Parkway).  Workshops, breakout sessions, and experienced genealogists available to assist. For more information and registration at www.meetourchurch.org/ROOTS

Master Gardener Association Roses Lecture – Tuesday, February 19, 10:00 a.m., at The Bridge Community Center (225 Willowbend Rd.).  Join Master Rosarian and Rose Hybridizer Linda Schuppener for “Getting Your Rose Garden Ready for Spring” and “10 Easy Steps for Growing Today’s Roses.”  This program is free and open to the community.

FSS Presents: Flashback Movie Day: McLintock! – Friday, February 22, 1:30 – 4:00 p.m., at The Gathering Place (203 McIntosh Tr.). Starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara. 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

Teen Dating Violence Summit – Saturday, February 23, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., at the UGA Griffin Campus Auditorium (1109 Experiment Street).  The program will cover a range of topics, including recognizing the signs of TDV, preventing it, and where to get help.  Volunteers are also needed for the event to assist with registration, food service, setup, cleanup, and photos,  For more information or to volunteer, contact Kristie.kelly@promiseplace.org

FSS Presents: The Great Outdoors –Monday, February 25, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., at The Gathering Place, (203 McIntosh Tr.).  Nick Kilburg with the Southern Conservation Trust discusses a new 40-acre Somerby Woods Nature Area, full of trails, observation deck overlooking Line Creek, butterfly garden, and more. 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

Oak Grove Run for the Gold 5K & Fun Run – Saturday, March 2, 8:00 a.m., at Oak Grove Elementary.  For more information and registration, visit www.oges.org .  USTAF-Certified 5K with 1-mile Fun Run.  All proceeds benefit Oak Grove Elementary School.  Registration deadline is February 28. 

Wine & Warbirds - Saturday, March 9, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., at the CAF- Dixie Wing Hangar & Museum at 1200 Echo Ct.  Tickets include unlimited tastings of dozens of outstanding wines, entertainment, and a souvenir glass. Food will be available for purchase. You must be 21 years or older to attend this event.  .    https://www.freshtix.com/events/peachtree-city-wine-fest--wine--warbirds-2019 .  

Love & Respect Video Conference (for couples) – March 22 & 23 at Evergreen Church (6:45-10:15 p.m. Friday, 8:45-1:45 Saturday).  Tickets $15 each before March 11, $20 after.   Registration and more information at http://www.evergreenchurchga.org (or call Sarah Thompson at 678.788.7374).



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 Permits – Outdoor burning is allowed October 1 – April 30. 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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Week of February 11, 2019


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HOT TOPICS

Tonight’s Planning Commission Meeting Cancelled
The February 11 Regular Meeting of the Peachtree City Planning Commission has been cancelled due to a lack of agenda items. The next regular meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 25, 2019, at 7:00 p.m.


City Council Actions from February 7
The Peachtree City Mayor and Council met on Thursday, February 7, and took the following actions:
• Re-elected Terry Ernst as Mayor Pro-tem for 2019
• Approved the Consent Agenda (elimination/replacement of a position in HR and a seasonal position at The Fred; acceptance of a $20,000 GIRMA Safety Grant; FY 2019 Budget Amendment; appointments to the Convention & Visitors Bureau).
• Approved the annual readoption of the Zoning Map & Ordinance
• Approved a variance to the Land Development Ordinance, Sec. 1007 Floodplain Management, for a detached garage and swimming pool at 102 Pebblestump Point
• Approved the purchase of radios from E.F. Johnson/Kenwood via their local distributor, Radio One (SPLOST Project #31 in conjunction with the new radio system for Fayette County)

Following Executive Session for the discussion of the acquisition or disposal of real estate and pending or threatened litigation, Council:
• Approved entering into a joint defense agreement with Fayette County in the Suburban Land lawsuit.
• Approved seeking Attorney’s fees from John Dufresne & his attorney in a lawsuit involving the City and WASA


First Council Retreat Workshop on March 5 - Sustainability the theme 3 monthly sessions
The Peachtree City Mayor and City Council will hold the first of three Retreat Workshops for 2019 on Tuesday, March 5, 6:30 p.m., in Council Chambers. The public is welcome. The discussion topics will concentrate on safeguarding our community, to include:
• Comprehensive Plan Initiatives
• Development/Re-Development Initiatives and Tools
o Public Investment – Infrastructure Maintenance and Updates
o Private Investments – Community Improvement Districts
? 54 West
? 54 East
? Huddleston Road
• Code Enforcement

City Manager Jon Rorie said, “We’re celebrating 60 years of Peachtree City this year, so the Mayor and Council want to focus on what the next half-century looks like for our community.” He continued, “Over the past several years, we have been addressing deferred maintenance of our facilities and infrastructure with two Facilities Bonds and the 2017 SPLOST. We have to make sure that Peachtree City as an entity can sustain the service levels our residents want as we continue to age.”

Two additional Retreat workshops are planned for Tuesday, April 2, and Tuesday, May 7, before the Council and staff begin working on the FY 2020 budget in June. Discussion topics for April and May will be posted as they are finalized.


Municipal Election is November 5
In 2019, Peachtree City will hold a Municipal Election for City Council Post 1 (Phil Prebor) and City Council Post 2 (Mike King). The terms for both seats are four years, beginning in January 2020.

Those who plan to run for these seats may announce their candidacy at any time, but must file a Declaration of Intent (DOI) with the City Clerk (btyler@peachtree-city.org) before accepting any campaign contributions. Candidates do not officially qualify to be on the ballot until the week of August 19 to August 23, when they pay the qualifying fee of $360 and file their Notice of Candidacy with the City Clerk. Qualifying opens at 8:30 a.m. on August 19 and closes at 4:30 p.m. on August 23.

Voter Registration for the municipal election closes at 5 p.m. on the October 7, 2019. Election Day is Tuesday, November 5, 2019. A run-off, if necessary, will be held on December 3, 2019. Advance voting locations will be established in accordance with state law.

COMMUNITY NEWS

Exchange Student Host Families Wanted!
A local group that has been placing students for World Heritage International Student Exchange for over 8 years is seeking host families for the 2019-20 School Year. Over 50 students have been placed and all enjoyed the time they spent in the program. Students come 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 if interested. Please apply before the end of June.


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 available at City Hall through Thursday, February 28. Peachtree City residents must register each year for the exemption.

Qualifying PTC homeowners must be age 65 by January 1 of 2019 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 $34 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 2018 tax returns) to City Hall, 151 Willowbend Road, in Peachtree City to file for the exemption.

The deadline to file for 2019 is 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 28, to meet the March 1 deadline imposed by state law. Because people may not have their taxes ready at that time, the City will continue to accept proof of income until Friday, April 12, 2019 (but only from those who filed their form by February 28). Residents with questions may contact City Hall at 770-487-7657 or email info@peachtree-city.org.


Wanted: Military Family Photos, 1821 - Present
Homefront Families of our Military Heroes, the local VFW posts, and the local American Legion service organizations of Fayette County are searching for pictures to be placed on Homefront Families Fayette County Monument in the Collage sections. Any military family connected with Fayette County qualifies. All photos submitted will be included in an Album of Remembrance. Submission deadline is March 30. Types of photos needed include uniformed soldiers with family as they leave for service or return home. Military cemetery photos (Fayette County location) with family also needed. Send digital images (200 dpi minimum) with location, date, name and rank of soldier, and names and relationship of family members. Submit photos and get more information to HomefrontfamiliesofHeroes@comcast.net or contact Fairy Wortham at 770-629-2888 or Julie Nestor at 770-719-0993.


Registrations Underway:
• Spring Activity Catalog now available at www.peachtree-city.org/recreation. Registration for Spring programs starts February 15.
• Summer Camp Info. The Spring Catalog contains information on 2018 Summer Camps – Registration for Summer Camps will open April 15.
• DEADLINE APPROACHING - Father Daughter Dance – Girls ages 6-12. Dance is February 23. Register at the Kedron Fieldhouse or online at http://peachtree-city.org/index.aspx?nid=126
• Spring Adult CERT Training – Registration underway thru Thursday, February 28. Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program will run for 10 Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. to about 9:00 p.m., beginning March 7. Subjects include basic medical treatment, active shooter awareness, and lots of hands-on, practical skills. Applications and more information at http://www.cert-peachtreecity.com/
• School Break Lego Camp – Ages 6-12. Space Base theme February 18 – 20. Search “LEGO” to https://apm.activecommunities.com/peachtreecityrec/Activity_Search?txtActivitySearch=lego&applyFiltersDefaultValue=true&cat=Activities

CONSTRUCTION PROJECT UPDATES

Hwy 74 N RCuts Under Construction
The Georgia DOT has begun work on the Kedron Drive South/Hwy 74 intersection RCut. The RCut at Lexington Pass will be next. The U-turns between Kedron Drive S and Lexington will follow that. Please drive with caution in these areas while workers are present. Plans for these intersection improvements were presented at the October 18 City Council Meeting (available at http://www.peachtree-city.org/DocumentCenter/View/12234 )


Utility /Right-of-Way Projects

NEW! AT&T the areas of Wickerhill, Treillage, Tapestry, and Chestnut Field from February 21 – July 22.

AT&T on Northlake Dr. through 3/12.

AT&T in Glenloch through May 21. This includes Bridlepath, Clydesdale, Morgans Turn, Doubletrace, and Stevens Entry.

AT&T will be working on Kedron Drive West through April 21 and in the neighborhoods of The Retreat at Kedron Village, Belvedere, and Sagamore.

COMCAST is working in Everton and Cresswind.

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: Partner in Crime – Tuesday, February 12, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., at McIntosh Place (191 McIntosh Tr.). Join Peachtree City PD Detective Gary Meier as he discusses crime prevention, crime trends in our area, crime recognition and reporting that is most helpful for law enforcement, and how to be a good witness if you see something wrong. This 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

Peachtree City Airport Authority Meeting – Thursday, February 14, 7:00 p.m., at the Aviation Center (7 Falcon Drive). The public is welcome.

SCT/Audubon Great Backyard Bird Count Mini Workshop & Bird Walk – Saturday, February 16, 8:00 – 10:00 a.m., at 201 McIntosh Tr. Mini-workshop before the group goes a bird walk along SCT's Flat Creek boardwalk. Ages 10 – adult. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars. More information at https://www.facebook.com/events/556078164906361/

Discover Your Roots: A Free Family History Research Seminar – Saturday, February 16, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., at the Peachtree City LDS Meeting House (101 S Peachtree Parkway). Workshops, breakout sessions, and experienced genealogists available to assist. For more information and registration at www.meetourchurch.org/ROOTS

Master Gardener Association Roses Lecture – Tuesday, February 19, 10:00 a.m., at The Bridge Community Center (225 Willowbend Rd.). Join Master Rosarian and Rose Hybridizer Linda Schuppener for “Getting Your Rose Garden Ready for Spring” and “10 Easy Steps for Growing Today’s Roses.” This program is free and open to the community.

FSS Presents: Flashback Movie Day: McLintock! – Friday, February 22, 1:30 – 4:00 p.m., at The Gathering Place (203 McIntosh Tr.). Starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara. 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

Teen Dating Violence Summit – Saturday, February 23, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., at the UGA Griffin Campus Auditorium (1109 Experiment Street). The program will cover a range of topics, including recognizing the signs of TDV, preventing it, and where to get help. Volunteers are also needed for the event to assist with registration, food service, setup, cleanup, and photos, For more information or to volunteer, contact Kristie.kelly@promiseplace.org

FSS Presents: The Great Outdoors –Monday, February 25, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., at The Gathering Place, (203 McIntosh Tr.). Nick Kilburg with the Southern Conservation Trust discusses a new 40-acre Somerby Woods Nature Area, full of trails, observation deck overlooking Line Creek, butterfly garden, and more. 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

Oak Grove Run for the Gold 5K & Fun Run – Saturday, March 2, 8:00 a.m., at Oak Grove Elementary. For more information and registration, visit www.oges.org . USTAF-Certified 5K with 1-mile Fun Run. All proceeds benefit Oak Grove Elementary School. Registration deadline is February 28.


Wine & Warbirds - Saturday, March 9, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., at the CAF- Dixie Wing Hangar & Museum at 1200 Echo Ct. Tickets include unlimited tastings of dozens of outstanding wines, entertainment, and a souvenir glass. Food will be available for purchase. You must be 21 years or older to attend this event. . https://www.freshtix.com/events/peachtree-city-wine-fest--wine--warbirds-2019 .

Love & Respect Video Conference (for couples) – March 22 & 23 at Evergreen Church (6:45-10:15 p.m. Friday, 8:45-1:45 Saturday). Tickets $15 each before March 11, $20 after. Registration and more information at http://www.evergreenchurchga.org (or call Sarah Thompson at 678.788.7374).

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 Permits – Outdoor burning is allowed October 1 – April 30. 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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