Planning Commission Meets Tonight
The Peachtree City Planning Commission meets tonight, September 9 @ 7:00 pm, at City Hall. The public is welcome. The agenda includes a Public hearing on rezoning of 6.47 acres, 320 Dividend Drive Tax Parcel 0614006, from GI General Industrial to LUI Limited Use Industrial, consider conceptual plat for Cavalier Manor (263 Greenwood Lane), consider conceptual site plan and elevations for Starbucks (101 City Circle) and discuss workshop items: Tivoli Gardens/Petrol Point Rezoning Charrette.
Council Actions from September 5
The Peachtree City Mayor and Council met on Thursday, September 5, and took the following actions:
- Council unanimously approved the items on the Consent Agenda, including an Official Intent (Reimbursement) Resolution, Non-profit funding agreements with Fayette Senior Services and Promise Place, two FY 2019 budget amendments (Kiwanis Club Donation to DARE and Impact Fees/Books and other media), and approved the bid from Crawford Grading & Pipeline, Inc. ($90,272.55) for Robinson Road drainage improvements.
- Council approved a variance request to allow stormwater facilities to be located on the individual lots in a new development at 263 Greenwood Lane. The request was approved 3 (Ernst, Fleisch, Prebor) – 2 (King, Madden).
Georgia House District 71 Special Election Runoff Date is October 1
Peachtree City residents who live in Georgia House District 71 will need to head to the polls again for the runoff on Tuesday, October 1, between Republicans Philip Singleton and Marcy Westmoreland Sakrison. Democrat (and Peachtree City Librarian) Jill Prouty came in third in the election, but carried Peachtree City with 50.43% of the 347 votes cast. Dates for early voting have not been announced yet.
Upcoming Programs at Fayette Senior Services
Upcoming programs at The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail, include Among the Wildflowers, Tuesday, September 10, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., with Kim Toal of the Extension Office, who will share info on the different wildflowers in our area; Skin and Bones, Monday, September 16, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., with Dr. Greg Masson, retired environmental toxicologist, pathologist, and form medical, veterinary, and clinical professor; Life in Retirement, Wednesday, September 18, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., with Brett Bexley from Edward Jones, who will discuss living life to the fullest during retirement. All programs are FREE, but pre-registration is required by calling 770-461-0813 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org (include name, phone number, and event title). FSS members and non-members welcome.
Night Market at Drake Field – Saturday, September 14, 6:00 – 11:00 pm. Enjoy live music, food, and artists. Bustling with excitement and fun, Night Market is the monthly destination for outdoor dining, shopping, and entertainment. Night Market is intended for participants 21 and older and has alcoholic beverages present. Golf Cart commuting is recommended.
“The Garden Guy” to Hold Seminar on September 17
Norman Winter, aka “The Garden Guy,” will hold a free seminar in conjunction with the Fayette Master Gardener Association on Tuesday, September 17, 10:00 a.m. – noon, at The Bridge Community Center, 225 Willowbend Road. Social hour starts at 9:30 a.m. Everyone interested is invited to attend the seminar to learn how to have the ultimate in colorful beauty while bringing in an abundance of bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds at the same time.
Business & Community Expo Set for September 17
The annual Business & Community Expo will be held Tuesday, September 17, 3:00 – 7:00 p.m., at the Crowne Plaza SW Atlanta, 201 Aberdeen Parkway. Hosted by the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce and Heartis, more than 100 local businesses are expected to participate. Admission is free.
POW/MIA Recognition Day Observance Slated September 20
Veterans organizations in Peachtree City and Fayetteville will hold POW/MIA Recognition Day observances on Friday, September 20. American Legion Post 50 and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 9949 will hold a POW/MIA Recognition Day Observance at 8:30 a.m., at the City Hall Plaza Veterans’ Memorial. Over 80,000 United States military service members, from wars and operations dating back to World War II, remain unaccounted for. The public is invited.
VFW Post 3650 and American Legion Post 105 are hosting the annual POW/MIA Recognition Day Observance at 11:00 a.m. The ceremony will be held at Patriot Park, 1100 Redwine Road, Fayetteville. Since 1979, this event honors the service and sacrifice of those who have been prisoners of war (POW) as well as those of our military that are still considered Missing in Action (MIA). The ceremony includes reading of the POW/MIA Proclamation, presentation of a memorial wreath, flyover by a U.S. Army helicopter, personal remembrances of local POWs and MIAs, and the symbolic POW/MIA Table. In case of bad weather, the ceremony will be held in the Log Cabin, 180 S. Glynn Street, Fayetteville.
Shakerag Arts & Crafts Festival Planned September 21 and 22
Come out to Shakerag Knoll on McIntosh Trail for the 42nd Annual Shakerag Arts & Crafts Festival – Saturday & Sunday, September 21 & 22. This annual favorite event features arts, crafts, and food vendors from all over Georgia and neighboring states, plus a lot of activities the kids will enjoy. Admission and parking are Free! The festival runs 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and Noon – 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Dragon Boats Ready to Race on Lake Peachtree September 28
The annual Dragon Boat Races will be held Saturday, September 28, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., on Lake Peachtree and Drake Field. The event is organized by the Rotary Club of Peachtree City. Food, Kids Corner, artisans, and the races – Charity partners this year are the Real Life Center, the Eden Project, and the Thomas F. Chapman Family Cancer Wellness Center at Piedmont Fayette Hospital. For more information on the event, visit the Rotary Club of Peachtree City Dragon Boats Facebook page.
Live2Lead Coming October 11
Live2Lead will come to Peachtree City on Friday, October 11, at Peachtree City Christian Church, 500 Kedron Drive. The leadership simulcast features John Maxwell, Rachel Hollis and three other speakers. The local panel includes Colin Martin, Fayette Chamber of Commerce President & CEO; BG Rock Donahue (US Army, Retired), Executive Director, Georgia Military College; Vanessa Fleisch, Peachtree City Mayor; Cathy Berggren, Executive Director, Real Life Center; and Dr. George Dillard, Senior Pastor, Peachtree City Christian Church. For all the details, please visit L2LPTC.com.
Promise Place Fundraising Dinner Set October 15
A Night to Honor Survivors of Domestic Violence will be held Tuesday, October 15, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., at Flat Creek Club, 100 Flat Creek Road. April Ross, a prosecutor with the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office and a victim of domestic violence, will be the guest speaker. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Tickets for the event are $100 each or $800 per table/8 people, and reservations can be made at https://promiseplace.org, or by sending a check to Promise Place, P.O. Box 854, Fayetteville, GA 30214. ATTN: Fundraising. For more info, contact Hortense Jackson at 770-692-3390 or email@example.com.
- Dragon Boat Open Practice Sessions – Get ready for the September 28 Dragon Boat Festival, or just find out what it’s all about! Monday mornings (8:45 am.) and Thursday evenings (6:15 p.m.) at Picnic Park (behind the Library). All skill and fitness levels are welcome. Wear regular workout clothes and shoes that can get wet in the lake. Donations towards the Rotary Club boat expenses are appreciated. Follow https://www.facebook.com/ptcdragonboats/
- Inline Hockey – Registration for the Fall season is now open at ptchockey.com.
- Warriors Lacrosse – Registration is open for the Fall season, which begins the middle of August and goes through the beginning of October depending on the program. Programs offered include Mini Stixx (Pre-K – Kindergarten boys and girls), Girls High School 5v5 League, Boys & Girls 1st – 3rd Grade, Boys & Girls 4th – 5th Grade, and Boys & Girls Middle School. For more information and to register, visit PTCLAX.com.
- Red Stix Lacrosse – Fall registration is underway for Red Stix Lacrosse Girls’ rec program. Multiple programs offered for girls who want to learn and grow and have fun playing lacrosse. Programs available for beginners, intermediate, and advanced girl’s lacrosse players in grades 1 – 12. All practices & games are local, primarily held at Kedron Elementary School. Travel & tournament options available for upper level athletes. Intermediate and Advanced middle and high school athletes are welcome to sign up for the 2nd Annual Fall College Clinic series, where they will be coached by the Varsity D1 Coaching staff from Kennesaw State and Mercer University. The fall program begins this week and runs through mid-November. Register and find more info at RedStixLax.com, or email RedStixLaxGA@gmail.com with questions.
- Tennis Classes – Enrollment has begun for fall beginner and intermediate tennis classes at the Peachtree City Tennis Center for students ages 4 – 17. Call 770-486-9474 to sign up or stop by the Tennis Center at 10 Planterra Way. For more information, contact Greg Farmer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Youth Basketball (boys 1st - 12th, girls 1st - 8th). Register for the Fall season at www.ptcyba.org. Girls, 9th - 12th, interested in playing rec basketball can email email@example.com (cannot play Rec basketball if play on high school girls team).
Planning Commission Applications Due Friday, September 13
Applications are being accepted for volunteer appointments to the Planning Commission. The Commission reviews plans for development in the City, as well as providing recommendations to the Mayor and Council on all zoning and annexation requests. Meetings are held on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 7:00 p.m. Applicants must have been a resident of Peachtree City for at least six months. Details and applications are available at City Hall, 151 Willowbend Road, or https://peachtree-city.org/jobs and are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 13
CONSTRUCTION PROJECT UPDATES
54/74 Intersection Lane Closure – The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is making repairs to the southeast corner of the Highway 54/74 intersection. The right-turn lane from Hwy 74S onto Hwy 54 will remain closed for the entire project, and work may require additional lane closures at times, causing traffic delays. Please remain alert and slow down for the work zone. Get real-time information on traffic conditions and works status by calling 511, visiting http://www.511ga.org/, or downloading the Georgia 511 app.
Closure/Detour Slated on Robinson Road September 16 – 26 – The portion of Robinson Road between Jennings Yard and Cameron Trail will be closed Monday, September 16 – Thursday, September 26 to accommodate the replacement of a severely damaged stormwater pipe under the roadway. A detour route will be Cameron Trail and Crosstown Drive, and the detour will be set up on September 16. The Transportation Department at the Fayette County Board of Education has been notified so they can adjust any bus routes that might be affected.
Utility / Right-of-Way Projects
Atlanta Gas Light is working on new installation in
- Cresswind, August 6 through October
- Everton, August 1 through November 1
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.
Peachtree City Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) - Meets tonight, September 9 @ 6:30 pm, at 1127 Hwy 74 S. The public is welcome. Agenda information at http://pcwasa.org/resource-center.
City Residents – Golf Cart Renewal is coming soon, the bills for Peachtree City residents will be mailed out the end of September.
- Please wait until you receive your bill to pay.
City residents will be billed $45 for the three-year renewal cycle and will receive a yellow sticker to go beside the white numbered decal – the new sticker will be valid through 2022 (3 years at $15 per year).
- Residents are strongly encouraged to use the online payment option, which will become operational when the bills go out, to avoid long lines at City Hall. There is no additional charge to pay online for golf cart decals via credit or debit card. Your invoice will provide you with the online payment address and your access code. Mailing in your payment is also a good alternative.
Details on non-resident renewals are forthcoming. Please wait until you receive a renewal notice before trying to pay.
City Hall staff thanks everyone in advance for your patience during this process. If you receive your bill and there is an error, please contact the Front Desk at City Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org.