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Posted on: June 22, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Peachtree City UPDATES

Peachtree City UPDATES Newsletter
Week of June 22, 2020
 
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Tonight’s Planning Commission Meeting Cancelled
The Planning Commission regular meeting scheduled for June 22, 7:00 p.m., has been cancelled due to lack of agenda items.

City Council to Hold Special Called Meeting Thursday – FY 2021 Budget Review
City Council will hold a special called meeting on Thursday, June 25, 6:30 p.m., at City Hall. The agenda includes the following items – request to cancel July 2 regular meeting; consideration of the variance requests for Campanile’s, 2008 SR 54; a public hearing for request for a variance to encroach into the floodplain for 105 Appleseed Court; and a review of the City Manager’s proposed FYY 2021 budget. The complete agenda and packet are available at www.peachtree-city.org/councilagenda. 

City Council Actions from June 18
The Peachtree City Mayor and Council met Thursday, June 4, for a regular meeting and took the following action:

• Approved a variance request for 103 Tamerlane in order to build a pool enclosure;
• Held the public hearing for three variance requests for Campanile’s Home – Inside & Out, 2008 SR 54, and continued the agenda item to the June 25 special called meeting;
• Approved a budget adjustment to prepay a portion of the FY 2021 Defined Benefit pension contributions; and
• Approved FY 2020 budget adjustment for a Code Enforcement golf cart.
• Discussed proposed amendments to the Golf Cart Ordinance.

City Council will hold a special called meeting Thursday, June 25, 6:30 p.m., at City Hall. 

Training Scheduled This Week at Lake Peachtree
Peachtree City Fire & EMS is conducting water rescue training at Lake Peachtree this week during the mornings and afternoons, and they will be operating out of the Battery Way boat docks. Please be respectful of those training. 

Kedron Pool Hours for July 3 and July 4
Kedron Pools will be open Friday, July 3, and Saturday, July 4, 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. The building and gym will be closed since it is a City holiday. The restrooms will be open, but there will be no access to the showers or dressing areas. 

SCT Offering Camp WILD in a Box
Southern Conservation Trust is offering its popular summer day camp to children ages six – 12, but it will be in a box! Pick-up started today for the activity boxes that have everything needed to complete the activities. Boxes are $60 and come with more than $280 worth of projects, access to online videos, tutorials, and more. The subjects include Water, Insects, Leaves/Dirt, Animals, and Get Outside. For more information, visit Bring Camp WILD home! 

The Fred Reschedules July Concerts
The concerts planned in July at The Fred have been rescheduled, and the 2020 concert season will officially begin on August 8 with Daughtry. Fans who purchased tickets for the July shows will be able to use their existing tickets on the new dates. Tickets will not be reissued for the dates. The changes include:

• Departure: The Journey Tribute Band – (July 18) Saturday, September 12
• The Black Jacket Symphony Presents The Eagles Hotel California – (July 11), Saturday,  September 19
• Gone West – (July 25) Friday, October 2

For more information on all the schedule changes at The Fred, visit https://www.amphitheater.org/.

OPEN – Fayette Senior Services’ facilities, including The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail, opened last week. Restrictions are in place, and masks are required for anyone entering an FSS facility. Masks are available for purchase at the facilities – $1 for disposable mask, and $5 for a cloth mask. For more information, please call FSS at 770-461-0813 or visit http://www.fayss.org/.


CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS 

UPDATE ON STREET PAVING
We received several calls and e-mails, particularly from neighborhoods where the streets are undergoing a full-depth reclamation (FDR), in other words, the street has been removed down to the dirt. Once that has been done, a cure time to reach the required strength is needed that can take up to seven days. Watering the dirt road is part of the curing process. Paving continues this week, weather permitting. 

Street Paving – Street paving has begun. Please see the complete list below for paving scheduled this year:
1. Beaver Run
2. Bella Rosa
3. Bradford PT
4. Bradford Way
5. Brander Pass
6. Bridge PT
7. Bridgewater DR
8. Capstone CT
9. Charleston Close
10. Charon Way
11. Creekside Way
12. Crestwood DR
13. Crown PT
14. Cumberland CT
15. Everhill
16. Foreston PL
17. Fountain Head
18. Fox Fall
19. Georgian Park
20. Hearthstone Reach
21. Heartwood CT
22. Holly CT
23. Ironwood LN
24. Jasmine Path
25. Jennings Yard
26. Kentwood DR
27. Kimmer RD
28. Kinrush CT
29. Kirton Turn
30. Kraftwood PK
31. Lake Forest DR
32. Langdon LN
33. Larkspur Turn
34. Legacy LN
35. Linden LN
36. Longwood LN
37. Martingale DR
38. Meadowlark TRC
39. Moss Hill CT
40. Paxton LN
41. Pepperwood DR
42. Pinnacle PT
43. Putman’s Head
44. Rain Drop
45. Redwood PK
46. Richey PL
47. Robinson Bend TR
48. Ruskin RD
49. Savannah WK
50. Smokerise CT
51. Smokerise TRC
52. Strathmore LN
53. Sugar Mill Ride
54. Summer PL
55. Summit WK
56. Swanson RDG
57. Tamarac TR
58. Tinsley Mill RD
59. Treillage LN
60. Tuliptree TER
61. Viewpoint DR


STORMWATER AND GOLF CART REGISTRATION 

Water Quality/Stormwater Tip: Pet Waste
Did you know that a single gram of pet waste contains an average of 23 million fecal coliform bacteria? When it rains, stormwater runoff carries the waste material and bacteria into out creeks and lakes where it can create a health hazard. The City reminds all pet owners to please pick up after your pet and prevent your pet’s waste from contributing to water pollution.

Golf Cart Registration Continues; Late Fees Added – Reminder: Golf Cart Owners who pay online should print out their receipt and keep it with their golf cart until they receive the renewal stickers.  If you have sold your cart and no longer own it, please call 770-487-7657.

Resident-owned and Non-Resident-owned Golf Cart Decals renewals are past due and will be charged a late fee of $20 upon re-registration. The citation fee for an unregistered golf cart is $150 and the owner must appear in court. Please re-register golf carts as soon as possible online at 2019 Golf Cart Renewals.

• Peachtree City Resident Golf Cart Renewals were due December 31, 2019. City residents pay $45 for the three-year renewal cycle (3 years at $15 per year) and receive a yellow sticker to place beside the white numbered decal. The total now due (late fees added) for Resident Renewals is $65
• Non-Resident Renewals were due January 31, 2020. Non-residents who do not pay municipal property taxes will pay the $15 registration for 2020 and the annual Path User Fee of $150. The total now due (late fees added) for Non-Resident Renewals is $185.
 
ALL Golf Cart Owners are strongly encouraged to mail in their payment or use the online payment option. There is no additional charge to pay online for golf cart decals via credit or debit card; however, the late fee is included in the payment. Golf Cart Owners who pay online should print out their receipt and keep it with their golf cart until they receive the renewal stickers. 


2020 U.S. CENSUS

Have you completed your 2020 US Census yet?  Find additional answers about “Who to Count” at 2020census.gov.  To learn more about the questions asked for the Census, visit the “Questions Asked on the Form” page. There is a 12-slide presentation at the bottom of the page the lists the questions, why they are important, and how to answer to them.

Fayette County residents continue to lead the way in Census reporting for Georgia. Self-response is the easiest way to make sure you and everyone in your household are counted. Visit www.my2020census.gov or call 1-844-330-2020. The questionnaire takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.

RECREATION & SPECIAL EVENTS

Due to City closures, all events on City property are cancelled at this time. Monitoring of the situation with COVID-19 will continue and updates will be posted on the department’s Facebook page and the City’s website. Parks are open for individual use. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Peachtree City Recreation and Special Events Facebook Page – Check the page for activity ideas and the latest information available on Recreation & Special Events programs.

City Parks Open, Social Distancing Still Applies
City parks opened May 1, for individual users. Social distancing is still important, and large group use is limited at the Peachtree City Athletic Complex (PAC), Drake Field, Meade Field, Riley Field, Braelinn and Glenloch Recreation Complexes, and all City park facilities. Social distancing is also encouraged at private recreational facilities.  

Kedron Pools and Gym Are Open
Kedron Fieldhouse & Aquatic Center is open. Physical distancing is required, and the City reserves the right to ask any non-compliant guest to leave without a refund. 

Gym hours are Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.: and Sunday, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Basketball restrictions include shooting only, no half/full court or one-on-one play, maximum of three players at each basket, one-hour sessions, and please bring your own ball. For Pickleball, singles play only (two on the court and two waiting players on the bleachers) and one-hour sessions.

Pool hours are Monday – Friday, noon – 5:00 p.m.; Saturday, noon – 6:00 p.m.; and Sunday, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Swimmers should arrive showered and ready to swim. The bathrooms will be open, but there will be no dressing area access. Tables, chairs and umbrellas will not be provided on deck, but you may bring your own portable chairs. The swim sessions are 1.5 hours (one hour, 30 minutes). Only swimmers allowed in the pool area, with the exception of parents watching children. No organized groups, camps, or pool rentals until further notice. Additional restrictions include one swimmer per lane in the Lap pool. Small pool – roped off sections are available and only those who live in the same home permitted in each section.


CALENDAR
*Due to the quickly changing public health situation due to COVID-19, please call the sponsoring event coordinator for up-to-the minute changes, before heading out to any event.

HOA/Neighborhood Association Info Update Needed – Peachtree City has a contact list for homeowners associations (HOAs), community associations, or just a neighbor that volunteers to help get the word out to subdivision residents, and it’s time for an update. The information is not required, but it is helpful to several City departments, such as Police, Public Works, and Stormwater, when notices need to go out to residents in a specific subdivision/neighborhood regarding roads, stormwater projects, community outreach events/projects, or anything that might affect a particular area. Please fill out the HOA Contact List form. If you have any questions, contact Deputy City Clerk Pam Dufresne or Sgt. Kevin Brown. 

PTC Blog Now on City’s Website – The PTC Blog is the newest addition to the City’s efforts to get information out to our residents. Public Communications Specialist Brianne Van Scotter has launched the PTC Blog, and the link is https://www.thepeachtreecityblog.com/. A link to the blog is also available on our website, www.peachtree-city.org. The PTC Blog button is located on the home page just below the photo with the City logo, and it is located to the far right. 

Free Mulch – Saturdays only, until further notice – The City is still offering Free Mulch on Saturdays, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Rockaway Road Compost Facility off Highway 74 South. Attendees get free mulch loaded into their vehicles at no cost! Just drive up and our staff will happily fill your buckets, trailer or truck with 100% recycled mulch.

Library Book Drop Open for Returns – The Library’s book drops are now open. Staff empties book drops regularly. There is no need to rush to return items. No fines or fees accrued during the closure. Please hold your items until a later date if the book drop is full. Please do not leave book outside the Library or the book bin if the book drop is full. The Library is NOT accepting donations at this time. Please do not place book donations in the book drops. 

SCT Camp WILD in a Box – Southern Conservation Trust is offering its popular summer day camp to children ages six – 12, but it will be in a box! Pick-up started today for the activity boxes that have everything needed to complete the activities. Boxes are $60 and come with more than $280 worth of projects, access to online videos, tutorials, and more. The subjects include Water, Insects, Leaves/Dirt, Animals, and Get Outside. For more information, visit Bring Camp WILD home! 

Kedron Pool Hours – Friday, July 3 & Saturday, July 4, 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. The building and gym will be closed since it is a City holiday. The restrooms will be open, but there will be no access to the showers or dressing areas. 

July Concerts at The Fred Rescheduled – the 2020 concert season will officially begin August 8 with Daughtry. Fans who purchased tickets for the July shows will be able to use their existing tickets on the new dates. Tickets will not be reissued for the dates. The changes include:

• Departure: The Journey Tribute Band – (July 18) Saturday, September 12
• The Black Jacket Symphony Presents The Eagles Hotel California – (July 11), Saturday,  September 19
• Gone West – (July 25) Friday, October 2

For more information on all the schedule changes at The Fred, visit https://www.amphitheater.org/.

Fayette Senior Services’ Facilities Open – The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail, and the Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive in Fayetteville, opened last week. Restrictions are in place, and masks are required for anyone entering an FSS facility. Masks are available for purchase at the facilities – $1 for disposable mask, and $5 for a cloth mask. For more information, please call FSS at 770-461-0813 or visit http://www.fayss.org/.

World War II Heritage Days – Saturday & Sunday, September 12-13 – The Dixie Wing of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) has announced that its World War II Heritage Days event has been rescheduled to Saturday-Sunday, September 12-13. Originally slated for May 2-3, the Dixie Wing leadership postponed the event to avoid possible health risks. The annual dinner dance on Saturday night will be held on September 12, and tickets sold for the May 2 affair will be honored unless ticketholders have requested a refund. The Dixie Wing will follow the safety guidelines in place in September. World War II Heritage Day is held at the CAF Dixie Wing Warbird Museum, 1200 Echo Court, at Atlanta Regional Airport – Falcon Field. For more information, visit https://wwiidays.org/. 

POSTPONED – Atlanta Air Show – New Date: May 22-23, 2021 to be held at Atlanta Regional Airport – Falcon Field has been postponed. Tickets already purchased or issued for the event will be honored on the new date, May 22-23, 2021. To receive the latest updates on the rescheduled event as soon as they become available subscribe to the email newsletter at AirShowAtlanta.com or follow the event’s Facebook page.

OPEN – The Southern Conservation Trust (SCT) has reopened its public nature areas in Fayette County. Please remember to practice social distancing. Southern Conservation Trust offers virtual tours of the nature areas, as well as virtual education programs. Learn more at www.sctlandtrust.org.


PEACHTREE CITY & COVID-19

Public Health State of Emergency Extended through July 12; More Businesses to Open
Governor Kemp issued a new executive order on June 11 that will be effective June 16, 12:00 a.m., until June 30, 11:59 p.m. For more information, visit https://gov.georgia.gov/executive-action/executive-orders/2020-executive-orders to read the order. Social distancing remains important, and the shelter-in-place remains in effect for those at high risk or suffering from a severe illness. People over the age of 65 are no longer included on the list unless they are in a category considered high risk by the Centers for Disease Control.  Those who must continue to shelter-in-place can leave their homes to get food, medical assistance, outdoor exercise, and other activities. Everyone is encouraged to wear a face mask outside their homes. Live performance venues are allowed to open to the public July 1, pursuant to certain requirements. Conventions may be held beginning July 1, provided the requirements are followed. On June 12, the Governor issued another executive order that allows movie, television, and streaming productions to get back to work. 

District 4 Public Health Opens Testing Sites
The District 4 Public Health office has opened testing collection sites for residents of District 4, which includes Fayette County. The sites are located at the Coweta County Fair Grounds, 275 Pine Road, Newnan; and Heritage Senior Center, 1050 Florence McGarity Blvd., McDonough. Hours of operation for both sites are Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – noon. Contact the Call Center at 1-800-847-4262 (hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.) for an appointment.

City Web Pages and social media pages:
Facebook - https://tinyurl.com/uvlxunn
Instagram - https://tinyurl.com/sucp2q3
YouTube - https://tinyurl.com/vk9g8ll
Twitter - https://twitter.com/ptcgovernment

For the most up to date alerts on COVID-19, you must update your request via text message or email.  See instructions below:

1. Alert Sign-Up Link - https://peachtree-city.org/list.aspx
2. Put in email
3. Click sign-in
4. Check off if you’d like HTML email or texts (or both)
5. Click on the ENVELOPE or CELL PHONE icon near what you’d like to subscribe to
6. FOR COVID-19 ALERTS CLICK UNDER THE HEADER “ALERT CENTER” AND CHOOSE COVID-19 ALERTS

Important COVID-19 links:

CDC (Centers for Disease Control) - https://www.cdc.gov/
Governor Kemp’s Office - https://gov.georgia/news
Health Department - https://dph.georgia.gov/
The GA Department of Economic Development – https://georgia.org

Accessing the City’s online services:

Pay Fines and Citations:
https://peachtreecityga.governmentwindow.com/ticket.html

Public Works:
https://www.peachtree-city.org/forms.aspx?FID=68

Peachtree City Library:
https://peachtree-city.org/125/Library

Permits and Registration:
https://peachtree-city.org/127/Services

Golf Cart Renewal:
https://www.green-pay.us/TMAV-VPAY/pch/homeSelection.html

Occupational Tax:
https://peachtree-city.org/352/Business-License-Occupational-Tax

Storm Water Management:
https://bsaonline.com/OnlinePayment/OnlinePaymentSearch?PaymentApplicationType=10&uid=2454&sitetransition=true

Recreation & Special Events:
https://peachtree-city.org/126/Recreation-Special-Events

On-line Crime/Incident Reporting
www.peachtreecitypolice.org

ONGOING
 
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 https://peachtree-city.org/745/Yard-Sales-Virtual-Neighborhoods.
 
Tree Removal Permits – Tree removal permit applications are reviewed by the Planning and Zoning Department – visit http://peachtree-city.org/1195/Trees.
 
BURN BAN NOW IN EFFECT – The burn ban began May 1 and goes through September 30 for 54 counties, including Fayette for the burning of residential yard waste. Campfires, chimneys, and cooking fires are allowed. All fires should be completely out and cold to the touch before leaving them. Have a method of extinguishment available at all times and watch the weather. Summer storms can produce gusty winds that blow embers into wooded areas and spark brush fires. Check your weather app, and if prevailing winds are more than 15 mph, please refrain from having a campfire.  For up-to-date information on burning in the City, visit the Fire Department’s Burning Permit page on City website 

“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.
 
PCPD On-line Reporting System – The Peachtree City Police Department’s On-line Crime or Incident Reporting is live and ready to use at www.peachtreecitypolice.org. The link to the On-line Crime or Incident Reporting is at the top of the links on the left side of the Police Department’s page on the City’s website. On-line reporting is designed to report crimes/incidents that have already happened, and the suspect/offender/person of interest is no longer at the scene. If a crime is in progress or it is an emergency, call 911. The reporting system enables users to report child custody order violations, harassing phone calls, hit and runs, minor motor vehicle collisions, identity theft, lost property, traffic complaints, vandalism/criminal damage/ criminal trespass, and vehicle burglary/entering auto. 

Ask a Librarian at the PTC Library – Have a question for the Library? Use the Peachtree City Library’s new virtual reference service, Ask PTC Library! Patrons can chat, email, text, and even submit a question to a librarian. Patrons can also browse a list of Frequently Asked Questions for further assistance. Visit peachtree-city.libanswers.com to talk to a librarian from the comfort of your home. 

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, plastic, plastic bags, or aluminum metal can be accepted. Aluminum cans can be taken to Fire Stations 81 (110 Paschall Road) and 82 (105 Peachtree Parkway North) for recycling. 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 page, or text "PTCTIPS” and the information to 274637 (“CRIMES”).

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