Peachtree City UPDATES - Week of Feb. 21, 2011

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Flat Stanley visits PTC, stormwater bills and credit applications, Georgia Work Ready program, and more . . .

February 21 City Council Meeting Rescheduled to March 3
The February 17 Council Meeting was cancelled due to lack of a quorum and the agenda items have been added to the March 3 regular meeting. A special called meeting originally advertised for tonight, February 21, has been cancelled.

Flat Stanley Visits Peachtree City!
Ezequiel, a third grader from Bakersfield, California, has sent his friend, Flat Stanley, to visit Peachtree City and learn about our community. We are taking some photos of him at City Hall and some of the City’s parks and facilities, but would also love to include additional pictures of Peachtree City residents enjoying our community. If you have a nice picture of your family doing something they love in Peachtree City, or even in Atlanta, and would like to include it in the Peachtree City Welcomes Flat Stanley packet that will be mailed and posted on the City web site, please email it to Betsy Tyler at info@peachtree-city.org. Please include your family’s last name, how long you have lived here, where you moved from, and what you are doing in the picture. More information on the Flat Stanley Project is available at http://www.flatstanley.com/about.php?nav=about.

The Fred announces Summer Concert Series
The Frederick Brown Jr. “The Fred” Amphitheater in Peachtree City has announced the 2011 summer concert series:
April 30 – Kenny G
May 14 – Creedence Clearwater Revisited
June 18 – Jo Dee Messina with Jimmy Wayne
July 16 – Kool & The Gang
August 5 – To be announced March 21
August 20 – 10,000 Maniacs and Edwin McCain
Series ticket renewals will take place February 16 – 28. Public series tickets will go on sale on Friday, March 4, at the Fred Box Office, and on-line with www.ticketalternative.com. Individual tickets can be purchased beginning Monday, March 7. Visit www.amphitheater.org for more information.

Stormwater Bills – March 1 Deadline to apply for credits
Residential stormwater utility bills for 2011 will be mailed in April. Residents who qualify for a credit on those bills must apply by March 1. The credit categories are low impact parcel (2+ acres with less than 15% impervious surface) and Watershed Stewardship (participating in the Adopt-A-Stream, -Park, -Path, or -Mile programs). The application and instructions begin on Page 21 of the Stormwater Credit Manual at http://www.peachtree-city.org/documents/Engineering/Stormwater/swcreditm... .

High Tech Rec!
The Parks & Recreation Department has upgraded the online catalog with the publication of the new spring edition for March, April, and May. Check out what’s new, including new classes in art, dance, drama, fitness, sewing, and more. The online catalog is available at http://issuu.com/ptcparksandrec/docs/spring_2011_arts_version_final?view.... NOTE: All Independence Day activities will be held on Monday, July 4. Parade signup begins on June 1.

Are you Work Ready?
Although Peachtree City has weathered the economy better than most of Metro Atlanta, we do have friends and neighbors looking for jobs. Fayette County has joined the Georgia Work Ready program, and for a limited time, any adult Fayette County resident who is not a high school student and achieves Georgia Work Ready Certification is eligible for a one time gas card (Bronze Certificate $10, Silver $20, Gold $30, or Platinum $40). Assess your work skills and become work ready through Southern Crescent Technical College. Visit www.gaworkready.org or call 770-228-7364.

The Fayette County Development Authority and the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce also post local job opportunities. Learn more at www.fayettega.org/jobs/1 and www.fayettechamber.org/chamber-master/jobs/.

Peachtree City’s Resident Survey – Final Week
Responses to Peachtree City’s 2011 Resident Survey will be accepted through February 28, and over 1,600 households have responded to date. Please make sure your family’s priorities and concerns are reflected in the survey results that will be presented at the City Council Retreat. Take the online survey by visiting www.peachtree-city.org and selecting the Annual Resident Survey option from the main page. For those unable to take the survey online, printed copies are available at City Hall, the Peachtree City Library, and The Gathering Place. Both versions provide space to comment on any additional issues that may be of concern.

2011 Senior Homestead Exemption – register by March 1 at City Hall
Peachtree City is still accepting the annual applications for the Senior Homestead Exemption. Qualifying seniors (65 or older earning $30,000 or less in household income) must apply each year for the exemption. The registration card, available at City Hall, must be submitted by Tuesday, March 1. Seniors who have not completed their taxes by that date will have until Friday, April 22, to bring in proof of 2010 income for their card already on file by March 1. For more information, please visit www.peachtree-city.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=528 , email Betsy Tyler at info@peachtree-city.org, or call 770-487-7657.

Don’t Forget . . .

Special Called City Council Meeting – CANCELLED – Monday, February 21.

Leisure Services Commission Regular Meeting – Monday, February 21 – CANCELLED due to lack of agenda items.

Workshop: Managing Dementia Behaviors & Symptoms - Tuesday, February 22, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., at the Fayette Senior Services Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive in Fayetteville (across from the Fayette County Justice Center). The session will cover communication techniques, reducing agitation, and the role of medication in managing difficult dementia behaviors. The $35 fee includes a continental breakfast, lunch, and educational materials. To register please call 770-461-0813 – cash, check, or Visa/MasterCard/Discover accepted. Advance registration is required.

Fayette County Commission Regular Meeting – Thursday, February 24, 7:00 p.m., in the Commission Chambers at 140 Stonewall Avenue, Suite 100, in Fayetteville. Commission agendas are posted at www.fayettecountyga.gov/administration/BOC/county_commission_meetings.htm.

Peachtree City's Got Talent Showcase – Saturday, February 26, 7:00 p.m., at the Glenloch Recreation Center. The PTC Youth Council is sponsoring this open mic style event. Come show us your talent - singing, dancing, or playing an instrument. Applications are available at www.peachtree-city.org/documents/Recreation/Applicati_1.pdf. Performer entry is free, admission is $2.