Peachtree City UPDATES - Week of March 7, 2011

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Concert tickets, safety reminders, project updates and more . . .

Amphitheater Concert Tickets on sale now!
Tickets for individual concerts in the 2011 Concert Series are now on sale. Visit www.amphitheater.org to see the full lineup and purchase tickets. Tickets are also available at the box office at 201 McIntosh Trail. Watch for the final act announcement on March 21.

Path Rules – Pedestrians on the left or right?
Last week we listed several reminders for path safety (audible signal, leashes required for dogs, etc.), which generated questions about where pedestrians should walk – right or left? The legal answer is either because Peachtree City’s ordinance does not specify. However, walking to the left is recommended, especially for those who may use headphones or on the busier paths to ensure pedestrians can see carts and cyclists approaching. No matter which side you walk on, please remain alert to the other path users coming from both directions so everyone stays safe.

Safety Reminders from the Police Department
Two incidents this past week have prompted the PTC Police Department to issue safety reminders to residents:

Suspicious Activity: On March 5, a man approached several juveniles playing in their neighborhood and asked if he could take their pictures. Several mothers approached the man, who quickly left. The Police have identified a suspect, but the incident reminds us remain alert to what is going on in our neighborhoods and to report any suspicious activity to the Police by calling 9-1-1 immediately.

Car Break-ins: Over the weekend, several cars in Planterra Ridge were entered and had items stolen, including a purse and a GPS unit. All vehicles entered had been left unlocked. Citizens are reminded to lock vehicles and secure property to help prevent becoming a victim of this type of crime.

If anyone has information that would assist the PTC Police Department in these incidents, please contact the Criminal Investigations Division at 770-631-2510, or the Crime and Narcotics Information Hotline at 770-487-6010. You may remain anonymous.

Fire Hydrant Clearing, Cleaning, Repainting
Beginning this week, members of the Peachtree City Fire Department will be pressure washing fire hydrants throughout Peachtree City in preparation for repainting. The hydrants will then be painted with a reflective silver body. Hydrant caps will be color-coded to indicate the water pressure at each location. This project will continue into April.

Reminder: Fire hydrants are located in the City-owned right-of-way. No landscaping should be placed between the hydrant and the street, within 10 feet of either side of the hydrant, or within three feet behind the hydrant.

Project Updates:

Path Connection to K-MART closed for reconstruction – Path #803 behind K-Mart at Braelinn Village Shopping Center is still under construction and will be closed when crews are working. Path users can still access the shopping center via other connections behind the center.

Path #1148 from Peachtree Parkway/Bridlepath to J.C.Booth Middle School is under reconstruction but is open for traffic before and after school. The path will be closed when crews are working during school hours.

Rite Aid /Whitlock Ellis entrance from Peachtree Parkway will have intermittent CLOSURES during construction of the Walgreens at Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway. Access from Highway 54 will remain open. Path access via the Walgreens site remains closed.

Don’t Forget . . .

Development Authority of PTC Regular Meeting – Tonight, March 7, 6:00 p.m., at City Hall. The public is welcome.

PTC Water & Sewerage Authority Regular Meeting – Tonight, March 7, 6:30 p.m. at WASA main offices, 1127 Highway 74 South. The public is welcome.

Grandparent/Relative Caregiver Legal Workshop – Tuesday, March 8, 9:30 a.m. – noon, at The Summit Church, 1373 Highway 92 South, Fayetteville. This is a free workshop by Grandparents and Kin Raising Children, Inc., (GKRC) with legal information relating to guardianship, custody, and adoption of grandchildren and other children in kinship care. Seating is limited, please call 770-487-9802.

Fayette County Commission Regular Meeting – Thursday, March 10, 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 Elementary School Silent Auction w/The Varsity Truck – Friday, March 11. Join PCES for an evening for family fun in support of school. Dinner begins at 6:00 p.m., with auction bidding beginning at 6:30 p.m. Auction favorites include special items created by each PCES class, as well as passes to World of Coca-Cola, Fernbank, Six Flags, Stone Mountain, Atlanta Braves, Zoo Atlanta, Georgia Aquarium, The Fred, Jump2it and more!

Oak Grove Elementary Run for the Gold – Saturday, March 12, 8:30 a.m. at Oak Grove, 101 Crosstown Dr., and on the surrounding paths. Applications and more information are available at http://216.77.96.35/schoolhp/oges/docs/rftg_application2011.pdf .

2011 Buy Design Jewelry Show – Saturday, March 12, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., at Kedron Fieldhouse and Aquatic Center. The event is free and will be held indoors, so it is rain or shine!

Meet the Author: Patricia Sprinkle – Saturday, March 12, 1:00 p.m., in City Hall Council Chambers. The Friends of the Library present the author of Daughter of Deceit, The Remember Box, Carley’s Song, and her March 1 release, Friday’s Daughter.

Peachtree City Planning Commission – Monday, March 14, 7:00 p.m., at City Hall. The public is welcome.