Peachtree City UPDATES - Week of May 16, 2011

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Recycling locator, transportation survey, Thursday's City Council meeting and more . . .

Where Can I Recycle This?
Residents with curbside garbage pickup can include curbside recycling at no additional charge, but the list of recyclables collected doesn’t include everything. Peachtree City gets calls regularly about where certain items can be recycled. Alkaline Batteries? Batteries Plus in the Peachtree East Shopping Center (Publix/Steinmart). Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs? Home Depot, Lowes, & Batteries Plus! Check out www.earth911.com to search for locations to recycle other items.

Your Input Wanted – Transportation Investment Act Survey
In the summer of 2012, residents will have the opportunity to vote on a one percent sales tax to fund a set of priority transportation projects for metro Atlanta. The Transportation Investment Act of 2010 charged local leaders to work with residents to create a list of transportation priorities that could be funded through this referendum. Your input is critical to help guide local leaders on the Atlanta Regional Roundtable in developing the best list of projects possible. Please take a moment to answer a five-minute survey and share your thoughts on the region's transportation future at www.atlantatrafficsurvey.com.

Help Peachtree City Win $10,000 for the 4th of July Celebration
Liberty Mutual Insurance is sponsoring a “Bring Back the 4th” TM contest, with $10,000 grants to communities for 4th of July festivities! Visit www.BringBackThe4th.com, to take a fun U.S. history quiz and earn a point for Peachtree City.

Leisure Services Commission Meeting Tonight
The Peachtree City Leisure Services Commission meets tonight, May 16, at 6:30 p.m., in City Council Chambers. The public is welcome. The Commission will view a presentation on new projects for the Peachtree City Dog Park and will consider a proposal for a Cross Country Track at the South 74 Baseball Soccer Complex.

City Council Meets Thursday
The Mayor and Council will hold their regular meeting on Thursday, May 16, 7:00 p.m., at City Hall. The agenda includes an ordinance relating to “Walking Signs,” a Police false alarm ordinance, the Kedron pool bubble status, and a request by NorSouth to abandon a portion of Newgate Road. Additional agenda items are expected to include an amendment to the sign ordinance relating to directional signage for the film industry. For the full agenda and packet, visit www.peachtree-city.org/councilagenda. The meeting is open to the public and will also be streamed live and available on demand on the City’s web site at www.peachtree-city.org/video.

Attention Middle School Parents: Gang Awareness & Internet Safety Program
On Tuesday, May 17, at 7:00 p.m., the PTC Police and J. C. Booth Middle School will hold a community forum and educational outreach program on gangs and Internet safety. The event will be held at J.C. Booth Middle School, 250 Peachtree Parkway South. The first part of the program is designed to educate and assist the parents of middle school aged children with recognizing signs of gang activity, ways to identify potential gang involvement, and how to report any problems quickly. The second part will assist parents in recognizing inappropriate conduct, contact, and content that children are being exposed to on the Internet and ways to help protect them. There is no cost and no limit on the number of people who can attend. Please email rdove@peachtree-city.org with any questions.

Peachtree City Celebrates the 4th of July
Peachtree City’s parade, fireworks, and other events celebrating Independence Day will be held on Monday, July 4. Parade registration for Peachtree City residents and businesses begins on Wednesday, June 1, 8:00 a.m., at the Parks and Recreation Administration Building on McIntosh Trail. Fayette County registration begins on Monday, June 6.

Project Updates:

City Hall Painting & Sealing –-The contractor will begin the repainting and resealing process for City Hall on Monday, May 23, beginning with pressure washing of the building. Painting will begin on Tuesday, May 31. PEDESTRIAN ALERT – During the pressure washing process, the stairs between City Hall and the PTC Library will need to be closed for half a day for pedestrian safety. Once the date is finalized, the City will post the information.

Library Lower Level Entrance CLOSED for Repairs - the lower level entrance to the PTC Library remains closed due to cracks in the masonry. The area has been barricaded for safety reasons until repairs are completed. Please use the main entrance to the Library upstairs until further notice.

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 . . .

Leisure Services Commission Regular Meeting – Monday, May 16, 6:30 p.m., at City Hall. The public is welcome.

Gang Awareness & Internet Safety Program – Tuesday, May 17, 7:00 p.m. at Booth Middle School. Presented by the PTC Police Department for all parents of middle-school aged children.

Convention & Visitors Bureau Regular Meeting – Wednesday, May 18, 5:30 p.m., at the Amphitheater Cast House (behind Public Works), 209 McIntosh Trail. The public is welcome.

City Council Regular Meeting – Thursday, May 19, 7:00 p.m., at City Hall. The public is welcome.

Fayette County Elementary/Middle School Cross-Country Running Race – Saturday, May 21, at Braelinn Ball Fields on Loghouse Road. Registration begins at 7:00 a.m., races begin at 8:00 a.m. Visit www.ptcrc.com for more information.

BMX State Qualifier Race – Saturday, May 21, Noon – 5:00 p.m., at the William B. Davis BMX Track, 191 McIntosh Trail. For more information, visit www.ptcbmx.com.

Fayette County Humane Society Pet Adoption – Saturday, May 21, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Braelinn Village Animal Hospital, 1130 Crosstown Ct. Fun and games for the whole family, including all four legged members - hand drawn pet portraits, a silent auction, police canine demonstrations, and the canine agility team from Atlanta. For more information about this group, visit www.fayettehumane.org.

Gone With the Wind Expert Speaks at the Peachtree City Library – Saturday, May 21, 1:00 p.m., on the lower level of the Library. The Friends of the PTC Library will host renowned Gone with the Wind expert Herb Bridges for a presentation that chronicles the early life of Margaret Mitchell in Atlanta and explore the writing of her epic novel. The public is invited and refreshments will be served.

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