Peachtree City UPDATES – Week of June 27, 2011

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Best of the Road Welcome Ceremony on Tuesday, 4th of July Events and Advisories, and new Severe Weather Sirens and Operations.

Best of the Road– Welcome Captain & Clark on Tuesday, June 28, 10 am @ City Hall
Captain & Clark rolled into town on Sunday evening, June 26, on their tour of the top six towns voted “Most Patriotic” in the Rand McNally/USA Today “Best of the Road” Rally. Peachtree City will hold an official welcoming ceremony at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 28, at the Veterans Memorial at City Hall Plaza. Please decorate your golf cart in red, white, and blue and join us as we welcome the team Peachtree City-style!

Vote Peachtree City as Best Place to Live
The web site RelocateAmerica has once again listed Peachtree City as one of the country’s Top 100 best places to live. The site is basing their Top 10 designation on community support. Residents can vote between now and July 31 at www.relocateamerica.com/top-100-cities (updated link).

Peachtree City Library in the News – Watch Fox 5 Tonight
The Peachtree City Library’s e-book subscription service through Georgia Download Destination (GADD) will be featured in a Fox 5 News story tonight (Monday, June 27) and Tuesday morning. The Library currently provides the service for the Sony e-Reader, the Barnes & Noble Nook, etc. (Kindle service expected in the fall).

Severe Weather Sirens
Fayette County has installed a new siren at Peachtree Christian Church at Hwy 74 and Kedron Drive. The County has revised the siren policy to reduce false warnings. Sirens will now sound during the following conditions:
• If a Tornado WARNING issued for Fayette County.
• If a Severe Thunderstorm WARNING issued for Fayette County, with winds of 80+ MPH or hail greater than 2.5 inches. Sirens will no longer sound during thunderstorm warnings while under a tornado watch unless the warning meets the above criteria.
• If a confirmed visual sighting of a tornado in Fayette County is made by a credible source.
• In recreational areas, a verbal warning message from the 911 Center will be made for Significant Weather Alerts and Severe Thunderstorm WARNINGS. No tone will be associated with the verbal message.
If you hear the sirens (or are outdoors and hear the verbal warning), take shelter!

Holiday Closings & Facility Hours
All City Administrative Offices, the Library, The Gathering Place, and Kedron Fieldhouse will be CLOSED on Monday, July 4. The Kedron Pool will be OPEN on July 4 from 1:00 – 6:00 p.m., and the Glenloch Pool will be OPEN from 1:00 – 7:00 p.m. The Peachtree City Recycling Center will be OPEN on Saturday, July 2, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

4th of July Safety & Traffic Notices

Golf Cart Registration Waiver - July 2 - 6
Peachtree City visitors for 4th of July don't have to worry if their carts are not registered here. Peachtree City Code waives registration requirements from July 2 - July 6 each year in recognition of all the additional carts (both owned and rented) in our community for the festivities.

Battery Way Docks CLOSED to vehicles, boats
This year, fireworks viewing at Battery Way Boat Docks will be significantly altered. NO GOLF CARTS, AUTOS, BOATS or TRAILERS will be allowed in the Battery Way Park on July 4th due to significant crowding in previous years. Parking will be available along one side of Battery Way and at the Methodist Church on Peachtree Parkway and Windgate Road. The path through the Battery Way Park will remain OPEN to golf carts, but no golf cart parking will be allowed along the grassy causeway.

Traffic Advisory - Monday Morning, July 4
Please expect delays on Peachtree Parkway South, Robinson Road, McIntosh Trail, and Crosstown Road beginning at 7:00 a.m.. Once started, the parade will utilize the southbound lanes of Robinson Road to the northbound lanes of Peachtree Parkway, to McIntosh Trail. Access to neighborhoods along the parade route will be severely restricted during the parade and cleanup until noon. Anyone needing emergency access should contact the nearest police officer or call 770-461-HELP.

Parade Safety Reminder
As parade vehicles are moving, please keep children (and adults) out of the roadway. Each year, someone is struck by a parade vehicle while attempting to retrieve candy. Parents should closely monitor their children to ensure they stay behind the lines while the parade vehicles are passing by.

Path by Partners II Pizza CLOSED at 2:00 p.m.
Due to the large number of pedestrians who gather to view the fireworks outside Partners II Pizza, the private path from the Hwy 54 Path Bridge to the front parking lot of Aberdeen Center will be closed at 2:00 p.m. on July 4. The bridge and the path behind Aberdeen Center will remain open.

Traffic Advisory - Monday Evening, July 4
Due to the large number of people trying to exit Peachtree City on Hwy 54 and Hwy 74, many traffic lights will be placed on flash mode. If a police officer is present to direct traffic, drivers should always obey that officer. If a traffic light is on flash, and there is no officer present, drivers are reminded that a FLASHING YELLOW light means to proceed with caution. A FLASHING RED light means to stop and yield right-of-way to other vehicles in the intersection.

Fireworks Safety Reminder
Amateur” fireworks can result in serious injuries, especially to hands, fingers, and eyes. No personal fireworks will be permitted on City property or where crowds gather for fireworks viewing. Please remember the following:
• Children should never play with fireworks.
• Never throw or point fireworks at anyone.
• Don't allow children to pick up pieces of fireworks after an event - some may still be ignited and could explode at any time.
• Keep pets indoors when fireworks are being discharged (privately or professionally) to reduce the risk that they'll run loose or get injured - dogs have sensitive ears and can be extremely frightened or stressed by fireworks on the Fourth of July.

4th of July Schedule of Events – Visit www.peachtree-city.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=557 for the full schedule of events.

Official Peachtree City 4th of July T-Shirts still available
Youth and adult sizes available at City Hall and the Peachtree City Visitors Center for $10.

Don’t Forget . . .

“Best of the Road” Welcome Reception – Tuesday, June 28, 10:00 a.m., at the Veterans Memorial at City Hall Plaza. Decorate your golf cart in red, white, and blue and come welcome Team Captain & Clark as they visit the “Most Patriotic” cities in Rand McNally/USA Today’s “Best of the Road” Rally.

Peachtree City Public Facilities Authority Organizational Meeting – Wednesday, June 29, 6:00 p.m., at City Hall. The public is welcome.

The Swingin' Medallions @ The Fred – Saturday, July 2. Gates open at 7:00 p.m.; concert begins at 8:00 p.m. More information and tickets at www.amphitheater.org.

Peachtree City Celebrates Independence Day – Monday, July 4. Parade, Public Safety Expo, and Fireworks will all be held on Monday, July 4.

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