Peachtree City UPDATES - Week of August 1, 2011

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Council Workshop & Meeting, National Night Out, Community Garden, History Timeline Presentation, and more . . .

Council Workshop Tomorrow on Dividend Drive Paving, Loring Lane Traffic Concerns
The Mayor and City Council will hold a workshop on Tuesday, August 2, 6:30 p.m., at City Hall to discuss traffic concerns at Peachtree Parkway/Loring Lane (Kedron Hills) and the Dividend Drive pavement evaluation. The public is welcome.

Council Meets Thursday
The Mayor and City Council meet this Thursday, August 4, 7:00 p.m., at City Hall. The agenda includes
reconsideration of the intergovernmental agreement with Fayette County for E-911 (minor revision), a Resolution to Censure Mayor Haddix, and the possible dissolution of the Development Authority of Peachtree City. The complete agenda and packet are available at www.peachtree-city.org/councilagenda, and the public is welcome... The meeting will be streamed live and available on demand at www.peachtree-city.org/video.

National Night Out Tomorrow Night at DRAKE FIELD (Note Location Change)
The Peachtree City Police Department is hosting National Night Out, a crime/drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, on Tuesday, August 2, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The event will be at Drake Field by City Hall and the PTC Library. Numerous public safety agencies have committed their assets for the event, including Fire Department ladder trucks, helicopters, police vehicles, and other public safety equipment. Children can also compete in a scavenger hunt for prizes donated by local merchants. For more information, visit http://peachtree-city.org/CurrentEvents.aspx?EID=1845.

Peachtree City to have Community Garden
Want to learn more about organic gardening? Harvest your own vegetables? Peachtree City will have a Community Garden off Kelly Drive (just east of Hwy 74 and Hip Pocket). The Mayor and Council approved an agreement with Fresh South, Inc., the non-profit organization that hosts the Peachtree City Farmers Market. Plots can be reserved (8 X 10, $100/year; or 8 X 20, $175/year) and will include soil with an ideal mixture for successful organic gardening, along with the initial seedlings. Several handicap accessible garden plots will also be available. Fundraising is also underway with the goal of having the garden ready for spring planting in April 2012. For more information, visit www.ptcfarmersmarket.org.

Library Returns to Fall Hours on August 8
With the reopening of school, the Peachtree City Library will institute its fall and winter hours of operation on Monday, August 8. The library will be open Monday – Thursday from 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., and Sunday from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

2011 Municipal Election – Qualifying August 29 – September 2
Peachtree City will hold a general municipal election on Tuesday, November 8, for City Council Post 1 (Imker) and Post 2 (Sturbaum). Candidates must be at least 21 years of age, must be a qualified elector of the City, and must have continuously resided in Peachtree City for at least six months immediately preceding the election. Qualifying will open at 8:30 a.m. on August 29, and will close at 4:30 p.m. on September 2. The qualifying fee is $180. Candidates must also file a Notice of Candidacy with the City Clerk’s office prior to accepting any campaign contributions. An information packet for prospective candidates is available at City Hall.

You’re Invited – PTC History Time Line Presentation – August 7 or 9
Peachtree City residents are invited to attend one of two meetings next week to learn more about the History Time Line, a community project to help preserve Peachtree City’s history. Peachtree City’s History Time Line has been envisioned to provide a physical presence at City Hall Plaza that will allow our community to reflect on our past, document our history, and inspire our successors. The History Time Line Committee invites the public to a brief presentation about this special project and to obtain input and ideas moving forward. The presentation will be made at City Hall on Sunday, August 7, at 4:00 p.m., and on Tuesday, August 9, at 7:00 p.m.

Reminder: Parking at City Hall & Library
Many groups and individuals use the parking lot at City Hall and the Library. Cyclists, runners, and carpoolers are reminded that upper level parking around the fountain is reserved for City Hall and Library visitors during the workweek. Please use the lower parking lot at Drake Field or at the All Children’s Playground for non-City Hall/Library visits.

Fayette County Schools start Monday, August 8 – Orientation on August 4
Please drive with caution in the mornings as students wait for the bus. The Fayette County Board of Education has posted the orientation schedule for new students and parents on their web site at http://eboard.eboardsolutions.com/News/DetailNews.aspx?S=4067&NTID=1&NID... .

Seeking Volunteers for Peachtree City Planning Commission
Peachtree City is seeking volunteers to serve on the Peachtree City Planning Commission. One seat is up for renewal, and an additional alternate will be appointed. Applicants must have lived in Peachtree City for at least six months. The application is available at www.peachtree-city.org/index.aspx?nid=155
and must be submitted to City Hall by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 2.

Planning Commission meets Monday, August 8
The Peachtree City Planning Commission will meet on Monday, August 8, 7:00 p.m., at City Hall. The public is welcome. The agenda includes the Landscape Plan for SANY America, the City’s “Tree Ordinance.” A workshop session will include discussion of the concept plat for McIntosh Village retail outlots (formerly Line Creek retail center) and potential future ordinance amendments for thrift stores in GI General Industrial, parking requirements for golf carts in retail, commercial and office zoning districts, tree replacement requirements, maintenance requirements for new landscape plans, tree pruning standards, and building setbacks in ER Estate Residential.

Project Updates:

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.

Don’t Forget . . .

Peachtree City CVB Meeting – Monday, August 1, 4:30 p.m. – The Peachtree City Convention & Visitors Bureau will hold a special called meeting and strategic planning workshop on Monday, August 1, 4:30 p.m., at the Amphitheater Cast House (behind Public Works, 209 McIntosh Trail). The regular meeting on July 20 was cancelled. The public is welcome.

City Council Workshop – Tuesday, August 2, 6:30 p.m., at City Hall, to discuss traffic concerns at Peachtree Parkway/Loring Lane (Kedron Hills) and the Dividend Drive pavement evaluation. The public is welcome.

National Night Out – Tuesday, August 2, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Drake Field (between the Library and Lake Peachtree). Join the PTC Police, Fire, Fayette County Sheriff’s, and Georgia State Patrol at this crime/drug prevention event. See ladder trucks, helicopters, police vehicles, and other public safety equipment.

Peachtree City Council Regular Meeting – Thursday, August 4, 7:00 p.m., at City Hall. The public is welcome.

American Red Cross Blood Drive – Friday, August 5, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (note time change), at The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail.

Bryan Adams “Bare Bones Tour” @ The Fred – Friday, August 5. Gates open at 7:00 p.m.; concert begins at 8:00 p.m. More information and tickets at www.amphitheater.org.

Peachtree City History Time Line Presentation – Sunday, August 7, 4:00 p.m., at City Hall. The History Time Line Committee will review the plans for this project to commemorate Peachtree City’s past and inspire its future generations. Alternate date is Tuesday, August 9, at 7:00 p.m. The public is welcome to either event.

Peachtree City History Time Line Presentation – Tuesday, August 9, 7:00 p.m., at City Hall. The History Time Line Committee will review the plans for this project to commemorate Peachtree City’s past and inspire its future generations. The public is welcome.

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