Peachtree City UPDATES - Week of Aug. 8, 2011

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Planning Commission, History Time Line, Annual Crime Report, restaurants invited to Kidz Fest, brown vegetation along roadways, and more . . .

Planning Commission Meets Tonight
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 and the City’s “Tree Ordinance.” A workshop session will include discussion of the concept plat for McIntosh Village retail outparcels (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.

You’re Invited – PTC History Time Line Presentation – August 9
Peachtree City residents are invited to attend 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 Tuesday, August 9, at 7:00 p.m.

Police Department Publishes 2010 Annual Report
The Peachtree City Police have posted their 2010 Annual Report on the Peachtree City web site at www.peachtree-city.org/police (4th item in the left menu). Residents can review the reports for the past five years on this site. Residents can also sign up to receive Police Department alerts on the city’s web site, www.peachtree-city.org/list.aspx?Mode=Subscribe#newsFlash.

Council Meetings On Demand
Have you ever tried to watch a City Council Meeting while it was streaming live, or wanted to go back and see one from the day or week before? You can at www.peachtree-city.org/video. When the meeting is occurring, the page automatically starts the video. If you want to see it on demand, simply wait for the initial commercial to complete and select the meeting date at the bottom of the video window. Older meetings are also available in the City Council Meetings folder. Occasional commercials play during the on-demand or live stream because the software is provided free of charge.

Local Restaurants Needed!
Kidz Fest / Food Fest will be held on Saturday, August 17, from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in Peachtree City. Big crowds are expected, and the City is looking for local food vendors. The cost is $50 per table, and local merchants can get exposure for their restaurants and even give away coupons. Contact Art at 770-631-2542 or at asivertsen@peachtree-city.org.

American Legion Seeks Yard Sale Donations
The American Legion Post 50 (Peachtree City) and The Ladies Auxiliary Unit 50 will have their Annual Yard Sale during The Tyrone Founders Day Celebration in September. The American Legion is currently accepting yard sale item donations. All donations are greatly appreciated and tax deductible (tax receipts given). Call 678-544-9216 for large item pickup or for the Legion's drop-off location. All proceeds from the yard sale will help support local Veterans, VA Hospital projects, and more. Help The American Legion help our Veterans and their families.

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. If you have questions, please email Betsy at info@peachtree-city.org.

Get Ready for the Community Expo on September 13
The Fayette Chamber cordially invites the community to attend the 21st Annual Community Expo, Tuesday, September 13, 3:00 – 7:00 p.m., at New Hope Baptist Church, 551 New Hope Rd, in Fayetteville. Come see what great products and services are available right here in Fayette – over 100 exhibitors! Networking opportunities, tasty food samples, health screenings, flu shots, demonstrations, business resources, and more. Visit www.FayetteChamber.org for more information.

Dead Vegetation Along Roadways
Several citizens have commented on the brown and dead vegetation along many of Peachtree City’s roadways this summer. The patches are noticeable under power lines along Hwy 74, Willow Road, Flat Creek, and in other areas. Georgia Power Company has hired a contractor to spray the undergrowth in their utility easements, which has caused it to die.

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 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.

Carriage Lane Presbyterian Charity Yard Sale – Friday & Saturday, August 12 & 13. Community yard sale to benefit Ranch on Jesus Orphanage Ministries, Uganda, East Africa. Electronics, furniture, children’s items, clothing, and more. Hours: Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.’ Saturday, 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Donated items welcome Monday, August 8, - Wednesday, August 10. Carriage Lane is at the corner of Hwy 54 East and Walt Banks.

Tour of Faith Rally / Bike Ride / 5K & 10 K Run – Saturday, August 13, at Peachtree Crossing Shopping Center and area paths. Registration starts at 7:00 a.m., rides begin at 8:00 a.m., and walks begin at 8:30 a.m. Benefiting Wellspring Living and Miles for Smiles. More information and registration at www.ffcpromotions.com.

Meet the Author: Donny Bailey Seagraves – Sunday, August 14 at the Peachtree City Library. The Friends of the Library present Donny Bailey Seagraves, author of Gone from These Woods, Sunday, August 14, at 1:30 p.m. Ms. Seagraves will read from and discuss her book in a program that is expected to last an hour. She will also sign copies of the book, which is available at the Omega Bookstore in the Peachtree Crossing Shopping Center. For information, visit www.peachtree-city.org/library.

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