Peachtree City UPDATES - Week of Oct. 3, 2011

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Peachtree City Bond Rating, Council Workshop & Meeting, Leash Law and Path Rules reminder, and more . . .

Good News! Peachtree City Keeps Outstanding Credit Rating
This week, the Mayor & City Council will consider an agreement and bonds to refinance existing City debt and to undertake several capital projects, in conjunction with the Peachtree City Public Facilities Authority. As part of the bond issuance, Peachtree City’s bond rating was reevaluated to determine the interest rate for the bonds. Peachtree City received an AAA rating from Standard & Poor's and an Aa1 rating from Moody’s, the same ratings as the City received in 2008, prior to the downturn in the national economy.

City Council Workshop Tuesday on Private Streets, 2012 Legislature Issues
The Mayor and City Council of Peachtree City will hold a workshop on Tuesday, October 4, 2011, 6:30 p.m., in Council Chambers to discuss private streets and the impacts of the City taking over private streets (what it would mean to residents through HOAs) and to discuss issues for the 2012 State Legislative Session. The public is welcome.

City Council Meets Thursday
Council’s regular meeting on Thursday, October 6, is at 7:00 p.m. Immediately prior to the meeting (at 6:45 p.m.), the Peachtree City Public Facilities Authority will meet. The public is welcome at both meetings. The Council agenda includes the street name change request from Cooper Circle to SANY Blvd; bond resolutions for refinancing and capital improvements; a roof bid for Public Works/Fire Station 82; a new Planning Intern and Human Resources/Public Information administrative assistant; and changes to the ordinance and bylaws for the Recreation & Special Events Advisory Board. For the complete agenda and packet, visit www.peachtree-city.org/councilagenda. Visit www.peachtree-city.org/video to watch the meeting live or on demand.

Path Rules Reminder – Leashes Required
Peachtree City requires all pets on public property (paths, streets, parks, right-of-way, and greenbelts) to be on a leash. The only two exceptions to this law are the fenced area of the Peachtree City Dog Park on McIntosh Trail, and at Drake Field. Dogs may be taken off leash at Drake Field if they have been trained and respond to voice command. Dogs may also go in Lake Peachtree from Drake Field.

Pet Reminder – Please Clean Up After Pets, Don’t Block Path
Dog owners are reminded to clean up after their pets when walking along Peachtree City’s paths. Also, please do not let dogs wander into private yards from the paths. Dog owners who use retractable leashes should also stay on the same side of the path as the dog and prevent the leash from extending across the path – a runner, cyclist, or golf cart hitting the “invisible” extended leash can injure other path users, the dog owner, and the dog.

Traffic Alert – Road Work @ The Avenue this Tuesday & Wednesday
The Avenue Peachtree City will be performing asphalt repairs on City Circle on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 4-5. The road will be CLOSED at 6:00 a.m. on October 4 and will reopen approximately 3:00 p.m. on October 5. There will be no through traffic during this time. The entrance on Hwy 74 will be open for customers going to the stores from Coldwater Creek to Atlanta Bread Company (including Sleep Number, Moe’s Southwestern Grill, Lens Crafters, One Magnolia Lane, and Marble Slab). Customers are encouraged to use the Hwy 54 entrance if accessing the other section of the center. Customers will still be able to access the center from the Clover Reach side but will have to make a left turn in front or at the rear of Rack Room Shoes to get into shopping center. Signs will be posted at the entrances (by Coldwater Creek, Rite Aid, and Sleep Inn) to assist drivers in maneuvering around the center.

Genealogy Workshop Part of Family History Month at the Library
A panel of genealogists and researchers will present, “We’re Relatives—Genealogy and Writing,” on October 18, 7:00 p.m., at the Peachtree City Library. The panel includes moderator Lee Eltzroth, an author, professional archivist, genealogists Nathan Mathews, Susan Sloan, and Maureen Keillor, as well as Peachtree City Library Reference Supervisor, Dale Tysor. The program is open to the public.

Project Updates:

Community Development Offices (City Hall lower level) - The renovation of the lower level of City Hall is ongoing. Please bear with us during this phase of the project – staff is working to avoid any disruption of service. The project should wrap up by the end of next week (October 14).

Library Lower Level Entrance CLOSED for Repairs - The lower level entrance to the PTC Library remains closed due to cracks in the masonry. Repairs will be made during the month of October and will necessitate the partial closure of the back driveway behind the Library. Please drive with caution while construction is underway. The City also asks runners, walkers, and cyclists who park near City Hall to use Drake Field and reserve City Hall/Library parking for users of those facilities.

Don’t Forget . . .

Fire Department Pumpkin Sale – Now - October 31 at Leach Fire Station #81 (Paschall Rd) and Weber Fire Station #83 (Peachtree Pkwy S). Sponsored by the Volunteer Firefighter's Association, this event raises funds for training and equipment. Support a great cause, get your holiday decorations, take great photos of the kids in the pumpkin patch, check out the equipment, and visit with the firefighters.

WASA Regular Meeting – Monday, October 3, 6:30 p.m., at the Water & Sewerage Authority offices at 1127 Hwy 74 S. The public is welcome.

City Council Workshop Meeting – Tuesday, October 4, 6:30 p.m., in City Council Chambers at City Hall. The public is welcome.

Fayette County Commission Workshop – Wednesday, October 5, 3:30 p.m. in the Commission Chambers at 140 Stonewall Ave W in Fayetteville. The public is welcome. For agenda information, visit www.fayettecountyga.gov/administration/BOC/county_commission_meetings.htm.

Peachtree City Public Facilities Authority Meeting – Thursday, October 6, 6:45 p.m., in City Council Chambers at City Hall. The public is welcome.

City Council Regular Meeting – Thursday, October 6, 7:00 p.m., in City Council Chambers at City Hall. The public is welcome.

American Red Cross Blood Drive – Friday, October 7, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., at The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail.

Jazz Under the Stars @ The Fred – Friday, October 7. Gates open at 6:00 p.m., concert starts at 7:00 p.m. For more information and tickets, visit www.amphitheater.org.

Great Georgia Air Show – Saturday & Sunday, October 8 & 9, at Atlanta Regional Airport – Falcon Field in Peachtree City. Gates open at 9:00 a.m. for displays and vendors, show starts at 1:00 p.m. Visit www.thegreatgeorgiaairshow.com for more information and tickets. Golf carts will be allowed to cross Hwy 74 at Crosstown when an officer is present directing traffic (7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.). All other times, carts will need to access Dividend Drive via the tunnel at Kelly Drive.

Peachtree City Planning Commission – Monday, October 10, 7:00 p.m., in City Council Chambers at City Hall. The public is welcome.

Ongoing:

Peachtree City History Timeline – Learn more about this community project designed to let residents reflect on our past, document our history, and inspire our successors who visit the plaza at City Hall and the Library by visiting www.peachtree-city.org/timeline.

Peachtree City Yard Sales – Peachtree City yard sales are listed on the City web site at http://www.ptcgovernment.org/hometown. Yard sale signs are available at City Hall for 50 cents.

Peachtree City Street & Path Maps – New full-color maps available for $2 at City Hall, 151 Willowbend Rd., and the PTC Visitors Center on McIntosh Trail.

Recreation Activities Catalog & Online Registration – The Peachtree City Parks and Recreation Activities Catalog is available online at www.peachtree-city.org/index.aspx?NID=177. Online registration is at www.peachtree-city.org/activenet.

Outdoor Burning Permit REQUIRED – October 1 – April 30. Outdoor burning is allowed, weather permitting. Visit www.peachtree-city.org/burnpermit to register, find out the rules, and see if burning is allowed on any specific day.

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