Peachtree City UPDATES - Week of October 31, 2011

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Golf Cart Decals, Advance Voting, Council Meeting, Safety Alert, and more . . .

Deadline for New Golf Cart Decals – TODAY!
Effective tomorrow, November 1, all golf carts using Peachtree City’s paths must have the new white decals to be operating legally. Peachtree City will continue to offer online registration through November at www.peachtree-city.org/decal (scroll to bottom of inner page to register; payment is through PayPal). Staff estimates that over 2,000 carts still need the new decals.

Peachtree City Election – Advance Voting Underway
Peachtree City residents can vote this week, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., at the Peachtree City Library, Tyrone Library, or at the Fayette County Elections Office in Fayetteville. There is no voting on Monday, November 7, and voters go to their regular polling places on Tuesday, November 8 (7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.). The ballot includes City Council Post 1 (Steve Allen or Eric Imker), City Council Post 2 (George Dienhart), and allowing the package sale of alcohol on Sundays. Visit www.sos.ga.gov/mvp to confirm your polling place and see a sample ballot.

Council Meets Thursday
The Mayor and Council meet on Thursday, November 3, (corrected) 7:00 p.m., at City Hall. The agenda includes a public hearing on reaffirming the moratorium on multi-family rezoning requests and a presentation by the Friends of the Library Association. The public is welcome. The complete agenda packet is online at www.peachtree-city.org/councilagenda. Visit www.peachtree-city.org/video to watch Council meetings streamed live or on demand.

Safety Alert – Suspicious Person in Braelinn Area
Last week (October 26 and 27), two local juveniles told their parents and the Police Department that they were approached by a man while waiting at their school bus stop at Balmoral Village. The students described the man as white, approximately 30 years old, with ear-length, dirty blonde hair and brown or hazel eyes. He was also reported to be driving a gray Honda Pilot. The man allegedly made comments to the students about them looking pretty, it being cold, and asked if they would like to sit in his car. In both cases, the man left when the students declined his offer. A man also was reported as driving slowly by a person three times at a bus top on Terrace Tay at Cameron Trail. No further information is available on any of the incidences, but the students reported seeing the man at the bus stop in the past (he may pick up or drop off another child there).

If you have any information on this subject, please contact the Police Department at 770-487-8866. If you live in the area and see this man near a bus stop, call 911 immediately, and obtain a license tag number and a description of the driver if possible. Do not approach the subject.

Volunteers Needed!
Peachtree City is seeking volunteers for upcoming seats on several Council-appointed boards, including the Peachtree City Airport Authority, the Peachtree City Water & Sewerage Authority, the Peachtree City Recreation & Special Events Advisory Board, and the Peachtree City Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB). The CVB is specifically seeking a local retail business owner or manager and a local hotel owner or operator, both for two-year terms. Applications are available under the Volunteer section at www.peachtree-city.org/jobs and are due to City Hall by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 9.

Flag Retirement Ceremony on November 5
The American Legion Post 50, Ladies Auxiliary Unit 50, and the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 50 invite the community to a Flag Retirement Ceremony on Saturday, November 5, 6:00 p.m., at Drake Field (next to City Hall and the Peachtree City Library). The ceremony will give the proper respect to those flags donated in the Legion Flag Retirement Box located at the Veterans Memorial at City Hall Plaza. Attendees will be invited to participate at the end of the Legion Ceremony to pick up one of the folded flags available and bring to the fire to honor a loved one, a friend, a veteran, and your country’s flag.

Meet the Author on November 12 – Douglas C. Pearson
The Friends of the Peachtree City Library present Col. Douglas C. Pearson, teacher, coach, retired Air Force Colonel, and author of The 10-20-30 Life Wellness Plan: A Manageable Plan to Instill Healthy Living into Your Life, on Saturday, November 12, 1:00 p.m., in the Peachtree City Library. The public is invited to meet Col. Pearson and enjoy his discussion of his book. Refreshments will be served.

Security Alarm Registration Required for All PTC Homes & Businesses
Registration is underway for all active security alarms in Peachtree City homes and businesses. Permit applications are available at the Police Department or online at www.peachtree-city.org/alarm, which also features a full copy of the ordinance, tips for alarm use, and useful questions to ask your alarm company.

Project Updates:

City Circle Street Repairs (The Avenue) - The Avenue Peachtree City will complete the asphalt repairs on City Circle on Monday, October 31 (weather permitting). The road will be closed at approximately 8:00 a.m. on October 31 and will reopen at approx 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 1. There will be no through traffic from Clover Reach during this time.

Lake McIntosh – The Fayette County Water System reports that they have completed the wetlands mitigation projects and the County awarded Willow Construction the bid for the Raw Water Pump Station. They are on site working now, and construction of the concrete spillway is ongoing. Construction should be completed in Spring 2012, allowing the lake to begin filling at that time.

Easement Clearing on Highway 74 N – In November, Fayette County Water’s contractor (Rhino Services) will be clearing the water line easements on the eastern side of Highway 74 North from Peachtree Parkway North through Tyrone.

Library Lower Level Entrance CLOSED for Repairs - The lower level entrance to the PTC Library remains closed due to cracks in the masonry. Repairs are underway and will necessitate the partial closure of the back driveway behind the Library at times. Please drive with caution while construction is underway.

Don’t Forget . . .

Gracepointe Church Harvest Family Fun Night – Monday, October 31, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at 665 Hwy 74 S, Ste 500. Free event for children in the community – candy, fun, games, bounce house, and prizes.

Municipal Election Advance Voting – Monday, October 31 - Friday, November 4, at the PTC Library UPSTAIRS, Tyrone Library, and Fayette County Elections Offices (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.). No voting on Monday, November 7.

Fayette County Commission Workshop – Wednesday, November 2, 3:30 p.m., in the Commission Chambers at 140 Stonewall Avenue West in Fayetteville. For agenda information, visit www.fayettecountyga.gov/administration/BOC/county_commission_meetings.htm.

MHS Chiefettes Dance Clinic for Middle Schoolers – Saturday, November 5, 9:00 a.m. – noon, at the McIntosh High School Gym. Girls will learn choreography fundamentals in pom, high kick, hip-hop, and jazz. There will be an emphasis on technical skills as well as one-on-one learning. Clinics are being held on November 5, December 10, and March 3 at $25 per clinic.

Cattle Barons Ball – Saturday, November 5, 7:00 p.m., at Glendalough Manor in Tyrone. This is the 9th year of the event to benefit the American Cancer Society. Festivities include western-style fun, food, entertainment, silent auction, games, and pig auction. For more information, visit www.baronsball.org.

Peachtree City Water & Sewerage Authority Regular Meeting – Monday, November 7, 6:30 p.m., at 1127 Highway 74 South. The public is welcome.