Peachtree City UPDATES - Week of November 14, 2011

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Planning Commission meets tonight (Newgate Road and Line Creek Drive developments on the agenda), Council meets Thursday, and local charities need your help gearing up for the holidays.

Planning Commission Meets Tonight
The Peachtree City Planning Commission meets on Monday, November 14, 7:00 p.m., at City Hall. The public is welcome. The agenda the Conceptual Site Plan for Hearthside at Peachtree City (Newgate Road) and a request to abandon a portion of Line Creek Drive (Hwy 54 West at Planterra Ridge/Cardiff Park) to Trinity Development. The Planning Commission will make a recommendation to the Mayor and City Council, who will have the final vote on the request. Plans are available for review at http://peachtree-city.org/index.aspx?NID=838.

City Council Meets Thursday
The Mayor and Council will meet on Thursday, November 17, 7:00 p.m. at City Hall. The public is welcome. The agenda includes discussion of Tree Removal Permits, an expanded agreement with Fayette Senior Services for enhanced recreation programming, the possible dissolution of the Development Authority of Peachtree City, and a Memorandum of Understanding related to the development of the McIntosh Village retail center. The complete agenda and packet are available online at www.peachtree-city.org/councilagenda and the meeting will air at www.peachtree-city.org/video live and will be available on demand.

Georgia Author Phillip DePoy at the Peachtree City Library on December 4
The Friends of the Peachtree City Library presents Edgar-winning novelist and Clayton State University Director of Theatre, Phillip DePoy. Mr. DePoy will discuss A Corpse’s Nightmare, the sixth in his acclaimed Fever Devilin mystery series. Mystery hounds, regionalist readers, and the public are invited to hear DePoy speak on Sunday, December 4, at 1:30 PM. Refreshments will be provided.

Toys for Tots Drop Off Locations at City Facilities
Peachtree City has Toys For Tots collection boxes at all fire stations, the Peachtree City Library, City Hall, Planning & Building Department, The Gathering Place, and Kedron Fieldhouse and Aquatic Center. Drop off a new, unwrapped toy (no glass toys or toy guns, please).

Last year, Fayette/Coweta Toys for Tots provided toys to over 4000 children in our two counties. The need is expected to be even greater this year so please find a way to help if you can. A complete list of toy collection sites, volunteer opportunities, and requests for assistance can be found at http://newnan-ga.toysfortots.org. You can also make monetary donations at that website or mail checks payable to Toys for Tots to 1029 Peachtree Pkwy N, Suite 133, PTC GA 30269. Monetary donations are used to purchase toys for local children. Requests for assistance can be made on the website and will be closed on December 9 so the toys can be delivered before Christmas. For more information, visit www.newnan-ga.toysfortots.org.

Project Love Provides Holiday Meals to Homebound Senior Citizens
Is someone you know going hungry simply because they have difficulty preparing a meal? Many local seniors live alone and have health conditions that make cooking a challenge, with limited incomes making it difficult to maintain a healthy diet. Each year, Fayette Senior Services (FSS) volunteers deliver over 40,000 meals to more than 250 homebound and semi-homebound older adults in Fayette County. The general funding FSS receives for Meals On Wheels only covers the cost of weekly meals, not additional holiday meals.

However, the Project Love Holiday Meal Campaign helps bridge that gap. With support from residents and businesses, hundreds of seniors will experience the love of the community and the comfort and joy of having a good nutritious meal on holidays throughout the year.

Fayette Senior Services is asking families and businesses to donate to Project Love to help purchase extra holiday meals. Donations also help provide doctor-prescribed dietary supplements and emergency, non-refrigerated meals in case meals can’t be delivered due to severe weather. For as little as $10, two meals can be provided for a senior. Donation forms are available at www.FayetteLifeEnrichment.org (online donations accepted) and at Fayette Senior Services Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive in Fayetteville. Checks should be made payable to Fayette Senior Services. Credit cards accepted.

Don’t Forget . . .

Planning Commission Regular Meeting – Monday, November 14, 7:00 p.m., at City Hall. The public is welcome.

Peachtree City Convention & Visitors Bureau Regular Meeting – Wednesday, November 16, 5:30 p.m., at the Amphitheater Cast House (209 McIntosh Trail, behind Public Works). The public is welcome.

Dancing with the Chiefettes – Wednesday, November 16, 7:00 p.m., at McIntosh High School. One of the most popular events at McIntosh, the fundraiser pairs a member of the award-winning Chiefettes dancers with a member of the wrestling team to dance together, similar to the popular show, Dancing with the Stars. Admission is $5, with all proceeds to be divided equally between the Chiefettes and the wrestling team.

City Council Regular Meeting – Thursday, November 17, 7:00 p.m., in City Hall Council Chambers. The public is welcome.

PTC Recreation & Special Events Advisory Board Regular Meeting – Monday, November 21, 6:30 p.m., in City Hall Council Chambers. The public is welcome.

City Offices CLOSED for Thanksgiving Holidays – Thursday & Friday, November 24 & 25. Kedron Fieldhouse will be open regular hours on Saturday & Sunday, November 26 & 27. The Peachtree City Library will close at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23, and will be open regular hours on Saturday & Sunday, November 26 & 27. The Peachtree City Recycling Center will be open regular hours on Wednesday, November 23, and Saturday, November 26.

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