Peachtree City UPDATES - Week of Dec. 6, 2010

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Business Advisory from the Fire Department, Winterize Sprinkler Systems, December 20 Special Called Council Meeting, and more . . .

Shop PTC / Find it in Fayette! ®
Last week, Betsy Tyler’s letter to the editor proposed having a heart and shopping locally. If you missed it, it is posted on the Shop Peachtree City page at www.peachtree-city.org/ShopPTC . Local businesses who want to obtain or replace the official Shop PTC/Find it in Fayette decals may contact Betsy Tyler at info@peachtree-city.org . Thank you for supporting local businesses this holiday season!

Turn Off Sprinkler Systems for the Winter!
It’s that time of year! Peachtree City is asking businesses, homeowner associations, and residents to turn off all timed sprinkler systems for the season to help prevent any “artificial” ice storms during the cold weather.

Alert for Local Businesses: Check FDC Connections, External Sprinkler Components
The Peachtree City Fire Department is asking businesses to check the outside of their buildings for possible theft of the metal fire sprinkler components, including Fire Department Connections (FDC). This activity has been seen throughout Metro Atlanta, including Peachtree City. If the external components are missing, the Fire Department has no way to connect to the fire suppression system, leaving the building vulnerable to fire. Businesses need to be vigilant in checking their systems, reporting any theft or vandalism to the police, and making the necessary repairs.

City Council Meetings in December
The December 16 Regular PTC Council meeting has been cancelled. However, Council will hold a Special Called Meeting on Monday, December 20, 8:00 a.m., at City Hall. The agenda includes bids for the renovation and Expansion of Fire Station 84, Rescue Pumper, Police Vehicles and accessories, and Council appointments to the CVB, Airport Authority, WASA, Leisure Services Commission, and Liaison appointments to these boards. The public is welcome.

Fire Department Education Bus – On Display Monday morning, December 20
The PTC Fire Department has completed their new “Public Education Bus” and have it on display at 8:00 a.m. at City Hall prior to the Special Called City Council Meeting. The bus was initially a surplus school bus, but with money and material donations from vendors, the Volunteer Firefighters Association, and a lot of hard work from the firefighters, they have transformed the bus into a great education aid.

Traffic Alerts
Windgate Path Tunnel – This project has been put on hold due to the colder temperatures (which close the asphalt plants). Public Works put a notice in UPDATES when this has been rescheduled.

Don’t Forget . . .

Light Up the Night Toy Drive – Thursday & Friday, December 9 & 10 @ Target. The PTC Police Department will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for local families in need at the PTC Target from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

City Employee Christmas Luncheon – All offices closed – Friday, December 10, noon – 1:30 p.m. This includes the Police Department and Fire Department administrative offices (Kedron pool and The Gathering Place will remain open).

MHS Chiefettes Dance Team Holiday Parents Night Out – Friday, December 10, 5:30 – 9:00 p.m., at McIntosh High School. For children Pre-K – 5th Grade (boys & girls), a fun night of crafts, games, movie, dancing, and more. Cost: $20 per child (includes pizza & snacks). Register by December 6. More information at www.mcintoshdance.com .

Fayette Christmas Festival – Friday & Saturday, December 10 & 11, 7:00 p.m. at North Fayette United Methodist Church, 847 New Hope Road, Fayetteville. The concert is free, and features the Peachtree Wind Ensemble (www.peachtreewind.org), the Chancel Choir of North Fayette United Methodist Church, and the Agape Ringers Hand Bell Choir.

Breakfast with Santa - Saturday, December 11, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m., at the Masonic Lodge, 201 Whitlock Place in Peachtree City (behind ReMax off Highway 74 North). Cost: $6 for adults, $3 for children under 10, $5 for photos with Santa. Hosted by the PTC Optimist Club, proceeds will help feed families at Christmas and all year long, provide scholarships for students, and support childhood cancer research fund. For more information, call Kathy Burdg at 770 486-6231.

Fire Department Santa Run & Food Drive – Saturday, December 11, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., in the Kedron Drive and Golf View areas. For complete route list, visit www.peachtree-city.org/santa .

Fire Department Santa Run & Food Drive – Sunday, December 12, noon - 6:00 p.m., in the Wilksmoor, Lake Peachtree, and Glenloch areas. For complete route list, visit www.peachtree-city.org/santa .

Meet the Authors / Book Signing - Sunday, December 12, 1:30 p.m. at the Peachtree City Library (Floy Farr Room on lower level). Dr. Jerry Watts, author of “Promises Kept,” and Mrs. Carol Ward Wilson, author of “A Handful of Rain,” will have readings and discussion from their works. Following the program, Dr. Watts and Mrs. Wilson will sign copies of their books and refreshments will be served. The public is invited to attend. For Friends of the Peachtree City Library membership information, please visit the library or send an email to ptc.library.friends@gmail.com .