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Peachtree City UPDATES - Week of Jan. 24, 2011

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Annual survey now online, confiscated items up for auction, eagle scout achievements, and more!

Tell us what you think! Annual survey now online through February 28
The City of Peachtree City wants to know what its residents think about the way the City is operated and how tax dollars are spent. Residents can take the online survey by visiting and selecting the 2011 Resident Survey option from the main page, and then answering the questions provided. For those unable to take the survey online, printed copies are available at City Hall and the Peachtree City Library. Both versions provide the opportunity to comment on any additional issues that may be of concern. Survey responses will be accepted through February 28, and results will be presented to the Mayor and City Council at the 2011 Retreat, which has tentatively been scheduled for the end of March.

Public Auction - Confiscated Items available for bid on
Peachtree City has several lots of seized items available for auction this week on (select QAL# and type in 818 for Peachtree City auctions). The items include a wooden box of jewelry and papers; a metal lockbox of various coins, currency notes, and papers; eight bicycles (sold together); and a humidor and iPod and accessories.

Congratulations Boy Scout Troop 279!
Boy Scout Troop 279 out of Holy Trinity had a record-breaking year in 2010, with 15 boys achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. The troops’ BSA Council is currently # 3 in the nation with regard to Eagles. Peachtree City is known for producing Eagle Scouts because of the high level of parental involvement in our troops. View troop photo at

2011 Senior Homestead Exemption – register at City Hall
Peachtree City is still accepting the annual applications for the Senior Homestead Exemption. Qualifying seniors (65 or older earning $30,000 or less in household income) must apply each year for the exemption. The registration card, available at City Hall, must be submitted by Tuesday, March 1. Seniors who have not completed their taxes by that date will have until Friday, April 22, to bring in proof of 2010 income for their card already on file by March 1. For more information, please visit , email Betsy Tyler at , or call 770-487-7657.

Don’t Forget . . .

Leisure Services Commission Meeting (rescheduled) – Monday, January 24, 6:30 p.m., at The Gathering Place.

Planning Commission Meeting (rescheduled) – Tuesday, January 25, 7:00 p.m., at City Hall. View full agenda and packet at .

Senior Caregivers Workshop: Diagnosis of Dementia – Thursday, January 27, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., at Fayette Senior Services, 4 Center Drive in Fayetteville. This workshop includes practical information about understanding dementia, emotional issues, legal/financial concerns, community resources, and using the healthcare system. Featured speakers include Dr. Al Martinez of the Neuropsychology Center of Peachtree City and Mary Lynn Kirby and Victoria Farrell of the Fayette Law Group. Cost: $35 includes a continental breakfast, lunch, and educational materials. To register please call 770-461-0813 – cash, check, or Visa/MasterCard/Discover accepted. Advance registration is required.

Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast – Saturday, January 29, 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., at the McIntosh High School cafeteria. Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of PTC, this annual event features all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, orange juice, milk, coffee, and tea. Tickets are $5 in advance from any Kiwanian or Key Club member and $5.50 at the door. Take-outs available. There will be face painting, balloons, and clowns for the kids, as well as a pancake-eating contest.

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