Peachtree City UPDATES - Week of April 9, 2012

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PD Identity Fraud Prevention/Protection Class TONIGHT
The Peachtree City Police Department is hosting a training course for the public regarding identity fraud on Monday, April 9, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., at the Police Department (350 Hwy 74 S). The course will provide an overview of preventative measures and safeguards relating to tax and identity fraud. It is designed to enhance the victim’s ability to recognize a potential crime before it occurs. It will also provide insight into what items may be considered valuable to the investigation. Training will be conducted by a member of the Peachtree City Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and guest speakers.

Planning Commission Meets Tonight – Southside Church Landscape Plan
The Peachtree City Planning Commission will meet on Monday, April 9, 7:00 p.m., at City Hall. The public is welcome. The Commission will consider the landscape plan for the Southside Church parking lot expansion (Phase 1), Robinson Road.

Best of the Road 2012
Once again, Peachtree City is in the running for the Rand McNally/USA Today “Best of the Road” competition. Last year, Peachtree City ranked in the top 6 “Most Patriotic” cities for our 4th of July celebration, earning us a slot on the road rally that is part of the category. We were up against places like Williamsburg, VA, and the ultimate winner, U.S. Army Post Ft. Leonard Wood, MO. Since it is somewhat difficult for Peachtree City to compete with the cradle of the U.S. and the home of our military (unless it is the 4th of July, Memorial Day, Patriot Day, Veterans Day, etc.), we’re entered in both the “Most Beautiful” and “Friendliest” categories this year. You can vote and comment at www.bestoftheroad.com (your registration from last year still works – they will ask for your email, but you can opt out of any contact).

Annual Stormwater Bills Due May 1
Peachtree City’s annual residential Stormwater Utility bills have been mailed to all homeowners and should arrive this week. The bill is based on the amount of impervious surface per property and is due from all property owners. Payment for the annual residential bills is due by May 1 by mail or via the drop box outside the main entrance to City Hall. If you are a renter and receive the bill for your address, please forward it to the property owner. Report stormwater or drainage problems at www.ptcgovernment.org/develop/engineering/stormwater/drainage/ (also available from the main web page via the “Report a Problem” button).

Public Vehicle & Equipment Auction – Final Days
Peachtree City is accepting bids on a variety of vehicles and equipment (trucks, cars, trailers, pumps, sprayer, generator, mower, Bobcat skid loader, and more). The auctions will continue through approximately April 13. Bid at www.govdeals.com (Search by QAL # 818).

Disc Golf Course CLOSED for Renovations April 22 – May 27, Glenloch Horseshoe Pit Construction begins April 14
Did you know Peachtree City had a nine-hole Disc Golf Course? This popular but hidden park, also known as the Village Green, is located between Hwy 54 and the First Presbyterian and First Baptist Churches on Willowbend Road. Local Boy Scout Alan Bowers will be refurbishing the tee boxes and will remove, sandblast, powder coat, and reinstall the baskets. Thanks, Alan, for undertaking this great project for the community!

Boy Scout Matt Prellberg will be installing a new horseshoe pit at Glenloch Recreation Complex. The two-week project should not impact any of the other facilities at Glenloch, but park users are asked to avoid the construction area until the project is complete.

Thank you to both Alan and Matt for these wonderful projects to improve our public recreation facilities!

Check Out Our Summer Camps and Programs
Peachtree City is holding a variety of weekly camps and programs for many age groups this summer. Check them out at www.peachtree-city.org/camp. Pre-registration for some of the camps is already underway, with early-bird specials through April 30.

Golf Cart Registration Reminder – New White Decals Required
Just a reminder that all golf carts using Peachtree City’s paths should now have the new WHITE decals that are valid through 2016. Peachtree City’s ordinance requires decal replacement every five years. New carts must be registered within 10 days of purchase (receipt with date should be on hand until decal is purchased), and any change in ownership or owner contact information (address, phone number) must be completed within 10 days.

Peachtree City has a reciprocal agreement with Tyrone for cart registration (Carts with current Tyrone decals allowed in Peachtree City, carts with current Peachtree City decals allowed in Tyrone. Cart owners who live outside both Peachtree City and Tyrone must have the current decal plus pay a $60 per year path user fee.

Improperly registered carts are subject to citation and fines through Peachtree City Municipal Court. Registration forms (for new registration or change in contact information) and Ownership Release and Transfer forms are available at www.peachtree-city.org/golfcart.

George Benson at The Fred on June 1
The Smooth Jazz Cruise / Peachtree City Jazz Series presents George Benson on Friday, June 1 (NOTE: corrected date), at the Frederick Brown, Jr. Amphitheater. Opening guest will be the Joey Sommerville Group. Tickets are available now. Tickets are also available for individual shows in the Summer Concert Series. For more information and tickets, visit www.amphitheater.org.

Workshop for Aspiring & Accomplished Poets on April 28
There will be a poetry workshop for both aspiring and accomplished poets on Saturday, April 28, 10:00 a.m., at the Peachtree City Library. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, the workshop will cover topics including imagery, attention to sound, lines, and stanzas. The workshop will include a “working lunch,” and end at about 1:30 p.m. The workshop is planned to be conducted by poets Chris Jansen, Active Dying: Poems about Loss, and Norman Minnick, To Taste the Water. Participation cost is $10. Register at the Library or request a form from ptc.library.friends@gmail.com.

ONE Peachtree City – Open House on Sunday, April 15
Please join us! The City is beginning a revision of our Comprehensive Plan to help blend what everyone loves and values about Peachtree City into ONE vision for our future. Check out www.ONEPTC.org to find out what is happening this spring and how you can participate, including the Kickoff Celebration on Sunday, April 15, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., in the new Community Room (downstairs at City Hall). To assist with scheduling, there will be two follow-up Open Houses on Sunday, April 22 and April 29, from noon to 5:00 p.m. in the same location.

Project Updates:
PATH DETOUR – Southside Church on Ebenezer Road - The path entering southern Peachtree City on Ebenezer Road is CLOSED this week(detour map at www.peachtree-city.org/DocumentView.aspx?DID=2045). The path will be blocked periodically due to construction at the Southside Church site. When the path is closed, path users going to/coming from Ebenezer Road, Strathmore Lane, Creekside Way, and Robinson Bend Trail should use Robinson Bend Trail to The Estates to Loghouse Road to access the path system by Oak Grove Elementary. The project should be completed by mid-April.

WASA / Red Zone Robotics Sewer Mapping & Video Project – ONGOING through July 2013. Red Zone will be accessing every sanitary sewer line in Peachtree City seven days a week, with most work performed between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Contractors will be in uniform, with marked vehicles and identification cards. Work begins the week of APRIL 16 in the SPYGLASS HILL basin area.

Wilksmoor Timber Cutting - MacDuff Parkway & Hwy 54 West - The contractor for John Wieland Homes has begun clearing timber (selective timbering, NOT construction clearing) from the property on north MacDuff Parkway (past Centennial / Cedarcroft / Wynnmeade / Chadsworth). Please watch for logging trucks in the area in the coming weeks.

Don’t Forget . . .

Peachtree City Water & Sewerage Authority Regular Meeting – Monday, April 9 (RESCHEDULED from April 2), 6:30 p.m. at the WASA offices at 1127 Hwy. 74 South. The public is welcome.

Peachtree City Planning Commission – Monday, April 9, 7:00 p.m., at City Hall. The public is welcome. The Commission will consider the landscape plan for the Southside Church parking lot expansion (Phase 1), Robinson Road.

Healing Bridge Clinic Charity Golf Tournament – Thursday, April 12, at Planterra Ridge Golf Course (500 Clubhouse Drive). Healing Bridge Clinic, located in Peachtree City, is a non-profit organization providing free primary health care services to the uninsured and under-insured of Fayette, Coweta, and South Fulton counties. Visit www.healingbridgeclinic.org.

Fayette County Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting – Thursday, April 12, 7:00 p.m., at the Commissioners Offices at 140 Stonewall Ave W, Suite 100, in Fayetteville. For agenda information, visit www.fayettecountyga.gov/administration/BOC/county_commission_meetings.htm.

Peachtree City Airport Authority Regular Meeting – Thursday, April 12, 7:00 p.m., at the Aviation Center, 7 Falcon Drive. The public is welcome.

McIntosh High’s Into the Woods – Friday – Sunday, April 13 – 15. McIntosh High School Fine Arts Department presents Into the Woods, by Stephen Sondheim, on Friday & Saturday, April 13 & 14 (7:00 p.m.), and on Sunday, April 15 (2:00 p.m.), in the MHS Auditorium. Tickets are $7 in advance (at the MHS front office) or $10 at the door.

Huddleston Hustle 5K Kids' Fun Run – Saturday, April 14, 7:00 - 10:00 a.m. at Huddleston Elementary School. For more information, email gibbs.nancy@fcboe.mail.org or call 770-631-3252.

WWII Heritage Days – Saturday & Sunday, April 14 & 15, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., at the CAF Dixie Wing Hangar at Atlanta Regional Airport – Falcon Field. Adults & Kids 6+: $5 (Kids 5 and under: Free). Enjoy displays of military vehicles, warbirds, period displays, demonstrations, and food, with Allied and Axis re-enactors, 1940's personalities, and area veterans. For more information, visit http://dw.squawk1200.net/wwii-heritage-days.html.

Rotary Club / Humane Society Charity Dog Walk – Saturday, April 14, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM, at Shamrock Park in Tyrone. For more information, visit www.fayettedaybreak.org.

Fayette County Earth Day 2012 – Saturday, April 14, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., at Shakerag Knoll on McIntosh Trail. Join us for the 5th Annual Fayette County Earth Day Festival, featuring fun and educational activities for the family. This year’s festival includes educational presentations & exhibits to help you learn about building a sustainable society, Green Market vendors with eco-friendly products and services, live entertainment, food, and games & crafts for children of all ages, student contest with special recognition, and on-site electronics recycling. And best of all, it's FREE for all attendees!! More information at www.fayettecoearthday.org.

Fayette County Board of Education Monthly Meeting – Monday, April 16, 6:30 p.m., at the BOE offices at 210 Stonewall Avenue W in Fayetteville.