Peachtree City UPDATES - Week of April 11, 2011
Library entrance repairs (lower level), Great PTC Path Cleanup, Paint the Town Purple, Landlord Training, Water Restrictions, and more . . .
Library Lower Level Entrance CLOSED for Repairs
Effective today, the lower level entrance to the Peachtree City Library will be closed. The building has suffered some cracks in that area, which will be barricaded for safety reasons until repairs are completed. Please use the main entrance to the Library upstairs until further notice.
Great PTC Path Cleanup on May 7 – Six of 14 Zones Adopted
On Saturday, May 7, Peachtree City and Keep Peachtree City Beautiful are holding a community-wide litter cleanup of the path system between 9:00 a.m. and noon. In preparation for the cleanup, Peachtree City has been divided into zones around City parks that will serve as both meeting locations for volunteer groups and litter drop-off stations. Visit www.peachtree-city.org/cleanup for more information on the event and to sign up. So far, we’ve had six of the 14 zones adopted by local groups. Sign up today!
Landlord Training Seminar – Reserve Your Spot by April 15
The Peachtree City Community Development Division is offering a six-hour training session designed for rental property owners of one- and two-family dwellings who own and manage their own properties. Topics covered include landlord-tenant law, applicant screening, lease addendums, the role of the police, indications of criminal activity, crisis intervention/evictions, and Section 8 assistance programs. The training session will be offered on Friday, April 29, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at City Hall. There is a $10 fee to cover the cost of manuals. Preregistration is required by 5:00 p.m. on Friday April 15. Registration forms are available at City Hall, Community Development or at www.peachtree-city.org.
Paint the Town Purple for $3 Per Bow!
City Hall still has bows (and room to hang them) to Paint the Town Purple in April. Residents can help decorate City Hall Plaza with purple bows for plaza light posts, trees, and fencing. Stop by City Hall to purchase a bow for $3 (or two bows for $5) to honor someone you love who has fought Cancer. Bows can be placed on your home mailbox or at City Hall Plaza (light poles, trees, and fencing), with all funds from the bows going to the Relay for Life.
What Are Your Kids Doing This Summer?
Early bird summer camp registration begins this Friday, April 15. Camps for ages five – 14, including Awesome Adventures Camp, Teen Fusion Summer Trips, Kids Basketball, Girls Volleyball, Swimming & Art, and Allsports & Swimming. Visit www.peachtree-city.org/index.aspx?NID=930 for details!
Outdoor Water Use Restrictions
Just a reminder that we have year-round water use restrictions in Peachtree City. Watering for purposes of planting, growing, managing, or maintaining ground cover, trees, shrubs, or other plants is allowed daily, but only between the hours of 4 p.m. and 10 a.m. Outdoor water use for any purposes other than watering of plants, such as power washing or washing cars, is still restricted to the current odd/even watering schedule. Odd-numbered addresses can water on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
Even-numbered and unnumbered addresses are allowed to water on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. for more information, please visit www.gaepd.org/Documents/outdoorwater.html.
Stormwater Tip: The Effect of Pollution on Drinking Water
Water is a staple in our daily lives. We use it for drinking, washing our clothes, showering, watering our lawns, and more. In the Atlanta Region, approximately 500 million gallons are used every day. The majority of this water (98%) comes from surface water sources.
Be a Solution to Water Pollution
1. Never dump anything down a storm drain or into a drainage ditch.
2. Recycle motor oil and other vehicle fluids.
3. Throw litter in its place.
4. Clean up after your pet.
5. Check your vehicles for leaks (and repair them!)
6. Reduce the amount of household hazardous wastes generated at home.
7. Compost yard clippings.
8. Use fertilizer and pesticides only when needed. (Read the label and follow instructions)
9. If you wash your vehicle at home, do so on the lawn rather than on pavement.
10. Tell a friend or neighbor about how to prevent stormwater pollution and get involved in your community.
There are several other actions you can take to prevent pollution via household hazardous waste. Please be an active part in pollution prevention. For more information, visit www.cleanwatercampaign.com.
Peachtree Parkway North Repairs at The Peninsula – The majority of work appears to be completed. The Water Department usually lets the ground settle for two weeks before installing the concrete cover, after which Public Works can install the final asphalt coat.
Lake McIntosh Burning – Fayette County has advised that the contractor will begin burning this week through April 30, conditions permitting. Any remaining burning will resume October 1 when the state outdoor burning ban is lifted. Fayette County indicates the type of burning they are doing, which is on the Coweta County portion of the property, should not create problems with smoke. Residents who do have complaints about smoke should contact the Fayette County Water System at 770-461-1146 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Rite Aid /Whitlock Ellis Entrance From Peachtree Parkway will have intermittent CLOSURES during construction of the Walgreens at Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway. Access from Highway 54 will remain open. Path access via the Walgreens site remains closed.
Don’t Forget . . .
Planning Commission Regular Meeting – Monday, April 11, 7:00 p.m., at City Hall. The public is welcome.
Fayette County Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting – Thursday, April 14, 7:00 p.m., in the Commission Chambers at 140 Stonewall Ave. West, Suite 100, in Fayetteville. More information is available at www.fayettecountyga.gov/administration/BOC/county_commission_meetings.htm.
Open Mic Night @ The Fred Sign-up Deadline – Friday, April 15, is the deadline to sign up for the May 7 event. Applications online at www.amphitheater.org/documents/OpenMicApplication.May11.pdf.
McIntosh High School’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – Friday, Saturday & Sunday, April 15, 16 & 17. Times: April 15 & 16 at 7:00 p.m., April 17 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance and are available at McIntosh High School front office (201 Walt Banks Road) or $10 at the door. Come see the show!
March of Dimes March for Babies – Saturday, April 16, at Picnic Park behind City Hall. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m., and the three-mile walk begins at 9:30 a.m. More information and registration at www.marchforbabies.org.
Huddleston Hustle Fun Run & 5K – Saturday, April 16. The ½ mile Kids’ Fun Run begins at 8:00 a.m., and the 5K begins immediately following the kids’ races. All proceeds go toward playground equipment and sound panels for the 21st Century Technology in the gym. Visit www.huddlestonelementary.org for more information.
Home & Garden Expo – Saturday, April 16, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., at Kedron Fieldhouse. Just in time for spring planting (and those April Showers), this event moves indoors from its previous location at Shakerag Knoll. Visit www.peachtree-city.org/index.aspx?NID=895 for more information.
Fayette County Earth Day – Saturday, April 16, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. This year’s event will be held in Fayetteville at the County offices at 140 Stonewall Avenue. Educational presentations & exhibits, Green Market vendors, student contests, on-site recycling (tennis shoes, CDs and cell phones), and entertainment, food, and games & crafts for children of all ages. This is a free community event.
Georgia Police Memorial Ride – Saturday, April 16. Departs Turner Field at 11:00 a.m., for Atlanta Regional Airport – Falcon Field.