Peachtree City UPDATES - Week of April 16, 2012

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City Council Meets Thursday
The Mayor and Council will meet on Thursday, April 19, 7:00 p.m., at City Hall. The public is welcome, and the meeting will be streamed live at www.peachtree-city.org/video. The agenda includes a presentation by the Peachtree City Airport Authority (activity update), an amendment to the Tree Ordinance (removal of the plat submittal requirement for a tree removal permit), Prioritization of the Facilities Authority Bond, and a Qualifying Location & Alcohol Special Event Permit for Drake Field. The complete agenda and packet are available at www.peachtree-city.org/councilagenda.

Graduation Banners & Signs Reminder
Graduation banners are allowed at subdivision entrances for one month beginning May 1, and must be removed by June 12. Up to two banners per subdivision are allowed. Banners cannot exceed 35 sq. ft. in overall size, cannot exceed five feet in height, and must be attached to stakes (not fences, trees, utility poles/boxes, or signs. Graduation signs are limited to one per yard, no more than five feet high and 16 square feet in size. Banners and signs that meet these rules require no permit. For more information, visit www.peachtree-city.org/DocumentView.aspx?DID=1821

Donations Needed for Georgia Legal Food Frenzy/Atlanta Community Food Bank
Peachtree City’s Municipal Court Solicitor is participating in the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy to support the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB). Residents interested in helping can drop off a monetary or non-perishable food donation at City Hall between now and May 4. Contributions are tax deductible (checks payable to the Atlanta Community Food Bank). The items that are most needed include peanut butter, canned tuna, beans, soups, and stews, pastas, 100% fruit juice, canned fruits & vegetables, and low sugar cereals.

Tick Season
With the mild winter, we are expecting a particularly bad tick season this year, so residents are cautioned to keep an eye on their pets, as well as family members. In Georgia, ticks are commonly found in shady areas, tall grass, brush, low tree branches, and along trails in the woods. They can also be found in backyards that back up to woody areas (which is most of Peachtree City!). Some, but not all, tick bites can transmit disease, including Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Lyme Disease. Incidence is generally low, but there are steps residents can take to help prevent illness.

To prevent tick bites, wear light-colored clothing, tuck shirt into pants and pants into socks, wear an insect repellent containing DEET on skin and permethrin on clothing, and do a full-body tick check at the end of the day.

To remove a tick, grasp the tick as close to the skin surface as possible with fine-tipped tweezers. Pull the tick straight out slowly. Wash and treat the bite area with a disinfectant. Not all ticks carry diseases, but see your doctor if you develop early symptoms of tick-borne disease within one to four weeks after a bite. For more information, visit www.health.state.ga.us/epi/vbd/tick.asp.

Fun at The Fred – Tickets On Sale Now
The Frederick Brown, Jr. Amphitheater has something for everyone this summer:
• May 5 - Foreigner
• May 12 - Blood Sweat & Tears with Chuck Negron
• May 26 - Bret Michaels 2012 Get Your Rock On Tour
• June 1 - George Benson
• June 9 - Golden Dragon Acrobats
• June 23 - Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack
• July 3 - Fayette Pops Symphony Orchestra
• July 7 - Swingin' Medallions
• July 14 - Richard Marx Solo with 20 Strings
• July 21 - The Glenn Miller Orchestra
• August 11 - Billy Ocean
For more information and tickets, visit www.amphitheater.org.

ONE Peachtree City – Open House - April 22 & 29
Thanks to all who attended and shared their thoughts at the Kickoff Celebration for Peachtree City’s Comprehensive Plan revision on April 15. If you couldn’t make it, there will be two additional open house events. Please join us in the new Community Room (downstairs at City Hall) between noon and 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 22 or April 29. Learn more at www.ONEPTC.org.

Project Updates:

BMX Track CLOSED for Construction/DOG PARK access affected – April 17 – 20. The Peachtree City BMX track will be closed April 17-20 for a major rebuild. Due to the heavy equipment along the path leading to the Dog Park, dog owners should take the path through the woods (behind the green shed) away from the BMX track. Golf carts and cars with handicapped stickers will not be allowed down the path during construction hours. Please do not allow your children or dog to run ahead of you to the Dog Park on those days."

Lake McIntosh Update – Fayette County’s contractors continue work to complete the dam and pump station building. The County has awarded the contract for the adjacent park, which will include a boat ramp, docks, restrooms, pavilion, and walking trail. Following the resolution of some right-of-way issues and the relocation of a water line by the Airport Authority, completion is now set for June 2012 (depending on weather).

PATH DETOUR – Southside Church on Ebenezer Road - The path entering southern Peachtree City on Ebenezer Road is OPEN 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 the end of April.

Disc Golf Course Renovations, Park CLOSED April 22 – May 27 - Boy Scout Alan Bowers is refurbishing the tee boxes and will remove, sandblast, powder coat, and reinstall the baskets at the Disk Golf Course on Willowbend Road (between Hwy 54 and the churches). The park will be closed during this project.

Glenloch Horseshoe Pit Construction, April 21 – May 15 - Boy Scout Matt Prellberg is installing a new horseshoe pit at Glenloch Recreation Complex. Park users are asked to avoid the construction area until the project is complete.

WASA / Red Zone Robotics Sewer Mapping & Video Project – ONGOING through July 2013. Red Zone will be accessing every public 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 and letters (view letter at www.peachtree-city.org/DocumentView.aspx?DID=2053). Work begins this week 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 . . .

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.

Peachtree City Recreation & Special Events Advisory Board Regular Meeting – Monday, April 16. MEETING CANCELLED.

PTC Kiwanis Spring Golf Tournament – Wednesday, April 18, at Planterra Ridge Golf Club in Peachtree City. For more information or to register a team, visit www.peachtree-city.org/DocumentView.aspx?DID=2044 or call 404-307-6513.

Peachtree City Convention & Visitors Bureau Regular Meeting – Wednesday, April 18, 8:00 a.m., at the Amphitheater Cast House (behind Public Works at 209 McIntosh Tr.). The public is welcome.

Fayette County "March for Babies" – Saturday, April 21, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., at Picnic Park behind City Hall and the Peachtree City Library. Learn more and start or join a team at www.marchforbabies.org.

SMHS Band Night of Stars @ The Fred – Saturday, April 21, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. An evening under the stars showcasing the talents of the Starrs Mill High School (SMHS) Music Department, featuring the Big Band sounds of the SMHS “Swingin’ Starrs” Jazz Ensembles, along with the “Octave Above” Jazz Choir and performances by other SMHS musical groups. Tickets: $10, available from any SMHS Band Student and at the gate. Proceeds benefit the SMHS Band program.

Peachtree Wind Ensemble Anniversary Concert – Sunday, April 22, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m., at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 700 Ardenlee Parkway. Join the Peachtree Wind Ensemble for their 2012 Spring Concert, in celebration of the band's 20th anniversary. Mike Daniell conducting. Current and former members of the Peachtree Wind Ensemble are also invited to a potluck dinner on SATURDAY, April 21, 6:30 p.m., at St. Paul Lutheran Church. For concert and membership information, visit www.peachtreewind.org.

Fairways of Freedom Golf Tournament – Monday, April 23, at Flat Creek Golf Course. Proceeds benefit HeroBox's effort to provide custom care packages for our troops overseas. For more information, visit www.herobox.org.

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