Peachtree City UPDATES - Week of September 20
Proposed new zoning & land use maps now on line, as well as new cell tower regulations.
Zoning & Land Use Map Update – Proposed maps now online for review
Council will consider adopting new Zoning & Land Use Maps for Peachtree City on October 7. Part of this process will include incorporating the recently adopted the Open Space - Public (OS-P) and Open Space - Conservation (OS-C) zoning designations, which separate the existing Open Space (OS) zoning designation into two zoning districts. View the existing and proposed maps at www.peachtree-city.org/zoning_update .
Cell Tower Ordinance
The latest draft of Peachtree City's Cell Tower Ordinance, which Council will again consider on October 7, is now available online at www.peachtree-city.org/towers . The page includes the latest draft of the ordinance (September 13) and the presentation to the Planning Commission from the same date, which shows the potential tower sites.
November 2 General Election – Early Voting Underway, Sample Ballots Available
Early Voting is now underway 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday, at the Fayette County Elections Office in Fayetteville. Advance voting will expand to the Peachtree City and Tyrone Libraries between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. during the week of October 25 – 29. No voting will occur on Monday, November 1, and residents vote at their regular polling place on Tuesday, November 2. Visit www.sos.ga.gov/mvp/ for sample ballots and to locate your polling place.
Community Safety Reminder – Report Suspicious Activity
A recent incident in Tyrone reminds us all to be vigilant in reporting suspicious activity to your Police Department. A couple of weeks ago, a Tyrone resident left her garage door open when she went out for a short time. Upon returning home, she found a garage door opener had been removed from a vehicle in her garage. She did not call the police to report it. A few days later, she heard her garage door open and called a friend to come and check it for her. Her friend arrived to find a man in the garage armed with a knife. An altercation with the intruder resulted in cuts to the woman’s friend. Officers were not called to the scene for approximately 20 minutes, and the suspect remained at large. Although the suspect dropped the stolen garage door opener, the homeowner picked it up and replaced it in the vehicle. No useful fingerprints could be pulled from the device due to it being handled. The suspect is described as a black male, 5'10” to 6' in height and approximately 185 pounds. He was last seen wearing jeans, a black shirt, and a ball cap and he has a short beard. If you have any information that would help the Tyrone Police Department, please call 770-487-4732.
The Peachtree City Police Department reminds all residents of these basic crime prevention tips:
1. Keep doors (home, garage, out building, and vehicle) closed and locked at all times - even when you're home.
2. If you leave valuables in vehicles, place them out of sight - under a seat, in the glove box or console, in the trunk, etc.
3. Turn garage door openers off at night. Most newer models have a switch on the wall control to either lock the system down or turn the power off.
4. Call 911 or 770-461-HELP (4357) ANY TIME you see or hear something suspicious. MANY crimes have been prevented or solved and several people have found themselves in jail based on citizen reports of mundane suspicious activity.
5. If an incident occurs, refrain from touching anything at the crime scene and call 911 immediately.
Operation Pill Drop – Saturday, September 25 at Peachtree City K-Mart
The U.S.D.E.A., Safe Kids of Georgia, and the PTC Police are sponsoring Operation Pill Drop in the parking lot of K-Mart, at Braelinn Village Shopping Center, 400 Crosstown Drive. The program offers a free, anonymous, and convenient option for disposing of expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications to help protect families and the environment. Operation Pill Drop cannot accept other types of medical waste or equipment. Visit www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov or www.safekidsgeorgia.org for more information.
Donations still needed –Library Book Sale
The Friends of the Peachtree City Library Corporation is still accepting donations of books, DVD's, and CD's for the October 16 Book Sale fundraiser. Donations can be brought to the PTC Library circulation desk during regular Library hours. A receipt for tax purposes is available.
Don’t Forget . . .
McIntosh High School Homecoming Parade – Friday, September 24, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Parade will start at the high school, proceed west on Walt Banks Road and south on Peachtree Parkway North, ending at Peachtree Crossing Shopping Center. TRAFFIC ADVISORY.
Promise Place 5 K Run from Domestic Violence – Friday, September 24, 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. at Peachtree City City Hall. This 5 K will benefit Promise Place. Food, drinks, face painting, awards, and more for a great cause -- ending domestic violence. Visit www.promiseplace.org for more information.
The Rat Pack is Back @ The Fred – Friday, September 24. Relive the days of the Rat Pack with Las Vegas’s most famous entertainers and their live 12-piece big band as they appeared live in the Sands Hotel Copa Room! Tickets - $25 Reserved Seating, $20 General Admission Lawn. Gates open at 7:00 p.m., show starts at 8:00 p.m. Visit www.amphitheater.org for tickets and more information.
Dragon Boat Races & International Festival – Saturday, September 25, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Drake Field on Lake Peachtree. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Peachtree City and Peachtree City Convention & Visitors Bureau. The 2010 event will feature an expanded food court, kids' corner, and more international displays and exhibits, as well as artisans specializing in international crafts. Visit www.ptcdragonboats.org for more information on this great annual event.
Starrs Mill High School Homecoming Parade – Friday, October 1, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Parade, which will include the Panther Pride Marching Band, will start at Braelinn Elementary School, proceed south on Robinson Road to Redwine Road, and end at the school. TRAFFIC ADVISORY.