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Peachtree City UPDATES - Week of Oct. 25, 2010

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More Halloween events this weekend, plus DUI crackdown, tornado siren reminder, and volunteer opportunities.

Planning Commission meeting– Special Called Meeting tonight, October 25
The commission will review proposed amendments to GC and LUC Zoning to establish the maximum size of individual buildings and/ or tenants, review proposed amendments to the Outdoor Display Ordinance regarding hand-held signs and costumes, and consider landscape plans for the Children’s Pediatric Village on Hwy 74 North and Theo’s Automotive on Dividend Drive. The public is welcome. View the full agenda at .

Severe Weather Warning Sirens
This morning (October 25), the severe weather sirens went off, and it is a good time to remind everyone of what they mean. The sirens are controlled by the Fayette County 911 Center and are sounded for two reasons: either 1) a Tornado Warning has been issued for our area, or 2) a Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for our area, and we are already under a Tornado Watch (meaning tornados are much more likely). In either case, residents should seek shelter and tune to NOAA Weather Radio for updates. Please do not call 911 when you hear the sirens.

Halloween Weekend – Full slate of events
Halloween is Sunday, October 31. The City of Peachtree City does not set or change the date for Trick-or-Treating. Check out a useful list of Halloween Safety Reminders from the PTC Police Department for both children and adults this holiday at .
Other Events:
- Fire Department Pumpkin Sale Underway – Now through October 31 at Leach Station 81 (on Paschall Road at Highway 74 South) and at Weber Station 83 (Peachtree Parkway south of Crosstown).
- Halloween Haunted House & Trail – Friday & Saturday, October 29-30, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Leach Fire Station 81 (on Paschall Road at Highway 74 South). Admission: $10 for adults, $8 for children. Optimist Club also hosting a Kiddie Haunt for children 10 years of age and younger for $4.
- Georgia Heartland Humane Society 7th Annual Doggie Dash – Saturday, October 30, at Shakerag Knoll. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m., walk starts at 10:00 a.m., and Costume Contest at 11:30 a.m. Visit for more information.
Peachtree Crossing / Fresh South Market Halloween Party – Saturday, October 30, 10:00 a.m. Events include a pumpkin pie contest, pet parade (Halloween costumes encouraged) and bring a decorated pumpkin for judging - best decorated and most unusual.
- The Avenue Fall Festival & Trick-or-Treating – Saturday, October 30, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Entertainment, face painting, balloon art and more. Bring your pet for a festive family photo.
- Braelinn Center Halloween Party – Saturday, October 30. Pumpkin painting, games and prizes, and best Halloween costume contest with over $600 in gift cards to be awarded. Lots of prizes for kids and adults. Activities start at 5:00 p.m., store-to-store trick-or-treating at 7:00 p.m.

Peachtree City PD participating in “Halloween Heat” DUI crackdown – Friday & Saturday
With Halloween falling on a weekend, the Peachtree City Police Department will be conducting Halloween road-checks and concentrated patrols around the Peachtree City area this weekend to crackdown on drunk drivers in the Peachtree City area. Designate a driver and enjoy the holiday festivities safely.

Path Safety Reminder – 90 miles of public paths, but the golf course paths are private
Canongate, which owns and operates the Flat Creek, Braelinn, and Planterra Golf Courses, has seen an increase in “cut through” traffic on their paths and even across greens and fairways. Residents are reminded that the golf courses are private property, including their golf cart paths, and trespassers can be prosecuted and held liable for the costly damage to the course. Private paths belonging to the golf courses are marked, and non-members are asked to use the 90 miles of public paths. Peachtree City’s new street and path map, which will be available in November, designates which paths are public and which are private (the current map does not show the private paths).

Toys for Tots – Volunteers needed for Fayette & Coweta
Between Santa Claus and the Marine Corps League Detachment 1325, local children in need will have toys to unwrap on Christmas morning. This year, Fayette resident Jeff White and Coweta resident Hank Berkowitz will direct the “Toys for Tots” collection for the two counties. They indicate that what's needed most this year are funds to purchase toys, and volunteers to make the drive successful. Toys and funds collected locally will be distributed in Fayette and Coweta. If you would like to volunteer, make a donation or host a local toy drop-off location, please visit . Peachtree City will run an updated list of drop-off locations for toys in the coming weeks.

Non-Profits – Sign up for Help Fest, November 30
Help Fest will feature local non-profit volunteer organizations providing information on their operations and offer a convenient place for residents looking for ways to volunteer. Visit for more information or to register a non-profit group to participate.

Don’t Forget . . .

General Election – now through November 2. Advance voting is underway, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday, at the Fayette County Elections Office in Fayetteville, and the Peachtree City and Tyrone Libraries. No voting on Monday, November 1, and residents vote at their regular polling place on Tuesday, November 2. Visit for sample ballots and to locate your polling place.

Peeples Elementary Pumpkin Fun Run – Saturday, October 30, 7:30 a.m., at the school (Hwy 74 South at Redwine Rd.). There will be a 5K run and a one-mile run. Pre-registration online at or by contacting the race coordinator at Proceeds support the Peeples Elementary PTO.

Fayette County Branch NAACP 13th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet - Saturday, October 30, 6:00 p.m., at the Peachtree City Hilton Garden Inn, 2010 North Commerce Drive. The speaker is Reverend Nelson Rivers and this year’s theme is “One Nation, One Dream: Justice for All.” Tickets are $60. For tickets and more information, please contact the Fayette County Branch at 770-460-9934 or email .


I am aware that the Whelen sirens come with voice warning capability. Fayetteville has chosen not to use the voice warning. If you are out on the golf course, soccer field, football field, etc. it would seem very important to hear that the warning is for a tornado as opposed to a thunderstorm.

When I previously inquired as to the choice not to use the voice I was informed that some people who live close to the sirens found the voice was too loud.

I do not think that this choice was made with EVERYONE AND THEIR SAFETY in mind.

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And what costume will CHR$ be wearing?

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