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Peachtree City UPDATES - Week of November 22

Betsy Tyler's picture

Shopping locally, outdoor buring for Lake McIntosh Construction, wildlife reminder, new online recreation catalog, and more!

Shop PTC / Find it in Fayette! ®
Last week, Council Member Vanessa Fleisch had a great column in the local newspapers about the importance of shopping locally. If you missed it, it is posted on the Shop Peachtree City page at . Look for a letter to the editor from Development Authority of PTC member David Conner this week in the Today in PTC and The Citizen. Local businesses who want to obtain or replace the official Shop PTC/Find it in Fayette decals may contact Betsy Tyler at . Thank you for supporting local businesses this holiday season!

DAPC Special Called Meeting – Tuesday, November 23
The Development Authority of Peachtree City will hold a special called meeting at City Hallon Tuesday, November 23. The purpose of the meeting is to convene in executive session to discuss the acquisition of real estate (note: Executive Sessions are not open to the public).

Outdoor Burning Notice – Lake McIntosh
Beginning this week, Fayette County’s contractor building Lake McIntosh, on Peachtree City’s southwestern border, will begin burning the cleared material associated with the construction project. Residents accustomed to calling the Peachtree City Fire Department with outdoor burning complaints will need to contact the Fayette County Board of Commissioners’ Office if air quality becomes a problem due to the burning. Construction burning is legal in Coweta County, where the actual burning will take place, and this is a Fayette County project. The phone number for the Board of Commissioners’ office is 770-305-5200.

Wildlife Reminder – Use caution, but agencies cannot capture or relocate
The City would like to remind everyone that our natural areas host a variety of wildlife, including deer, coyotes, raccoons, opossums, foxes, and armadillos. During the fall season, many animals are in rut and are much more likely to be visible. While negative interactions with our local wildlife are rare, please take precautions, including keeping small children and pets away, even if the animal is in your yard.

These animals live throughout our City and will be spotted occasionally along the paths and in yards. The County Animal Control Department and the PTC Police cannot respond to every wildlife sighting or if an animal is just walking in the area. Wild animals cannot be captured and relocated by the Police Department or Animal Control. Contact Fayette County Animal Control (770-631-7210) only to capture and destroy obviously diseased animals, and contact the Police Department only if an animal is attacking or visibly diseased and must be shot. If a wild animal is frequenting your home or yard, please make sure to remove possible food sources and, if necessary, contact a private pest control company to assist.

Recreation Catalog Now Online
The quarterly Peachtree City Parks & Recreation program catalog has graduated to an exclusively on-line version with the new Winter 2010-2011 edition. Check out the programming, with swimming lessons, art classes, dance, cards, fitness, gymnastics, martial arts, music, sports, and much more at .

Winter Swim Passes on sale December 1
Swim passes go on sale December 1 at Kedron Fieldhouse for Winter Quarter (December – February). Passes cost $60 for a single pass, $110 for two people, $150 for three, or $180 for four.

Library scooters available
Thanks to generous donations, the PTC Library now has two mobility scooters available to assist patrons who have difficulty getting around the large building. Please visit the circulation desk to use a scooter during your PTC Library visit.

Peachtree City Holiday Ornament
Looking for that perfect little hostess gift or memento that really says “Peachtree City?” The new Peachtree City Holiday Ornament, featuring a golf cart and the official City logo, is now available at City Hall and the Visitors Center on McIntosh Trail. The ornament is brass and comes in a decorative box perfect for wrapping. Cost is $15.00 per ornament. View a picture of the ornament at (main page rotating images).

New Street & Path Maps available
The new 4-color Guide to PTC Street & Path “Map-azine” are now available at City Hall for $2.00. The maps show both the public path system and the private golf course paths, which are delineated in different colors. Residents are reminded that the golf course paths are private property and only for use by club members while golfing.

Traffic Alerts
Harbor Loop – Paving should be completed this week.
Round Leaf – This project has been moved to the week of November 29 - stormwater crews will be replacing a pipe under Round Leaf (in Spooner Ridge). The road will be closed for one day to complete the project.
Windgate Path Tunnel – This project has been moved to the week of November 29 - the tunnel will be closed for approximately two days for Stormwater repairs.

Don’t Forget . . .

Thanksgiving Holidays – Thursday & Friday, November 25 & 26. All city offices closed. Have a very happy Thanksgiving.

Light Up the Night Toy Drive – Friday & Saturday, November 26 & 27@ Wal-Mart. The PTC Police Department will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for local families in need at the PTC Wal-Mart from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Planning Commission Meeting – Monday, November 29, 7:00 p.m. at City Hall.

Annual Trivia Challenge – PTC Youth Council versus PTC Police - Tuesday, November 30, 7:00 p.m., at City Hall. This marks the fourth time that these two groups have come together for a fun filled evening of trivia on law, the Police Department, and pop culture. At stake are yearly bragging rights and a trophy. During the past three years, the Police Department has been unable to hold onto the lead and win; however, they are certain that 2010 is their year to bring the trophy home. The public is invited to cheer on their favorite group.


Can Betsy tell us what piece of property this meeting is ABOUT? Let's hope it's not about DAPC (aka PTC taxpayers) buying Towne Club for 17 million.

mudcat's picture

Got to like that idea. City running out of money and Imker says no new taxes but we gonna be buying a failing project because ......? Is it too big to fail? Is at the gateway to the city? Is it needed to fill up the bridge tables at the expanded Gathering Place?

Well now, it is only $17 big ones. It is not like it is real money.

God help us if you are not laughing too much.

....."a bond resolution for up to 16 million in revenue bonds for acquisition and redevelopment of Towne Club...."


how about (former) Photocircuits....they owe $70,640. in back taxes for the last 3 years.

Robert W. Morgan's picture

This was taken off the agenda and never discussed. Surely even the unfunded dreamers on DAPC realize how silly this is. I hope the Towne Club survives, but it must do do on its own. Private business, free enterprise, market demands - all that.

But you raise an interesting issue on Photocircuits, is there a tax lien on that property and if so does that help or hurt the sale of that property? Maybe DAPC can chew on that one and see what can be done to get someone in that building. I don't think city council has the collective intellect to understand that problem, so we will leave it to the people on DAPC who actually have relevant jobs in the private sector and a couple with Ivy League educations.

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