Tuesday, October 20, 2009

PTC Update

Work underway on Flat Creek Path Bridge

Construction is now underway for the connections to the Flat Creek Multi-Use Bridge (located behind Gardner Park and near Morallion Hills in Southern Peachtree City). Residents, businesses, and path users alike may hear the impact of the pile driver for the next several weeks as the connections are placed. The bridge is expected to open in late-January.

Council awards CSX Path Bridge Connections Project

At their regular meeting last Thursday, the Mayor and Council awarded the $157,000 construction contract for the path connections to the CSX multi-use path bridge and tunnels on Highway 54 West to Lewallen Construction. The Georgia DOT must sign the contract, and then the Notice to Proceed with construction can be issued to the contractor.

Volunteers Needed – Commission and Authority terms pending

Peachtree City is now accepting applications for several volunteer boards serving the community. Applications are due to City Hall by 5:00 p.m. on December 4, are available by clicking the link on the respective agency below for more information:

Peachtree City Water & Sewerage Authority (WASA) – owns and operates the sewer treatment system serving Peachtree City.
Peachtree City Airport Authority – owns and operations Peachtree City Falcon Field Airport.
Peachtree City Tourism Association – serves as Peachtree City’s Convention and Visitors Bureau and operates the Peachtree City Visitors Center.
Peachtree City Recreation Commission – Advises the Mayor and Council on recreation needs and issues in Peachtree City.

Kedron Pools reopen today

Additional repairs required for the pools at Kedron Fieldhouse and Aquatic Center required them to remain closed through this past weekend. However, the pools reopened today (Monday, October 19).

Mayor & Council Candidate Interviews Online

The Fayette County Chamber of Commerce has posted a video candidate forum online for the upcoming November 3 Election. Candidates for each of Peachtree City’s posts (Mayor, Council Posts 1, 3, & 4) had an opportunity to answer questions. [View Videos . . . ]

Keep PTC Beautiful helps keep the Air Show green!

At the October 15 City Council Meeting, Keep Peachtree City Beautiful (KPTCB) Director Al Yougel reported that the group collected 98 bags of recyclables during the two-day Great Georgia Air Show on October 10 & 11, which, after sorting, resulted in 1,800 lbs. of plastic bottles that were recycled instead of going in the landfill. The non-profit agency is working to increase recycling opportunities at events in the city. [More information on KPTCB . . . ]

Veterans Day event to be held November 7

This year’s Veterans Day recognition will be held on Saturday, November 7, at 10:00 a.m. The City, in conjunction with VFW Post 9949, American Legion Posts 50 and 105, and the Clyde Thomason detachment of the Marine Corps League, will host the event at the new Falcon Field Veterans Memorial Park at Falcon Field Airport. [More information . . . ]

Occupational Taxes Now Due

Notices were mailed Friday for all businesses to pay their 2010 Occupational Taxes by December 31. This includes home-based businesses. This year’s mailing includes a Fayette County 9-1-1 emergency contact form, and a Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) Program form now required by State Law for all businesses. If you did not receive a renewal notice last week or if you have never obtained an Occupational Tax Certificate for your business, please contact City Hall. [Email City Hall regarding Occupational Taxes . . . ]

Shopping Locally

Green Market, Thursdays at The Avenue - The Avenue at Highway 54/74 will be holding a series of produce markets on Thursdays, beginning this week (Thursday, October 22). Growers from south Metro Atlanta area will bring locally grown produce to the gazebo area at City Circle from noon – 7:00 p.m. for the next four Thursdays.

Braelinn Village Center Under Construction & Open For Business – The renovation of Braelinn Village Shopping Center is in full swing, but all the merchants remain open for business.

Other Information from around Peachtree City

Local Jobs – The City of Peachtree City maintains a listing of Open City Positions on its web site. The City site also includes links to other Fayette County jobs posted on the Fayette County Development Authority and Fayette County Chamber of Commerce web sites.

PTC Yard Sales – Peachtree City may be one of the few places that requires residents to register their yard sales (at City Hall), but it gives us a great weekly list of places to look for deals. The list is updated regularly and can be found in the Virtual Neighborhoods section on Peachtree City’s web site. [View upcoming yard sales . . . ]

Don’t Forget . . .

Volunteer Firefighter Pumpkin Sale – October 1-31, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Leach Station (Paschall Rd at Highway 74 South) and Weber Station (Peachtree Parkway south of Crosstown Rd.). [More information . . . ]

Jack-O-Lantern Drop Off (for judging and display at the 10/24 Halloween Party) – Thursday & Friday, October 22 & 23, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. for the October 24 Contest Judging at The Fred Box Office. Prizes for creepiest, funniest, and most creative for both kids (12 & under) and adult (13 & over) will be awarded on October 24. Include name, address, phone # and age on bottom of jack-o-lantern. [More information . . . ]

Christ Our Shepherd Community Service Weekend – October 23 – 25 - blood drive, flu & pneumonia shots, blood pressure checks, document shredding, yard sale, bake sale, and more. [More information . . . ]

Not So Frightful Storytelling and Halloween Party at The Fred – Saturday, October 24, 4:00 p.m. at the Frederick Brown, Jr. Amphitheater. FREE ADMISSION. Folk songs and folk tales, costume contest, “safe trick-or-treating,” Jack-O-Lantern contest, and more! Local vendors also still welcome to sign up for the event. [More information . . . ]

Fire Department Haunted House – Friday & Saturday, October 23 & 24 and 30 & 31, 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. Students $8, Adults $10. [More information . . . ]

2nd Annual Toga Trot 5K & 1 Mile Race – Saturday, October 31, 8:30 a.m. at Dolce Atlanta Peachtree. Presented by the Atlanta Southern Crescent Alumnae Panhellenic Association (ASCAPA) and the Rotary Clubs of Peachtree City‘s - Net proceeds directly benefit the ASCAPA college scholarship program and the Rotary Polio Eradication Fund. [More information . . . ]

Halloween & Trick-or-Treating – Saturday, October 31 – The City does not change the date for trick-or-treating.

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