Monday, April 26, 2010

Peachtree City UPDATES Week of April 26, 2010

Work at City Hall

AT&T will begin replacing copper wiring with fiber optic at City Hall tomorrow. This will involve trenching through part of the parking lot in front of Community Development all the way to the cell tower. Cut-through traffic behind the Library will be blocked while the work is going on, which should take about three days.

Spring Cleanup – Freon Accepted!

Public Works and Keep Peachtree City Beautiful have been able to arrange for the disposal of appliances with Freon at this year’s Spring Cleanup on May 1 & 2. Although they still cannot accept tires or batteries, the Recycling Center will be open on both Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for Peachtree City residents to dispose of old furniture, appliances, and just about everything else!

Help us celebrate! Highway 54/CSX Multi-Use Bridge Grand Opening May 2

The Community Development Division is excited to announce that the City's newest multi-use path is “unofficially” open. Located in Wilksmoor Village, the long-anticipated project interconnects the existing Market Place, McIntosh Village, and The Avenue retail centers to Huddleston Road and the Planterra Ridge neighborhood, as well as to the existing and proposed residential, retail and commercial developments north of Highway 54. Staff will celebrate the official grand opening of this path at 2:00 PM on Sunday, May 2. Those interested in joining us are invited to meet in the side parking lot adjacent to Books-A-Million where we will walk to the multi-use bridge and officially open the path with a ribbon cutting. City Staff is also coordinating with businesses within the area in hopes they will participate in the grand-opening festivities by having sidewalk sales and other festivities throughout the weekend.

Marketplace / Huddleston / Planterra Road Golf Cart Advisory

Now that the tunnels and CSX multi-use bridge are open, golf carts will no longer be able to cross Highway 54 at the Highway 54/ Marketplace, Highway 54 / Planterra Way and Highway 54/ Huddleston Road intersections. Please note that golf carts are NOT permitted to cross state highways unless these crossings are permitted by GDOT. Presently, there are no at-grade crossings of state roads in Peachtree City where carts are authorized to cross the highway.

Peachtree City Online Maps

The City of Peachtree City uses an online GIS mapping system in-house, and has made this program available for web site visitors to explore and use. The site address is . Users of the Online Map can view information layers including streets, paths, zoning, and floodplains, and can print the map to a PDF file.

McIntosh High School – Golf Cart Parking Rules changing for next year

Effective July 1, there will be no golf cart parking permitted along the City-owned path near Walt Banks Road and Peachtree Parkway North. Council adopted this new rule on April 15 to address ongoing problems with blocked paths, private property damage, litter, and reports of inappropriate activities in the area. The City will be installing “No Parking” signage and striping the affected areas over the summer. The school will be adding more golf cart parking spaces for next year, and students who plan to drive carts to school should purchase a golf cart parking pass during the regular registration process. Staff will continue to monitor off-street parking on Prime Point to make sure it does not continue to be a problem (carts cannot park to block access to businesses on Prime Point or park on their private property).

Kedron Open Gym Fees begin May 10

Beginning May 10, there will be a small fee for Open Gym usage at Kedron Fieldhouse and Aquatic Center to help support the costs of the facility. The fee will be $1 for ages 3 to 11 and $2 for ages 12 and over. Passes will be made available on a quarterly system at $18 for ages 3 to 11 and $36 for ages 12 and over. The quarterly passes will go on sale May 17 for summer (June – August).

Question of the Week – What are the rules for graduation signs & banners?

With graduation approaching, the City wants you to be aware of standards for putting up signs that honor the graduates. Peachtree City allows every residence to have a single non-commercial sign in their yard, including graduations signs. If you have multiple graduates, you may put up multiple signs in your yard. Graduation banners will be allowed from May 15 through June 15 and may only be placed at the entrance to a subdivision if they do not obstruct the view of the subdivision sign or any lane of traffic. Banners may not be attached to the subdivision entrance sign, other signs or trees. Permits are required for each banner and are available at the Community Development office at 153 Willowbend Rd. (downstairs at City Hall).

Honor Flight Fayette sends off WWII Veterans on May 4

All of Fayette County is invited to help show our WWII veterans how much we care on May 4 at 6:00 a.m. in Fayetteville. The public is invited to the gym at the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church (behind the old courthouse) and then to line the streets of Fayetteville as the WWII veterans depart for Washington DC. Honor Flight Fayette offers free flights to WWII Veterans to visit their National Memorial in Washington, DC. For more information about Honor Flight Fayette, visit

Seeking Tourism Volunteers

Peachtree City is seeking applicants to serve on the Tourism Association (PCTA). Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Members are required to attend a minimum of eighty percent (80%) of all meetings. Applicants should preferably have experience in the restaurant or hotel/motel industry and/or have a minimum of five (5) years of fiscal experience. Applications are due to City Hall by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 14th. More information & application . . .

Help Honor our Troops at May 29 Concert and Program for Memorial Day on May 31

Memorial Day Weekend will see a full slate of events, including the All American 5K Road Race (register at ), a welcome home motorcade and ceremony for Lt. Dan Berschinski, and a patriotic concert at The Fred on Saturday, May 29. Help us honor your family members who are serving, have served, or have given their lives in service to our country at

On Monday, May 31, the annual Memorial Day Golf Cart Processional begins at 8:00 a.m. at The Gathering Place on McIntosh Trail and proceeds to City Hall, followed by Honors to the Flag, Guest Speaker, and Essay Contest Winners at City Hall/Library Plaza beginning at 9:00 a.m. The guest speaker is Pat Stansbury, executive director of the National Museum of Patriotism and mother of a West Point graduate. She will talk about military families.

More Summer Camps – Junior Golf Camp, Too!

In addition to the many summer camps offered by the City of Peachtree City (go to, Canongate is hosting a range of summer Junior Golf Camps at the Peachtree City and Summer Grove courses. Visit for more information.


· Paschall / Willow / Hwy 74 Tunnel & Path Connections – The City has run into issues with the Department of Transportation issuing the encroachment permit. Looks like it will be a few weeks before it is issued. Should be able to re-issue Notice to Proceed by the third week in May.

· Wisdom Road Stormwater Project – Construction continues through May, with intermittent closures of one lane of the roadway. Paving should take place this week.

Don’t Forget . . .

Recreation Commission/City Council Workshop on Senior Services - Monday, April 26, 6:30 p.m. at The Gathering Place (203 McIntosh Trail). Discussion of possible coordination between The Gathering Place and Fayette Senior Services. Interested residents are welcome.

Planning Commission Workshop on Senior Apartments - Monday, April 26, 7:00 p.m. at City Hall. The workshop is about the proposed NorSouth Companies, Inc., rezoning request for 5.62 acres on Newgate Road for an age-restricted apartment development for seniors. The Commission will also consider a new Master Sign Program for Braelinn Village retail center. The public is welcome.

Yard Sales –Signs available at City Hall, and all registered sales are listed on the City web site. View upcoming yard sales . . .

Green Market at The Avenue – Thursdays through August 5 from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Featuring fresh, locally grown food and products, children's entertainment, cooking demos, seminars and more.

Fresh Market South at Peachtree Crossing - first and third Saturdays each month from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and Wednesdays from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Featuring local produce, organic dairy products, breads, and gourmet food, and demonstrations. More information . . .

Oak Grove Spring Fest – Friday, April 30, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., followed by a movie at 8:30 p.m. Oak Grove Elementary’s annual Springfest is a great evening of fun for the whole family, with jump houses, inflatables, games, concessions, and more! The community is welcome. Oak Grove Elementary is located at 101 Crosstown Road.

American Cancer Society Relay for Life – Friday, April 30 (dusk to sunrise on May 1) at the Kiwanis Fair Grounds in Fayetteville. The event’s theme for 2010 is, “Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back.” More information . . .

McIntosh High School production of “Footloose” – Friday, April 30, & Saturday, May 1. Let the student cast take you back to the 80’s with great music and dancing. Tickets $5 in advance, or $7 for students and $10 for adults at the door. Showtimes: 8:00 p.m. Friday, 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Saturday. More information . . .

Touch-A-Truck – Saturday, May 1, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Shakerag Knoll. Bring the little ones to see and climb on a variety of big equipment. More information . . .

Monopoly Tournament – Saturday, May 1, at Towne Club (Peachtree Parkway/Crosstown Rd). No restrictions on residency, free entry, ages 12 and up (case by case exceptions considered). First round (64 players) begins at 10:00 a.m., second round at noon, and final round at 2:00 p.m. Cash prizes. More information . . .

Fayette Master Gardener’s Plant Sale & Demonstrations – Saturday, May 1, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Fayette County Administrative Complex (Highways 54 and 85 in Fayetteville). More information . . .

St. Christopher’s High Tea & Fashion Show Benefit – Saturday, May 1. The Philoptochos (Friends of the Poor) Society of St. Christopher Hellenic (Greek) Orthodox Church in Peachtree City is holding its annual High Tea and Fashion Show, sponsored by Belk in Fayetteville, on Saturday, May 1, at 313 Dividend Drive. Door prizes and fun for all! All proceeds support local and national charities. Tickets are $25 each and are limited. Please call to reserve your seat at 770-487-6546.

Spring Cleanup – Saturday & Sunday, May 1 & 2 - PTC residents can drop off unwanted appliances (including Freon), furniture, and other junk at the Recycling Center on Rockaway Road. The Recycling Center will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days. No tires or batteries. More information . . .

Grand Opening of the Hwy 54/CSX Multi-Use Bridge – Sunday, May 2, 2:00 p.m. at the Books-A-Million side parking lot.

Honor Flight Fayette WWII Veterans Sendoff – Tuesday, May 4, 6:00 a.m. The public is invited to the gym at the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church (behind the old courthouse) and then to line the streets of Fayetteville as our WWII veterans depart for Washington DC. For more information, visit .

City Council Workshop – Tuesday, May 4, 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. Council will be discussing the employee pension plan(s) and possible changes as part of the ongoing budget discussions.

City Council Meeting – Thursday, May 6, 7:00 p.m. at City Hall.

Open Mic Night @ The Fred – Friday, May 7, 7:00 p.m. Come cheer on your favorite local band as they compete to be the opening act for one of the concerts this year! Wristbands $5 in advance, $10 day of the show. Available at the Fred Box Office, Monday-Friday from 9AM-5PM, stop by or call us at (770) 631-0630. More information . . .

Fayette Master Gardeners’ 5th Annual Spring Garden Tour – Saturday, May 8, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tickets $15. Five gardens in Tyrone, Peachtree City, and Fayetteville will be featured. For more information and to order tour passes, call 770.305.5153 or email .

Fayette County Kids Fishing Derby – Saturday, May 8, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Luther Glass Park on Peachtree Parkway South in Peachtree City. Free event. Email for more information.

Gloria Gaynor & Village People @ The Fred – Saturday, May 15. Gates open at 7:00, p.m., concert starts at 8:00 p.m. Reserved Seats $55, Lawn Seating $45. Visit for more information and tickets.

Community Wide Garage Sale to benefit the Lt. Dan Berschinski Fund - Saturday, May 15, at Mobile Storage Depot (200 Kelly Drive). 100% of the space rental cost ($15.00) will be donated to the Lt. Dan Berschinski fund. Email .

USTA National Tennis Open - Boys & Girls 12s – May 22-26 at the Peachtree City Tennis Center at 10 Planterra Way. Nationally ranking players from all over the country will be playing at the Peachtree City Tennis Center. Visit

Memorial Day All American 5 K Road Race – Saturday, May 29, 8:00 a.m. Proceeds go to the Lt. Dan Berschinski Fund. More information and registration for runners, walkers, and phantom runners at .

Welcome Home Lt. Dan Motorcade/Parade – Saturday, May 29. The Patriot Guard will escort Lt. Dan Berschinski from Fayetteville (11:30 a.m.) to Peachtree City, ending at City Hall.

Welcome Home Lt. Dan Ceremony – Saturday, May 29, 1:00 p.m. at City Hall.

Memorial Day Golf Cart Parade & Tribute – Monday, May 31 at City Hall (golf cart parade departs The Gathering Place at 8:00 a.m., ceremony at City Hall begins at 9:00 a.m.).

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