Peachtree City UPDATES – Week of July 11, 2011


Meetings tonight, local jobs, government auctions, project updates, and more . . .

FY 2012 Budget Workshop – Tonight at City Hall
The Mayor and City Council will hold a workshop meeting on Monday, July 11, 6:30 p.m., at City Hall. The public is welcome. The budget is available for review online at

Planning Commission Meets Tonight in Floy Farr Room
The Peachtree City Planning Commission meets on Monday, July 11, at 7:00 p.m. Due to the City Council Budget Workshop, the Commission will meet in the Floy Farr Room on the lower level of the Peachtree City Library (please enter from upstairs). The agenda includes consideration of the conceptual site plan for HearthSide at Peachtree City (Newgate Road) and a workshop discussion of the Southside Church parking lot expansion (Robinson Road). The public is welcome. More information on these projects is available at

Local Jobs on Peachtree City Web Site
Peachtree City lists a variety of jobs and volunteer positions on its web site at Currently, the City is accepting applications for full-time and part-time firefighters and seasonal scorekeepers. The Airport Authority is accepting applications for Aviation Director. The Fire Department is accepting applications for Volunteer Firefighters. The City also links to local job listings maintained by the Fayette county Chamber of Commerce and the Fayette County Development Authority.

Rope Swings on Lake Peachtree Not Allowed
This summer, the Public Works Crews have had to remove several rope swings from the eastern bank of Lake Peachtree. This area is a City-owned greenbelt, and rope swings are not allowed. Please report rope swings on the eastern bank (along the path) by emailing Public Works or calling 770-487-5183.

Traffic Advisory – North Hill CLOSED to auto and path traffic Monday, July 25
The Homeowners Association of North Hill on Peachtree Parkway North will be having the private street resealed on Monday, July 25. As a result, the roadway will be closed to both auto and PATH traffic. If the weather delays the project, it will be rescheduled to Monday, August 1.

City Items for Auction at and beginning July 21
Peachtree City will accept bids on for various items, including cameras, a camera bag, a printer, VHS and VCR players, a typewriter, various office equipment and multiple televisions. The auctions are expected to begin on July 21 and continue through approximately August 5. Items at on July 21 include nine Crown Victoria Pursuit vehicles, one Ford Taurus, one GEM, radios, two fuel pumps, one Petro vend tower and various partitions used in Crown Vic Pursuit cars.

Clinic for Women Veterans on July 27 in Newnan
A clinic for women military veterans will be held at 7:00 p.m. on July 27 at the Veterans Club, 130 Veterans Club Drive, in Newnan. Female veterans from all surrounding counties are invited. Topics include VA benefits specifically available to women, how to file claims, and a presentation on the prevalence of suicide among veterans. Those wishing to apply for VA medical assistance should bring a copy of their discharge certificate (DD 214) and any private medical insurance they have. RSVP to Kathy Shiver, 404-924-0878, or Hanna Mercier, 678-850-6818..

Youth Basketball Registration is August 21 – 22, 27 – 28
The Peachtree City Youth Basketball Association (PTCYBA) will have registration for the 2011 -12 season on August 20 – 21 and August 27 – 28 at the Kedron Fieldhouse & Aquatic Center (in the gymnasium). Registration is for boys and girls in grades 1 through 12 and the cost is $135 for Fayette county residents or $140 for out-of-county residents (check or cash only). Discounts for three or more players in the same family. Registration is 12:00 – 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays and 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. on Sundays. For more information or directions, visit or call Bryan Clark at 678-910-8002.

Peachtree City Garbage Companies – Check your rate and add recycling!
Peachtree City has an open franchise for residential curbside garbage and recycling pickup, and there are currently four companies with a franchise to pick up in the City. The current companies and their official Peachtree City rates are posted at If you are being charged more, please contact your provider to confirm that you are a Peachtree City resident. Peachtree City requires these companies to include both garbage and recycling pickup in their monthly base rate, so you can go ahead and sign up when you call without increasing your rate!

McIntosh Chiefettes Mini-Dance Camp, July 25 – 28
Hail to the McIntosh High School Chiefettes for earning a trophy and first place win at UDA summer camp at Auburn University! The award-winning Chiefettes will once again offer their Mini-Dance Camp at McIntosh High School on July 25-28, for girls Pre K – 8th grade. For more information, please contact Coach Carmen Yarbrough at

Project Updates:

City Hall/Library Stairway Remains CLOSED for Repairs – the stairway between City Hall and the Library remains closed today for repairs. The project should be completed and the stairs open again on Tuesday, July 12.

Library Lower Level Entrance CLOSED for Repairs – The lower level entrance to the PTC Library remains closed due to cracks in the masonry. The area has been barricaded for safety reasons until repairs are completed. Please use the main entrance to the Library upstairs until further notice.

Rite Aid /Whitlock Ellis Entrance from Peachtree Parkway will have intermittent CLOSURES during construction of the Walgreens at Hwy 54 and Peachtree Parkway. Access from Hwy 54 will remain open. Path access via the Walgreens site was open for the July 4 weekend but will require additional closures until construction is complete. Even when open, this is a construction area – drive slowly and remain alert when using this entrance.

Lake McIntosh – Fayette County reports that the Lake McIntosh dam construction continues on schedule for a completion by December 2011 (note date correction), after which the lake can begin filling. The time to fill is estimated to be about one year, but depends on the amount rain and the amount of water withdrawn for treatment during filling.

Highway 74 South Sound Wall Landscaping – The City has received a grant for this project, but will be required to dedicate matching funds. This will be discussed as part of the FY 2012 budget preparation.

Multi-Use Bridge over SR 74 – There will be a contractor sealing cracks on the approaches to the bridge beginning next Monday, July 18. One lane of the bridge will remain open during work. Please drive bikes and carts with caution when workers are present.

Don’t Forget . . .

City Council Budget Workshop – Monday, July 11, 6:30 p.m., in City Council Chambers. The public is welcome.

Planning Commission Regular Meeting – Monday, July 11, 7:00 p.m., in the Floy Farr Room of the Peachtree City Library. The public is welcome (please enter upstairs – after 7:30, the far downstairs door nearest the dumpster and radio tower will be open).

Fayette County Commission Regular Meeting – Thursday, July 14, 7:00 p.m., in the Commission Chambers at 140 Stonewall Avenue West, Fayetteville. The public is welcome. For agenda information, please visit

Meet the Author: Michael Buchanan – Saturday, July 16, 1:00 p.m., at the Peachtree City Library. Author/Screenwriter Michael Buchanan will discuss his latest novel with co-author Diane Lang, The Fat Boy Chronicles, which they recently adapted into a screenplay.

Kool & the Gang @ The Fred – Saturday, July 16. Gates open at 7:00 p.m.; concert begins at 8:00 p.m. More information and tickets at

Leisure Services Commission Regular Meeting – Monday, July 18. Meeting cancelled.

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