PTC 101 class starts September 25

Thu, 08/09/2007 - 3:41pm
By: The Citizen

Peachtree City residents interested in learning more about the operation of the City government are invited to sign up for the new PTC 101 class which begins at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 25.

The five-session class will provide an overview of Peachtree City’s seven operating divisions and insight into city operations.

The class was suggested by Peachtree City Mayor Harold Logsdon after he learned what some other area communities are doing to keep communications open with area residents.

“I know that I had certain perceptions about our city government when I decided to run for Mayor, and I also know how much I’ve learned about the daily operations since taking office,” Logsdon said. “The PTC 101 Class should give participants a good understanding of how their local tax dollars are spent.”

The first session of the course on September 25 will be held at City Hall and provide an overview of Peachtree City’s history and form of government, the role of the city manager, and Peachtree City’s planning, zoning, and land use issues.

Session two on October 2 will be held at Leach Fire Station and focus on the history, operation, and programs under Peachtree City’s police and fire Departments.

Following a break on October 9 for the Rotary Candidate Forum, the third session will be held on October 16 and will focus on the Peachtree City Library and the community’s extensive recreation program. Session four will encompass the city’s public works division, the building and code enforcement departments, and the engineering and stormwater departments.

The final class will cover the City’s finances and budget, volunteer opportunities such as the commissions and authorities serving the City, and a question & answer session with the Mayor and Council.

Classes will last from 7-9 p.m. on the scheduled Tuesdays.

Logsdon said, “I encourage anyone wanting to know about the operation of our City, including those running for local office this fall, to sign up for the course.”

Applications are available at City Hall, the Peachtree City Library, and on the City’s web site at Applications will be accepted through September 7, and participation will be limited to the first twenty-five applicants age 18 and older.

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