Show notes: This Week in Peachtree Corners, November 3, 2016

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City Council Meeting

  • Date:11/15/2016 7:00 PM

Planning Commission Meeting

  • Date:11/08/2016 7:00 PM

New Business: 1. RZ2016-005 / SUP2016-004, Aztec Stone. Consideration of rezoning from M-1, Light Industry, to C-2, Commercial, and approving a Special Use Permit on 2.29 acres to allow outdoor storage in order to accommodate the expansion of a stone yard at 5055 and 5039 Buford Hwy., in Dist. 6, Land Lot 257, Parcels 025 and 027, Peachtree Corners, GA D.

Old Business: 1. PH2016-007 Vending and Lockers. Consideration of amendment to the zoning code to regulate outdoor vending and storage lockers.

  1. City Business Items:
  2. Holcomb Bridge Corridor Redevelopment Overlay
    2. Town Center / Town Green update

 

Peachtree Corners Best Butts for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

This is a family friendly event with kid activities, live music, all you can eat BBQ and of course, crowning the Peachtree Corners Best Butt trophy! Sides provided by Hog and Ale and Peachtree Growler will be out with their craft beer and wine. Hosted by Peachtree Corners Friends, ALL PROCEEDS go to support Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta!

The event is open to the public and includes a Kids Chef Dessert competition. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children 6-13 years. All you can eat and drink and activities included in ticket price.

For tickets visit Facebook.com/Peachtree corners friends and see our event with a link to purchase tickets and/or register to compete. Or they can email pcfoc.events@gmail.com for more information. Tickets will be sold at the door until sold out.

 

Teen Dating Violence Prevention

Teen Dating Violence Workshop for Adults, Girl Scouts Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors and Non Girl Scouts 13 – 18 yrs old. Spotting abusive relationships and how to get out of them; as well as a self defense session. Cost: $20 for the girls and $10 for the adults.

For questions send an email to bpgoesgold@gmail.com or call 404-786-1317.

 

 

Holiday Glow in the Corners Parade.

Love a parade? Then why not think about volunteering to help out at this year’s Holiday Glow in the Corners Parade.

As with every community event, volunteers help make the day a success. It doesn’t take much time or know-how to make a big difference.

This year’s parade is Saturday, Nov. 26. You can find additional information on the Peachtree Corners Holiday Parade website: http://www.glowinthecorners.org/we-love-our-volunteers

 

 

“Doctor Strange” or stick to history and see “Hacksaw Ridge.”
At NCG Cinema  www.ncgmovies.com/peachtree-corners

 

Haven’t voted early – too late now. It ENDS FRIDAY here in Georgia
Polls will not be open over the weekend or on Monday, as poll workers prepare for Election Day.

 

Norcross High School Theater wins GHSA One Act Regional Competition. Next, State. Good luck all! – https://instagram.com/p/BMRdVxaBnng/

 

ADULT COLORING FOR RELAXATION

11/07/2016 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Feeling stressed out? Drop in for a relaxing coloring session while expressing your creative side. Adult coloring at the Peachtree Corners Branch is healthy, fun, and free! The library provides a wide variety of coloring sheets and colored pencils.

 

2016 Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar
The Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar

Friday, November 11, 2016 at 8:30 AM  Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 11:00 PM (EST)
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-atlanta-photojournalism-seminar-tickets-26911844050?aff=es2

 

Star Gazing

11/4/16 (Nearby)

Look Over The Stars At Morgan Falls Overlook Park!

Bring binoculars or your own telescope, if you have them and join the Atlanta Astronomy Club to look at the moon, visible planets and other objects, try out a variety of telescopes, or talk to amateur knowledgeable astronomers about the night sky.

Please be aware that the astronomers and demonstrators must cut-off the line for each telescope to enable all viewing to be completed by 9:45 p.m.

Free. Appropriate for all ages.

Registration requested by visiting: http://registration.sandyspringsga.gov

 

Suwanee Wine Fest

November 5th, 2016 marks the 4th Annual Suwanee Wine Festival, brought to you by organizers of the award-winning Suwanee American Craft Beer Fest. Local wine…   11/5 1:00pm

Suwanee Classic Car Show

Sunday, November 6 | 10am

The 2016 Suwanee Classic Car Show venue is gearing up for its Annual Car Show which will be held in Suwanee Town Center Park on Sunday, November 6 from…

Suwanee Town Center Park

Holiday Art & Craft Market

Saturday, November 5 | 10am

Free market with art, pottery, jewelry, crafts and more. Find unique gifts for the holidays! Free kid’s craft room, free holiday photo booth, food truck and…
Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center, Community Room

 

Italian Car Day

Saturday, November 5 | 10am

Celebrating the 20th year of Italian Automotive Style in an exhibition of the finest, exotic Italian cars and motorcycles! Including car show with marque… Lillian Webb Park

 

Model Railroad Days

Sunday, November 6
The museum will host an assortment of visiting Model RR layouts for this two day event.
Southeastern Railway Museum

 

 

Early voting tomorrow at
Lucky Shoals Park Community Recreation Center
4651 Britt Road
Norcross, GA 30093

 

Proposed Constitutional Amendments On The 2016 Ga. Ballot

http://news.wabe.org/post/proposed-constitutional-amendments-2016-ga-ballot

In addition to selecting local public officials and the country’s next president on Nov. 8, Georgia citizens will vote on four ballot measures to amend the state constitution. Here is some information to help you make your choice when at the polling booth:

Amendment One

Ballot language:

Provides greater flexibility and state accountability to fix failing schools through increasing community involvement.

Senate Resolution No. 287

Resolution Act No. 309

Ga. L. 2015, p. 1498

Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended to allow the state to intervene in chronically failing public schools in order to improve student performance?

Amendment One, also known as the “school takeover plan,” would allow the state of Georgia to create an Opportunity School District to take over schools deemed “chronically failing,” according to a state rating system.

Amendment Two

Ballot language:

Authorizes penalties for sexual exploitation and assessments on adult entertainment to fund child victims’ services.

Senate Resolution No. 7

Resolution Act No. 306

Ga. L. 2015, p. 1497

Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended to allow additional penalties for criminal cases in which a person is adjudged guilty of keeping a place of prostitution, pimping, pandering, pandering by compulsion, solicitation of sodomy, masturbation for hire, trafficking of persons for sexual servitude, or sexual exploitation of children and to allow assessments on adult entertainment establishments to fund the Safe Harbor for Sexually Exploited Children Fund to pay for care and rehabilitative and social services for individuals in this state who have been or may be sexually exploited?

Amendment Two would create the Safe Harbor for Sexually Exploited Children Fund, to provide rehabilitative and social services to children who have been sexually exploited. It would draw those funds from additional fines placed on convicted sex traffickers and an annual $5,000 fee on adult entertainment businesses.

 

Finally, voters are also being asked to create the Safe Harbor for Exploited Children Fund, which would create a dedicated source of state funding to pay for victims’ housing, counseling and medical treatment. It would be paid for through new $2,500 fines for anyone convicted of human trafficking crimes and from a new $5,000 annual fee on strip clubs and other adult businesses.

 

Amendment Three

Ballot language:

Reforms and re-establishes the Judicial Qualifications Commission and provides for its composition, governance, and powers.

House Resolution No. 1113

Resolution Act No. 537

Ga. L. 2016, p. 896

Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended so as to abolish the existing Judicial Qualifications Commission; require the General Assembly to create and provide by general law for the composition, manner of appointment, and governance of a new Judicial Qualifications Commission, with such commission having the power to discipline, remove, and cause involuntary retirement of judges; require the Judicial Qualifications Commission to have procedures that provide for due process of law and review by the Supreme Court of its advisory opinions; and allow the Judicial Qualifications Commission to be open to the public in some manner?

Amendment Three would allow state lawmakers to recreate the Judicial Qualifications Commission, the watchdog agency that polices the state’s judges.

 

Also controversial has been a push to abolish and remake the state’s Judicial Qualifications Commission, which investigates allegations of judicial impropriety and has the authority to remove judges. Some have said it is an attempt to gut the commission’s independence to serve as a watchdog agency.

 

 

Amendment Four

Ballot language:

Dedicates revenue from existing taxes on fireworks to trauma care, fire services and public safety.

Senate Resolution No. 558

Resolution Act No. 530

Ga. L. 2016, p. 895

Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended so as to provide that the proceeds of excise taxes on the sale of fireworks or consumer fireworks be dedicated to the funding of trauma care, firefighter equipping and training, and local public safety purposes?

Amendment Four would dedicate funds raised through excise taxes on fireworks in the state to funding trauma care, equipment and training for firefighters and local public safety efforts.

 

Another question asks if voters want to dedicate an existing 5 percent sales tax on fireworks toward the state’s trauma care network, training and equipment for Georgia firefighters, and local governments’ public safety efforts.

 

More information on these ballot measures and other aspects of the November Georgia election are available on the Georgia Secretary of State’s website.

http://www.ajc.com/news/state–regional-govt–politics/georgia-voters-could-decide-alter-the-state-constitution-this-fall/QNM9VgyHiPtQjV8JWV30iO/

The most notable among the four is a question whether to allow the state to take control of local schools deemed to be perennially failing. The measure, which would create a so-called “Opportunity School District” statewide, is a signature issue for Gov. Nathan Deal but has been met with howls of protest from educators who say it misses the point of why those schools are struggling.

Also controversial has been a push to abolish and remake the state’s Judicial Qualifications Commission, which investigates allegations of judicial impropriety and has the authority to remove judges. Some have said it is an attempt to gut the commission’s independence to serve as a watchdog agency.

Another question asks if voters want to dedicate an existing 5 percent sales tax on fireworks toward the state’s trauma care network, training and equipment for Georgia firefighters, and local governments’ public safety efforts.

Finally, voters are also being asked to create the Safe Harbor for Exploited Children Fund, which would create a dedicated source of state funding to pay for victims’ housing, counseling and medical treatment. It would be paid for through new $2,500 fines for anyone convicted of human trafficking crimes and from a new $5,000 annual fee on strip clubs and other adult businesses.

 

Tracking the money behind the failing schools amendment push

http://www.11alive.com/news/politics/elections/tracking-the-money-behind-the-failing-schools-amendment-push/345058059

 

Guide to Georgia Amendments
http://www.11alive.com/news/guide-to-georgia-s-amendments/345898347

 

 

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