Mayor Mike Mason
From the Mayor's Desk
Recording Our City's History
Although Peachtree Corners has just celebrated its 5th anniversary as a city, our community has a rich past that stretches back centuries. 

From the Cherokee and Creek Indians that roamed the land, and the settlers who chose to set up a home and farm the rich land surrounding the Chattahoochee River, to Paul Duke and his vision for a community where people could live, work and play, we have an amazing past.

  Election Results
Post 4 Councilmember Jeanne Aulbach.
Election Results: Aulbach Wins Runoff for Post 4 Seat

Incumbent Jeanne Aulbach held onto her Post 4 council seat in the city's runoff election on Tuesday. Dec. 5, according to unofficial results.

Aulbach, who was first elected to the Post 4 seat in 2012, defeated challenger Joe Sawyer by a vote of 750 to 735. 

In the general election held Nov. 6, Aulbach faced two challengers, Sawyer and Luke Crawford. She finished with the most votes, but did not collect more than half of all votes cast which forced a runoff election with Sawyer who had come in second in the vote count.  Aulbach will be sworn in on January 2, 2018.
City Hall is Moving

Effective Monday, Dec. 18, City Hall will move to its new building at 310 Technology Parkway. The new location is 1/2 mile west of its current office. 

The telephone number and all other contact information remains the same.

Please visit the new City Hall to obtain a building permit, business license or to conduct other city business. Parking is available in the front and rear of the building.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: Garbage, Recycling Pickup Changed due to Holiday
Because Christmas and New Year's Day fall on Monday this year, garbage and recycling pickup will be moved to Tuesday for these two weeks only.

Please have your bins out by 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017 and Jan.  2, 2018.

Waste Pro will resume regular Monday pickups beginning Jan. 8, 2018.

Notice: Back Entrance to Sprouts to Close Temporarily

Access to Sprouts and adjacent retail shops and restaurants from Medlock Bridge Road will be closed while Atlanta Gas Light re-locates the gas lines in the area near the Bush Road intersection.

Please use the main entrance at Forum Drive and Peachtree Parkway while the driveway is closed. This entrance will eventually be lined up with Bush Road when construction on the Town Center is complete.

More City Streets Scheduled for Repaving in 2018

The Public Works 2018 resurfacing program is scheduled to begin in January and completed by March (depending on weather conditions). 

Mayor Mike Mason (3rd from left), City Councilmember Jeanne Aulbach (2nd from left) and State Rep. (Dist. 95) Scott Hilton, (2nd from right) joined PCBA members and CineStage owners for a ribbon-cutting event.
New Film Studio Opens in Peachtree Corners

CineStage Atlanta , a film studio located off Jimmy Carter Boulevard just east of Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, recently opened its doors. 

The venue offers a 7,000 square-foot sound studio, a 58' x 15' green screen, sound paneling, scene shop with construction equipment for building sets on site, an editing bay with large screen projection screens for client viewing and production office space. 

Get a Sneak Peek at Town Center Progress

Here's a link to a short video showing the construction progress to date on the new Town Center. 

The new 21-acre development will feature retail space, restaurants, a cinebistro, townhomes, office space, a veterans monument, a botanical garden and a 2-acre town green.

You can read more details on the city's website  here.
More Sidewalks, Pedestrian Safety Projects Coming
The city's  Public Works Department, in cooperation with Gwinnett DOT, recently finished a number of sidewalk projects:  
  1. Technology Parkway South from Technology Parkway to Peachtree Industrial Boulevard
  2. Technology Parkway from Westech Drive to Spalding Drive
  3. Peachtree Corners Circle, some gap fill areas between S.R. 141 toward Medlock Bridge Road
  4. Corners Parkway, some gap fills between Woodhill Drive and Crooked Creek Road
  5. Frank Neely Road, from Spalding Drive to the north
  6. Scientific Drive, from S.R. 141 to Technology Parkway
  7. Technology Parkway, from S.R. 141 to the north to the Hampton Inn
  8. Winters Chapel Road, from Newton Drive to Spalding Drive
  9. Crooked Creek Road, gaps between Jay Bird Alley and Spalding Drive
  10. Jay Bird Alley, gaps between Crooked Creek Road and Spalding Drive
  11. Holcomb Bridge Road, gaps between Jimmy Carter Boulevard and Spalding Drive
  12. Jimmy Carter Boulevard, gaps between Peachtree Industrial Boulevard and Holcomb Bridge Road 
In addition, pedestrian improvement projects are also underway at East Jones Bridge Road near Rebel Ridge Court as well as a pedestrian crossing and traffic operations project along Winters Chapel Road near the DeKalb Reservoir. Public Works Department
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Before Placing Bulk Items for Curb Pickup ...

We hear this question quite often: "Can I place large furniture and appliance items at the curb for pickup by my sanitation company?"  

The answer is 'yes' but there are specific requirements for this type of pickup.
And, with the holiday season upon us - for many it will be out with the old and in with the new. So, before you place the "old" at the curb please follow these requirements: Read More
Holiday Lighting Safety Tips

The last thing anyone wants during the holiday season is for someone to be injured or to lose property to a fire. Following are guidelines that can help to make this a safe and happy holiday!

Help Celebrate Gwinnett's Bicentennial

Gwinnett County has a rich history - and county leaders are asking for residents' help in ensuring stories from its past are recorded. It's all part of the county's 200th birthday celebration.

The county, now with over 900,000 residents, was founded Dec. 15, 1818. From its simple beginnings as an agrarian community, Gwinnett is now the second-largest county in Georgia.

To help celebrate its bicentennial birthday, the county's communications team is video-recording remembrances  and stories by Gwinnettians from all walks of life.  Called the "Story Vault," the recordings will ensure that the county's rich history will not be forgotten. You can view the videos already recorded here .

To schedule a session to tell your unique story about Gwinnett County, call 770-822-7180.
You can find more on the county's plans to celebrate its 200th birthday at
Detention and retention ponds plays an important role in controlling stormwater runoff.
How to Maintain a Retention or Detention Pond
Both detention and retention ponds are used to manage stormwater runoff to prevent flooding and downstream erosion, and improve water quality in an adjacent river, stream or lake.
When it rains, runoff could go into a nearby retention pond or detention pond. The two terms sound similar and both need regular maintenance to function properly. But there are subtle differences between the two.    Read More
Honoring Our U.S. Veterans

Be a part of the vision to build a monument for the City of Peachtree Corners to honor all military veterans, past, present, and future, for their service to the United States of America and its citizens, and to the preservation of freedom throughout the world.

Become a part of the vision by honoring the veterans in your extended family or your friends who are veterans by donating an engraved paver to the monument. Veterans so honored do not have to reside in or come from Peachtree Corners, so your uncle who lives in North Dakota can be honored on our monument.    Read More
City Adds 28 New Businesses in November

City Hall processed new occupational tax certificates for a variety of businesses last month including a bakery, pet-sitting service and a restaurant. 

See the  complete list of 28 businesses  along with contact information.
Happy Holidays from Prototype Prime.
Attention Entrepreneurs: Check Out Upcoming Events at Prototype Prime

Do you have an idea for a business but not sure how to get it off the ground? Let Prototype Prime and the Kauffman Foundation help. 

1. Starting on Wednesdays in January, Prototype Prime will host Kauffman FastTrac for aspiring entrepreneurs. Kauffman FastTrac equips small business owners with the business skills, tools, insights, and resources needed to grow a successful business. 
Calling All Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troops
Is your troop looking for a community project? The small wooden gazebo at the new City Hall is in need of a little refurbishing.

It will require a little sanding, minor wood repair and a coat of paint or stain to make it look like new. If your troop is looking for a project to earn a merit badge, and would like to take on this project, please contact Jennifer Howard.

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