Mayor Mike Mason
From the Mayor's Desk
Why the City is Investing in Autonomous Vehicle Technology
Those of us who have lived in Peachtree Corners for a number of years know that Technology Park has long been synonymous with cutting-edge technology. 

Four decades ago Tech Park was the center of the technology world in the Atlanta metro area. Innovators such as Dennis Hayes, famous for his work in developing computer modems, established businesses here.

   Fiserv Property Update
Housing options include independent living, assisted living, memory care and 24-hour nursing care.

Retirement Community Proposed

The former Fiserv property, located on East Jones Bridge Road has been purchased and a local developer has filed plans with the city to build a residential retirement community.
The 115-acre tract is located on the north side of East Jones Bridge Road between Riverfield Drive and Sunburst Drive and fronts the Chattahoochee River to the north. The community would be for persons 55 years of age and older and would offer on-site health care services with greater levels of care over time which would provide residents the ability to age in place.

Prototype Prime to House Advanced Vehicle Technology Accelerator

The City of Peachtree Corners' new autonomous vehicle track will be a significant addition to Prototype Prime. The startup incubator will be home to the Advanced Vehicle Technology Accelerator, where companies of all sizes will work together to develop innovative solutions to transportation questions in Atlanta and far beyond. 

Startups and corporations interested in being part of the accelerator can email Betsy Plattenburg for more information. Please check Prototype Prime's autonomous vehicle  website page regularly for updates on the Accelerator's progress.
It's Time to Check Out the New Peachtree Corners Network

Have you visited the city's new YouTube Channel - Peachtree Corners Network? 

It's full of fun and interesting videos about life here in "The Corners."

Check out the PCN channel at:
First up: You'll find three intro videos that explain what the PCN network is all about. 
Then stay tuned for:

Voting in Upcoming Elections

Please remember, there are no City elections this spring. To cast your votes in the upcoming May 22 general primary elections, visit your regular poling location you use for county, state and federal elections.

You may find more information on the Gwinnett County Voter Registrations & Elections website 
A milling machine removes old asphalt, filling a dump truck in preparation for repaving.
Road Resurfacing Updates
The City's repaving work on Jones Bridge Circle is now finished. Road re-striping on the 1.7-mile city road is expected to be completed shortly.

Gwinnett County is in the process of repaving portions of two additional roads; Peachtree Corners Circle and Spalding DrivePlease watch for signs posted along these roads advising of lane closures or other delays. 

The festival features arts & crafts booths, food, music, kids activities and car show.
Annual Peachtree Corners Concert and Festival Set for 2nd Weekend in June

It's almost festival time. The 8th Annual Peachtree Corners Festival is set for the 2nd weekend in June.

This year the event kicks off on Friday, June 8, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. with a free concert featuring Yacht Rock Schooner - then all weekend enjoy the festival; Saturday, June 9, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday, June 10, noon to 5 p.m.

Mechanicsville Schoolhouse, built in 1911, is located on the corner of Third Street and Florida Avenue. (Photo Courtesy of Gwinnett Historical Society)
Do You Have Old Photos of Peachtree Corners' Past?

The city is asking that anyone who has old photos to please consider sharing them to help document the city's history. Your photographs will be used for a book on the history of Peachtree Corners that is being assembled.

Those of you who have lived in the city for a long time may have photos showing East Jones Bridge Road when it was unpaved or other scenes from the city's past. 

The city has a great story to tell - and historic photos are critical in capturing Peachtree Corners' story. T o arrange submission of your photos contact Judy Putnam, Communications Director via email or at 770-609-8821.
With shovels in hand, four students helped plant three new trees on the school grounds.
City Celebrates Arbor Day at Pinckneyville MS

On Friday, April 27, the Peachtree Corners community joined  Pinckneyville Middle School  students, faculty, Mayor Mike Mason and Councilmember Jeanne Aulbach to celebrate its third Arbor Day event.

The festivities, which took place on the school grounds, included planting three Service Berry trees. During the event students also learned to identify trees native to the area and learned proper tree pruning techniques. The event was hosted by the city's Green Committee. Attendees were also given maple and pin oak seedlings as part of the celebration.

Councilmember Aulbach presented this year's Heritage Tree marker to David Winters and Lori Joslyn of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, honoring a large white oak on the church property.

On Saturday morning, May 5, volunteers gathered to clean up a portion of Crooked Creek.
Volunteers Clean Up Crooked Creek

Over 20 volunteers spent Cinco de Mayo morning removing trash, tires and other debris from Crooked Creek.

They collected:
  • 27 bags of trash
  • 10 tires
  • 1 shopping cart
  • 1 car fender
A big thanks to those who volunteered.

Are you interested in attending a free photography class? 

Be sure to check the calendar for upcoming dates and reserve your seat. Access the calendar here.

The calendar is open for anyone in the community to post non-profit events that take place within the city limits.

To report a suspected stormwater discharge violation call 770-513-5700.
You Can Prevent Stormwater Pollution in Your Neighborhood

Stormwater runoff flows from rooftops, driveways, paved roads, bare soil, and lawns into stormwater drainage systems, which includes catch basins, yard inlets, pipes, ditches, ponds and streams. It picks up pollutants and transports them directly to our waterways where they are discharged with no treatment and hurt our environment.
What is an "Illicit Discharge?"
An illicit (illegal) discharge is any discharge to our stormwater drainage system that is not composed entirely of stormwater. Disposal of anything other than stormwater in storm sewers is illegal!

Burn Ban Now in Effect
The annual burn ban officially began on May 1 and continues until September 30. The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) imposes a total ban on outdoor burning in 54 counties - including Gwinnett.

The burn ban prohibits citizens and businesses from burning yard and land-clearing debris. During the summer months in Georgia, the ozone in the air we breathe can reach unhealthy levels.
Residential Roofing: FAQs

Q: Why do I need a permit to re-roof my house?
A: Your permit allows the building department to inspect for potential hazards and unsafe construction. By ensuring your project meets the minimum building code standards of safety, the building department can reduce the risk of fire, structural collapse and other issues that might result in costly repairs, injuries and even death. 

Inspections complement the contractor's experience and act as a system of checks and balances that can result in a safer project. Besides it's the law. 

Well Done, Peachtree Corners!

The Peachtree Corners Veterans Monument Association kicked off a community outreach campaign in late March with a message from Mayor Mike Mason and through various other media.  

In its first six weeks, the PCVMA has seen a 13% increase in donors with donations of $9,358 breaking a total of $300,000 (60% of the amount required to build the monument.)  PCVMA will continue to encourage new donors and is asking those who have already donated to continue to encourage their neighbors to contribute.

The goal of the campaign is to increase donations and the number of donors supporting the Veterans monument from the greater Peachtree Corners community.  

May is National Armed Forces Recognition Month, with Armed Forces Day celebrated on May 19 and Memorial Day on May 28.  A goal is for the City to be able to have a Memorial Day ceremony at the Monument in 2019.  What a great month to remember our service men and women and veterans.

 Learn ways to donate  here and learn about the monument at

City Adds 37 New Businesses in April

City Hall processed new occupational tax certificates for a variety of businesses last month including an armored car service, a mobile food service and a restaurant.

See the  complete list of 37 businesses  along with contact information.
Food Trucks Coming to City Hall - You are Invited

Food Trucks at Peachtree Corners City Hall
Have you visited the new PTC City Hall building yet? If not, then don't miss out on this opportunity to have lunch there! On Wednesday, May 23rd, the Blaxican and Uptown Food Trucks will be at City Hall during lunch, and the entire Peachtree Corners community is invited to attend! Don't miss out on this opportunity to try two of the best food trucks in Atlanta in one place! RSVP & details at
Podcasting 101 at Prototype Prime
Podcasts are the latest media craze, and we want to talk about it! Join us for a panel featuring the hosts of Tech Talk Y'all, voice-over expert Jennifer Long, and Loyola New Orleans Adjunct Professor of Podcasting & Digital Storytelling Kate Gremillion. Learn how to start your own podcasts, get advice from local experts, and come pick up a coupon for a free podcasting session at Prototype Prime! RSVP & details at
ATDC Customer Discovery & Office Hours at Prototype Prime
Are you sitting on the idea for the next Facebook, iPhone, or Airbnb but aren't sure how to get it off the ground? If so, then sign up for a FREE, three-week intensive course on Customer Discovery led by an ATDC Mentor at Prototype Prime. This course will help you take your business from an idea to a legitimate business model that resonates with the consumers you are trying to target.
Maybe you've already started your business, but need help getting funding or operational functions in order. If so, then ATDC Office Hours are for you! We'll have ATDC Mentor Jeff Gapusan at Prototype Prime every Wednesday in May to give you FREE, expert advice on how to pivot, scale, and strengthen your business. RSVP and details at
April's Drug Take-Back Program a Success

Some 119 pounds of expired medication was collected during the National Prescription Drug Take Back Program held at City Hall on April 28 according to Gwinnett County Police Department's Major Everett Spellman with the West Precinct.

The old medicines were collected by the GCPD as part of a national program. All medications that were collected were transferred to the Drug Enforcement Administration for proper disposal.

If you were unable to participate, you can find a site near you here.  For more information about the program visit the Drug Enforcement Administration website.

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Judy Putnam, Communications Director
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