Mayor Mike Mason
From the Mayor's Desk
Coding School, Global Education Classes Coming to Prototype Prime

Did you know that entrepreneurs are considered a national asset? They can change the way we live and work. And if successful, their innovations create wealth from their ventures. 

Successful entrepreneurs also create jobs and improve conditions from which an entire community can benefit.
Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy but statistics show a high failure rate for startups. This is where a startup incubator can be a tremendous asset in providing the support needed to help business men and women launch their new ventures. Research shows that 8 out of 10 startups succeed when part of a best practice incubator.

  Election Results
Runoff Election for Post 4 Council Seat Set for Dec. 5

Councilmember Jeanne Aulbach and candidate Joe Sawyer are headed to a runoff in the race for the Post 4 council seat. 

Aulbach finished with 894 votes; Sawyer finished with 780 votes. Luke Crawford, who also ran for the Post 4 seat, finished in third with 369 votes. 

Although Aulbach had the most votes, she did not receive more than half of all votes cast, setting up a runoff election with Sawyer on December 5. 

City Councilmembers Eric Christ (Post 2) and Weare Gratwick (Post 6), ran unopposed: both will serve four more years in their respective posts.

You will find additional voter information on the Dec. 5 election on the city's website.
Learn how our everyday activities can affect the water quality of this important water source.
Learn How to Protect Chattahoochee River

Learn how you can help protect the water quality of the Chattahoochee River in a workshop scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 16 from 6 - 8 p.m. at Peachtree Corners City Hall Offices. 

Discover how our everyday activities can affect the water quality of this incredible water resource right here in our own backyard.

If you have questions about landscaping, building a deck or an addition to your home in the River Corridor then you need to come to this workshop.

During the workshop, you'll also learn more about the Chattahoochee River Corridor's BacteriALERT program. Representatives of the National Resource Division of the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), the Chattahoochee RiverKeeper, the Gwinnett Department of Water Resources and City Staff will be on hand to answer questions.

Councilmembers Eric Christ, Alex Wright, Mayor Mike Mason, Councilmembers Lorri Christopher and Weare Gratwick cut the ribbon on the new trail.
Help Name City's New Multi-Use Trail 

The ribbon has been cut and the plans are underway for the 11.5 mile multi-use trail system that will crisscross the city linking office parks, restaurants, retail centers, the new town center and surrounding neighborhoods. 

Now it's time to name the trail system and give it a unique identity for our innovative and remarkable city. We are turning to our residents and business community to help name the trail. Read More
Councilmembers Weare Gratwick and Jeanne Aulbach (center) accepted award for the city.
City Receives Redevelopment Award for Echo Lakeside

A new housing community in Peachtree Corners recently received recognition from the Gwinnett Chamber as an outstanding example of redevelopment, following the demolition of two 38-year-old office buildings. 

The removal of the buildings made room for  Echo Lakeside, a 295-unit high end apartment complex that will offer interconnected hiking and biking trails, lake access with a dock and a dog park. 

In recognition of its redevelopment efforts, the city of Peachtree Corners and developer  Brand Properties received the community redevelopment award Oct. 13 for Echo Lakeside. The workforce housing project is currently under construction off Peachtree Industrial Boulevard.

Thanks to All Casting-Call Participants

Thanks to everyone who participated in the city's two Casting Calls held on Oct. 5 and Oct. 23. We had a tremendous response and discovered that Peachtree Corners has a remarkable pool of talent.

We have reviewed the auditions and are narrowing our search to approximately 30 finalists who will be invited back for a final interview, after which the 4 co-hosts and 8 to 12 correspondents will be selected for the city's two web-based shows, "Peachtree Positive" and "The Corners."

Those selected for the Call Back were notified via email or telephone call with instructions and details on where and when to report.

Thanks again to all who responded to the Casting Calls. If you are not contacted, please don't despair, we may be calling you for a future opportunity.

Georgia Power Customers May See Additional Charges on Upcoming Bill

G eorgia Power announced that a county-wide audit of all utility accounts has identified some customers were not accurately billed. As a result, the power company has started issuing letters to effected customers notifying them of additional charges on their next utility bill.
This affects both residential and business accounts in Gwinnett's cities and unincorporated areas. The customers who have been identified by the audit will receive a letter shortly from Georgia Power informing them that they had been under-billed.
The amount due will vary by customer. Georgia Power will only go back three years in determining any additional amount due.  Those Georgia Power customers affected will receive a letter with additional information including a contact telephone number

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From the Code Enforcement Department

Fall is in the Air - Time to Keep Roof and Gutters Clean
Now that we have said good-bye to summer, it's time to prepare for the change in our weather.  Fall is here - the leaves and pine needles are falling.   

Per City code roof drains, gutters and downspouts need to be maintained in good repair and free from obstruction.The gutters on your home are responsible for diverting rainwater from the roof and siding. However, if your gutters are clogged with dead leaves, pine needles and other outdoor debris this can cause the water to back up in the gutter. 

When this happens, many problems can result including water creeping up under the roof shingles, leaks in the ceiling and having entire sections of the gutter system sag due to the increased weight. Inspecting and keeping your roof and gutters clean and clear can help you avoid possible costly repairs.

If you have questions, contact the Code Enforcement Department at 678-691-1200.

From the Building Department
When Lightning Strikes ... How to Protect Your Home

In 2009, across the U.S. there were 185,789 lightning insurance claims costing over $798 million. The average insurance claim was $4,296.  These losses ranged from damage to expensive electronic equipment to structural fires that destroyed entire homes. 

In Peachtree Corners, we have had an apartment building and several residences struck by lightning which resulted in heavy damage due to fire. One home is almost a total loss. Luckily, we have had no reported deaths or injuries.
Lorri Backer recently volunteered to take part in the city's campaign to place "No Dumping, Drains to River" signs on storm drains.
Be Part of the Solution to Pollution

Did you know that anything that goes down storm drains flows right into our streams, rivers, and lakes. This stormwater can cause pollution if more than rain goes down the storm drain.  

Recently volunteers placed "No Dumping, Drains to River" on a total of eight storm drain catch basins throughout Spalding Bluff Subdivision. 

Door hangers were placed on 33 homes with information on how Peachtree Corners Residents can do their part to help in the clean water campaign.  

If you see illegal dumping into storm drains, call 678-376-7193.
Reducing the Impact of New Development on Flooding
When land is developed, the natural sequence in which water passes from the earth to the atmosphere and back again is altered. 

Surfaces that don't absorb water such as rooftops, driveways, streets and parking lots prevent rainwater from soaking into the ground, which increases stormwater runoff and can lead to flooding and erosion. 

Drainage systems that handle the runoff such as gutters, storm sewers and lined channels can make flooding and erosion worse.  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 30 New Businesses in October

City Hall processed new occupational tax certificates for a variety of businesses last month including several used car dealers, a building inspecting service and a talent agency. 

See the   complete list of 30 businesses  along with contact information.
Announcing Prototype Prime's 
Holiday Party!
Wednesday, Dec, 6, 2017, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

Come celebrate the holidays with us! We'll be announcing the winner of our 1-year free membership from our birthday party, and offering tours of our amazing space. Guests will also have a chance to network with our innovative companies and the local artists whose works are on display. There will be holiday drinks and snacks, too, of course! Tacky, holiday sweaters welcome! Please RSVP here to let us know you are coming.
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