Mayor Mike Mason
From the Mayor's Desk
Q&A: Purchasing New City Hall Building
On Friday, April 28, 2017 we issued a press release announcing the purchase of a building in Technology Park which will serve as the new Peachtree Corners City Hall. 

I'm sure you have questions. Following is a Q&A which should provide the answers to the city's decision.

City Listed Among Top 10 Best Suburbs in Georgia
Peachtree Corners has yet to celebrate its 5th birthday but already has been ranked as one of the top 10 best suburbs to live in Georgia according to an online ranking and review site.

The  City of Peachtree Corners was named 8th among Georgia's 100 best suburbs in 2017. awarded the 4 ½ year old city an overall rating of A+ with top marks in a number of categories.

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Waste Pro Working to Correct Service Issues
A number of complaints regarding the service that Waste Pro has been providing of late has been brought to the City's attention.

City leaders have met with Waste Pro management to seek a resolution to improve service and address residents' various complaints. Read More

Councilmembers Lorri Christopher (Post 5), Weare Gratwick, (Post 6), TouchPoint President and CEO, Brian M. McNeill and Councilmember Eric Christ (Post 2) celebrate opening of Touchpoint Medical's R&D Offices.
Global Medical Company Relocates to Peachtree Corners

Gwinnett County's newest city is now home to the R&D division of a world-wide medical technology and manufacturing company.

City leaders welcomed TouchPoint Medical to the community recently, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the company's new Peachtree Corners offices. Touchpoint is a 118-year-old privately held company that provides mobile computing and OEM solutions and mobile medical delivery solutions for medical professionals.

Technology Parkway-S.R. 141 Intersection Improvement
The removal of the traffic island at this busy intersection is expected to reduce congestion.
Technology Parkway is getting some much-needed upgrades. 

The traffic island on Technology Parkway near the intersection of S.R. 141 has been removed which now allows for an increase in the turn lane stacking capacity. This should reduce the congestion during the rush hours when this left turn movement is heaviest. 
Additionally, work on the sidewalk installation along Technology Parkway and Jay Bird Alley continues and is expected to be completed this summer.

Find out which city streets are scheduled for resurfacing, other sidewalk projects and road improvement plans on the city's website, using an easy-to use interactive map.

Under the "Government" tab at the top of the homepage, locate "Public Works" in the list, then click on " CapitaI Improvement Projects " for upcoming road and sidewalk projects.
Occupational Tax Certificates Required for Home-Based Businesses

Did you know that if you are you operating a business out of your home you are required to submit an application with the city and adhere to the requirements for a Home Based Occupation?

Please read the Qualifications and Conditions to ensure you are able to comply with these guidelines. If you are unable to meet these guidelines, the business cannot be operated from your residence.

Owners of home-based businesses must also complete and submit a Business License Application. Forms are available on the city's website. For questions, please contact Business License Officer Alvenease Jackson by email or by phone: 678-691-1208.

Use 'Fix It' App to Report an Issue

See a pothole that needs fixing, high grass or weeds that need mowing or a broken street light? Now you can report these issues and more right from your smart phone.

The city's free app may be downloaded to your iPhone, Android, Blackberry or Windows smartphone. Search for "Peachtree Corners" in the app store.

Don't have a smartphone? You can report problems using your computer through the "Fix It" link on the city's website.

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From Code Enforcement

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.

From the Building Department

Backyard and Pool Safety Tips for the Summer

With summer close upon us, so comes the threat of accidents and injuries that happen in our own backyards. Following is a list of important tips to remember for backyard and pool safety:
Pool & Deck Safety.

1.   A permanent barrier is required to surround pools and the top of the barrier shall not be less than 60" in height.


2.  Make sure all pedestrian gates in the barrier fence for your pool are self-closing and self-latching. 

City Adds 27 New Businesses in April

Peachtree Corners City Hall processed new business tax certificates for a variety of businesses last month including a courier service, music school and an art dealer.

See the  complete list of 27 businesses along with contact information.

One Easy Way to Honor the Veteran in Your Family

He has more golf shirts, clubs, and paraphernalia than he needs. She has all the jewelry she wants. Instead consider honoring a veteran by adding a personalized paver to the Peachtree Corners Veterans' Monument. It's the gift that will last forever. Find more details on the PCVMA website.

The Peachtree Corners Veterans Monument Association  is seeking contributions to support the design, engineering, and construction of a Veterans Monument for the City. PCVMA is a non-profit tax exempt organization under Paragraph 501 (c) (3); all donations are tax deductible. For information contact PCVMA Chairman Bob Ballagh.

Arts and crafts booths, food, entertainment, children's activities, car show and more, all on tap.
7th Annual Peachtree Corners Festival & Concert June 9-11
Get ready to shop, rock and enjoy the weekend at the upcoming 7th annual Peachtree Corners Festival. The dates for this year's festivities are June 9, 10 & 11 and include a free concert on Friday night.

The Friday evening concert begins at 7 p.m. and features Departure - The Journey Tribute Band and the opening band, The Excellerators.

Saturday and Sunday enjoy arts and crafts, a car show, kids activities, food and more entertainment. Visit the festival's website for more information.

County Mails Property Tax Assessment Notices
On April 7, Gwinnett County mailed 277,000 Annual Notices of Assessments to residential and commercial property owners.  The notice is not a tax bill.

Notices are mailed to notify property owners of the current year value assessed on taxable property and provides a reason for any change in the value.  The current year value identified on the notice is the value that is used by the Tax Commissioner to calculate property taxes later in the year.

I f you disagree with the assessment, you have 45 days from the date on the annual notice of assessment to file a written appeal. For more information about property values and appeals, visit
Prototype Prime News
Save the date for upcoming events at the city's new  startup incubator .
  • May 8: Refresh South: A fireside chat with Octane Coffee's Tony Riffle
  • May 8Join Co-founders, Mayor Mike Mason, Sanjay Parekh for Startup Week Office Hours
  • May 11: Founders Live Atlanta - Happy hour competition, up to five handpicked startups take the hot seat with only 99 seconds to pitch their company before an eager audience.
  • May 16: Lunch and Learn with Kirk Barnes, Community Catalyst
  • May 16, May 30Office Hours with Bob Schack, Community Catalyst
Learn more about Prototype Prime 
How to Maintain Beautiful Lawn Using Less Fertilizers, Pesticides

Keeping your grass, plants and garden healthy all season long can require constant attention, but it doesn't have to require the constant use of chemicals. 

Excessive use of fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides can do more harm than good for your landscape and lead to water pollution through the stormwater drainage system. 

What Does It Mean to Thank a Veteran?

Over 2.8 million veterans have returned home from the Middle East since 2001, and many more have been involved in other conflicts in our nation's history, evidencing that the United States clearly has a substantial veteran population.

In Peachtree Corners alone there are over 300 known Veterans. Why is it, then, that when we see a veteran in public, we hesitate to say thank you? 

As civilians, it is impossible for us to understand what our veterans have experienced; what we can understand, however, is the magnitude of what they have risked.

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Judy Putnam, Communications Director

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