Mayor Mike Mason
From the Mayor's Desk
New Solid Waste Provider to Take Over Service in 2019

When Peachtree Corners incorporated as a city six years ago, securing a solid waste hauler to provide reliable, low-cost trash and recycling service was one of our top priorities. It was, without a doubt, one of the most pressing concerns for residents with whom we spoke.

In 2013 our current waste hauler was selected and began providing service. The current hauler's contract expires the end of this year. This spring the city issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) and invited all solid waste haulers to bid on the contract.

Next City Council Meeting Moved to Wednesday,  June 27
The June city council meeting has been rescheduled from Tuesday, June 26 to Wednesday, June 27.  

This was done to accommodate city officials who will be returning from the annual Georgia Municipal Association conference in Savannah which is held June 22-26. This is for the month of June only.  The June 27 council meeting will be held at its regular time, 7 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall.

In July council will resume its regular schedule of meeting the 4th Tuesday of each month.
Your Input is Needed - Please Take the Comprehensive Plan Survey

The City of Peachtree Corners is updating its 2033 Comprehensive Plan which is a planning document that directs all activities related to land use, transportation, housing and economic development. 

The Comprehensive Plan is the guiding document for the city's future and is updated every five years; it can be viewed on the    Community Development page.

The city is seeking your input in updating the document. Please take a few minutes to complete the Comprehensive Plan Survey. Your participation is crucial.

Once complete, it will serve as the key policy document intended to continue directing Peachtree Corners leaders in ensuring that the city continue as a workable, livable, and prosperous community. For questions, please  contact Diana Wheeler, Community Development Director.
  Maintaining the City's Roads, Rights-of-Way

Who is Responsible for Road Repairs and Keeping Our Roadsides Clean?

The City's Field Service Operations team has the hard, but very important, task of maintaining the city's roadways, traffic signals, signs, and rights-of-way. Not only is the team responsible for assuring all the roads are safely operational, this hard-working team also keeps the City looking great.
Below is a list of a few things our Field Service Operations team manages and completes on a day to day basis.
  • Curb and Sidewalk Repairs
  • Deceased Animal Pickup
  • Downed Tree and Overhanging Tree Limb Removal
  • Gutter Cleanouts
  • Pothole Repairs
  • Rights-of-Way Maintenance (Landscaping, Trash Pickup, Object Pickup)
  • Severe Storm Response
  • Storm Drain Cleanouts
  • Traffic Sign Installations
  • Traffic Signal Behavior Inspections
You can help the City stay beautiful by being our extra set of eyes and informing us when you see something. Submit a Public Works Request or any other City Request using "PTC Fix It" on the Corners Connect app or call the Public Works' direct line at 470-395-7020.

Find PTC Events, Restaurants and More on City's New 'Corners Connect' App

Now there's just one source you'll need for everything Peachtree Corners -- the "Corners Connect" app. Find  events, dining and entertainment, bus routes, city information, news, weather and more.

You can use the app to report a non-emergency police issue, traffic problem, find links, phone numbers to pay your water bill, county property taxes or to register to vote. The Fix-It App is also accessible through the new app.

When the Town Center opens, the parking feature will be activated to help you find a parking spot within the Town Center and provide assistance navigating to available parking spots.

The Corners Connect app is free and available for both iPhones and Android users. Look for the new app in the App Store (iPhone) and Play Store (Android phones) After you've downloaded the new app, please give it a test drive and send your feedback via email to
'Coming Soon' Signs to be Posted at Construction Sites
The city has a new requirement for developers - posting a sign when ground has been broken that provides information on the name of the new development and other pertinent information.

Starting this month, the city will require a free standing sign between 4 - 6 feet tall and between 16 and 32 square feet in size to be erected and include the business name, a short description of the future tenant, an architectural rendering of the project after completion - and at the bottom of the sign, contact information including a name and phone number. The purpose of the new signage requirements is to make the community aware of upcoming construction activity and inform the public about what is planned for the site.

Free Photo & Video Classes for Residents

The City is working with Tytan Pictures, an Emmy-award-winning company, to provide instruction on a variety of photography and video topics.

The classes cover everything from camera basics, lighting techniques and landscape photography to tips for advanced photographers. Check the city calendar for upcoming classes and information on how to register for classes, location and times.

Have You Checked Out the New 'PCN' YouTube Channel?

It's full of fun and interesting videos about life here in "The Corners" and all of the shows are hosted by residents who live right here in Peachtree Corners.

Be sure to visit the city's new YouTube Channel - Peachtree Corners Network  at:
The 400-acre Neely Farm, owned by Frank Henry Neely, was located along the Chattahoochee River. Today the land is part of the Neely Farm subdivision. Photo Courtesy of Gwinnett Historical Society.
Do You Have Old Photos of Peachtree Corners' Past?

The city is requesting that anyone with old photos of the Peachtree Corners area, to please consider sharing them with the city 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.

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.
Interested in attending a free photography class? 

Be sure to check the calendar for upcoming workshops and 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.

Americans used about 50 billion plastic water bottles last year, but only 23% were recycled.
Take the Plastic-Free Challenge

Single use plastics are everywhere, from the water bottle on your desk, the plastic bags you use at the grocery store to the disposable eating utensils, plastic cups, lids and straws you use.

But single-use plastics (SUP) are a hazard to the environment because most are not biodegradable which means they will take a long time to break down. Additionally, they leave behind harsh chemicals and particles.

There are many ways to help reduce or eliminate the use of these types of plastics including using:
  • Cloth bags for your trips to the grocery store
  • Reusable water bottles
  • Reusable storage containers and utensils
Know What Hours Fireworks May be Discharged

The hours that residents may shoot off fireworks is regulated by the State of Georgia and enforced by the local authorities (Gwinnett County Police).

Consumer fireworks can be used or ignited on any day beginning at 10 a.m. and ending at 9 p.m.  Consumer fireworks can also be used or ignited on July 3 and July 4 after 9 p.m. and up to midnight. And on December 31 (New Year's Eve) up to 1:00 a.m., Jan. 1 (New Year's Day).

For residents that are governed by Homeowners Associations, please check with your HOA for additional regulations.

Use the "Read More" link for tips on hiring contractors.
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. 

Q: Will my roof be inspected:

A: Yes, the permit holder must call for a Sheathing inspection and a Final Roof inspection

Don't Miss the Deadline!

Have you been procrastinating in placing your order for a paver for the Peachtree Corners Veterans Monument? The deadline is fast approaching to order your engraved paver for the construction of the Veterans Monument.  

If you are among those who have delayed ordering an engraved paver to honor a member of your extended family or veterans in general, now is the time to place your order.  Remember, your honoree does not need to be a resident of Peachtree Corners - your second cousin living in Montana can be honored on our monument with a paver.  Donate your paver HERE .

City Adds 51 New Businesses in May

City Hall processed new occupational tax certificates for a variety of businesses last month including a locksmith, a podiatrist, women's clothing store and graphic design service.

See the  complete list of 51 businesses  along with contact information.
Check Out Upcoming Events and Classes at Prototype Prime

Whether you're considering diving into the world of entrepreneurship or looking for ways to expand your business, take a few minutes to peruse the list of learning opportunities offered at Prototype Prime this month.

Wednesday, June 13: Podcasting 102 at Prototype Prime

Wednesday, June 27: Best Practices for Hiring Development Talent

For questions, contact Zoe Fox at Prototype Prime.

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