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City Calendar

-  June 16  - City Council Meeting, 7 p.m.

- July 3 - City Hall Closed for 4th of July Holiday

- July 14 - Planning Commission Meeting, 7 p.m.

- July 21 - City Council Meeting, 7 p.m.

All meetings are open to the public and are  held at  City Hall, 
147 Technology Parkway,  Suite 200
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

It's Peachtree Corners Festival Time


Get ready to Rock n' Roll Peachtree Corners. The 2015 weekend festival begins with a Friday night concert on June 12, then follows with a weekend of food, fun and shopping.


The 5th annual festival features a free concert with two favorites, The Haley and Alexis Band and Banks and Shane.

Friday concert hours are 7 - 10:30 p.m. Relax on the lawn, bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the music. Food trucks serving meals and snacks will be available too. 


And on Saturday, June 13 the festival opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 6 p.m. On Sunday, June 14, festival hours are noon to 5 p.m. The family-friendly weekend includes arts and crafts booths, food, a car show, kids activities - and lots more entertainment all weekend long on the festival stage. 

Stop by the City's booth for free give-aways and information on the new Town Center.

The festival is located on The Corners Parkway and Woodhill Drive one block west of Peachtree Parkway. 

More festival information is available on the website:


New Building Official Joins City

Ringo McCollum, Building Official.


The City of Peachtree Corners welcomes Ringo McCollum to the city. Ringo is the Building Official and will supervise the Building Division of the Community Development Department.


Ringo will supervise the construction inspection and plan review. He will also assist with guiding projects through the construction process.


Ringo's background spans over 20 years working for local and county government as a police officer, building inspector, building plans examiner, and building official. Ringo comes to us from the City of Johns Creek where he served as the city's Building Official.


Ringo holds certification in multiple construction disciplines, with the highest being a Master Code Professional (MCP). The status of Master Code Professional is the highest honor awarded by the International Code Council (ICC), which is the organization that promulgates the construction and fire codes used nationally.


Ringo is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force proudly serving 10 years.


Peachtree Corners residents Aaron Kappler and Rob Binion have been appointed to the city's Downtown Development Authority

Two New Members Appointed to DDA


At the May 19 City Council meeting two Peachtree Corners residents were appointed to the city's Downtown Development Authority (DDA) to fill two vacancies.


Aaron Kappler, a an attorney with Thompson, O'Brien, Kemp & Nasuti, P.C., replaces Dave Willey whose two-year term expired in February. Willey did not wish to be reappointed. Kappler is also a member of Leadership Gwinnett.


Rob Binion, a partner and associate broker with Lavista Associates, Inc., replaces Mike McLaughlin whose two-year term expired in February and did not wish to be reappointed. Binson also serves on the Wesleyan Board of Trustees.


The new members join current members Dan Graveline, Bob Saville, Ruth Strickland, LC Johnson and Gene Wilkins.

The DDA was established in April, 2013 with seven members having staggered terms.

Code Enforcement News
Long term outdoor storage of such items as appliances, rubbish, garbage is prohibited.

Top Summer Code Violations: 

Outdoor Storage, 

Tall Weeds


With so much rain, most of the incoming Code Enforcement complaints pertain to tall grass and weeds. And with the weather getting warmer, more people are hanging out in their yards, and that leads to complaints about chairs and other items left in the front and side yards and carports. Open and outdoor storage is the second leading complaint or violation that we receive. 


Below are the codes for these violations.


Sec. 310 Open or Outdoor Storage Outdoor storage of appliance, building materials, rubbish, garbage, equipment, materials, merchandise and similar items is prohibited to be located on property for more than 24 hours except in permitted zoning districts, or for authorized sale of harvested products items such as Christmas tree and pumpkins, or firewood stacked in side or rear yards of residential property for the occupant's use.


IPMC Sec. 302.4 Grass/Weeds

All premises and exterior property shall be maintained free from weeds or plant growth in excess of 12 inches. All noxious weeds shall be prohibited. Weeds shall be defined as all grasses, annual plants and vegetation, other than trees or shrubs provided; however, this term shall not include cultivated flowers and gardens.


To report a violation or to register a complaint, please click HERE  or download the Peachtree Corners Fix-It app for your smartphone.

And please click on the links below for additional information. 

Quick Reference Guide to Property Maintenance and Sign Regulations

City of Peachtree Corners Property Maintenance Code

For questions, contact the Code Enforcement Division at 678-691-1200.


City code requires property be maintained free from weeds, plant growth in excess of 12 inches.


Volunteers in the News
LaToya Goudeau, Jennifer Davis, Hercilia Morrow, Melissa Schwartz, Brandon Branham, Greg Ramsey and Alvenease Jackson, CH2M employees who work for the City of Peachtree Corners, were among two dozen volunteers who spent a recent Saturday morning clearing rotting wood and overgrown brush to make room for a new Outdoor Classroom at Peachtree Elementary School.

Lending a Helping Hand for Outdoor Classroom School Project

A group of 24 volunteers spent a recent Saturday (May 30) at Peachtree Elementary School clearing out brush and removing rotting work tables and benches at the school's Outdoor Classroom.


Volunteers from the City of Peachtree Corners (ch2m), Christ the King Lutheran Church, Peachtree Corners Baptist Church and the Iowa State University Alumni group worked for over two hours on the project.


The space will be completely redesigned and eventually will feature new workstations, an amphitheater area, a walking nature trail and more.


When all is complete a ribbon-cutting event is planned when school is back in session for the 2015-16 school year.

Volunteers from the City of Peachtree Corners, Christ the King Lutheran Church, Peachtree Corners Baptist Church and an Iowa State University Alumni group worked on the school project.
City Planning Veterans Memorial 


Are you a veteran of the armed services - or do you have a spouse or family member who has served our country? If so, the city would like to hear from you. 

ans to create a memorial to honor Peachtree Corners veterans have begun. The location has not been determined but the plan is to have the Veterans Memorial dedicated during the same time frame that the city's Town Center is expected to be complete, in the fall of 2017.

We would like to document veterans' stories and honor them at the dedication but we need your help.

Veterans, we are asking that you send in your name and contact information including the branch of service and years served. Please include a daytime phone number.

Send an email to Judy Putnam, Communications Director at [email protected] or call 770-609-8821.

City Adds 41 New Businesses 
in May

City Hall processed new business tax certificates for a variety of businesses last month including two caterers, a taxi service and dentist.

For a complete list of the 41 businesses along with their contact information,   please click here.

Need Help? Or Know Someone Who Does?


Did you know there is a helpline for Gwinnett residents who have a family emergency or other issue?


The Gwinnett Helpline, 770-995-3339, is available as a resource for information and referrals for emergency shelter, health services, child care, substance abuse, employment, counseling, food, legal services and other family challenges.


If you, or someone you know needs help, call the Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Serrvices at 770-995-3339 or visit the website, for more info.

The History Corner
Just a century ago ...
The Singleton homeplace on Spalding Drive in 1907.

What a difference 100 years makes. In the early 1900s the homeplaces were a far cry from how Peachtree Corners looks today.

The photo shows the Singleton homeplace which was located on Spalding Drive near Crooked Creek Road. In 1907 family members Sarah Snow Singleton, Lena Hawkes Singleton, Bessie Singleton, Malrene Singleton Honea, SV "Doc" Honea, Ruth Singleton, George "Babe" Honea, Ben Honea, Mose Singleton, Earl Singleton and Lou Singleton pose in front of their home for a family photo.

Photo courtesy of Gwinnett Historical Society.

Inside Peachtree Corners
City of Peachtree Corners
News from Around the Corners
June, 2015
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Visit, then locate the "News" tab at the top of the home page and select "Newsletter Archive" in the pull down menu.


From the Mayor's Desk
Mayor Mike Mason

Revitalizing Holcomb Bridge Corridor                                


Those of us who have lived in Peachtree Corners for several decades can well remember Holcomb Bridge Road as a thriving, bustling area filled with busy restaurants and shopping centers. 


But time has taken its toll on this gateway into the city. Today shopping centers are half-filled and many of the restaurants that we frequented are long closed. Today it's filled with commuters who use it to pass through from one side of town to the other.


The study encompasses the area along Holcomb Bridge Road between the Chattahoochee River and Peachtree Industrial Boulevard.

Re-energizing this important corridor is one of the city's top priorities. Last fall we announced plans to hire a planning and design firm to study and recommend ways to connect and enhance the area for both residents and businesses.


The City Council selected Lord Aeck Sargent, an urban planning firm, to study and propose a plan to revitalize the area. The study is aimed at identifying strategies for incentivizing redevelopment of outdated commercial areas, improving pedestrian amenities and connectivity, enhancing transit amenities and access, and providing increased housing options for younger and older residents alike. The plans also include adding such elements as landscaping, street furniture and other focal point features.


We would like your input in developing a plan. Representatives will be at the City's Festival Booth this weekend (June 13-14) asking for your ideas on ways to improve Holcomb Bridge Road.


This is an important and vital part of our community and the city would like to see this corridor redeveloped into a neighborhood center that serves as a main gateway into a special and valued part of the city.


We've also got a survey we would like for you to participate in to provide your feedback. Two versions are available, one in English, one in Spanish. Please take a moment and complete the survey.


Click link for survey in English

Click clink for survey in Spanish


Looking forward to seeing you at the Peachtree Corners Concert on Friday and the Festival this weekend!



The city partnered with Georgia Tech's Enterprise Innovation Institute to bring the event to the community. (Photos by Jonathan Phillips)

Incubator Kick-Off Event a Big Hit in Peachtree Corners

The city's first foray into testing the waters to determine if the community would support a business incubator was a remarkable success.


Nearly 220 excited hopeful entrepreneurs, business owners, investors, community leaders and citizens arrived at the Hilton Hotel in Peachtree Corners for "An Evening of Entrepreneurship & Innovation" this past Thursday to learn more of the city's plans for a business incubator. The event also drew entrepreneurs from North Fulton, DeKalb and Cobb counties and students from Georgia Tech as well.


Peachtree Corners, partnering with Georgia Tech's Enterprise Innovation Institute, teamed up to bring the event to the community.


"I couldn't be happier with the turnout," said Mayor Mike Mason afterwards. "I think the business community realizes the huge benefit of having a business incubator here. It would be a key investment for our city's economic development."


The evening event launched the Georgia Tech's study which will include interviews with community leaders, stakeholders and others to determine if the community would support an incubator. The study is expected to be complete by June.


"I've been to a lot of these but never seen this kind of energy," said Georgia Tech's Don Betts, who spoke during the event. "You have a phenomenal opportunity here."


"Often organizers fail to focus on what really matters in the process of setting up an incubator cautioned Betts. "Remember, incubation is a process, there is a tendency to focus on a building - instead focus on the nurturing, the assistance and leadership. That's what it takes to be successful."


Focusing on the program, the process and support are important to an incubator's success said Betts. "Find your sweet spot, do what's right for your community. I look forward to coming back in five years to see what you've done. You have the energy to be successful."


Five panelists, all local entrepreneurs were also part of the evening. The seasoned business owners spoke of their personal challenges, failures and successes in launching their companies. And they had some advice for aspiring entrepreneurs.


"Entrepreneurs have to get used to failure ... it's not an overnight success," counseled Karen Robinson Cope who along with her husband, Rick, own Peachtree Corners based Nanolumens.


Panelist Sanjay Parekh, Startup Riot owner added: "Execution and perseverance is all that matters. Don't think about it - act. Do not let fear get in your way."


And when do you know you are on to something, asked one hopeful entrepreneur? "When somebody wants to buy your company," answered Parekh.


It's a win-win for communities with a successful incubator. Not only is the success much greater when there is an incubator program to help support startups in their early years, those new business owners tend to stay in the same community adding jobs as their businesses grow. For the community, successful businesses add to the local sales revenue.


Watch for more news in the coming months as the city moves forward with this exciting project.


Over 200 participated in the city's business incubator kick-off event.



When grilling, have a garden hose, fire extinguisher, or at least 4 gallons of water nearby in case of fire.
Important Backyard Safety Reminders 

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. Make sure all pedestrian gates in the barrier fence for your pool are self-closing and self-latching.
  2. Remove all chairs, tables, large toys or other objects that would allow a child to climb up to reach the gate latch or enable the child to climb over the pool fence.
  3. Reaching and throwing aids like poles should be kept near the pool and should remain stationary and not be misplaced through play activities.
  4. All pool and hot tub drains (suction outlets) must have a cover or grate that meets industry standards for suction fittings marked to indicate compliance with ANSI/ASME A112.19.8 2007. Check to see that these covers are not broken or in disrepair, and that they are anchored firmly over the drain openings.
  5. Install a pool alarm to detect accidental or unauthorized entrance into the water. While the alarm provides an immediate warning, it does not substitute for the barrier fences, door alarms and safety covers required by code.
  6. Install either an automatic or manually operated, approved safety cover to completely block access to water in the pool, spa or hot tub. Never allow anyone to stand or play on a pool cover.
  7. Check for warning signs of an unsafe deck, including loose or wobbly railings or support beams, missing or loose screws that connect a deck to the house, corrosion, rot and cracks.

Grill Safety

  1. Place the grill away from the siding, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches. It is also unsafe to use grills in a garage, porch or enclosed area that could trap carbon monoxide. Never grill on top of anything that can catch on fire.
  2. When grilling, have a fire extinguisher, a garden hose or at least 4 gallons of water close by in case of a fire.
  3. Keep children away from fires and grills. Establish a safety zone around the grill and instruct the children to remain outside of the zone. A chalk line works great for this purpose. Never leave the grill unattended.

Ringo McCollum, Peachtree Corners Building Official, email: [email protected]


 Alex Wright, Post 3.

Council Member Selected for Leadership Gwinnett 2016 Class



Alex Wright, Council member for Post 3, has been chosen as one of 40 local leaders for the 2016 Leadership Gwinnett Class. Wright will begin the nine-month program in August.


Established in 1985, Leadership Gwinnett was created to ensure that the community's most influential leaders are knowledgeable about issues pertaining to the county and region.


"We're very proud that Council member Wright was selected for this year's class," said Mayor Mike Mason. "Leadership Gwinnett has a great track record of success in leadership development. Those chosen for the class learn a tremendous amount about the many aspects of leadership as well as about our county and region. Perhaps one real benefit is the life time relationships participants develop. This can only help our city as we face the challenges of the future."


Candidates are chosen based on their occupations and qualifications and are selected to balance the class to reflect a cross section of the county explained Lisa Zaken, Executive Director for Leadership Gwinnett.


The program includes two overnight retreats, seven learning days covering topics such as leadership in a world class community, infrastructure, economics, education, health & human services, study groups, exclusive tours and hands-on experiences.


"Leadership Gwinnett has been a tremendous success in our county," said Patty Heitmuller, General Chair, Leadership Gwinnett and Director of Leadership Development, Georgia Leadership Institute for School Improvement (GLISI) in a press release. "Since the program's inception, 1038 alumni have graduated and many have taken their places in our community as decision makers and role models. Graduates can be found in every aspect of Gwinnett business, civic and cultural life."

Do you part to protect our rivers and streams and pick up after your pet.   Photo courtesy of Clean Water Campaign.

Scoop the Poop to Protect Water Quality

Did you know that every time it rains, pet waste that has been left outside on sidewalks, streets and yards gets washed away into storm drains and deposited directly into our rivers, lakes and streams? 


This makes waters contaminated with pet waste unfit for human contact. Each gram of pet waste contains an average of 23 million fecal coliform bacteria, some of which can cause disease in humans. 


Additionally, as the waste decays, it releases harmful compounds and consumes the oxygen that fish and other aquatic organisms require in order to survive. Pet waste also contains nutrients that can cause excessive algae growth, further disrupting the natural balance of aquatic ecosystems.


Pet waste contamination of our waters has contributed to the impairment of the streams, lakes and rivers that we rely upon for recreation and a good quality of life. 


However, the solution is simple and you can be a part of it. All you have to do is pick up after Fido. You can use a "pooper scooper" or even a simple plastic bag and place the waste in a garbage can. 


This simple act will prevent the waste from entering nearby waters and keep our valuable natural resources clean and healthy for everyone to enjoy.


Clean water begins with you. So, pick it up... it's your doodie!


In 2014 Gwinnett firefighters responded to 17 drownings or near-drownings.


Swimming Pool 





School is out and the summer pool season is in full swing. It's also time to remember to stay safe while enjoying the pool.


"The majority of pool-related incidents occur at backyard, apartment complex and subdivision swimming pools," said Gwinnett Fire Captain Tommy Rutledge.  

  • SUPERVISE: Never take your eyes off children in and around the water.  
  • USE BARRIERS: Fences, with self-closing/self-latching gates and secured doors with alarms, can prevent young children from wandering into the pool.
  • AVOID ENTRAPMENT: Suction from a pool's drain is so powerful it can trap an adult underwater.  Be sure to check for and replace a missing or broken drain cover.
  • LEARN TO SWIM: To stay safe in the water, all family members should learn how to swim.  Wear an approved floatation device if you can't swim.  
  • KNOW HOW TO RESPOND: Learn Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and basic water rescue skills.    

            For additional information on water safety, please visit  To schedule a water safety program, please contact the Gwinnett Fire Community Risk Reduction Division at 678.518.4845 or e-mail [email protected].     


Officer Shane Kelly, GCPD
How to Avoid Auto Break-ins
7 important tips to remember


Did you know it takes only 30 seconds for a thief to break into your car and steal your valuables!


And it only takes 20 seconds to put your valuables into your truck, out of sight!


Here are seven tips to remember:


1. Close your windows and lock your doors ( the simplest and easiest prevention technique.


2. Remove valuables or place them in the trunk of your automobile.


3. Remove pull-out style radio face plates (if equipped).


4. Park in well lit areas when possible.


5. Park where your car will be easily and frequently viewed (natural surveillance).


6. Park in your garage if you have one.


7. Use a car alarm, it will alert anyone nearby.


For questions contact Officer Shane Kelly #660 by email at [email protected] or by phone at 678-442-6572.

Have a question or comment about the newsletter?

Please contact Judy Putnam, Communications Director at [email protected] or by phone at 770-609-8821.

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