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City Calendar

- Dec. 16 - City Council Meeting, 7pm

- Dec 24 & 25 - City Hall Closed for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

- Jan. 1 - City Hall Closed for New Year's Day

All Decked Out for the Holidays

Thanks to the combined efforts of the UPCCA and The City of Peachtree Corners new Public Works Department, the city's gateway sign, located at the Peachtree Parkway/Peachtree Industrial Boulevard split is lighted and decorated for the holidays. Read more ...

Lynn Pierson, Zoning Administrator for the City and City Councilmember Jeanne Aulbach check out the city's new recharging station.

Electric Recharge Station Now Available at City Hall  


Thanks to a grant from the Georgia Environmental Authority, City Hall now has an electric car recharge station.


In October the City announced it had been awarded an $9,863 grant to install a recharging station.

The charging station is available to the public 24-hours a day, seven days a week. 

 The d
ual station uses the Chargepoint system and requires a Chargepoint card for use. 

For information on Chargepoint visit,

Garbage Bills Due Dec. 15

The bills for Solid Waste pickup were mailed Nov. 6 and are due by December 15, 2015.

 There are t
hree easy ways to pay:


1. Pay by check through mail 

2. Online at city's website (Visa, MC,         Discover, Amex) 

3. In person at City Hall


Click here for more information.


Residential Parking Reminders 


In any residential district, the parking of any motor vehicle except on a hard-surfaced driveway or in a carport or garage is prohibited. 

Any recreational vehicle or any non-motor vehicle may only be parked in a car-port, enclosed structure, or in the rear yard on a paved surface.   

Any vehicles parked in the rear yard not in a carport or an enclosed structure must be parked at least fifteen (15) feet from the property line. 

Prohibited parking or storage of any motor or recreational vehicle is a violation of the Zoning Ordinance Off-Street Parking (Yard Parking) (ZR1001.5)


For additional informational please contact Peachtree Corners Code Enforcement @ 678-6691-1200.


Green Committee Update


At the October meeting, City staffers Diana Wheeler and Lynn Pierson presented a draft "Green Policy," encompassing several sustainability initiatives for City Hall, its staff, and services. 


After the Committee and City Council have their respective review and comment periods, this could become an important ordinance that not only gets the City significantly closer to certification, but also helps promote sustainability in city operations by defining policies on green purchasing; energy and water conservation and recycling at City Hall; and bike- and pedestrian-friendly measures.


The November meeting focused on turning current project research into documentation that can be used for certification as an ARC Green Community. 


Updates included continued research into commercial and non-traditional recycling opportunities; energy-efficient bulbs, traffic lights, and outdoor lighting; yard waste mulching opportunities; and more. 


The Committee also unveiled plans for its "Have a Green Christmas!" flyer, with eco-friendly and budget-friendly holiday tips, distributed at the Christmas in the Corners Parade. 


The Committee also received exciting news that the City's electric car charging station (awarded in October through a grant) should be operational at City Hall by December!

City Adds 15 New Businesses in November

City Hall processed  new business tax certificates for a variety of businesses last month. including a restaurant and health care outpatient center. For a complete list of the 15 businesses along with their contact information,  please click here. 

Use City's '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.

Use the city's "Fix It" app to upload a photo or video and location of the problem. 

The 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.

 Holiday Safety Tips From Gwinnett Police Department

Police typically see an increase in certain types of crimes during the holiday season including entering autos and robberies. Gwinnett County Police Department offer these important safety tips to keep your holiday shopping crime-free. 


    -  Observe your surroundings; report any suspicious or loitering persons.


     -  Store packages in the trunk of your vehicle and not in the passenger compartment.  Covering items with a blanket or coat is NOT a deterrent to thieves!


     -  Avoid putting packages into your vehicle, then continuing to shop.  Most stores will hold packages until you are ready to leave.


     -  Park your vehicle in a well-lit area.


     - Shop with others and allow retail employees to assist you in transporting packages to your vehicle.


     - Don't carry large amounts of cash.  Use secure payment such as a credit card and check your account statements frequently.


Did you know ...

The City of Peachtree Corners has:

- 40.5 miles of public sidewalks

- 205 miles of roads in the City (120 city-owned, 28 county-owned, 25 state-owned and 32 privately owned.


- 6.6 miles of river frontage

Inside Peachtree Corners
City of Peachtree Corners
News from Around the Corners
December, 2014
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We would like to extend our warmest thoughts and best wishes to you for a Wonderful Holiday and a very Happy New Year. 

With our best wishes,

The Mayor and Council - and all of your friends at City Hall. 

From the Mayor's Desk

Exciting Plans for the City 

If you attended the city's Livable Center Initiative Workshop on Nov. 20, you undoubtedly were impressed by the presentation of the plans to create a downtown district.

The study targeted the area along Peachtree Parkway between Medlock and Holcomb Bridge roads - its purpose was to help create an area that would be identified as the downtown area for the city.


Currently Technology Park has a number of office buildings overlooking small lakes. 


The architect's rendering shows a condominium complex overlooking a grassy area leading to a lake where residents can enjoy boating and walking along the water's edge.


The LCI study was made possible through a $96,000 grant awarded to the city by the Atlanta Regional Commission. Its aim: to develop a plan for the 1,500-acre area identified as the city's central business district. 

With the help of Lord, Aeck, Sargent, the city's planning consultant, a plan has been developed for the area that divides Peachtree Parkway into three distinct sections; The Town Center hub to the north, the Holcomb Bridge hub to the south and the Innovation hub in the middle surrounding Technology Park.  Read more ...

Public Works Director Greg Ramsey, Field Services Manager Johnny Lawler, Citizen Responder Alvenease Jackson, and the crew members Jim Price, Trenton Hunt, Inmar Viera, Vincent Thompson, Thomas Heard and Roberto Granados make up the Public Works Department.

Meet the Public Works Team

Have you noticed a number of areas across the city looking as though they have been spruced up? Well, there is good reason: the City now has its own Public Works Department.


Starting on November 1, 2014, the Mayor and City Council elected to expand the services of the existing CH2M Hill team to include Public Works. These new folks are responsible for handling the maintenance responsibilities on city streets and the city's right of way.  

 Those responsibilities also include managing pavement issues, resurfacing programs, street sign problems, and replacements, as well as mowing grass, and pruning of trees, and bushes in the right of way.


The Public Works team has been on the job just a short time, but there is already considerable improvement at intersections where trash, debris, and weeds have been removed. Also, a few pot holes have been patched, and several areas of overgrown vegetation, and fallen trees have been cleared.


This new department is led by Public Works Director, Greg Ramsey, who shared some of his thoughts on the new expanded services offered by the City:  

 "We are excited to be here to serve the citizens of this beautiful community," said Ramsey. "We are proud of the accomplishments from the first month, but we have so much more we can do in the coming months to make this area shine. We want to provide an opportunity for our citizens to be proud of what their City can do for them."


A couple of major new tools are helping Public Works achieve success.  

 The City's Fix-It App, available by download for free on your smart phone by searching "Peachtree Corners," has been used by hundreds of people to submit issues for maintenance, repair or replacement in the right of way.  

 Also, the City is now providing a Citizen Response Center, where calls to the main phone line are answered 24 hours a day by an actual live person. Those calls are routed based on the request, but these Citizen Responders will be able to raise the level of customer service the CH2M Hill team is able to deliver to the citizens of Peachtree Corners.

For questions: contact Public Works Director Greg Ramsey at


City to Study Ways to Revitalize Holcomb Bridge Road Corridor

Holcomb Bridge Road, once a thriving and bustling area full of popular shops and restaurants, has become a heavily traveled commuter corridor. 

City leaders, seeking ways to re-energize the roadway that is considered one of the gateways of the city, have 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. 

"This is an important and vital part of the city," said Mayor Mike Mason. The plans will focus on ways to eliminate the divide that a major roadway such as Holcomb Bridge Road naturally creates. Plans will include creating pedestrian pathways and enhancing the corridor with landscaping, street furniture and other elements. Read more ...



City Building Inspectors Q&A

Frequently Asked Questions of the City's Building Department


Q: Do I need a permit for emergency plumbing repairs?

A: Emergencies are Events that we don't plan for, and as such are handled differently than planned construction. You or your contractor may repair the plumbing and then seek a permit. 

Water heater failures and furnace issues are two items we typically issue permits for after-the-fact, especially during this time of year.

Q: My water heater is leaking, what should I do?

A: Water heaters with storage tanks generate a lot of pressure when the water expands under heat. If your water heater is leaking from the storage tank now is the time to act before it fails. 

Q: Can install my own water heater? 

A: Yes, Georgia state law allows you to act as your own contractor for your own dwelling. This does not extend to rental or commercial properties you may own. 

As for the water heater replace, we will issue a permit to you if you own the property and reside there. 

The actual replacement is straight forward If you are handy. When purchasing a replacement from your local big box home store or plumbing supply warehouse, they can guide you through the installation process. However if you have any doubts it's always recommended you employ a licensed plumber. 

For questions, contact Don Wilkins, Building Official,

Councilmember Lorri Christopher was principal of the day at Peachtree Elementary.
City Leaders Spend Day Filling School Principals' Shoes

During American Education Week, which was recognized Nov. 17-21, City Council member Lorri Christopher and Weare Gratwick, along with Planning Commission member Alan Kaplan had the opportunity to participate in the annual Principal for the Day program.

Christopher, who has been Principal of the Day four previous years, spent this one at Peachtree Elementary School.

"It was a privilege to work with [Principal] Kara Dutton and her team," said Christopher. "Peachtree Elementary is the only International Baccalaureate (IB) elementary school in the Gwinnett County Public School system.


"I received lots of hugs after sharing a Thanksgiving story with one of the kindergarten classes," added Christopher. "It is amazing what the team has been able to accomplish being as crowded as the school is and the limited space they have currently with teachers spaces in closets."  


Kaplan, who spent the day at Hull Middle School in Duluth, said he thought he had a fair idea of what it was like being a school principal, but now has a new appreciation of the job. 


"Being very involved in our local Peachtree Elementary school, I thought I had a good understanding of our principal's roles and responsibilities - I was wrong," said Kaplan. "Their job is even more challenging and diverse than I thought it was."

Alan Kaplan (right) sits in on a planning session at Hull Middle School in Duluth.


Kaplan said he learned that along with issues that principals face on a daily basis, they also manage the physical plant and operations of the school building and other community and outside engagements with the school along with budgeting and training.


Gratwick left with a similar appreciation for a principal's job after spending the day at Pinckneyville Middle School.


"I was very impressed with the school and staff and gained greater insight and appreciation for the hours and what it takes to serve as CEO of a school," said Gratwick. "I have great admiration for [Principal] Marci Sledge's leadership.  She is making a tremendous difference at Pinckneyville."  


This is the 11th year that Gwinnett County Public Schools and the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce have partnered to host the event. Principal for the Day provides business leaders with a firsthand look at the operations of today's schools and the leaders who lead them.


Have a question or comment about the newsletter?

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

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