Mayor Mike Mason
From the Mayor's Desk

Planning Walking, Biking Trails for Peachtree Corners
There is a lot going on here in Peachtree Corners, the Town Center and the Veterans Monument are just two of the new projects that will be breaking ground this year. And another is our own belt line of multi-use trails that residents will soon be able to enjoy.

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City Earns ARC's Green Communities Certification
Although it's just 3 ½ years old, the City of Peachtree Corners has earned a certification that only 20 other communities in the entire Atlanta metro 10-county area have achieved - the Atlanta Regional Commission Green Communities certification.

This is the city's first certification in the ARC's Green Communities program. The award is in recognition of the city's efforts to conserve energy, reduce waste and protect natural resources. Peachtree Corners was honored at ARC's January 27 board meeting for becoming a Bronze-certified Green Community.
City Launches New Website

The city has launched a new website at The site includes a completely new layout and design as well as several features aimed at making it easier for users to access government services and information.

Update on Road Projects
The city is growing and traffic is increasing. On Peachtree Parkway (S.R. 141) alone, the traffic count is expected to increase from its current count of 42,000 vehicles a day to 50,000 in just five years.

The city's Public Works Department is studying various options for this busy corridor along with other major arteries in our community. Click on the link below marked "Learn More" for a list of current studies and projects.

Mark Your Calendar for Arbor Day
Peachtree Corners Celebrates Its First  Arbor Day

Join is on Saturday, March 19, at Simpsonwood Park from 11 a.m. to 12 noon for a celebration of our urban forests.

Free tree seedlings and seed balls for planting will be given out (while supplies last). 

Simpsonwood Park is located at 4511 Jones Bridge Road, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

For more information contact Jennifer Howard at
Elected Officials Earn GMA Certificates

During the 2016 Georgia Municipal Association's annual Mayors' Day Award Luncheon in January, Councilmembers Jeanne Aulbach (Post 4), Lorri Christopher (Post 5) and Weare Gratwick (Post 6) received certificates of achievements.

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Earn Prizes for Recycling

By recycling you can earn discounts at local merchants and be eligible for quarterly drawings to win prizes such as barbecue grills, flat screen TVs and other items.

All you need to do is enroll by registering on the Waste Pro Rewards website ( using an email address and a password.  Then once you have registered, call the city's trash pickup line 770-609-8816 to obtain your bar code sticker.

That's all there is to it. The Rewards for Recycling program is open to all Peachtree Corners citizens that are Waste Pro customers.
Do I Need a Permit to Install HVAC Unit?

Yes you do, and there seems to be a growing trend of licensed HVAC contractors violating state law by insisting that a permit is not required to install a new HVAC system. 

Recently some states have set up sting operations to catch these HVAC contractors. These stings invited HVAC contractors to bid on jobs and asked if a permit was needed, surprisingly as much as 40% of these contractors told undercover investigators that a permit was not needed, despite this being wrong and illegal.

Click on the link below marked "Learn More" to find out why a permit is required:

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Your Trash and Recycling Questions - Answered
The City of Peachtree Corners offers trash and recycling service through our provider WastePro - which provides reliable waste management solutions to the Peachtree City community through residential curbside collection and a variety of specialized services. 
Click on the link below for a brief breakdown of criteria and services offered.
Who Do You Call?

Want to know who to contact to report a street light that's out, about your water bill, trash in the right of way, a stray animal or barking dog? 

The contact information to report these issues - and lots more - are listed on the city's  website, under the "Residents" tab - just click on "Who Do I Call" in the pull down menu.
Please note Waste Pro will continue accepting 
unbroken glass containers among the items it collects for recycling.

Other items include: 
  • Paper, magazines, newspapers
  • Phone books, soft and hardback books
  • Cardboard, file folders, brochures, cards
  • Aluminum cans
  • Plastic containers (1-7)
Calling All U.S. Veterans

Plans for a monument to honor Peachtree Corners veterans are well underway. A website has been launched by the Peachtree Corners Veterans Monument Association committee (PCVMA) where you may keep up to date with the latest developments. Visit

You'll also have a chance to view the plans in person at 7 p.m. during a UPCCA meeting to be held at Christ the King Church. Please contact Bob Ballagh at for additional details.

If you are a U.S. Veteran or have a family member who has or is serving, send an email to the PCVMA at   with the veteran's full name, branch of service, dates of service, mailing address and daytime phone number.  Veterans who would like to know how to contribute, please send an email .
City Adds 41 New Businesses in January

City Hall processed new business tax certificates for a variety of businesses last month including several new restaurants, a dental office, a nail salon and a landscaping service.

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

Two Peachtree Corners Residents Recognized at Gwinnett Chamber's Annual Dinner
Chief Magistrate Judge Kristina Hammer Blum and Leticia Willis, former Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Board Chairwoman, were recognized at the Gwinnett Chamber 68th Annual Dinner on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016.

The two Peachtree Corners women were recipients of the Chamber's Public Service Award which is given to individuals who, over the years, have gone above and beyond in their service to the community and its residents.
Important Fire and Police Tips
Be Good to Your Heart
Did you know that t here are several risk factors that contribute to heart disease and may increase the likelihood of suffering from sudden cardiac death.  

In 2015, Gwinnett firefighters and paramedics responded to 4,938 reports of chest pain or cardiac arrest emergencies.
Don't Be a Victim of Crime
Home burglaries and automobile break-ins are a common occurrence but by taking a few precautions you can avoid becoming a victim.

Simple steps like keeping doors and windows of your home and auto locked at all times and reporting suspicious activity to the police.

Thank you for subscribing to "Inside Peachtree Corners." We always enjoy hearing from our readers. Please let us know if you've any questions or suggestions on ways to improve the newsletter. 

In addition to the e-newsletter, you will find news and announcements posted on the city's website,, please take a moment and visit the website between issues to keep up with the "News from Around the Corners." 

Judy Putnam 
The City of Peachtree Corners 

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