Mayor Mike Mason
From the Mayor's Desk
Pedestrian Bridge - More FAQs

Question:  Where did the idea for a pedestrian bridge originate?

Answer:  Our citizens. The Plan for a pedestrian bridge developed from numerous public meetings, workshops, presentations and online surveys that began in 2013 in conjunction with the Peachtree Corners' 2033 Comprehensive Plan, the Livable Centers Initiative Study and the Multi-Use Trail Plan.
Post 2 Residents - It's Time to Vote
Final Day to Vote for Post 2 Council Seat is Tuesday, May 24

With the March resignation of Councilmember Jay Lowe (Post 2), the city is holding a special election on May 24 to fill his seat.

Only voters who live in Post 2 may vote in this election. Absentee/Early Voting in person began on Monday, May 2, 2016 and closes the Friday before Election Day, May 20, 2016.

Voting is available weekdays during City Hall regular business hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Proper identification must be supplied to cast a vote.

No absentee/early voting is permitted by law on the Monday before Election Day.  All municipal elections take place at Peachtree Corners City Hall, 147 Technology Parkway, Peachtree Corners, Georgia, regardless of polling places for county, state or federal elections .

For questions please contact Kym Chereck, City Clerk/Elections Superintendent at or 678-691-1203.
New Community Resources Page Added to Website

Last year the city formed a Community Resource Committee. Its task was to locate services within the city and surrounding communities to assist those in need. 

The Resource Committee is now proud to report that a page on the city's website has been added with links to locate services for a wide variety of needs including help with securing health services, family and personal support, housing, child care, legal services, senior care and much more.

Mayor Mike Mason presents State Rep. Tom Rice with a Proclamation
State Rep. Tom Rice Receives Special Recognition

During the April City Council meeting, State Representative Tom Rice (Dist. 95) was recognized for his 20 years of service representing his district which includes Peachtree Corners.

This past February he announced that he would not seek re-election and would retire from serving in the Georgia General Assembly at the end of the year when his term expires.

"Tom Rice's work on Peachtree Corners' behalf will always be recognized as a valuable and integral part of our city's history," said Mayor Mike Mason. 
Over 200 Attend Community Bridge Meeting
Impact on Pedestrian Safety, Economic Development Key Considerations

It was standing room only with over 200 people in attendance at a recent meeting hosted by the City of Peachtree Corners to review five design options for the proposed Peachtree Parkway Pedestrian Bridge. 

Community Development Director Diana Wheeler explained the safety and economic development benefits of the bridge and then presented five distinctive designs that ranged from a traditional stone bridge with bell towers to a contemporary cable suspension structure.

Burn Ban Now In Effect
Effective May 1 there is a total ban on all outdoor burning.  The burn ban continues through September 30. 

All types of outdoor or open burning are prohibited during this period, including the burning of trees, limbs, or any other yard waste.

For more information, contact the Gwinnett Fire and Emergency Services Community Risk Reduction Division at 678-518-4980 or visit
Use New Community Calendar to Post Your Event

Good news, the city has just launched a community calendar on its website. Now residents have a place to view community events - and to post their own.

Residents are invited to post events hosted by non-profit organizations. Events must take place in Peachtree Corners.

Exceptions are schools that serve our community but may not be located here: Berkeley Lake and Stripling elementary schools; Duluth and Summerour m iddle schools; Duluth and Norcross high schools.

The Community Calendar is located under the "Residents" tab. The calendar is set up so you can post directly to the calendar. Please do not send notices via email. Any questions, email to
Take Part in City's First Storm Drain Stenciling Volunteer Event
In a joint effort to educate the public about non-point source pollution, the City of Peachtree Corners and Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful are proud to manage the Storm Drain Stenciling Program. 

The City of Peachtree Corners will host the first Volunteer Day on Saturday, June 18, between 9 a.m. and 12 noon, and we need your help.

To volunteer send an email to Melissa Schwartz at  

The neighborhood locations will be published soon and volunteers will be asked to arrive before 9 a.m. to get supplies and maps of the area for stenciling.  Make a difference in your community by working on a project that will have a big impact on the community, citizens and our rivers. 
Waste Pro Rewards Salutes Peachtree Corners Residents Recycling Efforts

Over 25 families won prizes recently by participating in Waste Pro's recycling program. 

The prize pack included: a soft sided 6 pack cooler, a freezer pack, (2) koozies, a chip clip, magnetic bottle opener and a floating buoy key tag.

All you need to do is enroll by registering on the Waste Pro Rewards website,  using an email address and a password. O nce 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 who are Waste Pro customers.
More New Sidewalks to be Installed in 2016
Sidewalks are planned along Jay Bird Alley from Peachtree Parkway to Crooked Creek Road in Fall 2016. Additionally, sidewalk projects are planned in Fiscal Year 2017 in these areas:

1. Technology Parkway north of Westech Drive
2. Technology Parkway, south side from Peachtree Parkway north to the existing sidewalk
3. Jay Bird Alley - east side from Crooked Creek to Spalding Drive 
4. Along Crooked Creek Road from Creekstone Drive to Spalding Drive
5. Along Spalding Drive from Crooked Creek Road to Engineering Drive
6. Jimmy Carter Blvd. - south side from LA Fitness to Holcomb Bridge Road
7. Crooked Creek Road - north side from Holcomb Bridge Road to Woodmont Blvd.
8. Holcomb Bridge Road - south side from Jimmy Carter Blvd. to Views Trace Drive

Find more Public Works information on the city's website, Locate the "Departments" tab at the top of the page, then click on "Public Works" in the pulldown menu.

Entrepreneurs Invited to 
Pre-Launch Sneak Peek

Peachtree Corners gave birth to Metro Atlanta's technology industry in the 1970s when it established Technology Park. Since then, it has been a hub for innovators and technology leaders.

Find out how we're extending this innovation through the entire Metro Atlanta region with Prototype Prime - a space that promises to provide access to education, tools, venture capitalists and more to help entrepreneurs launch and scale their startups. Our doors will open in July 2016, but we're offering an exclusive first look to anyone who might want to consider Prototype Prime their new home.

Drinks and appetizers will be provided.
Date: Wednesday, May 25th
Time: 5:45 p.m.
RSVP required:

Hosted by: Global Aviation, 120 Technology Parkway, Peachtree Corners, Georgia 30092

Visit the Prototype Prime website for more information.

Check out what's on the calendar this month.
When Do I Need a Building Permit?
From the Building Department

Visit City's Website for Permit Requirements
Are you planning on adding an outdoor storage shed but are unsure if a building permit is needed? The answer depends on the size of the structure. Find the answer to this question and more on the city's website. 

Visit, locate the "Departments" tab then click on the link labeled "When Do I Need a Building Permit." 

For questions, contact the Building Department Help Line at 470-395-7027.
From Code Enforcement:
Maintain Lawn During Growing Season
Spring is here and grass and vegetation are starting to grow.  Home owners/business owners are responsible for providing regular maintenance of their property's landscaping.  

Front, side, and rear yards should be well maintained, mowed regularly and free from trash, weeds and overgrown vegetation.  All residents are responsible for ensuring that their property is free from all litter and debris for health and sanitation reasons.  

Code Section 302.4 states: All premises yards and exterior property shall be maintained free from debris, litter, and rubbish, as well as grass and weeds in excess of 12 inches in height. The term "exterior property" shall include all areas on the property to the edge of street pavement. All noxious weeds shall be prohibited.

Having your property on a routine maintenance schedule is one way to guarantee your property will not have any code violations.
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:

1. A permanent barrier is required to surround pools and the top of the barrier shall not be less than 48" in height.

2. Make sure all pedestrian gates in the barrier fence for your pool are self-closing and self-latching.
City Adds 34 New Businesses in April

Peachtree Corners City Hall processed new business tax certificates for a variety of businesses last month including a residential remodeling service, landscaping service, car wash and juice bar.

See the complete list of 34 businesses along with contact information.
Update on Veterans Monument Fundraising

The Peachtree Corners Veterans Monument fundraising committee is raising funds for the new Veterans Monument which will be located on the Town Green of the new Town Center. 

To date, $38,000 has been raised - the goal is $350,000.

There are a variety of ways to contribute. One popular choice is to "Donate a Brick Paver." Visit the PTVM website to learn about purchasing a brick to honor a veteran and the other opportunities available. 

Peachtree Corners Festival and Outdoor Concert Set for June 10-12

Get ready to shop, rock and enjoy the weekend at the upcoming 6th annual Peachtree Corners Festival. The dates for this year's festivities are June 10, 11 & 12 and include a free concert on Friday night .

Gates open at 6 p.m. for the Friday evening concert and features On the Border and the opening band,  Guilty Pleasure.

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

Volunteers spent a recent Saturday morning donating their time for the annual Great American Cleanup. Pictured are five of the 55 volunteers.
Annual Great American Cleanup a Success

On Saturday, April 23 over 50 volunteers gathered for the annual Great American Cleanup on Saturday, April 23, in Peachtree Corners 

By all accounts it was a big success. Here are the figures:

* Volunteers - 55
* Bags of litter - 63
* Approximate Weight of bags - 590 pounds

Thanks to all of you for your support and unselfish help. "Many hands make light work."

Important Fire and Police Safety Tips
Time to Honor Our First Responders
It's National Emergency Medical Services week (May 15-21), and a great time to honor the men and women who serve as first responders in our community. 

Prevent Being Victim of Car Break-in
Every week the GCPD responds to auto break-ins in Peachtree Corners. In many instances the break-in could be avoided. Read the following helpful tips.

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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, Communications Director

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