From the Mayor's Desk
Changes to Solid Waste Billing Planned for 2016

When we set up our new city, solid waste pickup was one of the most talked about and complained about services in the community.  The cost of service, which was provided through the county, was over $200 annually. 

After the city was founded in July 2012, city leaders were able to contract with a single provider (Waste Pro) and reduce the annual cost by 38.3%; additionally the city began offering senior citizens age 65 and over a 15% discount on their bills.

Today citizens pay an annual fee of $138.00, and with a senior citizen discount the cost is $117.30 per year. The monthly costs works out to just $11.50 for the majority of homeowners, and seniors just $9.77. This fee includes curbside garbage collection in a Waste Pro issued 95 gallon roll-out cart and curbside recycling in an 18 gallon recycle bin.

Prior to the city taking over solid waste service in January, 2013, the charge was added to the Gwinnett County property tax bill. Beginning in 2013, the city began billing homeowners separately.

However, you will note that on your newest property tax bill the charge has been added for solid waste pick for the coming year. This was done to streamline the process and eliminate the need for residential property owners to pay their garbage bills separately.

You will find more information on the City's website, under the "Residents" tab.  Reducing the annual solid waste bill was a priority for the city when it was formed, and we are pleased that we have been able to offer the cost reduction to our citizens.

Oct. 13, 2015, Planning Commission Meeting, 7 p.m.
Oct. 20, City Council Meeting, 7 p.m.
Oct. 21, 2015, Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting 7 p.m.

Agendas are located on the City website,
All meetings are open to the public and held at City Hall, 147 Technology Parkway, Suite 200, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
Final Public Holcomb Bridge Study Workshop Oct. 27
Please join your neighbors and City representatives to help envision the future of the Holcomb Bridge area.

The final community meeting for the Holcomb Bridge Road Corridor study will be held at City Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 27 from 6 - 8 p.m.

The city's consultants, Lord, Aeck, Sargent, have promised to make this a fun, interactive meeting.  

This is your opportunity to help the City prioritize projects and establish the work program that will conclude the study report.

For questions contact Diana Wheeler, Community Development Director at [email protected]

Simpsonwood Park Meeting Set for Nov. 12
Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation will host a public input meeting on the Simpsonwood Park Master Plan on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 7:00 p.m at the Norcross High School Theater.  

The public input meeting will consist  of County staff providing a brief overview of the park and the master plan process, followed by the opportunity for citizens to provide comments.  

Applications will also be taken for citizens wishing to be considered for selection to the citizen-steering committee. For questions contact Gwinnett Parks at 770-822-8840.
Election News
Mayor and Council Unopposed in Upcoming Election
The Mayor and three City Councilmembers' seats (Post 1, 3 and 5) which were up for re-election in November, will all be unopposed this year.

As a result, there will be no city election; However, Gwinnett County will hold a special election on Nov. 3. For more information, visit Gwinnett County's Voter Registrations & Elections website.

  Peachtree Corners Veterans Monument Update

 Plans for a monument to honor Peachtree Corners veterans are well underway. A website has recently been launched by the Peachtree Corners Veterans Monument Committee where your be able to keep up to date with the latest developments. Visit

If you are a U.S. Veteran or have a family member who has or is serving, visit the website and enter your information on the website by using the "Contact Us" tab.

Building or Remodeling Your Home?
Do you have a question about rebuilding your deck or re-roofing your house? Now the answer is just a phone call away. The city has recently added an " Ask the Inspector" line. The city's two inspectors are available to answer your questions - and if they're not able to take your call, they'll will return your call the same day.

Get help with electric, plumbing, heating and air, water heaters, remodeling, repairs and more. 
Ask the Inspector: Call 470-395-7027.

City Welcomes New Chief Code Enforcement Officer
Philomena Robertson has recently joined the city as the Chief Code Enforcement Officer.  Her responsibilities will be to direct the City's code enforcement activities, including investigating property conditions, and providing educational programs to abate violations involving zoning
ordinances, building codes, housing codes, public nuisances, property maintenance, abandoned vehicles, animals, license regulations and other issues relating to health, safety and welfare of the community.
Prior to joining the city, Philomena was the Code Enforcement Supervisor with the City of Norcross for eight years.  She is a native of California and has a Code Enforcement Master Certification with the Georgia Association of Code Enforcement through UGA/Carl Vinson Institute.  She and her husband live in Flowery Branch.
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Make Your Home a Happy Home
Homeowners are responsible for providing regular
maintenance of their home's exterior and landscaping.
Front and back 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.

City Adds 26 New Businesses in September
City Hall processed new business tax certificates for a variety of businesses last month including a sign shop, shoe store and nail salon. 

For a complete list of the 26 businesses along with contact information,  please click here.


Mark Your Calendars: 
Blood Drive at City Hall, Oct. 16
The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive at City Hall on Friday Oct. 16 from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

To make an appointment, visit 
(sponsor code: techpark). Appointments encouraged, walk-ins welcome.

Please eat well and drink plenty of caffeine-free liquids before and after giving blood.

Learn the Right and Wrong Way to Interact with a Police Officer During a Traffic Stop
The Gwinnett County Police Department has created a video to educate the general public and young drivers on reasonable ways to interact with the police during traffic stops. It was also designed to enlighten viewers on what Georgia Law requires of drivers when they are stopped by the police. It is paramount for citizens and police to remain as safe as possible during traffic stops. Gwinnett County Police Department's method for increasing safety during traffic stops is to continuously train police and educate drivers on Georgia Law and department policy.

Click here to view the GCPD video: Traffic Stop Educational Video

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Judy Putnam, Communications Director
[email protected]
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