Mayor Mike Mason
From the Mayor's Desk
Holcomb Bridge Corridor Revitalization Goal:
Improving Property Values and Reducing Crime
Every city must address its aging commercial and residential property in order to keep its property values from declining. 

For Peachtree Corners, one of the first areas developed, Holcomb Bridge Road, is now comprised of aging office buildings, half-empty shopping strips and 30-year-old apartment complexes.

Yet, it is one of the major gateways into our city.

City Goes Digital to Improve Services, Safety
Finding Innovative Ways to Use Technology
When it incorporated four years ago, the city needed to identify all of its assets including r oads, rights-of-way, signage and other built and installed assets. 

The city went digital - digitizing its resources to more efficiently manage its operations and make the public safer.

The city applied photo imaging and LIDAR (surveying technology that measures distance by illuminating a target with a laser light) to compile a comprehensive asset catalog for the city to help refine and focus its management strategy. Although this technology had been used to produce aerial views for years, no jurisdiction in Georgia had used it from the ground level.
Mayor Mason's 2016 State of City Address Available Online 

On Friday, July 15, Mayor Mike Mason delivered his fourth state-of-the-city address. The event was hosted by the Peachtree Corners Business Association.

A video of the mayor's speech is located under the "Residents" tab on the city's website.
Following is a link to the video for your convenience: 

Your Input On Transportation Plan Needed
The City of Peachtree Corners has begun a Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP) to guide transportation improvements and investments in the city. 

The plan will consist of recommendations for transportation improvements in a number of areas including intersection improvements, roadway widening, sidewalks, trails and bike facilities.

We would like to get input from you, someone who lives, works, shops, or chooses to unwind in Peachtree Corners. Please use the link below to access the online survey.

Announcing City's First Recycling Day                                    

On Saturday, September 10, 2016, the City of Peachtree Corners will hold its first ever Recycling event. 

Residents of Peachtree Corners will be able to recycle electronics and shred those unwanted and no longer needed documents.

City Hosts 2nd Crime-Free Program for Apartment Complexes
Improving the safety and welfare of residents living in one of Peachtree Corners 24 apartment complexes has been a top priority for city leaders. 

The city recently joined forces again with Gwinnett County Police Department in promoting a program aimed at reducing crime in multi-family housing units.

The " Crime Free Multi-Housing Program," which has been implemented throughout Gwinnett County, was presented to 30 local property managers and owners during an all-day seminar on Tuesday, July 12 at City Hall. 

How to Stay Connected

It's easy to stay informed on what's going on in your city. 

In addition to the monthly e-newsletter, "Inside Peachtree Corners," you can sign up to receive news items, reminders on upcoming calendar events, etc. Visit the city's website,, then click on the link at the bottom of the homepage labeled "Sign Up for Alerts." 

And as always, your city councilmembers are available. Contact details are located on the city's website, look for the "Contact Us" link at the top of the homepage.  City staff is available at 678-691-1200 or via email (locate email address in the "Contact Us" link). 

And please try to attend the monthly Planning Commission and City Council meetings,
  all are open to the public. If you are unable to attend, then take a moment to review the meeting summaries. You may find them in the "Agendas & Minutes" tab on the homepage. Summaries are posted within two days after the meetings are held.

The mayor and council encourage you to stay informed - and stay involved with your community. 

City to Offer Grant to STEM-Focused Startups

The city of Peachtree Corners and Prototype Prime, the city's new business incubator, are offering an incentive to startup businesses with an innovative and remarkable idea for a product or service.

Did you know that there are two event calendars located on the city's website, one for council meetings, etc. And a second for community events. Use the links below to check out the activities for the coming months. 

The community calendar is open for residents to use and is located in the "Residents" tab.
From the Building Department

10 Reasons Why You Should Not Hire an Unlicensed HVAC Contractor 
A licensed HVAC company employs technicians who have received the proper training that it takes to perform a wide variety of HVAC tasks. 

Hiring an unlicensed contractor comes with a number of risks - one of which is that it is illegal to hire an unlicensed contractor in Georgia. Here are 10 reason why it's important to hire a licensed contractor:

Code Enforcement News
Outdoor Water Use Restrictions 
We have had a number of citizens inquire as to whether we are on any type of water restrictions and the answer to that is ... yes.  

Following you will find some frequently asked questions about outdoor water use and the answers from Gwinnett County Water Resources Department. 

For the complete list of questions/answers and other water related information visit and click on the department link for "Water Resources."
City Adds 37 New Businesses in July

Peachtree Corners City Hall processed new business tax certificates for a variety of businesses last month including a real estate office, residential remodeler and a roofing contractor.

See the complete list of 37 businesses along with contact information.
Calling All U.S. Veterans
Are you a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces - or do you have a spouse or family member who has served our country?   If so, the city would like to hear from you. 

Plans to create a monument to honor Peachtree Corners veterans are underway. The monument will be located on the Town Green of the city's new Town Center and is expected to be complete in the fall of 2017.

View the plans for the Peachtree Corners Veterans Monument at

Veterans and families 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. E mail info to Judy Putnam, Communications Director at  or call 770-609-8821.
You Are Invited: Coffee-with-a-Cop

Mark you calendars for a GCPD "Coffee with a Cop" event on Aug. 19, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. It will be held at the Atlanta Bread Company, located in The Forum.

This is a casual, low key opportunity to chat with the Command Staff and other officers about what's going on in the community or anything else you would like to know about.

For questions, contact Officer Trent Greene at 678-442-6553 or via email at
Do You Know the Rules of the Road When Passing a School Bus?

Gwinnett County school children returned to classes on Monday, Aug. 8. Please remember to watch for children walking and riding to school. Also, remember to stop when you see a school bus with its lights flashing.

The video offers important information on the laws pertaining to school buses. Please take a moment and watch.

Improve Your Soil with Compost
Do you know one of the least expensive ways to fertilize your lawn and garden? Compost. 

Composting is the process of combining waste and yard debris such as leaves, grass clippings, and kitchen scraps and allowing them to decompose in a moist and oxygenated environment over a period of time.  

This turns them into a dark, crumbly organic soil mixture.  Composting recycles nutrients so you can return them to the soil to be used again by your plants. 

Learn More
2016 Gwinnett County Tax Bills in the Mail 
Gwinnett County announced that the property tax bills have been mailed. All bills will have a single due date of October 15. Taxpayers may choose to make a single payment or partial payments as long as the total due is paid by the due date.

V iew your property tax information at on your computer, tablet or phone. If you have questions, contact the office at or 770-822-8800.

Reminder: Peachtree Corners property owners will not receive a tax bill from the city as the city maintains a zero (0) millage rate.
Help Keep Our City Clean

The Adopt-a-Road litter prevention initiative, sponsored by Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful and Gwinnett County Department of Transportation, enables citizens to show their pride in Gwinnett and safely reduce the amount of unsightly trash and illegal signage alongside county roadways.

Roads that need adopting:
* Spalding Drive from Peachtree Corners Circle to Peachtree Parkway
* Crooked Creek from Spalding to Holcomb Bridge
* Lou Ivy from Bush Road to South Old Peachtree
* Jones Mill Road from Peachtree Industrial Blvd. to Buford Highway
* Jones Bridge Circle - entire

For more information, contact Pat Bruschini.

From Gwinnett County Police Department
Beware of Scams
Phone scams come in all shapes and sizes. Some scammers may tell you that you have won the lottery in another country. They will tell you that the lottery ticket you played in the state you are in was entered into an international draft then will tell you to send a large amount of money to receive the lottery money. 

"Hang up the phone of they cannot provide you with the appropriate information to determine if they are a real  business attempting to reward you with money you have legitimately earned," said Officer Trent Greene. "There are several scams out there to be aware of, and there are small things you can do to determine if it is a scam to avoid becoming a victim."

Learn More

From Gwinnett Fire & Rescue
Pedestrian, School Bus Stop Safety

Back to school means more pedestrian traffic at neighborhood bus stops and sidewalks/crosswalks leading to area schools. Pay close attention during bus stop hours in the early morning and afternoon. 

Slow your speed and watch for children walking to and from school or getting off the school bus.  Children are often preoccupied and may not be paying attention to the hazards around them.  

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, Communications Director

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