Mayor Mike Mason
From the Mayor's Desk
Improving Traffic in Peachtree Corners
The future looks bright for Peachtree Corners, new businesses continue to open, regional and national corporations are locating here - and new families are buying homes and settling in to enjoy our high quality of life. 

And in the spring, we will be breaking ground on the City's new Town Center. But we also know that the new amenity- and all of our growth -- will undoubtedly bring an increase in traffic.
To stay ahead of the curve, we have approved the study of several key intersections to find ways to relieve the congestion and prepare for the future increase in the number of vehicles traveling through our city. We will also be partnering with the City of Johns Creek to study ways to improve traffic flow along S.R. 141.

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Town Center Update
Construction on New Town Center to Begin Spring 2016
At the Oct. 20 City Council meeting city leaders took the next step in the plans to create a Town Center by establishing the funding for the mixed-use development that will feature restaurants, retail office space townhomes and a town green.

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City to Launch Business Incubator
The City's economic outlook just got brighter with the announcement that funding is now in place for its new business incubator. 

The City is partnering with Georgia Tech's Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC). The Georgia Tech program offers support by providing expertise and resources in launching and maintaining a successful incubator program. 

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Sidewalk Construction Update
Construction on Two New Sidewalks Underway
A section of Winters Chapel Road and a portion of Crooked Creek Road are slated for new sidewalks. Work on the two projects is in progress. For more information contact Public Works Director Greg Ramsey at [email protected].

Annual Holiday Parade, Saturday, Nov. 21
Mark your calendars for the annual Christmas in the Corners Parade on Saturday, Nov. 21.

The parade steps off at 10 a.m. The parade route is The Corners Parkway from Crooked Creek Road to Holcomb Bridge Road. Food trucks and craft fair after the parade until 5 p.m. More info at

Free Stormwater Workshop Dec. 3
The City is hosting a public stormwater workshop at City Hall on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. The topic is Lawn Care with Integrated Pest Management and drainage easement maintenance.

Workshop participants may be eligible for a 5 percent credit of their stormwater utility fee. Please join us at City Hall in the Council Chambers to discuss these stormwater topics. The workshop is free. We will have a sign-in sheet and evaluation form for all participants to fill out. For questions email [email protected]

Fall is Here - Time to Keep Your Roof and Gutters Clean
Now that we have said goodbye to summer, it's time to prepare for the change in our weather.  Fall is here - the leaves and pine needles are falling.  According to City code, roof drains, gutters and downspouts need to be maintained in good repair and free from obstruction.  The gutters on your home are responsible for diverting rainwater from the roof and siding. However, if your gutters are clogged with dead leaves, pine needles and other outdoor debris this can cause the water to back up in the gutter. When this happens many problems can result including water creeping up under the roof shingles, leaks in the ceiling and having entire sections of the gutter system sag due to the increased weight.  Inspecting and keeping your roof and gutters clean and clear can help you avoid possible costly repairs.
City Welcomes Volunteers Administrator
Jennifer Howard
Jennifer Howard recently joined the City as Volunteers Administrator. Her primary responsibility is to oversee city-initiated volunteer activities and events.  Ms. Howard also assists the Community Development team with special projects and assignments, including grant application writing and research. 

Prior to joining the city, Ms. Howard served in the Community Relations Unit of the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety, as well as a patrol officer. Ms. Howard is a native of both Pennsylvania and Michigan. She has resided in Georgia for the past 20 years in the Roswell-Alpharetta area. Ms. Howard earned her master's degree in public administration at Central Michigan University and holds a bachelor's degree in journalism.
Peachtree Corners Veterans Monument Update

Plans for a monument to honor Peachtree Corners veterans are well under way. A website has recently been launched by the Peachtree Corners Veterans Monument Committee where you are 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 by using the "Contact Us" tab. 
Hats Off to the Public Works Crew
Public Works Director Greg Ramsey received a call  just before 6:00 a.m. on Oct. 29 about a tree down at Peachtree Elementary blocking Jay Bird Alley. 

Public Works team members Jim Price and Travis Pearson had the tree cleared and the road cleaned by 7:00 a.m. before the school opened. Thanks to their efforts an early morning traffic backup was avoided.
City Adds 26 New Businesses in October
City Hall processed new business tax certificates for a variety of businesses last month including a banquet hall, a detective agency and convenience store. 

For a complete list of the 26 businesses along with contact information,   please click  here.
Please Don't Feed the Deer
Many people enjoy feeding wildlife, especially deer. However, artificial wildlife feed may contribute to unnaturally high deer populations. Supplemental feed can increase deer reproductive rates, promote locally high deer densities, and may result in deer that are less fearful of humans typically resulting in increased deer damage problems. 

Additionally, sometimes people think that by feeding deer it will deter them from eating out of gardens or landscaped areas. However, this will only result in the deer eating the provided feed and any additional available food, such as gardens or landscaped areas.

Mayor Mike Mason with CH2M volunteers.
Volunteers Make a Difference
The CH2M Atlanta Green Team participated in the 16th Annual Gwinnett Great Days of Service, Saturday, October 24th, along with Peachtree Corners Mayor, Mike Mason, the Mayor's wife Mrs. Debbie Mason, and other local volunteers 
during the recent Beaver Ruin Watershed Cleanup. With you and 320 volunteers, together we:
  • Removed 10,200 lbs. of invading plants that harm the watershed,
  • Picked-up 3,000 lbs. of litter and debris from 5 miles of our roadsides and stream banks,
  • Stenciled 200 storm drains to protect our waterways from illegal dumping down the drains,
  • Planted 320 new native plants that help the watershed thrive,
  • Built and installed 10 new bat and bird homes,
  • Created 10 new mushroom log stacks for food and habitat,
  • Surveyed Beaver Ruin watershed to help identify future projects needed.
Your efforts have helped to improve the health of the Beaver Ruin Watershed, prevent pollution and flooding, and keep our community clean and beautiful. 
Fall Safety Tips
The crisp weather and color-changing leaves make it a great time to spruce up your home.

Every month should be fire prevention month , but we tend to plug in a lot more devices in the fall and winter.  It's important to test all smoke alarms and have a family fire drill.  Remember to replace used and expired fire extinguishers as well. Here are some autumn safety tips for your home, for a safe and enjoyable fall season .

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Cooking continues to be the leading cause of residential fires during the Thanksgiving Holiday and year-round. Following are  safety tips to remember when preparing the holiday meal and entertaining family and friends:   

As the holidays approach Gwinnett County PD wants to remind you of important safety tips to help you reach your destination and return home safely. Share these tips with friends, family and new drivers. 
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