Mayor Mike Mason

From the Mayor's Desk
Investing in the Arts: Why it's Important to Our City

Since our city's incorporation in July 2012, our priority has been improving the quality of life for our citizens by improving transportation, creating a pedestrian-friendly city, and providing incentives for businesses to locate to Peachtree Corners.
An additional component to improving our quality of life, is finding a way to focus on the arts.  The arts are an important part of our lives, whether it be visual arts, music, writing, designing, performing arts, dancing or other forms. 
New Restaurants Opening This Spring
Black Walnut Cafe is one of three restaurants expected to open within the next few months.
The city continues to attract new businesses, residential developers and retailers.   The long-awaited ALDI grocery store located in the Peachtree Marketplace shopping center officially opened Feb. 9.

In addition, three new restaurants are set to open this spring.
  • Black Walnut Cafe, 5242 Peachtree Parkway
  • Hot Rocks Grill, 4941 S. Old Peachtree Street, Suite F
  • Rio Steakhouse, 3375 Holcomb Bridge Road Suite A
Transportation Project Update
construction barrels
In just 4 1/2 years the city has made a number of transportation upgrades including  intersection and   traffic signal improvements,  safety upgrades for vehicles and pedestrians, road and street resurfacing and new sidewalk and pedestrian crossings.
Green Committee Looks at Glass Recycling Options

Waste Pro offers glass recycling as part of its weekly residential pickup service. However, because of the way it's collected, glass is sometimes broken and gets mixed in with other recycled items and as result, the load is contaminated.
As a way to address the problem, the city's Green Committee is looking into how the city can improve residential glass recycling so that contaminated loads don't end up in the landfill.
Your Input Needed for Arts & Culture Master Plan

Are you interested in architecture, fine art, dancing and choreography, entertainment, music, singing, photography, writing?

The City of Peachtree Corners needs your input as it develops a master plan that will provide future direction for public and performing arts in our community.

Please take a few minutes to complete our short Arts and Culture Master Plan survey
City Clerk Earns International Education Certificate

Peachtree Corners City Clerk, Kym Chereck recently earned the designation of International Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC), a designation granted only to those municipal clerks who complete demanding education requirements, and who have a record of significant contributions to their local government, their community and state.
Prototype Prime News

Save the date for two upcoming events at the city's new startup incubator.

1. Come and participate in discussion on whether your product is in the idea stage or has already entered the market.

When:  Feb. 15, 2017, 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Prototype Prime, 147 Technology Pkwy, Suite 100
Free Admission: Registration not required.

2.  Participate in a discussion lead by  Shahid Buttar , Director of Grassroots Advocacy at the Electronic Frontier Foundation on how surveillance threatens not only your privacy, but also our democracy.

When: Feb. 22, 2017, 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Location:   Prototype Prime, 147 Technology Pkwy., Suite 100, Peachtree Corners
Admission: $1.00
Registration required
GCPD to Discuss Pedestrian Safety, Other Topics at Next COPS Meeting
Mark your calendars for March 27, 2017 for the annual COPS meeting which will be held from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church
A number of topics will be discussed including the importance of pedestrian safety.

Mayor Mike Mason, Butch Ayers, Gwinnett County Police Chief, Danny Porter, District Attorney for Gwinnett County, Major Everett Spellman, Gwinnett County Police West Precinct Commander and Officer Trent Greene will speak and answer questions.

City Calendar and Community Calendar now combined  into one. 

Find dates for upcoming city meetings and events 
around town.

From Code Enforcement

What Services Does Waste Pro Offer?

The City of Peachtree Corners offers trash and recycling service through its provider Waste Pro - which offers residents curbside collection and a variety of specialized services. Here is a brief breakdown of criteria and services offered. 
  • Trash and recycling is picked up once a week on Mondays. Trash and recycling carts shall be placed at the curb no earlier than 3:00 p.m. on the day before collection and carts shall be removed from the curb no later than 9:00 a.m. on the day after collection.
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:

City Adds 35 New Businesses in January

Peachtree Corners City Hall processed new business tax certificates for a variety of businesses last month including a child day care service, recreational sports center, and a restaurant. 

See the  complete list of 35 businesses  along with contact information.

Take Advantage of Toilet Rebate Program

Did you know that by replacing old, inefficient toilets with WaterSense labeled models, the average family can reduce water use for toilets by 20 to 60 percent -- that's nearly 13,000 gallons of water savings for your home every year.

You may be eligible for a $100 rebate per toilet (limit two (2) toilets per household). To qualify, you must purchase a WaterSense labeled toilet using 1.28 gpf (gallons per flush) or less.

Homeowners Guide to Septic Tank Maintenance

Did you know it is the responsibility of the homeowner to maintain, repair, or replace all components of the septic system so that it will protect the environment and public health.

The number of bedrooms determines the size of the septic tank serving a single family residence. The minimum size septic tank approved for use in the State of Georgia is a 1,000 gallon tank, which will serve a three or four bedroom house. 
Bob Ballagh, PCVMA executive director, speaks to Noble Village residents.
Veterans Monument Plans Presented to Retired Vets

Retired U.S. Army Col. Bob Ballagh, who serves as the executive director of the Peachtree Corners Veterans Monument Association (PCVMA) , recently presented the city's plans for honoring former and current members of the U.S. Armed Forces to a group of men and women who also proudly served their country.

Facts and Stats about the GCPD

Gwinnett County Police Department is the third largest full-service police department in Georgia and provides service to 919,290 county residents as well as for residents in seven cities, including Peachtree Corners.

In 2016, GCPD officers were dispatched and handled 558,600 calls, a 1.64% increase from 2015.

In 2016, officers investigated 31,499 traffic collisions (5.19% increase over 2015; 22.68% increase over 2014.

Did you Know Heart Disease is the Leading Cause of Death?

According to the National Health Information Center, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States.

Health care organizations across the country are working to raise awareness of heart disease prevention and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) training to make our communities healthier and safer.  

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