Mayor Mike Mason
From the Mayor's Desk
Updates on Traffic Signals, Town Center, New Post Office Signage and More
I am proud of the accomplishments the City has completed since it was incorporated just six years ago. Let me give you a short status report on some of the construction projects, traffic and other improvements we'll be seeing in the near future.

Town Center News:
Despite the rainy spring, several of the restaurants and other eateries are planning to open by Thanksgiving. Expect an update from the City by mid-November with a list of openings. The remainder of the restaurants and retail shops are expected to open by spring 2019. 

Early Voting and Election Day News
Important Voter Information

On Nov. 6, 2018, the City of Peachtree Corners will hold a special municipal election for qualified voters to decide a single referendum: whether to allow restaurants to sell distilled spirits or alcoholic beverages by the drink on Sundays from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

Currently restaurants may not serve alcoholic beverages on Sundays until 12:30 p.m. This referendum has been referred to as the "Brunch Bill."  Read More

Learn Computer Coding
Students learn specialized skills to become proficient in front-end and back-end technologies.
Coding Boot Camp Classes Taught by Georgia Tech Offered at Prototype Prime in 2019

To accommodate the growing need for coding skills, the city of Peachtree Corners is partnering with Georgia Tech Professional Education (GTPE) to provide 24-week coding boot camps at Prototype Prime.

The classes begin Jan. 28, 2019 and will be held at Prototype Prime, the startup incubator located at 147 Technology Parkway. Read More
Community Development Director Diana Wheeler (2nd from left) accepts the award on behalf of the City. She is joined by Sean Williams representing MXD, the consulting firm that assisted with the plan. They are flanked by two GPA representatives.
City Wins Prestigious Award for its Tech Park Master Plan

The City of Peachtree Corners was recently presented the "Outstanding Innovation" award from the Georgia Chapter of the American Planning Association.  

The city's Innovation Hub Master Plan was recognized as the top project in Georgia from among numerous applications. The Innovation Hub Master Plan is a document that serves as a blueprint for re-envisioning Technology Park and re-positioning it from a suburban office park into a living laboratory for innovation.  

The Plan addresses mixed-use development, enhanced educational opportunities, and transportation initiatives. Recommendations from the plan have already inspired projects such as the Autonomous Vehicle Test Track and Georgia Tech's Coding School.  

Who to Contact for Streetlight, Water, Road Maintenance Issues

The city of Peachtree Corners works together with state, county governments and utility companies to ensure roads are maintained, water service is provided, and streetlights are working properly. 

Check here for telephone numbers and website links to report an issue or outage.

Waze and City Partner to Monitor Traffic, Provide Alerts
The city of Peachtree Corners is partnering with Waze, a smartphone app that monitors traffic in real time, to help alert motorists traveling in Peachtree Corners with traffic alerts and road-construction news to help reduce traffic congestion.

The smartphone app is available for download: iPhone uses may find the app via the App Store and on the Play Store for Android phones.   Read More
Watch Videos About Your Community on 'PCN' YouTube Channel

Check out the fun and interesting videos about life here in "The Corners" on the city's own YouTube channel. All of the show hosts live or work right here in Peachtree Corners.

Be sure to visit the city's new YouTube Channel - Peachtree Corners Network  at: 
Regulations for Posting Political Signs

As elections draw near, please be aware it's illegal to post signs in the public right of way. To determine public right of way, a rule of thumb is to identify the area between the edge of the street and utility poles.

Check here for a list of prohibited signs and sign locations.
Interested in attending a free photography class? 

Be sure to check the calendar for upcoming workshops and reserve your seat. Access the calendar here.

The calendar on the city's website is open for anyone in the community to post non-profit events that take place within the city limits.

Vehicle maintenance and repairs should be done in an indoor garage or vehicle maintenance area whenever possible.

Use Caution When Performing Auto Maintenance Work at Home

Vehicle maintenance and repair activities are potentially significant sources of stormwater runoff pollution. 

Engine repair and service, brake and transmission work, parts cleaning, replacement of vehicle fluids, and outdoor vehicle storage can all contribute to contaminants that end up in our lakes, streams and rivers.   Read More

Maintaining Your Home's Gutters, Roof
Fall is here - the leaves and pine needles are falling.   Per City code roof drains, gutters and downspouts need to be maintained in good repair and free from vegetation and obstruction.  

The gutters on your home divert 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 and leaks in the ceiling which can then cause entire sections of the gutter system to sag due to the increased weight. 

Inspecting and keeping your roof and gutters clean and clear can help you avoid possible costly repairs.
Veterans Monument Groundbreaking Coming Soon

Construction has started on the Town Green and will begin on the Monument in early November. Look for an announcement of our ground-breaking ceremony to take place in mid-November.

With Veterans Day and the commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I, what more fitting time to recognize the veterans in your family with a paver? Visit our donation website to order your personalized paver.

We have also completed our first day of Veteran Interviews, but have plenty of spaces left for our next sessions on October 16, November 8, and December 1. Sign up here.
City Adds 12 New Businesses in September

City Hall processed new occupational tax certificates for a variety of businesses last month including a new restaurant, child day care service and an advertising agency.

See the  complete list of businesses  along with contact information.
Podcast Studio Available for Rent at Prototype Prime

Did you know Prototype Prime has a fully-equipped podcast studio that is available for rental. Please email Zoe Fox for more information.

Upcoming Events at Prototype Prime:

  • October 24Join ATDC Community Catalyst for a casual discussion from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sign up here
  • November 14Join ATDC Community Catalyst for a casual discussion from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sign up here
  • December 12Join ATDC Community Catalyst for a casual discussion from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sign up here.
For a tour of Prototype Prime or for questions, contact Zoe Fox at Prototype Prime.
Motorists are urged to please drive slowly and remain cautious, especially in residential areas.
Have a Safe Halloween
Tips from Gwinnett County Safety Officials

On average, twice as many children in the United States are killed while walking on Halloween than any other day of the year.  

That's why the Gwinnett County Department of Fire and Emergency Services is teaming up with Safe Kids Gwinnett and the Gwinnett County Police Department to provide safety tips for Halloween.  Read More

Trees that have been damaged or diseased are vulnerable to beetle attacks.
Be on Look Out for Pine Bark Beetles
If you see the pine needles on a once healthy tree suddenly turn brown, pine bark beetles may be the cause. 

Pine bark beetles are insects that normally attack stressed and dying pine trees, and usually do not infest trees that are otherwise healthy and vigorous, according to the Georgia Forest Commission. There are several varieties of beetles that attack Georgia pine. In the past the insect has caused massive destruction to pine forests in the state.

Additional information is available from the Georgia Forestry Commission with details on how to identify and manage pine bark beetle infestations.

For questions, please contact the Georgia Forestry Commission at 478-751-3500 or 1-800-GA-TREES (428-7337).
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