Mayor Mike Mason
From the Mayor's Desk
Q&A on Plans for Town Center Events, Safety

Construction on our new Town Center is well underway. While we're still some months away before it officially opens, we've already begun looking at a list of possible events for the Town Green for 2019. And we're also working to ensure everyone enjoys their time while visiting the area. Below is a short Q&A which will provide more details and hopefully, will address some of your questions.

Q: What steps will the city take to ensure the safety of residents and others visiting the Town Green?  
A : The city is partnering with the Gwinnett County Police Department to ensure visitors are safe. Not only will there be regular police presence, the town center will also feature a police substation which will be manned and located near the parking deck.
   Reimagining Technology Park 
The 8-acre project will feature in-town styled loft office space and an outdoor amenity park.

Tech Park Office Buildings to be Redeveloped into 
Trendy Loft Office Space

An Atlanta developer has new plans for the old Honeywell building in Technology Park.
Parkside Partners announced recently it will convert the four 45-year-old existing office buildings, located at 125 Technology Parkway, to trendy loft office space complete with a multi-function green space to be used for outdoor meetings or just casual conversations with colleagues.
Built in the early 1970s, the former Honeywell complex's nearly 100,000 square-feet will be converted to creative loft offices with exposed brick and high ceilings.

Six of the 11 new Eagle Scouts were on hand during the March City Council meeting.
New Eagle Scouts Recognized at City Council Meeting
At its March meeting the City Council recognized 11 young men from Boy Scout Troup 525 for attaining their Eagle Scout badges.
Eagle Scout is the highest rank awarded by the Boy Scouts of America and requires a demonstration of citizenship, leadership and personal responsibility. To earn this ranking the Scout must earn 21 merit badges; hold positions of leadership within his troop; successfully complete an approved Eagle Scout Service Project and successfully complete an Eagle Scout Board of Review.

Shredding, Recycling Event April 14
A free electronics recycling and paper shredding event for residents will take place at the Peachtree Corners City Hall at 310 Technology Parkway on Saturday, April 14, from 9 a.m. to noon.
Residents of Peachtree Corners are invited to recycle electronics and shred unwanted documents. The city has hired  Proshred and  eWaste-ePlanet for the event.
Residents are limited to five (5) medium-size boxes of paper materials. Most electronics are free to recycle. LCD flat screen monitors are free to recycle. There is a fee for CRT (large-backed, heavy monitors or televisions) of .40 per pound. E-waste staff will weigh the devices and collect payment directly. Cash only.  

The Crooked Creek at Meadow Rue Drive stormwater maintenance project was recently completed.
Road Resurfacing, Pedestrian Crossings and Stormwater Updates
The 2018 Resurfacing Project began on March 20 with patching work. Milling and overlay will follow that effort as soon as the schedule and weather permits.  

The goal is to resurface approximately five (5) miles of city maintained streets. The exact streets to be repaved will be determined once the contractor is able to plan the logistics and determine resources following patching work.

A major stormwater maintenance project was completed along Crooked Creek at Meadow Rue Drive. The work involved removing a number large trees and debris that were obstructing the natural flow of the creek.
New Pedestrian Crossings have been constructed on East Jones Bridge Road and Winters Chapel Road.  Pedestrian actuated rapid flashing beacons, signage and striping are included in these projects. 
The 2017 event was hosted by Peachtree Elementary School.
Join the Arbor Day Celebration at Pinckneyville Middle School

On Friday, April 27, the Peachtree Corners community is joining Pinckneyville Middle School students, faculty, and the city's mayor and council to celebrate its third Arbor Day event.

The festivities, to be held on the school grounds, include planting new trees and learning proper tree pruning techniques. The event is hosted by the city's Green Committee.

Gwinnett Firefighter Jared Clark (holding proclamation) is joined by his fellow firefighters and Mayor Mason who made the presentation.
Local Firefighter Receives Prestigious Rookie-of-the-Year Award

During the March council meeting the Mayor and City Council presented a proclamation to Gwinnett County Firefighter Jared Clark in recognition of receiving the prestigious Georgia State Firefighters Association Rookie Firefighter of the Year for 2017 award at the state capitol in February.

Clark, who works at the Peachtree Corners Station No. 4 on Spalding Drive, joined the Gwinnett Fire and Emergency Services just four years ago.
Occupational Tax Certificates Required for Home-Based Businesses

Did you know that if you are you operating a business out of your home, you are required to submit an application with the city and adhere to the requirements for a home-based occupation?

Please read the  Qualifications and Conditions to ensure you are able to comply with these guidelines. If you are unable to meet these guidelines, the business cannot be operated from your residence.

Owners of home-based businesses must also complete and submit a Business License Application. Forms are available on the city's website. For questions, please contact the Business License Office by  email or by phone: 678-691-1208. 
Your Toilet is NOT a Trashcan

Did you know that the sewer system is designed to dispose of only three specific things:
  1. Water
  2. Toilet paper
  3. Human waste
Using the toilet as a trashcan can result in clogged pipes, tangled pumps and messy sewer backups into creeks, streets, businesses and homes. These backups are harmful to the environment and costly for homeowners and utilities.

Many things you may think are "flushable" do not disperse or break apart once they are in our sanitary sewer system and they can eventually cause blockages that can lead to sanitary sewer backups or overflows.

Find dates for upcoming city meetings and 
community events around town.

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Reporting a Code Observation/Concern
  • How do I report a violation?
  • What happens when a complaint is received?
  • What should I do if I receive a notice of violation?
Learn the answers  here. 

Structures must meet zoning requirements and may not be permitted to be built over setback lines, easements or property lines.
Things to Know About Building a Deck

Springtime is a good time for building, repairing or replacing a deck. The first and most important of our deck-building tips is to always check first to find out if the work requires a permit. Please call the city's building department at 678-691-1207 to inquire.

Permits and inspections are a good thing for a homeowner, as it ensures a quality deck is built.

Veterans Monument Fundraising Continues

Fundraising progress continues for the Peachtree Corners Veterans Monument , with nearly $300,000 raised of $500,000 required for construction. The Veterans Monument Association (PCVMA) is launching a Community Outreach Campaign this month to reach all residents of the City for an opportunity to support this important feature of the Town Center.
The monument is expected to be complete this fall. Find more details, purchase a brick or donate on the PCVMA donation website.
The PCVMA is also asking Peachtree Corners residents who are U.S. veterans to please send an email to the city's Communications, Director, Judy Putnam. Please include  your full name, branch of service, dates of service and daytime phone number to be added to the veterans roster.

City Adds 98 New Businesses in March

City Hall processed new occupational tax certificates for a variety of businesses last month including several restaurants, two residential remodeling companies and a gift shop.

See the  complete list of 98 businesses  along with contact information.
Check Out Lineup of Events, Classes for April

April 10: Calling all female entrepreneurs.
Women Only Entrepreneurs ATL is hosting its April meetup at Prototype Prime on Tuesday, April 10, from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. This event empowers women to excel in their careers and also provides them with a forum to talk about issues that matter to them in a comfortable setting. RSVP here/
April 11: Get funding for your startup ATDC Catalyst Connie Casteel will be at Prototype Prime on Wednesday, April 11, during lunch for an information session on SBIR, a research and development (R&D) program with contracts and grants for startups that is sponsored by the Small Business Administration. If you are looking to have funding for your startup, you don't want to miss this!  RSVP here. 

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