Submitted by Judy Putnam, Peachtree Corners Communications Director
During his opening remarks at Tuesday’s City Council meeting,
Mayor Mike Mason announced the new city limits signs were being installed around
town. A total of 28 will be up by the end of March. A photo of one of the signs
already installed is posted on the City’s
website, and also posted on the City’s Facebook page.
The mayor also announced that an international shipping business, United Arab Shipping Company, is relocating its North American headquarters to Peachtree Corners. The company is expected to invest millions of dollars and will bring 160 new high-wage jobs. The headquarters is to be located in an office building on Spalding Drive near Peachtree Parkway.
And the mayor also took time to thank the Gwinnett County Police Department for its efforts in locating the 12-year-old girl who disappeared from her family’s Peachtree Corners home recently. He also welcomed Judy Putnam, the city’s new Communications Director.
The Council heard the First Read of a request for a Special Use Permit from Seigakuin School located on Winters Chapel Road, to add church and community uses to its facility. The Second Read and public comment is scheduled for the next City Council meeting, April 15, 2014.
In an action item under New Business, Council member Alex Wright asked that approval of a final plat for Peachtree Reserve, a 16-home development located on Bush Road be tabled until next month. The council approved in a 6-0 vote. (Council member Phil Sadd was not present.)
The Council also voted 6-0 to approve the purchase of a mobile app that will give citizens the ability to report road maintenance problems and code violations using a smartphones or computer which will then be sent to City Hall for response. Watch for more details on this new feature to be posted on the city’s website soon.