As we celebrate our new city’s birth, we feel the great joy of a new beginning, but along with that we’re also experiencing a few birthing pains. The main pain seems to be the budget. Hopefully, the controversy surrounding this will be resolved quickly and we can move into peaceful cityhood.
Who knows, Peachtree Corners might need a 24/7 hotline. Without it who do we call at 1:30 in the morning to tell that our pansies are, as we speak, being eaten by a rogue band of deer? “I’ll get right on that sir. Be right over to shoo them away,” replies the sleep deprived 24/7 operator.
As for a well paid city manager, hey consider me. I’d like the pay check and I’ve got experience. I’ve run a household, reared three children along with several cats, a dog and a number of hamsters; and all with a smile on my face.
Kidding aside, most residents of Peachtree Corners are very happy with our new title of city. Twenty year resident Tavie Allan said of her family that, “We are excited about formally becoming Peachtree Corners because that’s how we describe where we live anyway. Whenever we say “Norcross,” people automatically assume we live closer to I-85 and our area couldn’t be farther from that geographically or demographically. We’re also pleased that we’ll have people that live and play here directly responsible for the way our area is zoned and can methodically handle its growth in a way that benefits everyone.”
Patty Elrod-Hill, a long time resident and local business owner commented that, “I am happy about Peachtree Corners becoming a city because I believe it strengthens our community to have a unique identity. I also think it helps me with my business, because clients and potential clients have a better picture of where I am physically located, and I believe they can appreciate that my firm is in a vibrant community.”
So let’s celebrate our new city status. I think we can all agree with 31 year resident Bill Walker as he says, “ We have an incredible community we can all be proud of.”