Peachtree Corners Updates: Council Agenda, App in the Works, Events Coming Up

Councilwoman Jeanne Aulbach's weekly update on what's going on in Peachtree Corners.

Peachtree Corners' Councilwoman Jeanne Aulbach's City News and Updates for March 17:

Planning Commission Meeting – City Hall – March 11 – Recap

There were two items on the agenda. You can see detail of the requests here. You can read a detailed write up of the meeting at the city website here.

  • Seigakuin School: Allow existing school to use their facility for evening and weekend community and church activities at 5505 Winters Chapel Road. There was some neighborhood concerns expressed in the meeting regarding this request. The owner of the school worked with the city to add conditions to address these concerns prior to the meeting. The request passed 3-1 with one commissioner recusing himself.
  • Eldon Smith: Special Use Permit for auto sales at 4521 Buford Hwy. This case was tabled until the May 13th meeting. There was some confusion involving the use of the property. What was submitted to the city indicated that only used car sales would occur on the property. However, the agent representing the owner presented a dual use, keeping the current church function with a portion of the property segregated by a fence for used car sales.

City Council Meeting – City Hall – March 18  7:00 PM

I have attached the agenda. You can see council packet here. It will be another very full agenda.

Meeting Items

  • First read of Seigakuin Scholl Special Use Permit (see above).
  • Application of Reliance Development for final plat acceptance of Peachtree Reserve.
  • GMA Agreement with the City of Peachtree Corners for GMA to collect past due taxes from Insurance Companies.
  • CitySourced Mobile Application customer agreement. This is an application that you will be able to run on your smartphone. It will allow you to report issues from your phone! And the back end will allow the city to consolidate requests in a single application. This will allow our staff to better respond to requests and manage this information. You can see more about this here.

Work Session

  • Review of Communications Strategy: This is a follow up session to the presentation we had last month, further defining the city’s communication plan.
  • Review of Budget for City Elections
  • Presentation/Discussion of Catering Ordinance
  • Discussion – IGA Routine Maintenance: As you know, the city has responsibility now to maintain our roads. The county provided us with a 6 month contract and indicated they would not renew. This will be a presentation of our options.
  • Discussion – 2014 Re-Surfacing: This will be an update on our request to the county for the roads we have identified that require resurfacing this year.
  • Discussion – SPLOST – Joint Project Update: This is a follow-up on the projects presented two months ago. These are projects that we would partner with the county and/or GDOT to leverage our SPLOST funds.

News & Events

  • Peachtree Corners Business Association – March 20  5:30 PM – Courtyard Marriott

Join us for Open Networking Business After Hours and the Celebration of the recent Renovation of the Courtyard Marriott at 3209 Holcomb Bridge Road. You can register here.

  • Peachtree Corners C.O.P.S. Program – March 24  7:30 PM – Peachtree Corners Baptist Church

Mark your calendars. For those who have a COPS program, this can still count as your annual meeting. Just notify Officer Shane Kelly (Shane.Kelly@gwinnettcounty.com). All of Peachtree Corners is invited. I have attached additional information. You can see a list of items for donation to the Norcross Cooperative Ministry in the attachment.

  • Consignment Sale – March 26 - 29 – Christ the King Lutheran Church

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Consignment Sale at Christ the King Lutheran Church.  March 26-29!  General Home goods/decor and anything and everything for babies, kids and teens!  Support your local community in recycling and saving!  A portion of the profits go right back to our community! Read more about this event here.

  • Women of Peachtree Corners – April 3 – Lifetime Athletic and Tennis

Please join the Women of Peachtree Corners (WPC) for another fun event filled with great information, company and a tour of the beautifully renovated Lifetime Tennis & Fitness! A delicious and healthy lunch will be served ($15/pp). You can read more about this and register here.

  • Art on the Chattahoochee - Fine Art Market – April 12  10:00 AM  6:00 PM – Jones Bridge Park

The Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation is organizing ‘Art on the Chattahoochee’ at Jones Bridge Park, a fun family event by the Chattahoochee River with art, artists and other entertainment. Free admission. Read more about this here.

  • Great American Clean-up - Saturday, April 26th

Sponsored by Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful and UPCCA. Volunteer to help clean-up Peachtree Corners! For more information or to volunteer please email: pbruschi@bellsouth.net

  • UPCCA Legislative Update – Christ the King Lutheran Church – April 28 7:30 PM

State Senator Fran Millar, House Representative Tom Rice, and Commissioner Lynette Howard will provide a 2014 legislative update on issues ranging from Common Core, Budget, and Taxes.  Please be sure to register early for this popular event: info@upcca.org.

Richard T. March 17, 2014 at 01:20 PM
Well gee whiz. The county isn't going to renew the contract with city lite to maintain city lite roads. Where oh where will city lite get the money to maintain the roads? Can you spell "additional taxes" as in adding an unnecessary layer of additional government burden deceptively markrted as "city lite?" B O H I C A with a contemptuous nod to the big government RINO's who decided they as H.O.A.'s know whats good for all of us.
Allan Peel March 19, 2014 at 06:03 PM
Boy. This is confusing. How does maintaining city roads fit within the constraints of the city lite charter? Can the county really do this? What if they decide to stop providing police or fire service? If the services that our city must provide are based on the whim of what the county wants to do, how is this not a full-fledged city and not a city lie. Please tell me this is not so!!
K.C. Jones March 20, 2014 at 02:14 PM
Am I wrong or was this supposed to be a "City Lite" that was "only for the purposes of planning and zoning, code adoption and enforcement, and solid waste management services". I do not see responsibility to maintain roads in the Charter.
Allan Peel March 22, 2014 at 05:38 PM
Nor is land purchasing or land development in our charter, but that did not seem to stop the city council from purchasing the land across from the Forum and soliciting proposals for resale / development. I really do not understand what is going on! The city council are talking now of using SPLOST funds to widen some merge lanes between 141 and Peachtree Industrial. How is that possible under our charter? And if our city lite was to only have the three services listed, then why are we having to contract out road maintenance and road resurfacing work? Isn't that still the responsibility of the county? Do we know for sure that the city is not taking on more responsibility and liability that the city charter calls for. I certainly don't! Sign me confused :-(


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