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City Elections Set for Nov. 2, with Early Voting Underway

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Three council seats are up for election in Peachtree Corners, Post 2, 4 and 6. Qualifying for the November 2, 2021 municipal elections took place Aug. 16 – 18 at City Hall.

The Post 2 and 6 incumbents will run unopposed. The Post 4 incumbent has one challenger.
For information on the candidates, visit the city’s website, peachtreecornersga.gov; under the “Residents” tab, click on the link marked “Elections” then select “Candidates” in the column on the left.

All city (municipal) elections take place at Peachtree Corners City Hall, 310 Technology Parkway, Peachtree Corners, regardless of polling places for county, state or federal elections.

Voting in City Elections

There are several ways to vote in City elections: Absentee Voting by Mail, Absentee Voting in Person (Early Voting), and Election Day in person.

Absentee Voting by Mail

Absentee vote by mail applications are available on the city’s website and may be submitted up to 180 days prior to Election Day. Complete the application and fax it to 678-550-9813 or email it to Rocio Monterrosa at rmonterrosa@peachtreecornersga.gov. Once voter registration is confirmed, a ballot will be mailed to you along with instructions on how to process it.

Once you receive the ballot, it should be clearly marked, sealed in proper envelopes and mailed back to:
Absentee Ballot Clerk
City of Peachtree Corners
310 Technology Parkway
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

All completed ballots must be received by the Elections Superintendent prior to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day to be counted.

In Person Voting

All voting will take place at Peachtree Corners City Hall, 310 Technology Parkway, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092.

Absentee/Early Voting: In-person voting begins Oct. 11, 2021 and closes Oct. 29, 2021, the Friday before Election Day. Voting will be available weekdays and on Saturday the 16th and 23rd from  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Proper identification must be supplied to cast a vote. No absentee/early voting is permitted by law the Monday before Election Day. For questions notify Kym Chereck, City Clerk / Elections Superintendent kchereck@peachtreecornersga.gov or 678-691-1203.

On Election Day, November 2, 2021, the polls will be open at City Hall from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Proper identification must be supplied to cast a vote.

ALL REGISTERED VOTERS SHALL PRESENT PROPER PHOTO IDENTIFICATION FOR ALL VOTING OPTIONS. Acceptable identification shall consist of any one of the forms listed on the Secretary of State’s Georgia Voter Identification Requirements page, https://sos.ga.gov/index.php/elections/georgia_voter_identification_requirements2

NOTE: The “precinct card” you receive to confirm your voter registration and voting location is NOT a form of identification and it will not be sufficient identification to vote.

Voter Identification Card

If you do not have one of the six acceptable forms of photo ID, you can obtain a Voter Identification Card either through the Gwinnett County Registrar’s office (455 Grayson Hwy, Suite 200, Lawrenceville) or the Georgia Department of Driver Services offices free of charge.
Note: this page pertains to City elections. For information on where to vote and general elections visit the Georgia Secretary of State My Voter Page (MVP) .
Please exercise your right to vote!

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Film Industry is Coming Back! Ozark, Disney and More Shot in the City

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filming resumes in Peachtree Corners

We are glad to see the film industry back up and running and, once again, filming in

Peachtree Corners. We have had 13 requests from production studios so far this

year, which is about the same as in 2019. Obviously, 2020 was a bust, with only one

Capital 1 commercial in January.

But the industry is winding back up, which is good to see. Blue Cat Productions

filmed in Peachtree Corners six times over the past year. You may know their work:

the series Ozark. The series Monarch also filmed in Peachtree Corners this past

summer, and most recently ABC Signature, a subsidiary of Disney Television

Studios, filmed some shots for the series Queens at The Forum shopping center.

A representative from Disney toured City Hall on Nov. 18 for another series.

Apparently, they are interested in filming a new series that involves an FBI agent.

They were looking for a meeting room with “gray government walls.” It’s called

Class of 09 and it’s an FX/Hulu miniseries about the FBI that follows agents in the

years 2009, 2019, and 2065. It is under the Disney umbrella since they own Fox,

who owns FX. They need to make the front of City Hall look like Arizona, however,

which could be interesting.

We mentioned to the Disney folks that if they don’t get exactly what they are

looking for, we do have an extended reality production studio in town that I’m sure

could give them a hand, Music Matters Productions. A lot of people know about

Eagle Rock Studios in Gwinnett County, near Norcross, but they may not realize all

the film activity taking place in Peachtree Corners.

We like to have film crews here because they often bring with them a lot of people

who need to eat and need a place to stay. This benefits our hotels and restaurants.

So, our city staff strives to review film permit applications the same day they are

received. Sometimes we have questions, like “Are you going to blow up any stuff?”

Ozark used some pyrotechnics a few years ago in Technology Park when they were

blowing the windows out of a building. Obviously, we don’t want residents or

businesses to be disturbed, which is why we like the studios to let us know when

they are planning to do some filming here. In fact, we require it, actually. We

require that neighbors be notified and that police officers be on hand for any road

closures to help direct traffic. On occasion, we have had to say “no” because it

would be too disruptive to people or businesses or create safety concerns. But

overall, I think Peachtree Corners has a pretty good reputation for being

accommodating to the film industry.

If you have some vacant space in a shopping center or office building, the film

studios may be interested in renting it for a few months, perhaps longer. Our staff

can get you connected with the right people if you are interested in leasing space to

Disney or other studios. Just take some photos of the building, inside and out, and

send them to our economic development staff. Maybe the film studios will give

Peachtree Corners a mention at the end of the flick.

Stay safe, Mike Mason, Mayor

Source: Mayor’s Letter

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EV stations for business ready

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ev charging stations

The City of Peachtree Corners is offering assistance to businesses in the city that are interested in installing electric vehicle charging stations.

As part of President Biden’s $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, there are a number of incentives at the local, state and federal levels available to those looking to adopt electric vehicles. In addition, Georgia Power is also offering incentives as part of its Make Ready program.

For businesses, the first step is to determine what the stations need to do. Will they be supplying power to a fleet of vehicles, or enabling employees to charge vehicles at work? Perhaps the goal is to attract shoppers who want to park where they can get charged at the same time. Whatever the wish, the city of Peachtree Corners is available to help businesses determine the best arrangement for its needs and connect the people with the right resources.

There are a variety of cost off-sets currently available. Commercial property owners and businesses may set up a time to speak with experts who can help walk them through the process of installing EV charging stations on their property.

For more information, contact Jennifer Howard at jhoward@peachtreecornersga.gov

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Construction Update: Bush Road at Medlock Bridge Road Project

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The City of Peachtree Corners is providing this information as a construction update for the Bush Road at Medlock Bridge Road project.  The goal of this project is to improve the intersection of Medlock Bridge Road, Bush Road, and the slip ramp to State Road 141. The project is currently under construction.

This project includes the following:

  • Two lanes added to northbound Medlock Bridge Road to accommodate a left turn lane
  • Through lane leading to SR 141 South
  • Through lane to East Jones Bridge Road
  • Through and right turn lane leading to both Bush Road and the slip ramp leading to North SR 141
  • Second right turn lane added to Bush Road that leads directly to the SR 141 slip ramp
  • New traffic signal installed to aid in the operation of these new lanes
  • Widening and traffic signal on Medlock Bridge Road and Bush Road

In addition, this project also includes a new concrete sidewalk, island, curb and gutter, asphalt paving, drainage improvements, modular block retaining wall, overhead signs, ornamental fence and ornamental trees. 

Current Status of Project

Complete:

  • Drainage improvements, retaining wall, and general grading
  • Most concrete work
  • Base layer asphalt for the Medlock Bridge Road and Bush Road turn lane extensions

Remaining:

  • Overhead utility relocation
  • Traffic signal installation
  • SR 141 slip lane construction
  • Concrete island and ADA ramp construction
  • Final asphalt layer installation
  • Guardrail, sod, decorative trees, ornamental fence, signing and marking

Remaining Schedule/Milestones (estimated):

  • Georgia Power to set three joint-use poles and five utility poles – Mid December 2021
  • Traffic Signal Installation – January 2022 
  • Overhead facilities relocated to new poles by Georgia Power, Comcast, AT&T, Zayo – February 2022
  • Existing pole removal by Georgia Power – February 2022
  • Guardrail, signs, fencing, trees, filling gaps in sidewalk, curb and gutter, sod, final asphalt paving and striping – March 2022

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