Saturday, November 26, 2011

Peachtree Corners City Council registration starts Monday ends Wednesday.

The Charter for the City of Peachtree Corners was passed by the citizens and as shown in the links below they will only be providing very basic City services of Zoning, Code Enforcement, Building Permits and Solid Waste Disposal.  The City is broken up into three electoral districts whereby at least one council member will be living in the western district (light grey) closest to Dunwoody.   I look forward to working closely with whomever is elected to this position but (for selfish reasons?) my hope is that the person elected lives very close to Winters Chapel Rd and the Dunwoody border. 

If I was President of the Lockridge Forest Civic Association (one of the larger communities in the district) I would be looking for a local candidate to rally the community around.  Registration starts this Monday and ends Wednesday for the March election therefore the window of opportunity is very short.  Looking at the referendum results, this electoral district voted against incorporation but it still needs strong leadership to help guide the city on zoning matters specific to the area.

If anyone has interest in running for elected office and having the pleasure of starting a city from scratch but has questions, please feel free to call or reach out to me.  I may not be the best person on Peachtree Corners specifics but I am willing to assist you in researching the matter further.   Below are a few links and an article which describes the registration process.

City Fact Sheet from Peachtree Corners Yes, City Map with Voting Districts, City Charter

City Facebook Site, Another Facebook Site,

Qualifying Dates Set for Peachtree Corners Candidates (Patch)

Just a week has passed since Peachtree Corners voters have approved the referendum to incorporate as a city. Now it's time to look forward to electing the mayor and six council members who will be charged with running the new city.

Tuesday morning the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners set the rate for candidates to qualify which will be three percent (3%) of the annual salary for the position they are seeking.  Tuesday afternoon the Gwinnett County Election's office announced that qualifying dates are "Monday, Nov. 28 and Tuesday, Nov. 29 and ending on Nov. 30 at 12 noon."

Lynn Ledford, the Elections Office Director said prospective candidates may come by the Elections office at 455 Grayson Highway, Suite 200, Lawrenceville between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to submit their qualification form and payment.

"Qualifying will be at our office and checks or money orders should be made payable to Gwinnett County BOC. We cannot accept credit or debit cards for payment," said Ledford.

For the mayorial race the cost to qualify will be $270 based on a $9,000 salary as stipulated in the city's charter. And it will cost $240 for anyone wishing to throw their hats in the ring for one of the six council members position, $8,000 salary.

Ledford said campaigning will begin shortly after the qualifying period is over as early voting begins Jan. 20, 2012, with March 6 set as Election Day.

For questions contact the Gwinnett County Elections Office at 678-226-7210.

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