2020 News Archive

Register for Household Hazardous Waste Day Nov. 7

October 23, 2020

Keep North Fulton Beautiful is hosting a Household Hazardous Waste Event on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Johns Creek City Hall located at 11360 Lakefield Drive, Johns Creek, GA 30097. This event is for Johns Creek residents ONLY.

New traffic signals installed along Old Alabama Road

October 21, 2020

Motorists should be aware of two new traffic signals which have been installed along Old Alabama Road.
 
Community invited to provide input on police chief hiring process

Community invited to provide input on police chief hiring process

October 21, 2020

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) is conducting a community survey to gather input for the selection of the next Police Chief for the City of Johns Creek.
Johns Creek receives multiple awards from Georgia Recreation and Parks Association

Johns Creek receives multiple awards from Georgia Recreation and Parks Association

October 20, 2020

The City of Johns Creek Recreation and Parks Division has been recognized by the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association (GRPA) for four distinguished awards. The prestigious awards announced at the annual GRPA Conference in October include: State of Georgia Agency of the Year Award; District 7 Agency of the Year Award; Administrator of the Year Award for District 7, to Johns Creek Recreation and Parks Recreation Manager Kirk Franz; and Volunteer of the Year Award, Dianna Aichele.
 

Keep safety in mind this Halloween

October 15, 2020

As with most events in 2020, Halloween may look a little different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are planning Halloween activities or celebrations, the City of Johns Creek encourages residents to follow safety guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including avoiding activities that are higher risk for spread.
Movie Night returns to Newtown Park on Friday, Oct. 23

Movie Night returns to Newtown Park on Friday, Oct. 23

October 14, 2020

The City of Johns Creek is excited to announce the return of Movies at Newtown Park! On Friday, Oct. 23, family and friends can enjoy a movie under the stars featuring the 2019 animated hit, The Addams Family (PG). Gates open at 6:45 p.m. Movie begins after sunset.
 

Johns Creek Police Department receives prestigious CALEA Accreditation with Excellence Award

October 06, 2020

The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) awarded the Johns Creek Police Department the prestigious National Accreditation with Excellence in the agency’s Law Enforcement Program. This is the fourth consecutive National Accreditation with Excellence award since the department’s inception, recognizing Johns Creek Police for continuing to meet the highest professional standards of public safety. 
Free Outdoor Fitness continues in October

Free Outdoor Fitness continues in October

October 01, 2020

Join us for the final month of Free Outdoor Fitness at Newtown Park this October! The one-hour classes are offered Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays. All classes are held at the Mark Burkhalter Amphitheater in Newtown Park. Please be sure to check the start times. 
 

Learn tips on how to pay property taxes in Johns Creek

September 30, 2020

It’s property tax season in Fulton County. Here is some helpful information on how to navigate the property tax process.

Early voting for general election runs Oct. 12-30

September 29, 2020

The Fulton County Board of Registrations and Elections announced its list of early voting locations, including three Johns Creek locations, for the Nov. 3, 2020 General Election. The county will have 30 polling sites opened when Early Voting gets underway Oct. 12 – 30, 2020. 

Autrey Mill offering new after-school programs

September 29, 2020

Autrey Mill Nature Preserve is offering two new Thursday after school drop off programs for ages 5-11.
 

JCPD offers Drug Take-Back event Oct. 24

September 25, 2020

The Johns Creek Police Department (JCPD) will participate in the Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Drug Take-Back event on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Kroger parking lot, 10945 State Bridge Road, Johns Creek, GA 30097 (near the intersection of State Bridge and Jones Bridge roads).
Johns Creek receives $3M grant from Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Johns Creek receives $3M grant from Georgia Department of Natural Resources

September 24, 2020

On Tuesday, Sept. 8, Johns Creek City Council unanimously voted to accept a $3 million grant for the development of the future Cauley Creek Park through the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Program.
 

City extends provision for flexible outdoor operations at restaurants, retail establishments

September 23, 2020

In continuing the effort to provide businesses flexibility as establishments seek to continue operations during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Johns Creek has extended the duration of the Temporary Outdoor Operations permit. 

Johns Creek City Council approves Fiscal Year 2021 Budget

September 14, 2020

The Johns Creek City Council unanimously approved a $59 million General Fund budget Tuesday, Sept. 8 for the fiscal year (FY) 2021, beginning Oct.1. The adopted budget includes $17.9 million for operational expenditures and $26.9 million for personnel expenditures. 
 
Bulky Recycling Day set for Sept. 26

Bulky Recycling Day set for Sept. 26

September 01, 2020

Recycle clothing, small furniture, home medical equipment and other hard-to-dispose-of large items at Johns Creek’s “Bulky Items Recycling Day” on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Target / Home Depot parking lot, 5950 State Bridge Road, Johns Creek.
 

Autrey Mill brings back Fall programs

August 31, 2020

Autrey Mill is excited to announce the start of the Fall Program season with old favorites and some new offerings as well.  
Free Outdoor Fitness continues in September

Free Outdoor Fitness continues in September

August 31, 2020

Free Outdoor Fitness at Newtown Park continues in September! The one-hour classes are offered Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays! All classes are held at the Mark Burkhalter Amphitheater in Newtown Park. Please be sure to check the start times.
Patriot Day commemoration set for Sept. 11

Patriot Day commemoration set for Sept. 11

August 31, 2020

The community is invited to attend a Patriot Day commemoration event in honor of the people and first responders who lost their lives as a result of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.  The event, presented in partnership with the Rotary Club of Johns Creek – North Fulton, is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 11 at the Mark Burkhalter Amphitheater inside Newtown Park.
City receives state transportation grant

City receives state transportation grant

August 25, 2020

The City of Johns Creek was awarded a Georgia Transportation Infrastructure Bank (GTIB) grant in the amount of $1,000,000 by the State Road and Tollway Authority. 

Johns Creek adopts Millage Rate for 2020

August 18, 2020

Johns Creek City Council voted to adopt millage rates for the 2020 tax year.  The vote by City Council set the millage rate at 3.986 per $1,000 of net assessed value and a parks bond millage rate at $0.411 per $1,000 of net assessed value.
 

Johns Creek approves settlement agreement and Police Chief’s resignation

August 10, 2020

Johns Creek City Council tonight approved a settlement agreement with Police Chief Chis Byers resulting in his resignation. The resignation and confidential agreement are effective as of Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020.
Weekday, weekend Free Outdoor Fitness classes continue in August

Weekday, weekend Free Outdoor Fitness classes continue in August

July 31, 2020

Free Outdoor Fitness at Newtown Park continues in August! The one-hour classes are now offered Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays! All classes are held at the Mark Burkhalter Amphitheater in Newtown Park. Please be sure to check the start times.
 

Pavilion rentals now available at City parks

July 31, 2020

The City of Johns Creek and the Recreation and Parks Division are reopening pavilion rentals for in-person gatherings. 
City Parks now tobacco-free

City Parks now tobacco-free

July 31, 2020

On Monday, July 27, Johns Creek City Council approved a new city ordinance banning the use of tobacco/vaping in any city parks. This includes smoking or use any other type of tobacco product, e-cigarettes, vape pens or any other “vapor products.”
Johns Creek receives APWA Public Works Transportation Project of the Year Award

Johns Creek receives APWA Public Works Transportation Project of the Year Award

July 30, 2020

The American Public Works Association (APWA) Georgia Chapter recently bestowed the Transportation Project of the Year award to the City of Johns Creek Public Works Department for the State Route 120/ Abbotts Bridge Road widening from Jones Bridge Road to Parsons Road.

Johns Creek completes first TSPLOST project

July 30, 2020

The City of Johns Creek’s first TSPLOST project – Bell Road at McGinnis Ferry Road – is now complete. 
 

City holds Millage Rate hearings for 2020-REVISED TIMELINE

July 28, 2020

The City of Johns Creek is currently in the process of establishing its 2020 millage rate.  The city, incorporated on December 1, 2006, has published its five-year history of its tax digest, property revenues and millage rate.
 
Chris Haggard of Johns Creek Receives Prestigious  American Public Works Association Leadership Award

Chris Haggard of Johns Creek Receives Prestigious American Public Works Association Leadership Award

July 28, 2020

The City of Johns Creek Assistant Public Works Director Chris Haggard was awarded the American Public Works Association (APWA) Georgia Chapter Manager of the Year Award. 
City installs seven flashing yellow left-turn arrow signals on Medlock Bridge Road

City installs seven flashing yellow left-turn arrow signals on Medlock Bridge Road

July 23, 2020

The City of Johns Creek in cooperation with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has finished installation of seven flashing yellow left-turn arrows on traffic signals along Medlock Bridge Road (State Route 141).

City Holds Millage Rate Hearings for 2020

July 22, 2020

The City of Johns Creek is currently in the process of establishing its 2020 millage rate.  The city, incorporated on December 1, 2006, has published its five-year history of its tax digest, property revenues and millage rate.
City flags lowered to half staff in honor of Congressman John Lewis

City flags lowered to half staff in honor of Congressman John Lewis

July 18, 2020

The City of Johns Creek lowered its flags to half staff in memory of Congressman John Lewis. His bravery, compassion, leadership and energy touched many. May his legacy be honored and his courage be an inspiration to all seeking equality and justice.

Check out what’s happening at Autrey Mill

July 16, 2020

Autrey Mill has some exciting things planned at the nature preserve.

City holds public hearings for FY2021 Budget

July 13, 2020

The City of Johns Creek will hold two public hearings regarding the Fiscal Year 2021 Proposed Budget on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020 and Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. 

Early voting for the General Primary, Non-Partisan, and Special Election Runoff starts July 20

July 13, 2020

Early voting for the General Primary, Non-Partisan, and Special Election Runoff runs Monday, July 20 through Friday, Aug. 7.
 
City completes 2020 Neighborhood Repaving program

City completes 2020 Neighborhood Repaving program

July 03, 2020

The Johns Creek Public Works Department has finished its second season of repaving neighborhood streets in the 2019-2023 paving plan.

Public Listening Session set for Thursday, July 9

July 02, 2020

The City of Johns Creek is hosting a Public Listening Session on Thursday, July 9, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Johns Creek High School Gymnasium (5575 State Bridge Road).

Sign up for summer camp, bacterial monitoring workshop at Autrey Mill

June 29, 2020

Sign up for Camp Autrey Mill, Bacterial Monitoring Workshop this summer at Autrey Mill
Free Outdoor Fitness returns in July; weekday classes added to schedule

Free Outdoor Fitness returns in July; weekday classes added to schedule

June 29, 2020

Free Outdoor Fitness at Newtown Park continues in July and we've added in some weekday sessions! The one-hour classes are held at the Mark Burkhalter Amphitheater in Newtown Park.
 

Batter up for the 2020 Fall Adult Co-Ed Softball season; registration begins July 1

June 29, 2020

Grab your glove, sneakers, and lucky socks! Then round up some friends or co-workers for some softball!
 

A message from Johns Creek City Manager Ed Densmore

June 25, 2020

For the past several weeks, I‘ve connected with community members, interfaith leaders from various houses of worship in Johns Creek, racially diverse groups and community organization members, as well as city employees. All of these meetings and each and every conversation is a critical part of the city’s learning and healing process. These discussions have been constructive and I’d like to share some of the structures we have in place today and what we can do to continue public discussion.

Official Statement from Johns Creek City Manager June 16

June 16, 2020

Last week I began a listening and information gathering process where I held important conversations with community members, as well as police officers and city staff, to best determine the most appropriate course of action related to Police Chief Byers.

Statement from Johns Creek City Manager

June 11, 2020

As I continue to comprehend all of the events which have transpired within Johns Creek and the nation over the past several weeks, I am reminded that we are a resilient and caring community. I have been listening carefully to the comments, feedback, and reactions related to Police Chief Byers from residents all over our city. Listening is important.

Official Johns Creek Statement on Chris Byers' Facebook post

June 08, 2020

Early Monday, June 8, The City of Johns Creek became aware of an AJC article referencing a social media post from Police Chief Chris Byers on his personal account. The post included his views on the Black Lives Matter movement.

Statement from the City of Johns Creek

June 01, 2020

The City Johns Creek prides itself on our strong sense of unity. As a close-knit and diverse community, it would be wrong if we did not address or give voice and understanding to all of the African American families in our Johns Creek community.  
 Johns Creek re-opening additional facilities on June 1

Johns Creek re-opening additional facilities on June 1

May 29, 2020

The City of Johns Creek re-opens additional park facilities on Monday, June 1.

Free Outdoor Fitness resumes in June

May 29, 2020

Free Outdoor Fitness at Newtown Park returns this June! The one-hour classes will begin on Sunday, June 7, with Yoga. All classes begin at 10 a.m. and are held at the Mark Burkhalter Amphitheater in Newtown Park. 
Register for Summer Camp at Autrey Mill

Register for Summer Camp at Autrey Mill

May 28, 2020

Camp Autrey Mill will look a little different this year! Changes reflect carefully considered alternatives and remediation to help safeguard the health of everyone involved with our camps.

City provides flexibility for outdoor operations at restaurants, retail establishments

May 22, 2020

In an effort to provide businesses flexibility as establishments resume operations during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Johns Creek is providing the following outdoor operations allowances where they may not be otherwise permitted by city code.
Johns Creek opening The Wall That Heals Memorial at Newtown Park

Johns Creek opening The Wall That Heals Memorial at Newtown Park

May 21, 2020

The City of Johns Creek opens The Wall That Heals on Friday, May 22, just in time for Memorial Day.
 

Fulton County Elections announces emergency polling location changes

May 18, 2020

Due to COVID-19, Fulton County Elections has announced emergency polling location changes for the June 9, 2020 Election.

Early voting for primary runs May 18 to June 5

May 12, 2020

Early voting for the Presidential Preference Primary starts Monday, May 18 and runs through Friday, June 5.

Johns Creek re-opening select parks and facilities on May 15

May 11, 2020

The City of Johns Creek plans re-opening select public parks and facilities on Friday, May 15. With a goal of promoting active recreation and ensuring the health and safety of city residents and visitors, the city requests park guests maintain social distancing and follow the CDC Guidelines for Visiting Recreational Areas when visiting any Johns Creek recreation and park facility. 

Outdoor burning prohibited May 1 through Sept. 30

April 30, 2020

A state-mandated burn ban on all outdoor burning is in effect from May 1 through Sept. 30. 

Be safe, check water release schedule before entering Chattahoochee River

April 30, 2020

As the weather is getting warmer, the Chattahoochee River can be a great place to play, fish, or relax. It looks like a languid, easy-going river, but its appearance can be dangerously deceptive. When the Corps of Engineers releases water from Lake Lanier, the resulting surge of water can cause the river to rise several feet in a short amount of time.

Johns Creek begins Neighborhood Repaving program

April 24, 2020

This spring, the Johns Creek Public Works Department launched its sixth year of repaving the city’s neighborhood streets.

COVID-19 testing site opens April 24 in Johns Creek

April 22, 2020

A COVID-19 testing site will open on Friday, April 24 at the former Rite Aid building at 11855 Jones Bridge Road (at the intersection of Jones Bridge and Sargent roads). The new testing site is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and will be staffed by Walgreens personnel. The appointment-only testing site will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week. Johns Creek Police will provide on-site security for the testing site.

COVID-19 testing expands in Georgia

April 15, 2020

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is increasing the number of specimen collection sites statewide for COVID-19 testing, and is revising the current testing criteria to accommodate more testing of Georgia residents. Effective immediately, all symptomatic individuals will be eligible for COVID-19 testing. Health care workers, first responders, law enforcement and long-term care facility residents and staff will still be prioritized for testing regardless of whether they are or are not symptomatic.  
City unveils community art competition

City unveils community art competition 'Share Joy'

April 06, 2020

The City of Johns Creek embodies a thriving community. Through challenging times, it is important that we find ways to stay involved, engaged and connected however we can. It is vital that we continue to promote positivity and lift each other up. It’s especially crucial that, as the future of this community, our children remain active and joyful.

Fulton Golden Games cancelled due to coronavirus

April 01, 2020

The Fulton Golden Games, the annual month-long series of Olympic-style events and activities for Fulton residents age 50 and older, has been cancelled due to COVID-19.
Johns Creek City Manager appoints new police chief

Johns Creek City Manager appoints new police chief

March 27, 2020

Johns Creek City Manager Ed Densmore appointed Major Christopher Byers as the city’s new Police Chief. Byers will take on the role effective Friday, March 27, and replaces Densmore, following his appointment as City Manager.

City to accept permit applications by email

March 20, 2020

Effective March 23, 2020, the City of Johns Creek Community Development Department will be accepting permit applications by email due to COVID-19 and the City Hall closure.

Johns Creek suspends on-premises eating at city restaurants dining establishments

March 20, 2020

City Council approves emergency ordinance restricting Johns Creek restaurants, bars, and dining establishments to delivery and takeout only operations to prevent and minimize harm to the community resulting from the public health emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Johns Creek City Council adopts emergency ordinance

March 18, 2020

The City of Johns Creek Council unanimously adopted an Emergency Ordinance at the Special Called Meeting on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. The ordinance ensures the Mayor and City Council can fully address the public emergency created by the COVID-19 global pandemic affecting the life, health, property, and public peace within the City.
Johns Creek appoints Ed Densmore as City Manager

Johns Creek appoints Ed Densmore as City Manager

March 10, 2020

On Monday, March 9, the Johns Creek City Council unanimously approved the appointment of Ed Densmore as City Manager. 

The Wall That Heals Vietnam Veterans Memorial grand opening set for March 28

March 03, 2020

The Wall That Heals, a 250-foot replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, found a permanent home in the City of Johns Creek at Newtown Park and opens to the public Saturday, March 28.

Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra and Chattahoochee Fine Arts Present 'A Night in Russia'

March 02, 2020

Join the Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra for “A Night in Russia” on Saturday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. at Johns Creek United Methodist Church, 11180 Medlock Bridge Road.

Special Needs Spring Fling set for Sunday, March 29

March 02, 2020

The Special Needs Spring Fling is set for Sunday, March 29, beginning at 1 p.m. at Newtown Park-Park Place Event Lawn, 3150 Old Alabama Road. 

Free Outdoor Fitness returns this spring

March 02, 2020

Free Outdoor Fitness at Newtown Park returns this April! These FREE, outdoor fitness classes are a great way to stay healthy and have fun! Certified instructors teach these popular classes and all fitness levels are welcome.

Easter Egg Dash set for March 28

March 02, 2020

The Easter Egg Dash is set for Saturday, March 28! This year’s BIG Spring event is at Shakerag Park, 10945 Rogers circle. It begins at 10 a.m. and Egg Dash times will be staggered by age. Be sure to arrive before the start time.
Johns Creek announces new Finance Director

Johns Creek announces new Finance Director

February 27, 2020

The City of Johns Creek is pleased to announce Ronnie Campbell will be joining the senior management team as the new Finance Director.  

Early voting for Presidential Primary runs March 2-20

February 26, 2020

Early voting for the Presidential Preference Primary and Special Election will be held Monday, March 2 through Friday, March 20. 
Johns Creek selects Ed Densmore as final candidate for City Manager

Johns Creek selects Ed Densmore as final candidate for City Manager

February 24, 2020

Mayor Mike Bodker has nominated Ed Densmore for the position of City Manager. The Mayor announced his intention at the City Council Meeting held Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. 
Check out what’s new at Autrey Mill Nature Preserve

Check out what’s new at Autrey Mill Nature Preserve

February 19, 2020

Autrey Mill Nature Preserve is offering a free Monarchs Across Georgia Workshop on Friday, March 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
City to hold groundbreaking on Morton Road pocket park Feb. 25

City to hold groundbreaking on Morton Road pocket park Feb. 25

February 13, 2020

The community is invited to attend the groundbreaking of Morton Road Pocket Park at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25.

Johns Creek’s Finest 5k set for Saturday, April 25

February 07, 2020

The Johns Creek Police Department’s annual “Johns Creek’s Finest 5K” is set for Saturday, April 25 at Shakerag Park.

Police Accreditation team invites public comment on Johns Creek Police Department

February 04, 2020

Johns Creek Police Department is seeking re-accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), the gold standard for law enforcement professionalism.

Community Garden plots available Feb. 15-March 16

February 03, 2020

Spring will be here before we know it, and for those of you with green thumbs itching to get to work, the Community Garden at Newtown Park is here to help.
 

Registration now open for March/ April Clubhouse Fitness

February 03, 2020

Registration is now open fo rthe March/April Clubhouse Fitness session at the Newtown Park Community Clubhouse!

LEGO Workshop registration now open

February 03, 2020

The fair is coming to town! Build roller coasters, swings, or other fast spinning rides in the LEGO® Engineering Workshop: Amusement Park.

Walk with a Doc set for Feb. 8

January 31, 2020

The City of Johns Creek and Emory Johns Creek Hospital are encouraging Johns Creek residents to take a step toward better health with Walk with a Doc (WWAD). The program brings doctors and patients together to walk and learn, with the next walk on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 10 a.m. at Newtown Park at the Veterans Memorial Walk.

Public input meeting for Jones Bridge Road widening project set for Feb. 20

January 29, 2020

The community is invited to attend a public input meeting regarding the Jones Bridge Road widening project at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20 at Dolvin Elementary School, 10495 Jones Bridge Road.
City to co-host Special Needs Services & Expo Feb. 22

City to co-host Special Needs Services & Expo Feb. 22

January 24, 2020

The cities of Milton, Alpharetta, Roswell, Johns Creek, and the Ed Isakson YMCA, are hosting a Special Needs Services and Expo on Saturday, February 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Alpharetta Community Center. 
City to install flashing yellow left-turn arrow signals along Medlock Bridge Road

City to install flashing yellow left-turn arrow signals along Medlock Bridge Road

January 24, 2020

The City of Johns Creek will install nine flashing yellow left-turn arrows on traffic signals along Medlock Bridge Road (State Route 141).
2020 Census starts this spring

2020 Census starts this spring

January 23, 2020

Beginning in March 2020, every household in the United States will receive a notice to complete the 2020 Census online, by phone, or by mail. 
 
Check out what’s new at Autrey Mill Nature Preserve

Check out what’s new at Autrey Mill Nature Preserve

January 23, 2020

Autrey Mill Nature Preserve is offering several activities throughout the month of February.
Town Hall meeting set for Thursday, Feb. 6

Town Hall meeting set for Thursday, Feb. 6

January 21, 2020

City Council will host its next quarterly Town Hall meeting on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 11360 Lakefield Drive.

JCPD launches D.I.Y. Alarm Line, Non-Emergency Line

January 17, 2020

The Johns Creek Police Department launched two new phone numbers for residents to call – a D.I.Y. Alarm Line and a Non-Emergency Line.
 
Council members take Oath of Office

Council members take Oath of Office

January 14, 2020

Newly elected Johns Creek City Council members Brian Weaver and Erin Elwood were sworn into office at the City Council meeting Jan. 13. Incumbent City Council member Chris Coughlin also took the Oath of Office.

Johns Creek Business Occupation Tax Certificates due March 31

January 02, 2020

Businesses in the City of Johns Creek have until March 31, 2020, to renew their business tax certificates.