Friendship Park RFP

Project: Friendship Park
Project Type: RFP
Bid Posting: 10/11/2019
Bid Closing: 11/13/2019, 4:00 pm

Contact: Barry Parsons, bparsons@socialcirclega.com, 770-464-6912

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Road Patching and Paving Update

Road WorkAlcova Drive from Newton County Line to Azalea Farms Road will be deep patched and paved starting the 14th Of October. In addition, deep patching and paving will also start on Branham Circle and part of Gabriel Way.
 
Tentatively, Walton County will be finished with all paving by the 25th of October depending on their workload.
 
If you have any questions regarding the crews please call David Adcock at 678-727-3525.

Bridge opening update

Bridge open to pedestrian traffic onlyThe South Cherokee Bridge is open to pedestrian traffic only at this time.

The Ribbon Cutting for the bridge will be held at 4:00 pm Sunday, October 6.

The bridge will be reopened to vehicle traffic at 8:00 am Monday, October 7.

Temporary Ban on All Outdoor Burning

In response to recent dry weather and drought conditions, the Social Circle Fire Department has instituted a temporary ban inside the city limits on outdoor burning. Beginning October 2, leaves, pine straw, and other yard debris may not be burned until the ban is lifted. The ban is expected to be lifted once significant rainfall is received. Notification will be sent out when burning may resume. The GA Forestry Commission has temporarily stopped issuing burn permits in Walton County until further notice. This ban includes ALL burning, including burning exempted from burn permits such as bonfires.

RFP – Engineering for Water and Roads

Project: Engineering for Water and Roads
Project Type: RFP
Bid Posting: 9/30/2019
Bid Closing: 10/16/2019, 4:00 pm

Contact: Barry Parsons, bparsons@socialcirclega.com, 770-464-6912

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High Fire Danger Impacts Outdoor Burning

Though burning leaf piles and campfires are hallmarks of fall, Georgia's current drought is impacting decisions to burn outdoors. The Georgia Forestry Commission is urging everyone to follow established procedures and exercise extreme caution when using fire outside.

"There's a five step fire danger system used nationally, and right now Georgia is in the four and five categories, indicating very high fire danger," said Georgia Forestry Commission Chief of Protection Frank Sorrells. "The decision to burn must be made on specific weather criteria in each location, and because safety is always our top concern, burn permitting may be restricted based on the fire danger forecast."

Burn permits issued by the Georgia Forestry Commission are required for any outdoor burning in the state to help prevent wildfires and problems generated by smoke. In 54 counties, primarily in north Georgia, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division sets annual summer burning restrictions to reduce emissions from ground level ozone that may jeopardize air quality. Those restrictions are set to be lifted on Tuesday, October 1.

"The GFC will resume issuing burn permits on a day to day basis, following our established fire danger and smoke management procedures, in those counties which have been under the EPD Burn Ban since May first," said Sorrells. “We recognize the importance of and promote prescribed burning for the many wildfire prevention, forest management and agriculture benefits it provides. However, right now we're asking everyone to be extremely vigilant when doing any open burning, including burning yard debris.”

Wildfire activity is on the rise statewide, according to Sorrells. Over the past three months, Georgia Forestry Commission wildland firefighters have responded to 41 percent more fires than its previous five-year average. Sorrells said escaped debris burns are the number one cause of wildfires in our state, and it may be necessary and wise to delay or postpone open burning if local conditions are unfavorable. The GFC recommends those who burn keep tools on hand such as water, a shovel and a cell phone.

"Never hesitate to call 911, and never leave your fire unattended” Sorrells said.

The 54 counties whose EPD summer burn bans are being lifted are: Banks, Barrow, Bartow, Bibb, Butts, Carroll, Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Clarke, Clayton, Cobb, Columbia, Coweta, Crawford, Dawson, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Floyd, Forsyth, Fulton, Gordon, Gwinnett, Hall, Haralson, Heard, Henry, Houston, Jackson, Jasper, Jones, Lamar, Lumpkin, Madison, Meriwether, Monroe, Morgan, Newton, Oconee, Paulding, Peach, Pickens, Pike, Polk, Putnam, Richmond, Rockdale, Spalding, Troup, Twiggs, Upson, Walker and Walton.

For specific information about conducting open burning, permitting requirements and current fire conditions in your area, contact your county's GFC office or visit GaTrees.org.

Post Office Park to Close for Updates

The park next to the post office will be closed on Thursday, September 12 so that City crews and volunteers can make some improvements to the park. City crews will be working during the day to remove the old mulch and edging from the play area.

Volunteers are needed to come to the park at 6:00 pm to help install new borders and spread new rubberized mulch for the play area.

Contact Barry Parsons, Public Works Director, bparsons@socialcirclega.com, 770-464-6912 for more information.

GDOT TAP Grant Sidewalk Project – Cherokee and Oak

Project: GDOT TAP Grant Sidewalk Project – Cherokee and Oak
Project Type: Bids
Bid Posting: 8/29/2019
Bid Closing: 9/27/2019, 4:00 pm

Contact: Robbie Groves, rgroves@socialcirclega.com, 770-464-6908

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GDOT TAP Grant Sidewalk Project – East Hightower

Project: GDOT TAP Grant Sidewalk Project – East Hightower
Project Type: Bids
Bid Posting: 8/29/2019
Bid Closing: 9/27/2019, 4:00 pm

Contact: Robbie Groves, rgroves@socialcirclega.com, 770-464-6908

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