Public Community Meeting Regarding Wastewater System Master Plan

The City will host a public forum on the Master Plan of improvements for the Wastewater system Monday, October 7, 2019 at the Community Room from 4 pm to 7 pm.  Infrastructure condition has long been a concern of our residents and businesses and affects the long-term economic vitality of the City. A master plan of needed improvements was completed, and is available online at https://socialcirclega.gov/documents/sewerage-system-master-plan/ for review.  Anyone who would like information on this plan, to view the projects recommended in the plan and their cost and anticipated timing, and ask questions of the engineers is welcome to attend this forum. Participants may drop in at any time during the forum, it will be informal with displays and opportunity for one on one discussions.

Public Community Meeting Regarding Water System Master Plan

The City will host a public forum on the Master Plan of improvements for the water system Thursday, October 3, 2019 at the Community Room from 5 pm to 7 pm.  Infrastructure condition has long been a concern of our residents and businesses and affects the long-term economic vitality of the City. A master plan of needed improvements was completed and is available online at https://socialcirclega.gov/documents/water-master-plan/ for review.  Anyone who would like information on this plan, to view the projects recommended in the plan and their cost and anticipated timing and ask questions of the engineers is welcome to attend this forum.  Participants may drop in at any time during the forum, it will be informal with displays and opportunity for one on one discussions.

Registration Open for Citizen Academy 2019

The Social Circle Citizen’s Academy was created to give the residents and corporate citizens of Social Circle a chance to see, understand and interact with all aspects of your local government. Participants will learn about the structure of local government and how it relates to the State and Federal government. Elected officials, appointed advisory boards, and City staff will provide insight into the resources and programs offered by the City of Social Circle.

Participants will have the opportunity to delve into City finances, regulations, and the public processes associated with City government functions. Specifically, sessions will cover the structure of the City, the Comprehensive Plan and Codes and Ordinances, Municipal Court, Boards and Commissions, Public Works and Utilities, Finance Budget and Taxation, Public Safety and Transit, and Zoning, Permits and Code Enforcement. Classes will be a combination of lectures, tours, and interactive activities.

Participants in this program will meet from 6 pm to 8 pm at City Hall one day per month beginning in September through April, for eight (8) sessions. A mock Council meeting on a topic chosen by the class will be held on the last session.  A graduation ceremony will be held after the completion of the program at the regular May meeting of Mayor and Council.

Participation in the program is free. Applicants are required to be eighteen (18) years of age and must provide their own transportation to and from training. Acceptance into the program is subject to review of the applicant’s background, including a criminal history inquiry.  A maximum of 10 applicants will be accepted into the program.

For more information please call Adele Schirmer at 770-464-6901 or e-mail at aschirmer@socialcirclega.com.

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Community Meeting Regarding Subdivision on Memorial St. August 27

The City of Social Circle will hold a community meeting to hear public comment and for the public to ask questions of the applicant about the concept plan for a new subdivision on Memorial Street. All lots would have street access onto Memorial Street.

The meeting will be held August 27, 2019 from 7 PM to 8 PM at the Community Room, 138 East Hightower Trail.

Public input/comment is welcome. All persons having an interest in this application should be at the community meeting to voice their opinions.

Social Circle Election Qualifying this Week

Qualifying for the 2019 Social Circle City Elections started on Monday, August 19 and continues until Friday, August 23 at 4:30 PM. Anyone who wants to run for any of the offices will need to contact the City Clerk at 166 N Cherokee Road, Social Circle, Georgia before 4:30 PM on Friday, August 23, 2019 to file a Notice of Candidacy and pay a qualifying fee equal to 3% of the annual salary of the office sought. City Hall is open 8:00 am to 4:30 pm weekdays.

The qualifying fees for the offices up for reelection this year are:

City of Social Circle, Mayor: $216.00
City of Social Circle Council Member, District 2: $144.00
City of Social Circle Council Member, District 4: $144.00
Social Circle Schools Board of Education Member, District 1: $ 18.00
Social Circle Schools Board of Education Member, District 3: $ 18.00

City Council District Map

School Board District Map

Important Dates for this Election

Qualifying – August 19, 2019 thru August 23, 2019
Last Day to Register to Vote in the General Election – October 7, 2019
Advanced Voting – October 15, 2019 thru November 1, 2019
Election Day ‐ November 5, 2019

Advanced voting will open Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 8:00 am and will close at 4:30 pm on Friday, November 1, 2019. Advanced voting will be held at the Social Circle City Hall located at 166 N Cherokee Road, Social Circle Georgia during normal business hours (8:00 am - 4:30 pm) on weekdays.

Anyone who is not registered to vote and who desires to register to vote in the General Election may register to vote through the close of business on October 7, 2019.

Polls will be open from 7:00 AM until 7:00 PM on Election Day at 138 E. Hightower Trail, Social Circle
Georgia. If there is a need for a runoff election it will be held on December 3, 2019, at 138 E. Hightower Trail, Social Circle Georgia.

Citizen Police Academy Registration Opens Today

Social Circle Police Department Citizen Police Academy - Share Our Vision and Be Our VoiceThe Social Circle Police Department will be taking applications for the Citizen Police Academy beginning Monday, July 15, 2019. The last day for registration will be Friday, August 9, 2019.

The six-week course will start Wednesday, August 21 and end on September 21. Class will be held in the evenings from 6:00 – 8:30 pm in the Community Room.

Applicants are required to be twenty-one (21) years of age and must provide their own transportation to and from training. Acceptance into the program is subject to review of the applicant’s background, including a criminal history inquiry.

There is no charge for the course.

For more information please call Lt. Randy Downs at 770-464-2366 or e-mail at rdowns@socialcirclega.com.

Citizen Police Academy Information

Application

Yard Sale Maps are Available!

You can view the Interactive Map, download the Printable Map and Address List and print it yourself or stop by the Welcome Center to pick up a copy.

Some things to be aware of:

  • The Yard Sale will be rain or shine. Some locations may choose not to participate due to the weather.
  • Each location will set their own hours.
  • Locations may decide not to participate.
  • There may be locations that are not on the list.

City-Wide Yard Sale

Citizen Police Academy Registration Open

Social Circle Police Department Citizen Police Academy - Share Our Vision and Be Our VoiceThe Social Circle Police Department will hold their next Citizen Police Academy (CPA) starting in April 10, 2019. The CPA will meet one evening a week for five weeks and then one Saturday. This course will give citizens a hands-on look at the daily activities of our police officers. Applicants are required to be twenty-one (21) years of age and must provide their own transportation to and from training. Acceptance into the program is subject to review of the applicant’s background, including a criminal history inquiry. There is no charge for the course.

For more information, please contact Lt. Randy Downs at 770-464-2366 or e-mail at rdowns@socialcirclega.com

Application

Citizen Police Academy

Community Meeting Regarding Proposed Neighborhood

OneStreet Residential is proposing a Traditional Neighborhood Designed Cottage community targeted at the increasingly growing discretionary renter demographic. The Parcel ID is SC080020 consisting of 32.57 acres on both sides of Memorial Drive between Alcova Drive and S Forest Avenue.

The Community meeting will be February 11, 2019 at 6:00 pm in the Community Room at 138 E. Hightower Trail.

Spring City-wide Clean-up Saturday

Litter CritterThe kick-off for our spring 2018 city-wide cleanup will be held on Saturday, March 24 at 8:00 a.m. in the Community Room in the Social Circle Public Safety Building.  This will be the 23rd regular cleanup event.

Everyone is invited.  Wear your work clothes.  Biscuits and coffee will be provided. This is a great opportunity for folks to meet and greet their friends and  neighbors before setting out to beautify our city.

If you or your organization cannot make it Saturday but want to help, please come by the Welcome Center one day this week and check out grabbers and pick up gloves and trash bags. All we ask is that you return your grabber and let us know how many bags of trash you were able to pick up so that we can include it in our reports.

See our map of Street Assignments. If you are not a member of a group that works on a specific area, feel free to choose an unassigned location.

Every year since 2007 residents of Social Circle meet to clean up our City on the Saturday before Easter Saturday and on the Saturday before our annual Friendship Festival.  Over the years we’ve had great support from Social Circle churches, businesses, civic groups, school and youth groups, neighborhood associations, and many others who continue to make this a successful event.

If your organization would like to adopt a street, please contact us at the Welcome Center (770-464-1866) or email AroundTheWell@SocialCircleGA.com.

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