Utilities cut off? Here’s what to do

To better serve you, we now have an after-hours number you can call if you believe your City of Social Circle Utilities were cut off by mistake.

Please call 770-464-6938 and leave a message with your name, phone number, account number and address and someone will get back with you to confirm your payment was made in time and make arrangements for your utilities to be restored.

If you paid by credit card online or over the phone, please call City Hall at 770-464-2380 during normal business hours (8:00 am – 4:30 pm M – F), so that we may generate a service order to have your utilities restored.

Payments made after 4:30 pm on cut-off days will be credited to your account the next day and an order made to restore your utilities at that time.

Please Report Cloudy Water

Due to the recent work on our water distribution system, some areas may experience cloudy water. This is caused by the change in direction of flow and fluctuations in pressure in the distribution system. Our technicians are systematically flushing the system to mitigate the cloudy water. Please call the city for any cloudy water complaints. This will help our technicians to identify the areas that require flushing. The water will clear up quickly and is safe to drink.

Public Meeting on Suggestions for Sidewalks and Trails

The Planning Commission and City Staff will be hosting a public input meeting on Monday night, April 22 from 3 pm to 6 pm at the Community Room to seek suggestions on where sidewalks and trails are desired in Social Circle.

This is a drop in format, so that interested participants can come anytime within this time frame that is convenient for them.  This input meeting will be the start of a master plan for City wide sidewalks and trails, that can then be constructed over time through grants, development projects, and capital projects.  The purpose of the input meeting is to identify desired routes, and priorities.

In addition, if your neighborhood association, club, or civic group would like to have a meeting and provide input, we will provide you maps and questionnaires that can be returned anytime during the month of May.

The draft master plan will be presented to the public again at a later Planning Commission meeting for comment prior to final adoption. For information please call Adele Schirmer, City Manager at 770-464-6901, or email aschirmer@socialcirclega.com.

SCPD taking back unwanted prescription drugs April 27 at Police Station

On Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Social Circle Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 17th opportunity in nine years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Social Circle Police Department at 138 East Hightower Trail. (Sites cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last fall Americans turned in nearly 460 tons (more than 900,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at more than 5,800 sites operated by the DEA and almost 4,800 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 16 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in almost 11 million pounds—nearly 5,500 tons—of pills.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health shows year after year that the majority of misused and abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including someone else’s medication being stolen from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the April 27 Take Back Day event, go to www.DEATakeBack.com.

Safe Digging Month: Call 811 Before You Dig

April is Safe Digging Month, Georgia 811 wants to remind you the importance of calling before all digging projects, large or small.

Before you do any kind of work in your yard that involves digging, like planting trees, tilling for a garden, adding a new fence, call 811 to have the utility lines marked so that you don’t accidentally damage a gas, water or electric line.

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Public Neighborhood Information Meeting April 11 [CANCELED]

[Update: 4/10/19 3:15 pm] The Jubilee rezoning application has been withdrawn. The meeting has been cancelled.

The Jubilee PUD as approved by Social Circle in 2002 contemplated a “traditional village” with a variety of housing types, including multi family, townhomes and cottages. There were three phases to the Jubilee PUD.

One Street Residential is proposing a Zoning Amendment to the Phase II area of the Jubilee PUD to eliminate 50 Single Family lots and 20 Townhome units and replace them with 66 duplex units (33 buildings), and 4 single family units, each restricted to seniors 55 and older.

A Public Neighborhood Information meeting will be held on April 11, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Middle School Activity Center located at 154 Alcova Drive. This Public Information meeting is an opportunity for any interested party to obtain information about the zoning amendment prior to the public hearing process and consideration of the application by the Planning Commission and City Council.

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The Police Department Needs Your Help

The Social Circle Police Department is asking for help from the community! On March 28th and 29th, 2019 between the hours of 11 PM and 2 AM there were eight entering autos reported to authorities. The SCPD is asking for citizens with video surveillance to review their footage during the stated time frame. If you have video footage of any vehicles, people or anything suspicious, please contact investigator Michael Jett immediately at 678-243-8680 or Mjett@socialcirclega.com.