City Installs New Sludge Dewatering System

For several months Water Reclamation (sewer treatment). Has been using a temporary sludge dewatering system to ensure compliance with local and state standards.  The hard work by Jay Link (Superintendent) and Tyler Kitchens (Operator) has allowed contractors to complete installation of a brand new sludge dewatering system making it even better than before.  Jay’s tenacity and knowledge of all treatment processes allowed his plant to meet all EPA and EPD standards while construction was ongoing.  Hats of to Jay and his staff for always keeping the citizens safe.

Road Work Scheduled for Jan 21-25

Road WorkStarting Monday, January 21, contractors will be pouring concrete and laying asphalt at the intersection of Cherokee Road and Hightower Trail. Look for lane closures periodically throughout the week. Work should be completed by Friday, January 25. Contractors will also be installing a crosswalk across North Cherokee at Pinnacle Bank.

Community Meeting Scheduled for Rezone Request

Notice to the Public
The City of Social Circle

 The City of Social Circle will hold a Community Meeting on January 14, 2019 at 6:00 PM at 138 E. Hightower Trail, The Community Room.

The City has a Request to Rezone and make a Subdivision on property off Thurman Baccus Road from Agricultural (AG) to Agricultural 2 (AG2)   Map SC230-00000-004-000, Tract 1, Tract 2, and Tract 3. A request for a Subdivision of the property. The Signs are posted on the property on both sides of Thurman Baccus Road. The E.C. Peters Estate.

Drawings showing the property and the Subdivision of lots will be available at the meeting and are available at City Hall for viewing.

Road Closure Dec 5, 9-4

Georgia Power will close South Cherokee Rd at the bridge tomorrow (12/5) from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm for utility work related to the bridge replacement project. The road will only be closed for the one day and there will be temporary detours posted to direct traffic around the closure. Passenger vehicles will be able to access the downtown area.
 
We will post the detour locations and routes later today.
 
For questions or concerns, please call City Manager, Adele Schirmer at 770-464-6901 or by email, aschirmer@socialcirclega.com

Make Christmas Brighter This Year for Social Circle Kids

City of Social Circle Fire Department Secret SantaThe City of Social Circle Fire Department is gearing up to for their annual Secret Santa program and they need your help!

You can help by donating cash (checks payable to Social Circle Secret Santa), donating new toys or volunteering to help stuff Santa’s sacks to prepare for delivery. Monetary donations can be dropped off at the Fire Department or at Pinnacle Bank. Donations of new toys may be dropped off at any time all year long at the Social Circle Fire Department.

Donations being accepted for the Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade

Mayors Christmas MotorcadeThe City of Social Circle will be doing its part to make the holiday season special for residents of Georgia’s hospitals serving persons with developmental disabilities and behavioral health needs by participating in Mayor’s Christmas Motorcade program. The program, started by Georgia Municipal Association in 1959, relies on citizen participation to donate gifts for the patients, many of whom would not receive gifts or be recognized without this program. Donations will be accepted at the Police Department and the Welcome Center. Items are needed by Dec 5.

Gift List  |  More Information

For more information, please contact Jenny Watt, jlwatt@socialcirclega.com.

Opportunities for Giving Locally

Social Circle City Hall Thanksgiving Food Drive

Join in the 2018 Social Circle City Hall Thanksgiving Food Drive to help families in need. Bring your donations between October 15 – November 16, 2018. Drop them off in the box located at City Hall.

Requested items include: Rice, pasta and sauces; canned fruits and vegetables; canned meats; peanut butter and jelly; baking products; any non-perishable items.

 

 

City of Social Circle Fire Department Secret SantaFire Department’s Secret Santa

Please support the Social Circle Fire Department’s Secret Santa by donating money (checks payable to Social Circle Secret Santa) or new toys.

Drop off new toys any time all year long at SC Fire Department. You can take monetary donations to the Fire Department or to Pinnacle Bank.

 

 

 

Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade

The Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade program relies on citizen participation to donate gifts for the patients of the state’s hospitals serving persons with developmental disabilities and behavioral health. Donations will be accepted at the Welcome Center. For more information, see our web page.

Register Now for Social Circle Citizen Academy!

Want to learn more about the City? ‘

This is an interactive program that focuses on educating citizens about the City’s governmental operations. Elected officials and City staff will host unique and informative sessions designed to give a hands on inside look into City operations. You will learn about the City Advisory Committees and Commissions and get an inside look of the City Budget development process.

The class will meet the first Tuesday each month from November through May from 6 to 8 pm in the Community Room.

If you are interested in this program please complete the application. The program will be limited to 20 participants, and is anticipated to be offered annually.

For more information please contact Adele Schirmer, City Manager, aschirmer@socialcirclega.com, 770-464-6901.

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EPD’s Summer Burn Ban Lifted

Outdoor burning will again be permitted beginning October 1 in 54 Georgia counties where restrictions have been in place since May. The Georgia Environmental Protection Division issues the burn ban annually to help reduce emissions from ground level ozone that may jeopardize air quality, mostly in north Georgia.

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. They may be
obtained at GaTrees.org or by calling 1-877-O-K-2-BURN.

“The GFC will resume issuing burn permits on a day to day basis in counties that have been under the EPD ban all summer,” said Frank Sorrells, Chief of Protection for the Georgia Forestry Commission. “We’ll be following our normal fire danger and smoke management procedures.”

Sorrells said many areas of the state are currently experiencing dry conditions, causing grasses and vegetation to burn readily. Rainfall in the next few weeks will be critical to reduce the threats of wildfire as we move into the fall and winter months, he said. The Georgia Forestry Commission also promotes prescribed burning for the many wildfire prevention and forest management benefits it provides.

“Safety is our top concern,” said Sorrells, “and we’re asking everyone to be extra cautious when doing open burning of any kind.” According to Sorrells, 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 advises burners to always keep tools on hand, such as water, a shovel and a cell phone. Never hesitate to call 911, and never leave your fire unattended.

For more information, contact:
Wendy Burnett
478.365.6233
wburnett@gfc.state.ga.us

The 54 counties whose EPD summer burn bans have been 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.