Public Hearing Scheduled for February 18 Regarding Update to Community Work Program

The City of Social Circle will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 6:30 pm at the Social Circle Community Room, 138 East Hightower Trail, Social Circle, GA 30025.

Updates are needed to the Community Work Program identified in the City of Social Circle Comprehensive Plan starting on page 35. In order to apply for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), the Short-Term Work Program needs to specifically identify the project for which Federal funding is being requested. The CDBG funds will be used to improve infrastructure in Mill Village and Marco Estates areas. The cost estimates for the project and the map identifying the work to be done are available for review.

The purpose of this hearing is to brief the community on the contents of the proposed updates, provide an opportunity for residents to make final suggestions, additions or revisions, and to notify the community of when the plan will be submitted to the Regional Commission and Department of Community Affairs for review. In order for the Council to amend the Comprehensive Plan, Council is required to post a public notice and to hold a public hearing.

Comments will be received at the above public hearing, or may be submitted in writing prior to Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. to the Social Circle City Manager, Adele Schirmer.  She is located at the City Hall, 166 N Cherokee Road, Social Circle, GA 30025.

All community members are invited to attend the public hearing. Persons with special needs relating to disability access or foreign language should contact Adele Schirmer with the City of Social Circle at (770) 464 – 2380 prior to the meeting for necessary accommodations. Persons with hearing disabilities may contact the Georgia Relay Service at (TDD) 1-800-255-0056 or (Voice) 1-800-255-0135.

Comments Requested on Sidewalk/Trails Master Plan

Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan

This is a draft sidewalk and trail master plan, for which we would like to obtain comments from the public prior to Planning Commission and Council work sessions, and final action.

The purpose of this plan is to layout a long term vision for sidewalks and trails, that can be implemented over time through development projects, grants, or projects.  This Master Plan does not set forth funding nor a schedule for any sidewalks or trails, nor does it encumber any  private property.  Any projects that cross private property could not be constructed unless and until an easement or right of way was dedicated for that purpose.  It is helpful to have such a Master Plan in place so that as development projects are proposed, allowance can be made for the sidewalks and trails as part of those proposals.

For more information or questions, please contact Barbara Schlageter, bschlageter@socialcirclega.com, 770464-6905.

Comments are welcomed and requested by January 31 , and will be used to continue the development of this Master Plan to a form and vision that is reflective of the community values and warrants consideration by the Mayor and City Council.

CDB Grant Public Hearing Scheduled for December 5

The City of Social Circle would like to invite you to a Public Hearing regarding the City’s application for a Community Development Block (CDB) Grant of up to $750,000.00. The City plans to use the grant funds to improve water and sewer systems in the Mill Village area. More specific details regarding the eligible activities, the estimated amount of funds proposed to be used for activities to benefit low- and moderate-income persons, and the rating system will be provided at a public hearing which will be held at the City of Social Circle Community Room on December 5, 2019 at 6:30 PM located at 138 E Hightower Street, Social Circle, GA 30025. The purpose of the hearing will be to obtain citizen input into the development of the application.

Notice of Public Hearing: Community Development Block Grant project (CDBG)

The City of Social Circle is considering applying to the Georgia Department of Community Affairs for a Community Development Block Grant of up to $750,000.00. These funds must be used to primarily benefit low- and moderate-income persons.

The activities for which these funds may be used are in the areas of housing, public facilities, and economic development. More specific details regarding the eligible activities, plans to assist displaced persons (if any), the estimated amount of funds proposed to be used for activities to benefit low- and moderate-income persons, and the rating system will be provided at a public hearing which will be held on December 5, 2019 at 6:30 PM in the Public Meeting Room located at 138 E Hightower Trail, Social Circle, GA, 30025.

The purpose of the hearing will be to obtain citizen input into the development of the application and to review progress on previous CDBG grants (if applicable).

This project is covered under the requirements of Section 3 of the HUD Act of 1968, as amended and Section 3 Residents and Business Concerns are encouraged to apply. A list of job training locations available to low- and moderate-income residents will be provided.

The City of Social Circle also abides by the following laws as they pertain to HUD Assisted Projects: Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Section 109 of the HCD Act of 1974, Title 1; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Fair Housing Act); Section 104(b)(2) of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended; Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA); and  the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968.

The City of Social Circle is committed to providing all persons with equal access to its services, programs, activities, education and employment regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, disability or age. For reasonable accommodation or if you need an alternative format or language, please contact Adele Schirmer at aSchirmer@socialcirclega.com or (770) 464-2380 or prior to December 5, 2019.

The City of Social Circle has reviewed the Department of Community Affair’s Analysis of Impediments and is providing the following link for review https://www.dca.ga.gov/sites/default/files/analysis of impediments 2016.pdf

Persons with hearing disabilities can contact the Georgia Relay Service, at 1-800-255-0056 (TDD) or 1-800-255-0135 (Voice) if they require assistance.

Social Circle 2020 CDBG PH Notice

2019 Election Qualifying Results

Election Qualifying Results

The following people have qualified for the 2019 General Election scheduled for November 5, 2019.

Mayor

Hal W. Dally, Incumbent
261 St. Andrews Court
Social Circle, GA 30025

David Keener
183 Heritage Park
Social Circle, GA  30025

City Council

Council District 2                             

Tyson Jackson, Incumbent
726 E Hightower Trail
Social Circle, GA 30025

Council District 4                             

Joseph Stevens Shelton, Incumbent
266 Richmond Drive
Social Circle, GA 30025

John J. Perpall, IV
178 Laurel Lane
Social Circle, GA 30025

Ann M. Overbeck
341 W. Hightower Trail
Social Circle, GA 30025

School Board

School District 1                              

Tonia Lumpkin
406 Sweetgum Street
Social Circle, GA 30025

Michael Atlee O'Conor, Jr.
315 S Cherokee Road
Social Circle, GA 30025

School District 3                              

Patrick Dally, Incumbent
398 Branham Circle
Social Circle, GA 30025

Stephen Lee Trantham
173 St. Andrews Court
Social Circle, GA 30025