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Housing Trends

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What Do You See as Priorities, Possibilities, and Pitfalls for the City of Social Circle's Future Housing Strategy?

The City has engaged Geoff Koski, of KB Advisory Group, to assist the City in defining a more strategic and refined housing strategy.

Presentations have been provided on Current National and Regional Housing Trends which can be viewed here, and on Social Circle specific housing data and trends, which can be view here.

Input is sought from the community on what you see as the priorities, possibilities, and pitfalls to be considered in the development of the recommendations. Please feel free to email the consultant directly at geoff@kbagroup.com. Comments are requested by May 3, 2021.

Recommendations will be made available for review as the Planning Commission and Council work toward decisions on a more strategic and refined housing strategy.

If you have any questions, please contact Barbara Schlageter at bschlageter@socialcirclega.gov..

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Food Trucks, Restaurants, and Peddlers

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We appreciate the lively community discussion on bringing food trucks, new business, and activity into the City.

The City Council will discuss this topic further at their May 6 Work Session, which is open to the public. The work session will be at the Middle School Activity Center, at 6:30 pm.

Currently, the City does promote events which include food trucks through the Main Street program. Friendship Festival and Independence Day Celebration are two of these. These events are planned with consideration of our Downtown businesses. Increasing activity and opportunities for the community to enjoy the downtown is great for our merchants.

The City Council adopted a Peddlers Ordinance, after extensive study and deliberation, last year. The brick and mortar restaurants downtown expressed to the City Council that their interests be balanced with the interests of food truck operators which do not have the same property tax and physical space expenses. This ordinance allows food trucks to operate, with permission of the property owner, on Commercial properties with appropriate business licenses. The full text of the ordinance can be viewed here.

Expanding outdoor dining is very attractive for a downtown, and enabling creative ways of expanding appropriate commercial opportunities while balancing the needs and concerns of our existing business community is beneficial to all and input on how best to meet this challenge is always appreciated.

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Leaf Vacuum Being Repaired

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Please be aware that the City's leaf removal equipment is temporarily out of service.

Until further notice, All Leaves and Grass Clippings need to be bagged.

Thank you for your patience. We are working to get the truck back into service.

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Fairplay Road Closure

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Road Work

Fairplay Road Closure
Tuesday, April 6th
Wednesday, April 7th

Fairplay Road will be closed to through traffic Tuesday, April 6th and Wednesday, April 7th so crews can put in a sewer line for the new South Walton Community Center (Gym).

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COVID-19 Vaccine available to Public

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COVID-19 Vaccine available to the Public

Walton County News Release

Walton County Vaccine Registration

The Walton County Emergency Management Agency is opening a vaccination site for COVID-19 at Criswell Park in Monroe, Georgia, on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, for Walton County residents.

The site will operate on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The location address is as follows:
Criswell Park & Walton Agriculture Education Center, 1208 Criswell Road, Monroe, Georgia 30655

Appointments are mandatory and can be made by visiting the Walton County Vaccine Registration site

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District 3 Council Seat Vacancy

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The City Council of Social Circle is seeking letters of interest from citizens to fill the vacant District 3 Council seat for the balance of the current term which ends January 2022.  Under the City Charter, the vacancy must be filled by Council appointment because the remainder of the term is less than 12 months.  The District 3 Council seat will be on the ballot during the regular election of November 2, 2021 for the term beginning January 2022.

Qualifications to serve as the District 3 City Council Representative are

  1. You must reside within District 3 and must have been a CITY resident for 12 months.
  2. You may not have been convicted of primary or election law violations, malfeasance in office, or felony involving moral turpitude or domestic violence – unless ten years have elapsed since completion of sentence and civil rights have been restored.
  3. You may not have defaulted on any federal, state, county, municipal or school taxes.

District 3 covers most of the area between West Hightower Road to North Cherokee Road, including the neighborhoods of Windsong, Corby Creek, North Forest Road, Town Park, Carver Drive, and the Meadows.  See www.SocialCircleGA.gov or call Clerk Susan Roper at 770-464-6901 for more information.

Interested Citizens should send a letter of interest, including name, address, relevant experience, and why you would like to be considered for appointment as the District 3 Councilmember to Susan Roper, City Clerk, at City Hall.  Letters of interest may be mailed, emailed to sroper@socialcirclega.gov, or dropped off at City Hall in the drop box or drive through.

The Charter does not restrict City Council’s authority to appoint to those that submit letters of interest.

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