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Georgia Summer Burn Band

Georgia's Summer Burn Ban” starts this, Sunday, May 1st, and is in effect until September 30. Air quality can deteriorate in the summer due to the formation of ground-level ozone. The Summer Burn Ban reduces ozone by prohibiting certain open burning activities from May 1 through September 30 in specific counties. More information can be found on Ga. EPD'S website. https://epd.georgia.gov/air-protection-branch/open-burning-rules-georgia/summer-open-burning-ban/summer-legal-burn-map?fbclid=IwAR2PEMQa8BsLVvar6ToYRntJSzjCrQgviY2qdP80VbHk9kloAH9x6wNeP1o


2022 Senior Parade

2022 Social Circle Senior Parade is tonight, April 26, 2022, starting at 6:00 pm.

Come out and show how proud we are of our Seniors.

The route will start at the Social Circle Middle High School and will come down Memorial Drive, to N. Cherokee Road, then Annie P. Henderson, past the Primary School over to E. Hightower Trail crosses at the red light, down W. Hightower Trail, and back to the Social Circle Middle High School. please see the map below or click on the link.

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Earth Day

There are plenty of simple and small ways that you can help the environment. Here are just a few:

•Save Energy - turn off your lights when you aren't using them.
•Pick up litter that is on the ground or in a park.
•Use less water by taking shorter showers, turning off the water while brushing your teeth, and not leaving the water running when you wash dishes.
•Plant more trees (Yes, you can plant more than one! Just make sure to plant them in holes that are big enough for their roots.)
•Walk or ride your bike instead of getting your parents to drive you places. Encourage your family to do the same! Every time you leave the car at home, you burn fewer fossil fuels, produce less carbon dioxide, and get fitter and healthier too!
•Turn off your electronics when they aren't being used.

When we all work together, we can make a big difference in how Earth looks and keep it safe for our future.

Update: Services Restored – Water Main Break

Update: Services have been restored! Thank you all for your patience!

Due to a major water main break, Vine Circle, Walton Court, and parts of Dove will be without water until it is repaired. Thank you for your patience and we apologize for any inconvenience.

Family Karaoke Night!

The Social Circle Mainstreet Commission invites everyone to come out to Friendship Park on Friday, April 22nd from 6 pm to 8 pm for Family Karaoke Night! We will be giving away hotdogs, have games, face painting, and more! For more information call 770-464-1866.

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROJECT (CDBG)

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROJECT (CDBG)

 The City is considering applying to the Georgia Department of Community Affairs for a Community Development Block Grant of up to $1,000,000.00. 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, plan 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 April 21, 2022, at 6:00 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). Please use the QR code at the bottom of this notice to take the Community Needs Assessment survey!

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 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 Robbie Groves, at 770-464-6908 or rGroves@socialcirclega.gov prior to April 21, 2022.

The City 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.

 

 

 

 

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Southern Metalcraft Breaking Ground!

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We are proud to congratulate Southern Metalcraft Inc., on the groundbreaking for their new location in Social Circle. The company was previously established in Lithonia and has now chosen our community as their new home. Their new location is 885 Industrial Blvd. Greg and Staci Williams, thank you for choosing Social Circle. We are pleased to welcome you and the entire SMI team to “Georgia’s Greatest Little Town”. Please help us to wish Southern Metalcraft Inc. the best in their new adventure!

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Occupation Tax and Business License Regulations

The city has upgraded to a new system for business licenses. Business license renewal notices were mailed in
December. If you are an existing business and did not receive your renewal notice, please call City Hall at 770-464-2380 and ask for Barbara Schlageter. She will be glad to provide you with the forms. The administrative fee of $100.00 shall be required for all businesses. The employee fee is $10.00 per employee. The business license is due and payable by January 31st of each year and shall, if not paid by May 1 of each year, be subject to penalties and interest. If you are starting a new business, we welcome you. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call. We will be glad to help get you started.