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South Cherokee Rd between Cannon and Spring Street will be closed on Saturday, August 5 starting at 8:00 am so that crews can remove a tree at 417 South Cherokee Rd. All work should be completed and the roads reopened by 3:00 pm.
The following map shows where the road blocks will be located (orange) and routes that should be taken to get around the road closures.
Vehicle through traffic will be routed down Cannon Drive and Spring Street.
Trucks coming from the north will be directed down Ronthor Road. Trucks coming from the south will be directed around bypass.
We urge all citizens to be courteous to Police and City Staff during this temporary road closure and drive with caution. Thank you!
The City of Social Circle will hold a General Election on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 to elect Social Circle Council Members for Districts 1 and 3 and Social Circle City School Board Chairman and Members for Districts 2 and 4. A special election will be held to fill a vacancy for Social Circle School Board District 1.
Anyone who wants to run for office will need to qualify in the office of the City Clerk, (City Hall is open 8:00 am to 4:30 pm weekdays) at 166 N Cherokee Road, Social Circle, Georgia beginning at 8:30 AM on Monday, August 21, 2017 and ending at 4:30 PM on Friday, August 25, 2017. Anyone wishing to run for office will need to file a Notice of Candidacy and pay a qualifying fee equal to 3% of the annual salary of the office sought. The qualifying fee for City of Social Circle Council Member District 1 and District 3 is $144.00. The qualifying fee for Social Circle City School Board Chairman and Members District 2 and District 4 is $18.00.
If you have any question, please contact Susan Roper, Qualifying Officer.
An expansion to the Stanton Library in Social Circle is in the planning stages. We are interested in your opinions and suggestions on how the Library can better meet the needs of the community. Two design workshops are being held which are open to the public. Just stop in anytime during the workshop to view the concepts and add your input. There is no presentation planned and children are welcome.
Thursday August 17th , 2017 from 2 pm to 7 pm at the Stanton Library in Social Circle, 704 W. Hightower Road
Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 from 2 pm to 7 pm at the Social Circle Community Room, 138 E. Hightower Road
The results of these workshops will be used to finalize the Library expansion concept plans and cost estimates. State funding will be sought this year to augment the funds which are already allocated from the Uncle Remus Library system and the Social Circle 2012-2018 Special Purpose local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST). Help us complete these plans and bring this project to construction.
For more information contact City Manager Adele Schirmer, at 770-464-6901 or Library Manager Janet King at the Stanton Library.
The Social Circle Police Department will be taking applications for the Citizen Police Academy beginning Monday, July 17, 2017. The last day for registration will be Friday, August 11, 2017. The class is limited to 12 students.
The six-week course will start Tuesday, September 5 and end on October 14. Class will be held in the evenings from 6:00 – 8:30 pm.
Applicants are required to be twenty-one (21) years of age and must provide their own transportation to and from training. Acceptance into the program is subject to review of the applicant’s background, including a criminal history inquiry.
There is no charge for the course.
For more information please call Lt. Randy Downs at 770-464-2366 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Friday, July 14, 2017 at approximately 6:00am, the Social Circle Police Department along with members of the Walton County Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team (SERT) executed a search warrant at 464 Ronthor Drive Social Circle, GA. in reference to a narcotics investigation.
The Social Circle Police Department received several anonymous complaints/tips at this address in reference to suspected drug sales. We conducted an investigation which led to the search warrant being executed this morning.
Investigators located a quantity of marijuana and two firearms. One of the firearms had an altered serial number.
23 year old Mikail Anthony Walker of 464 Ronthor Drive Social Circle, GA was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and criminal use of an article with an altered serial number.
We encourage citizens to continue to report any suspicious or illegal activity. See it, Hear it, Report it! You can remain anonymous. You can email email@example.com.
Water line repairs will start on Thursday, July 13 on West Hightower Trail at approximately 9:00am. The first repair will be in front of the Elementary School and the second repair will be at 586 West Hightower Trail. Residents in those areas may experience temporary water outages throughout the day. Crews expect to complete the repairs by 4:00 pm. There will be one lane traffic in those areas and the City is asking that the public slow down during repairs and be courteous and mindful of our traffic control flaggers and the safety of our City crews.
Call City Hall (770-464-2380) if there are questions or concerns.
Relaxing in a pool is a great way to beat the heat of the summer. In order to address pool safety, there are building code and zoning requirements related to pools. Many are not aware that permits are required for outdoor pools. These requirements have been in place for years, however the City of Social Circle has only been administering the building permits within the City since July 2015. Prior to that time, Walton County provided that service.
Please be aware that permits are required for new pool installations, both above ground and below ground. If your pool was built or installed after July 2015 and there was no permit obtained, you will need to come to City Hall and obtain your pool permit.
There is not a fee for an above ground pool with no structure surrounding it. A barrier is required.
If you build a deck around the above ground pool you would need a minimum permit fee of $100.00 for the structure/deck.
The purpose of the barrier is to provide significant restricted access and reliable entry points to a pool so that children cannot gain access unless an adult provides such access. The barrier can be the wall of the pool itself if 48 inches tall. If the pool is lower than 48 inches, please remover the ladder off the pool when no one is home. The City of Social Circle’s main concern is the safety of pool access for all adults and children.
Inground pools do have a pool permit fee of $300.00 includes electrical and plumbing. An inground pool does require a permanent fence, wall, building wall or combination. Permanent means “not being able to be removed, lifted or relocated without the use of a tool.
If your pool was installed prior to July 2015, and you would like the City to review it we will do that at no charge. Otherwise, no action is needed. The City will respond to any complaints or concerns that are received relative to Code compliance and advise the property owner if there are any issues to be addressed.
The City of Social Circle hopes this helps in any confusion of the pool requirements posted in the newsletter, but if you have questions please contact Barbara Schlageter at 770-464-6905 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The city has acquired a new leaf and brush truck to improve services and will be back on your normal schedule for leaf and brush pickup in the same week starting Monday the 19th of June, 2017.
We want to thank the public for being very patient while we repaired and acquired new equipment to improve your service delivery. Staff have been working very hard to get back on schedule and provide you the best service possible for leaf, grass clippings, and brush removal.
To better serve you we want to work as a team with the public to ensure services are provided in a timely manner and equipment is in top working order. The following are some tips for ensuring our crews provide the best serve possible:
Georgia Initiative for Community Housing (GICH) helps communities improve their quality of life and economic vitality through the development of locally-based housing and revitalization strategies. This is achieved through technical assistance, collaboration, and facilitation. Examples of initiatives that have been undertaken by communities as a result of their participation in GICH include targeting a distressed neighborhood for revitalization, developing multi-family tax credit apartments, and obtaining CDBG and CHIP grants for housing counseling, down payment assistance and sewer/water infrastructure improvements. For more information, contact City Manager, Adele Schirmer email@example.com. If you are interested in participating in a Stakeholders Group to work on City Housing and Neighborhood issues, please let us know by the end of June.
For more information on the GICH initiative: http://www.fcs.uga.edu/fhce/gich