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Fire Hydrant Testing – April 25

The fire department will be testing the following fire hydrants today (4/25/17).

420 W Hightower Trail
478 W Hightower Trail
Highway 11 & Lipscomb Rd
Highway 11 & McGarity Rd
145 Highway 11
161 Highway 11
Jackson Ct
702 Jackson Ct & Ragan Ct
738 Jackson Ct
1030 Justin Ct
Lindsey Way & Morrow Dr
531 Lindsey Way
588 Lindsey Way
Maple St
503 Meadows Ln
563 Meadows Ln
635 Meadows Ln
685 Meadows Ln
728 Meadows Ln
1131 Morrow Dr
1219 Morrow Dr
1262 Morrow Dr

Mosquito Spraying to Start April 25

It’s that time of year again! With the mild winter and the rain we’ve had, mosquito season is off to an early start.

The City will start their mosquito spraying schedule Tuesday April 25.  City crews will spray every Tuesday and Thursday (weather permitting) from 4 pm to 8 pm. through the summer months.

Please call City Hall (770-464-2380) with any questions or concerns.

Leaf and Yard Debris Pickup Update

Due to necessary repairs and replacement on equipment, the city is down one leaf and yard debris pickup crew.  We are working on getting items picked up as quickly as possible with one crew.

Our new equipment and repairs should be completed by mid-May and the City will have two crews to catch up on leaf and yard pickups.

In addition, if you see the leaf truck drive by and not pick up your pile of debris they will be back; they are emptying their truck.

We thank you for your understanding and patience.

Fire Hydrant Testing Starts April 20

The Social Circle Fire Department will begin flow testing fire hydrants starting Thursday April 20th. Testing will run through the end of May. Fire Crews will test between the hours of 8am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday.

The fire hydrant flow testing will affect streets in all areas of the city. During flow testing you may experience discolored water caused by the opening of the fire hydrants. If you experience discolored water you can clear it by opening a faucet and letting it run until the water clears.

Road Repairs Scheduled for Tuesday April 11

During the day on Tuesday April 11, Overstreet Asphalt & Concrete company will be making repairs to several roads in town.

  • Clarke Ave
  • The entrance to the Elementary school
  • A section of Spring Street near Hill Rd
  • A section of Clover Dr

The repairs taking place on Clarke Ave and the entrance to the Elementary School will be timed to avoid interfering with before and after school traffic. All work should be completed between 8 am and 5 pm on Tuesday.

Public Hearing on Walton County Comprehensive Plan- Including Social Circle

Walton County and the municipalities of Between, Good Hope, Jersey, Loganville, Monroe, Social Circle, and Walnut Grove announce a Public Hearing  for the communities’ draft comprehensive plans on Thursday April 13, 2017 at 2:30 pm at 303 S. Hammond Drive, Conference Room G2.   The purpose of the Public Hearing is to brief the community on the contents of the plan, provide an opportunity for final suggestions, and notify the public of the submittal and adoption schedule.

Vision 2040 Draft Plan Available for Review

Crystal ball view of downtown Social CircleThank you to all who came to meetings, sent emails, and completed surveys!  There were over 250 survey responses, and 270 attendees and participants at the 15 meetings and Social Circle High School advisory classes focused on this effort. We appreciate your input.

A link to the Draft Vision, Needs and Opportunities, Work Plan, and Future Land Use  Plan is available on the City’s web site and is available for review at City Hall. The draft will be under review during the Month of April. Final approval will be considered by the Mayor and  City Council in June.

Thank you for contributing your perspective, opinions, and suggestions to guide the future of Social Circle.

Leaf and Brush Pickup Delayed

Cherry BlossomsIt’s spring and we are sprucing up our yards. This creates piles of brush and debris for City Crews to pick up. The crews are still continuing their pickup schedule from fall, but are currently delayed as they wait on the delivery of a new leaf truck. There is only one crew working at this time and they are doing the best they can to keep up.

To make things easier for our crew, please do the following:

  • rake leaves to the curb or road
  • make piles no higher than three feet and six feet in diameter
  • place piles horizontally along the curb for timelier and easier pickup by city crews.
  • no trash, metals, brush etc. mixed in to prevent damage to the machinery.
  • limbs should be cut to no more than 7 feet in length
  • Bagged leaves will be picked up and transported to the cities leaf drop off area.

A load is approximately 8 feet by 8 feet by 4 feet.

Important Message from the City about Natural Gas Safety

Natural gas, America’s most popular home heating fuel, is increasingly popular for use by homeowners, schools, businesses, factories and electric power-generation plants because it is efficient, clean, reliable and a relative bargain compared to alternative energy sources. In our community, the City of Social Circle provides natural gas to more than 1100 customers through a network of underground distribution lines.

Main gas lines, typically 2-inch in diameter, branch into household service lines which are typically half-inch to three-quarter-inch in diameter and buried 12- to 18-inches below the surface. To protect you and others in the community; federal and state government, along with your utility provider have made your safety a high priority. Any time you dig or move earth in any way, you are required to “Call Before You Dig” 48 hours before beginning any digging. When you call 811, they will contact utility owners who will locate all buried utility lines on your property, so you can safely dig and prevent a potentially hazardous condition. Failure to use the 811 system is a known cause of pipeline accidents. Calling before you dig can prevent a costly or even deadly mistake. For more information, see, or call City Hall at 770-464-2380.

Natural gas is a colorless, odorless gas. A chemical that smells like rotten eggs is added to help detect a possible leak. Some of the signs of a gas leak include seeing bubbling water, hearing a hissing or blowing sound from a pipeline or appliance, dead or discolored vegetation in an otherwise green area, dirt or dust blowing from the ground, or the smell of rotten eggs. If you smell gas, or just think you might be smelling gas, leave the area immediately and call your local gas provider at 770-464-2380 or 911 from a neighboring home or business. Never turn on or off switches or use a flashlight or phone in the presence of the gas smell, because an electric spark could ignite the gas, causing an explosion.

Do your part to familiarize yourself and your family with these natural gas safety tips and continue to enjoy the value, comfort and benefits of America’s cleanest, most efficient energy source!

This message is brought to you by City of Social Circle as a public service. To learn more about our natural gas service and the benefits of natural gas, call 770-464-2380.