Video Surveillance Needed

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail
video-needed

Social Circle has experienced a recent surge of thefts from unlocked vehicles in our community.

We need your help in solving these crimes.

If you have [any type of surveillance footage] from Tuesday, July 28, 11pm-3am, please check this footage for suspicious persons, or activities.  

If you find anything suspicious on your footage, please contact Sergeant Jett with the Social Circle Police Department:

Also, encourage your neighbors to partner with our Police Department by joining in with the activities and habits of our #9PMRoutine.

We can all work together to help make Social Circle, Georgia’s Greatest Little Town.

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Helping To Keep Our Street Clean

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail
grass-clippings

Helping To Keep Our Streets Clean

Our public works department is doing a great job of keeping the streets of Social Circle clean.

Recently, however, we’ve been unable to pick up grass clippings from a number of homes. Our equipment is not designed to collect loose grass (or grass left on tarps), and we have unfortunately had to leave some clippings in place at the curb.

Therefore, we need ask for your help.

If you have grass clippings that need collecting, please place the clippings in some type of bag that can be entirely collected and hauled away. Plastic bag and paper bags are acceptable.

Other yard debris, such as leaves and sticks, can be left on the curb, but grass clippings need to be treated differently.

We are here to serve you in keeping our streets clean.

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Help Us Help You Stay Safe

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail
9pm-routine

Help Us Help You Stay Safe

We have had a rise in car break-ins recently.  We are doing our best to serve and protect our community, but we want to ask for your help.

Beginning today, add the #9pmroutine to your day.  Here's how it works:

Every night at 9pm >>

  1. Remove valuables from cars
  2. Remove garage door openers
  3. Lock cars
  4. Close garage doors
  5. Lock door between garage & house
  6. Close & lock all external doors
  7. Close & lock all windows
  8. Turn on exterior lights

Then, simply post that you’ve complete the #9pmroutine on social media and tag #spcd

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Do We Owe You Money?

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Do We Owe You Money?

We also have several utility customers who have outstanding checks with the City due to Deposit Refunds. If you know any of the below listed, please ask them to contact us at City Hall so we can get those checks re-issued to the customer.

  1. Melinda Bedoya
  2. Salon Tru
  3. Kay J. Armstrong
  4. Rozlyn Monique Baccus
  5. Sharon Belliveau
  6. Newton Benton
  7. Albert Clark
  8. Cody Steinburg
  9. Lori Couch
  10. Mark Croom
  11. Lisa Denny
  12. David Duren
  13. Stacy Lee Epps
  14. Ricardo Escobar
  15. Fannie Mae Foundation
  16. Theodoris Gibbs
  17. Greg & Irene Goetze
  18. Melanie Gordon
  19. Leonard Hampton
  20. Patrick Harbin
  21. Morris Hardwick/ Schni
  22. Michael & Breeanne Hoover
  23. Maher Hossain
  24. Annette Hunter
  25. Aleah Ingold
  26. Myrna Jimenez
  27. Lara Keene
  28. Nathania R Kirk
  29. Lisa Lynam
  30. Syrrian Mahoney
  31. Dylan K Moody
  32. Jose Noel Mendez
  33. Tcyana Owens
  34. Stacy D Paulk
  35. Connie Pritchard
  36. Jessia Ragdale
  37. Elliott Rose
  38. Herman Strickland
  39. Herbert Thomas
  40. Bryson Utility
  41. Mary Webb
  42. Neena Wells
  43. Janice Wright
  44. RES GA RKC, LLC
  45. Crooked Creek Homes
  46. Winchester Home Builders
Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Call Before You Dig

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Call Before You Dig

Should you plan to dig around buried piping, especially buried gas piping, the piping should be located in advance and all digging should be carefully done by hand in the vicinity of the pipe. You must contact the Georgia One Call Center at 800-282-7411 (or 811) three days before any digging by you or your contractor so that all buried cable may be located. This is a free service. Flag colors and what they represent: red: electric power lines, cable, conduit and lighting cables; orange: telecommunication, alarm, or signal lines, cable or conduit; yellow: natural gas, oil, steam, petroleum or other gaseous or flammable materials; green: sewers and drain lines; blue: drinking water; purple: reclaimed water, irrigation, and slurry lines; pink: temporary survey markings, unknown/unidentified facilities; white: proposed excavation limits or route.

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Underground Gas Pipe Maintenance

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Underground Gas Pipe Maintenance

As your natural gas distributor, the City of Social Circle is required, in accordance with federal regulations, to make you aware of certain safety recommendations regarding your underground natural gas piping. The City of Social Circle operates our gas system with an emphasis on safety. We are required to design, operate, and maintain our underground natural gas pipeline system in accordance with prescribed federal safety standards.

The gas department does not maintain the gas piping downstream of the gas meter. This is the responsibility of the customer who owns that piping. If the buried pipe is not properly maintained, it may be subject to corrosion (if the piping is metallic) and/or leakage. To ensure the continued safe and reliable operation of these lines, the buried piping should be checked periodically. You (or the building owner) are advised to contact a licensed plumber or heating contractor to assist you in locating and inspecting your buried gas piping. If any unsafe condition is found, repairs must be made ASAP. The Yellow Pages are an excellent source for listings of licensed plumbers and heating contractors.

If we can answer any questions regarding this notice, please call Social Circle City Hall at 770-464-2380. You may disregard this notice if you do not have buried piping beyond the gas meter.

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Having Trouble With Your Utility Bill?

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Having Trouble With Your Utility Bill?

Several of our utility customers (water, gas, sewer, sanitation) have had issues with their bank's Bill Pay feature resulting in late fees by the city. This convenient feature of the Bill Pay takes the responsibility of [mailing] a physical check to the city for bill payment. There are instances when the banks ability to cut and mail the check delays the payment of your bill, resulting in a late fee.

We want to help you avoid this by offering a better option -- Bank Draft with the City of Social Circle.

This is the most effective payment option, and uses the exact same information that appears clearly on your Bill Pay checks.  It simply electronically transfers money from your bank to the city's bank -- avoiding any, and all, delays brought on by bank processing and mailing. Just ask your bank representative, if you aren't convinced.

If there was ever a time to use the city's Bank Draft feature -- it is now!

If you:

    1. Download the Bank Draft Form
    2. Fill it out
    3. Bring it into the City Hall Drive-Thru
    4. Pay your utility balance down to $0.00
    5. We will waive your last late fee penalty with the city

We have over 2,200 utility customers, and many of them pay with Bank Draft. Join them today, and make life easier for yourself!

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Intersection Improvements: (Hickory/S.Cherokee)

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Intersection Improvements: Tuesday, June 16 (Hickory and S. Cherokee)

Work is scheduled to begin on improving the intersection of Hickory Street and South Cherokee on Tuesday, June 16.

The work involved is moving the sidewalk back and widening the turning radius of Hickory Street where it meets South Cherokee.

Residents who live on Hickory Street and Joseph Lane are encouraged to use Lakewood during this construction. Work should be completed in 7-10 working days.

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Police Chief Brinkley Makes Statement on Current Events

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Chief Will BrinkleyGreetings from the Office of the Social Circle Chief of Police. I hope this message finds you safe and well, but I wanted to take a moment to speak with you about the current State of Affairs in policing and the climate in the United States today.

Let me be perfectly clear. As the Police Chief, of the Social Circle Police Department, I Do Not! condone the unnecessary or unreasonable Use of Force by any member of this department or any law enforcement officer. Information brought to my attention on such of an event, by any person in this department, upon any member of this community will draw immediate and swift action.

The men and women of the Social Circle Police Department are sworn to uphold the law, without prejudice or bias towards any person because of race, gender, or religious affiliation.

Let me begin by saying the abhorrent and indifferent actions of those four police officers in Minneapolis is inexcusable and indefensible. Their actions amount to murder, and I, as your police chief, will not tolerate excessive actions such as those in OUR department.

I would also like to take this opportunity to share with you my thoughts concerning the current protests that are occurring all around the country in regard to the In-Custody Death of George Floyd. The stress and anguish around the death of Mr. George Floyd is compounded by the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic and associated uncertainty and unemployment. People around our city, state and nation are feeling hurt and are without many of the traditional support resources that are generally available because of having to avoid close personal contact.

May it be known that the City of Social Circle Police Department respects and defends human life and our officers are required to place the preservation of life above all other priorities. I want to remind you of Our Mission Statement:

“It is the mission of the Social Circle Police Department to enhance the quality of life for the people within our community by providing professional, high quality and effective police service in partnership with the community.”

I am saddened to see the fallout from the incident that occurred in Minneapolis. Holding peaceful protests is acceptable and lawful, and integral to affecting change in a modern, democratic society. I find this destruction and violence occurring across our nation and in nearby jurisdictions nearly as disturbing as the murder of George Floyd. Injury to persons and destruction of property cannot be tolerated.

We are directing each of our shifts to be vigilant during patrols (to include foot patrols) and pay especially close attention to our Downtown Businesses and of any large crowds gathering around the city. I have been in contact with our local faith leaders here in the city and we all share the same sentiments. We must continue to be prayerful and safe during these perilous times. Thank you for all you do in keeping the Social Circle Community and its members safe.

We covenant with you that we will all work to make our department as professional and well-trained as possible to keep tragedies like what occurred in Minneapolis from occurring here. Mr. Floyd’s pleas to officers that he can’t breathe are deeply troubling to me and should shock the conscience of every law enforcement officer and any compassionate human being.

I welcome your involvement, as well as the greater community’s involvement, as we seek to make known our police department’s commitment to the sanctity of human life, to allow for the maintenance of order, to begin necessary dialogs among concerned communities, and allow for the sustainment of meaningful communications among all members of our great community.

Again, please join me in constructive dialog to make the State of Affairs in our community a shining beacon to those around us of how peaceful protest occurs and how we can make our world a better place.

Thank You All
Be safe!

Social Circle Police, Chief Will Brinkley

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail