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Flags Lowered in Memory of Former Mayor Frank Sherrill

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We are greatly saddened by the passing of Former Mayor Frank Sherrill. In Memory of Mr. Sherrill, flags will be lowered to half staff in front of City Hall, the Police Department, and the Fire Department until his interment. Our Fire Station 6 located Downtown is proud to be named in honor of Mr. Sherrill.  We extend our sympathy to the Sherrill Family.

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Social Circle awarded $3.3 million loan for sewer system infrastructure

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Conservation project qualifies for interest rate reduction

 

ATLANTA – January 25, 2021. Social Circle, Georgia, was awarded a $3,320,000 Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) loan by the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) board of directors. 

 

The loan will finance upgrading the sewer system and performing an inflow and infiltration study. The project will ensure structural integrity of the pipes and reduce sewage overflows and energy costs.

 

The city will pay 0.73% interest on the 20-year loan. The loan will finance a conservation project, which qualifies for a reduced interest rate.

 

The CWSRF provides low-interest loans for wastewater and water pollution control infrastructure. These projects conserve and improve water resources and facilitate economic development. The program is jointly funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the state of Georgia.

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Housing Needs Survey

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City Seeks Input from Community on Housing Needs!

 

We will be updating our Comprehensive Plan Housing strategy to be more specific on the types of housing, and housing changes desired, and not desired, with location commentary, and other considerations.  This update is needed to inform and support the considerations of our Planning Commission and City Council as they evaluate development proposals now and in the future, and to target and support appropriate housing related grant initiatives.  The Planning Commission will hold a work session to review this input, and statistical City housing information on March 8 at 6:00 pm and discuss their recommendations.   This will be a public meeting, with more information to be provided prior to the meeting.

Please provide input.  Comments are welcomed on the survey form, or in letters dropped at the drive through or mailed to City Hall, or emails to bschlageter@socialcirclega.gov.  Thank you for your interest and involvement in shaping the future of the City.

Housing Needs Survey

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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.  Letters of interest are requested by 5:00 pm on February 1, 2021.

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

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Robert “Bobby” Howard Bridge Ceremony

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Robert "Bobby" Howard Bridge Ceremony

The City of Social Circle will hold a ceremony on Saturday, January 16th at noon on the South Cherokee Rd. bridge to name the bridge in honor of Robert “Bobby” Howard.

This ceremony is open to the public, but you can also see it live streamed on the City of Social Circle Facebook page. For those planning to attend, we ask that you wear a mask and practice social distancing. Parking will be at the Social Circle First United Methodist Church. Please use sidewalks walking up to the bridge.

Traffic will be closed on the bridge from 11:30-12:30 for the ceremony. If you have any questions regarding this ceremony, please call the welcome center at 770-464-1866.

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