Domestic chickens back on the agenda for Social Circle City Council

Social Circle City Council will consider a draft ordinance at Tuesday’s work session that would allow for the keeping of no more than three chickens as domestic pets in residential areas of the city under certain conditions. The item is back on the agenda following last months discussion on the issue.

The Social Circle April work session is on Tuesday, April 18, at 5:30 p.m. and the City Council meeting follows at 6:30 p.m. There is a full agenda for both meetings, which take place in the community room at 138 East Hightower Trail in Social Circle. The public is invited to both meetings. The agendas follow.

Work Session Agenda

  1. Burks Field Transfer Title
  2. Personnel Policy Amendment – Comp Time
  3. Comprehensive Plan Review
  4. Traffic Calming Ordinance
  5. Code of Ethics and Conduct Ordinance
  6. Chickens as Domesticated Animals Ordinance
  7. Beer Garden – Taste of Social Circle
  8. Newton County Tomorrow, Inc.
  9. Communication Utility Right-Of-Way Encroachment Ordinance
  10. Municipal Court Technology Fee Ordinance
  11. Code Inspection Process
  12. Citizen Comment Discussion
  13. 2017-18 Budget Overview Schedule

City Council Meeting Agenda


Council Meeting & Work Session

Municipal Court
Milkshake With a Cop
Planning Commission Meeting
Tree Board Meeting
Georgia Cities Week Celebration
Coffee With the City Manager
City Wide Yard Sale
Farmer’s Market and Lemonade Day Historic Preservation Commission Meeting Main Street Commission Meeting Downtown Development Authority Meeting Taste of Social Circle
Council Meeting & Work Session



  1. Downtown Rundown – Velinda Hardy
  2. Introduction of New Employees
  3. Police Department Employee Commendation
  4. Lions Club – Lionhearted Golf Tournament Presentation




1. Agenda Approval April 18, 2017


1. Mayor and Council – Executive Session – Feb 21, 2017 6:30 PM

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April 18

April 19 April 22 April 24 April 27 April 29 May 3 May 6 May 7 May 8 May 9 May 11 May 12 May 16


Mayor and Council

April 18, 2017

2. 3.

Mayor and Council – Work Session – Mar 21, 2017 5:30 PM Mayor and Council – Regular Meeting – Mar 21, 2017 6:30 PM


1. March 2017 Financial Statements

    1. Walthour Fund Investment Account
    2. Authorization for New Checking Account – Police Lionhearted Fund
    3. Beer Garden – Taste of Social Circle
    4. Burks Field Transfer Title
    5. Budget Amendment – Gabriel Way Storm Water Final Bid Results
    6. Capital Improvement Plan – FY 2017-18 Thru FY 2021-22

1. Municipal Gas Authority Voting Delegate

    1. Sidewalk Cafe Ordinance with Associated Alcohol Amendments
    2. Municipal Court  Technology Fee Ordinance
    3. Main Street Commission Exhibit B
    4. Quality of Life Ordinance:

      A. State of Georgia Approved International Model Code Ordinance B. Nuisance Ordinance
      C. Social Circle Fire Standards Ordinance

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