Town Hall Meeting 3/20/17



MARCH 20, 2017


7:00 PM

Topic- Annexation and establishment of an Annexation Committee.




The boat launch area has gotten a bit raggedy looking, and public works

can’t work around the boats left helter skelter, many with standing water

(aka mosquito nurseries). We know it is convenient to leave your boat

near the water, but they’re becoming a nuisance.

We’re working on an option for more organized boat parking, but for now,


Public works will be tagging boats with warnings. Any not removed within

a week will be removed by the City, and may be subject to storage fees if not

claimed by July 29, 2016.

Megan Pulsts
Pine Lake City Council, Post 2 At-Large





July 1st: Juanita Towns Day

This past Tuesday evening Pine Lake City Council adopted a resolution honoring Juanita Towns by declaring today, July 1st, Juanita Towns Day. The declaration of Juanita Towns Day was the collective effort of Nita’s community through PLAIN, Nita’s church, and Nita’s city.

In her many decades as a resident of Pine Lake, Nita has served on City Council, and helped found the current Seniors And Law Enforcement Together (SALT) group, and cared for our city in countless ways. Her wisdom, perspective, and humor has provided great help and calm to our leadership (even as recently as yesterday).

If you do not know Nita personally, today is an opportunity to take a moment and reflect on what we each contribute to the lives of our neighbors.

If you do know Nita and want to know how best to celebrate her day: notes, flowers, brief visits, hilarious jokes, and a promise to vote for the SPLOST if it gets on the November ballot. No kidding.






Facility Rental Policy

Adopted by Council 06/13/16

A. Fee structure
a. Cleaning fees will be $40/day up to $200/week charged only for actual cleanings required for intervening event rentals.
b. Cancellation fee of half of contract will be forfeited if cancellation is made less than one week prior to the event.
c. Beach House – $400 per day / $1,750 five consecutive days / $2,200 seven days
d. Club House – $300 per day / $1,250 five consecutive days / $1,750 seven days
e. Gazebo – $50

B. Resident Rentals – Each individual resident (18 years of age or older) of Pine Lake is entitled to:
a. Gazebo rental – FREE
b. Beach House rental – 50% discount for one event per year (discount may be applied for up to seven days for a weeklong event)
c. Club House rental – 50% discount for two events per year (discount may be applied for up to 14 days)

C. Employees of Pine Lake may use (with 60 days notice) one free rental day per year subject to facility availability

D. Free space for Residents
Residents who would like free space for an event must submit an application to City Hall by November 1st (for January 1 to June 30th events) and         May 1st for July 1 to December 31st events) indicating the dates/times they would like to use a Pine Lake rental facility for free for the upcoming           calendar year. Pine Lake will make application forms available no later than January 2nd each year. Pine Lake officials will evaluate all requests             and assign free spaces in a manner that is fair and equitable to every resident of Pine Lake and in consideration of expected rental demand for               each facility. Residents who do not complete the application by the due dates will be unable to receive free rental facility space for the subsequent         6 month period. Pine Lake staff will review applications.

2. Update contract language to reflect that damage deposits cover any additional time used by a renter beyond the contracted period of rental.

3. Renters who fail to meet requirements of a rental contract may be prohibited from renting a Pine Lake Facility for 12 months.

4. Any renter conducting a public event in which unaccompanied minor children are in attendance is required to submit complete background checks for all staff and volunteers. Background checks and a complete insurance policy must be submitted and approved by the City at least 60 days prior to the event. Renters are encouraged to check with the City for list of insurance
requirements prior to obtaining necessary insurance. No permit for the event will be issued unless all background checks and a complete insurance policy is submitted and approved by the City.

5. Marketing material for all public events must be submitted to the City for approval at least one week prior to being released.


Public Open House: Comprehensive Plan

Public Open House:

Pine Lake Comprehensive Plan

Thursday, April 21, 2016

7:00 – 8:30 PM

Clubhouse, 300 Clubhouse Drive

This meeting is open to the public. Drop in at your convenience. There is no formal presentation.  Thank you.



Part-Time Position: Beach Monitor

The City of Pine Lake is accepting applications for a temporary, part-time Beach Monitor for approximately 26 hours per week.  Pay range is $8 – $10 per hour DOQ.

The successful candidate will be at least 16 years of age.  Current CPR certification preferred.   For a complete job description and application, please contact the City @

Position will remain open until filled.




The 2016 Pine Lake MAPMAKERS Grant

The Pine Lake Municipal Arts Panel (The MAP) is pleased to announce the opening of applications for the 2016 MAPMAKERS Grant.

Pine Lake is a city of creatives: musicians, writers, dancers, comedians, sculptors, potters, poets, and performers of every kind. Our local government, lead by many elected artists, holds the community’s collective and individual imagination in high esteem.

 The $500 award will go to a local artist of merit. This inaugural grant will be in the handcrafts category with the recipient determined by selected non-local judges who are professionals in the field.

 We intend for the MapMakers Grant to be awarded in a different arts category each year to represent the many imaginations living in our municipality.

This year’s category of Handcrafts– for the purposes of this grant within the city of Pine Lake, the “handcrafts” category includes the following: jewelry design, pottery, fabric, paper, yarn, and textile arts, figurine design. Applications will be accepted through April 30th, 2016; Grant Award announced by May 20th, 2016. Award recipient will be notified by email.


 Eligibility requirements: must be a Pine Lake resident for a minimum of 12 months. Please submit a utility bill or profile to document residency.

Please email or print and to City Hall the following documents:

*Cover Page including: Your name; Sub-category of submission; Street address; Email and Phone Number:

*(5) photographs of individual works including a brief (2-3 sentence) description of each piece

*How will this grant be of use to you in achieving your artistic goals? (500 word limit)

*What aspect of your work are you currently exploring? (800 word limit)


Please note:

Award recipient is required to submit a brief report (1 to 2 pages) by November 20th, 2016 detailing the work accomplished/goals achieved utilizing the funds from this grant award. Recipient may submit photographs or other digital documentation.

Please email your completed application to We will be unable to accept phone calls with further questions about this grant application.

If you have additional questions, please email them to MAP Chair, Diane Durrett no later than April 13th.  The MAP committee will do their best to respond to all questions by April 18th in a manner that is fair to all applicants.

**For grant application forms email Valerie Caldwell:

**Please email completed applications to Valerie Caldwell:

**Questions before April 13th email Diane Durrett:



Eco Arts Camp – June 9 – July 25

Pine Lake EcoArts Camp invites campers ages 5-14 to play, explore and create in beautiful Pine Lake, June 9-July 25.

EcoArts Camp is an independent enterprise,  operating under a city permit (pending) to utilize the beautiful lakeside and wooded trails of Pine Lake.  It is not an official function of the City of Pine Lake.

Register at EcoArts website:

Eco Arts Campers


Enjoy 2013 FLOATZILLA – Sunday, October 6

Pine Lake’s LakeFest presents “Floatzilla: The Floating Dead” on Sunday, October 6, 4:00 PM.

Anyone with a non-motorized “oat” is invited to enter – just get your creative
juices owing!! There will be fabulous prizes for categories like Most Creative,
Most Artistic, and Most Pine Lake! The oating parade will launch from the
Wetlands at 4pm for the close of the festival on Sunday afternoon 10/6.
Line up b e g i n s at 3pm.

The entry fee is free for Pine Lake residents until September 15th and $10 afterwards.
Non resident entries are $10. Applications , waivers and full details available at
Mail applications, entry fees, and waivers to PO Box 663, Pine Lake GA 30072

Here’s a PDF Flyer for you to view and print.


2013 Pine Lake: LakeFest Coming Soon!

2013 PLFest Poster
2013 Pine Lake: LakeFest! Welcome!

Pine Lake’s Lakefest – October 5 and 6

Visit the official Pine LakeFest site for more information.

This intimate event culls together over 40 artist vendors, live music and comedians, a pet show, kiddie activities and festival food. A sand sculpture contest, a sidewalk chalk art contest, and the Floatzilla lake parade make Pine Lake’s autumn festival more fun, unique, and eclectic, likes it’s citizens.

Pine Lake’s LakeFest: Art * Music * Food * Fun

One of the best little arts festivals in metro Atlanta! Pine Lake, located between Decatur and Stone Mountain, will hold its annual LakeFest on October 5 & 6. Now in its 14th year, the festival is a celebration of handmade fine arts and crafts, great music, local talent, and community spirit. This intimate and highly interactive event includes over 40 artist vendors, Health and Wellness vendor row, live music, a sand sculpture contest, chalk art contest, pet show, and FLOATZILLA – a floating parade of wildly decorated watercraft. Prize money available for sand sculpture, chalk art, and Floatzilla contests! Adding to the unique festival experience, a variety of “conversation coves” are provided amongst the vendor tents. These outdoor living rooms offer comfortable seating, and a place to relax, enjoy a snack, chat with artists and other festival goers, or just soak up the beauty of the lake and surrounding wetlands.

Festival hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 5, with an additional free concert by Tommy Dean (League of Decency) and friends, 6 – 8 p.m. alcohol available for sale; noon-5 p.m. Oct. 6, with a street dance to close out the festival. Free. Pine Lake Beach & Park, 4575 Lakeshore Drive, Pine Lake.

Please see for the most up-to-date information!