6/20/2017 Joint Annexation Meeting


The Annexation Committee will hold a joint meeting with members of Council on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at the Clubhouse beginning at 6:30 pm.




To all Pine Lake Residents:

It’s that time of year again to apply for use of event space.  Applications will be accepted until 4:30 pm on May 1st for facility use during the July 1st through December 31st time frame.

Successful applicants will have use of the facility with the rental fee being waived.  Deposit and cleaning fees will apply.  It is not required that you know the exact date of your event.  If you do not know the date please give as much information as possible ( i.e. “Weekday afternoon in July” or “Monthly evening meetings from July through November”.)

Please check the City website – Facility Procedures for application (scroll to the end of the document) or contact city hall for a copy.









MARCH 29, 2017

7:00 PM at the BEACH HOUSE

Topic: Discussion of Annexation


Town Hall Meeting 3/20/17



MARCH 20, 2017


7:00 PM

Topic- Annexation and establishment of an Annexation Committee.


City of Pine Lake Zoning Map 1/11/2017

To view the City of Pine Lake Zoning Map 1/11/2017 on the website:

  • Click on the Codes and Permits tab
  • Click on Building Permits tab
  • Click on second red link

You may also view proposed Amendments to the Commercial Zoning Ordinance, the Draft Commercial Ordinance and the adopted Residential Zoning Code on same page.

Thank you.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: Draft to amend the Commercial Zoning Ordinance


The Mayor and Council of the City of Pine Lake will hold a Public Hearing amending the Commercial Zoning Ordinance at Section 6-3-10 including repeal of the UP Uptown Pine Lake District and addition of a new commercial zoning district; Chapter 6-3-11 Mixed Use Overlay, Chapter 6-3-13 Special Use Permits; Section 6-3-5 Definitions and Section 6-3-6 as well as a new Zoning Map. The hearing will take place on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, in the Council Chambers located at 459 Pine Drive, Pine Lake, Georgia 30072 beginning at 7:30 pm.  Copies of the proposed ordinance are available at City Hall, 462 Clubhouse Drive during normal working hours.

*** To view the DRAFT of the Commercial Zoning Ordinance Amendments please go to Codes and Permits and click on the Building Permits drop down menu.


Discolored Water

Discolored Water

Several residents have posted recently on FaceBook about discolored tap water. Please call the dispatch office of Watershed Management, which will result in a visit from a Dekalb County inspector: 770.270.6243.

Mayor Melanie Hammet


Protect our Environment – A Grate Concern Video


Here is a YouTube video about our environment and improper disposal of liquids and trash. Enjoy!


Permaculture Plan for Pine Lake

In 2014-2015, Shades of Green Permaculture Design, Inc., led by principal Brandy Hall, used Pine Lake as a ‘living lab’ for students in a permaculture certification course.  The students researched, explored and envisioned solutions to several of Pine Lake’s environmental concerns, including a community garden, creek remediation, design of McAllister Meadow, and the commercial district.
Although the City has not officially endorsed this plan as a whole, it has adopted some of the recommendations in making smart ecological decisions. You can see the final plan at  http://www.shadesofgreenpermaculture.com/pinelake

2015 Pine Lake Park and Beach Rules

2015 Pine Lake Park and Beach Rules in a PDF Format for viewing and printing.

2015 Pine Lake Park and Beach Rules

Welcome to Pine Lake!  Please enjoy the park and beach, and keep them safe, clean and civil by following these simple rules. Anyone not following these rules may be asked to leave.

In some cases, a ticket may also be issued, with a fine to be paid.

 Keep It Safe!

  • Swim at your own risk. There is no lifeguard on duty.
  • Anyone 12 years & younger must be accompanied by an adult, whether on the playground, trails or beach.
  • Children 6 years & younger in the water must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Swimming allowed only within the roped area. Adults may swim between the ropes and the berm by signing a waiver available at City Hall or from the Beach Manager.
  • No fires on the beach without a permit.
  • No pets allowed off-leash, in the lake, or on the beach at any time.
  • No glass containers allowed on the beach or in the park.

Keep It Clean!

  • Please clean up after your pets.
  • To promote health and lessen pollution in our lake, Pine Lake requires pet owners to pick up pet waste and dispose of it properly.
  • Please do not litter. Trash cans are provided for your convenience.

 Keep It Civil!

  • Smoking is NOT permitted on the beach.
  • Alcoholic beverage consumption and public drunkenness are not allowed at the park or beach; violators are subject to arrest and prosecution. Alcoholic beverages are only allowed during special and permitted events.
  • Be considerate of other people enjoying the park. Please, no loud music or swearing! City Ordinances prohibit noise from midnight to 7am.

 Protect Our Wildlife

  • Please do not feed the geese, ducks, and other birds  — it is not healthy to their digestive system, interrupts their migration patterns, and pollutes our lake.
  • Do not disturb the turtles or other wildlife in any way.
  • Fishing is allowed. Persons 16 years and older must have a valid state fishing license (available online).  “Catch-and-release” is strongly encouraged.

Hours of Operation

  • The Lake and all park areas (playground, Western Wetlands, Eastern Green Space, and all trails surrounding the lake) close at sunset, re-opening at dawn.
  • Swimming is allowed only from May through the first weekend in October. The lake is not tested for bacteria in other months.