MAY 31, 2016



Message from Mayor Hammet

Dear Neighbors,

This Thursday, Match 3rd, 7 pm please at the Clubhouse join us for a discussion of public safety. In addition to myself and several of your councilmembers, Sergeant Palms and the leadership of Neighborhood Watch will also be attending. We are all a part of keeping this community safe. I hope to see you Thursday night.




Snow Routes

Here are links (English and Spanish versions) of exiting Pine Lake in inclement weather i.e. snow/ice.

Pine Lake Egress Map (English)

Pine Lake Egress Map (Spanish)


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.

Winter Storm and Pine Lake Streets

Greeting, Pine Lake has begun preparing for the winter weather approaching. We will follow through with the same protocol as last week.
We have identified priority roads and they will be addressed. We will also close off those roads (such as Spring Dr.) that are deemed most dangerous.

Another concern with the ice approaching are down power lines as the ice begins to freeze. In the event the power goes out the Clubhouse will be available to Pine Lake residents as needed.
Priority Streets are: -Spruce Dr. -Ridge Dr.
-Ivy Rd. -Park Dr.
-Lakeshore Dr. -Poplar Rd.
-Magnolia Dr

Winter storm watches, warnings, and advisories are issued by local National Weather Service Forecast offices.
Winter weather advisory — When a significant winter storm or hazardous winter weather is occurring, imminent, and is an inconvenience.

Winter storm watch — A significant winter weather (i.e., heavy snow, heavy sleet, significant freezing rain, or a combination of events) is expected, but not imminent, for the watch area; provides 12 to 36 hours notice of the possibility of severe winter weather.

Winter storm warning — A significant winter storm or hazardous winter weather is occurring, imminent, or likely, and is a threat to life and property.

Thank you again





The City of Pine Lake Municipal Court is holding an Amnesty Program for individuals with past due traffic citations and or active bench warrants for failing to appear in court.  The incentive of the program is to promote lawful driving privileges, settle outstanding violations with the court and reduce arrests.

Amnesty will run during the months of April and May 2013 at the Pine Lake Municipal Court located at 459 Pine Dr., Pine Lake GA 30072.  Individuals may walk-in to the Municipal Court on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. only.

Those individuals, who pay their fines in full, may have all contempt fees waived.  For offense(s) that requires a mandatory court appearance, that individual will be granted a future court date to appear before a Judge and all warrants will be cleared and warrant fees forgiven.

Acceptable Forms of payment are cash, money order, or cashier checks. NO PERSONAL CHECKS.  For more information contact the City of Pine Lake Municipal Court at 404-292-4250.  You may also visit us online at:



Office hours for Court Services

Effective January 2013, the office hours for Court Services i.e. the Police Department are:

Monday – Thursday 8:30am until 4:30pm

Friday 12:30pm-4:30pm

Saturday-Sunday CLOSED

Effective January 2013, the Municipal Court for the City of Pine Lake will no longer accept credit Card payments (Cash, Money Order or Certified funds). Those individuals who wish to make a credit card payment may do so online.

Sarai Y’hudah-Green
Chief of Police
City of Pine Lake



Phone system outage and process

This weekend’s windstorm caused a power surge at city hall. Most of the city phone lines have been knocked out, leaving one single line for both city hall and the police station. The lines that got fried also included our voice mail system. The only way to get an answer is if someone is in the office, and selecting extensions won’t work.

We are working on a solution, but in the meantime, we ask for your understanding.

As always, if you need police response, CALL 911.

If you have a non-urgent matter, email the Chief at, Valerie at, or the Mayor at

Megan Pulsts
City Council


Safety Travel Tips

Chief Y’hudah-Green has posted travel safety tips for the spring/summer holiday season at  Thanks!