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PROPOSAL ADVERTISEMENT Owner: City of Summerville Address: 120 Georgia Avenue P.O. Box 180 Summerville, GA 30747 Project: Production Well No. 1 Near Gamble Spring 1.1. COMPETITIVE COST SEALED PROPOSALS Sealed proposals for the construction of Production Well No. 1 Near Gamble Spring will be received by the City of Summerville at Summerville City Hall, 120 Georgia Avenue, P.O. Box 180, Summerville, GA 30747, until Monday, November 14, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. local time at which time the proposals received will be publicly opened and read. No proposal may be withdrawn after the closing time for the receipt of proposals for a period of sixty (60) days. Only one contract will be awarded. 1.2. SCOPE OF WORK Under this project, the Contractor must furnish the labor and materials necessary to convert a ±350 VF 8” test well into a ±400 VF 12” high production well (+1,500 gpm) within a limestone formation using casing advancement or dual rotary technology. More specifically, the work shall include drilling, screening, development, pump testing, a 100 HP vertical turbine pump, electrical wiring, SCADA, yard piping, water quality analysis, videoing, disinfection, a pre-chlorination system, and all other appurtenances necessary for a complete installation. Time allotted for completion of work is 210 consecutive calendar days. All Work shall be completed in accordance with the plans and specifications. The Work will be awarded in one (1) Contract. 1.3. PLANS, SPECIFICATION AND CONTRACT DOCUMENTS The Issuing Office for Bidding Documents is Carter & Sloope, Inc., 115 Woodland Way, Suite 120, Canton, GA 30114. Please contact Chrissy Garrison at 770-479-8782 or email at Offerors may examine the Bidding Documents at the Issuing Office on Mondays through Fridays between the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Bidding Documents must be purchased with cash or check in the non-refundable amount of $300.00. Upon receipt of payment, printed Bidding Documents will be sent via UPS Ground or can be picked-up in-person. Electronic copies can also be furnished via email link for the same amount. Partial sets of Bidding Documents will not be available from the Issuing Office. Neither Owner nor Engineer will be responsible for full or partial sets of Bidding Documents, including Addenda if any, obtained from sources other than the Issuing Office. SECTION 00111-2 PROPOSAL ADVERTISEMENT City of Summerville C & S Project No. S9390.026 Production Well No. 1 February 2021 Near Gamble Spring Revision 0 EJCDC C-111 Copyright © 2013 National Society of Professional Engineers. All rights reserved. 1.4. BID BOND Proposals shall be accompanied by a bid bond or certified cashier’s check in an amount not less than 10% of the base bid. All bonds shall be by a surety company licensed in Georgia with an “A” minimum rating of performance and a financial strength of at least five (5) times the contract price as listed in the most current publication of “Best’s Key Rating Guide Property Liability”. Performance and Payment Bonds, each in an amount equal to 100% of the contract price shall be required of the successful Offeror if contract is awarded. Each Bond shall be accompanied by a “Power of Attorney” authorizing the attorney-in-fact to bind the surety and certified to include the date of the bond. 1.5. CONTRACTOR LICENSE The Contractor performing the work must provide proof of a valid license by the State of Georgia as a Water Well Contractor. 1.6. PERMITS The status of Federal, State, and/or Local permits for this project are as follows: GA EPD Plan Approval: 04/11/2022 1.7. EASEMENTS & RIGHTS-OF-WAY All easements and rights-of-way for permanent installations have been obtained or will be obtained by the Owner prior to issuing the Notice to Proceed. 1.8. GEORGIA SECURITY AND IMMIGRATION COMPLIANCE ACT AFFIDAVIT All qualifying Contractors and Subcontractors performing work with the City of Summerville must register and participate in the federal work authorization program commonly known as E-Verify, or any subsequent replacement program, to verify the work eligibility information of new employees. In order for a Bid to be considered, it is mandatory that the Bidder’s Affidavit of Compliance with O.C.G.A. §13-10-91 be completed and submitted with the Bid. 1.9. FUNDING SOURCES Funding is to be provided by USDA, Rural Development. All Bidders must comply with 41 CFR 60-4 in regards to affirmative action, to insure equal opportunity to females and minorities. 1.10. RESERVATION OF RIGHTS Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Proposals, including without limitation, the rights to reject any or all nonconforming, nonresponsive, unbalanced or conditional Proposals and to reject the Proposal of any Offeror if Owner believes that it would not be in the best interest of the Project to make an award to that Offeror, whether because the Proposal is not responsive or the Offeror is unqualified or of doubtful financial ability or fails to meet any other pertinent standard or criteria established by the Owner. SECTION 00111-3 PROPOSAL ADVERTISEMENT City of Summerville C & S Project No. S9390.026 Production Well No. 1 February 2021 Near Gamble Spring Revision 0 EJCDC C-111 Copyright © 2013 National Society of Professional Engineers. All rights reserved. 1.11. AMERICAN IRON AND STEEL “Section 746 of Title VII of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017 (Division A - Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017) and subsequent statutes mandating domestic preference applies an American Iron and Steel requirement to this project. All listed iron and steel products used in this project must be produced in the United States. The term “iron and steel products” means the following products made primarily of iron or steel: lined or unlined pipes and fittings, manhole covers and other municipal castings, hydrants, tanks, flanges, pipe clamps and restraints, valves, structural steel, reinforced precast concrete, and construction materials. The deminimis and minor components waiver {add project specific waivers as applicable} apply to this contract.” Owner: City of Summerville By: Harry Harvey Title: Mayor Date: October 3, 2022...
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Notice of Distilled Spirits License Lottery Drawing

The City of Summerville will hold the lottery drawing to select applicants for the package sale of distilled spirits license on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at City Hall.

Two licenses will be issued according to the City of Summerville alcohol ordinance.

The following applicants have applied for a distilled spirits package license at the following locations:


Athrv, LLC.

310 Highway 114

Summerville, GA. 30747


BP Services, LLC

10900 Commerce St, Suite B

Summerville, Ga 30747


Akshar Golden, LLC

10707 Commerce St

Summerville, GA 30747

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World Friendship Pocket Park Project

World Friendship Pocket Park Project Offers Residents The Opportunity To Purchase Engraved Bricks To Adorn The Park 

World Friendship Pocket Park Engraved Brick Order Form

The Friendship Capital of The World Project is inclusive of all races, ages, socio-economic status, and abilities. Summerville’s promotion of friendship and acts of kindness are an equal opportunity to all persons who choose to participate. It requires no money, special qualifications, or abilities to show acts of friendship, and kindness to others. The last week in July is now declared Friendship Week in Summerville, which concludes with a Friendship Festival in J.R. “Dick” Dowdy Park. To bring this project to the next level, Summerville Main Street is heading up The World Friendship Pocket Park Project. The pocket park will be located across from the Summerville Depot and will encompass the Jon Payne Pavilion. The park was designed by Nikki Benefield, a Main Street Board Member who studied landscape architecture at the University of Georgia. Special features of the planned park will include a “Solid Rock of World Friendship” to be surrounded by engraved bricks, a flag pole to be adorned with The World Friendship Flag, a wide variety of colorful plantings to be accentuated by up lighting, an irrigation system, and an upgraded seating area under the pavilion. Seed money for this project was donated by John Turner and Dan Lipscomb with hopes of the pocket park becoming a focal point and photo spot for locals, as well as visitors.     Summerville Main Street is offering a unique opportunity to remember a loved one, commemorate an event, or immortalize anything else important to you. The “Buy a Brick” campaign will raise funds for the construction of The World Friendship Pocket Park while also highlighting and remembering “friends” of our community.  Each 4" x 8" engraved brick, which includes 3 lines of text with 20 characters per line, are currently being sold for the cost of $100. To purchase a brick, you may order a brick in person at the Summerville Main Street Office during normal business hours. Brick order forms may be downloaded from the City of Summerville website at or you may request an order form by emailing Bricks are limited. The deadline to order bricks is July 12, or until the bricks are sold out. Please note that there is a 4 to 6 weeks turn around for the commemorative bricks to be made, and delivered, once the final order is placed. Engraved bricks are anticipated to be back around the end of August to be installed. A special ground breaking event for the pocket park is scheduled for July 30 during the 2022 Friendship Festival. Completion of The World Friendship Pocket Park is anticipated to be fall of 2022. For more information on this project please contact Summerville Main Street.

World Friendship Pocket Park Engraved Brick Order Form

Summerville Main Street

      P.O. Box 180, Summerville, Ga. 30747

     Phone: (706) 859-0900


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Sum-Nelly Arts & Crafts Festival Canceled

Recreation Department Director Bo Chamlee has announced due to concerns regarding a City Seallarge public gathering that draws attendees and vendors close together, Sum-Nelly Arts & Crafts Festival has been canceled for 2020. The City looks forward to bringing the event back next year. For questions please contact the Summerville Recreation Department at (706) 859-0910....
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Census 2020

Census 2020

Why does the Census happen?

Every. One. Counts. Responses help direct billions of dollars in federal funds to local communities for healthcare, emergency and disaster response, education, and infrastructure.

You have 3 ways to participate

  • Submit Online:
  • By Phone: 1-844-330-2020
  • By Mail: Fill out and submit the official U.S. Census Bureau mail you may have received
The deadline for self-response to the 2020 Census is September 30th. Make sure your community is counted by submitting your response.

How can I learn more?

Go to for more information and the latest updates on the 2020 Census in the State of Georgia....
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Storms from Hurricane Irma

The projected path of Hurricane Irma has the remnants of the storm coming into our area. Heavy rainstorms and winds can be expected during this time. During heavy thunderstorms power outages and localized flooding can occur. The Summerville Police Department recommends that drivers only travel on the roadways when it is necessary and safe to do so. If it is necessary to drive during these inclimate times, the City wants to drivers to exercise caution and keep the following information in mind.
Power Outages Power outages often affect the traffic lights at intersections throughout the City causing them to be inoperative or revert to a flashing yellow or red mode. When a driver comes upon a traffic signal that is not operating properly that the following rules apply: At an intersection with an inoperative traffic light, drivers are required to stop in the same manner as if a stop sign were facing in each direction at the intersection. (In other words, treat the intersection as having a four-way stop.) At an intersection where a traffic signal is flashing red, drivers are required to stop as if at a stop sign. At an intersection where a traffic signal is flashing yellow, drivers may proceed through the intersection with caution. Additionally, when power outages occur, street lights may be inoperative. Watch out for pedestrians or roadway obstructions along these darkened roadways. Localized Flooding The following are tips for dealing with high water on the roadways: A driver, especially at night, has no idea how deep the water is or whether the road underneath is still intact. Pay attention to “Road Closed” signs. Remember that it takes only two feet of rushing water to carry away most vehicles. This includes pickups and SUVs. Avoid areas that are likely to flood, including dips, low spots and floodplains; always heed flood warnings, instructions from emergency officials and public safety officials directing traffic
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