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    Notice is hereby given that, in accordance with O.C.G.A. § 21-2-540, a special election shall be held in the City of Metter to fill the vacancy in the office of City Council Seat 1 District 1, caused by the resignation of City Council Member Amy Harrelson.  The special election will be held on Tuesday, March 16, 2021.
    Qualifying for the special election shall be held at City Hall, 49 S. Rountree Street, Metter, Georgia beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, January 25, 2021 and ending at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, January 29, 2021.  The qualifying fee shall be $90.00.
    All persons who are not registered to vote an who desire to register to vote in the special election may register to vote through the close of business on Tuesday, February 16, 2021.  Advanced voting will be weekdays Monday, February 22, 2021 through Friday, March 12, 2021 at the Jack Strickland Building, 621 W. Pine Street, Metter, Georgia from the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.
    Should a runoff election be required, such runoff will be held on Tuesday, April 13, 2021.
    This the 11th day of January 2021.

                                                                                                            Election Superintendent
    Candler County


    In accordance with O.C.G.A. § 21-2-131(a)(1)(A) notice is hereby given that the City of Metter will hold a General Election on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 for the purpose of electing a mayor and two council members from the following districts for four-year terms:

                Mayor              At Large          Term beginning 01/01/2022 ending 12/31/2025

                CITY COUNCIL
                Seat 2              District 1         Term beginning 01/01/2022 ending 12/31/2025
                Seat 4              District 2         Term beginning 01/01/2022 ending 12/31/2025

    The qualifying fee for the position of mayor is $207.00.
    The qualifying fee for the city council position is $90.00.

    In accordance with section 21-2-132(d)(3) of the Georgia Election Code and Rules of the State Election Board the qualifying period shall begin Monday, August 16, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. and run through Friday, August 20, 2021 at 4:30 p. m. at City Hall, 49 South Rountree Street, Metter, Georgia.

    The voter registration deadline to vote in the November 2, 2021 election is October 4, 2021.


    Notice is hereby given that the Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Metter, Georgia, will hold a public meeting on February 8, 2021 at the hour of 5:30 p.m., at City Hall at 49 S Rountree Street, Metter, GA for the purpose of hearing objection, if any, to a petition for annexation of Parcel 2 consisting of 1.622 acres, according to a survey prepared by George William Donaldson, dated March 21, 1995 and recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 122, Candler County records, and formally identified below. This property is presently not zoned. Application has been filed for zoning this property HOC. Following the public meeting, the Planning and Zoning Commission’s recommendation will be heard by the Mayor and Council Members for their decision at a regular Council Meeting. All parties at interest and citizens shall have the opportunity to be heard at said time and place relative to the petition and application for zoning/rezoning by Ganesh SV Metter MPMP LLC.

    All that certain tract or parcel of land situate, lying and being in the 1685 G.M. District of Candler County, Georgia, being in the city of Metter, and being designated as Parcel 2, containing 1.622 acres, more or less, together with all improvements thereon as shown on that certain plat of survey dated March 21, 1995, prepared for James P. Coleman and Tucker Industries, Inc. by George William Donaldson, Georgia Registered Land Surveyor, and recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 122, Candler County records. Said plat and the reference thereof are incorporated herein for a more complete and accurate description.

    The within described tract is bounded, now or formerly, according to the aforementioned plat as follows: Northeast by lands of Woodpecker Trail L.T.D.; Southeast by lands of Woodpecker Trail L.T.D.; Southwest by lands of Woodpecker Trail L.T.D.; and Northwest by the right-of-way of Georgia Highway Number 23 and Georgia Highway 121.

    This is that same property as was conveyed by limited warranty deed dated June 18, 2020 from Starmart Properties, LLC to Ganesh SV Metter MPMP LLC, and recorded in Deed Book 298, Page 2982-2983, Candler County records.

    Subject to any and all applicable zoning ordinances, easements, restrictive covenants, and/or rights-of-ways in use or of record.

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    Council meets the second Monday of each month.
    All Regular Meetings are scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m.
    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all city council meetings are held in the courtroom at the Metter Police Department located at 805 E. Lillian St., Metter, GA until further notice.
    January 11, 2021
    February 08, 2021
    March 08, 2021
    April 12, 2021
    May 10, 2021
    June 14, 2021
    July 12, 2021
    August 09, 2021
    September 13, 2021
    October 11, 2021
    November 08, 2021
    December 13, 2021

    Tree Board
    2021 Meeting Dates
    Committee meets the third Thursday of every other month.
    All meetings are scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m.
    Meetings are held at City Hall, 49 S. Rountree St., Metter, GA.
    January 21, 2021
    March 18, 2021
    May 20, 2021
    July 15, 2021
    September 16, 2021
    November 18, 2021

  • 2nd Monday of each month
    Regular City Council Meeting
    5:30 pm
    Grayson Trapnell Special Committee for Animal Services
    2021 Meeting Dates
    Committee meets the third Tuesday of every other month.
    All meetings are scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m.
    Meetings are held in the courtroom at the Metter Police Department located at 805 E. Lillian St., Metter, GA.
    January 19, 2021 (meeting cancelled)
    March 16, 2021
    May 18, 2021
    July 20, 2021
    September 21, 2021
    November 16, 2021
  • About Main Street Metter

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    The Metter Main Street program is part of a national network of more than 1,200 active Main Street entities. It is an essential, community-driven initiative that focuses on the revitalization of older, traditional business districts throughout the U.S. The Metter Main Street program is a collaborative effort of downtown businesses, property owners, and other downtown stakeholders to revitalize, market and promote downtown Metter, and attract more people to Metter’s downtown to shop and dine. 

    The Metter Main Street Program works to  highlight downtown business specials, to promote special events downtown to attract visitors, and to work with downtown business owners, building owners and supporters to revitalize and beautify Metter’s downtown commercial district.

    Main Street programs advocate a return to community self-reliance, local empowerment and the rebuilding of traditional commercial districts based on their unique assets—distinctive architecture, a pedestrian-friendly environment, personal service, local ownership and a sense of community. Downtown Metter is important for its role as the historic commercial center of Candler County, and a number of downtown buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places.

  • Metter Main Street Program of Work 2020

    Downtown Vision: Prolonged community development in Candler County because we advocate the city’s insignia Everything’s Better in Metter by actively preserving our city through the revitalization and economic enhancement of downtown.

    Mission of Metter Main Street / Downtown Development Authority: Stimulate the revitalization of downtown Metter through initiatives that enhance successful business growth, promote commercial and residential development, strengthen social and cultural vitality, and preserve downtown’s unique inventory of historic properties

    Please click here to download a detailed PDF of our Metter Classic Main Street Program of Work .

  • About the DDA

    The City of Metter Downtown Development Authority was established in 1985 and restructured in 2014 by the City of Metter in accordance with the Georgia Downtown Development Authority Act. The purpose of the Authority is to revitalize and redevelop the central business district of the City of Metter, Georgia; to develop and promote trade, commerce, industry and employment opportunities for the public good and general welfare; and to promote the general welfare of the State of Georgia by creating a climate favorable to the location of new industry, trade, and commerce and the development of existing industry, trade, and commerce within the City of Metter, Georgia. 

    The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is primarily a policy-making and major decision-making entity that plans and manages the downtown area. The DDA:
    • is eligible to receive certain grant monies for which a local business or merchants association may not qualify 
    • is considered to be governmental tax-exempt from an Internal Revenue perspective
    • can utilize a variety of financing tools outlined in the Official Code of Georgia. Money created from the implementation of these tools can be used to bring about revitalization and economic development of the central business district
    • can work with volunteers from the local business association, citizens, the city and county to bring about the revitalization of the downtown area
    • often works in cooperation with the Metter Main Street program to revitalize and promote downtown Metter as a destination.