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  • CITY OF METTER
    CALL FOR SPECIAL ELECTION

    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

  • PUBLIC NOTICE
    GENERAL ELECTION AND QUALIFYING FEES


    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
                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.
     

  • OFFICIAL NOTICE

    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.

    [Map & Parcel No. 037 030]

    CITY OF METTER ATTORNEY
     
  • CITY OF METTER
    REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING DATES
    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

     
  • CITY OF METTER
    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
  • CITY OF METTER
    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
  • Council-Manager Form of Government

    Metter, Georgia operates under a Council-Manager form of government. The Charter of the City of Metter establishes the City Council as the governing and legislative authority of the City government. Click to view the Charter for the City of Metter, Georgia.

    Under this system of local government, the elected officials are the community leaders and policy makers who establish a vision for their city, town, or county, and who hire the Manager to carry out policy and ensure that all residents are equitably served. The Manager coordinates the work of department heads and other employees, who help ensure the smooth and efficient delivery of services. The Manager is responsible for preparing the budget, directing day-to-day operations, hiring and firing personnel, and serving as the Council’s chief policy advisor.

  • Districts

    The City of Metter is divided into two districts.


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  • Council Meetings

    The Metter City Council holds public meetings the second Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Special called meetings are also called on an as-needed basis. To get on the agenda for a council meeting, contact the Metter City Clerk at 912-685-2527. All requests to get on the agenda should be made by the close of business the Wednsday before the Monday meeting.

  • Running for Office

    The Mayor and Council serve four-year staggered terms to ensure that at no time is the Metter City Council composed of a full panel of freshmen members. There are presently no term limits for these positions. To qualify for the position of Mayor or councilmember, you must meet the following requirements:

    • Must be a one (1) year City of Metter resident as of the first Tuesday in November of the year for
      which you are qualifying
    • Must be a registered voter of the City of Metter
    • Must be 21 years of age
    • Must state which seat/person for which you are qualifying
    • Must pay a qualifying fee of $90 (3% of Council pay) or, if running for the Mayoral seat, $171
      (3% of Mayor’s pay).

    All candidates running for office should make themselves familiar with the Georgia Ethics in Government Act. Once elected, the Mayor and all members of the Council must continue to reside in the City of Metter during their periods of service and remain registered voters. Additionally, they may not hold any other city office or city employment during any portion of the term for which they are elected.

    Qualifying packages for Metter city elections are available at City Hall from the Metter City Clerk’s office.