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  • CITY OF METTER, GEORGIA
    FISCAL YEAR 2022 (FY 22) BUDGET REVIEW & ADOPTION
    (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022)


    A Public Hearing on the FY 22 Budget is scheduled for Monday, June 7, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. at the Metter Police Department Courtroom located at 805 E. Lillian St., Metter, Georgia.  A qualified interpreter for the hearing impaired will be available upon request made at least five (5) days in advance of this meeting.  Please call (912)685-2527 to request an interpreter or for more information.

    The FY 22 Mayor’s Recommended Budget will be available for public inspection during normal office hours beginning on Friday, May 28, 2021, at City Hall, 49 South Rountree Street, Metter, Georgia.  Summary information on the FY 22 Recommended Budget will also be available on the city’s website www.metter-candler.com.

    The Mayor and Council of the City of Metter are scheduled to adopt the FY 22 Budget at a Regular Meeting held on Monday, June 14, 2021, 5:30 p.m. at Metter Police Department Courtroom located at 805 E. Lillian St., Metter, Georgia.

    All meetings and hearings are open to the public.

    If you have any questions before or after the meetings, please contact City Clerk Angie Conner at (912)685-2527 or email [email protected]


     
     

  • PROPOSED 2022 CITY BUDGET
    WORK SESSIONS CALENDAR
    REVISED
     
    1. Monday, 5:30 p.m., February 22, 2021
    Prebudget Work Session
    1. Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., May 11, 2021

    Administration
    Public Works
    Economic Development
    Hotel/Motel Tax
    Welcome Center
    Library
    1. Monday, 5:30 p.m. May 17, 2021

    Public Safety
    Other Non-Departmental Budgets (Community House, Depot, etc.)
    Sanitation
    Utilities
    1. Monday 5:00 p.m., June 7, 2021Public Hearing on proposed budget
     
    1. Monday 5:30 p.m., June 14, 2021 Regular Meeting adopt City 2022 Budget

    ALL MEETINGS WILL BE HELD AT THE METTER POLICE DEPARTMENT LOCATED AT 805 EAST LILLIAN STREET.
     

  • 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.
     
  • 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 - Cancelled due to weather conditions
    May 20, 2021
    July 15, 2021
    September 16, 2021
    November 18, 2021

     
  • 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 - meeting cancelled due to the lack of a quorum rescheduled for March 22, 2021
    May 18, 2021
    July 20, 2021
    September 21, 2021
    November 16, 2021
  • 2nd Monday of each month
    Regular City Council Meeting
    5:30 pm
  • 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, $207
      (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.