Welcome to the official City of Metter website. Please explore this site to learn about the services and opportunities provided by our city and communicate with us about your needs and hopes for Metter, Georgia.
Metter, Georgia, founded in 1889, was incorporated in 1903 as a town in western Bulloch County. However, in 1906 Dr. Wallace Kennedy spearheaded a movement to create a new county with Metter as the county seat. The movement became reality in 1914 when Candler County was carved from parts of Bulloch, Emanuel and Tattnall counties and became Georgia’s 150th county. Metter re-incorporated as a city in 1920.
- Boys & Girls Club of Candler County
- Candler County Library
- Metter Municipal Airport
- Candler County Historical Society
Should City Hall need to close for Hurricane Irma and prevent qualifying for any number of days, qualifying will resume as soon as City Hall reopens and extend for the same number of days that were missed.
Notice Of Property Tax Increase
The Metter City Governing Authority does hereby announce that the millage rate will be set at a called meeting to be held at City Hall located at 49 South Rountree Street, Metter, Georgia on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 6:00 p. m. and pursuant to the requirements of O. C. G. A. 48-5-32 does hereby publish the following presentation of the current year’s tax digest and levy, along with the history of the tax digest and levy for the past five years.
CURRENT 2017 TAX DIGEST AND 5 – YEAR HISTORY OF LEVY AS REQUIRED BY LAW
5 Years are Shown for Your Information
|Real & Personal||75, 274,020||79,364,998||81,195,803||74,614,493||74,379,038||77,459,350|
|Timber – 100%||0||0||0||0||65,072|
|Heavy Duty Equipment||11,200||0||99,060||0||181,676|
|Less M & O|
|Net M & O Digest||80,155,779||83,190,889||84,469.28||77,106,882||75,211,354||77,605,982|
|Gross M & O Millage||15.72||15.555||15.32||15.583||15.936||18.135|
|Net M & O Millage||7.99||7.901||7.91||7.958||8.008||9.983|
|Net Taxes Levied||640,445||657,291||668,152||613,617||602,292||774,740|
|Net Taxes $ Increase
|Net Taxes % Increase
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PRESS RELEASE – PROPOSED TAX INCREASE
The City of Metter today announces its intention to increase the 2017 property taxes it will levy this year by 28.6 percent over the rollback millage rate.
Each year, the board of tax assessors is required to review the assed value for property tax purposes of taxable property in the city. When the trend of prices properties that have recently sold in the city indicate there has been an increase in the fair market value of any specific property, the board of tax assessors is required by law to re-determine the value of such property and adjust the assessment. This is called a reassessment. When the total digest of taxable property is prepared, Georgia law requires that a rollback millage rate must be computed that will produce the same total revenue on the current year’s digest that last year’s millage rate would have produced had no assessment occurred. The budget adopted by the City of Metter requires a millage rate higher than the rollback millage rate, therefore, before the City of Metter Council may finalize a final millage rate, Georgia law requires three public hearings to be held to allow the public an opportunity to express their opinions on the increase. All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearings on this tax increase to be held at City Hall, 49 South Rountree Street, Metter, Georgia on August 9, 2017, 10:00 am and 6:00 pm and on August 16, 2017 at 5:30 pm. Following the public hearing on August 16, 2017, a called meeting will be held at 6:00 pm to adopt the final millage rate.
NOTICE OF PROPERTY TAX INCREASE
The City of Metter, Georgia has tentatively adopted a 2017 Millage rate which will require an increase in property taxes by 28.6 percent.
All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearings on this tax increase to be held at City Hall, 49 South Rountree Street, Metter, Georgia on August 9, 2017 at 10:00 am and 6:00 pm. Times and places of additional public hearings on this tax increase are at City Hall, 49 South Rountree Street, Metter, GA on August 16, 2017 at 5:30 pm. Following the public hearing on August 16, 2017, a called meeting will be held at 6:00 pm to adopt the final millage rate.
The tentative increase will result in a millage rate of 9.983 mills, an increase of 1.99 mills. Without this tentative tax increase, the millage rate will be no more than 7.993 mills. The proposed tax increase for a home with a fair market value of $100,000 is approximately $79.60 and the proposed tax increase for non-homestead property with a fair market value of $300,000 is approximately $238.80.
FLUSHING FIRE HYDRANTS
Starting Thursday night, August 31 at 9:00 p.m. the City of Metter will begin flushing all fire hydrants and water mains in the City's water system. Flushing will take place from 9:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. each night until all 288 hydrants have been flushed. This effort is being made in order to comply with requirements of the City's water permit and also to provide recommended maintenance on the water lines. A proper flushing of the system should result in improved water clarity and appearance for our customers.
Citizens should be aware that during this time discoloration of the water may appear in your homes. Therefore, all efforts are being made to flush the system during night time hours to avoid inconvenience to our customers. However, should you experience discolored water, please turn on the cold water faucet inside the home, or the faucet on the outside of the house, and let the water run for about 15 minutes. This should remove any discoloration or cloudiness from your water. If not, please contact City Hall at 912-685-2527. Additionally, we advise customers to avoid filling swimming pools, running dishwashers and washing machines and using other water consuming devices during the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. while the hydrants are being flushed. Also, each morning during flushing, please take a few minutes to allow your household water to run (without using it) prior to beginning your daily activities.
Flushing of the system must begin at the water tower on Matthew Street and work out to the end of each water main. Crews expect to flush Eldridge Street and proceed to Kennedy Street on Thursday night. From there, crews will move west on Lytell Street and south on Lewis Street. On Friday night, flushing is scheduled for Rountree Street and College Street. To stay informed as to when flushing will take place in your area, residents should look for the "Water System Flushing in Progress" signs that will be placed on each street the days it is scheduled for flushing, visit the city's website at metter-candler.com or call city hall at 912-685-2527.
YELLOW BOOK DIRECTORY NOTICE
Yellow Book Directory Notice
Annual Drinking Water Report
Please click below to view the Annual Drinking Water Report 2016 for the City of Metter
CCR 2016 City of Metter (PDF)
The City of Metter is accepting applications for a Water/Sewer Operator. Minimum qualifications include a High School diploma or GED, a valid Georgia driver’s license, be in good physical condition, ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations, Poses a Class III Georgia State Water Certification or a Class III Georgia State Wastewater Certification or be able to obtain one within a required amount of time, and have at least one year experience in water/sewer construction and maintenance activities. Applications are available at city hall at 49 South Rountree Street. Office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a. m. until 5:00 p. m. The City will accept applications until the position is filled.
The pay range for this position is $13.03 hourly to $19.55 hourly.
All job applicants being considered for employment shall be required to pass a drug and alcohol screening test prior to being hired.
The City of Metter is an equal opportunity employer.