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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 City of Metter to fill the vacancy in the office of City Council, District 1, Seat 1, caused by resignation of Councilman Edwin O. Boyd. The special election will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017.
    Qualifying for the special election shall be held at Metter City Hall, 49 S. Rountree St., Metter, Georgia beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, September 11, 2017 and ending at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 15, 2017. The qualifying fee shall be $81.00.
    All persons who are not registered to vote and who desire to register to vote in the special election may register to vote through the close of business on October 10, 2017. Early voting will be held October 16, 2017 - November 3, 2017, Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Jack Strickland Building, 621 W. Pine Street, Metter, Georgia.
    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 December 5, 2017.
    This the 28th day of August, 2017.
    Tony Thompson, Candler County Probate Judge
    Election Superintendent
    City of Metter
    Public Notice
    The Regular Meeting of Council will be held on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 6:00 P.M.
  • Saturday, October 7, 2017
    Public Notice
    Metter Fire Department is making plans for its 2nd annual Stop, Drop, and Run 5K to be held on Saturday, October 7, 2017.
  • 2017-2027 City of Metter Master Comprehensive Plan
    Steering Committee Meeting Schedule

    Due to so many other community issues and summer vacations upon us, we will be taking a break from meeting as of June 22, 2017. Please stay tuned for more details as we work on plan preparations to present to you in the fall.

    All meetings will be held at the Metter Police Department, 805 E. Lillian St. (Old Elementary School Building) at 5:30 p.m.

    February 13, 2017 - Public Hearing #1 - Brief Presentation and Public Comment

    March 9, 2017 - Steering Committee Organizational Meeting

    March 23, 2017 - Vision and Policies

    April 6, 2017 - Needs and Opportunities

    April 20, 2017 - Land Use

    May 4, 2017 - Land Use #2 and Housing

    May 18, 2017 - Economic and Downtown Development

    June 1, 2017 - Transportation and Infrastructure

    June 15, 2017 - Community Facilities and Green Space

    June 29, 2017 - Public Safety

    July 13, 2017 - Work Program and CIP

    July 27, 2017 - Open Meeting Date if Needed

    August 10, 2017 - Open Meeting Date if Needed

    August 24,2017 - Open Meeting Date if Needed

    August - Submit Plan to Regional Commission for Conflict Review

    September 11, 2017 - Public Hearing #2 - Present Final Plan to City Council for Adoption

    October 31, 2017 - Plan must be approved by DCA and adopted by City Council


    In accordance with O.C.G.A. 21-2-13(a)(1)(A) and 21-2-131(a)(1)(B) notice is hereby given that the City of Metter will hold a General Election on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 for the purpose of electing a mayor and two council members from the following districts for four-year terms:
    At Large
    Term beginning 01/01/2018 ending 12/31/2021

    Seat 2 District 1
    Term beginning 01/01/2018 ending 12/31/2021

    Seat 4 District 2
    Term beginning 01/01/2018 ending 12/31/2021

    The voter registration deadline to vote in the November 7, 2017 General Election is October 10, 2017.

  • 2nd Monday of each month
    Regular City Council Meeting
    5:30 pm
  • City of Metter

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    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.

    We firmly believe that “Everything’s Better in Metter,” and we want you to experience the reasons why.




    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.


    5 Years are Shown for Your Information
    Metter 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
    Real & Personal 75, 274,020 79,364,998 81,195,803 74,614,493 74,379,038 77,459,350
    Motor Vehicles 6,504,350 6,727,180 5,470,380 4,040,850 3,229,380 2,417,160
    Mobile Homes 295,193 257,830 267,551 268,960 257,787 270,260
    Timber – 100% 0 0 0 0
    Heavy Duty Equipment 11,200 0 99,060 0







    Gross Digest 82,084,763 86,350,008 87,032,794 78,924,303 77,866,205 80,393,518
    Less M & O





    Exemptions 1,928,984 3,159,119 2,563,512 1,817,421 2,654,851 2,787,536
    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
    Less Rollbacks-LOST 7.73 7.654 7.41 7.625 7.928 8.152
    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
    8,771 16,846 10,861 (54,535) (11,325) 172,448
    Net Taxes % Increase
    1.01 1.03 1.02 (8.16) (1.84) 28.6


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    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.


    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.


    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 or call city hall at 912-685-2527.


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    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)


    Water/Sewer Operator

    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.

    Missy Edenfield
    Human Resources