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  • Called Meeting


    A Called Meeting of City Council has been scheduled for Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.
  • Public Notice 
     

    Metter City Hall and Public Works will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 23rd and Friday, November 24th, 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

     
  • PUBLIC NOTICE
    GENERAL ELECTION AND QUALIFYING FEES

     
    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:
        
    MAYOR
    At Large
    Term beginning 01/01/2018 ending 12/31/2021

    CITY COUNCIL
    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
  • 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 success of the Metter Main Street Program is highlighted by its recognition by the Georgia Main Street Program in the category of “Highest Number of Attendance at Downtown Events.”

    The Metter Main Street Program works with the Metter-Candler Chamber of Commerce to promote the concept of “LOCAL First,” 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 Classic Main Street Program of Work 2017

    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

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    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.