Government

Events Calendar Upcoming Events
  • 2017-2027 City of Metter MasterComprehensive Plan
    Steering Committee Meeting Schedule

    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

     
  • Grayson Trapnell Special Committee for Animal Services
    Proposed Meeting Schedule


    February 28, 2017 @ 5:00 p.m. @ City Hall, 49 S. Rountree Street

    March 7, 2017 @ 5:15 p.m. @ Metter Animal Shelter located on E. Hiawatha Street
    Tour of the Animal Shelter

    March 7, 2017 @ 6:00 p.m. @ City Hall. 49 S. Rountree Street
    Public Hearing – Community Addresses Committee Regarding Concerns and Needs of Animal Shelter and Animal Services in City of Metter and Candler County

    March 21, 2017 @ 5:15 p.m. @ City Hall, 49 S. Rountree St.

    March 28, 2017 @ 5:15 @ Metter Police Department, Lillian St.

    April 4, 2017 @ 5:15 p.m. @ City Hall, 49 S. Rountree St.

    April 11, 2017 @ 5:15 p.m. @City Hall, 49 S. Rountree St.

    April 18, 2017 @ 5:15 p.m. @ City Hall, 49 S. Rountree St.

    April 25, 2017 @ 5:15 p.m. @ City Hall, 49 S. Rountree St.

    May 2, 2017 @ 5:15 p.m. @ City Hall, 49 S. Rountree St.

    May 8, 2017 @ 5:30 p.m. @ City Hall, 49 S. Rountree St.
    City Council Meeting – Committee to Report Findings and Make Suggestions

     

  • Saturday, April 15, 2017

    Another Bloomin' Festival
     

  • Saturday, April 16, 2017

    Easter
     

  • 2nd Monday of each month
    Regular City Council Meeting
    5:30 pm
  • Mayor’s Welcome

    As a lifelong resident and current mayor of Metter, Georgia, I welcome you to the City of Metter’s official website and encourage you to learn all what Metter has to offer its citizens and visitors. My sincere desire is to engage our citizens in the decisions of the City.

    There is a wealth of information on this site, including the organizational structure, the budget of the City, the programs and services we offer, and the city history and attractions. I ask you to take advantage of the information and use it to communicate your ideas and recommendations for improving our community.

    Metter, Georgia is rich in community spirit, with a strong civic consciousness exhibited by numerous community groups including a visionary Candler County Historical Society, an active Metter-Candler County Chamber of Commerce, first-rate public safety organizations, and diligent public works personnel, just to name a few. Metter residents also benefit from energetic youth and senior groups. We are proud of our City and what it offers to our more than 4,100 residents. Please visit this website often. The entire site is updated regularly to keep everyone informed year round of important events and the many recreational and social opportunities available for all to enjoy!

    While this website provides a lot of information, we also have a very capable City of Metter staff that can help you with inquiries that are more specific. Contact information is available throughout this site for various City departments and your Metter City Council. I invite you to contact us as needs arise or to clarify any concerns or answer any of your questions.

    We look forward to your participation as we continue to strive to be a City where “Everything’s Better in Metter.”

    ~William “Billy” Trapnell, Mayor
    City of Metter, Georgia


  • 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 $81 (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.