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  • CITY OF METTER

    GRAYSON TRAPNELL SPECIAL COMMITTEE FOR ANIMAL SERVICES

    2018 REGULAR MEETING DATES
    (Meetings are scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. at Metter Police Department)

    February 20, 2018

    March 20, 2018

    April 17, 2018

    May 15, 2018

    June 19, 2018

    July 17, 2018

    August 21, 2018

    September 18, 2018

    October 16, 2018

    November 20, 2018

    December 18, 2018



     

     

     

  • CITY OF METTER

    TREE BOARD

    2018 REGULAR MEETING DATES
    ( Meetings are scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. at City Hall ) 

    January 18, 2018 

    March 15, 2018

    May 17, 2018

    July 19, 2018

    September 20, 2018

    November 15, 2018

       

     

     

  • CITY OF METTER

    REGULAR  CITY COUNCIL MEETING DATES

    (All Regular Meetings are scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m.)

    January 8, 2018

    February 12, 2018

    March 12, 2018

    April 9, 2018

    May 14, 2018

    June 11, 2018

    July 9, 2018

    August 13, 2018

    September 10, 2018

    October 8, 2018

    November 12, 2018

    December 10, 2018

  • 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 $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.