Welcome to the City of Cochran!

 

The City of Cochran is a uniquely progressive rural community built upon efficient and effective service delivery with an organizational culture that strives to embrace change and diversity. The City also strives to ensure a high level of innovation and sustainable development while maintaining and enhancing a quality educational system, with the ultimate goal of providing a safe and secure environment to live, raise families, work, conduct business, and play.


News and Updates

   

 

CHECK OUT CITY OF COCHRAN-CITY HALL NEW DROPBOX

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC NOTICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

 

EARLY VOTING FOR GENERAL ELECTION FOR THE CITY OF COCHRAN-CITY COUNCILS WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2017 LOCATED AT COCHRAN CITY HALL AT 8:30AM-4:30P.M.

TO ELECT THREE ALDERMAN & THE MAYOR FOR THE CITY OF COCHRAN:

 

BILLY YEOMANS-MAYOR

 

KEITH ANDERSON-DISTRICT ONE-POST ONE

 

 

CHARLES CRANFORD-DISTRICT TWO-POST ONE

ROBERT ANDERSON-DISTRICT TWO-POST ONE

 

 

ANDREW LEMMON-DISTRICT THREE-POST ONE

 

 

YARD DEBRIS

THE CITY OF COCHRAN IS PARTNERING WITH ADVANCED DISPOSAL IN EFFORT TO CLEAN UP AFTER HURRICANE IRMA STORM. 

 

ADVANCED DISPOSAL LIMB TRUCK WILL RUN 6 DAYS A WEEK DUE TO THE EXCESSIVE YARD DEBRIS.

 

PLEASE BE PATIENT WITH THESE SERVICES AS THE DEBRIS IS WIDE SPREAD OVER OUR CITY.

 

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS, PLEASE CONTACT THE CITY HALL OFFICE AT (478) 934-6346.

 

 

LIGHTS CONDITION

Following Monday's storm, the City of Cochran is working diligently to clear the storm debris. Many residents have damaged limbs and trees in their yard. Though the City cannot pick-up limbs and trees on private property, the City, along with Advanced Disposal, will pick-up limbs on the curb. Limbs must be cut so that the City's limb truck can pick them up. The debris will be picked up as quickly as possible. Contractors hired to clear property are expected to haul off limbs and trees. Power outages are affecting many residents in Cochran and throughout Georgia. There are still some power lines in the City with trees on them. The electrical companies have assured the City that power will be restored as soon as possible, but have not provided an estimated timeline. Any questions regarding storm clean-up can be directed to Cochran City Hall at (478) 934-6346. 

 

 

ATTENTION

 

Please be advise the City Hall office is open EVERY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON during our business hours 8:30am-4:30pm.  

 

All City Utility Bills are due by the 10th of each month.

 

 

NEW PAYMENT POLICY

 

The City Hall-Customer Service Clerks will no longer accept payments placed in the Drop box after the Deadline Date by 4:30p.m, nor will we be accepting Online payments that was submitted on the following morning of CUT-OFF DAY.

 

If you fail to make a payment by the deadline, then as a result, on CUT OFF Day, all City Services will be discontinued and all City customers are required to pay an extra $25 Re-Connect Fee, plus current past due balance.

 

Again, all City customers have until the Deadline Date depending on which date the 20th falls on each following month to make a payment in full by 4:30p.m.

 

However, we're still accepting online payments made before or by the Deadline Date at 11:59p.m. The City Hall New Payment Policy became effective on Wednesday, September 20, 2017.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the City Hall office. 

 

 

UTILITY BILL DUE DATE

 

All City Customers, please be advised all City Utility bills are due by Tuesday, October 10, 2017.

Please plan to make arrangements to pay towards your City Utility bills BEFORE or BY this due date to avoid the 10% Late Penalty fees.

 

The Late charges will be applied to all City customers services on Wednesday, October 11, 2017.  

 

If you have any questions, please contact the City Hall Office at (478) 934-6346.

 

 

HAVE A PROBLEM??? 

 

The City of Cochran now has a REPORT A PROBLEM, LEAVE A COMPLAINT or COMPLIMENT SECTION.

This link is located on the left side of our website below the City Links section.

Please TRY it out and let us know what you think???

 

 

COUNCIL MEETING

 

Please be advise the City Council Regular meeting is scheduled on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 7:00 p.m located at the Community House off 192 South third Street  Cochran, GA  31014.

 

 

2017 ELECTION QUALIFIERS

 

BILLY YEOMANS- MAYOR

 

KEITH ANDERSON- DISTRICT ONE-POST ONE 

 

CHARLES CRANFORD-DISTRICT TWO-POST ONE

ROBERT ANDERSON-DISTRICT TWO-POST ONE 

 

ANDREW LEMMON-DISTRICT THREE-POST ONE

 

A General Election for the City of Cochran is to be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 to Elect Three Aldermen and Mayor for the City of Cochran.

 

             For more information, please click 
here.

 

 

CBRC UPDATES

 

Please be advised Cochran Bleckley Recreation Center website has been changed.

 

For more information, please click here.

 

 

5 YEAR HISTORY MILLAGE OF LEVY

 

The City of Cochran does hereby announce that the millage rate for 2017 will be set at a Public Hearing to be held at the Cochran Community House at 192 Third Street on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 7:00p.m. This is pursuant to the requirements of O.C.G.A. Section 48-5-32. The City 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. 

 

For more information regarding the Five Year History Millage of Levy, please click here.

 

 

EXCESS FLOW VALVE NOTICE

(Posted on 4/14/2017)

Excess Flow Valves (EFV's ) are mechanical shut-off devices that can be installed in the natural gas pipe running to the gas meter at your property (the service line). An EFV is designed to shut off most of the flow of natural gas automatically if the service line breaks, for example, by an excavation accident. Stopping the flow of gas from a broken service line significantly reduces the risk of natural gas fire, explosion, personal injury and/or property damage.

 

You must request for the City of Cochran to install an excess flow valve on the service line to your property.

 

If you notify us that you want and EFV we will contact you to discuss your specific circumstances and the cost of installation and maintenance. EFV's cannot be installed on some service lines due to the high gas flow, low pressure or other factors. If you request an EFV we will inform you if your service line can accommodate an EFV.

 

If an EFV can be installed on your service line and you choose to have one installed, we will set up a mutally agreeable date when we will install and EFV on your service line.

 

You will be billed the cost to install the EFV, depending on the specific circumstances associated with your service line and property, the cost would be between $1,000 and $1,500.

 

If, in the future, it becomes necessary to maintain or replace the EFV on your service line, you will be billed $750.

 

For more information, please click here.

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS

 

The City of Cochran would like to congratulate the Fire & the Emergency Services Department on receiving their New Lower ratings and Class 5 Public Protection Classification (PPC) from the Insurance Services Office (ISO).

 

For more information, please click here.

 

 

OUTDOOR WATERING RESTRICTIONS

(UPDATED 8/10/16)

For information on outdoor watering restrictions, please click here.

 

H.E.A.T CONTRIBUTION

Each night, in our community, there are children who go to bed cold because their families can’t afford to heat their homes.  To help with this problem, a program called HEAT (Heating Energy Assistance Team) was launched in 1983. HEAT operates statewide and is available to qualifying households regardless of the type of energy used to heat the home.  By donating now to HEAT, you can help families stay warm this winter.  

 

The money you contribute will provide direct assistance to those who need it.  All the money donated to HEAT is distributed by the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services.  Over the past 33 years, more than $23 million has been distributed to more than 97,000 families. To help, please make a donation online at www.heatga.org or complete and mail the attached form along with your tax-deductible donation in an envelope addressed to:      

  

HEAT 

P.O. Box 451008

Atlanta, GA  31145

 

The need is overwhelming; therefore, if you are able to make additional contributions in the coming months, please do so.  

Please call HEAT at 678-406-0212 if you have questions. On behalf of others who will stay warm this winter because of your gift, thank you. 

 

To apply, please click here.

 

SEWER LINE REPAIRS

The City has contracted with American Infrastructure Technologies Corporation (AITC) to repair sewer lines and manholes.  Residents may see AITC equipment or vehicles in their neighborhood working on sewer improvements.  If your residence has a sewer back-up resulting from AITC's work, or if you have a question about this project, please call City Hall at 478-934-6346. 

 

GARBAGE SERVICE

Bulk waste pick-up will be on the second Saturday of each month with the first pick-up on Saturday, October 14, 2017.

No more than three household items, such as furniture, will be picked up.  Bulk waste is limited up to 75 lbs per household.

Residents should not place their bulk waste at the curb until the morning of the 2nd Saturday of each month, to prevent the bulk waste from becoming a nuisance.

 

For more information about Bulk Waste, please click here.

 

If you have any questions regarding new trash carts, limb pick-up, or bulk waste pick-up please contact the City Hall office.

  

If you have questions or concerns with your utility bill, you can call or visit City Hall at 112 West Dykes Street or 478-934-6346.  Please contact the following personnel at City Hall to discuss your bill or to set up an appointment:

 

Front Desk Customer Service Clerks: 478-934-6346

Bonnie Raffield, Billing Clerk: 478-934-6346

Connie Dupree, Payroll/Accounting Assistant: 478-934-6346

Tracey Hudson, Finance Administrator: 478-934-6346

Tracy Jones, City Clerk: 478-934-6346

Richard Newbern, City Manager: 478-934-6346

 

The City of Cochran welcomes inquiries or concerns from utility customers.

 

 

 

 
 



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