The City of Cochran will be closed on November 11, 2016.
Council Meeting Date Change
The Cochran City Council Meeting for November will be held on Tuesday November 15, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. at the Community House at 192 South Third Street Cochran, GA 31014.
The regular meeting is being changed from the original date of Tuesday, November 8, 2016, to Tuesday, November 15, 2016, because November 8th is National Election day.
There will be a Special Meeting called for City of Cochran Council on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 7 p.m. held at Cochran City Hall at 112 West Dykes Street.
The purpose will be to appoint an Interim City Clerk and an Election Superintendent.
Early Voting has begun at City Hall for the special election referendum.
The referendum reads as follows:
Shall the governing authority of the City of Cochran be authorized to issue licenses to sell distilled spirits for beverages by the drink, such sales to be for consumption only on the premises?
Early voting began at City Hall at 112 West Dykes Street on Monday, October 17, 2016. Early Voting will be held every business day from 8:30 a.m until 4:30 p.m. for the next three weeks, until Friday, November 4th at 4:30 p.m.
Election Day for the referendum will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at the Recreation Center located at 250 West Dykes Street. All registered voters in the City of Cochran are encouraged to participate.
New AMR Meters
The City of Cochran is converting to AMR (Automatic Meter Read) electric meters. This project will serve water and sewer customers with long-term meter readings.
All City water/ sewer customers will get new meters, including commercial and residental, in-city and out-of-city customers. The City is following the lead of many cities and counties that have already converted to automated meters.
AMR meters are electronically read. Meters are " Positive Displacement" which by industry standard are the most accurate type of meter. Positive displacement meters are also best at holding their accuracy over the life of the meter.
All meters will be equipped with backflow preventers. This is a requirements of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources for Municipal water systems.
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:
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.
Bulk waste pick-up will be on the second Saturday of each month with the first pick-up on Saturday, October 15th.
No more than three household items, such as furniture, will be picked up. Bulk waste is limited to 75 pounds per household.
Residents should not place their bulk waste at the curb until the morning of the second Saturday of each month, to prevent the bulk waste from becoming a nuisance.
Questions regarding new trash carts, limb pick-up, or bulk waste pick-up should be directed to City Hall at (478) 934-6346.
Outdoor Watering Restrictions
For information on outdoor watering restrictions, please click here.
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
Tracey Hudson, Utility Billing Clerk: 478-934-6346
Jill Cooper, City Clerk: 478-934-6346
Richard Newbern, City Manager: 478-934-6346
The City of Cochran welcomes inquiries or concerns from utility customers.