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.


PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

 
Please be advise Cochran's City Hall office is OPEN EVERY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON during normal business hours 8:30A.M-4:30P.M.
 
Cochran's City Hall office will be OPEN on Monday, February 18, 2019 for PRESIDENTS' DAY
 
 

 
 
Adam Minor  PT FF  2/3
Tracy Jones City Clerk  2/10
Heather Behrends FF SGT  2/11
Donald Googe  SS Public Worker  2/12
Isaac Evans Water Public Worker  2/25
 

 

UTILITY BILL DUE DATE

 
 
All Utility City bills are DUE on Monday, February 11, 2019
10% LATE FEES will be  APPLIED on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. 
The DEADLINE DATE is scheduled on Wednesday, February 20, 2019
CUT-OFF DAY is scheduled on Thursday, February 21, 2019.  

 

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 Cochran's City Hall office at (478) 934-6346.

 

NEW PAYMENT AGREEMENT POLICY

Please be advised, starting Monday, July 2, 2018, all Payment Agreements MUST be approved & processed in person BEFORE the 10th of each month.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Cochran City Hall office at (478) 934-6346.

 

COUNCIL MEETING INFORMATION

Please be advise the City Council Work Session Meeting will be scheduled on Thusrday, February 7, 2019 @ 5:30 P.M.
And the City Council Regular Meeting- PUBLIC is also scheduled on Thursday, February 7, 2019 7:00 P.M.
This meeting is located at the Community House off 192 South Third Street Cochran, GA 31014

The public is invited to attend.

 

News &Updates

 

Representatives from the Cochran-Bleckley Chamber of Commerce, Cochran-Bleckley County Industrial Development Authority (IDA), and the City of Cochran visited the State Capitol on February 12 to help market Cochran and Bleckley County. The City received a Proclamation from Governor Kemp and the Georgia State Senate commemorating the City’s upcoming 150th Birthday on March 19, 2019.

Front Row (L-R) Regina Gooch, City Council, Carla Hon, IDA Board Member, Ashley Berryhill, Chamber Member, Lindsay Dykes, Chamber Member, Mary Brooks, IDA Board Member, Adam Holloway, IDA Board Member

Back Row (L-R) Scott Cox, Chamber Member, Nicole Ward, Chamber President, Billy Yeomans, Mayor, Jackie Bowen, IDA Board Member, Richard Newbern, City Manager, Andrew Lemmon, City Council

 

Members of the City of Cochran and the Cochran-Bleckley Chamber of Commerce visited the Georgia State Capitol when the Georgia Senate adopted a Resolution honoring the City of Cochran on the City’s 150th Birthday to be celebrated on March 19, 2019.

(Left-to-Right) Council Member Regina Gooch, State Senator Larry Walker, Chamber President Nicole Ward, Mayor Billy Yeomans, City Manager Richard Newbern, Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan, Council Member Andrew Lemmon

 

CITY OF COCHRAN'S DOWNTOWN SURVEY 
 
ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT COCHRAN'S DOWNTOWN AREA?
 
Cochran's City Hall front office now have surveys for Cochran's downtown available for residents.
If you're interested in completing a survey, please click here.
Once completed, you can drop your response off at Cochran's City Hall front office.
Or you can place your response into the drop box located outside of our office.
Also, you can either mail, fax, or email us your response as well. 
  

150th Anniversary of Cochran - Welcome Video

 

City of Cochran’s 150th Birthday

You and your family can commemorate the City of Cochran’s 150th Birthday through the dedication of a Brick Paver to honor a loved one! The City will install commemorative brick pavers in front of the Municipal Building at the flagpole at 102 N. Second Street. Please reserve your brick paver today! Brick pavers are scheduled to be installed in time for the City’s 150th Birthday Celebration scheduled for March 18-to-March 23, 2019.

Attached is an order form. A brick paver honoring an individual is $35.00, and one honoring a business is $50.00. Checks should be made out to the City of Cochran and paid at Cochran City Hall at 112 West Dykes Street. Use the form to write the person’s name that you would like to be placed on the brick paver. If you should have a question, please call City Hall at 478-934-6346.

Cochran 150th Birthday Writing Contest

Primary School K-2
Elementary School 3-5
Middle School 6-8
High School 9-12

Cochran 150th Birthday Historic Picture Collection


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150TH ANNIVERSARY ORNAMENTS 
 
 
The City of Cochran-City Hall front office also has ornaments available for purchase. 
Each ornament is $20.00.
Please stop by Cochran's City Hall office and help us celebrate Cochran's 150th Anniversary!
 

MILITARY SERVICE FLAGS

 
ALL MILITARY FLAGS THAT ARE PURCHASED AFTER MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2018 WILL FLY OUT ON THURSDAY, JULY 4, 2019.
AND ALL FLAGS THAT ARE PURCHASED AFTER SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2019 WILL FLY OUT ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2019.
 
In honor of our Veterans, or Active members, Cochran's City Hall now have Military Service Flags available for our Active/ Veterans City residents. 
The cost of each flag is $100.00, this is a one time fee and they will be presented twice a year, once on July 4th (Independence Day) & on November 11th (Veterans Day)
We only accept CASH, CHECK & MONEY ORDER as a form of Payment.
All flags will fly for approximately 14 days per Holiday
The City of Cochran will handle the purchase of all Supplies.
 
REQUIREMENTS
Each member must have lived in Cochran-Bleckley County for at least 1 day
& must be serving or have served in the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Navy, Marines or Reserves & National Guard.
Placement of all flags is the responsibility of the City of Cochran.
The Placement deadline will be June 1st & October 1st of each year.
For more information, please call Cochran's City Hall office at(478) 934-6346.
If you're interested, please feel free to stop by Cochran's City Hall office to apply for a Military Service Flag or click here for the Military Service Flag Application.
 
 

Did you know?

All City Residents,
Did you know all Water & Gas meters are read at the beginning of each month? This process could possibly take a week or so to complete.
To help you detect a water leak at your home or business, please view theFind a Leak Flyer.

If you have any questions concerning your monthly readings and suspects a water leak, please contact Cochran's City Hall office at (478) 934-6346.

REPORTING 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.
TRY it out and let us know what you think. 

 

 
Did you know Fats, Oils & Grease, (F.O.G.) are one of the main causes in some plumbing & sewer systems?

 

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 any questions regarding this project, please contact Cochran's City Hall Office at (478) 934-6346.

 

BULK WASTE, GARBAGE & YARD WASTE SERVICES

Bulk waste pick-up schedule is held on every 2nd Saturday of each month with the first pick-up on Saturday, February 9, 2019.
Advanced Disposal accepts no more than 3 household items, such as furniture, will be picked up. Bulk waste is limited up to 75 lbs per household.
City residents should NOT place bulk waste at the curb until the following morning of pick-up, this is to prevent the bulk waste from becoming a nuisance.
Residental Garbage service /Yard Waste service are scheduled by each City district.
If you have any questions or requests, please contact Cochran's City Hall Office at (478) 934-6346.
If you have any requests for a new trash can, limb pick-up, or bulk waste pick-up, please contact Cochran's City Hall office at (478) 934-6346.
If you have questions, concerning your utility bill, please contact or visit Cochran's City Hall at 112 West Dykes Street or (478) 934-6346.
 

OTHER NEWS 

City of Cochran Urban Redevelopment Plan

Downtown Merchants and Businesses

Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. at Community House

The City of Cochran invites Downtown Business Merchants to attend a Public Hearing on the Urban Redevelopment Plan on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. at the Community House at 190 Third Street.

Downtown businesses are invited to discuss the planning process for upgrading downtown. Downtown parking, building vacancies, façade improvements and crosswalks are topics for discussion. Downtown businesses are encouraged to provide input at the Public Hearing. The Heart of Georgia Altamaha Regional Commission (HOGARC) is assisting the City with development of the Urban Redevelopment Plan. At the Thursday, January 17 Public Hearing at 5:00 p.m., representatives from HOGARC will receive public input on downtown issues that can benefit from reinvestment.

The public is encouraged to attend!



 

Public Hearing Notice

 
RESULTS OF CITY COUNCIL ELECTION
 
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2018 
 
CARLA COLEY      TOTAL= 166 VOTES 

 
 
Invitation To Bid Cochran Housing Survey scheduled for August and September 2018
Fire Fee and Stormwater Fee Summary

Cochran Bypass Set to Reopen June 21 - View More

 The City of Cochran is soliciting sealed bids from qualified equipment suppliers for a jetter trailer machine, with camera, for the purpose of cleaning public sewer and stormsewer lines. Specifications are available at City Hall at 112 West Dykes Street and must be met as a minimum. The City is open to considering sealed bids that offer an equivalent approach to meeting the minimum specifications. The City prefers sealed bids that meet the listed specifications. Non-collusion affidavits are required in the bid packet. An affidavit certifying that the bid has been signed by a principal in the firm is required. E-Verify documentation required. A thorough description of the total product warranty is required.

 

Recommended Budget Available for Review

The FY 2018-19 recommended city budget is available for public review during normal office hours Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at City Hall at 112 West Dykes Street.

 

Public Hearing on FY 2018-19 Budget/Adoption

The next Public Hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. during the regular meeting of the City Council at the Community House located at 192 South Third Street.
This will be followed by consideration of budget adoption.

 

Dykes Street getting smoother ride

Cochran- Today Everett Dykes Grassing Company began major construction activities on the $2 million resurfacing project on State route (SR) 26/Dykes Street from Julian Simpson Road to SR 87.
 

CBRD UPDATES

Please be advised Cochran-Bleckley Recreation Department website has been changed.

5 YEAR HISTORY MILLAGE OF LEVY

The City of Cochran does hereby announce that the millage rate for 2018 will be set at a Public Hearing to be held at the Cochran Community House at 192 South Third Street on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 7:00p.m
This is the time of September Regular City Council Meeting. 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.

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.

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).

 

Please contact the following personnel at Cochran's City Hall to discuss your Utility bill or to set up an appointment:
 
Front Desk Customer Service Clerks: 478-934-6346
Lorna Hyde, Billing Clerk: 478-934-6346
Connie Dupree, Accounts Payable Clerk:478-934-6346
Bonnie Raffield, Finance Administrator: 478-934-6346
Tracy Jones, City Clerk: 478-934-6346
Richard Newbern, City Manager: 478-934-6346

BUSINESS HOURS

MONDAY 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
TUESDAY- 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
WEDNESDAY- 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
THURSDAY- 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
FRIDAY- 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
SATURDAY- CLOSED
SUNDAY- CLOSED

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




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