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

Regular City Council Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00PM located at the Community House, 192 South Third Street Cochran, GA 31014.

Please be advise the City Hall office is OPEN every WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON during our business hours 8:30 a.m-4:30p.m.

Cochran's City Hall office hours on Cut-Off day are 8:30 a.m-5:00p.m.
Early Election deadline date is Friday, November 2, 2018.
Election Day will be held at the Cochran-Bleckley Recreation Dept. on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 7A.M-7 P.M.   
Cochran's City Hall office will be CLOSED on Monday, November 12, 2018 for Veteran's Day. However, our office will reopen on the next day. 
Cochran's City Hall office will be CLOSED on Thursday, November 22 & Friday, November 23, 2018 for Thanksgiving Holiday.
We will reopen on the next business day.
 

 

Richard Newbern  City Manager 11/7
Shane Roland  OFC.  11/7
Jason Johnson   PT. OFC.  11/10
Chris Coley  Chief of Police  11/15
Connie Dupree  Accounts Payable Clerk  11/15
Billy Yeomans City Mayor  11/16
Heather Bollinger Customer Service Clerk  11/21
Heath Williams LT. 11/22
Andrew Lemmon City Councilman District Three Post One 11/24
Tracy Hernandez OFC. 11/28
Billy Hill SGT.  11/30 
Daniel Caputo Volunteer Fireman 11/30 
 

UTILITY BILL DUE DATE

 
 
"All Utility Customers with the City of Cochran will NOT have a Late fee or Cut-Off day for this month of November 2018. 
This is due to a delay in calculating bills for Natural Gas customers. 
All Utility customers are encouraged to pay their utility bills prior to Wednesday, November 21, 2018." 
 
LIGHTED CHRISTMAS PARADE
 For more information, please click here.
 
 
RESULTS OF CITY COUNCIL ELECTION
 
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2018 
 
CARLA COLEY      TOTAL= 166 VOTES 
ALAN CHASTAIN       TOTAL= 102 VOTES  
 

 

COUNCIL MEETING INFORMATION

Please be advise the City Council Regular meeting is scheduled on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 7:00 p.m located at the Community House off 192 South Third Street Cochran, GA 31014.

The public is invited to attend.

 

News and Updates

 Please be advised, Cochran City Hall will have Early Election for City Council Seat District Two, Post One seat
held at Cochran's City Hall office on Monday, October 15, 2018- Friday, November 2, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

 

 

 Cochran's City Hall Election Day for City Council seat, District Two, Post One, will be held at Cochran-Bleckley Recreation Center, 250 W. Dykes Street  Cochran, GA  31014, at 7 A.M-7 P.M. 
 
 

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 on each 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.
 

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.

 

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, November 10, 2018.
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 Hall and the Cochran Police Administration will be closed today, Friday October 12, 2018 due to power outages.
We will reopen Monday, October 15, 2018 at 8:30 am.
Late fees will not be applied until Thursday, October 18, 2018. 
Thank you for your patience and understanding!!!

 

Drinking Water Distribution

Bleckley County Emergency Management, Cochran Fire, & Cochran Police will be opening a drinking water distribution site at 12 Noon today. 
The location will be at the old shirt factory on Dohl Street in the City of Cochran.
The distribution site will be a "Drive-Thru". Do not park or leave your vehicle.
 
The following rules MUST be obeyed:
You MUST currently reside within the city of Cochran or Bleckley County
You MUST present a state issued ID or Drivers License
Do NOT arrive before 12 Noon
1 case of water per household

 

Declaration of State of Emergency

The City of Cochran recognizes the inclement weather caused by Hurricane Michael,
The risk of property damage from the weather, and the threat to public safety.  
In accordance with the Emergency Operations Plan, and in conformance with the regulations of the Georgia Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, I hereby issue a State of Emergency in the City of Cochran, Georgia from 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 11, 2018.
To review, please click here 

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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