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


Fire Fee and Stormwater Fee Summary


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 will be CLOSED on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, for the 4th of July.

 

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

 

Cochran's City Hall office hours on Cut-Off day are 8:30 a.m-5:00p.m. 

 

 

Joshua Jordan  POLICE OFFICER  7/2

David Warren  FIRE FIGHTER  7/12

Tiger Odom  SEWER PUBLIC WORKER 7/22

Gary Smith  SEWER PUBLIC WORKER  7/27

 

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

YARD WASTE ROUTE

Please be advised, Advanced Disposal Leaves/Limbs truck did  NOT pick up yard waste  on Saturday route due to the truck malfunctions. 

However, Advanced Disposal is working hard to get this truck out in route as soon as possible. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Cochran's City Hall office at (478) 934-6346.

Thank you for your patience !!! 

 

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. 


Cochran Bypass Set to Reopen June 21 - View More


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.

 

For more information, please click here.

 

 

MILITARY SERVICE FLAGS 

 

          

 

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 Service Flag or click here.

 

UTILITY BILL DUE DATE

 

All City Customers, please be advised all City Utility bills are due by Tuesday, July 10, 2018.

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 on all customers services on Wednesday, July 11, 2018.

 

The Deadline date for all City Utility Bills is on Monday, July 23, 2018.

 

Cut-Off for Non-Payment date is held on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 8:30 a.m-5 p.m.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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 click here.

 

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. 

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

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

 

 

COUNCIL MEETING INFORMATION 

 

Please be advise the City Council Regular meeting is scheduled on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 7:00 p.m located at the Community House off 192 South Third Street  Cochran, GA  31014.

 

CBRD UPDATES

 

Please be advised Cochran-Bleckley Recreation Department 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.

 

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.

 

  

 

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

For more information, 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 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, July 14, 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.

For more information about Bulk Waste, please click here.

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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.

 

For more information, regarding Garbage Waste schedule, click here.

 

For more information regarding Yard Waste Services, click here.

 

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.

 

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.