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Dear Wintervillians,
In the event you are ever displaced from your home or residence due to weather etc., please seek shelter at the 
Winterville Center for Community & Culture located at 371 N. Church St. 

The link above to the ACC Emergency Management web page will tell you how to prepare for weather-related emergencies.

Stay safe! 
Sincerely, 

Dodd Ferrelle, Mayor

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Contact the City

PHYSICAL ADDRESS
125 N. Church St.
Winterville, GA 30683
706-742-8600
706-742-5476 (FAX)

MAILING ADDRESS
P.O. Box 306
Winterville, GA 30683-0306

HOURS
Open Monday to Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed 12-1 p.m. for lunch

The Depot
101 Marigold Lane

Pittard Park
N. Church St.

IMPORTANT NUMBERS

Emergency: 911

Police Dept.
706-742-5295

Public Works
706-742-5296

Public Utilities
706-613-3440

Street Lights
706-613-3440

Leaf & Limb Pick Up
706-613-3501 x 318

Street Drainage
Pothole Repair

706-613-3465

ACC Animal Control
706-613-3540

Cable Service & Bundles
855-604-4154 (Charter)
866-445-5880 (Windstream)

Winterville Center for Community and Culture
706-742-0823

Winterville Post Office
706-742-8875

Winterville Library
706-742-7735

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The Yahoo listserv is no longer available due to changes with the service, so we are creating a new email list to send announcements by email. The Yahoo addresses will receive a confirmation that they would like to continue using the Yahoo email address to receive announcements from the city of Winterville, or you may choose to decline and add your regular email address here.

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Applications Being Taken for Downtown Development Authority

The city of Winterville is now taking applications for our newly reactivated DDA. A DDA (Downtown Development Authority) is used in cities throughout the state as a mechanism to revitalize and redevelop municipal central business districts. The DDA training (provided) provides local leaders with the skills and knowledge they need to ensure a healthy, vibrant downtown.

DDAs have a range of powers:

  • developing and promoting downtowns
  • making long-range plans or proposals for downtowns
  • financing (by loan, grant, lease, borrow or otherwise) projects for the public good
  • executing contracts and agreements
  • purchasing, leasing and selling property
  • issuing revenue bonds and notes

There will be 7 DDA members ("Directors") appointed and the requirements for serving on the DDA can be found on the application. The DDA will work with our Georgia Municipal Association DDA Manager, Stephanie Aylworth, as they reactivate and begin their training. Please turn in completed applications to Wendy Bond at cityhall@cityofwinterville.com or at Winterville City Hall by appointment. Thank you for considering this important service to our city. 

Download a DDA Application

Proposed Property Tax Increase

The City of Winterville today announces its intention to increase the property taxes it will levy this year by 7.73 percent.

Each year, the board of tax assessors is required to review the assessed value for property tax purposes of taxable property in the city. When the trend of prices on properties that have recently sold in the city indicate there has been an increase in the fair market value of any specific property, the board of tax assessors is required by law to re-determine the value of such property and increase the assessment. This is called a reassessment.

When the total digest of taxable property is prepared, Georgia Law requires that a rollback millage rate must be computed that will produce the same total revenue on the current year’s new digest that last year’s millage rate would have produced had no reassessments occurred.

The budget tentatively adopted by the City of Winterville requires a millage rate higher than the rollback millage rate. Therefore, before the City of Winterville may finalize the tentative budget and set a final millage rate, Georgia Law requires that three public hearings be held to allow the public an opportunity to express their opinions on this increase.

All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearings on this tax increase to be held at the following locations at the indicated times:

All public hearings will be held at the Winterville Auditorium, 371 N. Church Street Winterville, Georgia.

Hearing #1 – Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 5:30 pm
Hearing #2 – Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 11:00 am
Hearing #3 – Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Current 5 year tax digest and 5 year history of levy (pdf)
 

 

Public Hearing and City Council Meeting Tuesday, June 16th at 6:30 pm

CHANGE OF VENUE reminder-City Council Meeting:
The public hearing ( Charter Amendment ) and City Council Meeting will be held in the Auditorium tomorrow evening/Tuesday, June 16th beginning at 6:30 p.m.. Please make plans to attend. The Auditorium has been disinfected and we will have hand sanitizer available. The front doors of the auditorium will remain open throughout the meeting. Please wear a mask if you can and practice social distancing as you find your seat. Thank you in advance and we hope to see you then!
 

Sincerely,
Dodd I. Ferrelle, Mayor

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Public Information: Charter Amendment

Part I | Winterville, GA | An Independent Little Historic Train Town

Part II | Fox Theatre Institute Big Check Ceremony for the Winterville Auditorium

Part III - Winterville, GA | Where Music, Art and Public Service Intersect



Part 3 in a series of Winterville, Georgia focused videos, Mayor Dodd Ferrelle shares how he rediscovered his love for music, the arts and performing through his public service. Through music, he's found a way to help rebuild the Winterville Auditorium, establish a new revenue stream for the city he loves, and partner with the Fox Theatre Institute to accomplish this feat.

Video filmed, edited and produced by Scott Duvall of Jawavi Films https://jawavifilms.com

Special Thanks goes out to: The Fox Theatre and the Fox Theatre Institute https://www.foxtheatre.org/fox-theatre-institute

The City of Winterville

Additional footage provided by: Jennifer Cooper & Mike Melia | Cooperworks Inc. http://cooperworks-inc.com

Matt Brewster | Marigold Solutions https://www.marigoldsolutions.co

Welcome to the City of Winterville, GA Website!

We’re glad you stopped by!

Winterville is the only incorporated municipality located entirely within Athens-Clarke County. We’re located in the Buck Branch Militia District of Clarke County, about six miles from the town of Athens. Check out the navigation links above to find out more about our city, how to start a business here, rent one of our facilities, or discover our library and historic buildings, including the former Winterville High School and Carter-Coile Doctor’s Museum. Our family-friendly annual events and Pittard Park are sure to please everyone. Plan a visit to our Community Garden, or better still, plant your own! We’re proud of our Fire and Police Departments… come and get to know them!


 

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"Winterville celebrates $55K grant for auditorium"​-Online Athens 

Make a tax-deductible donation for continued renovation of the Auditorium to the Winterville Heritage Foundation, a non-profit 501(C)3

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Gazette

 

Currently rentals are suspended at Pittard Park and the Depot until further notice to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Public bathroom facilities will also be closed.

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ELECTION INFORMATION
https://www.accgov.com/elections

Important Links

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Fox Theatre Institute

Mayor Dodd's Music & Interview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMdrJlozPE0

HGTV House Hunters

Watch this video at
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELDDBC9w86E

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Season 153, Episode 12
A House Fit for the Mayor
She wants a house with charm in Winterville, Georgia, but he just wants a home that's move-in ready. Since he's the mayor, they've got to live in the city, which severely limits their options.


 

Athens Area Community Guide

Public Notices

Please note that the City Council voted at the January meeting to change their meeting time from 7:00 pm to 6:30 pm for all future meetings.

For additional information, please view the City of Winterville’s Public Notices.

Licenses & Permits

To obtain a Business License in the City of Winterville, the place of business must be located within the City Limits of Winterville and must comply to provisions of Section 32-102 of the City Charter.

Applications may be picked up at City Hall or printed. For more information and downloadable license application view Licenses & Permits.

Zoning Ordinance

2017 Zoning Map

Building Permit

2016 Zoning & Sign Ordinance

Planning on bulding something on your property?  Always check in with Winterville's Planning & Zoning Committee to secure the poper permits.  Call City Hall at 706-742-8600 or check here

Rental Facilities

The City has five facilities available for public rental use - the large Pittard Park Pavilion, a small park pavilion, the Depot, Winterville Center for Community and Culture and the Auditorium. For more information visit our Rental page.