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Housing Authority Commended

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development commended the City of Carrollton Housing Authority, September 9, for their Family Unification Program, which helps local families secure affordable housing for their children or dependents and former foster youth at risk of homelessness.

HUD Southeast Regional Administrator Denise Cleveland-Leggett, Carrollton Mayor Betty Cason and CHA Executive Director Charles Griffin, Commissioner Rose Holley and Housing Manager Brandy Marenco participated in a virtual congratulatory meeting Wednesday.

Family Unification Program provides Housing Choice Vouchers (HCVs) to families for whom the lack of adequate housing is a primary factor in either the placement of the family’s child in out-of-home care or the delay in the return of the child to the family from out-of-home care. The vouchers may also go to youth between 18 and 24 who left foster care at age 16 or older or will leave foster care within 90 days and are homeless or are at risk of homelessness.

Water/Sewer Honored for Utilities Safety

The City of Carrollton’s Water and Sewer Division was recently recognized for working with care near underground utilities. SyncGlobal Telecom and Carroll Electric Membership Cooperative co-hosted SyncGlobal’s annual 811 Day Meeting, Tuesday, Aug. 11, to share pertinent information on safe digging and recognize companies.

“Our workers place the highest priority on jobsite safety,” said Carrollton Public Works Director Mike Green. “We appreciate the recognition.”

811 Day serves as a reminder to call 8-1-1 before digging so underground utilities can be flagged to prevent damage. The event has been held the past two years on Aug. 11. Employees of Carroll EMC, SyncGlobal Telecom, Georgia Power, GreyStone Power Corporation and members of the West Georgia Utility Coordinating Committee (UCC) nominated utilities, municipalities and contractors who are seen following state dig laws and regulations for special honors. Also recognized this year were Southern Company Gas and Lions Den Construction.

“We wanted to recognize the local companies who go out of their way to not only practice safe digging but promote it as well,” said Terrence Cooley, Carroll EMC’s utility coordinator who serves as both Chairman of the West Georgia UCC and state co-director for the Georgia Utilities Coordinating Council.

SyncGlobal Telecom, headquartered in Bremen, GA, serves business-class customers in western and northwestern Georgia as a facility-based CLEC and ISP and operates an existing fiber network totaling approximately 400 route miles. Carroll EMC is a member-owned cooperative providing electricity to approximately 50,000 homes and businesses in Carroll, Haralson, Heard, Paulding, Polk, Floyd and Troup counties.

Mayor and Council Meeting Cancellation and Notice of Special Called Meeting

The City of Carrollton Mayor and Council regularly scheduled meeting for Monday, September 7, 2020 at 6pm has been canceled and rescheduled as a Special Called Meeting to be held on Monday, September 14, 2020 at 6pm in the Municipal Court Room/Council Chambers of the Public Safety Annex located at 115 West Center Street, Carrollton, GA.  

The September 14, 2020 Agenda will be posted to the City website by 5pm on September 11, 2020.   

Anyone requiring special needs should contact Faith Pullen at City Hall at 770-830-2000 or fpullen@carrollton-ga.gov within 3 business days prior to the meeting. 

Mayor and Council Special Called Work Session

The Mayor and Council will hold a work session on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 8:00am in the meeting room at the King & Prince Resort, 201 Arnold Road, St. Simons, GA 31522.  

The purpose of the work session is to discuss capital projects, no items will be voted on. The work session meeting will occur after a training seminar hosted by Georgia Municipal Association.

Mayor and Council August Work Session

The City of Carrollton Mayor and Council will hold a work session on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 12pm in the 2nd Floor Conference Room of City Hall, 315 Bradley Street, Carrollton, GA.  

The purpose of the Work Session is to award the GreenBelt Spur – Tanner Medical to Downtown bid (voting item), discuss renaming S. Alma Street and West Center Street, Williams Street R-O-W abandonment, board appointments, multifamily rental housing inspection program and a telecommunications and R-O-W management agreement with GMA. 

The work session will be streamed via Zoom, please email hbeaver@carrollton-ga.gov for the meeting ID. A summary of the work session will be posted on the City website within 48 hours after the meeting.  

Anyone requiring special needs should contact Faith Pullen at City Hall at 770-830-2000 or fpullen@carrollton-ga.gov prior to the work session. 

Register for Fall Arts Programs

Registration is now open for the Carrollton Center for the Arts’ fall classes, workshops and programs.

“Try something new — learn to paint, dance, act or play an instrument,” said Arts Superintendent Tim Chapman. “The arts can help heal our community.”

The fall schedule includes a broad range of programming for all ages across the spectrum of arts disciplines, including visual arts, theatre, chorus and dance. The center also hosts workshops on topics like baking, working with clay and glass. Private lessons are provided in voice and a variety of instruments. Several community arts organizations like the Carrollton Artist Guild, Carrollton Writers Guild, Carroll County Community Theatre, Carroll County Community Chorus, and Carroll Symphony Orchestra programs such as the Carrollton Jazz Orchestra and Community Wind Ensemble, bring an expanded menu of programs to the center’s diverse offerings.

Participants can register for fall semester activities online at www.carrolltonarts.com, by phone by calling 770-838-1083 or in person at the center at 251 Alabama Street.

The center requires its staff, visitors, students and event attendees to wear masks and follow safety guidelines established by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Mayor and Council July Work Session

The Mayor and Council will hold a work session on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 12:00pm in the 2nd Floor Conference Room of City Hall, 315 Bradley Street, Carrollton, GA.  

The purpose of the Work Session is to discuss a special use permit at 401 Bankhead Hwy, discussions regarding façade color, food trucks, designated taxi locations, public comment policy, Bankhead Streetscape project, multi-family housing inspections, hotels/motels, right-of-way abandonment, millage rate, and board appointments.

The work session will be streamed via Zoom, please email hbeaver@carrollton-ga.gov for the meeting ID. A summary of the work session will be posted on the City website within 48 hours after the meeting. All agenda items are for discussion, no formal vote will occur.

Anyone requiring special needs should contact Faith Pullen at City Hall at 770-830-2000 or fpullen@carrollton-ga.gov prior to the work session.

Special Called Meeting

The Mayor and Council will hold a Special Called Meeting on Monday, July 13, 2020.

The meeting will begin at 6pm at the Carrollton Downtown Amphitheater, 119 Bradley Street, Carrollton, GA for the swearing-in of Councilmember-Elect Jacqulene Bridges. The meeting will then move to the 1st Floor Courtroom of the Public Safety Annex, 115 West Center Street, Carrollton, GA for the remainder of the agenda.

The Special Called Meeting is a rescheduled Regularly Scheduled Meeting due to the 4th of July holiday. An agenda packet will be posted Friday, July 10, 2020.

The public can view the live stream of the meeting at www.carrolltonga.com > Government > Mayor & Council > Livestream the Meeting.

Public Notice: 2020 Millage Rate

The City of Carrollton hereby announces that the millage rate for the 2020 tax year will be considered for adoption at the regularly-scheduled meeting of the Mayor and City Council on August 3, 2020, at 6 pm., at 115 West Center Street, Carrollton, GA, and, as mandated by O.C.G.A. 48.5-32, do 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 and related explanatory information.

2020 DIGEST AND 5 YEAR HISTORY OF LEVY

City of Carrollton201520162017201820192020*







Real & Personal$734,348,525$858,609,264$883,723,886$909,676,926$1,058,337,616$1,116,043,960
Motor Vehicles$26,439,410$19,682,820$14,089,480$10,810,840$8,608,180$7,243,960
Mobile Homes$287,865$282,785$265,849$265,804$281,446$273,924
Gross Digest$761,075,800$878,574,869$898,079,215$920,753,570$1,067,227,242$1,123,561,844
Less M & O Exemptions$54,347,722$67,595,954$69,036,333$87,373,410$102,530,690$102,224,163
Net M & O Digest$706,728,078$810,978,915$829,042,882$833,380,160$964,696,552$1,021,337,681
Gross M & O Millage10.079.559.089.649.378.790
Less Rollbacks(5.45)(4.93)(4.48)(5.04)(4.77)(4.30)
Net M & O Millage4.624.624.604.604.604.489
Net Taxes Levied$3,265,084$3,746,723$3,813,597$3,833,549$4,437,604$4,584,785
Net Change $ Levied$15,325$481,639$66,874$19,952$604,055$147,181
Net Change %Levied.47%15%2%.52%16%3%

*Estimate provided by Tax Assessor’s Office and subject to change