City of Helen 100 years

Five People Qualify for Three Commission Seats

The City of Helen announces the names of five people who have qualified for the three commission seats. They are: Judy Holloway, Steve Fowler, Geneva S. Elwell, Ronnie Helton and Lee Landress. The election will take place on November 7, 2017. More information on the election will be presented as it is available.

2017 Election Qualifying Time and Fee Notice

Pursuant to O.C.G.A 21-2-131 (a)(1), the following qualifying fees  were set by the City of Helen Mayor and Council at the January 3, 2017 Commission meeting setting the qualifying fee for Commission seats at $35.00. General Election to be held on November 7, 2017 for expiring terms of three (3) City Commission seats. The place of qualifying shall be the office of the City Clerk/Election Superintendent located at City Hall, 25 Alpenrosen Strasse, Helen, Georgia.

Pursuant to O.C.G.A 21-2-132(C)(3) & SB 199,  the qualifying period for these seats will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, August 21, 2017 and will end at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, August 25, 2017. Qualifying packets can be picked up at City Hall during regular business hours during the month of August.

Marilyn Chastain, City Clerk

Notice of Special Called Meeting August 3, 2017


The Helen City Commission does hereby announce that the millage rate will be set at a Special Called Meeting to be held in the Commission Chambers in city hall located at 25 Alpenrosen Strasse, Helen, Georgia 30545 on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. pursuant to the requirements of O.C.G.A. 48-5-32. The public is welcome to attend.

July the 4th

To celebrate the 4th of July, Helen City Hall will close July 3-4, 2017. We will reopen Wednesday, July 5th at 8:30 a.m.
We would also like to remind you, fireworks will be at dusk on Tuesday, July the 4th. We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday.

Special Called Meeting

There will be a special called commission meeting on Friday, June 9, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. for the consideration of re-bidding the pedestrian bridge project. For more information, please call 706-878-2733.

City of Helen Road Repair

The City of Helen Public Works Department will be repairing several small areas of three city roads starting Tuesday morning. An area on Edelweiss Strasse in front of the Festhalle will be repaired. This will cause traffic to be detoured around the area using Tannen Weg and Chattahoochee Strasse. An area on Chattahoochee Strasse in front of the Helen Arts and Heritage Center will be repaired in one lane. Please proceed with caution around the area. The third location will be on Brucken Strasse close to Loreley. This will only effect one lane as well, so please proceed with caution around the area. Concrete will be poured on Tuesday morning, and each area will be blocked off for three days and should be opened back up on Friday. If you have any questions, call City Hall at 706-878-2733.

Free Identity Theft Class

The City of Helen will host a FREE class on identity theft Monday, May 8, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. The class will be located at Helen City Hall (25 Alpenrosen Strasse) and will take approximately an hour and a half. It will cover how to protect yourself, what to do, what not to do, and the latest scams being used. Handouts will be provided. There will also be a question and answer section. The class is free to all Helen and White County residents. To reserve your seat, call the Helen Police Department with the number of people in your party at 706-878-2722.