City of Helen 100 years

Helen Veterans Park Dedication Ceremony

Join us for our dedication ceremony for the City of Helen Veterans Park as we honor Private Rondall H. Glaze (White County's most decorated soilder) and all of those who have served our country, Saturday, June 30, 2018, 11:00 a.m., 726 Brucken Strasse, Helen, GA 30545.

Opening of the New Pedestrian Bridge

We are excited that the new pedestrian bridge is finally in place. We have had a number of people asking when it will be opened to traffic. The concrete has been poured, but it has to have a certain amount of time to set. On Thursday, April 19, a strength test will be conducted. If the concrete passes the hardening test, it will be opened. If not, it will have to set for seven more days, and will open a week later on Thursday, April 26. We are also eager for the opening of the bridge, and thank you for your patience. If you have any questions, please call City Hall at 706-878-2733 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.

Time Change for Commission and PDRB Meetings

On March 20, 2018, the Helen City Commission voted to change the Commission Meetings from the first and third Tuesday of the month to a single meeting on the second Tuesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. in the Commission Chambers located at 25 Alpenrosen Strasse.
Commission Meetings will be the following dates: April 10, 2018, May 8, 2019, June 12, 2018, July 10, 2018, August 14, 2018, September 11, 2018, October 9, 2018, November 13, 2018, and December 11, 2018.
Starting April 1, the Planning Design Review Board Meetings (PDRB) will be moved to the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 9:00 a.m. in the Commission Chambers at City Hall. All Sign and Special Event Permit paperwork will need to be turned into City Hall by the Wednesday prior to the meeting.
If you have any questions, please call City Hall at 706-878-2733, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Setting of the Pedestrian Bridge

The long awaited pedestrian bridge on Main Street is scheduled to be delivered either Monday or Tuesday of next week (March 26 or 27). The bridge will be delivered to the commercial/carriage loading zone at the corner of Dye Street and North Main Street where it will be prepared for installation. This lot will be closed during the time the bridge is there. On Thursday, March 29 at approximately 8:00 a.m., Main Street will be closed as the bridge is moved from Dye Street to its home and set into place. All traffic will be detoured around the area for the remainder of the day until the bridge is set. When the road is safe, it will be reopened. We apologize for the inconvenience. We believe the results will be well worth it. Not only will the bridge be safer for our pedestrian traffic, but it will add an attractive appearance to the city. Thank you for your patience. If you have any questions, please call City Hall at 706-878-2733 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.

2018 UpDog International Disc Finals

2018 UpDog International Disc Finals will be held at the beautiful Unicoi State Park March 16-18, 2018. Competition times will be from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily at 1788 Hwy 356, Helen, GA. Come out and enjoy watching the canines flying high. Cost to get into the competition is free; parking is $5. For more information, go to Updogchallenge.com/events/updif-2018.

2017 Water Quality Report

The 2017 Water Quality Report for the City of Helen Water Department is now available. It can be viewed by clicking the Water Report link on the side bar. If you have any questions, please call 706-878-2733.

City of Helen Commissioner Election Results

The City of Helen announces the winners of Helen's November 7th election for three commissioner seats. Steve Fowler (94 votes), Geneva S. Elwell (74 votes) and Lee Landress (72 votes) will be sworn into office January 2, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the first commissioners meeting of the year.  

Helen Road Closure for Paving

Tuesday morning, October 10, 2017, paving will begin on Edelweiss Strasse causing areas of the road to be closed. This will affect the part of Edelweiss Strasse between Munich Strasse at the Festhalle and Bigg Daddys. Paving should only take 2 - 3 days. If you have any questions, call City Hall at 706-878-2733.