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.
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.
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.
The Helen Police Department will be doing Child Identification Kits at the Helen Library (90 Pete's Park Road) on June 26-27, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. We will be taking children's fingerprints and DNA and combining them with their dental records and a picture to ensure your child can be easily identified in the event of an emergency. All parents are encouraged to bring their children in to make sure all information on them is up-to-date in our system. So, come by and register your child and help us keep the kids in Helen safe.
Helen City Hall has been advised that the contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will begin resurfacing Highway 17/75 Monday, March 13. The crews will work Monday through Thursday, from approximately 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The project will consist of milling down the current asphalt and repaving the road from Robertstown to the Indian Mound, and then will continue to Yonah Burger. There will be lane closures so expect delays and plan accordingly. The project is expected to take approximately several months depending on the weather.