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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

2018 Water Quality Report

The 2018 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.

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.

City of Helen Commissioner's Election

The City of Helen has five candidates who have qualified for the November 7 election for three commission seats. The candidates are Steve Fowler, Ronnie Helton, Lee Landress, Geneva Elwell and incumbent Judy Holloway. The last day to register to vote is October 10 at the White County Voters Registrar Office. Early voting will begin October 16 through November 3 during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) at Helen's City Hall. Election Day, November 7, polls will be open at City Hall from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

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