Information and updates pertaining to the City Government of Bogart
BOGART SPRING FLING is Saturday, April 16th on Main Street….9am-3 pm
Sewer construction on E. Thompson St. between the ACTS building and the Bogart Community Center and the Historical Agricultural building will begin 1/4/17 and should be completed by 1/13/17. The road is not expected to be closed, but flaggers will be used as needed. Please drive safe and watch out for workers.
The January City Council meeting is cancelled. The next Bogart City Council meeting will be in February. If you have items to add to the agenda, please contact City Hall.
The sewer project construction continues along Main Street. Construction should be complete by the end of February. Main Street traffic may be closed periodically. Please drive carefully.
If you are traveling from Athens and wishing to access Main St., you can avoid construction by turning off N. Burson to Elder St. and turn left on S. Church St. Traveling from Statham, you can avoid traffic by turning on to Osceola Ave. and then on S. Church St. You may park behind the buildings on Main St. and walk around to the front.
The General Election Poll Site for Bogart Citizens will be at the Bogart Community Center from 7AM-7PM on November 8, 2016.
Early in person voting will be held from October 17, 2016- November 4, 2016 from 8AM-5PM at the Oconee Co. Elections Office in Watkinsville.
City Hall and City Maintenance Services will be closed on Monday, September 5th to observe the Labor Day Holiday.
Trash Services will be provided on Tuesday September 6th.
The Mayor and Council invite the public to join them for a called meeting on Wednesday, August 17th at 6:00 PM to discuss the proposed Millage Rate. A Public Hearing is from 6:00-6:30 Pm and the vote will occur at 6:30 PM.
Pardon our Progress while the City Sewer Project is underway. Construction is along McNutt Creek Road, South Burson, and along Main Street and is expected to be completed in about a month.
City Hall will be closed on Monday, July 4th for the Independence Day Holiday. No city services will be available on this day as well.
City Trash services will be provided on Tuesday, July 5th and Recycle services will be provided on Wednesday, July 6th.
City Hall will resume normal business hours of 8AM- 4 PM on Tuesday, July 5th.
Beginning in May 2016, Recycle services will be provided on Tuesdays. See the City Calendar for specific dates each month. This will continue on alternating weeks going forward until further notice. Please remember that recycle items should not be bagged. Please also remember that trash, plastic bags, and styrofoam products are not permitted in the recycle cans. For a full list of recycling guidelines please refer to the services and schedule tab on this website.
City Officials will host a Public Hearing at 6:30 PM on April 4th at City Hall to review the proposed budget. The City Council meeting will follow at 7 PM.
There will be a workshop at City Hall on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 6:30 PM. The workshop is to discuss the proposed budget for 2016-2017, revisions to the City Charter, and the Personnel Handbook. The public is welcome to attend.
The City of Bogart wishes to thank TL and Linda Turman for their dedication and support of the Citizens of Bogart during their terms on the Bogart City Council. The Turmans have lived in Bogart since 1973. Linda began serving on City Council in the early 80’s and TL began serving on City Council in the early 90’s. Although the Turmans combined years as Council members total 25, they have served only one term together. Their current term ends on 12/31/2015.
Under their leadership and with the help of the Oconee Historical Society, the East Thompson Street building that was once the vocational wing to Bogart High School now functions as a town museum that is open to the public Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Other accomplishments include supporting the Bogart Library, the Bogart Fall Festival, developing County contractual relationships, motorized equipment purchases, recipient of SPLOST funds, Streetscape Master plan, upgrading the Community Center and implementation of the single stream recycling program.
Linda and TL consider it an honor and privilege to serve the City of Bogart that they “Believe In.” They are excited to see other accomplishments come about near team such as commercial sewer from the County for downtown.
The Turmans plan to be actively involved in those areas that they can have a positive impact. They value and treasure the relationships made with the Citizens-City-County-NEGRDC Staff, local Business Owners and Vendors.
Thank you TL and Linda- God Bless.
General Election Results: John Larkin and David Nunn have won the two City Council seats. Mayor Terri Glenn will continue another term as she was unopposed in this election.
These positions will commence on January 1, 2016 and will expire on December 31, 2020.
The City of Bogart will conduct a general election on Tuesday, November, 3, 2015 during the hours of 7:00 AM until 7:00 PM.
The election will be held at the Bogart Community Center.
The Mayor and two City Council seats are eligible for re-election to serve a four year term to commence on January 1, 2016
and will expire on December 31, 2020.
Qualifying for City Council are Tl Turman, Linda Turman, John Larkin and David Nunn. Mayor Terri Glenn is unopposed.
Citizens have until October 9, 2015 to Qualify to Vote.
As part of a statewide safety campaign, “Drive Alert Arrive Alive”, the City of Bogart elected officials would like to remind you to drive responsibly.
It’s as easy as 1-2-3.
1. Buckle up. Always wear a seatbelt, no matter how far you drive.
2. Stay off the phone and mobile devices. If possible shut off the phone to avoid temptation.
3. Drive alert. Do not drive impaired including drowsy, drunk, or drugged.
2015 millage Rate approved by City Council. A public hearing was held at 6:30 PM on September 14th. At the City Council meeting following that hearing, the 2015 millage rate was approved as follows: Gross:7.700, less rollback of 4.822, leaving a net rate of 2.878 mills.
City Council approves proposed salary increases. The City of Bogart advertized proposed salary increases three consecutive weeks in the local paper. At the August 3, 2015 City Council meeting, the salary increase effective January 2016 was approved as follows: Mayor, $10,800, Mayor Pro Temp. $6,600 and Council $4,800.