Welcome to the City of Cochran!

 

The City of Cochran is a uniquely progressive rural community built upon efficient and effective service delivery with an organizational culture that strives to embrace change and diversity. The City also strives to ensure a high level of innovation and sustainable development while maintaining and enhancing a quality educational system, with the ultimate goal of providing a safe and secure environment to live, raise families, work, conduct business, and play.


 

News and Updates

 

The City Planning and Zoning Commision is scheduled to review a zoning request on November 13th at 5:00 p.m. at the Community House for 149 11th Street from R1 to R2.  To view the entire posting, please click on Read More.

 

City Council approved a $4 million bond package at the October 14 Regular Council Meeting.  These funds will be used to repay two previous bonds at a lower interest rate and allow the City to map and assess its water and sewer systems.  These bonds are currently being sold and the work for this project will begin later this fall.  After the City completes its mapping and assessment, the City will be pursuing additional funding from USDA, and possibly other agencies, to complete the repairs to the City's water and sewer system.

 

City Council approved a new Customer Service Policy that was mailed to all utility customers in September. To view the new policy, please click on Read More.

 

The City of Cochran has been awarded a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant to begin addressing the sewage system in the vicinity of the hospital.  Funds from the grant will be used to map and inspect the existing underground system and conduct minor repairs.  The City is also pursuing other grants, loans, bonds, and sources of funding to upgrade the sewage and water systems thoughout Cochran.

 

The City Council is dedicated to finding the best qualified City Manager to lead our City.   After finishing our first search, the Search Committee and Council has decided to extend the search and readvertise for a new City Manager.  For a complete job description and application procedures, please click on Employment on the top bar of our Home Page.

 

City Council unamiously endorses the passage of the Freeport Tax Exemption as essential to the City's ability to attact business and industry to create jobs for the community.  To view the Council's Resolution, please click on Read More.

 

At the City Council Meeting on August 12, the Council approved conducting an election to allow the citizens of Cochran to decide if they wish to grant a Freeport Exemption for distribution and manufacturing industries.  This incentive will also be placed on the ballot for all Bleckley County residents.  To lean more about the Freeport Exemption, please click on Read More.

 

At the City Council Meeting on July 8, the Council approved an ordinance to adjust the water and sewer rates effective September 1 to fund projected system operating expenses, repay current indebtedness, and fund needed sewage system improvements and debt service.  To view the new rate schedule, please click on Read More.

 

Mr. Jerry Murkerson, retired City Manager of Hawkinsville, is currently serving as the Interim City Manager for Cochran.  Mr Murkerson has agreed to serve as the City Manager for Cochran until the City Council finishes their search for a new full-time manager.