2019 Master Calendar

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125 N. Church St.
Winterville, GA 30683
706-742-5476 (FAX)

P.O. Box 306
Winterville, GA 30683-0306

Open Monday to Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed 12-1 p.m. for lunch

The Depot
101 Marigold Lane

Pittard Park
N. Church St.


Emergency: 911

Police Dept.

Public Works

Public Utilities

Street Lights

Leaf & Limb Pick Up
706-613-3501 x 318

Street Drainage
Pothole Repair


ACC Animal Control

Cable Service & Bundles
855-604-4154 (Charter)
866-445-5880 (Windstream)

Winterville Center for Community and Culture

Winterville Post Office

Winterville Library

In an Emergency...


Dear Wintervillians,
In the event you are ever displaced from your home or residence due to weather etc., please seek shelter at the 
Winterville Center for Community & Culture located at 371 N. Church St. 

Stay safe! 

Dodd Ferrelle, Mayor

Welcome to the City of Winterville, GA Website!

We’re glad you stopped by!

Winterville is the only incorporated municipality located entirely within Athens-Clarke County. We’re located in the Buck Branch Militia District of Clarke County, about six miles from the town of Athens. Check out the navigation links above to find out more about our city, how to start a business here, rent one of our facilities, or discover our library and historic buildings, including the former Winterville High School and Carter-Coile Doctor’s Museum. Our family-friendly annual events and Pittard Park are sure to please everyone. Plan a visit to our Community Garden, or better still, plant your own! We’re proud of our Fire and Police Departments… come and get to know them!



The City of Winterville today announces its intention to increase the property taxes it will levy this year by 6.54 percent.

Each year, the board of tax assessors is required to review the assessed value for property tax purposes of taxable property in the city.  When the trend of prices on properties that have recently sold in the city indicate there has been an increase in the fair market value of any specific property, the board of tax assessors is required by law to re-determine the value of such property and increase the assessment.  This is called a reassessment.

When the total digest of taxable property is prepared, Georgia Law requires that a rollback millage rate must be computed that will produce the same total revenue on the current year’s new digest that last year’s millage rate would have produced had no reassessments occurred.

The budget tentatively adopted by the City of Winterville requires a millage rate higher than the rollback millage rate.  Therefore, before the City of Winterville may finalize the tentative budget and set a final millage rate, Georgia Law requires that three public hearings be held to allow the public an opportunity to express their opinions on this increase.

All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearings on this tax increase to be held at the following locations at the indicated times:

All public hearings will be held at Winterville City Hall, 125 N. Church Street Winterville, Georgia.

Hearing #1 – Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Hearing #2 – Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 11:30 am

Hearing #3 – Tuesday, July 9, 2018 at 6:30 pm


2018 Five Year History-Winterville

7:55 PM 6/7/2019


City Council Tentative Agenda
City of Winterville
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
6:30 pm – City Hall

Regular Meeting

A.            Call to Order – Mayor Ferrelle
B.            Pledge
C.            Approval of Minutes – May 14, 2019
D.            Unfinished Business
E.            New Business

  1. SPLOST CAC Presentation and Recommendations (Vote)
  2. SPLOST Discussion/Timeline/Public Hearing Schedule
  3.  Firefly Trail Easement/Quit Claim Deeds (Update from City Attorney)
  4. Millage Rate Public Hearings Schedule 
  5. Budget Meetings Scheduled
  6. Business Application Update from City Attorney

F.           Committee Reports:

                1.            Public Finance – Councilpersons Snow & Quinn
                2.            Community Center – JoAnn Snow
                3.            Public Safety – Councilpersons Farmer & Keen
                4.            Public Works – Councilpersons Farmer & Keen

G.           Library Report – Deirdre Murray
H..            Clerk’s Report – Wendy Bond
I.             City Attorney’s Report – David Ellison
J.             Mayor’s Report – Dodd Ferrelle
K.            Public Comments
L.             Announcements
M            Adjournment

Wendy L. Bond     
City of Winterville
PO Box 306
125 North Church Street
Winterville, GA 30683
706-742-5476 FAX

Part I | Winterville, GA | An Independent Little Historic Train Town

Part II | Fox Theatre Institute Big Check Ceremony for the Winterville Auditorium

View more photos on our Facebook page

"Winterville celebrates $55K grant for auditorium"​-Online Athens 

Make a tax-deductible donation for continued renovation of the Auditorium to the Winterville Heritage Foundation, a non-profit 501(C)3

Public Notices

Please note that the City Council voted at the January meeting to change their meeting time from 7:00 pm to 6:30 pm for all future meetings.

For additional information, please view the City of Winterville’s Public Notices.

Licenses & Permits

To obtain a Business License in the City of Winterville, the place of business must be located within the City Limits of Winterville and must comply to provisions of Section 32-102 of the City Charter.

Applications may be picked up at City Hall or printed. For more information and downloadable license application view Licenses & Permits.

Zoning Ordinance

2017 Zoning Map

Building Permit

2016 Zoning & Sign Ordinance

Planning on bulding something on your property?  Always check in with Winterville's Planning & Zoning Committee to secure the poper permits.  Call City Hall at 706-742-8600 or check here

Rental Facilities

The City has five facilities available for public rental use - the large Pittard Park Pavilion, a small park pavilion, the Depot, Winterville Center for Community and Culture and the Auditorium. For more information visit our Rental page.

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2019 Read the April- June Gazette



6/4/2019 - 

The Winterville Community Garden steering committee is seeking someone to help design and build a simple open-sided shed for shade in the garden.  We would like to get 2 or 3 estimates if possible.  Please email if you're interested in the job or have a recommendation.
Brenda Keen


5/14/19 & 5/21/19

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Firefly Trail Mural Images

What a wonderful day! Check out all of the images from the Firefly Trail Mural here.



2019 - Library Week Proclamation

library week proclamation 2019
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HGTV's House Hunter Episode with the Mayor & Family

The Mayor's Musings

A House Fit for the Mayor HGTV Episode

The HGTV House Hunter's Episode featuring Mayor Dodd and his family will air Tuesday, November 27th at 10 PM.  

She wants a house with charm in Winterville, Georgia, but he just wants a home that's move-in ready. Since he's the mayor, they've got to live in the city, which severely limits their options.

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