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Athens/Clarke County Emergency Management

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. 

The link above to the ACC Emergency Management web page will tell you how to prepare for weather-related emergencies.

Stay safe! 
Sincerely, 

Dodd Ferrelle, Mayor

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Contact the City

PHYSICAL ADDRESS
125 N. Church St.
Winterville, GA 30683
706-742-8600
706-742-5476 (FAX)

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

HOURS
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.

IMPORTANT NUMBERS

Emergency: 911

Police Dept.
706-742-5295

Public Works
706-742-5296

Public Utilities
706-613-3440

Street Lights
706-613-3440

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

Street Drainage
Pothole Repair

706-613-3465

ACC Animal Control
706-613-3540

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

Winterville Center for Community and Culture
706-742-0823

Winterville Post Office
706-742-8875

Winterville Library
706-742-7735

New Email List

The Yahoo listserv is no longer available due to changes with the service, so we are creating a new email list to send announcements by email. The Yahoo addresses will receive a confirmation that they would like to continue using the Yahoo email address to receive announcements from the city of Winterville, or you may choose to decline and add your regular email address here.

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Winterville Updates

Firefly Trail Hancock Road to Winterville Public Input Requested

An online public meeting with ACC Leisure Services will take place on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.

Two informational in-person drop-in sessions are scheduled at Pittard Park (main picnic shelter), 115 Parkview Road, Winterville:

Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Attendees are reminded to adhere to social distancing guidelines and wear face coverings. Time limits may be imposed if large numbers attend.

Details, including possible alternate routes, are at the ACC Listens website:

https://www.accgov.com/leisureserviceslistens

https://www.fireflytrail.com/home/firefly-trail-hancock-road-to-winterville-public-input

Thanks, Bruce Johnson

Guidelines for Historic Preservation in Winterville

On May 1, 2018, the first meeting of the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) was held at Winterville City Hall.

 Mayor Dodd Ferrell and the City Council passed an Ordinance to form this Commission:

In support and furtherance of its findings and determination that the historical, cultural, and aesthetic heritage of the City of Winterville is among its most valued and important assets and that the preservation of this heritage is essential to the promotion of the health, prosperity, and general welfare of the people;

In order to stimulate revitalization of the business districts and historic neighborhoods and to protect and enhance local historic and aesthetic attractions to tourists and thereby promote and stimulate business;

In order to enhance the opportunities for federal and state benefits under relevant provisions of federal or state law; and

In order to provide for the designation, protection, preservation, and rehabilitation of historic properties and historic districts and to participate in federal or state programs to do the same;

The Winterville City Council hereby declare it to be the purpose and intent of this Ordinance to establish a uniform procedure for use in providing for the protection, enhancement, perpetuation, and use of places, districts, sites, buildings, structures, objects, and landscape features having a special historical cultural or aesthetic interest or value, in accordance with the provisions of the Ordinance.

The first Historic Preservation Commission board members (Kim Burch, president; Jonathan Frye, vice president; Aaron Watwood, secretary; James Tucker, Nancy Tucker, and Charles Burch) met and began the long and detailed work to create the Historic District and the Historic Guidelines.

Enlisting the help of the Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (NEGARC), with Jordan Shoemaker at the helm, the commission discussed guidelines from comparable cities.  The specifics of each section were researched and revised to fit the feel and culture of the City of Winterville and its goals.

 Dr. Scott Nesbitt of the University of Georgia undertook as a class project the daunting task of helping to determine the district boundaries.  His class helped gather the many photographs used in the Guidelines.

Mark Beatty of NEGARC led the commission in approving the final draft of the Historic District Maps and Guidelines. The HPC is grateful for his guidance.

The Historic Districts contain within them different cultural areas and are named for the central feature of the area.

The Guidelines are meant to be just that—guidelines—that not only protect private property rights but also serve the purpose of protecting Winterville’s unique aesthetics and culture.

Download a Copy of the Historic Preservation Commission Guidelines

Download the Map of Historic Districts

Download the Map of Historic Districts Satellite View

Tropical Storm Zeta

Dear Wintervillians: Please be on alert as Hurricane Zeta makes way through the southeast this afternoon and through Thursday. We will be getting the city ready and updates will be issued as we get them. Stay safe!

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Public Information: Charter Amendment

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

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

Part III - Winterville, GA | Where Music, Art and Public Service Intersect



Part 3 in a series of Winterville, Georgia focused videos, Mayor Dodd Ferrelle shares how he rediscovered his love for music, the arts and performing through his public service. Through music, he's found a way to help rebuild the Winterville Auditorium, establish a new revenue stream for the city he loves, and partner with the Fox Theatre Institute to accomplish this feat.

Video filmed, edited and produced by Scott Duvall of Jawavi Films https://jawavifilms.com

Special Thanks goes out to: The Fox Theatre and the Fox Theatre Institute https://www.foxtheatre.org/fox-theatre-institute

The City of Winterville

Additional footage provided by: Jennifer Cooper & Mike Melia | Cooperworks Inc. http://cooperworks-inc.com

Matt Brewster | Marigold Solutions https://www.marigoldsolutions.co

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!


 

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

CITY NEWS...


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Read the 
October-December
Gazette

 

Currently rentals are suspended at Pittard Park and the Depot until further notice to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Public bathroom facilities will also be closed.

 

LOCAL FLOOD MAP

GA Flood Map Program (DFIRM) website

Download a PDF version

 

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ELECTION INFORMATION
https://www.accgov.com/elections

Important Links

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Fox Theatre Institute

Mayor Dodd's Music & Interview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMdrJlozPE0

HGTV House Hunters

Watch this video at
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELDDBC9w86E

Pay per view $1.99. 
You must have a YouTube account to view.

Season 153, Episode 12
A House Fit for the Mayor
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.


 

Athens Area Community Guide

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.