The Unified Government of Georgetown-Quitman County Commission
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The governmental and corporate powers, duties, and functions are used now vested in the governing authority of the City of Georgetown, a municipal corporation charted by an Act of the General Assembly of Georgia, approved May 6, 2005 (H.B No 757, Act 216), are hereby unified with the governmental and corporate powers, duties, and functions of Quitman County. This unification resulted in the creation and establishment of a single county-wide government with powers and jurisdiction throughout the territorial limits of Quitman County, which single government shall supersede and replace the governments of the City of Georgetown and Quitman County from and after the effective date of the charter, the political subdivision known as Quitman County, Georgia, and the municipal corporation known as the City of Georgetown, Georgia, shall be unified into the said new political entity herein created.
The general duties of the Commissioners are:
- To enact resolutions and ordinances for the general health, safety and welfare of the residents of Georgetown-Quitman County.
- To levy taxation when necessary to finance the operation of the county government.
- To approve an annual budget of revenues and expenditures.
- To maintain County infrastructure and buildings.
- To plan for future public service needs.
- To provide necessary services to safeguard the well-being and safety of the residents.
County commissioners have authority over the construction and maintenance of local roads, election facilities and equipment, parks and recreational facilities. The Board of Commissioners directs the provision of fire services, emergency preparedness, emergency medical services and rescue units, should you ever need them.
Georgia county commissioners affect the lives of residents more directly -- and more often -- than the governor, state senators and representatives, judges, the mayor, the sheriff or their employers.
Regular Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Commissioners Chambers, 25 Old School Rd., Georgetown, GA 39854
(Special meetings are called when necessary).
The Board of Commissioners
Board of Commissioners
P. O. Box 114
25 Old School Road
(Grove Street is also known as Old School Road, and Middle Street is also known as US Hwy 82).
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