News Line for Helen

Helen facing repair of exposed sewer line on riverbank
The City of Helen will proceed with the costly repair of a city sanitary sewer line on an eroded bank of the Chattahoochee River.
Source: Access North Georgia

Tubing company notified it can't use one site in Helen
A Helen tubing company won't be able to use one of its locations during the 2014 season. Following a closed session Tuesday, the Helen City Commission voted to instruct City Attorney Carl Free to notify Water Park Properties LLC that, in accordance with previous court rulings, they will not be allowed to use their Escowee Drive location this year.
Source: Access North Georgia

Merchants fill Helen commission meeting
In what they said is attempt to "wipe the slate clean" between merchants and government, more than two dozen Helen merchants packed the Helen City Commission meeting Tuesday afternoon.
Source: Access North Georgia

Artist who crafted Helen's Alpine look dies at 85
Artist John Kollock, the man responsible for crafting the look of Helen’s Alpine-themed architecture with his sketches, died Monday. He was 85.
Source: Gainesville Times

Helen City Commission considers additional fire truck
The Helen City Commission agreed Tuesday to explore purchasing a second fire truck for the city.
Source: Access North Georgia

Helen City Commission approves sign ordinance
After months of discussion - including heated comments from some merchants and even the threat of a lawsuit against the city by the owner of multiple businesses - the Helen City Commission has approved a new sign ordinance.
Source: Access North Georgia

Helen holds first reading of new sign ordinance
At their Jan. 21 meeting, the Helen City Commission held the first reading of its new sign ordinance to amend the official code pertaining to internally illuminated signage.
Source: White County News Telegraph

Helen gives employees COLA, raises
It will hit the general fund for about $22,500, but the Helen City Commission voted Tuesday to give city employees both an annual cost-of-living increase and a one-time raise, as it promised at budget time.
Source: Access North Georgia

Helen lodging company may face criminal charges if taxes not remitted
One Helen lodging company is being given two weeks to remit to the city months of outstanding hotel/motel tax. Otherwise, the company may find itself on the wrong side of the law.
Source: Access North Georgia

Holloway elected Helen mayor for 2014
The Helen City Commission has elected Commissioner Judy Holloway to serve as mayor for 2014.
Source: Access North Georgia

Helen dealing with feral cat problem
Georgia's Alpine Village is struggling with a feral cat problem. Recently, the city commission heard concerns from those in town about the growing feline problem, and the resulting waste issues.
Source: Access North Georgia

Helen approves rezoning for Tuscany Villas
Citing the need for viability of existing structures, the Helen City Commission voted Tuesday to rezone Tuscany Villas, located at 26 Midway Street in the city's north end.
Source: Access North Georgia

Wilkins, Holloway and Garmon win seats
City of Helen voters on Tuesday, Nov. 5, returned two incumbents to office and chose a new face as well.
Source: White County News Telegraph

Five candidates, three open seats
The election to fill three seats on Helen’s city commission will be Tuesday, Nov. 5.
Source: White County News Telegraph