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The City of Porterdale is in the process of completing a public improvment project to upgrade sewer lines in the community utilizing funds from a Community Development Block Grant. To remain compliant with receiving the funding for the grant, the city agrees to share with citizens the link to the



Meeting of the Porterdale City Council by Teleconference on Monday June 8 at 6:30 PM
The public can dial in to attend the meeting
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Teleconference Meeting
Porterdale City Hall - 2800 Main St.


Monday, June 8, 2020 at 6:30 pm


Mayor Arline Chapman


Councilmembers: Niki Wescott, Linda Finger, Tim Savage, Mike Harper, Lowell Chambers


Interim City Manager Robert Witcher, City Attorney Tim D. Chambers, and City Clerk Linda Hanna




1)      Call to Order – Mayor Arline Chapman


2)      Invocation – Mayor Arline Chapman


3)      Pledge of Allegiance – Mayor Arline Chapman


4)      Additional Agenda Items


5)      Approval of Agenda


6)      Review and Approval of City Council Minutes


a)      May 11, 2020 Teleconference Meeting


7)      Discussion and approval of annual Harris Local Government contract for 2020 Property Tax Billing and Support Services.


8)      DCA Comprehensive Plan Update


9)      Comments by City Council


10)   Adjournment.


A Declaration Of A State Of Emergency Arising Because of Covid-19 And Emergency Ordinance Taking Emergency Measures Providing For Mandatory Shelter in Place, Providing For Exemptions From Mandatory Shelter In Place For Essential Functions, And For  Purposes Related Thereto.

On March 26, 2020, the City of Porterdale passed a resolution aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19. Highlights from the Resolution include:

A Shelter in Place mandate. Residents are required to shelter in place from midnight on March 26, 2020 to 11:59 p.m. on April 7, 2020 at 11:59 PM.
All persons must maintain a minimum six-foot separation outside their home.

Essential travel is exempt from the Shelter in Place mandate. Essential travel includes travel to an essential business, to care for another person, for a health care need, to obtain or deliver necessary services or supplies, to engage in outdoor activity, to work at an essential business or to perform minimum basis operations at a business closed to the public.

 All non-essential businesses must close. These are detailed in the attached Resolution. If you require additional information email 



The City of Porterdale sits astride the Yellow River on S.R. 81 in Newton County. It is approximately 36 miles east of Atlanta, and 47 miles south of Athens. Porterdale was founded in 1830 and developed as a mill town beginning with a grist mill, saw mill and foundry. Later, Bibb Manufacturing Company operated what was at the time the largest twine mill up through the end of World War II. The mill was the county's main employer, and operated the areas only fully staffed hospital, provided recreation programs for the mill workers and their children, and built beautifully designed schools and churches within the village limits.

Everify # 290145 Authorization Date: 12/15/2009