Sewer System Smoke Test

Beginning the week of July 26, EOM operations will be conducting a smoke test of the sewer system in the areas near Moore Avenue and Rogers Street. In the event you see smoke coming from vent pipes on your roof or around your toilet, sink, shower, or tub drains, DO NOT be alarmed. The smoke being used is completely human and pet-friendly. If the smoke does appear in the areas mentioned, it may indicate that you have an internal plumbing issue. Questions? Contact Public Works at (912) 330-8650. 

City Council Planning Retreat

Notice is hereby given that the Mayor and Council of the City of Pooler, GA are holding a planning retreat including an executive session to discuss personnel, legal, and/or real estate matters on Thursday, July 29, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at The Club at Savannah Quarters, 8 Palladian Way, Pooler, GA 31322. All interested parties are invited to attend.

Notice Of Property Tax Increase

NOTICE OF PROPERTY TAX INCREASE

The City of Pooler, Georgia has tentatively adopted a millage rate which will require an increase in property taxes by 27.80 percent.

All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearings on this tax increase to be held at City Hall on Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 3:00 p.m., Friday, July 16, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.,  Monday, July 19, 2021 at 6:00 p.m., and Monday, July 26 at 12:00 p.m. The millage rate will be set at a Special Called Meeting of Mayor and Council to be held Monday, July 26 at 12:00 p.m. at City Hall,100 US Highway 80, Pooler, GA 31322.

This tentative increase will result in a millage rate of 4.597 mills, an increase of one (1) mill. Without this tentative tax increase, the millage rate will be no more than 3.597 mills. The proposed tax increase for a home with a fair market value of $175,000 is approximately $70 and the proposed tax increase for non-homestead property with a fair market value of $200,000 is approximately $80.

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City Hall Closure 7/7

Due to the inclement weather, we will be closing today at 3:00pm. We plan to open as scheduled tomorrow 7/8/21.

Public Notice: Minor Wastewater Discharge Reported to EPD

Public Notice: MINOR WASTEWATER DISCHARGE REPORTED TO EPD:

EPD Coastal District
400 Commerce Center Dr.
Brunswick, GA 31523

DATE OF MINOR DISCHARGE: Tuesday, June 29, 2021

REPORT SUBMITTED: Wednesday, June 30, 2021

LOCATION OF MINOR DISCHARGE: Ditch near the intersection of Pooler Pkwy and Durham Park Blvd. (32.126239, -81.259467)

CAUSE OF DISCHARGE: The cause of the discharge was a failed air relief valve.

ESTIMATED DISCHARGE: Estimated less than 4000 gallons.

RECEIVING WATERS: Pipemakers Canal, a tributary of the Ogeechee River.

CORRECTIVE ACTION TAKEN: The air relief was repaired. The affected area was neutralized with calcium hydroxide, and discharge was 90% recovered.

SPILL STATUS: Discharge is no longer leaking.

CORRECTIVE ACTION TAKEN TO PREVENT FUTURE DISCHARGE: Replacement of the air relief valve.

SIGNS POSTED: Wednesday, June 30, 2021

MEDIA/HEALTH DEPARTMENT/ OTHERS NOTIFIED: Spirit Newspaper, WRQH Savannah, WSAV TV, and the Chatham County Health Department

CONTACTS: Charles Heino Office: 912-445-0050 Mobile: 912-445-1884

Savannah Quarters ERPD and Public Meeting Notice

The City of Pooler hereby gives notice that a public meeting will be held to discuss a wastewater improvement project funded by Georgia’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSF) on July 20, 2021 at 5:00 PM in the Pooler City Hall located at 100 SW Highway 80, Pooler, Georgia 31322. The proposed project consists of the Savannah Quarters Master Lift Station upgrade and 18-inch sanitary sewer force main to the City of Pooler Wastewater Treatment Plant. The purposes of the public meeting are to:

  1. Inform the public of the need for improvements to the City’s wastewater system.
  2. To comply with Section 391-3-6-.02 of Georgia’s Water Quality Control Rules (and amendments thereto).
  3. To encourage public involvement in the development of a plan to improve the wastewater system

During the public meeting the City will attempt to identify public preferences for alternative methods of replacement and capacity upgrade of the force main and pump station. These alternatives are evaluated and included in the City’s Environmental Review and Planning Document (ERPD). The ERPD is available for public inspection through the date of the public meeting at City Hall during normal business hours. Your participation is encouraged and considered essential to the selection and development
of the final plan to be adopted prior to its approval by the State of Georgia, Department of Natural Resources. You may view the Lift Station Environmental Review and Planning document here. For additional information, contact Jennifer Oetgen, HUSSEY GAY BELL at 912-354-4626 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Proposed Ordinance Amendment: Chapter 6 – Alcoholic Beverages

At the May 17, 2021 City Council Meeting, a public hearing was held for the first reading of Ordinance O2021-05.A – Amendment to the Pooler Code of Ordinances, Chapter 6 – Alcoholic Beverages. City Council voted unanimously to postpone this item in order to allow additional time for public feedback and for review as a group. The draft ordinance is available by clicking here. Please submit your comments for Council to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Farmers to Families Free Food Event | May 26

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Join us at the Pooler Recreation Park on Rogers Street this Wednesday evening to pick up your free family-sized box of fresh produce, meat, and dairy! The Pooler Lions Club and the First Presbyterian Church of Pooler have partnered with the City of of Pooler to bring residents this Farmers to Families food giveaway. For your safety and convenience, this is a drive-thru event using a "truck to trunk" system; volunteers will be available to place your box directly in your vehicle. All are welcome!

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, May 26 | 4:30-8:00 p.m. (or until supplies run out)

LOCATION: 900 S Rogers St, Pooler, GA 31322-3124

The USDA Farmers to Families Food Box program was initially designed and implemented as a temporary, emergency relief effort to respond to severe market disruption caused by a global pandemic. To date, USDA contractors have delivered over 170,953,217 boxes of fresh groceries to Americans across the country. For more information, visit their website.

County Emergency Rental Assistance

Chatham County has updated the eligibility and guidelines of their Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program. You may view the updates on the county website by clicking here.

Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony

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Join us on the south lawn of City Hall as we pay tribute to our fallen heroes on Monday, May 31, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. This program will feature speakers Ron Stephens, Buddy Carter, and Joe Higgins. Parking will be available in the City Hall public parking lot.

City of Pooler, GA | 100 SW US HW 80, Pooler, GA 31322
City Hall: (912) 748-7261
Police Department: (912) 748-7333

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