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Main Street Board

In 2018, the City of Hahira and the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to join the Georgia Main Street Program as an Affiliate.  Currently there are three (3) tiers for communities to participate in, which include Downtown Affiliate Network, Classic Main Street Program and Georgia's Exceptional Main Streets (GEMS).  The National Main Street Center's Accreditation Process evaluates local Main Street program according to 10 performance standards and provides national recognition to those that meet these standards.  The standards developed by the National Main Street Center (NMSC), in cooperation with the Georgia Main Street coordinating program, provide benchmarks and guidelines on how a Main Street revitalization program should optimally function.  Those 10 standards include:

(1) Broad-Based Community Support
(2) Vision and Mission Statements
(3) Comprehensive Work Plan
(4) Historic Preservation Ethic
(5) Active Board and Committees
(6) Adequate Operating Budget
(7) Paid Professional Staff
(8) Program of Ongoing Training
(9) Reporting of Key Statistics
(10) Main Street Network Membership

A key component for establishing a successful Main Street Program is through the creation of an active board.  The first City of Hahira Main Street Board was appointed by City Council on February 14, 2020 and consists of seven (7) members.  During 2020, the board will develop mission and vision statements, bylaws, district boundary, work plan and more to help further develop the existing Main Street program.  

Board Members

  • Kelly Barr, Chairman - Term Expires 12/31/22
  • Morgan Davis, Vice Chairman - Term Expires 12/31/20
  • Madison Trotter, Secretary - Term Expires 12/31/21
  • Estel Powell - Term Expires 12/31/21
  • Leanne Griffin - Term Expires 12/31/20
  • Megan Crawford - Term Expires 12/31/20
  • Sharon Respess - Term Expires 12/31/22

2020 Meeting Dates & Location
All Main Street Board Meetings will be held on the 2nd Monday of the month and start at 9:30 AM at the Hahira Courthouse (301 W Main Street), with the exception of the June 9, 2020 Meeting.  The June Meeting will serve as the Annual Board Retreat and be held on Tuesday, June 9th from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM at the Depot (220 W Main Street).   
Date Agenda Minutes
January No Meeting N/A
February No Meeting N/A
March 9, 2020 Agenda Minutes
April 13, 2020 Agenda Minutes
May 11, 2020 Agenda Minutes
June 8, 2020 Agenda Minutes
July 13, 2020 Agenda Minutes
August 10, 2020 Agenda Minutes
September 14, 2020 Agenda Minutes
October 12, 2020 Agenda Minutes
November 9, 2020 Agenda Minutes
December 14, 2020 Agenda Minutes
If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Main Street Office at 229-794-2330.

Parks

The City of Hahira currently has seven parks located within the city limits.  The parks range from areas that include playground equipment, picnic benches, ball fields, green space, boardwalk, skate park and much more.  The six small parks are maintained by the City of Hahira and the one large park is maintained by the Valdosta Lowndes Parks & Recreation Authority (VLPRA).  There is no rental fee to have an event in any of the City maintained parks and are first come first serve.  Here is a map to view their locations.    


City Park (0.88 acres)

City Park is located on S. Church Street (between Grace and Randall Streets) and includes playground equipment and picnic benches.  

Smith Park (0.85 acres)

Smith Park is located at the corner of E. Coleman Drive and Barfield Street.  This parks includes playground equipment, picnic benches, and a gazebo.

Lawson Park (1 acre)

Lawson Park is located between E. Main Street and E. Main Street Extension.  This greenspace park is great for relaxing and playing frisbee.  

Boone Triangle Park (0.35 acres)

Boone Triangle Park is located at the the corner of E. Stanfill Street and E. Lawson Street.  This park includes playground equipment and benches.

Wyche Park (0.12 acres)

Wyche Park is located on W. Main Street near Hall Street.  This is a greenspace park with benches.

Webb Miller Park (5.09 acres)

Webb Miller Park is located on Blakley Street and includes playground equipment, covered picnic benches, and ballfields.

North Lowndes Recreation Complex  

North Lowndes Recreation Complex is located in the Industrial Park at the end of Sonny Rogers Memorial Drive.  This park includes multipurpose fields, playground, shelter, skate park, boardwalk, pond, picnic area and restrooms.  In addition, an eight-field soccer complex is under construction and will be opening in late 2019.  To learn more about this park and event rental information, visit VLPRA.  

For more information on any of the City Parks, please contact City Hall at 229-794-2330.

Water, Sewer and Sanitation

Water and Sewer

The City of Hahira is blessed with an abundant and reliable water supply that serves our great community.  In addition, we strive to provide high quality sewer and sanitation services to keep our community clean and environmentally sound.  All new service arrangements can be made at City Hall, which is located at 102 S Church Street Hahira, Georgia 31632.  The following items are required for new services:

  • Utility Services Application (2020)

  • Driver’s License

  • Copy of Lease Agreement (if renting)

  • $100 deposit for residential customers

  • $100 - $500 deposit for commercial customers (based on service requested)

  • $50 deposit for Military residents with valid ID

Sanitation

Sanitation service is mandatory for Residential customers in the City of Hahira.  Rollout garbage containers / cans are provided for each account.  All garbage is collected at curbside and garbage cans should be placed at curbside the evening before the scheduled pickup day.  Collections dates are:

  • Residential Pickup: Wednesday – Friday

  • Commercial Pickup: Days vary based on location

For your specific pickup date, please contact City Hall at (229) 794-2330.  Please note the following:

  • If your garbage can is not curbside, it will NOT be collected until the next scheduled pick-up (Handicapped excluded).

  • Boxes will NOT be picked up curbside.  They can be taken to the Recycle Center.

For an additional fee, curbside collection of yard waste and other non-hazardous material is available.  To utilize this service, you must call (229) 794-2330 to request pickup and the charge is $25.00 per dump-truck load.  This fee can be paid at time of request or can be billed on the following utility billing cycle.       

Yard Waste and Recycling

The City of Hahira offers a free option to dispose of yard waste and recycling to its customers.  The City encourages recycling and is proud to have offered this voluntary recycling program since 1993.   The Recycle Center is located just outside the city limits on Union Road (southbound from Exit 29) and is free to all current Hahira utility customers.  In order to dispose of items at the Recycling Center, a current City of Hahira utility bill and proper identification is required.  Hours of operation are:

  • Wednesday 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

  • Saturday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (closed 12:00 – 1:00 PM for lunch)

    Items Accepted Items NOT Accepted
    Yard Waste Household Garbage
    Appliances Paint
    Cardboard Tires
    Grills Building Materials
    Lawn Mowers Computers
    Equipment Motor Oil
    Furniture (Indoor and Out) Rugs
    Tools Pool Chemicals
    Children's Toys Any Hazardous Waste

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Main Street

 

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229-794-2330

The Hahira Main Street Program is part of the Georgia Main Street Program, which began in 1980 as part of the National Main Street Inititative that was launched by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  The City of Hahira joined the Georgia Main Street - Downtown Affiliate Network on August 7, 2018 and is proud to be one of the 100+ communities statewide that participate.  The Main Street concept is to encourage economic development alongside historic preservation in ways that are appropriate for today’s marketplace. Main Street programs support a return to community self-reliance, local empowerment and the rebuilding of traditional commercial districts based on their unique and individual assets - distinctive architecture, a pedestrian-friendly environment, personal service, local ownership and a sense of community.  The philosophy of the Main Street program is to develop a comprehensive strategy that is designed to meet local needs and opportunities by utilitizing the Four Point Approach: 
  • Economic Vitality
  • Design
  • Promotion
  • Organization

To learn more, visit the Main Street Approach.

Main Street Board

Things to Do

If you are looking for things to do, then come see us in Downtown Hahira.  We have over 40 businesses located in our downtown ranging from boutiques, restaurants, professional services, arts & more.  Plus you can find a variety of special events that are family-friendly throughout the year including a Farmers Market, Senior Art Classes, Independence Day Celebration, Honey Bee Festival, Small Business Saturday, Christmas Tree Lighting & Parade.  To learn more, check out our Events page or visit us on Facebook at Hahira Happenings.  

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How to register my golf cart

Hahira is a golf cart friendly community!  In order to operate your golf cart in Hahira city limits, you must obtain a tag from Hahira City Hall.  There is a one-time fee of $25.00 for the tag that is good for the life of the cart.  The tag MUST be returned to Hahira City Hall upon the sale or disposition of the cart and is NOT transferrable to any other person/family not listed on the tag application.  

To apply for a tag, the application can be found HERE and must be signed off by an officer with Hahira Police Department to ensure that the cart meets the requirements of the orginance.  The cart will need to be taken by trailer to the Police Department for inspection and cannot be driven without the tag.  The City Ordinance can be found HERE containing the rules for use of golf carts within city limits.

If you have any questions, feel free to call City Hall at 229-794-2330.