Frequently Asked Questions
Question: How many residents are there currently in the City?
Answer:There are currently about 2400 residents.
Question: How many acres are included within the City limits?
Answer: The City encompasses about 32,100 acres. Approximately 56 sq. miles.
Question: How many miles of paved roads are in the City limits?
Answer: There are currently 66 miles of paved roads.
Question: How many miles of gravel roads are in the City limits?
Answer: There are currently 35 miles of gravel roads.
Message to the Citizens of Chattahoochee Hills from Michael G. Jackson, Interim City Manager
I have made my decision on whether to reinstate former Police Chief Matt Rook.
For a month now, I have been struggling with this decision. I have pledged to the citizens of Chattahoochee Hills that I would make the best decision I was capable of making. I have made this decision with my head, my heart and my gut, which are all in agreement, and with one overarching concern: what is the best possible outcome for the City of Chattahoochee Hills, everyone and everything considered, going forward.
I have received a great deal of input from many citizens through email, telephone contact and personal face-to-face meetings. I have never said “No” to anyone who wanted to discuss this issue with me.
Much of the input I received was from citizens who want to see Matt Rook reinstated. Indeed, they were very vocal in their support of Mr. Rook. I also received a great deal of input from citizens who oppose Mr. Rook’s reinstatement. I appreciate all of the input from both sides of the issue.
I considered all of the information provided to me. Clearly, Mr. Rook excelled in his effort of community policing and he should be applauded for those accomplishments. However, my task was not to focus solely on that one area but to look at his complete job performance. As with most, if not all, employees, there are areas in which he excelled and areas which needed improvement. Since this is a personnel matter, the law restricts what information may be shared and I must follow the law. Thus, I will leave my comments to those generalities.
In addition, to be fair to Mr. Rook, as far as I know, he is not behind the push to have him reinstated. I do know that he has not applied for reinstatement or for rescission of his resignation. I am certain he is searching for other law enforcement opportunities and I hope that the “publicness” of the reinstatement push does not somehow negatively impact those efforts. My decision is based on a multitude of factors, including the overall best interests of the City of Chattahoochee Hills, and is not limited to just job performance. I do not want my comments or my decision to have any impact on Mr. Rook’s career and no inference on his abilities as a police officer or chief should be drawn from my decision.
To repeat myself, I have pondered this decision for a month. It was an unhurried, thoughtful, deliberative decision-making process and I seriously considered all input received by me from Chattahoochee Hills citizens. As required by the Charter of the City of Chattahoochee Hills, I have made my decision and believe it to be the right one.
Former Police Chief Matt Rook will not be reinstated.
The city is seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:
Download the application form here.
New Zoning and Related Ordinances
On May 5th the City Council voted to adopt the following ordinances:
- New Zoning Ordinance (2.7 MB pdf).
- New zoning map (1.6 MB pdf).
- New Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance (2.3 MB pdf).
- New TDR Ordinance (500 KB pdf).
- New Sign Ordinance (300 KB pdf).
For further information please contact Mike Morton – firstname.lastname@example.org
Our New Trail Map of Cochran Mill Park is available here
Contact Station 51 to obtain a burn permit. Permits are still required with the state wide burn ban lift. Call 770-463-8177 before burning.
Parking Fees and 2016 Parking Passes
The City Council of Chattahoochee Hills has approved a parking fee for Cochran Mill Park and Hutcheson Ferry Park starting May 1, 2013. Funds collected will be used to improve and enhance all parks within the city limits. All city residents qualify for free parking passes and non-residents may purchase low-cost annual passes. More information and the 2016 application are available here.