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The City of Blue Ridge believes we share a responsibility to help protect our families and community. We are taking precautionary measures to help limit the spread of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in our community. We are encouraging everyone to stay home especially if you have any signs of fever, cough or flu-like symptoms. Business conducted by the City can be done efficiently by phone, email or online. We encourage everyone to use these options during this time. City Hall is open to the public on a limited basis as only 2 customers are allowed in at a time. You must enter the rear door and masks and temperature checks are required. However, the drive-thru is open to meet your needs, whether it be to make a payment, establish new service or inquire about a service. Appointments can also be made for additional services. Also, don't forget that any payment can be placed in the night drop located at the back of the building or paid online. The city hall phone number is 706-632-2091 and the emergency after hours number is 706-455-0768. Please be patient as we are operating with a limited staff.
For accurate and reliable information about COVID-19 state-wide log on to https://dph.georgia.gov/novelcoronavirus or https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.
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About Blue Ridge, Georgia
Incorporated in 1886 and located in the northeast corner of Georgia, the City of Blue Ridge is the county seat of Fannin County. The City consists of 2.2 square miles and has a population of 1,290, according to the 2010 census. Named for the southern reach of the Appalachian Mountain Range that stretches into the area, the City of Blue Ridge boasts beautiful mountain views. With key water features, such as Lake Blue Ridge and the Toccoa River, Blue Ridge is the Trout Fishing Capital of Georgia. As well as being surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains and near the southern tip of the Appalachian Trail, the area draws tourists and outdoors men from all over.
The downtown area boasts quaint shops and eclectic restaurants along with festivals and plenty of activities for residents and tourists all in a small town setting. Tracks for the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway bisect the downtown area, with the Scenic Railway itself operating out of the town's historic 100 year old Depot. The downtown area also serves as host for multiple festivals and the City is home to one of the few drive-ins in North Georgia, the Swan Drive-In theater.
The City of Blue Ridge operates under the direction of the City Council, which consists of the Mayor and five Council Members, all elected at large. The Council represents the interests of the citizens by adopting public policies and determining the scope of services and tax levels. The Council also approves ordinances, new projects and programs, and adopts the annual budget.
The Water and Sewer Department services approximately 2,500 customers and the Street Department maintains approximately 28 miles of City streets.
The U.S. Census Bureau is currently seeking applicants to staff the 2020 Census Operations. These jobs start at $17/hour. They provide a mileage reimbursement, flexible schedule, and paid training. Most jobs can be worked full or part-time. No experience is needed for these jobs. Most jobs are operational work, 6-10 weeks per operation. There are multiple operations to perform in every county. Anyone over the age of 18, and a U.S. citizen is encouraged to apply at 2020census.gov/jobs. For more information, contact Jessie Clayton, Partnership Specialist, by calling 470-889-6530 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Federally issued identification number: 151205 9-11-08.