Chatt Hills now a city

Tue, 06/19/2007 - 9:07pm
By: Ben Nelms
Say hello to Georgia’s newest city. Eighty-three percent of Chattahoochee Hill Country residents voting June 19 cast their ballots in favor of establishing their own city.

Those voting at the north precinct, located at Rico Community Center, cast 391 votes for the new city while 104 voted against the measure. Those voting at the south precinct, located at Palmetto Elementary School, were nearly unanimous in favor of the new city, with 154 “yes” votes and only six votes in opposition. Twenty-two absentee votes were held at Fulton County and were not included in the vote tally.

More than 47 percent of registered voters turned out for the referendum. Chatt Hills has 1,381 registered voters, including 877 in the north precinct and 504 in the south precinct, according to Fulton County Elections Registration Chief John Sullivan.

The City of Chattahoochee Hills will hold elections in November and will begin municipal operations in December.

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