Building Inspection

Building Inspections

The Building Inspection Department is responsible for enforcing various county ordinances that regulate and protect public health, safety, and welfare as related to existing buildings and new construction in the unincorporated areas of the county as well as in the cities of Plainville, Ranger, and Resaca. This department serves as the first point of contact for residents and developers seeking assistance with flood plain management, soil and erosion control standards, land disturbing activities, and utility construction. This department issues all construction permits and performs plan reviews to determine code compliance. In addition, this department enforces the following county ordinances: Building Code Ordinance, Wetland Protection Ordinance, Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Ordinance, Nuisance Ordinance (unsafe buildings), Manufactured Homes Ordinance, Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance, and the Sign Ordinance. Also, this department assists the Planning & Development Department with reviewing subdivision development plans. This department generates revenue from building inspection and permit fees, land disturbing permit fees, and plat/development plan review fees.

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Contact Information:
Tom Burgess, Director
Gordon County Wall Street Annex, First Floor
200 South Wall Street
Calhoun, GA 30701
Phone: 706-629-0505
Fax: 706-625-8253

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

 

Latest Press Releases & Public Notices

Now Hiring: Public Safety Telecommunicator

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Now Hiring: Public Safety Telecommunicator

Gordon County is accepting applications for a full time Public Safety Telecommunicator for the E-911 Facility. Candidate must have a high school diploma from an accredited high school or an equivalency from an accredited program, preferably EMD certified, but will train. Candidate should have computer keyboard knowledge and the ability to exercise good judgement in crises. Must be willing to work flexible hours, holidays, weekends, and rotating shifts. Must pass pre-employment written and oral exam, drug screening and a criminal background check. A job description and other pertinent information may be picked up with the application at the Human Resources Office, in the Gordon County Administration Building, located at 201 North Wall Street, Calhoun, Georgia. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. Please complete an official application available at the County Administration Building or download online, along with consent forms (consent forms must be notarized), at gordoncounty.org. No telephone calls please. Gordon County is an Equal Opportunity...

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BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

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BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING NOVEMBER 29, 2017 ADMINISTRATION CONFERENCE ROOM  

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2018-BG101 Install Flooring Gordon County DFACS

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2018-BG101 Install Flooring Gordon County DFACS

The Gordon County Board of Commissioners will be accepting sealed written Bids from qualified vendors to install County supplied flooring (LVT) in the Gordon County DFACS building.   Bid Documents: 2018-BG101 DFACS Flooring

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Now Hiring: Animal Control Officer

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Now Hiring: Animal Control Officer

ANIMGordon County is currently accepting applications for a full time Animal Control Officer to work in the Animal Control Department. Duties will include, but are not limited to responding to calls concerning various animal issues, greeting the public coming in to the facility, answering the phone, feeding animal, cleaning and maintaining the kennel area. Applicants should possess a high school diploma or equivalency from an accredited program and one (1) year of work experience that demonstrates a proven record of timeliness and dependability. Must have a valid Georgia Driver’s License and good driving record. Background check and drug screening required. Please apply at the Human Resources Office, located in the Gordon County Administration Building, 201 North Wall Street, Calhoun, Georgia. Applications along with completed and notarized consent forms may also be faxed to 706-629-9516 or emailed to jobs@gordoncounty.org. Position will remain open until filled. Applications and consent forms may be found on the county website at gordoncounty.org. No telephone calls please. Gordon County is an Equal Opportunity...

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7/10/2017 Historic Preservation Commission Minutes

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Gordon County Historic Preservation Commission Minutes July 10, 2017 Members Present Kenny Padgett, Chairman Betty Ann Surdykowski, Vice Chairman David Mitchell Jeff Henderson Jim Weaver Staff Present Ursula Richardson, Planning & Development Sandy Padgett, Secretary Guests Present Jeff Poe, Advanced Electrical Co. Regular Meeting Chairman Padgett called the meeting to order at approximately 5:00 p.m., welcoming all in attendance. Minutes from June 5, 2017 meeting were presented for review and approval. Jeff Henderson made motion to approved minutes; seconded by Betty Ann Surydkowski. All voted aye. New Business Chairman Padgett made HPC aware of a new building request to be built at 1367 Newtown Church Road at the corner of Highway 225. New building would be built adjacent to existing building, Midland Communications. This property is located within the New Echota Overlay District. Jeff Poe, who is with Advanced Electrical Company, gave a brief overview of building to be built and the location. HPC and Jeff Poe briefly discussed building request. Jeff Henderson made motion to approve request to build; seconded by Jim Weaver. All voted aye. Commission Reports Jim Weaver stated he has access to a detector that would enable the lines at Nelson Cemetery to be checked. Jeff Henderson stated State Representative Johnny Meadows recently spoke at the Gordon County Historical Society. Mr. Meadows stated he felt confident that monies would be in the budget for the facility. Unfinished Business Chairman Padgett stated parks have been heavily visited, according to Director Don Holley. Chairman Padgett stated the recent rains have washed out some of the trails at the Fort Wayne Site and they are in need of repair. The General train display will be housed at the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office in the main lobby. A display cabinet with a glass enclosure is currently being built. Jeff Henderson expressed his appreciation for Sheriff Ralston and his support of history. Sheriff Ralston is also having a mural painted on the wall behind the display by local artists. New Business Chairman Padgett shared a request from Gordon County Parks and Recreation with the HPC regarding usage of the Battlefield Park for Cross Country Meets. The regional meet is scheduled for October 3, 2017 followed by October 13, 2017 for Gordon County Championship and October 24, 2017 for region championship meet with a rain date of October 26, 2017. Jeff Henderson made motion to approve request; seconded by David Mitchell. All voted aye. Southern Paranormal Investigators will be visiting the Resaca Confederate Cemetery on Saturday, July 15, 2017. Elections David Mitchell nominated Kenny Padgett to remain Chairman; seconded by Jim Weaver. All voted aye. Adjournment Chairman Padgett stated next meeting is scheduled for Monday, August 7, 2017 @ 5:30 p.m.. Jeff Henderson made motion to adjourn; seconded by Betty Ann Surdykowski. All voted aye. Meeting was adjourned at approximately 5:13...

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8/7/2017 HPC Minutes

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Gordon County Historic Preservation Commission Minutes August 7, 2017 Members Present Kenny Padgett, Chairman Betty Ann Surdykowski, Vice Chairman David Mitchell Jeff Henderson Jim Weaver Staff Present Sandy Padgett, Secretary Regular Meeting Chairman Padgett called the meeting to order at approximately 5:32 p.m.; welcoming all in attendance. Minutes from July 10, 2017 meeting were presented for review and approval. David Mitchell made motion to approve minutes, seconded by Betty Ann Surdykowski. All voted aye. Commission Reports David Mitchell stated he would like to revisit the cemeteries during cooler weather. Jim Weaver and Chairman Padgett agreed to visit the cemeteries with David Mitchell. Jeff Henderson received an email from Jim Langford on August 4, 2017 regarding a ‘Poorhouse’ that is potentially located on his property on McDaniel Road. Jeff Henderson said there were possibly 6 ‘Poorhouses’ in Gordon County from 1900-1910. Jeff Henderson has been researching old doctors of Gordon County up to the era of 1961. Jeff Henderson has researched Doctor James Carson and emailed information to HPC members regarding Dr. Carson. Copy of email filed with minutes. Unfinished Business Chairman Padgett stated the parks continue to be heavily visited. New Business Chairman Padgett stated Southern Paranormal Investigators (SPI) visited the Confederate Cemetery on July 15, 2017 and plan to visit again in the fall. General Train dedication will be Friday, August 11, 2017 @ 2 p.m. at the Sheriff’s Office lobby. Chairman Padgett expressed his appreciation for Sheriff Ralston and his involvement with having the display open to the public. Jeff Henderson will be the guest speaker at the Historical Society meeting on August 17, 2017 @ 6:30 p.m. Chairman Padgett stated the Atlanta History Center is working on a Resaca project. The Atlanta History Center is being renovated. The ‘Texas’ along with the Cyclorama has been relocated to the History Center. The History Center will have a large digital interactive screen with pictures from Resaca. Adjournment Chairman Padgett stated next meeting scheduled in September is on Labor Day and a new meeting date will be determined if need be. David Mitchell made motion to adjourned; seconded by Jim Weaver. All voted aye. Meeting was adjourned at approximately 5:50...

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3rd Annual Meet & Treat

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3rd Annual Meet & Treat

Gordon County E-911 invites everyone to join in their 3rd Annual Meet & Treat. Bring the whole family out to enjoy snacks, drinks, and candy.  The E-911 Center will also be open to tour and for everyone to be able to see the 911 dispatchers at work. The Meet & Treat will be held on October 31, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Gordon County E-911 Center located at 100 Nine One One Blvd Calhoun, GA 30701.  The E-911 center is near the Gordon Hospital.

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10/3/2017 BOC Regular Session Minutes

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GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS REGULAR SESSION MINUTES OCTOBER 3, 2017 The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. in the conference room of the Administration Building. MEMBERS PRESENT BECKY HOOD, CHAIRMAN CHAD STEWARD, VICE CHAIRMAN KEVIN CUNNINGHAM, COMMISSIONER NORRIS SEXTON, COMMISSIONER OTHERS PRESENT JIM LEDBETTER, COUNTY ATTORNEY ANNETTE BERRY, COUNTY CLERK 9 GUESTS Chairman Hood called the meeting to order. EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION Commissioner Cunningham read the list of employees with anniversary hire dates in October. Commissioner Sexton drew the name of Michael Jones with the Sheriff’s Department as Employee of the Month for October. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Chairman Hood asked if there are any additions, omissions, or deletions to the Minutes for the Work Session September 19, 2017, the Regular Meeting September 19, 2017, and the Special Meeting September 25, 2017. Commissioner Steward made a motion to approve the minutes. Commissioner Cunningham seconded the motion and Commissioners Cunningham, Sexton, and Steward, voted aye. Motion approved. ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT County Administrator Ledbetter read the report (copy attached). COMMISSIONERS’ REPORT None CONSIDERATION OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS None CONSIDERATION OF NEW BUSINESS BID AWARD FOR NEW FUEL CONTRACT FOR GASOLINE AND DIESEL FOR GORDON COUNTY County Administrator/Attorney Ledbetter advised that the County solicited for bids and received responses from seven vendors. After evaluation by staff, the recommendation is to award the bid to Petroleum Traders Corp with the lowest responsive bid to supply gasoline and diesel for Gordon County. Commissioner Sexton made a motion to award the bid to Petroleum Traders Corp. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and Commissioners Steward, Cunningham, and Sexton voted aye. Motion passed. APPOINTMENT TO THE FAMILY AND CHILDREN SERVICES BOARD FOR ROBERT HUGHES, SERGEANT WITH THE CALHOUN POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR AN UNEXPIRED TERM ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2018 Chairman Hood advised that this is an appointment to the Family and Children Services Board for Robert Hughes with the Calhoun Police Department, to fill the unexpired term of member Tony Pyle whose term ends September 30, 2018. Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to approve the appointment of Robert Hughes to the Family and Children Services Board. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and Commissioners Cunningham, Steward, and Sexton voted aye. Motion passed. REQUEST FROM THE HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION FOR A PARANORMAL INVESTIGATION AT FORT WAYNE HISTORIC SITE Chairman Hood advised that this item is a request from the Historic Preservation Commission to allow a paranormal investigation at the Fort Wayne Historic Site. Commissioner Sexton made a motion to approve the request from the Historic Preservation Commission. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and Commissioners, Sexton, Steward, and Cunningham voted aye. Motion passed. ADJOURNMENT Commissioner Steward made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Commissioner Sexton seconded the motion and all voted aye. There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:07...

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10/3/2017 BOC Work Session Minutes

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GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WORK SESSION MINUTES OCTOBER 3, 2017 The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held a Work Session Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 5:45 p.m. in the conference room of the Administration Building. MEMBERS PRESENT BECKY HOOD, CHAIRMAN CHAD STEWARD, VICE CHAIRMAN NORRIS SEXTON, COMMISSIONER KEVIN CUNNINGHAM, COMMISSIONER OTHERS PRESENT JIM LEDBETTER, COUNTY ATTORNEY ANNETTE BERRY, COUNTY CLERK 10 GUESTS Chairman Hood called the meeting to order. County Administrator/Attorney Ledbetter discussed with the Board each item on the Agenda for the Regular Meeting and one item was corrected, and with no additions to the agenda. Mr. Martin Vaughn, with the Purchasing Department explained to the Board the item for a fuel contract award and Mr. Kenny Padgett with Friends of Resaca explained the request from the Historic Preservation Commission for a paranormal investigation at the Fort Wayne property. The Board discussed the request from the Department of Family and Children Services for new flooring for their building. Ms. Diane Kirby, Chairperson of the Board of Family and Children Services, explained to the Board that the request is for LVP flooring in high traffic areas and carpet in the other areas. After discussing price comparisons, the Board of Commissioners recommended that LVP should be used in all areas. Commissioner Steward recommended contacting one of the manufacturing plants and requesting that they consider donating the flooring or giving a deal on the price. There was a consensus of the Board to move forward with the LVP flooring and to check with local manufacturers to see if they would help in some way. County Administrator/Attorney Ledbetter presented Ordinance Officer Jim Bradford with the certificate of completion of a rigorous program to achieve his level one certification. Officer Bradford is now working on his level two. Administrator Ledbetter congratulated Officer Bradford for this achievement. Commissioner Sexton made a motion to adjourn the Work Session. Commissioner Cunningham seconded the motion and all voted aye. There being no further business, the Work Session adjourned at 5:40...

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11/21/2017 BOC Regular Session Agenda

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GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS REGULAR SESSION AGENDA NOVEMBER 21, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. Conference Room of the Administration Building CALL TO ORDER INVOCATION AND PLEDGE APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Work Session and Regular Meeting November 7, 2017 ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT COMMISSIONERS’ REPORT PUBLIC HEARING FOR ZONING   Appl. #Z17-17 HibbyMo Properties Sonoraville LLC’s Request to Rezone from A-1 to C-G Appl. #Z17-18 CK5 Investments LLC’s Request to Rezone from A- to I-1   CONSIDERATION OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS None CONSIDERATION OF NEW BUSINESS A.  Re-Appointment of Courtney Taylor to the Northwest Georgia Region One EMS for a two-year term ending 1/1/2020 B.  Bid award for Stripping and Signage Funded from the Georgia DOT 2018 LMIG Off-System Safety Grant C.  Declaration of Surplus Property D.  Lease Agreement with Prevent Child Abuse Gordon County for 320 River Street facility ADJOURN...

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