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: Part Time Legal Secretary

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Now Hiring: Part Time Legal Secretary

Gordon County is currently accepting applications for the position of part time legal secretary in the District Attorney’s office. Qualified applicants must possess a high school diploma or equivalency, 2 to 3 years of experience in a clerical position, preferably in a legally related field. Ability to operate all types of office equipment, including but not limited to computers, typewriters, copiers, and facsimile machines. Good communication skills, both verbal and written. Background and drug screening required. Job description available with the application at the Gordon County Administration Building. Applications will be accepted at the Human Resources Department, located in the Gordon County Administration Building, 201 North Wall Street, Calhoun, GA. Applications may also be printed from the County’s website, gordoncounty.org and faxed to 706-629-9516. Deadline to apply is 4:00 p.m. Friday, July 27, 2018. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. GORDON COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY...

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Football and Cheerleading Registration Now Open

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Football and Cheerleading Registration Now Open

Football/Cheerleading registration is now open! The deadline for registration is midnight August 4, 2018. To register, please visit: https://secure.rec1.com/GA/gordon-county-parks/catalog

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Offices Closed, July 4, 2018

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Offices Closed, July 4, 2018

Gordon County Government offices will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, 2018.  The offices will reopen at regular business hours on Thursday, July 5, 2018. *** Photo by Trent Yarnell on Unsplash

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Now Hiring: Basic Firefighter

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Now Hiring:  Basic Firefighter

Gordon County is currently accepting applications for the position of Basic Firefighter.  Qualified applicants should possess the following minimum qualifications and/or abilities: Be at least 18 Years of Age. High School Diploma or equivalent from an accredited program. Valid Georgia Driver’s License (processing to class E or F) and maintain throughout employment. Be physically prepared to take a Timed, Pass or Fail test, which is the Gordon County Fire.  Rescue Physical Ability Test (CPAT) as prescribed by the Georgia Firefighter’s Standards and Training Council (GFSTC.) Ability to pass background check. Ability to pass a physical exam/drug screening. Successful Candidates will be required to complete and pass an 8 week Rookie School to become a State of Georgia Certified Firefighter and maintain this certification throughout employment. Must be able to obtain an Advanced EMT Certification within 2 years of completion of Rookie School and maintain throughout employment. Please direct any questions regarding qualifications & requirements to Training Chief Nathan Saylors at 706-263-5293. Applications will be accepted at the Gordon County Human Resources office located in the County Administration Building, 201 North Wall Street, Calhoun, Georgia 30701.  Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Applications may also be faxed to 706-629-9516 or emailed to jobs@gordoncounty.org.  A job description and other pertinent information may be picked up with the application.  Please complete an official application and consent forms available at the County Administration Building or download from the right sidebar.  Gordon County is an Equal Opportunity...

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6/5/2018 BOC Regular Session Minutes

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GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS REGULAR SESSION MINUTES JUNE 5, 2018 The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held their Regular Meeting on June 5, 2018 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the conference room of the Administration Building. MEMBERS PRESENT BECKY HOOD, CHAIRMAN CHAD STEWARD, VICE CHAIRMAN NORRIS SEXTON, COMMISSIONER BUD OWENS, COMMISSIONER KEVIN CUNNINGHAM, COMMISSIONER OTHERS PRESENT JIM LEDBETTER, COUNTY. ADMINISTRATOR ANNETTE BERRY, COUNTY CLERK MEDIA 14 GUESTS Chairman Hood called the meeting to order. PUBLIC HEARING FOR PROPOSED BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2018/2019 No one signed to speak at the public hearing for the proposed budget. EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION Employees with Anniversary Hire Dates in June Commissioner Sexton read the list of employees with anniversary hire dates in June. Commissioner Cunningham drew the name of Adam Diskey as Employee of the Month for June. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Chairman Hood asked if there are any additions, omissions, or deletions to the Minutes for the Work Session May 15, 2018, and the Regular Meeting May15, 2018. Commissioner Steward made a motion to approve the minutes. Commissioner Cunningham seconded the motion and Commissioners Owens, Cunningham, Sexton, and Steward voted aye. Motion approved. ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT Administrator Ledbetter read the report into the record. COMMISSIONERS’ REPORT Commissioner Steward commented that he attended the College and Career Academy’s Board meeting . Commissioner Cunningham attended the Sheriff’s luncheon and made a couple of visits to the construction site of the Animal Control facility. PUBLIC HEARING FOR ZONING Commissioner Owens made a motion to go into the public hearing for zoning. Commissioner Sexton seconded the motion and all voted aye. APPLICATION #Z18-09 PAM SCOTT AND THE ESTATE OF MAX SCOTT REQUEST TO REZONE FROM A-1 TO R-1 Administrator Ledbetter read application #Z18-09. This comes to the Board of Commissioners from the Planning Commission with their recommendations for approval. No one signed up to speak for or against the rezoning. Commissioner Steward made a motion to approve the rezoning application. Commissioner Owens seconded the motion and Commissioners Steward, Owens, Sexton, and Cunningham voted aye. Motion passed. APPLICATION #Z18-11 BENJAMINE KODY TIMMS’ REQUEST TO REZONE FROM A-1 TO R-1 Administrator Ledbetter read application #Z18-11. This comes to the Board of Commissioners from the Planning Commission with their recommendations for denial. Mr. Timms came before the Board and explained that he would be fine with rezoning the property to RA-1 since the Planning Commission had denied the rezoning request for R-1. Administrator Ledbetter advised that Mr. Timms wishes to amend the rezoning application from R-1 to RA-1, and that there are four speakers signed up to speak regarding the rezoning to R-1 but they might not want to speak now that Mr. Timms is willing to change to RA-1 zoning. They all indicated that they would be fine with RA-1 zoning and didn’t wish to speak. Commissioner Steward made a motion to amend the application to RA-1, and to approve the RA-1 zoning for Application #Z18-11. Commissioner Cunningham seconded the motion and Commissioners Steward, Cunningham, Sexton, and Owens voted aye. Motion passed. APPLICATION #Z18-12 CHERYL JOHNSTON AND THE O’SHIELDS ESTATE REQUEST TO REZONE FROM A-1 TO R-1 Administrator Ledbetter read application #Z18-12. This comes to the Board of Commissioners from the Planning Commission with their recommendations for approval. No one signed to speak for or against the rezoning. Commissioner Cunningham...

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6/5/2018 BOC Work Session Minutes

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GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WORK SESSION MINUTES JUNE 5, 2018 The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held a Work Session Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at 5:30 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 BUD OWENS, COMMISSIONER OTHERS PRESENT JIM LEDBETTER, COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR ANNETTE BERRY, COUNTY CLERK MEDIA 30 GUESTS Chairman Hood called the meeting to order. County Administrator Ledbetter explained the rezonings and discussed with the Board each item on the agenda for the Regular Meeting. There were no changes or additions made to the Agenda. Mr. Kenny Fuquea and Mr. Levi Higdon, both with Santek, came before the Board to give more information regarding a notification sent to the County about a price increase at the Redbone Ridges Landfill. The notification advised that effective June 1st, the current minimum charge of $7.00 will go to $21.00 and effective January 1, 2019 will go to $37.70 with a one-ton minimum, the pricing at the convenience compactor sites will not change from the current 12 cents per pound. Administrator Ledbetter explained that the contract with Santek gives them the right to establish the fees. Mr. Fuquea told the Board that they had posted the fee increase a few weeks ago at the landfill; the concession that Santek is willing to make, is that the January 1, 2019 increase will not be made, the fee will stay at $21.00 with a one-ton minimum. There was discussion of setting a per item fee for large items such as a couch; that issue will be left open for further discussion with Santek management. Administrator Ledbetter advised the Board that CSX Railroad has made a decision to delay the sidetrack extension in Resaca. Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to adjourn the Work Session. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and all voted aye. There being no further business, the Work Session adjourned at 6:00 p.m. and the Board adjourned to the Regular...

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7/17/2018 BOC Work Session Agenda

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GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WORK SESSION AGENDA July 17, 2018, at 5:45 pm Conference Room of the Administration Building DISCUSSION OF REGULAR MEETING AGENDA ITEMS PRELIMINARY DISCUSSION OF ROAD NAME CHANGE REQUEST FOR PINE VIEW DRIVE A/K/A PINE VIEW WAY UPDATE ON OPIOD LITIGATION STATUS   REMINDERS AND INFORMATION Next Commissioners Meeting – August 17, 2018 Voluntary Boards – Current Vacancies and Expired Appointments...

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7/17/2018 BOC Regular Session Agenda

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GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS REGULAR SESSION AGENDA July 17, 2018, at 6:00 pm Conference Room of the Administration Building CALL TO ORDER INVOCATION AND PLEDGE APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Work Session and Regular Meeting July 10, 2018 ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT COMMISSIONERS’ REPORT PUBLIC HEARING FOR ZONING A.  Appl. #Z18-17 Anthony Jeffords’ Request to Rezone from A-1 to R-4 B.  Appl. #Z18-18 Michael Hicks’ Request to Rezone from A-1 to R-1 CONSIDERATION OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS None CONSIDERATION OF NEW BUSINESS A.  Declaration of Surplus Property for Sheriff’s Department for Miscellaneous Firearms ADJOURN...

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7/10/2018 BOC Work Session Agenda

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GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WORK SESSION AGENDA July 10, 2018, at 5:30 pm Conference Room of the Administration Building DISCUSSIOIN OF REGULAR MEETING AGENDA ITEMS EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR LEGAL MATTERS   REMINDERS AND INFORMATION Next Commissioners Meeting – July 17, 2018 Administration Committee Meeting Thursday July 12 at 12:00 noon Voluntary Boards – Current Vacancies and Expired...

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7/10/2018 BOC Regular Session Agenda

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GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS REGULAR SESSION AGENDA July 10, 2018, at 6:00 pm Conference Room of the Administration Building CALL TO ORDER INVOCATION AND PLEDGE EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION – Employees with Anniversary Hire Dates in July APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Work Session and Regular Meeting June 19, 2018 ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT COMMISSIONERS’ REPORT PUBLIC HEARING FOR ZONING A.  Appl. #Z18-10 Michael Colburn’s Request to Rezone from A-1 to C-H CONSIDERATION OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS None CONSIDERATION OF NEW BUSINESS A. Appointment to the Library Board for Jim Rosencrance for a Three-Year Term ending June 30, 2021 B.  Renewal of Annual Agreements with Outside Agencies – Winner’s Club, Prevent Child Abuse Gordon County, Hangs-Up Inc., Arts Council,    and          School Nurse Program C.  Request from the Gordon County Historic Preservation Commission for Board Approval of Recommendation to Georgia Department of Transportation ADJOURN MEETING...

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