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

6/20/2017 BOC Regular Session Agenda

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GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS REGULAR SESSION AGENDA June 20, 2017, at Conference Room of the Administration Building There are no agenda items at this time.

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6/20/2017 BOC Work Session Agenda

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GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WORK SESSION AGENDA June 20, 2017, at Conference Room of the Administration Building There are no agenda items at this time.

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6/6/2017 BOC Regular Session Agenda

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GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS REGULAR SESSION AGENDA June 6, 2017, at Conference Room of the Administration Building There are no agenda items at this time.

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6/6/2017 BOC Work Session Agenda

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GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WORK SESSION AGENDA June 6, 2017, at Conference Room of the Administration Building There are no agenda items at this time.

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5/2/2017 BOC Regular Session Minutes

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GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS REGULAR SESSION MINUTES MAY 2, 2017 The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. in the conference room of the Administration Building. Chairman Hood called the meeting to order. EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION Commissioner Owens read the list of employees with anniversary hire dates in May. Commissioner Steward drew the name of County Employee of the Month Sue Henson. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Chairman Hood asked if there are any additions, omissions, or deletions to the Minutes for the Work Session April 18, 2017, and the Regular Meeting April 18, 2017. Commissioner Sexton made a motion to approve the minutes. Commissioner Owens seconded the motion and Commissioners Cunningham, Sexton, Owens, and Steward voted aye. Motion approved. ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT Interim County Administrator Ledbetter read the report (copy attached). He also announced that the proposed 2018 SPLOST projects were furnished to the Board and he called attention to the dollar figures that have gone up due to the trend in increased SPLOST revenue. The SPOST projection for the 2018 SPLOST has gone up to $48, 606,000. COMMISSIONERS’ REPORT Commissioner Owens reported that he attended a Georgia Emergency Management Training Conference, toured the airport to look at the hangers and future plans for the airport, attended the ACCG Annual Conference in Savannah where he attended a core class there. Commissioner Owens recognized some special guests in attendance, the Boy Scout Troup 22. Commissioner Sexton commented that he attended the meeting of County Chief Executive Officers and North Georgia Regional Commission meeting. Commissioner Steward attended the Chamber of Commerce Development Authority meeting, the ACCG Annual Conference in Savannah, and also completed the last class in the Georgia Academy of Economic. CONSIDERATION OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS None CONSIDERATION OF NEW BUSINESS MALT BEVERAGE, WINE, LIQUOR LICENSE APPLICATION FOR GORDON COUNTY VETERANS, INC. Attorney Ledbetter advised that this is a malt beverage, wine, liquor license application for Gordon County Veterans, Inc. Commissioner Owens asked to confirm that the distance requirements are met on the location. Attorney Ledbetter confirmed that the requirements have been met. Commissioner Steward made a motion to approve the license application for Gordon County Veterans, Inc. Commissioner Owens seconded the motion and Commissioners Steward, Owens and Chairman Hood voted aye. Commissioner Cunningham and Sexton opposed the motion. Motion passed AGREEMENT WITH CARTER WATKINS ARCHITECTS FOR ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES Chairman Hood advised that this is an agreement between Gordon County and Carter Watkins Architects for architectural services and serve as architects for Gordon County. Commissioner Owens made a motion to approve the agreement with Carter Watkins Architects. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and Commissioners Owens, Steward, Cunningham, and Sexton voted aye. Motion passed. MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN FAIRMOUNT AND GORDON COUNTY FOR USE OF PUBLIC SAFETY VEHICLE Attorney Ledbetter advised that this is a memorandum of understanding between the City of Fairmount and Gordon County for use of a public safety vehicle. The City of Fairmount approved the memorandum of understanding at their council meeting last evening. Commissioner Sexton made a motion to approve the memorandum of understanding with the City of Fairmount. Commissioner Owens seconded the motion and Commissioners Owens, Steward, Cunningham, and Sexton voted aye. Motion passed. BID AWARD FOR A FIRE PUMPER APPARATUS FOR THE FIRE DEPARTMENT Chairman Hood advised that...

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5/2/2017 BOC Work Session Minutes

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GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WORK SESSION MINUTES MAY 2, 2017 The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held a Work Session Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. in the conference room of the Administration Building. Chairman Hood called the meeting to order. The Board discussed each item on the agenda for the Regular Meeting and made no changes; one item was added to the Regular Meeting agenda later in the meeting. County Attorney and interim Administrator Jim Ledbetter explained each item on the Regular Meeting agenda. The item for the First Reading of the Proposed Ordinance for Concentrated Poultry Feeding Operations was discussed at length between Attorney/Administrator Ledbetter and the Board members. The suggested timeline submitted to the Board to meet the zoning procedures law and to meet the notice and hearing requirements was accepted by the Board. No changes were made to the proposed ordinance at this time. The hearing dates will be announced via a notice delivered to the newspaper before the adoption of the ordinance. County Attorney Ledbetter advised that there is a request to put a name to two roads as indicated by attached maps and descriptions. The suggested names for the roads are Public Safety Drive and Mission Drive. There was a consensus of the Board to add this item to the Regular Meeting Agenda. County Attorney Ledbetter advised the Board that SBA, who leases the cell phone tower on Highway 53 and other cell towers from Gordon County, wants to extend their contract. They currently lease the Highway 53 cell tower from us and sublease out to AT&T or Verizon. The lease amount is about $20,000 per year and the lease expires in 2024, and according to cell phone tower standards, now is not too soon for them to renew, since most phone services prefer to have leases at least 10 years out. They propose to buy it out at about $280,000 or extend the lease for ten 5-year periods. Attorney Ledbetter spoke with someone that can evaluate the value of our lease for $2,500 on that tower and $1,000 each for the other four towers. There was a consensus of the Board to proceed with getting out an RFP or RFQ for this type service so that the county can get an evaluation of the cell towers. County Attorney Ledbetter spoke to the Board about the search process for filing the County Administrator position. There is a copy of the proposed ad that he would like to go ahead and submit to be run in the paper and other outlets usually used. In discussions with the Chairman, the ad should include experience with project management, also economic development experience was added to the ad, otherwise it is the same ad used the last time the position was open. There was a consensus to have Human Resources proceed with advertising the position. Mr. Kenny Padgett came before the Board and updated the Board members on the recent visit of a paranormal investigative team that visited the Resaca Battlefield site. Mr. Padgett submitted photos of paranormal activity and played audio of two instances of paranormal activity presented as the result of the investigation by that team. Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to adjourn the Work Session. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and all...

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Administrator’s Report for May 16, 2017

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Administrator’s Report for May 16, 2017

Financial Update Budget Preparation:  The proposed budget is in your material for your review. Copies will be available for pick up by Department Heads and Constitutional Officers in the morning. Financial Reports:  You have the quarterly financial reports for the nine month period ending on March 31, 2017 for your review. 2018 SPLOST:  The County is receiving the revised SPLOST project lists from the municipal governments that account for the increases in projected revenue. Significant Projects and Activity Courthouse Renovation:  The Board of Commissioners approved the hire of Carter and Watkins on May 2nd. We held a preliminary design meeting on May 9th. A meeting is set for May 23rd to review schematic plans. Animal Shelter:  We met with the architects, Carter and Watkins, on May 9th looked at plans of other animal shelters they had designed. Sue Henson attended and offered design suggestions. We expect to review schematic designs on May 24th. Comprehensive Plan:  The first Public Hearing will be held at the Agriculture Center on May 25th at 9:00 a.m. The hearing will be a drop-in informational session to allow community input and inquiry regarding the Plan update. Poultry Ordinance:  The notice of Public Hearing has been advertised in the Calhoun Times. The hearing will take place in the Main Courtroom on June 6, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. prior to the work session and regular meeting. Tire Amnesty Day:  18.4 tons of tires were collected on tire amnesty day. Tax Assessor:  Notices of Assessment will be mailed no later than June 15, 2017. The target date for the tax digest numbers will be mid July subject to the number of appeals filed. Salacoa Park:  The 40 year old septic system has failed. Don Holley and Jeff Champion are working diligently to obtain a new system before the weekend of the Memorial Day holiday. Life Force Helicopter:  Representatives of Erlanger requested a meeting with the Calhoun and Gordon County Administration. The Mayor, City Administrator and I met with them on Monday, May 15th. The representatives of Erlanger shared their vision to expand the Life Force Helicopter facilities at the Tom David...

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FY 2017-18 Recommended Budget and Budget Calendar

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FY 2017-18 Recommended Budget and Budget Calendar

The FY2017-18 Recommended Budget has been posted online along with the timeline of the budget process and adoption.

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County Extension Program Assistant

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The 4-H County Extension Associate position is an exempt professional staff role within UGA Cooperative Extension responsible the delivery of the 4-H program within the assigned county. A high level of independent judgment is required to effectively carry out the essential duties of the job and the incumbent is expected to manage both Extension program administration and 4-H education delivery by developing techniques and procedures as appropriate. This person works cooperatively with all Extension faculty and staff where applicable and is administratively responsible to the appropriate County Extension Coordinator and the District Extension Director. TO APPLY FOR THE POSITION PLEASE VISIT THE UGA JOB...

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4/18/2017 BOC Regular Session Minutes

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GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS REGULAR SESSION MINUTES APRIL 18, 2017 The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. in the conference room of the Administration Building. Chairman Hood called the meeting to order. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Chairman Hood asked if there are any additions, omissions, or deletions to the Minutes for the Work Session April 11, 2017, and the Regular Meeting April 11, 2017. Commissioner Sexton 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 King advised that he has submitted his report to the Board and if there are no questions he would let the written report stand. COMMISSIONERS’ REPORT Commissioner Sexton reported that he attended the Public Works Committee, the Board of Health and the E-911 Banquet. PUBLIC HEARING FOR ZONING Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to open the Public Hearing for Zoning. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and Commissioners Cunningham, Steward, and Sexton voted aye. APPLICATION #Z17-04 D & D INVESTMENTS REQUEST TO REZONE FROM A-1 TO R-5 County Attorney Ledbetter read application Z17-04 D & D Investments request to rezone from A-1 to R-5. 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 application. Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to approve the rezoning application. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and Commissioners Cunningham, Steward, and Sexton voted aye. Motion passed. APPLICATION #Z17-06 DONNY RAY REQUEST TO REZONE FROM R-1 TO R-6 County Attorney Ledbetter read application Z17-06 Donny Ray’s request to rezone from R-1 to R-6. 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 application. Commissioner Steward made a motion to approve the rezoning application. Commissioner Sexton seconded the motion and Commissioners Steward, Sexton, and Cunningham voted aye. Motion passed. Commissioner Steward made a motion to close the public hearing for zoning. Commissioner Cunningham seconded the motion and Commissioners Steward, Cunningham, and Sexton voted aye. Motion passed. CONSIDERATION OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS None CONSIDERATION OF NEW BUSINESS EXTENSION OF TEMPORARY MORATORIUM ON THE ACCEPTANCE OF APPLICATIONS REGARDING NEW OR EXPANSION OF EXISTING COMMERCIAL POULTRY OPERATIONS Commissioner Steward made a motion to extend the Moratorium on the acceptance of applications for new or expansion of existing commercial poultry operations for another 60-day period. Chairman Hood asked for a second and Commissioner Sexton seconded the motion. Commissioner Cunningham asked if the Board has to have a moratorium in order to change the zoning. Attorney Ledbetter advised that you do not have to have a moratorium to change the zoning. Commissioner Cunningham commented that this affects more than just the chicken growers. There are three poultry houses in Fairmount, also the suppliers of the equipment for chicken houses will be affected by a moratorium. Commissioner Cunningham asked that the Board consider those others who would be affected by another moratorium on building of new facilities or expansion. There was some discussion of changing the motion to include lifting the 60-day moratorium sooner if the Board was able to finally have the hearing and come up with an ordinance. However it...

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