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

Gordon County Offices Closed Monday, May 28, 2018

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Gordon County Offices Closed Monday, May 28, 2018

Gordon County Government offices will be closed Monday, May 28, 2018, and will reopen on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at normal business...

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Road Closures

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Road Closures

***UPDATE as of May 23, 2018 4:45 p.m.*** Miller Ferry Road, Leek Road, and Bearden Lake Road are now open.     ***UPDATE as of May 21, 2018 1:00 p.m.*** Miller Ferry Road is open for traffic. Leek Road is closed due to a culvert replacement. Bearden Lake Road has one lane closed.   ***UPDATE*** From the Gordon County Public Works Department   As of 4:30 pm Saturday, May 19th, 2018 the only road that is closed is Millers Ferry Rd.   Leek Rd and Bearden Lake Rd both have one lane closed.   There are still several spots throughout the county where water covers a partial lane but is passable. ——————————————————- The following roads have sections of road closures due to high water as of May 19th at 10 a.m. Dews Pond Road Union Grove Church Road Morrow Road Miller Ferry Road McDaniel Station Road at Kinman McDaniel Station Road at South Holcomb Road Johnson Lake Road Tremble Hollow Road near 41 south Cash Road near Hwy 53 Blackwood Place Blackwood Court Campbell Road Oak Grove Road Farmville Road Plainview Road Erwin Road Blaylock Road Lance Road McCreary Road Big Springs...

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Admin Report for May 15, 2018

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Admin Report for May 15, 2018

FINANCIAL REPORT Revenue and Expenditure Budget Report for Nine Months ended March 31, 2018:  The Board has received the 9 month report which reflects 75% of the budget year. Total General Fund revenue for the current fiscal year to date is $27,061,642.26 compared to the same period in the previous year at $26,040,509. BUDGET:  The Board of Commissioners receives the recommended budget for F/Y 2018-2019 tonight. H/B 489 Service Delivery Strategy:  County staff continues to work on SDS negotiations. SIGNIFICANT PROJECTS AND ACTIVITY Animal Shelter:  The walls are going up. Progress has been a little slow and the contractor has added additional masons to complete the block work. The roof trusses are on site for installation. Santek:  The county ordinance officer received a report and photo of a trash fire at the Redbone Ridges landfill. Santek reports: “We had a fire Saturday.  We had it contained and extinguished by 11:30 a.m.  We keep a stockpile of soil close to our working area for fire prevention, it is applied to cut off the oxygen source and extinguish the flames.  Fires happen sometimes in landfill operations but our Employees are trained to handle them safely.  It’s hard to determine what causes a landfill fire.  It could have been someone who disposed of a burn barrel that was still hot or anything that would have caused a spark or flame.  Our standard is to stay safe and prepared.” Early Voting:  Early voting for the May primary election continue through this Friday, May 18. The primary election is next Tuesday, May 22. Economic Development:  Your Administrator is now a Graduate of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development. Comprehensive Plan:  The proposed comprehensive plan is posted online. No comments have been received to date. Rivers to Ridges Trail Plan:  Don Holley and I attended a joint meeting with the City of Calhoun and Appalachian Regional Commission to discuss grants and funding for the trail program. Cost of Asphalt has increased:  Public works reports the cost of asphalt has increased about $20 per ton this month. This will directly impact the county paving budget by increasing paving...

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FY 2018-19 Recommended Budget

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FY 2018-19 Recommended Budget

The Gordon County FY 2018-19 Recommended Budget is available for review in person at the Gordon County Administration Building located at 201 North Wall Street Calhoun, GA 30701 or by click the link below. The Gordon County FY 2018-19 Recommended Budget Budget Calendar May 16, 2018 Copy of recommended budget displayed in the County Clerk’s Office and Library for public review. Copy of recommended budget sent to the Calhoun Times. Copy of recommended budget posted to the Gordon County web site (www.gordoncounty.org). May 17 – June 5, 2018 Budget workshops with the Board of Commissioners and county staff to discuss the recommended budget. May 9, 16 & 23, 2018 Newspaper advertisement notifying the public that the recommended budget is available for review and the time and date of the budget public hearing. June 5, 2018 Budget public hearing to obtain citizen comments (during commission meeting). June 6 & 13, 2018 Newspaper advertisement notifying the public that the recommended budget is available for review and the time and date of the adoption of the budget resolution. June 19, 2018 Adoption of the budget resolution (during commission meeting). July 1, 2018 FY 2018-19 budget in effect through June 30,...

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4/10/2018 BOC Regular Session Minutes

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GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS REGULAR SESSION MINUTES APRIL 10, 2018 The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held their Regular Meeting on April 10, 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 KEVIN CUNNINGHAM, COMMISSIONER BUD OWENS, COMMISSIONER OTHERS PRESENT JIM LEDBETTER, CTY. ADMINISTRATOR ANNETTE BERRY, COUNTY CLERK MEDIA 4 GUESTS Chairman Hood called the meeting to order. EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION Employees with Anniversary Hire Dates in April Commissioner Cunningham read the list of employees with anniversary hire dates in April. Commissioner Steward drew the name of Jimmy Avery with the Fire Department as Employee of the Month of April. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Chairman Hood asked if there are any additions, omissions, or deletions to the Minutes for the Work Session March 20, 2018, and the Regular Meeting March 20, 2018. Commissioner Sexton made a motion to approve the minutes. Commissioner Owens 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 Owens reported that he attended the Georgia Department of Public Health’s town hall meetings in Bartow County and Murray County. Also attended a lunch meeting with a Floyd County Commissioner regarding regional economic development opportunities, and attended the Calhoun City Council meeting. Commissioner Steward commented that he attended the College and Career Academy 2nd annual meeting. Commissioner Cunningham attended the Public Safety Committee Meeting, and he met with the architects at the Animal Control facility site. Chairman Hood recognized the attendance of a student attending the meeting as part of his course work for the Youth Leadership Class. CONSIDERATION OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS None CONSIDERATION OF NEW BUSINESS AT&T FIRSTNET AGREEMENT TO PROVIDE DIGITAL WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT AND SERVICES FOR GORDON COUNTY Chairman Hood advised that this is an agreement with AT&T for FirstNet to provide digital wireless telecommunications equipment and services. Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to approve the agreement. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and Commissioners Cunningham, Steward, Sexton, and Owens voted aye. Motion passed. BUDGET AMENDMENT FOR THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE CONDEMNATION FUND TO REPLACING A PATROL CAR Chairman Hood advised that this is a budget amendment for the Sheriff Office’s Condemnation Fund in the amount of $6,250 to help cover the cost of replacing a patrol car that was wrecked. The total budgeted amount of $25,542 plus the $6,250 covers the full cost to replace the wrecked patrol car. Commissioner Sexton made a motion to approve the budget amendment for the Sheriff’s office. Commissioner Owens seconded the motion and Commissioners Sexton, Owens, Steward, and Cunningham voted aye. Motion passed. PROCLAMATION FOR APRIL AS DONATE LIFE MONTH Commissioner Owens read the Proclamation for April as Donate Life Month for LifeLink, a donate life organization. ADJOURNMENT Commissioner Sexton made a motion to adjourn the Regular Meeting. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and all voted aye. There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:20...

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4/10/2018 BOC Work Session Minutes

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GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WORK SESSION MINUTES APRIL 10, 2018 The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held a Work Session Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 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 BUD OWENS, COMMISSIONER OTHERS PRESENT JIM LEDBETTER, COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR ANNETTE BERRY, COUNTY CLERK MEDIA 4 GUESTS Chairman Hood called the meeting to order. County Administrator Ledbetter discussed with the Board each item on the agenda for the Regular Meeting. There were no changes or additions made to the Agenda. Commissioner Steward made a motion to adjourn the Work Session. Commissioner Owens seconded the motion and all voted aye. There being no further business, the Work Session adjourned at 5:52...

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4/17/2018 BOC Regular Session Minutes

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GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS REGULAR SESSION MINUTES APRIL 17, 2018 The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held their Regular Meeting on April 17, 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, CTY. ADMINISTRATOR ANNETTE BERRY, COUNTY CLERK MEDIA 14 GUESTS 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 10, 2018, and the Regular Meeting April 10, 2018. Commissioner Sexton made a motion to approve the minutes. Commissioner Owens 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 Owens reported that he attended a meeting with representatives from Gordon Hospital regarding the contract proposal, also facilitated the Leadership Calhoun/Gordon Outdoor Adventure, and spoke on Leadership at Berry College. Commissioner Steward commented that he and Commissioner Cunningham and Chairman Hood attended the Republican Party meeting. PUBLIC HEARING FOR ZONING Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to open the public hearing for zoning. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and all voted aye. APPLICATION #Z18-05 DONALD AND ANGELA STANLEY’S REQUEST TO REZONE FROM A-1 TO R-6 Administrator Ledbetter advised that this is a rezoning request from Donald and Angela Stanley to rezone from A-1 to R-6. This comes to the Board of Commissioner from the Planning Commission with their recommendations for approval. Also advised that there is a comment on one of the departmental reviews from the Road Department that the property has an existing driveway but does not meet county code due to size of the pipe and type. Property owner will need to contact Public Works for proper installation and permit. No one signed to speak for or against the rezoning. Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to approve the rezoning from A-1 to R-6. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and Commissioners Cunningham, Steward, Owens, and Sexton voted aye. Motion passed. APPLICATION #Z18-06 PILGRIMS PRIDE CORPORATION’S REQUEST TO REZONE FROM A-1 TO I-1 Administrator Ledbetter advised that this is a rezoning request from Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation to rezone from A-1 to I-1. This comes to the Board of Commissioners from the Planning Commission with their recommendations for approval. No one signed to speak in opposition to the rezoning. This matter is for construction of a feed mill. Mr. Jeff Watkins representing the applicant came before the Board to explain the rezoning and to answer questions. Mr. Watkins advised that the company presently operates a mill in Calhoun, that site is much outdated. If the zoning is approved, it will allow the company to move the existing operation to this location and the company will be retaining the existing 68 employees and will add 5 to 10 new jobs initially. Unlike the present location with rail service, they won’t have the issue, because the planned rail loop will keep trains from blocking traffic. Mr. Watkins said he could not comment on the company’s plans for future growth or expansion of this facility. Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to approve the rezoning request from A-1 to I-1. Commissioner...

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4/17/2018 BOC Work Session Minutes

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GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WORK SESSION MINUTES APRIL 17, 2018 The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held a Work Session Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 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 BUD OWENS, COMMISSIONER OTHERS PRESENT JIM LEDBETTER, COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR ANNETTE BERRY, COUNTY CLERK MEDIA 12 GUESTS Chairman Hood called the meeting to order. County Administrator Ledbetter discussed with the Board each item on the agenda for the Regular Meeting and explained the rezonings. There were no changes or additions made to the Agenda. 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 5:50...

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Now Hiring: Public Works

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Now Hiring:  Public Works

Gordon County is currently seeking applications for the Department of Transportation and Public Works. Applicants should possess a high school diploma or equivalency; have the ability to lift up to 50 lbs, and ability to use/operate a variety of tools and equipment, both power and manual. Drug screening required. This is an entry level position. Rate of pay 9.00-10.00/hour. Please apply at the Human Resources Department; located in the Administration Building, 201 North Wall Street, Calhoun, GA. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. A complete job description and other pertinent information may be picked up at the Human Resources Department. Gordon County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. NO PHONE CALLS...

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Road Closed: Miller Ferry Road

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Road Closed: Miller Ferry Road

***UPDATE*** Miller Ferry Road was opened late afternoon on 5/7/2018. ***Original Post*** Miller Ferry Road will be closed today, Monday, May 7, 2018, due to a culvert replacement. The closure will be between Shaw Road and Highway 41. Taylor Bridge Road and South Holcomb Road may be used as an alternate route.

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