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Gordon County Community Vision Survey

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Gordon County Community Vision Survey

Gordon County and the municipalities of Calhoun, Fairmount, Plainville, Ranger and Resaca are in the process of creating a comprehensive plan for the future development of the county for the next 10 years and beyond. Please take a moment and offer your opinion regarding your vision for the future of your community. The plan will focus on the following categories: Economic Development Housing Transportation Natural & Cultural Resources Community Facilities & Services Land Use Intergovernmental Coordination CLICK HERE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SURVEY   Download the...

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Board of Commissioner’s Meeting Has Been Rescheduled

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Board of Commissioner’s Meeting Has Been Rescheduled

The meeting of the Board of Commissioners that was scheduled for this evening (1/16/2018) has been rescheduled to next Tuesday, January 23, 2018.

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Winter Weather Information & Closings

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Winter Weather Information & Closings

Closings and Delays Gordon County Government Gordon County Government offices will delay opening at 11:00 a.m. for Wednesday, January 17, 2018.  Officials will re-evaluate conditions before 9:00 a.m. tomorrow and make further decisions if needed. Board of Commissioner’s Meeting The meeting of the Board of Commissioners has been rescheduled to next Tuesday, January 23, 2018. City of Calhoun Government As of right now, the City of Calhoun government offices will have delayed openings at 10:00 a.m. for Wednesday, January 17, 2018.  This is subject to change based on weather conditions. City and County Schools Both Calhoun City and Gordon County Schools will be closed Wednesday, January 17, 2018 due to inclement weather and the threat of hazardous road conditions.  Stay safe and stay warm. Weather Briefings Posted on January 16, 2018 at 9:00 p.m. Emergency management is working closely with all public safety and public works departments during this winter weather event as conditions continue to deteriorate. According to Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston all roads within Gordon County have become affected by the precipitation and cold temperatures. Roads are becoming very slick and covered in ice with much of this being black ice which cannot be seen creating a very dangerous situation. Public safety personnel are asking everyone to stay at home and off the roads if at all possible. Temperatures will continue to drop overnight and are not expected to be above freezing until Thursday so dangerous travel could continue until that time. Deputies, officers, fire personnel, EMS, EMA and public works will continue to monitor and work this event until conditions improve. Once again, please, for your safety and to assist your public safety and public works personnel stay at home and stay safe. Courtney Taylor, Director Gordon County Emergency Management Posted on January 16, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Calhoun and Gordon County public safety and public works officials took part in a weather briefing on Tuesday, January 16 at 10 a.m. at the Gordon County Emergency Operations Center in reference to possible winter weather today and into Wednesday. There were no changes anticipated by the National Weather Service from the 4 a.m. weather briefing for Gordon County. According to the National Weather Service light snow accumulations remain in the forecast with amounts staying around one inch for Gordon County from Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday. Gordon County will be under a Winter Weather Advisory from 12 p.m. Tuesday until 7 a.m. Wednesday morning. The snow line is predicted to move into north Georgia around 1 p.m. with snow continuing to fall into the afternoon and evening and temperatures dropping as the line moves in. Temperatures over the next few days will be very cold. Low temperatures Tuesday night show single digits to teens expected. High temperatures on Wednesday are not expected to get above freezing with wind chills dipping into single digits Wednesday night. With these temperatures this low any accumulations will have a hard time melting into Wednesday. Impacts of this event could be hazardous travel conditions from snow on roadways and blowing snow as well as low temperatures and wind chills. Please make plans now and take precautions while travelling today and into Wednesday. Public safety and public works officials will continue to monitor the situation for the duration of the event. More Information For...

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County Offices Closed Monday, January 15, 2018

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County Offices Closed Monday, January 15, 2018

Gordon County Government offices will be closed Monday, January 15, 2018, and will reopen on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.

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Winter Weather Information & Closings

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Winter Weather Information & Closings

Closings & Delayed Openings Gordon County Government Out of an abundance of Caution, Gordon County will delay opening non-essential government offices until 10:00 a.m. All surrounding counties have delayed opening as well. Be careful and we will continue to monitor the situation. Gordon County Schools Following a weather briefing that was held at 7 p.m. this evening indicating deteriorating weather conditions overnight and into the morning, Gordon County Schools will cancel school for Monday, January 8. The Board of Education meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. will be held as scheduled. Calhoun City Schools The latest weather briefing gives us cause for concern. Due to the possibility of unsafe road conditions for our buses, young drivers, employees, and parents, Calhoun City Schools will be CLOSED tomorrow, Monday, January 8, 2018. Georgia Northwestern Technical College Due to hazardous driving conditions expected as a result of severe weather in the forecast, ALL CAMPUSES of GNTC will not open until 12 noon tomorrow. (Monday, January 8.) Any classes usually held on any GNTC campus which begin before 12 noon will not take place tomorrow UNLESS otherwise notified by the instructor.     Weather Briefings January 8, 2018 at 4:00 a.m. Calhoun and Gordon County public safety and public works officials took part in a weather briefing on Monday, January 8th at 4 a.m. at the Gordon County Emergency Operations Center. Gordon County remains under a Winter Weather Advisory until noon today. Some light sleet, freezing rain and rain have begun to fall in northwest Georgia near the Alabama line. Ice accumulation predictions have lessened since the last briefing slightly to .05″, Air temperatures and road temperatures are currently staying right at or just above freezing in our area. Falling precipitation could still have travel impacts with light glazing occurring on roadways, especially bridges, overpasses and elevated surfaces. If you are travelling give yourself extra time and use caution in case you encounter unsafe conditions. Public safety and public works officials will continue to monitor the situation from the emergency operations center for the duration of the event. Courtney Taylor, Director Gordon County Emergency Management   January 7, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. Calhoun and Gordon County public safety and public works officials participated in a weather briefing with the National Weather Service on Sunday, January 7th at 7 p.m. Gordon County will be under a Winter Weather Advisory from 5 a.m.until noon on Monday. According to the National Weather Service precipitation will begin to move in early Monday morning between 1-5a.m. for northwest Georgia and move east. Confidence is high that any and all wintry precipitation will be freezing rain/freezing drizzle. Temperatures will be right at or below freezing and possibly dip into the high 20’s. Amounts will remain light with predictions forecast at .06-.07″ but the probability of freezing rain is increasing and is currently at 60-70%. As temperatures begin to warm it will transition to all rain with far north Georgia the last area to change over. Conditions should start to improve mid day. Currently impacts are still expected to be minimal to power lines and trees but could still see a glaze on roadways, especially on elevated surfaces, causing travel impacts and a potentially dangerous situation. Public safety and public works officials will continue to monitor the situation and update as more information or updates...

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BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

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BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING JANUARY 22, 2018 ADMINISTRATION CONFERENCE ROOM  

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County Offices Closed January 1, 2018

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County Offices Closed January 1, 2018

Gordon County Government offices will be closed Monday, January 1, 2018, and will reopen on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

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Road Closures Due To High Water

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Road Closures Due To High Water

Evergreen Road has been reopened as of Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. Joyce Road has been reopened as of 3:00 p.m. on December 20, 2017.     From FEMA Turn Around Don’t Drown Author: Public Affairs Flooding is the leading cause of severe weather-related deaths in the U.S. claiming on average nearly 100 lives a year. Most of these deaths occur in motor vehicles when people attempt to drive through flooded roadways. Many other lives are lost when people walk into or near flood waters. This happens because people underestimate the force and power of water, especially when it’s moving. The good news is it is preventable with the right knowledge and tools. A mere six inches of fast-moving flood water can knock over an adult. And it only takes 12 to 18 inches of flowing water to carry away most vehicles including large SUVs. If you come to an area that is covered with water, you will likely not know the depth of the water or the condition of the ground under the water. This is especially true at night, when your vision is more limited. Play it smart, play it safe. Whether driving or walking, any time you come to a flooded road, follow this simple advice: Turn Around Don’t Drown. Here are a few more tips to keep you safe during flooding: Always plan ahead and know the risks before flooding happens. Monitor NOAA’s All-Hazards Radio, or your favorite news source for vital weather related information before, during and even after a disaster. If flooding is expected or is occurring, get to higher ground FAST! Leave typical flood areas such as ditches, ravines, dips or low spots, and canyons. Avoid areas already flooded, especially if the water is flowing fast. Do not attempt to cross flowing streams. Turn Around Don’t Drown. NEVER drive through flooded roadways. Road beds may be washed out under flood waters. Turn Around Don’t Drown. Do not camp or park your vehicle along streams and washes, particularly during threatening conditions. Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize flood dangers. Never cross any barriers that are put in place by local emergency officials. Not only is this dangerous, but many states and communities levy steep fines for people that ignore barricades or other road closure indications. Play it safe, Turn Around Don’t Drown. Visit noaa.gov for more Turn Around Don’t Drown resources and visit www.weather.gov for the latest weather forecast information. Last Updated: 06/02/2017 –...

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2018-BC103 New Animal Shelter

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2018-BC103 New Animal Shelter

See Bid notice below: BID NOTICE Addendum  below: ADDENDUM #1 Addendum 2 ADDENDUM #3...

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Public Notice: Board of Elections Meeting Rescheduled

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Public Notice: Board of Elections Meeting Rescheduled

The Gordon County Board of Elections and Voter Registration hereby gives notice that their meeting for Friday, December 8th at 4 p.m. was cancelled due to the weather and the Gordon County Government Offices closing, therefore the meeting has been rescheduled for Monday, December 11th, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. to certify the Municipal General Runoff Election results in the Elections and Voter Registration Office located in the Gordon County Government Plaza building located at 215 North Wall Street, Calhoun, Georgia. Submitted by: Shea Hicks Chairperson, Gordon County Board of Elections and Voter...

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