News & Public Notices

The Animal Control Department’s Temporary Location

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The Animal Control Department’s Temporary Location

The Gordon County Animal Control Department is now in their temporary in the old EMA Building, located at 4543 Fairmount Hwy. S. E Calhoun, Ga. 30701. For more information, you may call them at 706-629-3327.

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Now Hiring: Firefighter/EMT

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Now Hiring: Firefighter/EMT

Gordon County is currently accepting applications for the position of Firefighter/EMT. Qualified applicants must have a high school diploma from an accredited high school or an equivalency from an accredited program and preferably a current Georgia Firefighter Certification, and EMTI, or EMTA, (Emergency Medical Technician Intermediate or Advanced). Must possess or obtain a valid Georgia Driver’s Class B or higher license; pass a background check, drug screening, written exam and physical agility test. (IF YOU APPLIED IN THE MOST RECENT APPLICATION PROCESS (NOVEMBER 2015), IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO APPLY AGAIN.) 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 4:00 pm on Friday May 19, 2017. 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 online at gordoncounty.org. No telephone calls please. Gordon County is an Equal Opportunity...

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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. 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 4:00 pm on Friday May 12, 2017. Please complete an official application available at the County Administration Building or download, along with consent forms (consent forms must be notarized), from the right hand sidebar. No telephone calls please. Gordon County is an Equal Opportunity...

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Administrator’s Report for April 11, 2017

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Administrator’s Report for April 11, 2017

Financial Update: Budget Preparation:  The Finance Department is compiling the Administrator’s budget decisions and other information necessary to prepare the recommended budget that will be presented on May 16th, 2016. Sales Tax Revenue:  Last month, Gordon County received $416,951.43 in Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) and $601,225.48 in Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) from the Georgia Department of Revenue. This collection reflects a 3.66 % decrease in both LOST and SPLOST revenue compared to March 2016 (report attached). Proposed 2018 SPLOST Projects:  Project lists were received from the cities of Calhoun, Fairmount, Resaca, and Plainville. Pending receipt of the April 2017 sales tax proceeds, the SPLOST 2018 revenue projection will be updated and a compiled list of proposed projects will be reviewed by the Finance Committee for presentation to the Board of Commissioners in May. Once approved, a draft interagency agreement will be prepared. Significant Projects & Activity: Courthouse Renovation:  Architects from Heery, Carter Watkins, and Sizemore Group delivered presentations to Gordon County on Friday, March 31st. Heery and Carter Watkins were considered best qualified for the Courthouse renovation, and cost estimates have been requested. Parks & Recreation Update:  Spring is heating up with Baseball/Softball season beginning on Monday, April 10, and the Resaca Battlefield moving to summer hours from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. The Parks & Recreation Department will be hosting the 8-year-old Dizzy Dean State Baseball Tournament in June. Greenway Plan:  After posting the greenway concept plan on the county website, both positive and negative feedback were received. The routes are being updated based on public feedback, and the updated map will be posted later this week. Building Inspections Update:  For the month of March 2017, the Building Inspections Department reported issuance of 2 commercial building permits, 4 single family home permits, 4 mobile home permits, and 2 poultry house permits. Fire Department:  Gordon County is seeking to improve protocols for responding to emergencies in the Fairmount area. We will be meeting with the city leaders to discuss mutual response goals and explore the possibility of implementing an agreement to share resources that will improve public...

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REVISED: Gordon County Trail Master Plan

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REVISED: Gordon County Trail Master Plan

The Online Public Comments has been closed as of Monday, April 24, 2017. Updated April 17, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. In response to public comments from the first draft for the Greenway/Blueway Master Plan, a revised version of the plan has been developed. Please review this revised concept and provide your comments by Sunday, April 23, 2017. Click here to view the REVISED Greenway Trail. You may leave comments concerning the REVISED Greenway Master Plan by clicking here. Updated on March 30, 2017 Gordon County unveiled the original draft of the Trail Master Plan on March 28, 2017 and took public comments from March 28, 2017, through April 11, 2017.   Original Post March 17, 2017 All residents of Gordon County and stakeholders interested in the Gordon County Trails Master Plan are encouraged to attend a public meeting on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at 6:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held at the Gordon County Agriculture Service Center at 1282 Hey 53 spur SW Calhoun, Georgia 30701.  The public is encouraged to come and give their input as we discuss the benefits of trails and the opportunities they present within Calhoun and Gordon...

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County Offices Closed April 14, 2017

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County Offices Closed April 14, 2017

Gordon County offices will be closed Friday April 14, 2017 and will reopen at regular time on Monday April 17, 2017.

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Animal Control Donations

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Animal Control Donations

Because so many of you have requested, Gordon County Animal Control is gladly accepting donations after the loss of the facility due to fire. If you would like to make a donation to help, please follow these instructions: MAIL CHECKS TO: Gordon County Finance Department P.O. Box 580 200 South Wall Street Calhoun, GA 30703-0580 Attention: Al Leonard, Finance Director Checks should be made out to the Gordon County Board of Commissioners. Please indicate on the check that you would like the funds to benefit the Gordon County Animal Control Facility. FOR DEBIT or CREDIT CARD DONATIONS: Please click here for online donations. PLEASE NOTE:  An additional fee of 2.9% plus $0.30 will be applied to your gift.  This is the credit card processor fee....

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Now Hiring: Lifeguards

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Now Hiring: Lifeguards

Gordon County has immediate openings for seasonal positions as lifeguards at Salacoa Creek Park. Qualified applicants must have a current lifeguard certification, (Waterfront Life Guarding), from the American Red Cross, and current CPR certification. (No training class will be provided, must have required certifications to apply.) Background check and drug screening required. $8.50/hour. Please apply at the Human Resources Office, located in the Gordon County Administration Building, 201 North Wall Street, Calhoun, GA 30701. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. No Phone Calls Please. Gordon County is an Equal Opportunity...

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National Telecommunicator week is April 9 – 15, 2017.

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National Telecommunicator week is April 9 – 15, 2017.

National Telecommunicator week is April 9 – 15, 2017.  Many events will take place that week to honor our communications officers who work diligently in their profession to dispatch public safety. You are cordially invited to attend an Open House at Gordon County E-9-1-1 on Tuesday April 11, 2017 from 9:00 am to 11:00. This will give you an opportunity to tell the Communications Officers how much they are appreciated first hand. Please share this invitation with your friends, family, and co-workers.

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new Government Plaza

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new Government Plaza

On March 31, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. the Gordon County Board of Commissioners, along with the Camber of Commerce, held a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new Gordon County Government Plaza. This location has served as a landmark for our community since it was built in 1961 for the Calhoun First National Bank. The building was later acquired by BB&T, but today it serves all of the Gordon County as the new home for the offices of the Tax Commissioner, Tax Assessor, and Elections & Voter Registration. Commission Chair Becky Hood stated “I would like to thank Bill Davies with BB&T in working with the county in the purchasing of this building. I would also like to thank Pieper O’Brien Herr architects for their technical expertise and thank you to Momon Construction for their hard work and the remarkable job that they did.” The Gordon County Board of Commissioners would also like to thank the Mayor and staff of the City of Calhoun for replacing the sidewalk in front of the plaza and for willingness to help with the electrical lines if needed. The relocation of the offices mentioned above and newly available space will facilitate the next phase of our courthouse renovations project, which is a SPLOST project. Original Post was published on March 9 2017 The Gordon County Board of Commissioners cordially invite you to attend the Dedication of the Gordon County Government Plaza on Friday, March 31, 2017, at11 a.m.  The address is 215 North Wall Street Calhoun, GA 30701....

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