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BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

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BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING OCTOBER 17, 2018 9:00 A.M. ADMINISTRATION CONFERENCE ROOM  

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Undeliverable Tax Assessment Notices

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Undeliverable Tax Assessment Notices

Undeliverable Assessment Notices are assessment notices that were returned by the United States Postal Service as being undeliverable. Every attempt has been made to determine the correct mailing address and in some cases re-mailed only to have some notices returned again.  Per Georgia Code Section 48-5-306(c) a public list of undeliverable assessment notices are posted on the Gordon County Courthouse Annex Bulletin Board and the Bulletin Board in the Gordon County Tax Assessors office, as well as posted on the the Tax Assessor’s page of the Gordon County Government website and the www.qpublic.net/ga/gordon website. All this in an attempt to notify the owner. Review All Undeliverable Tax Assessment Notices. For more information, please contact the Tax Assessor’s Office at...

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Admin Report for September 18, 2018

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Admin Report for September 18, 2018

FINANCIAL REPORT SPLOST/LOST:  SPLOST and LOST revenue shown in the report dated August 31, 2018 reflect collections reported for July 2018. For that period, SPLOST collections were $744,549.03 which is a $35,686.02 (5.03%) increase over the same period last year. LOST collections were $516,533.00 which is a $24,932.57 (5.07%) increase over the same period last year. Santek and Red Bone Ridges Host Fee:  Gordon County received a check for $91,381.66 and an increase in Host fee from $1.49/ton to $1.63/ton after an audit of the contract terms. SIGNIFICANT PROJECTS AND ACTIVITY Animal Shelter:  The Animal Control building project is nearing completion. Cabinet installation, Kennels, Air Conditioners, Plumbing Fixtures, Parking Lot Preparation and other work is well underway. County and City Attorney’s Seminar:  The County Administrator attended continuing legal education classes last Thursday and Friday. Committee attendance by Administrator: Finance Committee on September 7, 2018. Public Works Committee on September 11. Development Authority on August 28. Government and Community Affairs Committee of Chamber of Commerce on September 11. Emergency Notification:  The Hyper Reach Emergency Notification system is now active. The Public is encouraged to sign up to receive important Public safety and Emergency notifications. Health Department:  Geologic Engineers have determined the proposed site behind the current facility is suitable for construction and the Architects, Carter and Watkins are proceeding with the schematic design. Unity Run:  Kick off ceremony to be held on September 25. H/B 489:  Mediation is set for October 2. Economic Development:  We are working on a list of stakeholders and people to be interviewed for input in the county-wide economic development plan being developed by Taylor English...

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Gordon County Moves from Code Red to Hyper-Reach

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Gordon County Moves from Code Red to Hyper-Reach

Telephone-based mass notifications systems are used by thousands of public safety agencies across the U.S. to warn citizens about local emergencies, hazards and other threats. Gordon County announces they have selected Hyper-Reach to help bring this same life-saving capability to the area. This will be to replace the current CodeRed system. Hyper-Reach is a state of the art mass emergency notification system designed specifically for public safety. The county expects to have the service fully operational by the end of September. The new emergency alert system will provide rapid notification of hazardous and urgent situations using a mix of telephone calls, text and email messages, and even TTY/TDD service for the hearing impaired. The system sends thousands of these messages to geographically targeted households in seconds, and can simultaneously deliver them to an even broader audience via social media. As well, the system can broadcast messages to most current mobile telephones (made since 2011) in an affected area by providing access to FEMA’s Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system. Hyper-Reach also offers emergency message alerts in English and Spanish according to the customer’s choice. “Our job is to protect the citizens of Gordon County as effectively and cost efficiently as possible.” said Courtney Taylor, Director of Emergency Management for Gordon County. “We reviewed all the major vendors for emergency notification service and Hyper-Reach gave us everything we needed at a very reasonable price. We’re really excited about this new product to take over our mass notifications for Gordon County.” The County plans to use the service primarily for alerts about weather and environmental hazards, criminal activity and missing persons. One new feature that will be offered concerning weather alerts is mobile phones that are registered will receive all weather warnings for Gordon County, instead of the polygon based system currently in place. This had been recognized as an issue because mobile phones are connected to an address. “We heard from many citizens about not getting weather alerts when they were issued,” said Taylor. “Part of the problem with the current system is if your cell phone is registered to an address that does not go under the warning you would not receive it. So, if you are shopping or at work in another area of Gordon County you did not get warned.” Landline phones are automatically enrolled, but mobile phones and email addresses are only included when people enroll. Even if your mobile phone is already registered for the CodeRed system you must sign up again as these numbers will not transfer over. Residents and people who work in Gordon County are encouraged to enroll now either by calling 706-659-9320 or going to the website https://hyper-reach.com/gagordonsignup.html. “We’re honored to have been selected by Gordon County to provide its emergency alerts,” said Sam Asher, President of Hyper-Reach. “It’s gratifying to be part of an effort to save lives and protect property and we take that responsibility very seriously.” About Gordon County Emergency Management Gordon County Emergency Management is tasked with community wide prevention, preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation to natural and manmade disasters. Gordon County Emergency Management accomplishes this through planning, training, and exercises that unite partner agencies within the community for this mission. About Hyper-Reach Hyper-Reach (www.hyper-reach.com) is a mass notification system with over 15 years of experience in emergency messaging....

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2019-FD101 Cascade Systems

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2019-FD101 Cascade Systems

The Gordon County Board of Commissioners will be accepting sealed written bids from qualified vendors to procure (2) single station cascade systems as outlined in the specifications. Bid Document below: 2018-FD101 Cascade System

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Notary Application Now Online

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Notary Application Now Online

The Gordon County Superior Court Clerk’s office is proud to announce that new and renewal notary public applications are now filled out online. In an effort to provide ease and convenience, Gordon County Superior Court Clerk’s office, in conjunction with the Georgia Superior Court Clerks’ Cooperative Authority, has developed an online notary public application process. Go to www.gsccca.org and select the Georgia Notary Online Application link. Fill out the application online and print a copy. Once all the necessary signatures are obtained, simply bring the notary public application to the Superior Court Clerk’s office for processing. We hope that you find this service to be beneficial as the Gordon County Superior Court Clerk’s office continues to explore and implement new ways to improve services delivered to the citizens of Gordon...

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Public Notice: Abandonment of a portion of Pearl Johnson Road

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Public Notice:  Abandonment of a portion of Pearl Johnson Road

At the regular session meeting of the Board of Commissioners on August 7, 2018, the Board moved to certify its intent to abandon a portion of Pearl Johnson Road. It is the Board’s intent to abandon that portion of Pearl Johnson Road described as follows:  To find the point of beginning of the portion to be abandoned start at the northeast intersection of the north right of way of Pittman Road and east right of way of Pearl Johnson Road and proceed in a northerly direction 2,904 feet to the point of beginning.  Thence proceed in a northerly direction along the east right of way of Pearl Johnson Road 1213 feet which point is the end of Pearl Johnson Road according to the official list of Gordon County Roads; thence proceed 50 feet from the eastern right of way of Pearl Johnson Road to the western right of way; thence proceed in a southerly direction along the western right of way of Pearl Johnson Road 1213 feet; thence proceed east across Pearl Johnson Road to the point of the beginning. This is notice of intent of Gordon County to abandon this 1213-foot section of Pearl Johnson Road subject to all existing easements of record and platted rights of access from the county maintained asphalt road along the tract proposed to be abandoned and to the property of others. In accordance with O.C.G.A 32-7-2, a Public Hearing will be held concerning same on October 2, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. in the Gordon County Administration Conference Room located at 201 North Wall Street Calhoun, Georgia...

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September is National Preparedness Month

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September is National Preparedness Month

The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency and Gordon County Emergency Management Agency along with all of Calhoun and Gordon County public safety are using September’s National Preparedness Month to encourage residents to prepare for disasters. The month-long initiative increases awareness and inspires citizens of Georgia to be prepared for any natural or man-made disaster. Gordon County will join a nationwide coalition of thousands of private, public and nonprofit organizations that is designed to motivate people to take the necessary steps to ensure their homes, workplaces and communities are prepared for disasters and emergencies of all kinds. “National Preparedness Month is a great chance for people to prepare and evaluate their emergency plan, and if they don’t have one, to make one,” said Courtney Taylor, Gordon County Emergency Management Director. Citizens and their loved ones can prepare by dedicating a little time each week this month by focusing on the tips below: Make and practice your emergency plans Learn life-saving skills Check your insurance coverage to ensure adequacy and speak to your agent Save for an emergency Also, residents can learn how to prepare, plan and stay informed of natural and man-made disasters by visiting ready.ga.gov. By creating a Ready profile, Georgians can also create a tailor-made plan for their entire family that includes the specific amount of supplies to put in their household Ready kits. In addition, the Ready Georgia mobile app provides preparedness information on the go. To learn about specific risks in your area, contact us at 706-602-2905 or ctaylor@gordoncounty.org About Gordon County Emergency Management Gordon County Emergency Management is tasked with community wide prevention, preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation to natural and manmade disasters. Gordon County Emergency Management accomplishes this through planning, training, and exercises that unite partner agencies within the community for this mission. About GEMA/HS As part of the Office of the Governor, the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency collaborates with local, state and federal governments, in partnership with the private sector and non-governmental organizations to protect life and property against man-made and natural emergencies. GEMA/HS’s Ready Georgia website and preparedness campaign provides Georgians with the knowledge needed to effectively prepare for disasters. Go to www.ready.ga.gov for information on developing a custom emergency plan and Ready...

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Board of Commissioners Meeting Postponed

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Board of Commissioners Meeting Postponed

The Board of Commissioners meeting for September 4, 2018, has been postponed.  The next meeting is scheduled for September 18, 2018.

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County Offices Closed Monday 9/3/2018

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County Offices Closed Monday 9/3/2018

Gordon County Government offices will be closed Monday, September 3, 2018 and will reopen on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at regular business hours.

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