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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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Now Hiring: County Administrator

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Now Hiring:  County Administrator

The Gordon County Board of Commissioners is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of County Administrator. Gordon County is a rapidly growing county of 55,000 located in Northwest Georgia on the I75 corridor, midway between Atlanta, GA and Chattanooga, TN, with a General Fund operating budget of $35,000,000. This position answers to the Board of Commissioners and is in charge of the day to day operation of the County Government. Requirements are a Bachelors Degree in Public Administration or Business. Masters Degree preferred. Requirements include a minimum of five (5) years experience in an upper level executive position with strong governmental, financial, budgeting, project management, and operational skills. Experience in economic development is preferred. The candidate must have extensive leadership and communication skills working in a public forum. Salary DOQ. Gordon County offers a competitive benefit package. Submit resume with salary history no later than 4:00 p.m. Friday June 16, 2017. To apply for this position, send a resume or application, along with consent forms to: (Faxes and emails will also be accepted.) Gordon County Human Resources Department 201 N. Wall Street / P.O. Box 580 Calhoun, Georgia 30701 (706) 629-3795 – telephone (706) 629-9516 – fax jobs@gordoncounty.org (Application and associated consent forms are available on the right sidebar of the page.) Gordon County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free...

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Now Hiring: Part-Time Driver to deliver meals for the “Meals on Wheels” program

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Now Hiring:  Part-Time Driver to deliver meals for the “Meals on Wheels” program

Gordon County is currently accepting applications for a part time driver to deliver meals for the “Meals on Wheels” program. Hours will be Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., (hours subject to change if necessitated). This is a part time position with no benefits. Rate of pay is $9.38/hour. Qualified applicants should possess a high school diploma or equivalency, a valid Georgia Driver’s License, have a good driving record and pass a drug/alcohol screening and background check. Please apply at the Gordon County Human Resources Department, located in the Gordon County Administration Building, 201 North Wall Street, Calhoun, GA 30701. Applications and related consent forms may be found on the County’s website, gordoncounty.org. Position open until filled. No Phone Calls Please. Gordon County is an equal opportunity...

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BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

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BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING MAY 31, 2017 ADMINISTRATION CONFERENCE ROOM  

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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. 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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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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