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Admin Report for August 1, 2017

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Admin Report for August 1, 2017

Financial Update SPLOST Collections:  LOST and SPLOST revenues for July were up 4.86% over the same period last year. Collections for the last year were up by 0.22% (LOST) and 0.04% (SPLOST) when compared to the prior year. Significant Projects and Activity Courthouse Renovation:  We received the detailed cost estimate report. The project as presented by the Architect in the schematic design was significantly over the budget. Modifications to the schematic design are being considered to cut costs. Courthouse Annex:  The new HVAC unit is to be installed around August 10 or 11. Animal Shelter:  We received the detailed cost estimate report. The project as presented by the Architect in the schematic design was significantly over the budget. Modifications to the schematic design are being considered to cut costs. Road Department:  Water Tank Road is open. Salacoa Watershed Planning:  I attended a Salacoa Watershed planning meeting in Fairmount hosted by the Limestone Valley RC&D. This was an initial stakeholders meeting to provide information about the process to map and plan the watershed. The Knights Bottom property acquired by the County last year will likely be identified as an important asset to watershed protection. DNR Property for New Health Department:  We have received the asbestos report and estimate of the cost to remediate asbestos in the 2 buildings. The total cost to remediate the asbestos found in both buildings is estimated at about $15,000. Emergency Medical Services:  The Airport Authority and Life Force appear to be moving forward with negotiations for a new hanger and offices to continue to house Life Force Helicopter operations at the Airport. On another issue, Gordon Hospital has expressed interest in continuing to provide ambulance services to Gordon County. The current EMS contract expires in 2018. Code Enforcement Update:  Code Enforcement Officer Bradford completed his level one certification in March of 2017. He begins his level 2 training in September and the rigorous program will take 18 months to complete. Mr. Bradford has opened 674 cases. 629 cases have been closed. 34 cases remain open and 11 complaints have been received this week. 52 cases have been taken to court by...

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2018-EM101 Debris Removal

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2018-EM101 Debris Removal

The Gordon County Board of Commissioners requests proposals from qualified contractors for Debris Removal and Disposal Services for a period of three (3) years. It is the intent of this solicitation to enter into a pre-event contract, which would result in no immediate cost to Gordon County, Georgia. This solicitation by Gordon County Board of Commissioners will result in the selection of up to two experienced firms to remove and lawfully dispose of disaster-generated debris (other than household putrescible garbage) from public property and public right-of-ways, and to setup and operate Temporary Debris Staging and Reduction Sites (TDSRS) in Gordon County, Georgia immediately after a disaster. Bid Document: 2018-EM101 Debris Removal Attachments: Good Faith Attachment MBE...

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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 August 25, 2017. Please complete an official application available at the County Administration Building or download online, along with consent forms (consent forms must be notarized), at gordoncounty.org. No telephone calls please. Gordon County is an Equal Opportunity...

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How Hiring: Economic Development Director/Assistant County Administrator

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How Hiring:  Economic Development Director/Assistant County Administrator

The Gordon County Board of Commissioners is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Economic Development Director/Assistant County Administrator. Gordon County is a rapidly growing county of 55,000 located in Northwest Georgia on the I-75 corridor, midway between Atlanta, GA and Chattanooga, TN, with a General Fund operating budget of $35,000,000. This position will work closely with the County Administrator in overseeing the day to day operation of the County Government with focus on Economic Development. Preferred requirements are a Bachelors Degree in Public Administration or Business. A minimum of five (5) years experience in an upper level executive position with strong governmental financial, budgeting and operational skills are required. Extensive leadership and communication skills working in a public forum are a must. Salary DOQ. Competitive benefit package. Submit resume with salary history no later than 4:00 p.m. Friday August 18, 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 this sidebar of this page.) Gordon County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free...

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UPDATE: Water Tank Road is Now Open

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UPDATE: Water Tank Road is Now Open

UPDATED July 27, 2017 Water Tank Road is now open. Original Post: June 5, 2017 Water Tank Road between Old Rome Dalton Road and Dobson Road is closed to thru traffic.

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Admin Report for July 18, 2017

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Admin Report for July 18, 2017

Financial Update 2018 SPLOST:  Paul Worley and I gave a report to the Chamber of Commerce SPLOST Committee today to provide information regarding past, present and proposed projects. Significant Projects and Activity Courthouse Renovation:  We received the detailed cost estimate report. I have not had a chance to review it. Comprehensive Plan:  A steering committee meeting was held on Friday, July 14 at 10:00 in the Calhoun Utilities meeting room. The meeting was well attended. A SWOT analysis was conducted. Road Department:  Water Tank Road – High water from intermittent and very heavy rain continues to be a problem for the road repair...

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2018-PW101 72″ Side Mower

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2018-PW101 72″ Side Mower

The Gordon County Board of Commissioners will be accepting sealed written bids from qualified vendors to procure a new 72 inch side mowers as outlined in the specifications Bid Document 2018-PW101 Side Mower Purchaser Specification Requirements Purchaser Required...

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2018-FD101 Fire Dept. Tools

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2018-FD101 Fire Dept. Tools

The Gordon County Board of Commissioners will be accepting sealed written bids from qualified vendors to procure up to 4 new sets of Electro-Hydraulic Tools for the Fire Department as outlined in the specifications in this document.See attached Purchaser Specification Requirements for Power Supply, Cutter, Ram and Spreader. Bid Document: 2018-FD101 Electro-Hydraulic Tools Attachments: Power Supply for Electro Electro-Hydraulic Cutter Electro-Hydraulic Rescue Ram Electro-Hydraulic...

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UPDATE: Commissioners approved the amendment to the ULDC for Dry Litter Poultry Operation.

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UPDATE: Commissioners approved the amendment to the ULDC for Dry Litter Poultry Operation.

UPDATE: July 12, 2017 At their July 11, 2017 meeting, the Gordon County Board of Commissioners approved the amendment to the Unified Land Development Code for Dry Litter Poultry Operation. Click here to read the Commission’s resolution and the amendment. UPDATE: March 6, 2017 Due to the recent avian influenza confirmation in Lincoln County, Tennessee, the Georgia Poultry Federation has asked the Board of Commissioners to postpone the public hearing scheduled for March 7 at 4:30 pm. At this time, no avian influenza has been found in Gordon County. The Gordon County Board of Commissioners has cancelled the public hearing that was scheduled to be held during their Work Session on March 7, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. The public hearing will be announced later, and held at a later date in the main courtroom of the Gordon County Courthouse to allow comments from the public concerning agri-industrial style chicken operations. UPDATE: March 1, 2017 The Gordon County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing during their Work Session on March 7, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the main courtroom of the Gordon County Courthouse. The purpose of this public hearing is to allow comments from the public concerning agri-industrial style chicken operations. Original Post on February 21, 2017 At their Regular Meeting on Tuesday evening, February 21, 2017, the Gordon County Board of Commissioner’s voted to enact a temporary emergency moratorium on the acceptance of applications for zoning approvals, building permits, land disturbance permits, and any approvals or permits regarding new commercial poultry operations or the expansion of existing commercial poultry operations.  This is a 60-day moratorium to give the commissioners time to review the current ordinance concerning commercial poultry operations.  The Board will hold public hearings concerning this issue in the near future to hear remarks from both sides of the issue. The temporary moratorium will not affect anyone who has filed paperwork and applications for a permit to build chicken houses before February 21, 2017. Click here to read the full...

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5/1/2017 Historic Preservation Commission Minutes

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Gordon County Historic Preservation Commission May 1, 2017 Members Present Kenny Padgett, Chairman Betty Ann Surdykowski, Vice Chairman Jeff Henderson David Mitchell Jim Weaver Staff Present Sandy Padgett, Secretary Guests Present Jim Ledbetter, County Attorney/Interim County Administrator Barry Caudle, Southern Paranormal Investigators Mike Holmes, Southern Paranormal Investigators Don Holley, Gordon County Parks & Recreation Director Jerry Holmes, Gordon County Parks Attendant Susan Kirkland Dena Wright Dan Autry Darrel Wilson John (last name not legible on sign in sheet) Joey (last name not legible on sign in sheet) Regular Meeting Chairman Padgett called the meeting to order at approximately 5:25 p.m. welcoming all in attendance. Minutes from April 3, 2017 meeting were presented for review and approval. Jeff Henderson made motion to approve; seconded by David Mitchell. All voted aye. Commission Reports Jeff Henderson stated there was a good turnout for Confederate Memorial Day, Sunday, April 30, 2017, at the Resaca Confederate Cemetery. A banjo player was on site that played Dixie. David Mitchell is still working on finding someone to locate pins at Nelson Cemetery. Chairman Padgett stated there was some riders who visited the Cemetery a few weeks ago whom the Chamber of Commerce brought in. Betty Ann Surdykowski shared two informational handouts that will be on hand at the Chamber of Commerce regarding Battle of Resaca. Unfinished Business Chairman Padgett spoke with Jim Ledbetter regarding placing Resaca Confederate Cemetery and Chitwood Farm Easement in an historic district to offer extra protection. There is no further protection needed for the two areas. Chairman Padgett stated parks have been heavily visited. The park staff is doing an excellent job maintaining the parks. No further information obtained regarding Resaca Sewer project as of this date. On April 11, 2017 Board of Commissioners approved Georgia Department of Economic Development request to visit Resaca Battlefield Site on Tuesday May 9, 2017. Green Way/Blue Way master plan has been updated since HPC April 3, 2017 meeting. Don Holley stated the plan is 95% city areas with a small section around Ashworth/Gordon Central included within the County. Jeff Henderson and Jim Weaver and will be attending upcoming HPC training in Madison, Georgia. New Business Chairman Padgett introduced Barry Caudle, Southern Paranormal Investigators, to HPC. Southern Paranormal Investigators did a tour at Resaca Battlefield Site earlier this year. Barry Caudle expressed his appreciation to the HPC for allowing him and his team to visit the Battlefield Site. Chairman Padgett stated the team acted very professional and he was impressed. Barry Caudle presented a brief overview of their findings to the HPC and guests present. (photos submitted by SPI are included with minutes). Adjournment Chairman Padgett stated next scheduled meeting is Monday, June 5, 2017 @ 5:30 p.m.. David Mitchell made motion to adjourn; seconded by Betty Ann Surdykowski. All voted aye. Meeting was adjourned at approximately 6:04...

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