News & Public Notices

Now Hiring: Director of Transportation and Public Works

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Now Hiring: Director of Transportation and Public Works

Gordon County, a rapidly growing county of 55,000 located in Northwest Georgia along the I-75 corridor and 60 miles north of Atlanta and 50 miles south of Chattanooga, TN, is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Director of Transportation and Public Works. This position is responsible for supervising and directing a department of 36 full-time employees, oversees a 167 acre Chert Mine operation with 1 full-time employee, and oversees a Fleet Management Department of 6 full-time employees, with an annual combined budget of $5.8M. Duties include maintaining the county’s 558 miles of paved roads, bridges, and drainage system, paving new roads, repaving existing roads, inspecting all utilities being installed on county right-of-ways, preparing and controlling the annual departmental budget, and responding to citizen complaints. Position requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in related field, preferably in Civil Engineering, minimum of ten (10) years experience in directing construction and maintenance projects, knowledge of road construction methods, a valid Georgia driver’s license, must posses comprehensive computer skills, excellent customer service skills, prior GA DOT experience preferred, and the ability to successfully pass a criminal background check and drug test. Salary is DOQ. Position is open until filled. 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 sidebar of this page.) Gordon County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free...

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2017-PW103 Vibratory Soil Compactor

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2017-PW103 Vibratory Soil Compactor

The Gordon County Board of Commissioners will be accepting sealed written bids from qualified vendors to procure a new Vibratory Soil Compactor as outlined in the specifications. See bid document below for specifications. Bid Document below: 2017-PW103 Roller

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Public Meeting: Gordon County Trails Master Plan

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Public Meeting:  Gordon County Trails Master Plan

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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Now Hiring: Entry Level Maintenance & Equipment Operator

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Now Hiring: Entry Level Maintenance & Equipment Operator

Gordon County is currently accepting applications for the Department of Transportation and Public Works. Positions available are entry level maintenance positions and an equipment operator position. Applicants should possess a high school diploma or equivalency from an accredited program; have the ability to lift up to 50 lbs, and ability to use/operate a variety of tools and equipment, both power and manual. CDL preferred or will be required to achieve. Drug screening required. Rate of pay depending on qualifications. Please apply at the Human Resources Department; located in the Administration Building, 201 North Wall Street, Calhoun, GA. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. A complete job description and other pertinent information may be picked up at the Human Resources Department. Gordon County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. NO PHONE CALLS...

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BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

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BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING MARCH 31, 2017 ADMINISTRATION CONFERENCE ROOM  

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Grand Opening for the Gordon County Government Plaza on March 31st

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Grand Opening for the Gordon County Government Plaza on March 31st

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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UPDATE: Agri-industrial Chicken Operations Hearing Rescheduled

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UPDATE: Agri-industrial Chicken Operations Hearing Rescheduled

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. Original Post on 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...

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State of the City & County Address

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State of the City & County Address

On February 24, 2017, Mayor Jimmy Palmer and Commission Chair Becky Hood presented the 2017 State of the County & City Address. 2017 State of the City Address from Gordon County on Vimeo. 2017 State of the County Address from Gordon County on...

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Administrator’s Report for February 21, 2017

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Administrator’s Report for February 21, 2017

Financial Update: Budget Preparation:  Budget packages for fiscal year 2017-2018 were distributed to the elected officials and county departments with instructions to make their request by March 6, 2017. Each package included a budget analysis worksheet, five-year capital improvement plan, historical actuals comparison report, and a detailed year-to-date budget report for the current year and previous year. Once the requests have been received, a recommended budget will be prepared by the County Administrator and submitted for review on May 16, 2017. Significant Projects: Government Plaza:  Following the February 6th soft opening of the renovated Gordon County Government Plaza, the Tax Commissioner, Board of Elections and Voter Registration, and the Board of Tax Assessors have now completed two weeks of full operations in the new building. Many citizens have shared that the new location, available parking, and avoidance of unnecessary entrance screening is much more convenient than the Courthouse Annex. The Building & Grounds Department continues to improve the exterior lighting, landscaping, concrete surfaces, and interior signage. The county appreciates the hard work of our Calhoun High School and Gordon Central High School students who have been a tremendous help with many of the exterior improvements. The planning is underway for an official grand opening to be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 31st. Courthouse Renovation:  The county has received numerous requests for additional information regarding the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for architectural firms with experience in government projects, complex renovations, and courthouse construction. The county’s response to these questions are available to the public at www.gordoncounty.org. After the RFQ closes on March 1st, an evaluation team comprised of two County Commissioners, County Administrator, Purchasing Director, Building Inspector, and Buildings & Grounds Director will convene and select the best qualified design teams. The panel will then recommend a short list for the consideration of the Board of...

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Temporary Emergency Moratorium

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Temporary Emergency Moratorium

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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