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Road Closures

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Road Closures

***UPDATE as of May 23, 2018 4:45 p.m.*** Miller Ferry Road, Leek Road, and Bearden Lake Road are now open.     ***UPDATE as of May 21, 2018 1:00 p.m.*** Miller Ferry Road is open for traffic. Leek Road is closed due to a culvert replacement. Bearden Lake Road has one lane closed.   ***UPDATE*** From the Gordon County Public Works Department   As of 4:30 pm Saturday, May 19th, 2018 the only road that is closed is Millers Ferry Rd.   Leek Rd and Bearden Lake Rd both have one lane closed.   There are still several spots throughout the county where water covers a partial lane but is passable. ——————————————————- The following roads have sections of road closures due to high water as of May 19th at 10 a.m. Dews Pond Road Union Grove Church Road Morrow Road Miller Ferry Road McDaniel Station Road at Kinman McDaniel Station Road at South Holcomb Road Johnson Lake Road Tremble Hollow Road near 41 south Cash Road near Hwy 53 Blackwood Place Blackwood Court Campbell Road Oak Grove Road Farmville Road Plainview Road Erwin Road Blaylock Road Lance Road McCreary Road Big Springs...

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Admin Report for May 15, 2018

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Admin Report for May 15, 2018

FINANCIAL REPORT Revenue and Expenditure Budget Report for Nine Months ended March 31, 2018:  The Board has received the 9 month report which reflects 75% of the budget year. Total General Fund revenue for the current fiscal year to date is $27,061,642.26 compared to the same period in the previous year at $26,040,509. BUDGET:  The Board of Commissioners receives the recommended budget for F/Y 2018-2019 tonight. H/B 489 Service Delivery Strategy:  County staff continues to work on SDS negotiations. SIGNIFICANT PROJECTS AND ACTIVITY Animal Shelter:  The walls are going up. Progress has been a little slow and the contractor has added additional masons to complete the block work. The roof trusses are on site for installation. Santek:  The county ordinance officer received a report and photo of a trash fire at the Redbone Ridges landfill. Santek reports: “We had a fire Saturday.  We had it contained and extinguished by 11:30 a.m.  We keep a stockpile of soil close to our working area for fire prevention, it is applied to cut off the oxygen source and extinguish the flames.  Fires happen sometimes in landfill operations but our Employees are trained to handle them safely.  It’s hard to determine what causes a landfill fire.  It could have been someone who disposed of a burn barrel that was still hot or anything that would have caused a spark or flame.  Our standard is to stay safe and prepared.” Early Voting:  Early voting for the May primary election continue through this Friday, May 18. The primary election is next Tuesday, May 22. Economic Development:  Your Administrator is now a Graduate of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development. Comprehensive Plan:  The proposed comprehensive plan is posted online. No comments have been received to date. Rivers to Ridges Trail Plan:  Don Holley and I attended a joint meeting with the City of Calhoun and Appalachian Regional Commission to discuss grants and funding for the trail program. Cost of Asphalt has increased:  Public works reports the cost of asphalt has increased about $20 per ton this month. This will directly impact the county paving budget by increasing paving...

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FY 2018-19 Recommended Budget

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FY 2018-19 Recommended Budget

The Gordon County FY 2018-19 Recommended Budget is available for review in person at the Gordon County Administration Building located at 201 North Wall Street Calhoun, GA 30701 or by click the link below. The Gordon County FY 2018-19 Recommended Budget Budget Calendar May 16, 2018 Copy of recommended budget displayed in the County Clerk’s Office and Library for public review. Copy of recommended budget sent to the Calhoun Times. Copy of recommended budget posted to the Gordon County web site (www.gordoncounty.org). May 17 – June 5, 2018 Budget workshops with the Board of Commissioners and county staff to discuss the recommended budget. May 9, 16 & 23, 2018 Newspaper advertisement notifying the public that the recommended budget is available for review and the time and date of the budget public hearing. June 5, 2018 Budget public hearing to obtain citizen comments (during commission meeting). June 6 & 13, 2018 Newspaper advertisement notifying the public that the recommended budget is available for review and the time and date of the adoption of the budget resolution. June 19, 2018 Adoption of the budget resolution (during commission meeting). July 1, 2018 FY 2018-19 budget in effect through June 30,...

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Now Hiring: Public Works

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Now Hiring:  Public Works

Gordon County is currently seeking applications for the Department of Transportation and Public Works. Applicants should possess a high school diploma or equivalency; have the ability to lift up to 50 lbs, and ability to use/operate a variety of tools and equipment, both power and manual. Drug screening required. This is an entry level position. Rate of pay 9.00-10.00/hour. 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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Road Closed: Miller Ferry Road

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Road Closed: Miller Ferry Road

***UPDATE*** Miller Ferry Road was opened late afternoon on 5/7/2018. ***Original Post*** Miller Ferry Road will be closed today, Monday, May 7, 2018, due to a culvert replacement. The closure will be between Shaw Road and Highway 41. Taylor Bridge Road and South Holcomb Road may be used as an alternate route.

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Public Notice: 2018-2028 Comprehensive Plan Review

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Public Notice:  2018-2028 Comprehensive Plan Review

The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held a public hearing on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. at the Gordon County Administration Building for the presentation of the first draft of the 2018-2028 Comprehensive Plan. Review the draft copy of the 2018-2028 Comprehensive Plan (4.9mb) View the draft 2018-2028 Comprehensive Plan on the NWGRC website (11mb) To post a public comment concerning the 2018-2028 Comprehensive Plan, please visit https://goo.gl/forms/WfQdrOQ8OXEafD2m2 Online comments will be taken until Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 11:59...

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Admin Report for May 1, 2018

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Admin Report for May 1, 2018

FINANCIAL REPORT SPLOST/LOST:  SPLOST and LOST revenue shown in the report dated April 30, 2018 reflect collections reported for March 2018. For that period, SPLOST collections were $731,007.53 which is a $32,137.78 (4.60%) increase over the prior year. LOST collections were $506,955.20 which is a $22,188.93 (4.58%) increase over the prior year. BUDGET:  The Board of Commissioners will receive the recommended budget for F/Y 2018-2019 at the next meeting to be held on May 15. H/B 489; Service Delivery Strategy:  County staff continues to work on SDS negotiations. SIGNIFICANT PROJECTS AND ACTIVITY Animal Shelter:  County staff, the architects and contractor met on site on April 19. It was agreed that Gordon County could pave the parking lot which would result in a substantial savings. Other issues were discussed that included color selections for the exterior, and low maintenance grass on the slope to the west of the building. You will see a photo on your table showing the progress as of today. Tire Amnesty:  Santek has reported that 20.79 tons of tires were recycled at the annual tire amnesty day. Early Voting:  Early voting for the May primary election began this week. Fireworks Grant:  Doug Ralston recognized an opportunity to apply for State grant money realized from a tax on the sale of fireworks and presented an grant application to me that we signed and submitted. If awarded, the grant would be used to buy life safety equipment for our firefighters. L.G. Hausys America, Inc. Expansion:  Several representatives from L.G. dropped by yesterday to let the county know the company is about to expand its presence in Gordon County with a 3rd Viatera plant to be located on LG’s existing campus. This new plant will represent about an additional $50,000,000 investment in the county and could employee up to 80 additional workers. LG also generously offered to supply counter top material for use in the county construction projects. To date, LG employs about 240 people in Gordon County and has invested over $160,000,000 in buildings and equipment in our community. New Echota Homecoming:  You have been invited to attend a homecoming at New Echota on July 14, 2018 for a day of healing, homecoming, and celebration of the heritage of the Cherokee people. ACCG Conference:  I attended the Government Attorneys conference at ACCG in Savannah last Friday. We received information on the multi district opiate litigation; the interplay of A.D.A.; F.M.L.A. and workers comp cases; and an update on new law from the 2018 legislative...

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2018-BG103 Roofing Mental Health Building

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2018-BG103 Roofing Mental Health Building

The Gordon County Board of Commissioners is accepting sealed written bids from qualified contractors to replace roofing at the Mental Health – 320 N. River St. – Calhoun, GA 30701 Bid Tab below: Bid Tabulation Addendum Number 1 below: Addendum – 1 Bid Sign In Sheet below: Sign In Sheet Bid Document Below: 2018-BG103 Roofing Mental...

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5/15/2018 BOC Regular Session Agenda

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GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS REGULAR SESSION AGENDA May 15, 2018, at 6:00 pm Conference Room of the Administration Building CALL TO ORDER INVOCATION AND PLEDGE APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Work Session and Regular Meeting May 1, 2018 ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT COMMISSIONERS’ REPORT CONSIDERATION OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS None CONSIDERATION OF NEW BUSINESS A.  Presentation of the Proposed 2018/2019 Fiscal Year Budget to the Board B.  Bid Award for Copier Lease for Gordon County Offices C.  Bid Award for Roofing of the Mental Health Building D.  Resolution Regarding Public Health Epidemic and Crisis of Opioid Use E.  Retention Agreement for Opioid Litigation F.  Budget Amendment Expending May and June 2018 SPLOST Revenue to Various Funds G.  Budget Amendment to Replace two Sheriff Patrol Cars ADJOURN MEETING...

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5/15/2018 BOC Work Session Agenda

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GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WORK SESSION AGENDA May 15, 2018, at 5:30 pm Conference Room of the Administration Building SPECIAL PRESENTATION FROM THE YOUTH PREPAREDNESS INITIATIVE – Allie Grinner, Gordon County 4-H Agent with 12 youth members DISCUSSION OF REGULAR MEETING AGENDA ITEMS DISCUSSION OF LARGE RURAL ESTATE DIVISION   REMINDERS AND INFORMATION Next Commissioners Meeting – June 5, 2018 Memorial Day Holiday – County Offices Closed – Monday, May 28, 2018 Current and Upcoming Vacancies on Volunteer...

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