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BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

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BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING JULY 26, 2017 ADMINISTRATION CONFERENCE ROOM  

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The 2017 Assessment Notices Have Been Mailed

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The 2017 Assessment Notices Have Been Mailed

The 2017 Assessment Notices were mailed June 21, 2017. You have 45 days to appeal the value. If you have any questions please contact the Assessor’s Office at 706-629-6812 or click on this link for more information about our office. Remember the Assessor’s office is now located at 215 N Wall Street....

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FY 2017-18 Approved Budget Now Online

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FY 2017-18 Approved Budget Now Online

The FY2017-18 Recommended Budget has been posted online along with the timeline of the budget process and adoption.

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Road Closure: Water Tank Road

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Road Closure: Water Tank Road

Water Tank Road between Old Rome Dalton Road and Dobson Road is closed to thru traffic.

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Road Closure: School House Road (Updated: Now Open)

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Road Closure:  School House Road (Updated: Now Open)

Updated Wednesday, June 7, 2017:  School House Road is now open. School House Road, between Campground Road and Knight Drive in the Red Bed community, will be closed due to road construction from Monday, June 5, 2017 and should be reopened by the end of the same week. For more information, please contact the Gordon County Public Works Depart at 706-629-2785.

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Now Hiring: Animal Control Officer

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Now Hiring: Animal Control Officer

Gordon County is currently accepting applications for a full time Animal Control Officer to work in the Animal Control Department. Duties will include, but are not limited to responding to calls concerning various animal issues, greeting the public coming in to the facility, answering the phone, feeding animal, cleaning and maintaining the kennel area. Applicants should possess a high school diploma or equivalency from an accredited program and one (1) year of work experience that demonstrates a proven record of timeliness and dependability. Must have a valid Georgia Driver’s License and good driving record. Background check and drug screening required. Please apply at the Human Resources Office, located in the Gordon County Administration Building, 201 North Wall Street, Calhoun, Georgia. Applications along with completed and notarized consent forms may also be faxed to 706-629-9516 or emailed to jobs@gordoncounty.org. All applications and paperwork must be received by 4:00 pm on Wednesday June 14, 2017. Applications and consent forms may be found on the county website at gordoncounty.org. No telephone calls please. Gordon County is an Equal Opportunity...

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Gordon County Offices Closed May 29, 2017

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Gordon County Offices Closed May 29, 2017

Gordon County offices will be closed Monday, May 29, 2017 and will reopen at regular time on Tuesday, May 30, 2017.

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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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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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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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