News & Public Notices

2018-PW103 Water Truck

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2018-PW103 Water Truck

The Gordon County Board of Commissioners will be accepting sealed written bids from qualified vendors to procure a new water truck as outlined in the specifications. Bid Documents below: 2018-PW103 Water Truck Purchaser Specifications Water Truck

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2018-CM101 Bulldozer Transmission

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2018-CM101 Bulldozer Transmission

The Gordon County Board of Commissioners will be accepting sealed written Bids from qualified vendors to replace a transmission in a bulldozer. Spec Document Below: 2018-CM101 Bulldozer Trans Bid Tab Bid Tab Recommendation: 2018-CM101...

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BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

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BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING OCTOBER 13, 2017 ADMINISTRATION CONFERENCE ROOM  

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Hurricane Update / Government Closures / Road Closures

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Hurricane Update / Government Closures / Road Closures

Road Closures Updated Friday (9/15) at 9:30 AM As of Friday (9/15) at 9:30 AM, All roads are open at this time. Updated Wednesday (9/13) at 9:30 AM As of Wednesday (9/13) at 9:30 AM, Langford Road remains closed due to flooding.  All other roads are open at this time. Updated Tuesday (9/12) at 9:30 AM As of Tuesday (9/12) at 9:30 AM, Langford Road, Mauldin Road, and Sam Hunt Road are closed due to flooding.  All other roads are open at this time. Reported Monday (9/11) 11:00 PM The following roads have been closed to thru traffic due to flooding: Union Grove Road, Lick Creek Road, Hayes Road, Pendley Road, and Brookshire Road have been closed due to flooding. The following roads have experienced high waters but are passable as of Monday (9/11) 11:00 PM: Farmville Road, Dodd Road, and Johnson Lake Road. Latest NWS / GEMA Briefing Statement September 11, 2017 5:30 PM Update Gordon County and City of Calhoun officials continue to monitor the tropical storm and the Emergency Operating Center is staffed through out the storm. The National Weather Service issued an email statement as of 5:30 PM. IRMA will continue to impact north and central Georgia through this evening with improving conditions overnight. As of 5pm (Monday 9/11), Irma is centered between Albany and Cordele, moving north-northwest around 17 MPH.  Irma remains a tropical storm with maximum (sustained) winds of 50 MPH. An additional 1-3 inches of rain can be expected, with locally higher amounts possible. River/stream and creek flooding is expected to increase through the evening as additional rainfall occurs over areas that have received 2-5 inches of rain already. Be prepared for river FLOOD WARNINGS through the evening. Wind gusts of 30-50 mph will continue through the evening hours with a few gusts reaching 60 mph at times. After midnight, winds and rain should gradually diminish but expect gusts > 30 mph through daybreak Tuesday across all of north and central GA. Due to non-participation, the temporary shelter that was at the Sonoraville Recreation Complex has been closed. Please continue to exercise caution through this evening, especially after dark where it will be more challenging to see debris and trees blocking roadways, etc.     Weather Information Sunday (9/10) through Tuesday (9/12) Gordon County is under a Flash Flood Watch and a Tropical Storm Warning.  Heavy rains from Irma will spread over north and central Georgia beginning sometime on Monday and will continue through Tuesday. Rainfall amounts of 3 to 7 inches are possible with isolated higher amounts, especially in the higher terrain of the mountains. These rainfall amounts will likely lead to flash flooding. A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. A Tropical Storm Warning means Tropical storm wind conditions, 25-35 mph with gusts to 50 mph, are expected somewhere within this area from Sunday through Tuesday. Some areas may experience stronger wind conditions. We encourage everyone to monitor the forecast and be prepared to take action if needed. For more information on how to be prepared, please visit https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes. Government Offices and School Closures Gordon County Government The Gordon County Government offices are closed and all non-essential services are canceled for Monday (9/11) and Tuesday (9/12) in caution of the pending storm. Public...

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Jurors Rescheduled

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Jurors Rescheduled

Gordon County GRAND Jurors scheduled to report to the Annex Courtroom Monday, September 11, 2017 are rescheduled to Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 9:00 a.m., also to the Annex Courtroom. CIVIL TRIAL Jurors who were summoned to the Main Courtroom for Monday should call the “Jury Information” telephone number (listed on their Summons) again on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 after 6:00 p.m. for further instructions.

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Now Hiring: Entry Level Maintenance and Equipment Operator

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Now Hiring: Entry Level Maintenance and 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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County Offices Closed Monday 9/4/2017

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County Offices Closed Monday 9/4/2017

Gordon County Government offices will be closed Monday, September 4, 2017 and will reopen on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at regular business hours.

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September is National Preparedness Month

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September is National Preparedness Month

The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency and Gordon County Emergency Management are encouraging residents to take action for emergency preparedness nationwide in honor of National Preparedness Month this September. The month-long initiative is to increase awareness and inspire citizens of Georgia to be prepared for any natural and man-made disaster. Gordon County will join a nationwide coalition of thousands of private, public and nonprofit organizations, each hosting local events and initiatives designed to motivate people to take the necessary steps to ensure that their homes, workplaces and communities are prepared for disasters and emergencies of all kinds. “National Preparedness Month is a perfect opportunity for people to evaluate their emergency plan, and if they don’t have one, to make one,” said Courtney Taylor, Gordon County Emergency Management Director. Residents can learn how to prepare, plan and stay informed of natural and man-made disasters by visiting ready.ga.gov. By creating a Ready profile, Georgians can also create a tailor-made plan for their entire family that includes the specific amount of supplies to put in their household Ready kits. In addition, the Ready Georgia mobile app provides preparedness information on the go. Preparedness is just a click away, and with September being National Preparedness Month, now is the best time to get Ready, Georgia. To learn about specific risks in your area, contact us at 706-602-2905 or ctaylor@gordoncounty.org About GEMA/HS As part of the Office of the Governor, GEMA/HS works with local, state and federal governments, in partnership with the private sector and faith-based community, to protect life and property against man-made and natural emergencies. In addition, GEMA/HS employees are on 24-hour call statewide to assist local authorities when disaster strikes. GEMA/HS’s Ready Georgia campaign helps Georgians prepare for disasters. Go to www.ready.ga.gov or download the free Ready Georgia app for information on developing a custom emergency plan and Ready kit. About Ready Georgia Ready Georgia is GEMA/HS statewide campaign designed to educate and empower Georgians to prepare for and respond to natural disasters, pandemic outbreaks, potential terrorist attacks and other large-scale emergencies. Ready Georgia aims to prepare citizens for maintaining self-sufficiency for at least 72 hours following an emergency, and uses an interactive website, free mobile app, broadcast and print advertising and public awareness media messaging to reach its...

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2017 Tax Digest & Levy History

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2017 Tax Digest & Levy History

Gordon County Government has just recently released the 2017 Tax Digest and the 5 Year Levy History.  This information can be found on the Finance Department page or by going directly to http://gordoncounty.org/departments/finance/tax-digest-5-year-levy-history/ .

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Admin Report for August 15, 2017

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Admin Report for August 15, 2017

Financial Update Preliminary Digest: The total gross digest is down principally due to losses in industrial FF&E and inventory. The Digest shows an increase in real estate values. As a result, there is a gross negative digest with a rollback due to real estate values. This is the first time Gordon County has shown negative growth in the last five years. Millage Rate: Last year the millage rate was 9.853. Finance has calculated the millage rate it proposes for this year at 9.828. Freeport: The current Freeport exemption in the County is 60%. The estimated impact of an additional 20% exemption to 80% would be a reduction of tax revenue to the county of $654,345 and to the County Schools of $404,366. This impact would hit the 2018/2019 budget and each year thereafter. Significant Projects and Activity Courthouse Annex: The new HVAC has been installed and is operational. Fire Department: The Fire Hydrant project is complete. 66 new fire hydrants were installed this year and 408 in total were installed. This project was paid for with the 1 penny sales tax as an approved SPLOST...

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