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Winter Weather Preparedness Week is Nov. 27 – Dec. 1

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Winter Weather Preparedness Week is Nov. 27 – Dec. 1

Gordon County public safety officials, along with the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency’s (GEMA/HS) Ready Georgia campaign, are encouraging citizens to take time to prepare for possible inclement weather emergencies this winter. “Winter Weather Preparedness Week is a great time for Gordon County residents and businesses to prepare for all potential winter hazards,” said Courtney Taylor, Director of Gordon County Emergency Management. “Since winter weather can be unpredictable, we’re hopeful these plans and education on potentially dangerous storms encourage residents to prepare for severe winter weather.” Winter Weather Preparedness Week, from Nov. 27 – Dec. 1, was created to raise awareness of winter weather hazards and reinforce understanding of winter weather terminology. Throughout the week, Gordon County and Ready Georgia encourages all Georgians to prepare for severe weather and restock necessary supplies. Each day concentrates on different aspects of severe winter weather and provides critical information for preparedness. The focus for each day is as follows: Monday, Nov. 27: Winter Weather in Georgia — While the danger from winter weather varies across the state, most Georgians are likely to face some type of winter weather this year. Whether it’s below freezing temperatures, snow or ice, taking the necessary steps now can help you prepare for winter storms whenever they strike. Throughout this Winter Weather Preparedness Week, we’ll share tips on how to keep you and your family safe as the season gets cooler, and potentially more dangerous. Tuesday, Nov. 28: Winter Weather Terminology — Day two of #WWPW focuses on winter weather terminology. From “winter storm watch” to “freezing rain advisory,” there are multiple terms you should be familiar with in order to put your personal preparedness plan into action. Wednesday, Nov. 29: Winter Weather Preparedness Tips — It’s Day 3 of #WWPW and we encourage you to take a few simple steps to ensure that your home and vehicle are ready for the winter season. Make sure your Ready kit includes items like an alternative heat source to use if the power goes out and an emergency charging option for your cell phone. Thursday, Nov. 30: Winter Weather Driving Tips/Safety — When severe winter weather strikes, it can be dangerous to be behind the wheel. Be cautious, minimize your travel and postpone non-essential trips. Friday, Dec. 1: Winter Weather Outlook for 2017-18 season. — Stay informed and up-to-date on local severe winter weather info with the @NationalWeatherService. In addition to following the preparedness tips provided each day during Winter Weather Preparedness Week, citizens are encouraged to prepare themselves, as well as their families and pets, for inclement weather during the winter months by adhering to these tips: Prepare a Ready kit of emergency supplies for your home. Include at least a three-day supply of nonperishable food and water, a flashlight with extra batteries, a NOAA Weather Radio, adequate clothing and blankets to keep you warm, as well as additional supplies for the unique needs of your family, such as medication or pet Ready kits. Keep an extra Ready kit in the trunk of your car. In addition to the basic essentials listed above, consider adding a portable cell phone charger, ice scraper, extra blanket, sand for traction and jumper cables. Create an emergency communications plan so family members will know who to contact if separated during a storm....

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Admin Report for November 21, 2017

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Admin Report for November 21, 2017

Financial Report First Quarter Report:  The revenue and expenditure reports for July 1 to September 30, 2017 are in your material. For the first quarter of the year the county has used 24.32% of the budget. Significant Projects and Activity Courthouse Renovation:  The bid documents should be ready by March 1, 2018 and bids due around April 1, 2018. Construction is projected to start May 1st. Animal Shelter:  Detailed plans and specifications are due after the Thanksgiving Holiday so that bids may be solicited in December and early January. The demolition of the remains of the old shelter should begin around the first of December. Government Plaza:  The new carpet is in, the steps are complete and the back door is open. Mental Health Building:  I am recommending that the BOC approve the lease to Prevent Child Abuse tonight. DFCS Carpet Replacement:  The carpet replacement is being bid. New Gordon County Health Department:  I have reached out to the Administration at the Health Department to begin organization of a design committee to provide input and suggestions for design and construction of the new Health Department. Comprehensive Plan:  The committee is currently reviewing the Future Land Development Map. There have been a lot of changes since the last map was drawn that may result in some...

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2018-BC104 Cell Towers

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2018-BC104 Cell Towers

The Gordon County Board of Commissioners are soliciting for written proposals from interested companies or organizations that have the capability to evaluate and make recommendation regarding County owned – Cell Tower Lease Rates. Question Received and Answered below: Updated 12/11/17 Questions Request for Proposals document below: 2018-BC104 Cell Tower...

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Tax Commissioner’s After Hours Drop-Box

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Tax Commissioner’s After Hours Drop-Box

It’s property tax time again… Are you tired of waiting in line, in a hurry, and/or paying by check and don’t need a receipt? If so, use our drop box conveniently located beside our front door. When using the box for tag renewals please include the $1 mail fee if you want your decal mailed to you. PLEASE DO NOT USE CASH IN THE DROP-BOX. You may also follow this link to pay your taxes online: http://gordoncounty.org/departments/tax-commissioners-office/disclaimer/ and this link for tags:...

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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. Candidate 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 positions are filled. 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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BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

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BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING NOVEMBER 29, 2017 ADMINISTRATION CONFERENCE ROOM  

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2018-BG101 Install Flooring Gordon County DFACS

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2018-BG101 Install Flooring Gordon County DFACS

The Gordon County Board of Commissioners will be accepting sealed written Bids from qualified vendors to install County supplied flooring (LVT) in the Gordon County DFACS building. Bid Tab below: Bid Tab Bidder Sign In Sheet below: Sign In Sheet Bid Documents: 2018-BG101 DFACS...

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Now Hiring: Animal Control Officer

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Now Hiring: Animal Control Officer

ANIMGordon 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. Position will remain open until filled. 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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3rd Annual Meet & Treat

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3rd Annual Meet & Treat

Gordon County E-911 invites everyone to join in their 3rd Annual Meet & Treat. Bring the whole family out to enjoy snacks, drinks, and candy.  The E-911 Center will also be open to tour and for everyone to be able to see the 911 dispatchers at work. The Meet & Treat will be held on October 31, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Gordon County E-911 Center located at 100 Nine One One Blvd Calhoun, GA 30701.  The E-911 center is near the Gordon Hospital.

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Admin Report for October 17, 2017

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Admin Report for October 17, 2017

Significant Projects and Activity Courthouse Renovation:  We remain on schedule for the completion of bid documents and due dates for bids. The dates remain such that the bid documents will be ready by January 30, 2018 and bids due March 6, 2018. Animal Shelter:  I met with the Architects on Thursday, October 5th to review detailed drawings. A meeting is set tomorrow afternoon with Animal Control and others to review the plans. We are submitting a RFP for Demolition of the fire damaged structure and debris. Government Plaza:  I have been informed that another sewer line (affecting the South end) needs to be replaced. We think this can be paid for within the established budget for the building. Mental Health Building:  The facility has been vacant since FHR left at the end of May. The County has posted an RFP for a service provider to occupy the building. Jeff Champion and I took representatives of a local group on a tour last Friday and they seemed to be impressed with the facility. The deadline for RFP submission is 2:00 p.m. on October 27. Harris Beamer Landfill:  The EPD has issued a requirement to dispose of piles of storm debris at the old landfill. Santek has allowed our use of the chipper they lease from the County and has provided the labor to grind the debris at no charge to the County. DFCS Carpet Replacement:  Following up with the DFCS request for carpet replacement at the last County Board meeting, Jeff Champion and I met with DFCS officials and toured the facility. The DFCS board will solicit donations of materials from local industries. We expect to bid the project with installation as a separate line item from materials in the expectancy of donations. 5311 Program:  David Gibson and I met with officials from the 5311 program administrator regarding possible changes in GDOT policy. We are continuing to investigate the changes, but, it appears the County would save money and employee time. Of course, a key component will be assurances that service will be maintained at or better than the current level. We should have more information at the first meeting in...

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