UPDATE: July 12, 2017
At their July 11, 2017 meeting, the Gordon County Board of Commissioners approved the amendment to the Unified Land Development Code for Dry Litter Poultry Operation. Click here to read the Commission’s resolution and the amendment.
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.
UPDATE: 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 operations.
Original Post on February 21, 2017
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.