Admin Report for January 18, 2022


  • CASH AND INVESTMENTS:  This report is in your material for review. The report shows a general fund balance (the county operating fund) on January 14, 2022of $26,906,860. At this time last year, the general fund balance was $19,890,172.
  • BUDGET CALENDAR:  Finance Director, Jason Brown, has prepared the calendar for development of the FY 2022-23 Budget. Budget instructions will go out to on February 9; the recommended budget will be presented to the BOC and public on May 17; a public hearing on the budget will be held on June 7 at the BOC meeting; and, Budget Adoption is scheduled for June 21, 2022 to go into effect on July 1, 2022.


  • JUDICIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION:  Covid is causing a worker shortage at this critical phase of construction which may cause a slight delay over previous estimates of completion.
  • COVID-19:  For comparison purposes I am listing the mid-month reports from this month and December for Georgia and Gordon County.
    • The January 18, 2022 weekly numbers are:
      • Georgia cases increased by 96,039
      • Georgia deaths increased by 211
      • Gordon County cases increased by 642
      • Gordon County deaths increased by 3
    • Below are the weekly COVID increase numbers December 20, 2021:
      • Georgia cases increased by 15,024
      • Georgia deaths increased by 147
      • Gordon County cases increased by 69
      • Gordon County deaths increased by 1
  • HARBOR ROAD:  Harbor Road is now open.
  • REDBONE RIDGES LANDFILL:  Gordon County received the quarterly solid waste report from Republic for the period April-June 2021. The top contributors of waste to the landfill for the period were Gordon County at 24,413.79 tons; Fulton County at 22,366.91 tons and Bartow county 20,740.34 tons.
  • HAMILTON PHYSICIANS GROUP:  The Calhoun Campus of the Hamilton Physicians Group is hosting a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, January 21, 2022 at 12:30 p.m.
  • JOB TAX CREDITS:  Gordon County has moved to a Tier 2 Job Tax Credit ranking from Tier 3. Under Tier 2, an employer must have at least 10 new net jobs to be eligible for a $2,500 per job tax credit. Under Tier 3, the requirement was 15 net new jobs for a $1,250 per job tax credit.
  • ELECTIONS:  Qualifying is open from March 7-11.
    • Commissioner Cunningham and I met with neighbors on Thurman Dr.
    • Mr. Bradford and I responded to complaints of turbid water discharge to State Waters on project Thor resulting in a stop work order until corrections are made.
    • Don Holley and I participated in a hearing contesting the unemployment claim of a person who had voluntarily resigned from county employment.

Author: Keith King

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