Gordon County and the cities of Calhoun, Fairmount, Plainville, Ranger, and Resaca are beginning a Five-Year Update of the Community Work Program within their joint comprehensive plan that was originally adopted in December 2007. The five-year update is required and will be prepared according to new rules promulgated by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, which are effective on January 1, 2013. This public hearing will explain the process that will be followed for the update, which has a State established deadline of June 30, 2013. The update will include a Report of Accomplishments regarding the last five-year short-term work program; the creation of a new Community Work Program; review and update of the list of Issues and Opportunities; and review and update of the Land Use Element. Updates of other portions of the plan document are discretionary per the state rules.
Following this process will allow the participating local governments to maintain their Qualified Local Governments (QLG) status, and therefore be eligible for state grant funds, state loans, and state permits.
This public meeting will be held in the conference room of the Gordon County Administration Building, 201 North Wall Street, Calhoun, Georgia on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend and participate in this public meeting.