Building Inspection

Building Inspections

The Building Inspection Department is responsible for enforcing various county ordinances that regulate and protect public health, safety, and welfare as related to existing buildings and new construction in the unincorporated areas of the county as well as in the cities of Plainville, Ranger, and Resaca. This department serves as the first point of contact for residents and developers seeking assistance with flood plain management, soil and erosion control standards, land disturbing activities, and utility construction. This department issues all construction permits and performs plan reviews to determine code compliance. In addition, this department enforces the following county ordinances: Building Code Ordinance, Wetland Protection Ordinance, Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Ordinance, Nuisance Ordinance (unsafe buildings), Manufactured Homes Ordinance, Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance, and the Sign Ordinance. Also, this department assists the Planning & Development Department with reviewing subdivision development plans. This department generates revenue from building inspection and permit fees, land disturbing permit fees, and plat/development plan review fees.

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Contact Information:
Tom Burgess, Director
Gordon County Wall Street Annex, First Floor
200 South Wall Street
Calhoun, GA 30701
Phone: 706-629-0505
Fax: 706-625-8253

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

 

Latest Press Releases & Public Notices

Admin Report for September 18, 2018

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Admin Report for September 18, 2018

FINANCIAL REPORT SPLOST/LOST:  SPLOST and LOST revenue shown in the report dated August 31, 2018 reflect collections reported for July 2018. For that period, SPLOST collections were $744,549.03 which is a $35,686.02 (5.03%) increase over the same period last year. LOST collections were $516,533.00 which is a $24,932.57 (5.07%) increase over the same period last year. Santek and Red Bone Ridges Host Fee:  Gordon County received a check for $91,381.66 and an increase in Host fee from $1.49/ton to $1.63/ton after an audit of the contract terms. SIGNIFICANT PROJECTS AND ACTIVITY Animal Shelter:  The Animal Control building project is nearing completion. Cabinet installation, Kennels, Air Conditioners, Plumbing Fixtures, Parking Lot Preparation and other work is well underway. County and City Attorney’s Seminar:  The County Administrator attended continuing legal education classes last Thursday and Friday. Committee attendance by Administrator: Finance Committee on September 7, 2018. Public Works Committee on September 11. Development Authority on August 28. Government and Community Affairs Committee of Chamber of Commerce on September 11. Emergency Notification:  The Hyper Reach Emergency Notification system is now active. The Public is encouraged to sign up to receive important Public safety and Emergency notifications. Health Department:  Geologic Engineers have determined the proposed site behind the current facility is suitable for construction and the Architects, Carter and Watkins are proceeding with the schematic design. Unity Run:  Kick off ceremony to be held on September 25. H/B 489:  Mediation is set for October 2. Economic Development:  We are working on a list of stakeholders and people to be interviewed for input in the county-wide economic development plan being developed by Taylor English...

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Admin Report for August 21, 2018

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FINANCIAL REPORT Millage Rate:  The Gordon County Board of Education plans to set its millage rate on September 10th and the county will follow on September 18th. Preliminary numbers show a rollback in the tax rate for both the school district and county. SIGNIFICANT PROJECTS AND ACTIVITY Animal Shelter:  Construction remains on schedule for opening in early October. County Staff and Momon Construction have discussed having the county perform some grading work and make some minor modifications to the site plan that will save the county money. Also, the County is exploring a change for waste water handling to be an onsite septic system instead of sewer. At the time the facility was designed, sewer service was estimated to cost about $157 per month. Under the rate increases implemented by Calhoun for “Outside City Limits Rates”, this expense would now exceed $1,374 per month with automatic annual increases of 3% per year for 5 years based on a 6 inch sewer line and plus $6.55 per 1,000 gallons. Fairmount HB 489 Discussion:  Gordon County staff are meeting with Fairmount Officials on Thursday to discuss service delivery strategies regarding provision of Animal Control and Code Enforcement services by Gordon County in Fairmount. Economic Development:  Taylor English Decisions will be in Gordon County tomorrow to meet with Commissioner Hood and county staff to begin developing a county wide economic development plan. New Health Department:  Geological Engineers have conducted borings onsite to determine suitability of the soils and underground rock structures for construction of the new facility. They did hit a cavity or void in one of the borings so additional study is underway to determine the extent of the cavity. Hyper Reach:  This is the system selected to replace Code Red. It is set up and citizens will be contacted to register to receive emergency notifications. Opioid Litigation:  A survey has been distributed to key stakeholders on August 15. This survey originated from ACCG and is intended to help determine the extent of the opioid crisis across Georgia Counties. Gordon/Floyd Joint Economic Development Authority:  Commissioner Hood and I attended a meeting of the Board of the Gordon County/ Floyd County Joint Economic Development Authority. The Board explained there has been heightened interest in the property...

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Gordon County Moves from Code Red to Hyper-Reach

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Gordon County Moves from Code Red to Hyper-Reach

Telephone-based mass notifications systems are used by thousands of public safety agencies across the U.S. to warn citizens about local emergencies, hazards and other threats. Gordon County announces they have selected Hyper-Reach to help bring this same life-saving capability to the area. This will be to replace the current CodeRed system. Hyper-Reach is a state of the art mass emergency notification system designed specifically for public safety. The county expects to have the service fully operational by the end of September. The new emergency alert system will provide rapid notification of hazardous and urgent situations using a mix of telephone calls, text and email messages, and even TTY/TDD service for the hearing impaired. The system sends thousands of these messages to geographically targeted households in seconds, and can simultaneously deliver them to an even broader audience via social media. As well, the system can broadcast messages to most current mobile telephones (made since 2011) in an affected area by providing access to FEMA’s Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system. Hyper-Reach also offers emergency message alerts in English and Spanish according to the customer’s choice. “Our job is to protect the citizens of Gordon County as effectively and cost efficiently as possible.” said Courtney Taylor, Director of Emergency Management for Gordon County. “We reviewed all the major vendors for emergency notification service and Hyper-Reach gave us everything we needed at a very reasonable price. We’re really excited about this new product to take over our mass notifications for Gordon County.” The County plans to use the service primarily for alerts about weather and environmental hazards, criminal activity and missing persons. One new feature that will be offered concerning weather alerts is mobile phones that are registered will receive all weather warnings for Gordon County, instead of the polygon based system currently in place. This had been recognized as an issue because mobile phones are connected to an address. “We heard from many citizens about not getting weather alerts when they were issued,” said Taylor. “Part of the problem with the current system is if your cell phone is registered to an address that does not go under the warning you would not receive it. So, if you are shopping or at work in another area of Gordon County you did not get warned.” Landline phones are automatically enrolled, but mobile phones and email addresses are only included when people enroll. Even if your mobile phone is already registered for the CodeRed system you must sign up again as these numbers will not transfer over. Residents and people who work in Gordon County are encouraged to enroll now either by calling 706-659-9320 or going to the website https://hyper-reach.com/gagordonsignup.html. “We’re honored to have been selected by Gordon County to provide its emergency alerts,” said Sam Asher, President of Hyper-Reach. “It’s gratifying to be part of an effort to save lives and protect property and we take that responsibility very seriously.” About Gordon County Emergency Management Gordon County Emergency Management is tasked with community wide prevention, preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation to natural and manmade disasters. Gordon County Emergency Management accomplishes this through planning, training, and exercises that unite partner agencies within the community for this mission. About Hyper-Reach Hyper-Reach (www.hyper-reach.com) is a mass notification system with over 15 years of experience in emergency messaging....

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2019-FD101 Cascade Systems

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2019-FD101 Cascade Systems

The Gordon County Board of Commissioners will be accepting sealed written bids from qualified vendors to procure (2) single station cascade systems as outlined in the specifications. Bid Document below: 2018-FD101 Cascade System

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8/13/2018 Planning and Zoning Commission Minutes

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GORDON COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING AUGUST 13, 2018 The Gordon County Planning Commission held a Public Hearing on Monday, August 13, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Gordon County Administration Building for the purpose of hearing variance and zoning change requests. Members present were: Jerry Lovelace, Eddie Smith, and Nathan Serritt Board member Jerry Lovelace called the meeting to order and advised all present of the sign-up sheets available for those who wish to address the Planning Commission on any of the zoning or variance change applications. APPROVAL OF MINUTES A motion was made by Eddie Smith to approve the minutes of the previous meeting of July 9, 2018. Nathan Serritt seconded the motion. All voted aye. The minutes were approved as written. VARIANCE APPLICATION #V18-13, DARRYL HAYNES Board member Jerry Lovelace read variance application #Z18-13, Darryl Haynes, requesting a variance for an 8.759 acre tract located at 864 Pendley Road, S.E., Calhoun. Mr. Haynes represented the request stating he would like to build a 40×60 metal structure for storage and to house his motor home, so needs to increase the size from the maximum 500 square feet to 2,400 square feet, and needing a variance of 1,900 square feet. All adjoining property owners had been notified. Ursula Richardson, Zoning Administrator for Gordon County, recommended that the variance request identified as Application #V18-13 be approved as requested. Nathan Serritt made the motion to approve the variance application identified as #V18-13 as requested and grant the 1,900 square foot variance. Eddie Smith seconded the motion. All voted aye. The variance was granted. The thirty-(30) day appeal period was explained. REZONING APPLICATION #Z18-19, SANDRA LEDFORD Board member Jerry Lovelace read rezoning application #Z18-19, Sandra Ledford, requesting to rezone a 9.31 acre tract located at 344 Church Road, Calhoun from R-1 to A-1. Ms. Ledford represented the request explaining that she would like to purchase this property and place a mobile home on the property. The property was rezoned to R-1 for a subdivision in December 1998 and now she would like to revert back to A-1. All adjoining property owners had been notified. Ursula Richardson, Zoning Administrator for Gordon County, recommended that the rezoning request identified as Application #Z18-19 be approved. Eddie Smith made the motion to approve the rezoning application identified as #Z18-19 from R-1 to A-1. Nathan Serritt seconded the motion. All voted aye. The recommendation for approval was sent to the Board of Commissioners. NEW BUSINESS Jim Ledbetter, Gordon County Administrator/Attorney, addressed the Planning Commission, stating that the Board of Commissioners had received a request from Flipper McDaniel for a modification to the ULDC. This has come about because Mr. McDaniel wants to auction the property of the Ward Estate which is over 100 acres in the Hammond Road area. It will be divided into 31 tracts, with over 5 acres per tract. He has bumped up against our ULDC requirements on major sub-division of property that you have to meet certain infrastructure requirements. The issue is with fire protection and Mr. McDaniel has proposed an exception in the ULDC for estate auction plats, that when you have estate auction you could record the plat with stipulations that services may or may not be available depending on how the property is bought. Mr. McDaniel’s...

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9/18/2018 BOC Work Session Agenda

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GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WORK SESSION AGENDA September 18, 2018, at 5:30 pm Conference Room of the Administration Building DISCUSSION OF REGULAR MEETING AGENDA ITEMS REQUEST TO MAINTAIN SHIRLEY ROAD – Mr. John McAfee REQUEST FOR TEMPORARY USE OF LOT FOR RV RENTAL SPACE AT REDBUD ROAD AND NEWTORN ROAD – Mr. Kevin Smith REQUEST TO SPEAK TO BOARD ABOUT FRACKING – Mr. Brian Rosser   REMINDERS AND INFORMATION Next Board of Commissioners Meeting – October 2, 2018 Public Safety Committee Meeting – Sept. 27 @4:00 pm General Administration Committee Meeting – Oct 11 @ 12:00 Noon Gordon County Holiday Schedule for...

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9/18/2018 BOC Regular Session Agenda

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GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS REGULAR SESSION AGENDA September 18, 2018, at 6:00 pm Conference Room of the Administration Building CALL TO ORDER INVOCATION AND PLEDGE EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION – Employees with Anniversary Hire Dates in September APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Work Session and Regular Meeting August 21, 2018 ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT COMMISSIONERS’ REPORT PUBLIC HEARING FOR ZONING A.  Appl. #Z18-20 Jason Davis and Jamie Davis’ Request to Rezone from R-1 and A-1 to CG General Commercial B.  Appl. #Z18-21  William Bruce Stocks’ Request to rezone from A-1 to CH Highway Commercial CONSIDERATION OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS None CONSIDERATION OF NEW BUSINESS A.  Resolution to Establish 2018 Tax Levy B.  Consideration of SBA Tower Lease Extension Proposal C.  Consideration of American Tower Lease Extension Proposal D.  Resolution to Update and Authorize E911 Charges on Prepaid Wireless Services E. Resolution to Update and Authorize E911 Charges on Other then Prepaid Wireless Services F.  Consideration of Proposal from Pay Tel Communications to Amend the Inmate Communication Contract and  Budget Amendment for Contract Bonus to Purchase Body Cameras for Deputies G. Budget Amendment for Transfer of $1,539 to Adjust Principle debt Payment H.  Bid Award for Public Works for an Asphalt Roller ADJOURN MEETING...

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Notary Application Now Online

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Notary Application Now Online

The Gordon County Superior Court Clerk’s office is proud to announce that new and renewal notary public applications are now filled out online. In an effort to provide ease and convenience, Gordon County Superior Court Clerk’s office, in conjunction with the Georgia Superior Court Clerks’ Cooperative Authority, has developed an online notary public application process. Go to www.gsccca.org and select the Georgia Notary Online Application link. Fill out the application online and print a copy. Once all the necessary signatures are obtained, simply bring the notary public application to the Superior Court Clerk’s office for processing. We hope that you find this service to be beneficial as the Gordon County Superior Court Clerk’s office continues to explore and implement new ways to improve services delivered to the citizens of Gordon...

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Public Notice: Abandonment of a portion of Pearl Johnson Road

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Public Notice:  Abandonment of a portion of Pearl Johnson Road

At the regular session meeting of the Board of Commissioners on August 7, 2018, the Board moved to certify its intent to abandon a portion of Pearl Johnson Road. It is the Board’s intent to abandon that portion of Pearl Johnson Road described as follows:  To find the point of beginning of the portion to be abandoned start at the northeast intersection of the north right of way of Pittman Road and east right of way of Pearl Johnson Road and proceed in a northerly direction 2,904 feet to the point of beginning.  Thence proceed in a northerly direction along the east right of way of Pearl Johnson Road 1213 feet which point is the end of Pearl Johnson Road according to the official list of Gordon County Roads; thence proceed 50 feet from the eastern right of way of Pearl Johnson Road to the western right of way; thence proceed in a southerly direction along the western right of way of Pearl Johnson Road 1213 feet; thence proceed east across Pearl Johnson Road to the point of the beginning. This is notice of intent of Gordon County to abandon this 1213-foot section of Pearl Johnson Road subject to all existing easements of record and platted rights of access from the county maintained asphalt road along the tract proposed to be abandoned and to the property of others. In accordance with O.C.G.A 32-7-2, a Public Hearing will be held concerning same on October 2, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. in the Gordon County Administration Conference Room located at 201 North Wall Street Calhoun, Georgia...

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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 Agency along with all of Calhoun and Gordon County public safety are using September’s National Preparedness Month to encourage residents to prepare for disasters. The month-long initiative increases awareness and inspires citizens of Georgia to be prepared for any natural or man-made disaster. Gordon County will join a nationwide coalition of thousands of private, public and nonprofit organizations that is designed to motivate people to take the necessary steps to ensure their homes, workplaces and communities are prepared for disasters and emergencies of all kinds. “National Preparedness Month is a great chance for people to prepare and evaluate their emergency plan, and if they don’t have one, to make one,” said Courtney Taylor, Gordon County Emergency Management Director. Citizens and their loved ones can prepare by dedicating a little time each week this month by focusing on the tips below: Make and practice your emergency plans Learn life-saving skills Check your insurance coverage to ensure adequacy and speak to your agent Save for an emergency Also, 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. To learn about specific risks in your area, contact us at 706-602-2905 or ctaylor@gordoncounty.org About Gordon County Emergency Management Gordon County Emergency Management is tasked with community wide prevention, preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation to natural and manmade disasters. Gordon County Emergency Management accomplishes this through planning, training, and exercises that unite partner agencies within the community for this mission. About GEMA/HS As part of the Office of the Governor, the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency collaborates with local, state and federal governments, in partnership with the private sector and non-governmental organizations to protect life and property against man-made and natural emergencies. GEMA/HS’s Ready Georgia website and preparedness campaign provides Georgians with the knowledge needed to effectively prepare for disasters. Go to www.ready.ga.gov for information on developing a custom emergency plan and Ready...

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