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

11/20/2018 BOC Work Session Agenda

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GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WORK SESSION AGENDA NOVEMBER 20, 2018, at 5:30 pm ADMINISTRATION BUILDING CONFERENCE ROOM DISCUSSION OF REGULAR MEETING AGENDA ITEMS   REMINDERS AND INFORMATION:  Next Board of Commissioners Meeting – December 4, 2018 Thanksgiving Holidays – November 22 & 23  – County Offices Closed General Administration Committee Meeting – December 6 at 12:00 noon Public Works Committee Meeting  – December 11 at 9:00 am Public Safety Committee Meeting – December 11 at 4:00...

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11/20/2018 BOC Regular Session Agenda

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GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS REGULAR SESSION AGENDA NOVEMBER 20, 2018, at 6:00 pm ADMINISTRATION BUILDING CONFERENCE ROOM CALL TO ORDER INVOCATION AND PLEDGE PUBLIC HEARING – Abandon a Portion of Johnson Lake Road APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Work Session and Regular Meeting November 6, 2018 ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT COMMISSIONERS’ REPORT PUBLIC HEARING FOR ZONING A.  Appl. #Z18-22John Ross and Brandon Ross’ Request to rezone from A-1 to Conditional Use CONSIDERATION OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS A.  Second Reading of Emergency Management Ordinance CONSIDERATION OF NEW BUSINESS A.  Consideration of Service Delivery Strategy Agreement Presented by the City of Calhoun B.  Approval of Board of Commissioners 2019 Meeting Schedule C.  Budget Amendment to Accept the 2018 Homeland Security Grant from Department of Homeland Security in the amount of $90,775.00 and Approval of the Georgia EMA Recipient Agreement D.  Re-Appointment to the Planning & Zoning Commission for Nathan Serritt and Eddie Smith for Four-Year Terms Ending 12/31/2022 ADJOURN...

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Secretary of State’s Office – Free Hotline and Website for Provisional Ballots

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Secretary of State’s Office – Free Hotline and Website for Provisional Ballots

On the morning of Tuesday, November 13, 2018, U.S. District Court Judge Amy Totenberg ordered, among several items, that the Secretary of State’s Office direct every county election superintendent to publicize the Secretary of State’s free access hotline and website on the county and county elections office’s websites. The Secretary of State’s Office has established a secure website and free-access telephone number for provisional ballot voters to access to determine whether their provisional ballots were counted and if not, the reason why. Click here to visit the free secure website The free access number is...

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Roads Closed Due To High Water

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Roads Closed Due To High Water

The following roads are closed due to high water as of 11/15/2018 8:00 a.m. Langford Road Sam Hunt Road Water Tank Road Beamer Bottom Joyce Road Taylor Town Road Lick Creek Road Miller Ferry Road Mauldin Road Turn Around.  Don’t...

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Admin Report for November 6, 2018

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Admin Report for November 6, 2018

FINANCIAL REPORT SPLOST/LOST:  SPLOST and LOST revenue shown in the report dated October 31, 2018 reflect collections reported for September 2018. For that period, SPLOST collections were $634,801.86 which is a $63,322.22 (9.07%) decrease over the same period last year. LOST collections were $440,289.20 which is a $43,861.01 (9.06%) decrease over the same period last year. SIGNIFICANT PROJECTS AND ACTIVITY ANIMAL CONTROL:  The ribbon cutting was well attended. The building is substantially complete. We are working on the final punch-list items and expect to start moving animals in at the end of this week. Work on the pole barn should begin soon if the weather permits. HEALTH DEPARTMENT:  A preliminary design has been approved by the stakeholders. This plan would contain 11,840 sq. ft. and can come in on budget pending approval of grant money. GOVERNMENT PLAZA 2nd FLOOR:  We began collecting SPLOST money on this project on May 1 this year. The Judges and District Attorney have worked with the architects and our staff and have come up with a preliminary design. We are having Momon Construction to give a cost estimate based on the preliminary design. The long range plan is to put the Superior Court Judge’s office, D.A.’s office, and victim’s assistance on the second floor while the Annex is remodeled. Then Magistrate and Probate would be moved to the second floor after the Annex is complete and we start on the old Courthouse. BROOKSHIRE PARK:  The architects are looking at the improvements contemplated in this 2012 SPLOST project with the idea to install a pavilion, picnic tables, walking trail and other amenities. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:  We are moving forward with establishment of the stakeholder committee and use of Taylor English Decisions for an economic development plan. JOHNSON LAKE ROAD:  Abandonment is moving forward with a redrawn legal description to include the west side of the road. The hearing on the abandonment will take place at the next Board meeting. DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY SALE:  LG has purchased additional property from the Development Authority in an amount sufficient to pay off the bonded indebtedness that was guaranteed by Gordon County for the purchase of the property in about 2009. This debt has, in fact, been paid...

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November 6, 2018 Election Information

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November 6, 2018 Election Information

CLICK HERE FOR ELECTION RESULTS Click here to check your provisional ballot status. Original Post on October 8, 2018 The November 6th General Election is almost here.  Listed below is important information concerning the election: LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE, CHANGE NAME and/or ADDRESS Tuesday, Oct 9th is the last day to register to vote in order to be eligible to vote in the November 6 General Election.  It is also the last day to change name and/or address. To register to vote online click here or you may visit the Voter Registration Office located at 215 North Wall Street Calhoun, GA 30701 on Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.  If you have any questions, please call the office at 706-629-7781. EARLY & ADVANCE VOTING Early and Advance Voting begins on October 15, 2018, at 8:30 am and will end on November 2, 2018 at 5:00 pm.  To vote early, you may visit the Voter Registration Office located at 215 North Wall Street Calhoun, GA 30701 on Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.  If you have any questions, please call the office at 706-629-7781. SATURDAY VOTING The Voter Registration office will be open on Saturday October 27, 2018 from 9:00 am to 4:00pm for early and advance voting.  This is the only Saturday that will be available.  This is a great opportunity for those who work outside of the county Monday-Friday. NOVEMBER 6TH ELECTION DAY Election Day is November 6, 2018.  On this day, you can not vote at the Voter Registration Office.  If you did not vote early, you must report to your local precincts to vote.  All precincts will open at 7am and will close at 7 pm.  To see where your voting precinct is located and to find out what voting districts you are in visit My Voter Page at: http://www.sos.ga.gov/mvp OAKMAN and SUGAR VALLEY Please note that the Oakman and Sugar Valley precincts have moved.  The new Oakman and Sugar Valley locations are listed below” 1235 Oakman Fairview Church of God Fellowship Hall 3050 Taylor Town Road NE, Ranger GA 30734 1054 Sugar Valley Sugar Valley Baptist Church 3742 Sugar Valley Road NW Sugar Valley, GA 30746 PREVIEW THE BALLOTS,  AMENDMENTS, and CERTIFIED WRITE-INS Sample Ballot Constitutional Amendments and Referenda Certified Write-In...

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11/6/2018 BOC Regular Session Agenda

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GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS REGULAR SESSION AGENDA NOVEMBER 6, 2018, at 6:00 pm ADMINISTRATION BUILDING CONFERENCE ROOM CALL TO ORDER INVOCATION AND PLEDGE EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION – Employees with Anniversary Hire Dates in November APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Work Session and Regular Meeting October 16, 2018 ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT COMMISSIONERS’ REPORT CONSIDERATION OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS None CONSIDERATION OF NEW BUSINESS A.  Application for a 5k and 10k Run for Crane Eater Community Church for Fun Day B.  PILOT Agreement for Development Authority and Mannington Mills, Inc. C.  Grant Application for FEMA Funding of the Hazard Mitigation Plan Update D.  First Reading of Emergency Management Ordinance E.  Declaration of Surplus Property for the Sheriff’s Department for a 2011 Ford Crown Victoria VIN #83512 to be Donated to the Floyd County Chaplain F.  Appointment to the Gordon County Board of Health for Dr. Teru Lapaquette for an Unexpired Term Ending 12/31/2023 ADJOURN MEETING...

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11/6/2018 BOC Work Session Agenda

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GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WORK SESSION AGENDA NOVEMBER 6, 2018, at 5:30 pm ADMINISTRATION BUILDING CONFERENCE ROOM SPECIAL PRESENTATION BY DEBBIE VANCE AND ESTHER LOPEZ DISCUSSION OF REGULAR MEETING AGENDA ITEMS EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR LEGAL MATTERS   REMINDERS AND INFORMATION nN Next Commissioners Meeting – November 20, 2018 Thanksgiving Holidays – November 22 & 23 – County Offices...

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Public Notice: Abandon a Portion of Johnson Lake Road

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Public Notice: Abandon a Portion of Johnson Lake Road

At the regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners on October 16, 2018, the Board moved to certify its intent to abandon a portion of Johnson Lake Road. It is the Board’s intent to abandon that portion of Johnson Lake Road described as follows: All that tract or parcel of land lying and being in the 15th District and 3rd Section of Gordon County, Georgia and being part of Land Lot 208 thereof and being more particularly described as “Tract 1-A” containing 14,051 square feet (0.323 acres) as shown on a plat entitled “MINOR SUBDIVISION SURVEY prepared for CALHOUN INDUSTRIAL PROPERTIES, LLLP” dated September 13, 2018 by Glass and Associates Land Surveyors, P.C. with a copy of said plat being attached hereto as Exhibit “B”. Reference to said plat and the description of Tract “1-A” contained therein is incorporated by reference as if specifically stated herein. Tract “1-A” is the east one half of the section of Johnson Lake Road to be abandoned. It is also the intent of Gordon County to abandon the west one half of Johnson Lake Road commencing at the southwest corner of “Tract 1-A” described above which is on the “center of abandoned Johnson Lake Road”; thence proceeding west to the western right of way of “abandoned Johnson Lake Road”; thence north to the intersection of the west right of way of Johnson Lake Road and the fence line shown on the above referenced plat; thence proceeding along the fence line in a northerly direction to the “center of abandoned Johnson Lake Road” as shown on said plat as the northwest corner of “Tract 1-A”; thence south along the “center of abandoned Johnson Lake Road” to the point of beginning. It is the intent of Gordon County to abandon its interest in all of the closed portion of Johnson Lake Road between Union Grove Road on the north and the right of way of the new section of Johnson Lake Road on the south. In accordance with O.C.G.A 32-7-2, a Public Hearing will be held concerning same on November 20, 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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9/18/2018 BOC Regular Session Minutes

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GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS REGULAR MEETING MINUTES SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held their Regular Meeting on September 18, 2018 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the conference room of the Administration Building. MEMBERS PRESENT BECKY HOOD, CHAIRMAN CHAD STEWARD, VICE CHAIRMAN NORRIS SEXTON, COMMISSIONER KEVIN CUNNINGHAM, COMMISSIONER BUD OWENS, COMMISSIONER OTHERS PRESENT JIM LEDBETTER, COUNTY. ADMINISTRATOR ANNETTE BERRY, COUNTY CLERK MEDIA 15 GUESTS Chairman Hood called the meeting to order. EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION Commissioner Sexton read the list of employees with anniversary hire dates in September. Commissioner Owens drew the name of Keith Henson with the Sheriff’s Department as Employee of the Month for September. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Chairman Hood asked if there are any additions, omissions, or deletions to the Minutes for the Work Session August 21, 2018, and the Regular Meeting August 21, 2018. Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to approve the minutes. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and Commissioners Cunningham, Owens, Sexton, and Steward voted aye. Motion approved. ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT Administrator Ledbetter read the report. COMMISSIONERS’ REPORT Commissioner Owens commented that he had helped the Fair Association complete another successful fair in Gordon County. Commissioner Steward reported that he had attended the Finance Committee meeting. PUBLIC HEARING FOR ZONING Commissioner Sexton made a motion to go into the public hearing for zoning. Commissioner Owens seconded the motion and all voted aye. Motion passed. APPLICATION #Z18-20 JASON DAVIS AND JAMIE DAVIS’ REQUEST TO REZONE FROM R-1 AND A-1 TO CG GENERAL COMMERCIAL Administrator Ledbetter read application #Z18-20 Jason Davis and Jamie Davis’s request to rezone from R-1 and A-1 to CG General Commercial. This comes to the Board of Commissioners from the Planning Commission with their recommendations for approval with the stipulation that they meet the requirements from the Gordon County Public Works Department to install a commercial driveway. The applicant had purchased the existing business known as Poarch’s Parts and would like to continue the business but they need to bring the property into compliance with the zoning regulations No one signed to speak for or against the rezoning request. Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to approve the rezoning from R-1 and A-1 to CG General Commercial with the stipulation that it meet the requirements from the Gordon County Public Works Department to install a commercial driveway. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and Commissioners Owens, Sexton, Steward, and Cunningham voted aye. Motion passed. APPPLICATION #Z18-21 WILLIAM BRUCE STOCKS’ REQUEST TO REZONE FROM A-1 TO CH HIGHWAY COMMERCIAL Administrator Ledbetter read application #Z18-21 William Bruce Stocks’ request to rezone from A-1 to CH Highway Commercial. This comes to the Board of Commissioners from the Planning Commission with their recommendations for approval with the stipulation that when the business ceases operations, the zoning will revert back to A-1. Mr. Terry Brumlow, representing the applicant, came before the Board and explained that Mr. Stocks requests to rezone to C-H the existing barn and land in order to comply with the ULDC and be able to use the barn and equipment for multiple purposes. Mr. Stocks started out as a farmer with a barn for agricultural use and he also has a business where he stores material. He didn’t realize what he was doing was causing an issue and when it was brought to his attention...

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