News & Public Notices

COVID-19: Numbers Rise, Testing Sites Re-open, Vaccines

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COVID-19: Numbers Rise, Testing Sites Re-open, Vaccines

COVID-19: Numbers Rise, Testing Sites Re-open August 25, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE…. We want to take this time to let our citizens know that Gordon County, Calhoun, leadership and public safety from all municipalities continue to work alongside each other to address issues relevant to COVID-19 within our community by communicating daily and holding bi-weekly meetings. These bi-weekly meetings serve as a tool to make sure we are all collaborating together to stay up to date on our current situation as well as that around our nation. We...

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Public Notice: Temporary Emergency Moratorium for New or Expanding Commercial Poultry Operations

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Public Notice:  Temporary Emergency Moratorium for New or Expanding Commercial Poultry Operations

Updated on August 26, 2021 at 4:07 pm Public Notice: Temporary Emergency Moratorium for New or Expanding Commercial Poultry Operations On Friday, August 20, 2021 at 4:30 pm, The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held a Special Called Meeting for the purpose of considering a temporary emergency moratorium on the acceptance of applications for zoning approvals, issuance of building permits, land disturbance permits, and any other approvals or permits regarding new commercial poultry operations or the expansion of existing commercial poultry...

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Information Regarding Rezoning on Evergreen Road

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Information Regarding Rezoning on Evergreen Road

On June 14, 2021, the Planning and Zoning Commission heard the request of Toa Quoc Nguyen to rezone property off of Evergreen Road in from A-1, Agricultural District to Conditional Use for the purpose of building poultry houses. The Planning and Zoning Commission tabled the request and asked for a Historical Preservation Review and an Environmental Study to be performed. As these documents are received, they will be posted below for the public’s review. Attached Documents: Historical Preservation Review Proposed Gordon County Poultry...

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Statement from Commissioner Bud Owens Concerning the Health Care Crisis

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Statement from Commissioner Bud Owens Concerning the Health Care Crisis

I would like to take just a moment to address the current healthcare crisis – and it is a crisis. As a regional and state leader in pre-hospital healthcare and a county commissioner, I am highly concerned about the current COVID19 hospitalizations. The Delta Variant is raging and our area hospitals are above capacity, which makes it very difficult for those who are experiencing other medical and traumatic emergencies. Many of the hospitals across our state, now inundated with coronavirus patients, have warned they simply don’t have...

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Admin Report for August 17, 2021

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Admin Report for August 17, 2021

FINANCIAL REPORT AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT OF 2021:  Jason Brown and I met with Al Leonard last Friday and we expect to present a recommendation at the first meeting in September. DIGEST CONSOLIDATIONS:  The County continues to review property value consolidations. It appears that the likely date for the BOC to set the millage rate will be at the regular meeting on September 21, 2021. We expect the timetable to be as follows: Sat. Sept. 11 – run 5 year history in Calhoun Times Monday, Sept 13 – Gordon County Schools set their...

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Now Hiring: Basic Firefighter

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Now Hiring:  Basic Firefighter

Gordon County is currently accepting applications for the position of Basic Firefighter. Qualified applicants should possess the following minimum qualifications and/or abilities: Be at least 18 Years of Age. High School Diploma or equivalent from an accredited program. Valid Georgia Driver’s License (processing to class E or F) and maintain throughout employment. Be physically prepared to take a Timed, Pass or Fail test, which is the Gordon County Fire. Rescue Physical Ability Test (CPAT) as prescribed by the Georgia Firefighter’s Standards...

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COVID-19: Local and State Numbers Rising Again

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COVID-19: Local and State Numbers Rising Again

August 10, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE…. We want to take this time to let our citizens know that Gordon County, Calhoun, leadership and public safety from all municipalities continue to work alongside each other to address issues relevant to COVID-19 within our community by communicating daily and holding bi-weekly meetings. These bi-weekly meetings serve as a tool to make sure we are all collaborating together to stay up to date on our current situation as well as that around our nation. We monitor numbers daily to include increases in the...

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Admin Report for August, 3, 2021

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Admin Report for August, 3, 2021

FINANCIAL REPORT SPLOST AND LOST:  SPLOST and LOST revenue shown in the report dated July 31, 2021 reflect collections reported for June 2021. For that period, SPLOST collections were $994,769 which is a $147,016.40 (17.34%) increase over the same period last year. LOST collections were $630,507.80 which is a $93,255.18 (17.36%) increase over the same period last year. FISCAL YEAR 2020-2021 SPLOST AND LOST:  Total SPLOST collections for F/Y ending June 30, 2021 were $1,640,990.62 higher than the previous year. LOST was also up in the amount...

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Admin Report for July 20, 2021

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Admin Report for July 20, 2021

FINANCIAL REPORT GEMA REIMBURSEMENT:  Gordon County received $33,915 from GEMA to reimburse the general fund for large mobile signs acquired through a public safety grant. These signs can be deployed to provide information regarding hazards, detours or other safety information. AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT OF 2021:  The first round of reporting is due in August. So far, Gordon County has not committed any of the ARPA money for any purpose. The finance committee continues to actively plan for use of the money. The permissible uses include, premium...

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Now Hiring: Victim Advocate

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Now Hiring:  Victim Advocate

Gordon County is currently accepting applications for the position of Victim Advocate to work in the District Attorney’s Office. Qualified applicants should possess a minimum education requirement of a high school diploma or equivalency, sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years. The ideal candidate should possess the following skills and abilities: Good...

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