PUBLIC NOTICE FOR MUNICIPAL GENERAL ELECTION FOR THE CITY OF CALHOUN

Notice is hereby given that, in accordance with O.C.G.A. 21-2-132 and O.C.G.A. 21-2-9 (b) a municipal general election will be held for the City of Calhoun on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at the Calhoun Recreation Department located at 601 River Street, Calhoun, Georgia from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Qualifying for the municipal general election shall be held at the Calhoun City Hall located at 226 S. Wall Street, Calhoun, Georgia, beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, August 21, 2017 and ending at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, August 25, 2017.  Those positions that are up for election are:

Council Post #3-Incumbent Matt Barton-Qualifying Fee $252.00
Council Post #4-Incumbent David Hammond-Qualifying Fee $252.00

School Board Post #1-Incumbent Alvin Long-Qualifying Fee $1.00
School Board Post #2-Incumbent Rhoda Washington-Qualifying Fee $1.00
School Board Post #3-Incumbent D. David Scoggins-Qualifying Fee $1.00

Early voting will begin and absentee ballots will be available at the Gordon County Board of Elections and Voter Registration Office on Monday, October 16, 2017.  Office hours are Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.  The last day to cast your ballot early or to request an absentee ballot is Friday, November 3, 2017.  The Gordon County Board of Elections Office is located in the Gordon County Government Plaza, 215 North Wall Street, Calhoun, Georgia.

The last day to register to vote for the municipal general election is Tuesday, October 10, 2017.  Registration is available at the Gordon County Board of Elections Office, City Hall or other locations as required by Georgia Law.

Submitted by:
Shea Hicks
Municipal Elections Superintendent
July 26, 2017

Pisgah Area Sewer Line Replacement Project

IPR Southeast, a contractor for the City of Calhoun, will be replacing Sanitary Sewer lines in the downtown area. The project will begin Monday, May 15th, 2017 and last for several months. Service disruptions will be kept to a minimum. Traffic control measures will be in effect to allow construction crews access to the existing sewer lines. At this time roads will remain open to local traffic. If possible please avoid construction areas to eliminate congestion. Updates will be posted as the project progresses. For more information or to report a problem, call our 24-hour customer service center at 706-629-2758.

We will be working in the following areas:
(Updated on July 17, 2017)

Week of July 17, 2017

Crews will be patching the asphalt on Wall Street Between Line Street and Harlan Street. Wall Street will remain open.

Pisgah Area Sewer Overall Map

General Election – Qualifying Packets

Qualifying Packets for the November 7, 2017, General Election are now available online:

2017 City Council Qualifying Packet
2017 School Board Qualifying Packet

Hard copies may also be picked up at City Hall at 226 South Wall Street, Calhoun, GA 30701.

Pursuant to O.C.G.A. 21-2-131(1)(A), the following qualifying fees were set by the City of Calhoun City Council during the regular City Council meeting of January 9th, 2017.

Municipal Office Qualifying Fee
City Council Member
Post 3, Post 4
$252.00
School Board Member
Post 1, Post 2, Post 3
$1.00

Qualifying for the offices listed above will be held at City Hall located at 226 South Wall Street, beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, August 21, 2017 and will end at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, August 25, 2017.

Public Hearing Notice

The Mayor and Council of the City of Calhoun will hold a public hearing for an ordinance change to amend certain articles, divisions and sections of Part II, Chapter 14: Animals. The proposed ordinance change seeks to provide measures for the human and ethical treatment of certain classifications of animals, either owned or possessed by municipal residents, or otherwise found or located within the city limits. The public hearing will be held at the Depot Community Room, 109 South King Street, Calhoun, GA on July 24, 2017, at 7:00 pm.  The public is invited to attend.  A copy of the proposed ordinance is available online:

 Animal Control Ordinance

2018 SPLOST Referendum Meeting

The Mayor and Council of the City of Calhoun will attend a joint meeting with Gordon County and the cities of Fairmount, Plainville, and Resaca on Wednesday, July 5th, at 9:00 AM. The meeting will be held in the Gordon County Administrator’s Office at 201 North Wall Street. This is a required meeting to discuss possible projects for inclusion in the 2018 SPLOST Referendum which will be placed on the November 7, 2017 ballot.

Employment Opportunity: Police Officer

The City of Calhoun Police Department is now accepting applications for a police officer.

Qualifications are: high school diploma or equivalent; valid Georgia driver’s license; no felony arrest record; certified police officer preferred; bilingual a plus; ability to pass medical and physical fitness exam as required by the State of Georgia.

Applications are available at City Hall, 226 South Wall Street during normal business hours.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M/F/V/H

Employment Opportunity: Laborer in Water/Sewer Construction

The City of Calhoun is now accepting applications for laborer in the water/sewer construction department.

Qualifications are high school diploma or equivalent; valid driver’s license and must be able to obtain CDL within six months; ability to do manual labor such as digging and cleaning out ditches to install new water and sewer lines; make water and sewer taps; install water meters; lay pipe; operate jack hammer and air drill. Must be able to lift up to 100 lbs.

Applications are available at City Hall, 226 South Wall Street during normal business hours or online here:

Application for Employment

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M/F/V/H

Public Notice – Level 1 Drought

Due to the persistent drought, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) has revised the current drought response to a Level 1 Drought declaration for Georgia (see Map). No additional watering restrictions have been issued above those already in place for the past several years. The City of Calhoun Water System does not have any type of water supply shortage!

Outdoor watering as per the existing guidelines may continue under the Level 1 declaration. The existing outdoor restrictions and the Georgia Drought Response Map can be found below:

Existing Outdoor Water Use Information
Georgia Drought Response Map

2016 TAX DIGEST AND M&O LEVY FOR FISCAL YEAR 2016-2017

The Mayor and City Council does hereby announce that the millage rate for the City of Calhoun will be set at a meeting to be held at the Depot Community Room, 109 South King Street, Calhoun, Georgia on Monday September 12, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. and pursuant to the requirement of O.C.G.A. 48-5-32 does hereby publish the following presentation of the current year’s tax digest and levy, along with the history of the tax digest and levy for the past five years.

Five Year Tax Digest and M&O Levy History 2016