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 June 23, 2017)

Week of June 26 -30

North Wall Street from Line Street to Red Bud Road / SR 156  will be closed between the hours of 8:00 pm and 6:00 am. During this time, signed detours will be in place. Access to residences and businesses within the project area will be maintained

Pisgah Area Sewer Overall Map

Employment Opportunity: Parks Worker in the Recreation Department

The City of Calhoun is now accepting applications for Parks Worker in the Recreation department.

Qualifications include high school diploma or equivalent; valid driver’s license; general knowledge in turf grass maintenance, landscaping, minor building maintenance repairs, custodial services, and/or small equipment operation and maintenance, skills in the use of a variety of power, hand and bench tools, skill in oral and written communication.

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

Application for Employment

Applications accepted through July 14, 2017.


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.


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


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


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

Recent Phone Scam Targeting Calhoun Utilities Customers

To our Calhoun Utility Customers,

The Utility has recently become the target of a fraudulent phone “scam”. The scam is designed to threaten customers with “service disconnect” or “cut-off” of utilities unless immediate payment through the use of a pre-loaded debit card (found in local retail stores) is paid to a “pay power” phone payment process.

Please note that the Calhoun Utilities only accepts payment at our local billing and customer service office or on Calhoun Utilities On-line, secure, payment site on the City of Calhoun web-site using a customer identification number found on the customer’s bill.

Calhoun Utilities does notify consumers of late payment and disconnect possibility by phone and letter but never makes threatening statements nor solicits immediate on-line or phone payment.

For any questions, contact 706-602-5678 or go to:

Local office:
700 West Line St.
Calhoun Utilities
Calhoun, Ga. 30701

Calhoun Utilities Customer Service

Tower Rescue Class

Reposted from Gordon County Government

In conjunction with OSHA “Safety Stand Down Day”, Midland Communications hosted the Georgia Search and Rescue (GSAR) Taskforce 6 for a joint training session on communications tower emergencies and rescue procedures at Midland Communication’s site on School House Rd in Gordon County. GSAR Taskforce 6 had twenty members from five agencies including: Gordon County Fire Rescue, Calhoun Fire Department, Dalton Fire Department, Bartow County Fire Department, and Bremen Fire Department. After a brief classroom discussion of the hazards associated with climbing towers, equipment needed to perform tower rescues, and procedures to take in the event of a tower emergency, both Midland Communications and GSAR TF-6 moved to the tower to practice the skills, procedures, and with the equipment each agency would utilize in the event of an emergency. The day was concluded with personnel climbing the tower for familiarization and performing several rescue scenarios to test what they had learned during the day.

GSAR Taskforce 6 would like to extend their gratitude to Midland Communications and their staff for their willingness to share their knowledge and time with the taskforce members.