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 September 18, 2017)

Crews will be working on College Street (between Line and Chandler) during the daytime starting on Tuesday, September 19 thru Friday, September 22.

The road will remain open to local traffic. To help avoid traffic congestion, please use an alternate route if possible.

Pisgah Area Sewer Overall Map

Georgia EPD Eases Watering Limits

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division has removed Gordon County from the Level 1 Drought Conditions.

Georgia EPD Eases Watering Limits

Outdoor water use may resume as outlined below.

Non-drought Outdoor Water Use Schedule

The Georgia Water Stewardship Act went into effect statewide on June 2, 2010.  It allows daily outdoor watering for purposes of planting, growing, managing, or maintaining ground cover, trees, shrubs, or other plants only between the hours of 4 p.m. and 10 a.m. by anyone whose water is supplied by a water system permitted by the Environmental Protection Division.

The following outdoor water uses also are allowed daily at any time of the day by anyone:

  • Commercial agricultural operations as defined in Code Section 1-3-3;
  • Capture and reuse of cooling system condensate or storm water in compliance with applicable local ordinances and state guidelines;
  • Reuse of gray water in compliance with Code Section 31-3-5.2 and applicable local board of health regulations adopted pursuant thereto;
  • Use of reclaimed waste water by a designated user from a system permitted by the Environmental Protection Division of the department to provide reclaimed waste water;
  • Irrigation of personal food gardens;
  • Irrigation of new and replanted plant, seed, or turf in landscapes, golf courses, or sports turf fields during installation and for a period of 30 days immediately following the date of installation;
  • Drip irrigation or irrigation using soaker hoses;
  • Handwatering with a hose with automatic cutoff or handheld container;
  • Use of water withdrawn from private water wells or surface water by an owner or operator of property if such well or surface water is on said property;
  • Irrigation of horticultural crops held for sale, resale, or installation;
  • Irrigation of athletic fields, golf courses, or public turf grass recreational areas;
  • Installation, maintenance, or calibration of irrigation systems; or
  • Hydroseeding.

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

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.

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

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

web:
Calhoun Utilities Customer Service