Public Hearing for Ordinance Change

The Mayor and Council of the City of Calhoun will hold a public hearing for an ordinance change to amend Chapter 18: Buildings and Building Regulations., Article II – Technical Codes, Division One. – Generally to add section 18-37; amend Chapter 50: Fire Protection and Prevention, Article III. – Fire Prevention Code to add Section 50-80. The proposed ordinance change seeks to modify the building and fire code provisions for loft apartments and/or residences. The public hearing will be held at the Depot Community Room, 109 South King Street, Calhoun, GA on April 10, 2017, at 7:00 pm. The public is invited to attend. A copy of the proposed ordinance is available at City Hall and online below.

AN ORDINANCE – to amend Chapter 50 to as Loft Apartment Provisions

Help Wanted: Electric Groundman

The City of Calhoun is now accepting applications for Electric Groundman with the Electric Department.

This position assists the lineman by operating equipment and relaying materials.

Qualifications are high school diploma or equivalent; valid driver’s license; and post high school training in electrical and mechanical technology is desired.

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


Help Wanted: Basic Firefighter

The City of Calhoun is now accepting applications for the position of Basic Firefighter.


  • 18 Years Old
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • 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 Calhoun Physical Ability Test (CPAT) as prescribed by the Georgia Firefighter’s Standards and Training Council
  • Ability to pass background check, physical exam / drug screening upon hire
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony within the last 10 years
  • Successful Candidates will be required to complete and pass an 8 week Rookie School to become a State of Georgia Certified Firefighter and maintain this certification throughout employment
  • Must be able to obtain an Advanced EMT Certification within 2 years and maintain throughout employment.
  • Certified Firefighter preferred

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

Questions may be directed to Training Chief Chris Cox at 706-263-8869.


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.