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