City of Calhoun – Basic Firefighter

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

Qualifications to apply are:

  • Be at least 18 Years Old
  • Have a minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Have a valid driver’s license (progressing to class E or F) and maintain throughout employment
  • Be physically prepared to take a Timed, Pass or Fail test, which is the Physical Ability Test (PAT) as prescribed by the Georgia Firefighter’s Standards and Training Council
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony within the last 10 years
  • Have ability to pass background check prior to being considered for a position
  • Pass a Medical evaluation and Drug screening after being offered a position.
  • 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
  • The candidate will be required to obtain an Advanced EMT Certification within 4 years from original hire date and maintain throughout employment.

Applicants will get an information packet concerning requirements for the CPAT when receiving the employment application.

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

Applications are available at City Hall, 226 South Wall Street Calhoun, Ga during normal business hours and will be accepted through October 5, 2018.

Application for Employment

Employment and Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Information for FF Candidates

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M/F/V/H

New Emergency Notification System

Gordon County Emergency Management is moving from CodeRed Emergency Notifications to Hyper-Reach Emergency Notifications.

Even if your mobile phone is already registered for the CodeRed system you must sign up again as these numbers will not transfer over. Residents and people who work in Gordon County are encouraged to enroll now either by calling 706-659-9320 or going to the website https://signup.hyper-reach.com/hyper_reach/sign_up_page_2/?id=82822.

2018-2028 Comprehensive Plan Review

From gordoncounty.org:

The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held a public hearing on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. at the Gordon County Administration Building for the presentation of the first draft of the 2018-2028 Comprehensive Plan.

Review the draft copy of the 2018-2028 Comprehensive Plan (4.9mb)

View the draft 2018-2028 Comprehensive Plan on the NWGRC website (11mb)

To post a public comment concerning the 2018-2028 Comprehensive Plan, please visit https://goo.gl/forms/WfQdrOQ8OXEafD2m2

Online Bill Payment

The City of Calhoun has implemented a new online payment and electronic billing service that will offer greater flexibility when paying your utility bills. With the improved bill pay service, customers can receive and view bills electronically and make payments online with a credit/debit card or bank account. Additionally, customers will enjoy the convenience of scheduling automatic payments. Here are some highlights:

  • Easy-to-use interface.
  • Pay anytime, anywhere on your mobile device.
  • Schedule a payment for the same day, a future date or enroll in AutoPay.
  • Receive email reminders when a payment is due and a confirmation after making a payment.
  • Registration is not required.
  • Pay by Phone 24/7: (844) 383-1491.
  • Go green and reduce clutter – enroll in paperless billing.

To access online bill payment, follow this link.
newbillpay

If you have questions call (706) 602-5678.

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.

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