Public Notice from the City of Calhoun

There seems to be a lot of confusion and misinformation concerning the future of the City of Calhoun’s recycling program.  For several years, Calhoun City Schools has been very gracious in allowing the recycling center to operate in the school system’s building on Pine Street. We appreciate their support with the City’s recycling initiative.

Calhoun City Schools’ Board of Education and administrators are willing to allow the partnership to continue with the warehouse but, after much analysis and discussion by the City of Calhoun, it has been determined that it would not be financially prudent for the City of Calhoun to continue the recycling operations in the Pine Street building.  The City plans to temporarily suspend the baling of cardboard, but will take steps to increase cardboard drop-off containers throughout the City. It is important for the public to know that the City intends to continue to recycle all materials that it is currently processing at the Pine Street drop-off center.  The only change to operations will be that the city will ship all materials to a larger industrial recycling center that can process the material in a more cost effective manner.

To be clear, the City of Calhoun will continue, and in many ways, increase the recycling efforts but moving forward, the actual processing will be adjusted in order to decrease the overall cost to the taxpayers of the City of Calhoun.  

Help Wanted: Part-Time Laborer for Cemetery

The City of Calhoun is now accepting applications for a part-time laborer at the Cemetery. 

Qualifications include ability to do manual labor and lift up to 75 lbs, ability to operate a weedeater and experience in zero turn lawn mower operation preferred.

Applications are available at City Hall, 226 South Wall Street during normal business hours and on our website.

Application for Employment


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

2018-2028 Comprehensive Plan Review


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

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.

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.