City of Calhoun and Gordon County COVID-19 Update

Calhoun and Gordon County government officials met this morning at 10:00 a.m. to continue planning regarding the COVID 19 situation.

Following the Governor’s outline for limiting the crowd exposure and protecting a vulnerable population, Calhoun and Gordon County have agreed to take preliminary steps to close the Senior Center. Steps will be taken to ensure that the seniors will receive their meal service and we will have staff making daily welfare calls to our seniors.

Both the City of Calhoun and Gordon County Parks and Recreation Departments will close their gyms and will be closed to organized activities, games, practices, and all gatherings. The parks will remain open for walking and passive activities but the intention is to limit social interactions. The recreation departments will be open for the March 24th Presidential Preference Primary.

The conference room of the Gordon County Agriculture Service Center will be closed to public meetings.

We would like to remind everyone that both City and County online services are available for those who do not want to be in public areas. Please see the City and County websites and social media accounts for more details concerning tax payments, utility payments, court services, etc.

Calhoun and Gordon County continue to attend briefings and gather information. The central theme is to be prepared but do not panic while we all work together to promote and maintain a healthy Gordon County.

Calhoun’s Home Town Takeover Contest Entry

The Mayor and Council of the City of Calhoun would like to take this opportunity to thank the volunteers who gave their time and talents in applying for HGTV’s Home Town Takeover. Those working on the project were Mollie Surratt, Bruce Potts, Vickie Spence, Dustin McCormic with Mohawk Video Production, Jim Lay, Sarah Ostuw, Scope Denmon, Joni Harbin, and Jesus Naranjo. Please click the link below to view the video.

HGTV’s Home Town Takeover Video

Are you looking for ways to help your community?

The U.S. Census Bureau is currently hiring temporary positions for the 2020 Census in our area.  All 2020 Census jobs are temporary. The largest number of positions available are for census takers. Pay rates vary by area.

By working for the Census Bureau, our community has a special opportunity to help make the 2020 Census an accurate and complete count. There are so many reasons our nation needs to be counted completely and accurately. The count happens every 10 years with the decennial census, which influences how more than $675 billion from more than 100 federal programs are distributed to states and localities each year. Here’s some of what the census numbers effect:

  1. Medicaid.
  2. School lunch programs.
  3. Community development grants.
  4. Road and school construction.
  5. Medical services.
  6. Business locations.

If you’re interested in a job, please visit the Census Bureau job site to apply. You’ll also be able to see descriptions and frequently asked questions at https://2020census.gov/en/jobs.html.

2019 City Council Amended Meeting Schedule

The city council meeting schedule for 2019 has been amended as follows:

  • May 20th
  • June 10th
  • June 17th
  • July 1st
  • July 22nd
  • August 12th
  • August 26th
  • September 9th
  • September 23rd
  • October 14th
  • October 28th
  • November 11th
  • November 25th
  • December 9th
  • December 23rd

All meetings will be held at 7:00 PM.

For more information, please contact Sharon Nelson, City Clerk at (706) 629-0151.

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.

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