Gilmer County Government
Ellijay, Georgia

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Monday, Jul 26, 2021
9:00 AM
Special Called Meeting: BOC
at Board of Commissioners Conference Room
1 Broad Street, Suite 106
Ellijay, GA 30540

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Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021
9:00 AM
Public Workshop: Board of Commissioners
at Gilmer County Jury Assembly Room
1 Broad Street
Ellijay, GA 30540

Thursday, Aug 12, 2021
6:00 PM
Public Meeting: Board of Commissioners
at Gilmer County Jury Assembly Room
1 Broad Street
Ellijay, GA 30540

Thursday, Aug 19, 2021
5:00 PM
GILMER COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION / GILMER COUNTY BOARD of LAND USE APPEALS PUBLIC HEARING
at Gilmer County Jury Assembly Room
1 Broad Street
Ellijay, GA 30540

LAND USE ORDINANCE AMENDMENT

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Wednesday, Sep 8, 2021
9:00 AM
Public Workshop: Board of Commissioners
at Gilmer County Jury Assembly Room
1 Broad Street
Ellijay, GA 30540

Thursday, Sep 9, 2021
6:00 PM
Public Meeting: Board of Commissioners
at Gilmer County Jury Assembly Room
1 Broad Street
Ellijay, GA 30540

Wednesday, Oct 13, 2021
9:00 AM
Public Workshop: Board of Commissioners
at Gilmer County Jury Assembly Room
1 Broad Street
Ellijay, GA 30540

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NEWS & NOTICES

New State-of-the-Art Emergency Alert System

Gilmer County has chosen Hyper-Reach, as our new state-of-the-art emergency alert system. Hyper-Reach will provide rapid notification of hazardous and urgent situations using a mix of telephone calls, text and email messages, smart speaker alerts and other advanced alerting methods. The system sends thousands of these messages to geographically targeted households in seconds, as well as sending broadcast messages to most current mobile telephones in an affected area using FEMA’s Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system.

“Our job is to protect the citizens of Gilmer County as effectively and cost-effectively
as possible.” said Keith Kucera, Public Safety Director for Gilmer County. “We reviewed all the major vendors for emergency notification service, and Hyper-Reach gave us everything we needed, as well as features only they had, at an unbelievable price. We’re really excited about this new capability.”

Citizens also can get emergency alerts via their Alexa-enabled smart speakers just by saying “Alexa, enable Hyper-Reach” and following the Alexa-provided instructions. With more than 50 million US households using Alexa devices, there are obviously thousands of County residents with Alexa units.

Citizens can also download the Hyper-Reach Anywhere app on their smartphone. Hyper-Reach Anywhere is a free smartphone app that allows individual citizens to manage and monitor the alerts they receive, both for their home and office addresses and for other addresses they care about such as those of elderly relatives or friends.
“We’re honored to have been selected by Gilmer County, GA to provide its emergency alerts,” said Sam Asher, President of Hyper-Reach. “It’s gratifying to be part of an effort to save lives and protect property and we take that responsibility very seriously.”

Residents and people who work in Gilmer County are encouraged to enroll now either by calling or texting “Alert” to (706)525-5733 or by going to the website http://hyper- reach.com/gagilmersignup.html.

HOLIDAYS

2021

Friday, January 1 New Year’s Day
Monday, January 18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Friday, April 2 State Holiday
Monday, May 31 Memorial Day
Monday, July 5 Independence Day
Monday, September 6 Labor Day
Monday, October 11 Columbus Day
Thursday, November 11 Veterans Day
Thursday, November 25 Thanksgiving Day
Friday, November 26 State Holiday
Thursday, December 23 State Holiday
Friday, December 24 Christmas Holiday

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