The following occurred at this meeting: Public Hearing on a rezoning request off Happy Valley Road Public Hearing on issuance of revenue bonds for the Walker County Development Authority Update on library operations from Lecia Eubanks, Director of the Cherokee Regional Library System Resolution 11 to approve the issuance of revenue bonds for the Walker … Continue reading Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 4-8-21
Walker Transit recently expanded its services to improve access for workers in need of transportation to one of Walker County’s largest employers. The creation of a new route for Roper Corporation provides their workforce with direct pick-up and drop-off locations throughout Walker County. “Roper Corporation approached us about addressing some of the employment barriers that … Continue reading New Walker Transit Route Improves Jobs Access for Roper Corp. Employees in Walker County
LaFayette, GA - 2020 proved to be a banner year for new home construction in unincorporated Walker County. In fact, it was the best of the decade. Data tracked by the Walker County Planning Office shows a 17% increase year over year in the number of permits issued for the construction of new single-family homes. … Continue reading New Home Construction in Walker County Posts Best of the Decade Numbers
McLemore, the mountaintop community featuring an 18-hole championship highlands golf course, opened the McLemore Clubhouse this month. It's the first newly constructed building in what will become a village center for the community and guests. In addition to fine, chef-driven dining and premium gathering space, the Clubhouse offers members and guests a premium golf pro … Continue reading The McLemore Clubhouse Opens on Lookout Mountain
Rossville, GA - A new residential development is planned in northern Walker County. Hagaman Construction recently received approval for a Planned Unit Development (PUD) at the corner of Happy Valley Road and Battlefield Parkway. "What we're planning here is a nice, walkable community," said Ben Hagaman, President of Hagaman Construction. Early design plans call for … Continue reading New Residential Development Planned off Happy Valley Road
Walker County Commissioner Shannon Whitfield held a public hearing on two proposed ordinances. One would adopt several state minimum codes for construction, while the other would adopt the state code to allow localities to issue permits for temporary fireworks stands. Whitfield also approved an automatic aid agreement for fire protection with Catoosa County, a proclamation for Hospice Month, and signed a resolution authorizing the county to apply for a transit grant.
Commissioner Shannon Whitfield approved zoning for a new 500+ home development, a special events permit, revisions to the property maintenance code dealing with inoperable vehicles and garbage, issued proclamations for Veterans Day and James Cross Day, and approved the ambulance service contract with CHI Memorial.
The following is a contributed release from Healthy Foundations: North Georgia Healthcare Center (NGHCC) of Ringgold, Georgia recently announced plans to develop a collective integrated healthcare campus in Walker County. The Healthy Foundations Community Resource Village will fulfill a need in North Georgia for affordable healthcare and housing for veterans, youth aging out of foster care, and … Continue reading Healthy Foundations to Launch Nation’s First Collective Integrated Healthcare Campus in Walker County
Commissioner Shannon Whitfield signed a resolution to set the 2020 millage rate. The lower rate of 9.287 mills in the unincorporated areas represents a 5.45% decrease in county taxes. Also, a moratorium on tiny homes and container cargo homes was enacted for 180 days.
Rossville, GA – Wilson Road and a few other nearby locations in Walker County will soon be lined with light. Commissioner Shannon Whitfield and Sheriff Steve Wilson unveiled the county’s first community street light project today, following a grassroots effort to improve public safety in northern Walker County. The county contracted with EPB to install … Continue reading Walker County Launches Community Street Light Project to Enhance Public Safety