Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 7-28-22

The following occurred at this meeting: -Proclamation for the Rock Spring Hotshots -5 zoning requests -Request for funding by the Cherokee Regional Library System -Request for funding for School Safety Officers for Walker County Schools -Resolutions to surplus property and designate code officials -Purchase orders for fire department equipment and vehicles for the assessor's office … Continue reading Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 7-28-22

Home Sales Surge, Pushing Property Values Higher in Walker County

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Strong home sales over the past year continued to push property values higher in Walker County. Recently mailed assessment notices show another substantial increase in value for many home and land owners. "There are places where a couple of years ago, we had a house that sold for $200,000. Last year it sold for $300,000. … Continue reading Home Sales Surge, Pushing Property Values Higher in Walker County

Calling All Artists! Walker County Seeks Proposals for a Tourism Mural Project

A newly constructed concrete block wall

Walker County Government just recently replaced an old brick wall with a new concrete block wall at its Courthouse Annex II building. The wall now stands as an blank canvas, just waiting to be filled. The county enlisted the help of the Walker County Chamber of Commerce to find an artist to design and paint … Continue reading Calling All Artists! Walker County Seeks Proposals for a Tourism Mural Project

Walker County to Launch Brownfield Assessment Program

Photo of the Peerless Mill in Rossville, GA

LaFayette, GA - Walker County and the cities of Chickamauga, LaFayette and Rossville will share a $500,000 grant from the United States Environmental Protection Agency to perform brownfield assessments and develop cleanup plans on up to 30 sites. A number of sites will be assessed with redevelopment in mind. They include the Crystal Springs Print … Continue reading Walker County to Launch Brownfield Assessment Program

Walker County Water & Sewerage Authority Awarded $20 Million Grant to Provide Clean Drinking Water to 50,000 Residents

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Flintstone, GA - Walker County Water and Sewerage Authority (WCWSA) will receive $20 million to improve access to clean drinking water in unserved and underserved rural communities. Georgia’s Water and Sewer Infrastructure committee selected WCWSA’s proposal as one of 116 American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant projects. The state gave priority to applications with broad … Continue reading Walker County Water & Sewerage Authority Awarded $20 Million Grant to Provide Clean Drinking Water to 50,000 Residents

Walker County Government Awarded Multi-million Dollar Grant to Improve Rural Broadband Access

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LaFayette, GA - Walker County Government will receive more than $6.2 million to improve broadband access in unserved and underserved communities. Georgia’s Broadband Infrastructure Committee selected Walker County’s proposal to expand gigabit access throughout the southern half of the county as one of 49 American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant projects. Walker County will collaborate … Continue reading Walker County Government Awarded Multi-million Dollar Grant to Improve Rural Broadband Access

Public Hearing Planned on Joint Comprehensive Plan for Walker County and its Cities

Cover of Walker County Joint Comprehensive Plan 2022-2032

Walker County and the cities of Chickamauga, LaFayette, Lookout Mountain, and Rossville have prepared a draft Joint Comprehensive Plan for 2022-2032 according to the 2018 Minimum Planning Standards set by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs and the Georgia Planning Act of 1989. Accordingly, a joint public hearing is scheduled for the County and Cities … Continue reading Public Hearing Planned on Joint Comprehensive Plan for Walker County and its Cities

Walker County Continued to Experience Robust Housing Growth in 2021

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LaFayette, GA - New home construction continued to grow at a record pace in Walker County in 2021, posting gains for the third consecutive year. Data tracked by the Walker County Planning Office shows a nearly 5% increase year over year in the number of permits issued for the construction of new single-family homes. Housing … Continue reading Walker County Continued to Experience Robust Housing Growth in 2021