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
Unique Fabricating typically makes parts for the automotive industry, like cup holders and noise control products. Recently, the company started producing personal protective equipment, also referred to as PPE.
This release come from the Small Business Administration: Washington, D.C. - SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza released the following information following the announcement of the Presidential disaster declaration for several counties in Tennessee affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding on April 12 - 13, 2020. While the disaster declaration covers Bradley and Hamilton … Continue reading SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Walker County Businesses Affected by April 12-13 Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds and Flooding
Atlanta, GA - Georgia Governor Brian Kemp issued an Executive Order late Thursday targeted at "Reviving a Healthy Georgia." The latest Order includes information about how businesses, such as restaurants with dine-in services, can resume operations on Monday, April 27th, in addition to previously issued guidelines for businesses that were allowed to reopen on Friday, … Continue reading Kemp Issues Guidance for Restaurants to Resume Dine-in Services
A new small business recovery guide launched online today to help local businesses hit hard by the COVID-19 public health crisis. Walkerbusiness.org is for all Walker County businesses, although much of the information pertains to those with less than 500 employees. There is an extensive unemployment benefit section, as well as details about available loans and how the … Continue reading Walkerbusiness.org Launches to Provide Small Businesses with a Recovery Guide follow COVID-19
Commissioner Whitfield amended the county's Alcohol ordinance to clean up some language dealing with licensing fees, rejected a resolution calling for a vote on changing distance requirements for alcohol sales at restaurants, approved a resolution calling for a vote on SPLOST, review department statistics and other county business matters.
Rock Spring, GA - The Walker County Planning Commission held a discussion last month to start forming a list of recommendations to update a few land development regulations. The Planning Commission talked about property line buffers for new poultry houses, creating a special zone for things like yurts, and establishing minimum square footage requirements for residential dwellings, … Continue reading Commissioner to Appoint Study Committee on Best Practices for Poultry Houses
The question of how much distance there should be between a church and a restaurant that serves alcohol will be decided by Walker County voters in May.
Rock Spring, GA – New home construction in unincorporated Walker County posted modest gains in 2019, with the size and value of homes being built continuing to grow. Data recently released by the Walker County Planning Office shows a 3% increase in the number of new single family home construction permits issued last year. Housing … Continue reading New Home Construction in Walker County Posts Modest Gains in 2019