Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 3-23-23

The following occurred at this meeting: -Several planning and zoning items -Proclamation for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month -Resolution to declare property as surplus -Resolution to adopt a records center access policy -Resolution to adopt an employee electronic property and communications system policy -Purchase order for new firefighter turnout gear -Purchase order for new … Continue reading Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 3-23-23

Homestead Exemption Application Deadline is Fast Approaching

Did you know a little bit of paperwork could save you a lot of money? The deadline for property owners to apply for the Standard Homestead Exemption is April 1st, according to state law. Under the Standard Homestead Exemption, the owner of an occupied home used as a primary residence may be granted a $2,000 … Continue reading Homestead Exemption Application Deadline is Fast Approaching

Brownfields Grant Program Gets Underway in Walker County

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Walker County, in partnership with Terracon Consultants, hosted a town hall meeting in February to inform the public about brownfields, as well as efforts to protect the environment. A brownfield site is a property thats full use is hindered by fears of environmental contamination. These sites can range from an old dry cleaner or abandoned … Continue reading Brownfields Grant Program Gets Underway in Walker County

Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 2-23-23

The following occurred at this meeting: -Report from the Historic Preservation Commission -Resolution to support a grant application for a Historic Resources Survey -Denial of a Resolution to oppose a state proposal to increase truck weight limits -Approval of agreement with the state to host a Tire Amnesty Day -Purchase order for a new patch … Continue reading Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 2-23-23

New Home Construction Remained Consistent in Walker County in 2022

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After posting record growth the past two years, new home construction in unincorporated Walker County, Georgia remained consistent in 2022. Despite modest growth last year, county officials anticipate a strong 2023, as two new subdivisions begin construction. The Walker County Planning Office issued 142 permits for the construction of new single-family homes last year. While … Continue reading New Home Construction Remained Consistent in Walker County in 2022

Funding for Septic System Repairs Available for Walker County Residents Along the Chattanooga Creek Watershed

Property owners along the Chattanooga Creek watershed in northwest Georgia are now eligible for grant funds to assist with the repair of failing septic systems. The Limestone Valley Resource Conservation and Development Council secured the funding to support eligible property owners in Walker and Dade counties who live along the watershed in Rossville, Flintstone, High … Continue reading Funding for Septic System Repairs Available for Walker County Residents Along the Chattanooga Creek Watershed

Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 1-26-23

The following occurred at this meeting: -Ordinance to send all variance recommendations to the Board of Commissioners -Ordinance to improve road construction standards -Ordinance to create an automatic resignation clause for board, committee and commission members who miss too many meetings and provide for training for the Planning Commission -Recognition of Walker County Fire Rescue … Continue reading Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 1-26-23

Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 1-12-23

The following occurred at this meeting: -Public hearings on three potential ordinance changes: Variances, Road Construction & Service Expectations for Boards, Committees and Commissions -Resolutions to elect a Vice Chair, set the 2023 meeting calendar, increase compensation for the Coroner, establish terms for the Board of Assessors and appoint a member to the Board of … Continue reading Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 1-12-23

SBA Loans Available for Walker, Chattooga Residents Following Flooding in September

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Georgia businesses and residents affected by flooding on Sept. 3-4, 2022, are eligible to apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. The declaration covers the counties of Chattooga, Floyd and Walker in Georgia and Cherokee and DeKalb in Alabama. To assist businesses and residents affected by the disaster, the SBA will … Continue reading SBA Loans Available for Walker, Chattooga Residents Following Flooding in September

Chickamauga Battlefield Multi-Use Connector Trail Gains Support from Walker County

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A plan to connect the Chickamauga National Battlefield to downtown Chickamauga may soon get a big boost. The Walker County Board of Commissioners voted last week to invest $50,000 in an effort by the Trust for Public Land (TPL) to connect an existing trail on the east side of Highway 27 at Wilder Road to … Continue reading Chickamauga Battlefield Multi-Use Connector Trail Gains Support from Walker County