Walker County Receives $107,091 from ACCG for Employee Safety Enhancements

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Walker County recently received a $107,091 check representing its share of a $6 million special cash distribution from the ACCG - Group Self-Insurance Workers’ Compensation Fund (GSIWCF).  ACCG is Georgia’s county association and works on behalf of county officials and their communities by providing public policy and legislative advocacy, leadership development, civic and community engagement initiatives, … Continue reading Walker County Receives $107,091 from ACCG for Employee Safety Enhancements

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

Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 5-26-22

The following occurred at this meeting: Presentation on the creation of a County Manager position Consideration of accepting private roads from the Heritage Row subdivision as county roads DFCS Local Advisory Board appointments Zoning requests SUBSCRIBE to our YOUTUBE channel to watch this meeting. http://walkercountyga.gov/tag/podcast/feed  

Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 4-14-22

The following occurred at this meeting: Resolution to authorize the Tax Commissioner to waive penalties and interest on certain unpaid ad valorem taxes and fees Discussion on revising the Public Safety Fee Hire a new audit firm Consider a utility easement Purchase orders for vehicles for the Sheriff's Office and for reconstruction of the Annex … Continue reading Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 4-14-22

Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 3-24-22

The following occurred at this meeting: -Presentation of the 2020 Audit -Presentation from CHI Memorial Georgia -Approval of the 2022-2032 Comprehensive Plan -Approval of new rates at the landfill -Proclamation for Child Abuse Awareness Month in April -Opioid settlement Memorandum of Understanding -Transfer of District Attorney administrative functions to Catoosa County -Surplus of Sheriff's equipment … Continue reading Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 3-24-22

Walker County Receives Emergency Funding to Make Repairs to Dougherty Gap Road

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The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has awarded Walker County emergency funding to make repairs to Dougherty Gap Road, following a landslide late last year. GDOT will commit up to $475,000 or 70% of the project cost, whichever is less. Geotechnical engineers estimate the total project cost will be around $900,000 to stabilize the road … Continue reading Walker County Receives Emergency Funding to Make Repairs to Dougherty Gap Road

Walker County Government to Place TSPLOST on May Ballot

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Walker County Government will ask for a special referendum election to be held on May 24 to keep the Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (TSPLOST) in place.   The one-penny sales tax began April 1, 2018, after Walker County voters overwhelmingly approved the measure in 2017. The current single county TSPLOST was set … Continue reading Walker County Government to Place TSPLOST on May Ballot

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