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

Walker 180 for December 2022

Developers unveil plans for a new subdivision, the county teams up with the state for a new prison dog program, and connecting the Chickamauga Battlefield to Chickamauga... all ahead in this month's edition of Walker 180. SUBSCRIBE to our YOUTUBE channel to watch the video version of this production. http://walkercountyga.gov/tag/podcast/feed

Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 12-8-22

The following occurred at this meeting: -Presentation of the FY2021 Audit -Resolutions to further define the Board Clerk as a Deputy Clerk, apply for a OneGeorgia grant, and make appointments to several boards -Purchase order for radios for first responders -PUD rezone for Happy Valley Farms development -Appeals of Planning Commission items -November Department statistics … Continue reading Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 12-8-22

GDOT Seeks Public Comment on Bridge Rehabilitation Projects in Walker County

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) proposes to rehabilitate two bridges in Walker County in the future and has placed information about those two projects online for public review. The work involves bridges on SR 193 and SR 341 over Chattanooga Creek. The work will consist of overlaying the bridge deck, joint replacement, patching spalls, … Continue reading GDOT Seeks Public Comment on Bridge Rehabilitation Projects in Walker County

GDOT Seeks Public Comment on Two Bridge Projects in Walker County

A map of Red Belt Road

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) proposes to replace two bridges in Walker County in the future and has placed information about those two projects online for public review. The first project proposes to replace the existing bridge (Structure ID 295-5055-0) over West Chickamauga Creek, which was built in 1980 and is posted for weight … Continue reading GDOT Seeks Public Comment on Two Bridge Projects in Walker County

Early Morning Fire Heavily Damages Vacant Industrial Building in Downtown Rossville

A fire rages at the Coats American plant

Firefighters from multiple jurisdictions continue to battle a structure fire at a large vacant industrial building in downtown Rossville. Walker County 911 received a call around 2:21 this morning, stating a tree was on fire near the Rossville Athletic Association gym. When fire crews from Rossville responded, they discovered the blaze was actually at the … Continue reading Early Morning Fire Heavily Damages Vacant Industrial Building in Downtown Rossville

iWorQ Service Request is now Citizen Portal

a screenshot of the iworq citizens request portal

The app version of the iWorQ Service Request program used by Walker County residents to report issues to various government departments was recently disconnected and replaced with an upgraded web-based version. Service Request is now Citizen Portal and includes many of the same features as the app version, most notably the ability to submit pictures … Continue reading iWorQ Service Request is now Citizen Portal

Bridge Replacement on Old Trion Highway to Begin August 15

Work crews wade through water to look at footers on a bridge

LaFayette, GA - The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has approved and awarded a contract to replace the bridge on Old Trion Highway that crosses over Dry Creek, 4.4 miles south of Lafayette. Following an inspection, GDOT engineers found the bridge to be deficient and required posting due to exposed footings of columns, spans that … Continue reading Bridge Replacement on Old Trion Highway to Begin August 15