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

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

Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 2-23-22

The following occurred at this meeting: -Public Hearing on O-02-22 to adopt the 2021 International Property Maintenance Code -Intergovernmental Agreement on distribution of TSPLOST Funds -Resolution calling for a special election on TSPLOST -Intergovernmental contract for the Drug Task Force SUBSCRIBE to our YOUTUBE channel to watch this meeting. http://walkercountyga.gov/tag/podcast/feed

Walker County Government to Place TSPLOST on May Ballot

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

Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 2-10-22

The following occurred at this meeting: -Ordinance amendment to exempt farm wineries from certain restrictions -Resolutions to call for a Referendum on TSPLOST and to sign documents to request emergency assistance to repair Dougherty Gap Road -Purchase Orders for turnout gear and a new vehicle for Fire Rescue -Contract for monitoring of the landfill -January … Continue reading Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 2-10-22

GDOT Approves Bridge Replacement for Old Trion Highway at Dry Creek

LaFayette, GA - The Georgia Department of Transportation recently awarded a $1.7 million dollar contract to replace a bridge in Walker County. Talley Construction Company will build a new bridge over Dry Creek on Old Trion Highway, south of LaFayette. The bridge will replace the current one, which no longer meets design and safety requirements. … Continue reading GDOT Approves Bridge Replacement for Old Trion Highway at Dry Creek

Walker County to Consider Tiny Homes, Other Land Development Code Amendments

The Walker County Board of Commissioners and Walker County Planning Commission will consider a number of proposed amendments to the county's Land Development Code over the next two months. Draft ordinance O-02-21 would amend the County Code to add a definition for a tiny home, reduce the size of required road frontage in certain zones, … Continue reading Walker County to Consider Tiny Homes, Other Land Development Code Amendments

State Approves $7 Million Bridge Replacement Project in Walker County

Chickamauga, GA - The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) recently awarded nearly $23 million in contracts for projects across northwest Georgia, including one in Walker County. Wright Brothers Construction will be tasked with replacing the existing structurally deficient bridge over West Chickamauga Creek near the Walker/Catoosa County line. The $7-million project will not require a … Continue reading State Approves $7 Million Bridge Replacement Project in Walker County