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Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 1-27-22

The following occurred at this meeting: -A Public Hearing on the Joint Comprehensive Plan for 2022-2032 -A Public Hearing on exempting farm wineries from certain regulations in the county's alcohol code -Public Hearings on requests from the Planning Commission -Resolutions to appoint a chair to the Alcoholic Beverage Commission and an alternate to the Animal … Continue reading Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 1-27-22

Public Hearing Planned on Joint Comprehensive Plan for Walker County and its Cities

Walker County and the cities of Chickamauga, LaFayette, Lookout Mountain, and Rossville have prepared a draft Joint Comprehensive Plan for 2022-2032 according to the 2018 Minimum Planning Standards set by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs and the Georgia Planning Act of 1989. Accordingly, a joint public hearing is scheduled for the County and Cities … Continue reading Public Hearing Planned on Joint Comprehensive Plan for Walker County and its Cities

Walker County Continued to Experience Robust Housing Growth in 2021

LaFayette, GA - New home construction continued to grow at a record pace in Walker County in 2021, posting gains for the third consecutive year. Data tracked by the Walker County Planning Office shows a nearly 5% increase year over year in the number of permits issued for the construction of new single-family homes. Housing … Continue reading Walker County Continued to Experience Robust Housing Growth in 2021

Walker County Government Awarded Grant to Enhance Employee Safety Efforts

LaFayette, GA - Walker County Government was recently awarded a $6,000 Employee Safety Grant from ACCG – Group Self-Insurance Workers’ Compensation Fund (ACCG-GSIWCF). ACCG’s Employee Safety Grant Program rewards local governments that foster a culture of workplace safety through additional training, equipment or services. Walker County purchased additional safety equipment with the grant money. The Road Department … Continue reading Walker County Government Awarded Grant to Enhance Employee Safety Efforts

Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 12-30-21

The following occurred at this meeting: -Appointments to the following: Planning Commission, Water & Sewerage Authority, Animal Control Board, Alcoholic Beverage Commission -Temporary moratorium on new large scale commercial poultry house operations -Local marketing organization agreement with the Chamber -Personal services contract with Robert Wardlaw -Purchase orders for police radios, trucks and a Gradall SUBSCRIBE … Continue reading Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 12-30-21

GE Appliances Announces $118 Million Expansion at Roper Corporation, Creating 600 New Jobs in Walker County

LaFayette, GA - GE Appliances, a Haier company, will invest $118 million to expand manufacturing operations at its Roper Corporation plant in Walker County, creating 600 new jobs. “Roper Corporation has been a key part of Walker County for almost 50 years,” said Roper Corporation President Lois Crandell. “Our relationships are strong and we have … Continue reading GE Appliances Announces $118 Million Expansion at Roper Corporation, Creating 600 New Jobs in Walker County

Walker County Commissioner Shannon Whitfield Awarded Lifelong Learning Academy Certificate

Atlanta, GA - ACCG, Georgia’s County Association, recently awarded Walker County Board of Commissioners Chairman Shannon Whitfield with a certificate for successfully completing the core requirements in the Lifelong Learning Academy. Whitfield was honored during the ACCG County Reconnect Conference at the Savannah Convention Center in Chatham County. ACCG and the Carl Vinson Institute of … Continue reading Walker County Commissioner Shannon Whitfield Awarded Lifelong Learning Academy Certificate

Georgia DRIVES System Upgrade to Impact Motor Vehicle Registration Services in Walker County and Other Communities

Rock Spring, GA - The Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR) will begin a system upgrade to the state’s DRIVES system (Driver Record and Integrated Vehicle Enterprise System) later this month to improve efficiency and reduce operational costs. Vehicle registration and titling services, including e-Services and tag renewal kiosks, will be unavailable from Thursday, December 30, … Continue reading Georgia DRIVES System Upgrade to Impact Motor Vehicle Registration Services in Walker County and Other Communities