A new ordinance to allow temporary fireworks stands was approved, contract for road paving in 2021 was awarded, several appointments to the Planning Commission were made and November department statistics were reviewed
Walker County Commissioner Shannon Whitfield held a public hearing on two proposed ordinances. One would adopt several state minimum codes for construction, while the other would adopt the state code to allow localities to issue permits for temporary fireworks stands. Whitfield also approved an automatic aid agreement for fire protection with Catoosa County, a proclamation for Hospice Month, and signed a resolution authorizing the county to apply for a transit grant.
They're enjoyable, but dangerous. Fireworks were involved in over 9,000 injuries that required a hospital visit in 2018.