Walker County to Launch Brownfield Assessment Program

Photo of the Peerless Mill in Rossville, GA

LaFayette, GA - Walker County and the cities of Chickamauga, LaFayette and Rossville will share a $500,000 grant from the United States Environmental Protection Agency to perform brownfield assessments and develop cleanup plans on up to 30 sites. A number of sites will be assessed with redevelopment in mind. They include the Crystal Springs Print … Continue reading Walker County to Launch Brownfield Assessment Program

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

Landslide at 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

Walker County Government Awarded Grant to Enhance Employee Safety Efforts

Road Department

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 – 8-12-21

The following occurred at the Board of Commissioners meeting on August 12, 2021: -Public hearing on Walker County Landfill Expansion -Public hearing on adoption of 2021 Code Book -Ordinance adopting the 2021 Code Book -Resolution to add fees that were previously in the Code Book to the fee schedule -Resolution to adopt policies for Walker … Continue reading Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 8-12-21

Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 4-8-21

The following occurred at this meeting: Public Hearing on a rezoning request off Happy Valley Road Public Hearing on issuance of revenue bonds for the Walker County Development Authority Update on library operations from Lecia Eubanks, Director of the Cherokee Regional Library System Resolution 11 to approve the issuance of revenue bonds for the Walker … Continue reading Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 4-8-21

Walker County Awarded Employee Safety Grant

Becky Wooden, David Brown, and Shannon Whitfield holding big check

Walker County Government was recently awarded a $6,000 Employee Safety Grant from ACCG – Group Self-Insurance Workers’ Compensation Fund (ACCG-GSIWCF). The Employee Safety Grant Program is awarded to local governments that make significant efforts to provide a safe work environment for their employees. Grant money will be used to purchase safety equipment. Walker County plans to purchase ten … Continue reading Walker County Awarded Employee Safety Grant

Commissioner Meeting Audio – 10-8-20

Listen to a public hearing on two proposed ordinances. One would create a Special Events Permit to require event planners to coordinate with first responders. The other would require inoperable, uninsured vehicles to be stored behind a resident’s home and also require household garbage be placed in plastic or galvanized containers until collected.