Tennessee American Water Awards $1,000 to Walker County Fire Rescue

Tennessee American Water has awarded, through its Firefighting Support Grant program, over $15,000 to 16 fire departments in the region, including Walker, Catoosa and Dade Counties in Georgia and Hamilton, Marion, and Sequatchie Counties in Tennessee. The grants provide supplemental funding to fire and emergency organizations supporting Tennessee American Water’s service areas. Tennessee American Water’s Firefighting … Continue reading Tennessee American Water Awards $1,000 to Walker County Fire Rescue

Walker County Receives Employee Safety Grant from ACCG Insurance Programs

Walker County was recently awarded a $6,000 Employee Safety Grant from ACCG – Group Self-Insurance Workers’ Compensation Fund (ACCG-GSIWCF). The Employee Safety Grant program rewards local governments that foster a culture of workplace safety through additional training, equipment or services. This marks the fourth time Walker County Government has received this award, resulting in roughly $27,347 … Continue reading Walker County Receives Employee Safety Grant from ACCG Insurance Programs

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