Prior to the Regular Meeting, a Public Hearing was held on a proposed amendment to the County's Alcohol Ordinance. The amendment would make Walker County more business friendly by removing distance requirement that go above and beyond state requirements.
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Walker County Fire Rescue has recruited a big name to encourage residents to practice fire safety. Before loading his sleigh, Santa Claus joined Sparky the Fire Dog in a new public service announcement (PSA) to warn the public about how the holiday season can be the most dangerous time of the year.
Walker County Commissioner Shannon Whitfield issued a proclamation for Small Business Saturday, made two appointments to the Walker County Planning Commissioner and approved a purchase order for the landfill.
In 1989, the late Sheriff Al Millard created the Stocking Full of Love program to provide toys to children in need in Walker County. 37 children received presents that first year. Last year, over 1,300 children were provided presents.
Topics include proclamations for Hunger Free & Hospice Month, an appointment to the County Attorney position, North Georgia Region I Emergency Medical Services Council and Rossville Library Board and the surplusing of old voting machine equipment.
Walker County Commissioner Shannon Whitfield issued a Veterans Day proclamation, signed purchase orders to repair the roof at the maintenance shop, replace some of the county's aging fleet and update some old technology. Department stats for September were also reviewed. A question from the public inquired about the future of Mountain Cove Farms Resort.
You may be wondering, 'why is a helicopter flying in a pattern over Walker County?' The U.S. Department of Agriculture is dropping oral rabies vaccination baits across our community and others, in an effort to protect people and pets by preventing rabies in wildlife.
UGA Extension Agent Wade Hutcheson looks at tree flagging and what can be done to help our trees during this extended period of hot, dry conditions.
With the arrival of October, Georgia’s seasonal burn ban, which impacts Walker and 53 other counties, comes to a close. While burning is allowed from October 1st through April 30th, residents need to obtain a permit and be aware of what is legal and illegal to burn.