Newsletter April 2021

News & Announcements

Honeybee LogoUGA Grant

The City of LaFayette and the LaFayette Downtown Development Authority are excited to announce that we were recently selected for a very generous grant that will help build and design a master plan for a new vision for downtown LaFayette with assistance from the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia.

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Earth Day Cleanup 

It's the LaFayette LOVE YOUR CITY Clean Up Day!

This is a CITY-WIDE Cleanup Day that will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2021 from 8 a.m. top 12 p.m. The event will be hosted by the City of LaFayette, LHS Junior Council, LaFayette Downtown Development Authority, LaFayette GICH Team, and the Hive.

Come participate as an individual or a group such as a Civic Group, Church Group, Community Group, or Business.
We'll meet at Ross Abney (old High School Gym) at 8 a.m. and leave from there to go to various neighborhoods in all Four Wards. We'll come back at 12 p.m. to say THANK YOU and celebrate all of our volunteers with Hamburgers and Hotdogs!

We believe in our City, so let's LOVE LAFAYETTE, and work together to clean it up. Can't wait to see you on April 17.
More details to come; check back here or the City of LaFayette FB page.

Drive-In Movie

Hometown Movie Night will be held Saturday, April 17. Follow our Facebook page for more information as it becomes available. 

Weather Alerts

Stay alert with the Walker County SirenGPS service app especially during the potential threat of inclement weather.

According to concerning the free Walker County SirenGPS service:
In early 2019, Walker County improved their method for the public to receive emergency and community notifications. The free SirenGPS app can send push notifications to smartphones in a matter of seconds, keeping residents alerted to bad weather and other community concerns or interests.

“While our primary use of this notification system will be for emergency situations, we also have the capability to geofence or draw a map around a certain area that will only notify folks in that area of things like a water outage, power outage or road closure,” said Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director Blake Hodge.

LaFayette is an approved user of the Walker County’s SirenGPS notification system that was launched in February 2019 and encourages residents and customers to sign up to receive important notifications.

The City of LaFayette is now able to send notifications to locations within the city limits, including specific areas such as neighborhoods, wards and blocks.

Whether it concerns power outages, road closures and/or utility matters, the city is now capable to send timely notifications to residential customers who download the free SirenGPS application.
Residents need to sign up for this new system online, or by downloading the free app. They will be prompted to set up an account and choose how they want to be notified.

The SirenGPS app will be able to send push notifications to users while located at their residence as well as away from their residence, if the app user activates the location services on their smartphones.

All SirenGPS weather warnings for potential natural disasters, such as tornadoes, severe thunderstorms and earthquakes, will be coming directly from Walker County Emergency Management.

To learn more about the free Walker County SirenGPS service app, visit:

 Outdoor Spotlight / Queen City Lake

Queen City LakeWe are the Gateway to Your Outdoor Adventures and Experience! As you step through our Gateway, be sure to experience Queen City Lake reservoir, one of the City of LaFayette’s many “Hidden Jewels.”

Visitors to our 260-acre lake can enjoy the experience of fishing from sunrise to sunset, paddle boarding, kayaking, canoeing or sailing, just to name a few.

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Outdoor Classroom 

NLE Outdoor ClassroomNorth LaFayette Elementary hosted the Grand Opening of the new Outdoor Classroom on Friday, March 12.
The new Outdoor Classroom has been in the works for over a year now and will be available to every class at North LaFayette Elementary, North LaFayette Elementary Principal David Schwind said.

To Learn More, Click Here           


Event Location Start Date Start Time
 DDA Mtg Library Monday, April 5, 2021 5:30 PM
Council Mtg City Hall Monday, April 12, 2021 6:30 PM
Earth Day-Cleanup City Wide Saturday, April 17, 2021 8:00 AM
LHS Movie Night Ross Abney Saturday, April 17, 2021 8:00 PM
Municipal Court City Hall Monday, April 19, 2021 4:00 PM


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LaFayette Fire ServicesCity Logo

208 North Main Street

The City of LaFayette is a community that takes the P.R.I.D.E. initiative seriously where protection is first and foremost for the citizens of LaFayette. 

Fire TruckLaFayette Fire Services understands the best way to protect its citizens is to educate the public, continue to enhance services to better aid residents and be involved in the community.

LaFayette Fire Services is comprised of 6 full time firefighters, 6 part time firefighters as well as around 5 volunteer firefighters. The fire fleet consists of a 1000-gallon pumper, a 750-gallon pumper, a 500-gallon pumper and a ladder/pumper truck as well as a rescue squad truck and a rescue boat for the city lake.

More than a fire department

LaFayette Fire Services has recently moved into a more progressive and preventative means of service to the City of LaFayette. The city is continually working to achieve this with the inclusion of enhancements towards on scene emergency medical responses as well as conduct hazardous mitigation planning and preparation for potential natural disasters.

According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Hazard mitigation is described as an effort to reduce loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters. This involves long-term planning where the city identifies risks and vulnerabilities that could occur from potential natural disasters and organize strategic plans for protecting citizens and property in future hazardous event scenarios.

Community relationships and safety

Fire CrewThe City of LaFayette’s Director of Emergency Management & Fire Chief Stacey Meeks said maintaining a good relationship with the community is a key component in fire services. Meeks has 25 years experience with the City of LaFayette.

“We definitely interact with the public on a daily basis,” Meeks said.

Whether it’s responding to a house fire or arriving on the scene to administer medical attention prior to the arrival of an ambulance, LaFayette Fire Services will be there with trained professionals looking out for the well being and safety of the community.

“We handle a wide variety of different calls which enables us to interact with the public in a very positive manner,” Meeks said.

Around 80 percent of the calls the city fire services receive are for medical responses and each firefighter is a certified EMT including one paramedic on staff.

Meeks said LaFayette Fire Services is now fully capable of administering emergency medical response to area residents. The fire engines are supplied with a full array of medical equipment—commonly found within an ambulance—which allows our firefighter EMT’s to initiate more advanced onsite medical procedures, which ultimately translates into faster transport times by our local ambulance service.

There’s no time wasted at the scene, Meeks said. A resident is fully treated and ready for transport by the time the ambulance arrives to the scene.

“I think in any government agency, it is super important to have a strong relationship with your community you service. I’m a big believer in that,” Meeks said. “When I worked as a police officer for the many years that I’ve worked with the (LaFayette) Police Department, I’m a big believer in community policing and that same concept applies to the fire services now that I have been here as fire chief. We are always looking for new programs that we can interact in with the community in a positive way.”

To the future

Meeks said within the next year, he hopes citizens will see a drastic improvement in the services provided by LaFayette Fire Services.

“One of the things I have been pretty passionate about is revamping the fire service’s emergency medical response capabilities. We have been upgrading the level of training and equipment that our firefighters have with the goal of providing a better service to the citizens of our community,” Meeks said.

Contact Information

Auto Attendant  706.639.1500
Airport 706.639.1530
Business License 706.639.1509
City Clerk 706.639.1507
City Manager 706.639.1501
Codes, Building Inspector & Engineering      706.639.1509
Electric, Gas, Water & Sewer Dept. 706.639.1561
Fire Department & Burn Permits 706.639.1555
Golf Course 706.639.1580
Police Department & Animal Control 706.639.1540
Property Taxes 706.639.1518
Recreation Department 706.639.1590
Streets, Sanitation, Cemetery & Recycling 706.639.1509
Utility Billing  
     Automated Phone Payments 833.273.7456
     Online Bill Payments
     Questions About Your Bill 706.639.1503
     Cashier 706.639.1518

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Department Hours

Airport  141 Gasque Drive Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  
City Hall 207 S Duke St Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Fire (office) 208 N Main St Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Police (office) 208 N Main St Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Utility Maintenance      2776 Hwy 27 By-Pass Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 
Recreation  638 S Main St  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday       8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
    Wednesday, Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
    Saturday  12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. 
Golf Course 1 Fred Henry Dr Monday-Sunday 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. 


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