Category Archives: Community

Buy-A-Banner Program

The Downtown Development Authority is proud to announce the Buy-A-Banner Program. The Buy-A-Banner will be featuring 30″x72″ tall pole banners placed on power poles beginning with installation on Main Street(hwy 27).

Banners will be sponsored by local  businesses, 1 banner per business. Banners are 2 sided. All businesses choosing to sponsor pole banners must be businesses licensed in the city of Lafayette. All business names will use the same font & style and will be allowed 2 lines for their business name(as shown). No symbols or seals will be allowed. All banners must be approved by the DDA board. Banners will be installed on random poles on Main Street(businesses do not get to select banner location).

This banner design was prepared by the DDA committee and is based on the view of Lafayette from Skyland heights. No banners will be ordered until a minimum of 20 banners have been reserved and  paid for by local businesses. Banner sponsorships will be $225 per business. This is not a fundraiser for the DDA, rather this is a project to add aesthetic appeal to the downtown area while helping to promote our local businesses. Banners & Banner installation hardware will be financed thru business sponsorships. Businesses choosing to sponsor a banner will be on the banner for 3 years. If the banners become damaged during this 3 year period, banners will be replaced at no cost to the businesses. Similar business sponsored pole banner programs are used in Statesboro, Georgia, Stillwater, Oklahoma and Urbana, Illinois just to name a few.

Additional pole banners will be added in the future with special event banners such as Freedom Fest, City Christmas Parade, Scare on the Square, etc. These special event banners will be financed thru Hotel/Motel Tax Funds. Due to the cost of pole banners & other tourism promotion only 1 special event banner will be added per year beginning with Freedom Fest banner this summer. Once all special event banners are ordered(over a span of 4 years) all banners will be on a rotating schedule as seen  below.

Jan 1-Feb 28 General Pole Banner    March 1-April 15 Easter Egg hunt Banner

April 16-May 30 General Pole Banner May 30-July 31 Freedom Fest Banner

Aug 1- Sep 30 General Pole Banner   Oct 1-Nov 15 Scare on the Square Banner

Nov 15-12/31 Christmas Parade Banner

Businesses that are interested in sponsoring a banner should see any DDA member or email or just for questions.



Pole Banner Design Red 001 (2)

City Ward Map

With the upcoming elections this November we are receiving a lot of questions about the different City Wards, and which City Councilmen are up for election. Check out the City Ward Map to be sure of who your Councilman is.

City Ward Map

The following offices are up for election this November,

Ward 1 (Currently filled by incumbent Councilman Andy Arnold)

Ward 2 (Currently filled by incumbent Councilman Ben Bradford)

Mayor (Currently filled by incumbent Mayor Neal Florence)

City Court Judge (Currently filled by incumbent Ken Maples)

SPLOST Projects Presentation

SPLOST presentation [Autosaved]

The upcoming Municipal elections will be held on Tuesday, November 5th 2013. This election will decide the next term for Ward 1 City Council, Ward 2 City Council, Mayor, Municipal Judge, and SPLOST.

Splost is one vote, one fund split between the county and the cities in Walker County. See the attached SPLOST presentation here for the City of Lafayette to see our potential projects if SPLOST is passed on November 5th.

Dedication of Restored Historical Markers

Everyone is invited to attend the dedication of the restored historical markers at Gordon Hall on Thursday, April 25 at 2pm. The historical markers were painstakingly restored through the fundraising efforts of the former Main Street Manager, Catherine Edgemon and the Historic Preservation Committee. We would like to thank everyone who made donations to make this possible including the Walmart Foundation, LaFayette Women’s Club,LaFayette Lions Club, LaFayette Rotary, Pizza Hut,One Eleven, Downtown Development Authority and countless others.