Software Upgrade

Our financial and utility billing software will be upgraded during the month of June rather than May.  City Hall will be closed June 15 & 16.  The June 15 due date will be moved to June 18.  For more information see the full New Release.  For a sample of the new bill click here.

Summer Lifeguard Positions Available

The LaFayette Parks & Recreation Department is accepting applications for 2015 Pool Life Guard Positions.

Experience is not necessary but will be considered when interviewing. This is a part-time, seasonal position.

Applicants should be strong swimmers and possess a valid driver’s license. Applications may be downloaded from our website at www.cityoflafayettega.org or picked up at City Hall, located at 207 S. Duke Street, Lafayette, GA 30728. Completed applications should be submitted at this same location.

Deadline for applications is May 2, 2015. The City of LaFayette is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Parking Banners coming to downtown

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Lafayette has long standing issues with lack of public parking in the downtown area. To hopefully help ease the situation, the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Design Committee has designed a parking banner to display on city public parking lots.

These banners were approved by City Council on April 14th. These parking banners are the same size as our existing pole banners, and will be hung at the Bank of Lafayette Community Room on E. Villanow Street, and the Courthouse parking lot below Dr. Levie’s office also on E. Villanow Street. Both of these lots are public parking areas, however many citizens do not realize they are available for their use.

These  banners will not replace any of the existing business banners, but will be hung on the opposite sides of the poles at these 2 parking lots. Watch for these new banners to be installed in mid-May.

The Downtown Development Authority meets monthly at Walker-Lafayette library in the board room, the 1st Tuesday night of the month at 6pm. The public is always invited to attend.

Vehicle Maintenance Manager position available!

The City of Lafayette has a available position for a Vehicle Maintenance Manager.

This is a supervisory 1st shift, full time, permanent position with benefits. Position requires high school diploma or GED equivalent, with additional specialized training in the field of work. Desirable candidates will have 3-5 years experience with automotive repair. Candidates must also hold a valid driver’s license.

Position duties include:

  •  Supervises employees on work procedures, procedures & standards related to their work.
  • Enforces safety guidelines
  • Troubleshoots vehicle and equipment operations problems: diagnoses problems
  • Coordinates the maintenance and repair of a variety of vehicles and equipment, assigns staff to perform related duties
  • Maintains required records, including warranty information, purchase orders and billing
  • Directs and coordinates activities related to the acquisition of automotive equipment
  • Researches and negiotates to secure parts & tools from vendors
  • Ensures the shop is in compliance with environmental laws and regulations
  • Delivers vehicles to dealers for warranty repairs
  • Supervisory role over lead mechanic (1) and mechanic (1)
  • Performs other related duties

Interested applicants can print a application from our website (under the “other”)  heading, or pick up a application at Lafayette City Hall, located at 207 S. Duke Street, Lafayette, GA 30728. All completed applications should be submitted to this same location.

The City of LaFayette is committed to providing all persons with equal access to its services, programs, activities, education and employment regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, disability or age.

 

Groundsworker Position available

The City of Lafayette electric department is hiring for a groundsworker position.

This is a full time, permanent position responsible for the assisting in construction, repair & maintenance of the city electric distribution system.

Requirements: High school diploma, GED or equivalent. Current drivers license (CDL a plus), related duties in the installation & repair of the electric distribution system. Must be able to work in inclement weather, monitors the work of the linemen to identify unsafe working conditions, assists derrick truck operator in setting poles, assists with the connection, disconnection and maintenance of service & security lights, assists with the removal of old or unused poles, operates chipper truck, and performs other duties as needed.

Salary range $11.20 hourly grade 10A with benefits.

To apply print a application from our website, or pick up & submit a application at Lafayette City Hall, located at 207 S. Duke Street, Lafayette, GA 30728.

The City of LaFayette is committed to providing all persons with equal access to its services, programs, activities, education and employment regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, disability or age.

CDBG Presentation

The City of Lafayette will be applying for a $500,000 (CDBG) Community Development Block Grant to replace the water main on S. Chattanooga Street from Pattten Street to Pledger Pkwy. This requires a matching of $25,000, and a estimated leverage of $125,000 for the (estimated) project cost of $650,000.

Please email mwilliams@cityoflafayettega.org for more information.

CDBG Public Hearing

Patrol Officer Position Available!

The Lafayette Police Department is hiring for a patrol officer position.

This is a full time, permanent, rotating shifts position. Potential Candidates must hold a Georgia Driver’s license, have a clean driver’s history and criminal history. Must be able to meet all requirements under Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training including, but not limited to; passing drug screening, background investigation, polygraph test, and psychological testing. Must be proficient in communication skills including writing, grammar & comprehension skills. Must be proficient with computers and typing.

Salary Range $30,000-$32,000. All applications must be received by March 1, 2015.

Note: Non-certified employees need only fill out the city application. Certified applicants should fill out the city application (available in the forms category, under the OTHER heading) & the police application packet. All applications should be submitted to Lafayette Police Department.

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GoFundMe Firetruck Fundraiser

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The City of LaFayette purchased its first motorized fire truck in February, 1926. The fire truck that was purchased for the then exuberant amount of $11,260 was a 1926 American-LaFrance Foamite Type 40 Trip #5534. This mean it was a triple combination pumping, chemical & hose fire engine.

The fire truck that was delivered & remains here at the city today is a 600 gallon fire truck, powered by a 4 cylinder, 75 horsepower engine. It is chain driven, has a hand crank & mechanical brakes. Unlike so many other cities, LaFayette chose to keep its vintage fire truck for the past 88 years. According to the Antique Fire Truck Club of America, only 120 Type 40 Trip’s were ever built, making our very own city fire truck exceedingly rare.

While the truck has remained in good condition & has been kept safely indoors & out of the elements, it is still 88 years old, and like anything of advancing age, it needs some general repairs. The city would like to eventually do a full restoration of our classic fire engine that it so clearly deserves, however at this time we would like to raise enough funds to make old #5534 safe & roadworthy once again.

The city is looking to raise $10,000 for the general repairs which would be used to purchase new tires, have the original wooden wheels repaired/restored & to make other much needed repairs such as rebuilding the starter & carburetor. Because of the advanced age of #5534, parts are rare & don’t come cheap.

The city has created a GO FUND ME account which is way or raising funds online. Interested parties can donate funds from $1-$10,000 to contribute to the cause. The funds will be placed in a WEPAY Account (similar to a PAYPAL) account, and moved over to a city bank account, where the repairs can begin.  You can check out the Go FUND ME campaign at http://www.gofundme.com/lafayettefiretruck

We would like to have the fire truck running & driving again, where our citizens can enjoy it & appreciate this rare asset that has been here since new.

If you have questions about the fire truck, or the campaign, please email mwilliams@cityoflafayettega.org