Equipment Operator Position Available

The City of Lafayette Gas Department has a immediate opening for a Equipment Operator.

This is a full time, 1st shift permanent position. Applicant must have current driver’s license(CDL is a plus), must be capable of operating several types of equipment(backhoe, trencher, bobcat, loader and accessories), must be able to meet gas dept. standards. Capable of operating in tight areas and around other utilities. Candidate must pass pre-employment drug test & physical.

This position is open until filled, to apply for this position please come to Lafayette City Hall, located at 207 S. Duke Street, Lafayette, GA 30728 to  pick up a application. Completed Applications can be also be returned to city hall.

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.



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Volunteer Firefighter wanted!

The City of Lafayette Fire Department has a immediate opening for 2 volunteer firefighters.

Volunteer Fireman work all shifts (work as needed by emergency), Candidates are paid per call. This is NOT a full time, 40 hour position.

Candidates must have High School Diploma or GED. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid Georgia Driver’s license. Candidates are subject to Criminal Background Check, drug screening, physical examination, and physical agility test. Must be able to meet the requirements of Georgia Firefighter standards and training.

Employment applications can be picked up at Lafayette City Hall, located at 207 S. Duke Street, Lafayette, GA 30728. Volunteer Firefighter applications can be downloaded and printed from our website, the link is listed below

Both the city application & the volunteer fireman application must be completed and submitted for consideration. Both forms can be turned in at Lafayette City Hall, at 207 S. Duke Street, Lafayette, GA 30728, or at City of Lafayette Fire Department located at 208 N. Main Street, Lafayette, GA 30728.


Leaf pickup begins December 2, 2013

The Street Department will begin leaf pickup on Dec. 2 beginning with Main Street and moving through the wards beginning with ward 1. Also, the City will begin billing customers $5.00 per mattress picked up. The charge is to help offset the cost for disposal that the City incurs. Any questions, please call 706-639-1509.

Annual Christmas Parade December 12, 2013

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The annual Christmas Parade has been rescheduled for, Thursday December 12, 2013 at 6:00 PM.

Come see Lafayette’s annual Christmas parade “A White Christmas” on Thursday, Dec 12th at 6pm. Bring the kids for candy and to see Santa ride into town, and be sure to check out all the floats in our old fashioned Christmas parade, as they compete for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in our best decorated float contest. The Christmas Parade will be televised by UCTV and hosted by Mayor Neal Florence & Mayor-elect Andy Arnold.

Lineup for the parade will begin at 4:30 PM. The parade route will begin at 512 South Main St. (Ace Hardware) and travel north on Main Street through the Square turning left onto Margaret Street to the parking lot of the LaFayette 6th Grade Academy to disband.

If your organization wishes to be a part of the parade, please complete and return the form below to the LaFayette Recreation Department, P.O. Box 189, LaFayette, GA 30728 or fax to (706) 639-0403 or scan and e-mail to Cash prizes will be awarded to the first and second place best-decorated floats in three categories. Categories are Church, Individual, and Business. If your organization wishes to compete for best decorated float, be sure your organization’s name is shown on both sides of the float

. Contact Debra Bell at (706) 639-1590 after December 1st to get your staging area for the parade. Please line up in your assigned area

Please remember when planning characters for your float, Santa Claus is on the City Fire Truck and should not be included on your float. Our past parades have been a great success and with your help we can have another memorable event. Please come and join in the fun as we welcome Santa Claus to the City of LaFayette.

The LaFayette Woman’s Club will be sponsoring the Best Decorated Home Contest. Homes on Main Street will be judged for Best Christmas Decorations(Outdoor only). The winner will be announced at the Christmas Parade and will be featured in a upcoming newspaper article.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.