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Capital Improvements update approved
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The Rockdale County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution to adopt the Capital Improvements Element 2014 Annual Update at its Tuesday morning's called meeting.

The capital improvements element, which covers big development projects, remains nearly the same as 2013. The resolution approval by the board means that the numbers developed through the accounting process are correct, said Planning and Development Director Marshall Walker.

Some of the impact fees, which come from new developments, generated from the capital improvements were used to purchase a new fire truck for the county.

"Every year we have to report to the Department of Community Affairs and the Atlanta Regional Commission on what we've done with impact fees," said Walker.

There's about $356,000 in the impact fees fund, and Walker says it has grown steadily overtime.

"They continue to accrue," he said. "We had to accrue in order to purchase this almost $400,000 fire truck. We don't collect that kind of money in one year."

In other county business, the board granted the stormwater utility department access to work on three different stormwater projects on private property.
The work, right of entry forms and easement agreements, will be done on Uncle Gene's Way, Abbot Road, and Clubland Circle.