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Brush up on what's going on in your local government and community at these meetings:

The Rockdale County Board of Education is meeting for a finance committee meeting at 5 p.m. on May 12 at 954 N. Main Street to discuss the 2011-2012 budget. Afterwards, at 7 p.m., the BOE will hold their monthly work session, also at 954 N. Main Street, where they discuss items that will be voted on in the May 18 meeting.

The MainStreet Conyers board meets at noon on Thursday, May 12 at the Welcome Depot on Railroad Street. For more information, call 770-278-7009.

The Conyers-Rockdale Planning Commission, which reviews applications for special permits and zoning changes to properties, meets at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, at 901 Main Street. For more information, call 770-278-7100.

The Rockdale County Board of Commissioners meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, at the JP Carr center at 981 on Taylor Street. For more information, call 770-929-4239. The agenda for Tuesday's meeting is below:


1. Call to Order

2. Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance: Dr. Reverend Veronica Tucker, The House of Refuge Worship Center

3A. Special Recognitions:
 - Proclamation for Mrs. Lollie Harper—100 Years Old
 - Special Mention of the Rockdale High School Basketball Team
 - Special Mention of the Rockdale Riptides Swim Team

3B. Presentations:  
 - Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) Update – Tanesha Lanier, NSP Coordinator
 - Walk of Heroes Veterans Memorial Park – Larry Kaiser and Breedlove Land Planning

4. Public Comment

5. Approval of Minutes: April 26, 2011 (2); April 28, 2011 (2)

6. Approval of the Agenda

7. Unfinished Business:
 A. An Ordinance Adopting New Sections of Chapter 46 of the Code of Ordinances of Rockdale County, Georgia  Providing for Fire Prevention and Protection, As Amended, So As to Create Provisions Regarding Fire  Regulations; And for Other Purposes – Second Reading

8. New Business:
 A.  Contracts
  1. Georgia Department of Transportation – Contract for Acquisition of Right of Way, State Aid or Federal Aid Project – Project MSL00-0004-00(650) – Sigman Road at Gees Mill Road - $95,000
  2. Walton Electric Membership Corporation – Outdoor Lighting Agreement – Zingara Road at Hightower Trail - $7.75 Per Month

  3. Snapping Shoals Electric Membership Corporation – Security Light Contract – Smyrna Road at McDaniel Mill Road - $11.00 Per Month

  4. The University of Georgia – Cooperative Extension Service – Renewal Contract – July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2012 – Personnel - $58,247

  5. National Center for State Courts – Court Consulting Services Grant – Identify Justice Process Improvements and Facilitate Renegotiation of Software Maintenance Contract with Tyler Technologies - $55,000 - Ratification

 B. Resolutions
  1. A Resolution to Comply with the Provisions of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, Title 32, Chapter 7, and all Related Laws for the Abandonment and Disposal of Property Not Needed for Public Road Purposes

  2. A Resolution to Comply with the Provisions of Official Code of Georgia Annotated, Title 32, Chapter 7, and Title 36, Chapter 9-3, and all Related Laws for the Conveyance of Road Right of Way

 C. Quitclaim Deed – The Monastery of the Holy Spirit, Inc., A Georgia Non-Profit Corporation – Susong Road

 D. Ordinances
1. An Ordinance To Amend Article V Of Chapter 310 “Stormwater Utility”, As Amended, So As To Add The Following Section; To Provide For A Project Rating System Evaluation Form; To Repeal Conflicting Laws; And For Other Purposes Within The Stormwater Utility Ordinance Of Rockdale County - First Reading 
  2. An Ordinance Pursuant to the Provisions of Section 238-6 of the Code of Rockdale County, Georgia, As Amended, to Authorize a Special Use Permit to Establish a Place of Worship in a Mixed-Used Zoning District; To Impose Conditions Upon Said Special Use Permit; to Repeal Conflicting Ordinances; To Set an Effective Date; And for Other Purposes; Location 2285 Iris Drive, SE, Conyers, Georgia 30013 – First Reading

 E. Surplus of Equipment
  1. General Fund
   a. Board of Elections

 F. Pay and Classification Plan Amendment
  1. Job Description Modification – Human Resources Director

9. Executive Session

10. Board Comment

11. Adjournment