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Rockdale County announces new Director of Public Relations

  ROCKDALE COUNTY PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release June 23, 2021     ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. – Rockdale County is pleased to announce the hiring of Joe Gumm as its new Director of Public Relations. With more than 20 years of experience in PR, news media, marketing and communications, Gumm will be responsible for the County’s overall communications strategy, including public relations, web presence and social media. “I am grateful for this exciting new opportunity with the talented team of…

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COMMISSIONERS’ ROUND UP – May 11 Voting Session

The Chairman called the May 11 Voting Session to order. Following the invocation by Pastor Michael Patterson of Faith Tabernacle, the Public Relations Department shared another episode of Black History in Rockdale – Black Property Owners. After this presentation, the Board moved to act on agenda items. The BOC acted on the several items on the agenda including:  Unfinished Business: Approved the second read and adopted an ordinance amending the code for Rockdale County by providing for the abolishing of…

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Rockdale County to Continue Phased Approach to Reopening to the Public

ROCKDALE COUNTY PRESS RELEASE     For Immediate Release May 5, 2021     Rockdale County to Continue Phased Approach to Reopening to the Public   CONYERS, Ga. – In an effort to continue to serve the citizens of Rockdale County effectively and efficiently, Rockdale County Government will continue their phased approach to reopen to the public. This approach is being used to continue to protect the safety of staff and the public. On Monday, May 3,  low-to-moderate exposure outdoor…

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COMMISSIONERS’ ROUND UP – April 20, 2021 Work Session

The Chairman called the April 20 Work Session to order. This is the first completely in person meeting following the COVID-19 pandemic. To start the meeting, a special presentation was given for 12-year-old Carlonte Johnson commending his bravery in sharing important information to Sheriff’s Deputies regarding a fatal hit-and-run accident. The Public Relations team shared a spotlight video about Mr. Johnson, and he was also presented with a proclamation from the Board of Commissioners (BOC) read by Melisa Mims, Community…

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Rockdale County Executive Director Of General Services Sue Sanders Recognized For Academic Achievement In Lifelong Learning Academy

ROCKDALE COUNTY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF GENERAL SERVICES SUE SANDERS RECOGNIZED FOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT IN LIFELONG LEARNING ACADEMY  ACCG Awards Education Certificates to County Officials  ATLANTA, GA. (April 1, 2021) – ACCG, Georgia’s County Association, recently awarded Rockdale County Executive Director of General Services Sue Sanders with a certificate for successfully completing the core requirements in the Lifelong Learning Academy. ACCG and the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia have collaborated for more than two decades to…

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Volunteers Encouraged to Sign Up for the Chairman’s Countywide Cleanup Event

  ROCKDALE COUNTY PRESS RELEASE   For Immediate Release April 20, 2021     CONYERS, Ga. – In an effort to clean up and further beautify the county, Rockdale County Government invites members of the community to join in the Chairman’s Countywide Cleanup event on Sat., May 1 at 8 a.m., with check-in and registration at 1400 Parker Road, Conyers, GA 30012. The Chairman’s Countywide Cleanup event will involve the efforts of Rockdale County officials, department directors and staff along…

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Rockdale County Stormwater Fee to be Placed onto Annual Property Tax Bill

ROCKDALE COUNTY PRESS RELEASE       For Immediate Release April 19, 2021   Rockdale County Stormwater Fee to be Placed onto Annual Property Tax Bill   ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. – Rockdale County has joined the likes of more than a dozen cities and counties in the Atlanta metro area including, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Hall and Henry Counties, and cities of Decatur and Conyers, to name a few, who include the stormwater utility fee on the property tax bill. The decision…

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New Rockdale County Stormwater Rate Effective January 2021

  ROCKDALE COUNTY PRESS RELEASE     For Immediate Release April 12, 2021   New Rockdale County Stormwater Rate Effective January 2021   ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. – Rockdale County Board of Commissioners (BOC) approved a resolution to set new stormwater rates on September 22, 2020. The rates were decided after working with an engineering consultant to develop the Stormwater Management Master Plan determining the system’s capital improvement needs and working with a national stormwater rate consultant to develop the Stormwater…

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Rockdale Water Resources to Open Drive-thru for Payments Only at New Location

    ROCKDALE COUNTY PRESS RELEASE    For Immediate Release March 26, 2021   CONYERS, Ga. – Rockdale Water Resources (RWR) Customer Service will open their drive-thru for payments only beginning Monday, April 5 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at their new location, 940 South Main Street, Conyers, Ga 30012, known as “Big Blue”. Those wishing to pay their water bill in person can now use this feature, in addition to the customer service drop-box which is also located…

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COMMISSIONERS’ ROUND UP – March 23, 2021 Voting Session

Prior to the Board of Commissioners Meeting, a Zoning Public Hearing was held. The Commissioners heard items including: A request to by Corridor Development to amend the Future Land Use Map, regarding 13.02-acre portion of property south of Salem Gate Drive, to re-designate 0 Old Salem Rd SE, Conyers, GA 30094 from commercial to High Density Residential and rezone from General Commercial to Multi-family. This discussion encompassed proposed townhomes for the area. The Planning Commission recommend denial. Staff recommends approval…

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