Jeannettia Owens

COMMISSIONERS’ ROUND UP – March 16, 2021 Work Session

To start the meeting Legislative Affairs Director and County Clerk, Jennifer Rutledge called the meeting to order and handed it over to the Chairman to introduce the first Work Session since spring of 2020 due to the pandemic. With no special presentations, the board began reviewing items for the March 23 Voting Session agenda. The BOC reviewed and discussed several items including:  Updates to the Animal Services Strategic Plan Amendments to the Employee Pay and Classification Plan Grants to EMA…

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Chairman Oz Nesbitt, Sr. to Deliver 2021 Virtual State of the County Address

  For Immediate Release March 1, 2021   Chairman Oz Nesbitt, Sr. to Deliver 2021 Virtual State of the County Address     CONYERS, Ga. – Chairman Oz Nesbitt, Sr. will deliver the annual State of the County Address virtually on Thursday, March 18, 2021, at 3 p.m. on the Rockdale County Official Facebook Page at facebook.com/rockdalegov. The stream can also be viewed on the Rockdale County Website at rockdalecountyga.gov.   During the Virtual State of the County Event, Chairman…

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COMMISSIONERS’ ROUND UP – February 23, 2021

Prior to the Board of Commissioners Meeting, a Zoning Public Hearing was held. The Commissioners heard the following items: A request to by Corridor Development to amend the Future Land Use Map, in regard to 13.2 acres 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 recommendation is to send it back…

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Rockdale County and the Citizens Progressive Club Host Virtual Town Hall about COVID-19

  For Immediate Release Feb. 22, 2021   Rockdale County and the Citizens Progressive Club Host Virtual Town Hall about COVID-19   CONYERS, Ga. – Rockdale County and the Citizens Progressive Club will host the virtual Dispelling the Myths, Fears and Phobias Town Hall to address topics about COVID-19 on Thursday, February 25 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the Rockdale County Official Facebook. Viewers can expect to hear presentations from Dr. Alvin Griffin, MD of Conyers, GA; Dr.…

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Land Disturbance Permits to Now be Processed by the Rockdale County Department of Stormwater Management

  For Immediate Release Feb. 19, 2021   Land Disturbance Permits to Now be Processed by the Rockdale County Department of Stormwater Management   CONYERS, Ga. – The Rockdale County Department of Stormwater Management will now be managing all Land Disturbance Permitting (LDP) processes due to new State mandates regarding stormwater. Effective March 29, 2021, all LDP applications, including fees, are to be submitted directly to Rockdale County Stormwater Management. This function was previously managed by the Rockdale County Planning…

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COMMISSIONERS’ ROUND UP – February 9, 2021

Chairman Nesbitt called the Board of Commissioners February 9, 2021 Virtual Voting Session to order shortly after 10 a.m. Following the invocation by Pastor Charlotte Hill with Loves and Hugs Christian Tabernacle, Director Jorge Diez shared a special presentation of the first episode of the Black History in Rockdale Series at the meeting. This series, produced by the Public Relations department and community partners, will run during Black History Month through to Juneteenth. Commissioner Williams made amendments to the previous…

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Rockdale County Advises Drivers to Seek Alternate Route for Johnson Road

    For Immediate Release February 5, 2021   Rockdale County Advises Drivers to Seek Alternate Route for Johnson Road   CONYERS, Ga. – Rockdale County is advising drivers to be prepared for detours and temporary road closures near the Johnson Road and Klondike Road intersection due to a Stormwater Management and Rockdale Department of Transportation (RDOT) project. Rockdale County is strongly encouraging drivers to seek alternate routes during the duration of this project. Stormwater Management and RDOT crews are…

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COMMISSIONERS’ ROUND UP – January 26, 2021

Prior to the Board of Commissioners Meeting, a Zoning Public Hearing was held. The Commissioners heard the following items: A request to amend the Future Land Use Map to re-designate 2021 Old Covington Hwy SE and 0 Salem Industrial Pkwy SE, Conyers, GA 30013 from Light Industrial to High Density Residential. The applicant is Universal Planning & Development, LLC for DRH Properties, LLC. This discussion encompassed proposed townhomes for the area. There was a very in-depth discussion from all parties.…

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Rockdale County Implements Smoke Free Campus Policy Effective January 2021

  For Immediate Release Jan. 15, 2021   Rockdale County Implements Smoke Free Campus Policy Effective January 2021  ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. – Rockdale County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution to adopt a Tobacco Free Campus Policy in November of 2020, in line with the Georgia Smokefree Air Act of 2005. Smoking has been prohibited at all Rockdale County Government facilities effective January of 2021. This policy is set in place to protect the citizens and employees of the County.…

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COMMISSIONER’S ROUND UP – January 12, 2021

  The Rockdale County Board of Commissioners held a voting session on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at the Rockdale Auditorium. Following the invocation by Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Dan Morgan, and having no special presentations or unfinished business, the Board of Commissioners moved to vote on items on the regular agenda.  The BOC acted on the following items from the agenda.  Approved a grant from the Hospital Authority for hand sanitizer stations for County Facilities Approved a grant and…

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