‘New’ MDD takes effect on Friday

Friday won’t feel particularly historic in Rockdale but it will be.

The new Rockdale Municipal Development District (MDD) officially comes into existence on that date and the old MDD ceases to exist.

The old MDD held its last meeting on Thursday, discussed the transition and, in its final actions, gave City Manager Kelvin Knauf authority to make expenditures related to the new city website and logo.

Directors of the new MDD are Mark Jackson, Jim Scott, Bobby Pelzel, Collier Perry, Elaine Gerren, Gary Griesbach and Garry Anton.

Jackson, Scott and Pelzel were members of the former board.

First meeting of the new MDD board w ill be Oct. 12. Agenda items will include election of officers and establishing the district’s bylaws.

The new MDD, created by voters last year, will be able to use sales tax money, formerly collected by the Rockdale Hospita l Dist r ic t, for economic development and to promote Rockdale.

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