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City appoints boards, calls 2011 city election

Rockdale City Council members, who for months have been talking about making appointments to several city boards and commissions, made some progress Monday.

Meeting in regular session at City Hall, council members made seven appointments to the Planing & Zoning Commission and two to the City Library Board.

The council also set the 2011 city election for Saturday, May 14. Terms of council members Gerri Offield (east ward) and Doug Calame (west ward) are expiring.

P&Z—Council members named Lin Perry to fill a vacancy on the Planning & Zoning Commission, with that term expiring Feb. 20, 2012.

That brings the commission to its full seven-member strength after current members were reappointed as follows:

Two-year terms—Mark Jackson, Doug Williams, Joan Ratliff.

One- year terms— Barkley Alford, Georgia Richards, Judith Slusher.

The P&Z Commission will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday at City Hall. Agenda items include naming a vice-chairman.

MORE BOARDS—Barkley Lagrone and Johnnie Banks were named to three-year terms on the library board.

Two more city boards will meet Tuesday at City Hall.

The Rockdale Airport Board will gather at 4 p.m. to discuss improvements and a master plan.

Rockdale Park Board members will gather at 5 p.m. to elect a chairperson and vice-chair and hear a report on Sumuel Park.

VACANCIES—No action was taken on filling a Rockdale Development Board vacancy.

City Manager Kelvin Knauf said vacancies remain on the electrical board, cemetery committee and Municipal Development

District board.

In other business Monday, council members:

• Gave second reading approval on a ordinance amending Rockdale’s peddlers, solicitors and merchants regulations.

• Okayed, on second reading, changes to city codes and fees.

• Heard a report on tourism and hotel-motel tax fund expenditures from Denice Doss, president of the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce.


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