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(ROCKDALE)–ROCKDALE MUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT

DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS APPROVED THE BUDGET FOR

THE 2019-2020 FISCAL YEAR DURING THE MEETING

WEDNESDAY. TOTAL REVENUES COME TO ALMOST

410 THOUSAND DOLLARS. TOTAL EXPENDITURES COME

TO 692 THOUSAND DOLLARS. THE M-D-D HAS

352 THOUSAND DOLLARS CURRENTLY IN THE FUND

BALANCE.

(CAMERON)–MILAM COUNTY CONTINUES TO

MOVE FORWARD IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. THE

COUNTY HELD AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT

EARLIER THIS MONTH BRINGING TOGETHER BUSINESS

LEADERS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS. ALSO, THE COUNTY

WAS APPROVED FOR AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

GRANT FOR 262 THOUSAND DOLLARS. JUDGE YOUNG

NOTED THAT THE GRANT IS PART OF THE MOMENTUM

THAT’S BUILDING IN MILAM COUNTY RIGHT NOW.

(ROBERTSON)–FEDERAL INVESTIGATORS ARE

LOOKING INTO A DEADLY WORKPLACE ACCIDENT

AT A USED AUTO PARTS BUSINESS ALONG HIGHWAY 6

IN ROBERTSON COUNTY. A MAN DIED WHEN A VEHICLE

HE WAS WORKING UNDER FELL ON TOP OF HIM AT

ABCO AUTO PARTS IN THE 5700 BLOCK OF HIGHWAY 6

SOUTH OF HEARNE. THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND

HEALTH ADMINISTRATION IS INVESTIGATING THE

INCIDENT.

(ROCKDALE)–MILAM COUNTY WAS APPROVED FOR

HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF IN THE FORM OF A COMMUNITY

DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT THAT INCLUDES ALMOST

1.4 MILLION DOLLARS FOR LOCAL BUYOUTS AND

ACQUISITIONS, AS WELL AS OVER 500 THOUSAND DOLLARS

FOR INFRASTRUCTURE. THE CITY AND THE COUNTY

HAVE WORKED OUT THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE FUNDS.

ROCKDALE’S PORTION WOULD ALLOW THE CITY TO BUY

OUT PROPERTY IN AREAS THAT TEND TO FLOOD EASILY.

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