2010 Georgia Code
TITLE 12 - CONSERVATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES
CHAPTER 3 - PARKS, HISTORIC AREAS, MEMORIALS, AND RECREATION
ARTICLE 7 - PUBLIC AUTHORITIES
PART 2 - NORTH GEORGIA MOUNTAINS AUTHORITY
§ 12-3-291 - Definitions
As used in this part, the term:
(1) "Authority" means the North Georgia Mountains Authority created by this part.
(2) "Cost of project" means the cost of acquisition of properties or the use thereof, both real and personal, and the cost of construction, remodeling, erection, establishment, maintenance, repair, and equipping of classrooms, laboratories, housing, accommodations, tourist and recreational facilities, experimental facilities, and other facilities necessary to the operation and maintenance of the Georgia Recreation Experiment Station, and the cost of financing charges, interest incurred on construction and one year after completion of construction, as well as the cost of engineering, architectural, administrative, fiscal, and legal expenses and services as well as the cost of plans and specifications, as well as expenses incurred for feasibility or practicability studies.
(2.1) "Master plan" means that document to be created under the auspices of and adopted by the authority of one of its projects and as that master plan may be amended from time to time pursuant to Code Section 12-3-294.1
(3) "Project" means the acquisition, construction, equipping, maintaining, operating, managing, and promotion of recreation and accommodation and tourist facilities and services, including, but not limited to, recreation centers, outdoor recreation experiment stations, playgrounds, parks, swimming and wading pools, lakes, golf courses, tennis courts, athletic fields and courts, club houses, gymnasiums, museums, convention halls, pageants, auditoriums, stables, restaurants, hotels, motels, hunting and fishing preserves, historic sites and attractions, and any other facilities or services that the authority may desire to undertake, including the related buildings and the usual and convenient facilities appertaining to any undertakings and any extensions or improvements of any facilities, and the acquisition of necessary property therefor, all as may be related to the development of recreational and tourist accommodations and facilities as the authority may deem necessary, convenient, or desirable. The term also means the acquisition, construction, equipping, and maintenance of housing accommodations, classrooms, laboratories, experimental facilities, and other facilities to be utilized in the establishment, operation, and maintenance of the Georgia Recreation Experiment Station, which shall be located in White County, Georgia, and which shall have as its principal purposes experimentation and research in the recreational uses and the preservation of the natural resources of the state, and which shall also develop and implement programs of instruction as to such uses and preservation for the public, for persons employed in the management of public parks or recreation areas and for persons employed in or seeking employment in the outdoor recreation-tourist industry.
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