At the Macon-Bibb County Commission Meeting on August 7, 2018, Pastor Bo Turner with Real Life Church in Macon led the invocation. Two students led the Pledge of Allegiance- Nicholus Jackson (Central High School) and Rhiannon Wilmer (Academy for Classical Education). Both students are with the Georgia 4H program.

Agenda Items

Commissioners did not approve a millage rate of 21.848 mills. The item was reconsidered and tabled. At a Committee of the Whole meeting on Thursday, August 9, commissioners voted to approve a 3 mill increase. That vote will be held on Thursday, August 16. You can read more about it here.

Commissioners voted to return to a quarterly garbage billing system. Here is the resolution for the item.

An item on contract amendments with Advanced Disposal Services was tabled. You can read the item here.

The board voted to approve a policy on street light banners. That includes cost, locations, sizing, and other specifications. Read more about it here.

Commissioners voted to approve an agreement with River Edge Behavioral Health Services to construct 5 residences at 945 Maynard Street and 958 Schaeffer Place. The rental homes will be for extremely low-income homeless individuals. Read the full resolution by clicking here.

Another housing item- Commissioners approved an agreement with Macon Habitat for Humanity to build two single-family home units in Lynmore Estates. You’ll find details on this agreement here.

The Macon-Bibb Board of Commissioners voted to approve the Economic and Community Development Departments budgets for FY2019. This includes specific grant budgets. Those details are here.

An agreement with All South Roofing Solutions for $95,000 was approved. That is for SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) money to do roofing repairs at the Courthouse & Annex.

The Bibb County Fire Department is getting a new vehicle thanks to voter-approved SPLOST funds. Commissioners approved the purchase of an All Aluminum Walk Around Rescue Extrication Vehicle for $114,900.

The Commission approved allocating more than $450k in SPLOST funds for emergency work on stormwater management systems. Read more about it here.

The Commission also voted to transfer $90,000 between line items in the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office’s FY2018 Budget for vehicle maintenance.