Reverend Scott Dickison from First Baptist Church, led the invocation at the Macon-Bibb Commission Meeting on Tuesday, September 4. And Boy Scouts from Troop 10 led the Commission and audience in the Pledge of Allegiance at the meeting.

Agenda Items

The Commission approved negotiations and/or condemnation of 3970 Grand Avenue in ongoing effort to fight blight in the Napier Avenue area.

Commissioners approved a settlement and payment regarding the Armstrong World Industries Superfund Site. Read more about it here. They also approved a similar item regarding the Macon Naval Ordinance Plant Superfund Site.

The board voted to approve transferring $8,000 within District Attorney David Cooke’s office to cover temporary law clerk salary, medicare, and workers compensation.

The Historic Douglass Theatre is getting a new marquee! Commission approved the first steps to get that process started. Read more about it here. Visit the Theatre’s website to see what events they have coming up.

Commissioners approve spending $240,355 in voter-approved SPLOST funds for Sheriff’s vehicles

The next phase of the Forest Hill Road project will receive $564,923 from SPLOST funds for continuing engineering costs, required DOT match, surveying, and more

Commissioners approved $264,390 in voter-approved SPLOST funds for the Sardis Church/Sgoda Road extension project, including engineering costs, required DOT match, surveying, and more

$4.425 million in SPLOST funds will go to Warren Associates to proceed with Phase 2 at the new South Bibb Recreation Center. The master plan for this facility was developed after several meetings with the surrounding community. You can read more about it in this commission resolution.

The Commission nominated Fred Schnell, M.D., Albert Abrams, and Mayor Reichert as slate of candidates for Hospital Authority.

A second slate of candidates was also nominated for The Hospital Authority- Jim Adams, Steve Kruger, and Eric Manson.

The board also approved the appointment of Andrew Galloway to the River Edge Behavioral Health Community Service Board for a three-year term.

The board voted to amend Financial Policies to allow the Finance Officer to authorize transfers up to $10,000 between budget line items. You can read additional information here.

New Napier Ave. Fire & Sheriff’s Station: 

Property to be sold:

The Commission approved selling the Fire Station property at 4065 Forsyth Road. The staff and equipment currently housed at the Forsyth Road Station will soon move to the new one that’s almost ready to open on Napier Avenue. That new one will be a combination Fire Station / Sheriff Precinct.

Commissioners approved the sale of property located behind Vehicle Maintenance at 181 Lower Bay Street. 

Commissioners approved the sale of the former Macon Baptist Association property located at 1080 Second Street. 

The board voted to amend a memorandum of understanding with the Macon-Bibb Urban Development Authority regarding 506 Hawthorne Street to extend the term through December 31, 2019.