At the Macon-Bibb County Commission Meeting on December 18, 2018, Reverend Walter Glover from Greater Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church delivered the prayer.

Following that invocation, two 4H students led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance. Thank you Jordan Farr and Kambria Foster for leading the pledge.

Chief Stephen Lynn from the Perry Police Department gave a presentation on behalf of the Georgia Chiefs Association recognizing Sheriff David Davis and the deputies of the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office on their recertifications by the Georgia Law Enforcement Program. They were also recognized for adhering to certain state standards of the  You can watch that presentation at the 5:05 mark in this video.

Also at the meeting, involved resident Willie Frazier got a Christmas surprise. Mayor Reichert and County Manager Dr. Keith Moffett presented Mr. Frazier with a bicycle from the Kids Yule Love Foundation (run by District 6 Commissioner Joe Allen.) Mr. Frazier has been dedicated and persistent in his mission to better our community and Kids Yule Love wanted to help him get around even better.

AGENDA ITEMS

The Commission approved a loan from federal HOME funds to assist In-Fill Housing to build Tindall Fields, a low-income, multi-family housing development that’s helping to improve the Second Street Corridor. You can watch a video about the first phase of that development, Tindall Seniors Towers, at MaconBibb.TV here. To read more about this loan approved at the meeting, click here.

The board approved an agreement with Schneider Electric Buildings Americas, Inc. to conduct a comprehensive, investment-grade audit of energy and resource consumption in Macon-Bibb owned buildings and within street light systems.

The Board of Commissioners approved a second amendment to the agreement with the Land Bank Authority for acquisition, holding, maintaining, and the disposition of blighted properties.

In addition, they voted to re-appoint Dr. Tom Ellington to the Land Bank Authority Board, and to appoint Gary Bechtel to that board as well.

 

Commissioners approved an amendment to the 2018 SPLOST Project Timeline and budget to allocate funding for several voter-approved, SPLOST-funded projects. Those include:

The Board approved the selection of Manatron, Inc. to provide billing software for the Tax Commissioner’s Office in order to implement quarterly billing for trash service. 

Commissioners selected AndCo Consulting as the 401(A) Defined Contribution Pension Plan and 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan consultant. 

Commissioners approved an ordinance to transfer $45,000 from the Fund Balance in the FY19 Budget to the Professional Services Contract/ Contract Consultant for the 401A Defined Contribution Pension Plan and the 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan to be established for new employees. You can read more about that new plan here.

The Board of Commissioners approved a $6,000 settlement

The board approved changes to the contract with WLS Construction as part of Phase Two of the Filmore Thomas Park construction project.

Commissioners also approved additional voter-approved SPLOST funds for Filmore Thomas Park, West Macon Park, and other Blight Remediation projects.

New Business to be discussed in January: