At the Macon-Bibb County Commission Meeting on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, Pastor Harold Crafter of Mount Sinai Baptist Church delivered the invocation. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by William Burrs and Brent King,

Brent King a 5th grader at Veterans Elementary now in Troop 109 on his way to Eagle Scout. He has his Arrow of Light Badge and working on his 1st Merit Badge. He’s an A student, the oldest of 4, loves Scouting and doing Community Service where needed. Brent writes songs and sings. Brent also has a yellow belt in Taekwando. He has received a certificate from the Bibb County School District Superintendent for Technology. Brent comes back to recite the pledge after battling issues with Juvenile Diabetes.

William Burrs is a 3rd grader at Veterans Elementary School. He is in the gifted program for the 3rd year. William is the only boy in his family and has 4 sisters. He loves Scouting and he’s a great helper around the house and now he’s a Bear Cub. William also has a yellow belt in Tae Kwando. It teaches him discipline.

Thank you to Pastor Crafter and to Brent and William for being part of the civic process at the meeting.

Commissioners presented a proclamation in honor of Retired Educator’s Day. Several retired educators, including commissioners Elaine Lucas and Bert Bivins, were recognized.

Consent Agenda:

The Commission approved new alcohol licenses. Click each one for more information.

Old Business

If you attended a Macon Bacon game at Luther Williams Field this year, you probably know how hot it is sitting out in the stands! Now Commissioners have approved a plan to change that. They agreed to fund big fans to hang over the stands at our Historic Luther Williams Field. You can read about the agreement with the Macon Bacon here.

The Board approved a change in the County organizational chart to provide additional money for a County Tennis Manager position.

Macon-Bibb County Employees are getting a bonus and a raise. Commissioners amended a previously approved resolution to more clearly define who will receive it, and the Board also approved a 2% cost of living increase for the payscale.

The Commission approved up to $12,000 in voter-approved SPLOST funds to obtain an inspection of the Robert S. Train Memorial Center.

The Commission approved and adopted a 457(b) Plan provide by Nationwide Financial Services, Inc. Click here to read details on this plan.

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