At the Macon-Bibb County Commission Meeting on January 21, 2020, Pastor Timothy D. French of Beulah Missionary Baptist Church delivered the invocation.

He is currently the pastor of the Beulah Missionary Baptist Church of Macon, GA where he has served for nearly 18 years. Pastor French is a voice for the community and always taking a stand for justice and equality. He is married to the former Chandra A. Nelson and the father of five and grandfather of seven. He has served as President of the Baptist Minister’s Union of Macon & Vicinity, Instructor for the Congress of Christian Education. Pastor French currently serves as President of the 6th District and Director of Disaster Relief for General Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia, Inc. He is sought after across the United States for his ability to preach, teach, lecturer and evangelize. One of his favorite scripture is “For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ.” Roman 1:16

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ciatoria Crowel and Edreka Coleman led the room in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Ciatoria Crowel is a 5th grade student at Alexander II. Her hobbies include church activities and reading. She has an infectious personality and never seems to meet a stranger. With her characteristics and aspirations, she desires to become a doctor or teacher someday.

Edreka Coleman is a 10th grade student at Northeast High School. She enjoys dancing and band. One of her many accomplishments is becoming Drum major for the high school band. Since she enjoys helping others and children. She one day aspires to be a teacher.

Consent agenda:

Commissioners approved an alcohol license for Ingleside Village Pizza (2395 Ingleside Avenue). Click here to read more information.

Old Business:

Click each item to read the Commission Resolution.

The Commission approved creating a Blight Elimination Revolving Loan Fund. It will be used to buy & renovate blighted properties for resale.

 Commissioners approved two settlements. Click the amount for details.

Commissioners approved an agreement with Musco Lighting to use $300,000 in SPLOST funds for lights at Delores A. Brooks Recreation Center. They also approved a contract for those lights to be installed.

 

 

 

 

 

The Board approved buying a John Deere 6110M Utility Tractor for the Public Works Department.

Commissioners approved a contract with Allison Landscape and Design for ground maintenance services at various parks and facilities. You can see the full list in this Commission resolution.

The Board approved using Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) money to pay for a software interface.

Commissioners approved a contract with Roadbotics for pavement inspection and evaluation of county maintained roads.

The Board approved a contract with Mead & Hunt, Inc for design of system upgrades of Findley Ryther Dam at Lake Tobesofkee, to be paid with SPLOST funds.

 Commissioners approved a supplemental appropriation for computers for Municipal Court.

The Board approved a contract for three temporary employees and electronic signatures for the Business Development Services Department.

Commissioners approved $100,000 for US Census outreach efforts. Visit 2020census.gov.

Several people were appointed and reappointed to boards. Click each name to learn more.

The Board voted made a change to the Code of Ordinances to change the name of advisory boards.

Commissioners approved a change to the appointment process for the Pedestrian Safety Review Board.

The Board voted to rename the intersection of Hopewell and Midway roads in honor of PFC Horace Johnson, Jr. PFC Johnson was Killed in Action in the Vietnam War. You can read more about Johnson and this honor here in this commission resolution.

Commissioners voted to close some portions of downtown alleys to accommodate new development. Click each one for more information.

The Board accepted grant money for a runway rehabilitation project at the Macon Downtown Airport.

Commissioners approved buying a Caterpillar 323 Hydraulic Excavator and a D5K2LGP ACTractor for use at the Walker Road Landfill.

The Board of Commissioners meets on the First and Third Tuesdays of each month at 6 pm. The public is invited to attend and address Commissioners. You can also watch live online on our Facebook page. We post the meetings at MaconBibb.TV as well.