At the Macon-Bibb County Commission Meeting on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, Pastor Jeff Morris from Macon First Assembly of God led the invocation.

He has almost 35 years of ministry experience, the last 28 years as a pastor in full time ministry. Prior to full time ministry, he served in the United States Army as an Infantry officer for 6 years. He has been married for over 30 years and has two grown children, both of whom graduated high school here in Macon. He enjoys golf and running and has completed 10 marathons.  His home town is Warner Robins, where he graduated from Warner Robins High School in 1980.

Students William Burrs and Brent King from Veterans Elementary School led our Commissioners and the public in the Pledge of Allegiance.

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’s a great helper around the house.  He also loves Scouting and is now a Bear Cub. William has a yellow belt in Taekwondo; it teaches him discipline.

Brent King is a 5th grader at Veterans Elementary School.  He is 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 Taekwondo. 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.

Commissioners made a special presentation and voted to officially recognize March 2020 as Women’s History Month in Macon-Bibb. Follow us on Instagram (@MaconBibbCounty) as we highlight women working in county government every day this month.

Three new department directors were approved at the meeting. Click each one for more information.

Congratulations to each of them!

The Board approved a resolution requesting The Macon-Bibb Urban Development Authority issue revenue bonds for no more than $24 million to make upgrades and improvements to public facilities that will result in energy savings.

 

Commissioners approved a professional services agreement with SAFEbuilt to provide services related to building development administration, professional plan review, and inspection services.

The Board approved several people to local boards. Click each name to learn more.

Commissioners approved amending the Code in order to create a Construction Board of Appeals.

The Board also approved amending the Code to set a minimum of two seconds for red light intervals at all signaled intersections.

WLS Construction has been approved for site and landscape construction services at Elm Street Park, using $184,000 in voter-approved SPLOST funds.

Commissioners approved the appropriation of $934,474 in SPLOST funds for the renovation of the external shell of the Robert S. Train Memorial Recreation Center.

The Board approved a budget transfer of $2,600 within the Tax Commissioner’s Office current budget to fund the cost of a temporary employee.

Commissioners approved the installation of a new integrated audio-visual system for the Macon-Bibb Emergency Management Agency’s Operations Center. Also approved – The EMA will receive a Performance Grant Partnership Award in the amount $50,000.

The Board approved a Construction Management at Risk Contract with Stafford Builders & Consultants for renovations at the Booker T. Washington Community Center for no more than $791,403.67 in SPLOST funds.

Commissioners approved the purchase of 2 Ford Super Duty F-450 Regular Cab Pickup Trucks for the Facilities Management Department.

The Board approved an agreement with Standard Aquatics to manage the Water Park at Sandy Beach at Lake Tobesofkee.

Commissioners approved the appropriation of SPLOST funds for variety of projects, including fire upgrades, Coliseum repairs and upgrades, and Delores A. Brooks Recreation Center equipment.

 

Commissioners hold Board Meetings on the First and Third Tuesdays each month at 6 p.m. at Government Center. We stream the meetings live on our Facebook page, and then post them at http://www.MaconBibb.TV .