Recap of July 20, 2021 Commission Meeting

by | Jul 23, 2021 | Community News, Mayor, News

At the July 20, 2021 Macon-Bibb County Commission Meeting, the Board voted on a slew of items. Prior to the votes, there was a proclamation recognizing  July as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Mental Health Awareness Month. You can view that proclamation at the 2:00 minute mark in this video. There, you can also watch the full meeting. Click each item below to learn more and read the full resolution.

Here’s a rundown of approved items from the meeting.

New Business:

Commissioners also approved several items for American Rescue Plan funds. The money is from the Federal Government to alleviate the impact of losses from the COVID-19 pandemic. Click each one to learn more. 

Consent Agenda Items:

New Alcohol Licenses

Other items:

Acceptance of a $10,490 Homeland Security Grant for the Fire Department 

A contract for renovations to the 7th floor of the District Attorney’s Office paid for with voter-approved SPLOST funds

• $361,872 for the Macon-Bibb County Juvenile Court

$345,226 to hire offenders from McEver Probation Detention Center for work detail labor

• New playground equipment at Freedom Park for $61,355 funded by SPLOST money

Sidewalk improvements on Cherry Street for $500,000, paid for with voter-approved SPLOST funds

Training for Human Resources staff for $11,250

A lease agreement for Houston County Board of Health WIC program at 456 Oglethorpe Street

Money for South Bibb Recreation Center and the Mattie Hubbard Jones Park projects

$260,000 for mowing rights-of-way in the community

$4 million for management of the Brookdale Resource Center

For referral to Committee of the Whole:

Commission meetings are at 6 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays each month. Committee Meetings, where these items are brought forth for discussion, are at 9 a.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays each month. You can watch these meetings live on our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/MaconBibbCounty or on our website at www.MaconBibb.us. 

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