The Macon-Bibb County Board of Commissioners met via Zoom for its regularly-scheduled Commission Meeting on Tuesday, July 21. Here’s a recap of what they approved.

 

Commissioners approved an agreement with Kornegay Engineering for a Structural Inspection Report on the Transco Coal Tower on Seventh Street.

The Board approved a plan to move two Confederate statues from Downtown to Whittle Park (in front of Rose Hill Cemetery) and to make park and road improvements. You can read more about his plan here.

Commissioners approved reappointing Fire Chief Marvin Riggins to the Region 5 Emergency Medical Services Council.

The Board agreed to change the word “Commission” to “Board” for the Tree Commission. Then they approved renaming it as the Arbor Conservation Board.

 

Commissioners approved naming the new park at Telfair and Elm Streets as the “Reverend Jacob Parker Memorial Park” in honor of his contributions to the community.

The Board also approved renaming Wise Avenue Park as Dr. Betty Tolbert Park in honor of Dr. Tolbert’s contributions to the Macon-Bibb community.

The Board adopted the Economic & Community Development Department’s FY21 budget for Emergency Solution Grant, HOME, and Community Development Block Grant funds.

Commissioners approved the installation of five street lights on Fleming Drive.

The Board amended sections of the Code to categorize and regulate certain classes of small-footprint retail stores and to require security cameras in some instances.

Commissioners approved a Work Detail Agreement with the Georgia Department of Corrections for offender work detail labor from McEver Probation Detention Center.

The Board approved a Professional Services Agreement with Lanier Plans for new playground equipment in Carolyn Crayton Park (formerly Central City Park). The playground pictured is one of the current playgrounds there.

Commissioners approved an agreement with Dunwody/Beeland Architects for architectural and engineering services for Phase II of the #SPLOST-funded Lake Tobesofkee Renovation Project.

Recently, we held a groundbreaking for part of the project at Claystone Park. You can watch that groundbreaking here.

The Board approved three items relating to the IT Department. Click each one for more info:

Commissioners approved $61,000 for roof repairs at Washington Memorial Library.

The Middle Georgia Regional Library is offering curbside pickup for books right now! Click here to learn more.

Commissioners accepted several grants. Click each one for additional info.

In order to stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect Middle Georgia, Commissioners approved $700,000 in funding for a public awareness campaign. The Board also passed an Emergency Ordinance requiring the use of face coverings in public to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Macon-Bibb County Commission meetings are on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m., preceded by a Pre-Commission meeting at 5 p.m. Committees meet on the second and fourth Tuesdays. For now, all meetings are being held via online platform Zoom. You can watch them live on our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/MaconBibbCounty and at www.MaconBibb.us.