Facilities Management

Director: Robert Ryals


Facilities Management
1000 Seventh Street
Macon, GA 31206

P: (478) 751-9260

F: (478) 751-9148

The Facilities Management Department provides a wide range of services within the Macon-Bibb County Government and consists of fifty-four (54) full time employees in the following six functions:

  • Administration
  • Custodial
  • HVAC-Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • General Maintenance
  • Traffic Maintenance Operations (Signals & Signs)

Vision Statement

To provide excellent, fiscally sound, ethically responsible maintenance service for departments in all facilities and properties of Macon-Bibb County and for the citizens of Macon-Bibb County while constantly striving to achieve a higher level of excellence through innovative techniques and tried and true methods of performing maintenance to ensure efficiency, productivity and professionalism within a safe work environment.

Mission Statement

Facilities Management strives to promote and provide the ultimate utilization of resources available, both human and financial to fulfill and exceed our maintenance responsibilities and obligations while remaining a financially fiscally sound department.  We are committed to providing Macon-Bibb Government as well as the community with high quality services while creating a cost efficient, safe and productive work environment.


Administrative Function


The Administrative Function governs and manages all functions (Custodial, HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, General Maintenance and Traffic Maintenance Operations) of the Facilities Management Department.   One of our major objectives is to provide leadership in establishing and supporting standards of excellence in human resource management.  This function provides  administrative support in financial budgets, payrolls, purchasing, inventory control, warehouse operations, fleet management, records maintenance, contract negotiation and oversight, project management, energy management, receive and dispatch service requests, and conducts surveys on street light requests.  In addition this function monitors and coordinates the dispatching of all trades to specific multi-trade jobs as well as any other administrative services.

Custodial Function

The Custodial Function performs custodial services and minor maintenance in most Macon-Bibb County owned and operated building.  These services include repetitive cleaning work in the buildings and offices such as; sweep and mop floors, dust woodwork, furniture and other objects;  varnish, shellac, and polish floors, furniture and brass; set up rooms for events, conferences and meetings; secure buildings; monitor safety signs and fire extinguishers needed in buildings; and assist other functions/departments as needed. This function is charged with providing clean, safe and efficient facilities for use by the employees and the general public.

Electrical Function

The Electrical Function installs, repairs and performs maintenance on all electrical systems in all facilities owned and operated by Macon-Bibb County. The systems maintained include: power distribution systems, new and temporary services, lighting control systems, and a wide array of styles and types of light fixtures.  Provide installation, re-standing, removal of street light poles, bases, arms, light fixtures, lamps, etc.  Fire alarm systems, door/security alarms, panic alarms. The analysis of all manner of electrical malfunctions and makes the necessary repairs to keep it operating.  Parks and ball field lighting; maintenance/installation of scoreboards; and preventative maintenance programs on sirens, panic alarms, generators, etc.  This function is responsible for maintaining and installing historical lights located in the Historic District along with roadway streetlights located in downtown Macon, Stinsonville Road, Stanislaus area, The Prado, I-75, I-16, and US80 at I-475.   Maintains the electrical at the Middle Georgia Regional Airport and Macon Downtown Airport (Herbert Smart) buildings including airfield lighting and controls (regulators, taxiway lighting, runway lighting, emergency beacon lights, and approach lights).   Provides electrical support, to include installation, preparations, and repairs for nonprofit organizations, such as; Cherry Blossom Festival and Christmas Lighting.  Assists other functions as needed.   Personnel on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 General Maintenance Function

The General Maintenance Function performs new construction as well as repairs and renovations to all buildings and facilities owned and operated by Macon-Bibb County. The maintenance function includes: repair or replace walls, floors, floor coverings, roofs, windows, doors, awnings, steps, ramps, railings, benches, locks, hasps, hinges, door closures, book cases, cabinets, shelving, furniture, and paint; responsible for all framing of resolutions, documents, and certificates.  Installs posts and scoreboards; build specialty items such as desks, cabinets, tables, and shelving.  Build stairs/steps, ramps, benches, etc.  Inspect and provide specifications and cost estimates for roof, renovations, repairs, etc. Repair/remodel leased spaces throughout Macon-Bibb County buildings and facilities.  Assists other functions as needed.

HVAC Function

The HVAC Function installs, repairs and performs maintenance on all heating and air condition systems in buildings and facilities owned and operated by Macon-Bibb County. The systems maintained include: all types of boiler and circulating pump systems, all types of chilled water systems, all types and sizes of DX units, all types of control systems, cooling towers, energy recovery units, enthalpy wheels, and fire sprinkler systems, restroom ventilation fans, exhaust fans, vent hoods, makeup air, furnace vents, water heater vents, and air cleaning systems; air conditioning units, refrigerators, drinking fountains, and ice machines; installs, maintains, and operates all types of building automation systems; installs and fabricates duct work (sheet metal and duct board), sheet metal covers, enclosures and hoods.    Assists other functions as needed.  Also have personnel on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Plumbing Function

The Plumbing Function installations, repairs and performs maintenance on all plumbing systems in buildings and facilities owned and operated by Bibb County. The systems maintained include: all types of pipes, fittings, drains and valves; regulates water pressures; maintains water heaters and water coolers; maintains restroom facilities, showers, sprinkler systems; maintains pump stations and irrigation systems; installs and tests backflow preventors; unstop sanitary lines, drains, pipes, etc.  Assists other functions as needed.  Also have personnel on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Traffic Maintenance Operations (Signals & Signs)

The Traffic Maintenance Operations Function installs, repairs, and performs maintenance on all traffic control devices, signage, and markings throughout Macon-Bibb County.  Traffic control signs and markings are in accordance with the standards set forth in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), federal, state, and local governing agencies. Currently this function maintains 383 traffic control devices (which includes school flashers, overhead flashers, reversible lane changes, and signalized intersections); installs and  maintains over 1 million signs (traffic control, directional, warning, guide, and street name,  etc.), and posts; paints roadways, parking lots, basketball courts, tennis courts, volleyball courts, airport runways, and taxi lines; fabricates traffic control and  general information signs, as well as signs for departments, governmental agencies, and non-profit organizations; complete sign inspections; mark vehicles; install/repair/eradicate traffic control pavement markings.  This function also maintains, tests, and repairs 106 miles of fiber optic cable in and around Macon-Bibb County.  This fiber is supporting the communication link to over 130 traffic signal intersections.  Also supports the fiber for the Macon-Bibb County’s telephone system; repairs and maintains 32 video camera systems; performs preventative maintenance.  Assists other departments as needed.  Also have personnel on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Locations maintained by Facilities Management include:

  • Government Center
  • Willie C. Hill Government Center Annex
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Public Works
  • Central City Park
  • Sheriff Districts/Team/Offices
  • Facilities Management Building
  • Middle Georgia Regional Airport
  • Downtown Airport (Herbert Smart)
  • Senior Citizen’s Center
  • Bowden Golf Course
  • Cemeteries (Rose Hill, Evergreen)
  • John Drew Smith Tennis Center
  • Tattnall Tennis Center
  • Courthouse
  • Courthouse Annex
  • Grand Building
  • William P. Randall Government Center
  • D.F.A.C.S. Building and D.F.A.C.S. Expansion
  • Engineering Office and Engineering Annex
  • Traffic Engineering Building
  • Board of Elections
  • County Extension Office
  • River Edge Behavioral Health Center
  • Macon-Bibb County Health Department
  • Emergency Management
  • E911 Center
  • Solid Waste
  • Parks and Beautification
  • Fire Stations (25 including Fire Admin and Fire Training)
  • 3 Radio Tower sites (Allied Radio, Town Creek and Knight Road)
  • Regional Commission
  • DHR Field Offices
  • Sam Hart Community Center
  • Lake Tobesofkee Recreation (3 parks & dam)
  • Animal Welfare
  • Parks & Recreation Centers (including ball fields and swimming pools)
  • Juvenile Justice Center
  • Sheriff Investigative Center
  • Tax Commissioner’s Building

Facilities Management is responsible for the repair and installation of street lights in Macon-Bibb County.  Street lights that are on metal poles (specifically in the downtown area), and/or the interstate belong to Facilities Management and we are in charge of repairs on these lights.  If the lights are on wooden poles or metal poles (other than downtown area) these lights are repaired by your local power company (mainly Georgia Power).

To report a street light outage on a metal pole, please contact Facilities Management at (478) 751-9260.

Request for Additional Street Lighting

On July 1, 2016 Macon-Bibb County adopted a new street lighting ordinance (link below).  With this new ordinance there is a $100.00 non-refundable fee for the administrative costs of review of the area requesting lights.  The fee must be returned with the petition form before any further action can be taken.

Upon receipt of the street light petition, a field survey shall be conducted by Facilities Management, or its designee, to determine the existing lighting conditions including the number of street lights, locations, spacing, fixtures types, poles, and any other pertinent information.

(1) An inspection may take place at night hours if deemed necessary to properly assess the area.

(2) Once the petition is verified, a map shall be drawn of the area showing any existing street light.

(3) Facilities Management or their designee, shall prepare a recommendation and estimated cost of such work, including installation of lights, maintenance cost, and electricity cost.

(4) All findings, costs, and recommendations shall then be submitted via resolution to the Macon-Bibb Commission for consideration and approval of installation. The Macon-Bibb County Commission shall assess each petition individually on the merits and shall be required to identify funding for any approved projects.

Roughly, the entire process may take from 3 to 6 weeks. You will receive a letter notifying you once the final decision is made.

.….Street Light Ordianance 07 01 16

….Street Light Petition Request

Please mail the fee and petition to :

Macon-Bibb Government Center

Attn: Finance Office

700 Poplar Street, Suite 307

Macon, Georgia  31202-0247