By working with Peachtree Recovery Services, Macon-Bibb continues to collect money from insurance companies as reimbursement for damages to government property and infrastructure. In its September report, Peachtree shows it collected an additional $5,085.10 for Macon-Bibb.
Since being hired, Peachtree has reviewed reports of property damage going back to June of 2015, and so far, has been able to recover $34,875.60. There is also more than $46,538.34 that has been identified and requested by Peachtree for which payment has not yet been received; that includes more than $17,000 related to the destruction of the Welcome to Macon-Bibb County sign.
The service is provided through a partnership with the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA), of which Macon-Bibb County is a member. Peachtree monitors law enforcement reports for property damage claims involving local government property, identifying responsible parties, and filing claims on behalf of the government to recover the funds necessary for cleaning up and repairing damage. Peachtree will also continue to review old accident and damage reports to determine if money is owed to Macon-Bibb County and then seek to recover those funds.
About the Georgia Municipal Association
Based in Atlanta, GMA is a voluntary, non-profit organization that provides legislative advocacy, educational, employee benefit and technical assistance services to its 538 member cities.