A proposed sales tax for Bibb County could pay for major improvements to the county's parks and recreation areas.
Macon Mayor Robert Reichert and Bibb County Chairman Sam Hart announced their service delivery strategy Thursday.
The strategy includes a SPLOST election in November. If it passes, the county would take over the recreation department.
Recreation has been a concern for some time.
Director of the Macon-Bibb Parks and Recreation Department, Dale Dougherty says, "It's something that's long overdue for this region probably by 20 or 30 years."
The pinochle club, that comes together every week day at the Frank Johnson Recreation Center, knows firsthand about the problems with the facilities.
Herbert Davis says, "It's been leaking. It's been raining in here for a while and we've not been able to do anything about it."