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City Council Commitee Votes For Four-Month Service Delivery Extension
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The Ordinances and Resolutions Committee voted to extend the deadline for  service delivery strategy negotiations between Bibb County and the city of Macon Monday night.

The service delivery strategy is an agreement between the city and county that determines who pays for which public services.

Macon Mayor Robert Reichert asked council for the extension two weeks ago because he said he didn't think they could come to an agreement by the existing Oct. 31 deadline.

He says the city needs more time because they still haven't received the results of a tax-equity study by U.G.A's Carl Vinson Institute.

Full council still has to vote to approve the extension. It is on the schedule for Tuesday night's meeting. 

If they approve it, the new deadline would be set for Feb. 28, 2011.

The mayor says both the city and the county have to vote for the extension for it to be approved by the Department of Community Affairs.

The city risks sanctions from the state, including ineligibility for grant money, if they don't vote to approve the extension and the current deadline lapses.

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