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Reichert Asks for Four-Month Service-Delivery Extension
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Macon Mayor Robert Reichert says the city and county are still a long way from agreeing on a service delivery strategy.

 

So he wants to ask the state for a four-month extension on the plan, until February.

 

The service delivery plan sets out who provides which services and who pays for them.

 

The city and county must agree to stay eligible for state grants and funds. The state's deadline is Oct. 31.

 

But Reichert says Macon and Bibb are still waiting for a study by UGA's Carl Vinson Institute on tax fairness in the city and county before they negotiate further with Bibb County. Reichert and other city officials contend that Macon residents are taxed double by the city and county for duplicate services.

 

Reichert's request will probably be referred to a council committee.

The extension will not be granted until Bibb County also asks for it.  Then the state must approve it.

Bibb County Commission chairman Sam Hart declined comment Monday night on Reichert's request for the extension.

 

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