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Macon-Bibb overwhelmingly asks for recycling services

Macon-Bibb County is ordering 3,400 more 65-gallon, rolling recycling cans to keep up with the overwhelming demand. They will take 4-6 weeks to deliver, and then the Solid Waste Department will put them together and begin delivering to the people that have requested one. To request a cart, people can log into SeeClickFix or call Customer Service at 751-7400.

“It’s been amazing how quickly people requested the first 1,700 cans, and it makes me proud the community is this excited to begin recycling,” says Solid Waste Director Kevin Barkley. “We’re going to get these new cans in and delivered as quickly as possible.”

Previously, the Department bought 1,700 to get the recycling program started, and it was hoped they would all be requested and delivered by May so more could be ordered. Between November 17 and January 8, more than 2,000 were asked for, and more requests continue to be made.

Revitalization beginning in East Macon-Bibb’s Mill Hill Arts Village

In what’s called Macon-Bibb’s first neighborhood, there sits an old, abandoned auditorium. But with a little assistance, this building will be a vibrant center for the arts in Macon-Bibb and the center of neighborhood revitalization. The goal is to create a spot where people from all walks of life, and all skill levels can come and hone their craft, learn a new one, or just enjoy the talents of others.

Thanks to money from six Macon-Bibb Commissioners’ blight funds, an anonymous donor, the Macon Arts Alliance, and several other community partners, Mill Hill: East Macon Arts Village is under construction. Watch the video to hear about how this came together, and why it matters so much to the whole community. 

 

Macon-Bibb named top city for resolving issues

Macon-Bibb County remains one of the top cities in the country to resolve issues reported by the public using the SeeClickFix online and mobile application. Since July 2015, SeeClickFix has ranked the top 30 cities in America by the number of issues resolved, and Macon-Bibb has spent most of the time in the Top 10, broken into the Top 5 in December, and earned a Top 10 for all of 2015.

In addition to the rankings, SeeClickFix used Macon-Bibb’s success with the system registering people for new garbage and recycling carts in its year in review graphic. We have also been featured in 2015 on several blogs and videos produced and promoted by SeeClickFix, as well as having the opportunity to present at a national conference and on a national webinar on how to use technology to help the public. All of their rankings and infographics can be found at http://blog.seeclickfix.com.

Macon-Bibb remains a Top 10 Fixer City

Since July 2015, SeeClickFix has ranked the top 30 cities in America using its online and mobile application to help people resolve issues. Each month, the Top 30 Fixer Cities are announced, ranked by the number of issues resolved, and for November, Macon-Bibb County remained in the top 10 of cities across America, earning the number 8 spot with 520 issues resolved.

To read the November 2015 list of Top Fixer Cities, click here.

Macon-Bibb County expands recycling, yard waste program

On November 17, the Macon-Bibb County Commission approved the expansion and standardization of recycling and yard waste pickup and realignment of garbage pickup services. Beginning January 4, 2016, the following services will be offered:

SPLOST Advisory Committee hears updates on projects, financial statements

The Macon-Bibb County SPLOST Advisory Committee met on Monday, October 19, to review the most recent financial statements, hear an update on the projects, and learn about the new SPLOST website developed by the Office of Public Affairs. Of particular interest to the Committee was the beginning of several recreation projects, including East Macon Park, Filmore Thomas Park, and the Senior Citizens Center.

To view a copy of the September financial statement, click here,
and to view the report from the SPLOST Project Manager, click here.

Macon-Bibb ranked as a top city for resolving issues

Since July 2015, SeeClickFix has ranked the top 30 cities in America using its online and mobile application to help people resolve issues. Each month, the Top 30 Fixer Cities are announced, ranked by the number of issues resolved. In July, Macon-Bibb was ranked 12th out of the hundreds of cities using it by resolving 790 issues. In August and September, Macon-Bibb made it into the top 10, earning a rank of 7 by resolving 1,212 and 1,083 issues, respectively.

To read the September 2015 list of Top Fixer Cities, click here.