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Bowden Golf Course listed in National Register of Historic Places

The Charles L. Bowden Golf Course, located on Millerfield Road in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on February 23, 2015. The nomination was sponsored by the City of Macon and the Macon Golf for Kids program.

Electric bus considered for Second Street Corridor

In 2011, Macon began a planning for the redevelopment and revitalization of the Second Street Corridor as a “multi-modal spine” from East Macon and I-16, through Downtown, past Mercer University, and to I-75. It would connect residential areas, businesses, universities, medical facilities, and government facilities to each other while linking two regionally significant facilities, I-16 and I-75.

Macon-Bibb receives check for energy conservation

On Friday, February 27 Georgia Power presented a check to the Facilities Management Department for more than $25,000. This is the latest rebate check received by Macon-Bibb County as part of Georgia Power’s Commercial Energy Efficiency Program. Since 2011, Macon-Bibb has earned more than $52,000 in rebates.

In 2014, Facilities Management installed high efficiency lighting at North Macon Park, Memorial Park, Freedom Park, Rosa Jackson Center, Bloomfield Recreation Center, Frank Johnson Park, and East Macon Park.  The new Tax Commissioners’ Office on Third Street included high efficient lighting, a new roof, and a reflective coating on the roof.

For more information about the program and other Macon-Bibb green efforts, click here.

 

5 x 5 Program kicks off in District 9 with series of events

Macon-Bibb County will begin its 5x5 Neighborhood Improvement Program in District 9 on Monday, March 9, and it will run through Friday, April 10. Commissioner Al Tillman will be hosting several public events throughout the week to raise awareness of the program, seek input on other projects, provide a Macon-Bibb update, and bring the community together to help with the cleanup.

Kick-Off Press Conference
Monday, March 9 * 10:00 a.m.
3809 Mumford Road

Public Forum
Tuesday, March 10 * 6:30 p.m.
Macon Mall, 2nd floor near Belk

Neighborhood Cleanup
Saturday, March 14 * 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
5 x 5 Area (See map below)

Community Festival
Saturday, March 14 * 12:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Greater Bellevue Baptist Church

Tons of debris, hundreds of tires cleaned up

In early February, Macon-Bibb County’s Solid Waste Department was notified of two illegal dump sites by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division. Department crews removed 9.51 tons of solid waste and 115 scrap tires from the Sofkee Road site on January 28 and 29. Solid Waste, Public Works, and Parks & Beautification worked together on February 12, 16, and 23 on the Buena Vista site, removing 8.64 tons of solid waste and 868 scrap tires.

MaconBibbTV Highlights 2nd St Vision Block Opening

MaconBibbTV Highlights 2nd St Vision Block Opening

This past December, Macon-Bibb County reopened the block of Second Street between Cherry and Poplar Streets to vehicular traffic after a short event with comments from Mayor Robert Reichert, Commissioners, SPLOST Advisory Committee Chair Jeffery Monroe, and representatives from TY Lin International and Chris R. Sheridan & Co.

MaconBibbTV was there to cover this milestone event, and you can watch that coverage – including interviews, improvements, and more – by clicking here.

Organizations Recognized by Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation

At a luncheon in Atlanta on Friday, December 12, the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation announced that five state-level awards for individuals and organizations in Macon-Bibb County. Awards were presented to the Austin Center for Development, Historic Macon Foundation, Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful Foundation, and Macon-Bibb County Mayor Robert Reichert.