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EMA helping families prepare for disasters

September is National Preparedness Month, and the Macon-Bibb Emergency Management Agency (EMA) is participating in FEMA’s national and Georgia’s statewide campaign to help families prepare for any disaster. EMA will educate people through a series of educational meetings, local media coverage, and social media posts about how to be prepared ahead of a disaster, stay safe during a disaster, and recover as quickly as possible following a disaster.

“People should take action now to make sure their friends, family, and pets know how to remain safe during an emergency and how to quickly recover,” says EMA Director Don Druitt.

MaconBibbTV highlights Earth Day celebration

Macon-Bibb County’s Green Team celebrated Earth Day this year with a luncheon at the Ocmulgee National Monument and a festival in the improved Tattnall Square Park. According to officials, it had the highest attendance of any previous celebration.

Click here for a feature video from MaconBibbTV about this exciting day.

MaconBibbTV highlights opening of SPLOST-funded Animal Welfare Center

Macon-Bibb’s new Animal Welfare Center (4214 Fulton Mill Road) officially opened to the public after a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in March. Construction of the new Center was made possible with funds from the voter-approved Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST).

 

Click here to watch a feature video from MaconBibbTV about this momentous and long-awaited day.

Public Works highlighted in MaconBibbTV’s ‘Get to Know’ feature

When Macon and Bibb County consolidated and became Macon-Bibb County, new departments were created and directors hired. To help educate people about the new departments, the job functions in them, and the people working to make them and the entire government successful, MaconBibbTV is highlighting them in a series of videos.

Click here to watch the newest video and learn more about the Public Works Department and its Director, Steve Pettis.

 

MaconBibbTV features 5 x 5 Program in District 9

In March and April, Macon-Bibb County focused on District 9 with its 5 x 5 Neighborhood Improvement Program. MaconBibbTV featured the kickoff event, which included residents and local pastors. To watch the feature video, click here, and to see pictures from the kickoff event, click here. A summary report was created to show the public how much work was accomplished by departments, and that can be seen by clicking here.

5 x 5 Neighborhood Improvement Program kicks off in the Kings Park neighborhood

Macon-Bibb County is continuing the second round of its 5 x 5 Neighborhood Improvement Program by focusing on the Kings Park neighborhood in District 3, and Commissioner Lucas, residents, and departments held a press conference on Thursday, July 16, at the recently reopened Samuel Hart Community Center on Kingston Court. <

Macon-Bibb Solid Waste Department changing to Summer Hours

Beginning June 29, 2015, the Solid Waste, Parks & Beautification, and Public Works Departments will begin summer hours. These hours will last until August 28.

Garbage collection will begin an hour earlier, so residents are asked to place their carts on the curb the night before or by 6:00 a.m. on the day of collection.

To find out which day trash, yard waste, and recycling is collected, click here for an interactive map that will allow you to select your individual property.

For questions about what type of recycling is collected (almost 1,300 tons were collected in 2014) in your area or for other questions about solid and yard waste pickup, contact the Solid Waste Department at 478-803-0499.