Macon city hall offices get new look | News
A new government means a new look for Macon city hall.
With less than a week before Macon and Bibb County merge, employees continued their preparations by cleaning out the new commission offices Thursday.
A reception area was created so people can drop by to speak with or leave messages for the commissioners.
Sam Henderson, currently the mayor's executive assistant, will move his desk to this area as well to help facilitate better communication between the commission and administration.
There will also now be a door connecting the commission chambers to the mayor's conference room where committee meetings may be held.
The offices should be finished by the new year, but there are still several departments in the city and county that will not merge before January first.
"Departments such as public works, departments such as parks, recreation," says Chris Floore with the city of Macon. "What we want people to understand and to know is that on January 2nd, services will continue to be provided just as they have been before. We want to maintain those services to the public while exploring new ways of doing things."
Floore says the city hopes to include renovations to the commission chambers in Macon-Bibb's next budget.