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The finance committee for the consolidation transition task force met Wednesday morning.

The group decided to propose that the consolidated government start Jan. 1, 2014 instead of two weeks later as written in the charter.

Tom Ellington, a member of the committee and Macon city councilman, says the date change would make accounting and payroll times easier and more efficient.

That proposal will have to be discussed by the full task force during their next meeting on Oct. 17th. If it passes, it will go to the general assembly.

Ellington says they asked other committees to submit requests for outside services, but many of those groups will hold their first meetings Wednesday afternoon and Thursday.

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