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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.

SPLOST Advisory Committee presented project updates

On Monday, February 9, the SPLOST Advisory Committee met to hear an update on current and future projects funded by the voter-approved penny sales tax. An update was provided on specific projects – such as the Animal Welfare Center, recreation center upgrades, the Second Street Corridor, and fire stations – by SPLOST Project Manager Clay Murphey. For the recreation centers, Murphey talked about the need to have meetings with staff and the community to determine what is needed and wanted in those area. County Manager Dale Walker also discussed the most recent financial statements; though collections are still under projections about 5%, Macon-Bibb is closely monitoring it to make sure spending matches revenue. 

State of the Community hosted by Chamber

At an event hosted by the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce’s Government Affairs Committee, Mayor Robert Reichert and Mayor Pro Tem Bert Bivins presented a State of the Community to about 300 business leaders. To watch the speeches and State of the Community video, click here.

Macon-Bibb delegation attends HOPE Global Forum

This year’s HOPE Global Forum was held in Atlanta from January 15-17, and a twelve-member delegation from Macon-Bibb County and the community were given the chance to attend as a Co-Convening Partner, hear from the speakers, and meet organizers of the event and programs. The delegation heard from experts on financial empowerment for those in the lowest income brackets, make connections with organizations that could help Macon-Bibb County enhance its work in this area, and meet with leaders from the public and private sector working to address financial literacy.

Macon-Bibb budget receives national award

In January, Macon-Bibb County was notified that the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) had selected it to receive the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its Fiscal Year 2015 budget. In order to receive the award, Macon-Bibb’s budget document had to serve as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide, and a communications device, and then it had to be rated as proficient in each of those areas. For more information and to view the budget, click here.

Macon-Bibb Releases SPLOST Financial Statement

Each month, Macon-Bibb County publishes a financial report on how funds from the voter-approved Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) is spent. For complete information - including the report - click here. 

First Macon-Bibb Audit "Impressive"

At the Macon-Bibb County Commission Operations & Finance Committee Meeting on Tuesday, January 16, the results of the Fiscal Year 2014 Audit were presented. This audit covered the first six months of the newly, consolidated government, from January 1 – June 30, 2014. The full audit can be read by clicking here.