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Public invited to learn about smart growth strategies

Public invited to learn about smart growth strategies

Residents and business owners are invited to learn more smart growth strategies at a public forum with Smart Growth America on April 15 at 5:30 p.m. in Commission Chambers at Government Center (700 Poplar Street).

The forum is part of free, grant funded technical assistance program offered by Smart Growth America. The organization will be meeting with the community and representatives from Macon-Bibb County, the Urban Development Authority, New Town Macon, Chamber of Commerce, Planning & Zoning, the Middle Georgia Regional Commission, Industrial Authority, Development Authority of Bibb County, and the College Hill Alliance.

Parks & Rec hosts Adult Field Day

Field Day…Ah the memories. Team t-shirts, 50 yard dash, tug of war, over under; all on the hottest day of the school year, of course. But what if you could experience that elementary school fun as an adult? I think you see where this is going… You CAN!

On May 16, Parks & Rec will host the 2nd Annual Adult Field Day at Luther William Field. Our events are top secret, but you and your team can expect to participate in events such as dizzy bat relays, egg toss, flip cup, and an obstacle course. In addition to this day of nostalgia, you will also get to enjoy giveaways, crown competitions, and live music. Check out MaconBibbTV’s coverage of last year’s Adult Field Day by clicking here.

February 2015 SPLOST Financial Statement

To help keep the public updated on the progress of projects, Macon-Bibb County releases monthly financial statements for Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) funds. In an ongoing effort to increase and improve the information provided to the public about the SPLOST, a new interactive online map was launched to show how funds are being spent on each of projects.

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 Spring Break Camps

The Bibb County School District is on Spring Break March 30 – April 3, which means many parents will be looking for fun activities for their children. The Parks & Rec Department is hosting week-long camps at the Bloomfield, Frank Johnson, North Macon, and Rosa Jackson Community Centers.

From team sports, arts and crafts, and educational activities, there is a variety of things for them to do. For more information, check out the most recent Parks & Rec newsletter. Space is limited in the camps, so register now!

To stay up-to-date about activities for children, adults, and families, follow the Parks & Recreation Department on Facebook.

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.