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Motions denied to give Macon Parks & Beautification money for inmate work crews

The Macon-Bibb Operations and Finance committee tabled two motions at Tuesday's commission meeting that would have provided almost $400K for inmate work crews to help Parks and Beautification and Public Works/Eric Mock (WGXA)

MACON, Ga. -- The Macon-Bibb Operations and Finance committee tabled two motions at Tuesday's commission meeting that would have provided almost $400K for inmate work crews to help Parks and Beautification and Public Works.

The committee did so because of concerns the money won't be there if the tax increase is not passed in August.

Mayor Robert Reichert says grass could go uncut in some areas if they don't approve money for inmate work crews.

Still, commissioners worried that the five votes aren't there for a millage rate increase for the Fiscal Year 2019 budget.

Here are some other topics discussed at Tuesday's meeting:

  • Commissioner Joe Allen presented the idea of installing city surveillance cameras around to town to combat everything from speeding to pedestrian fatalities. Commission voted to send out RFP to see what companies could provide, as far red light cameras and plain surveillance cameras.
  • Commissioners Joe Allen and Scotty Shepherd were appointed to Operations and Finance committee, who gets to make calls on where a lot of tax and SPLOST dollars are dispersed.





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