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. All statements are posted to a website dedicated to announcements, updates, and information about how the County is using the funds on the projects approved by voters. Click here to view the September 2016 financial statement.
In the coming weeks, Macon-Bibb will celebrate the opening of the new Filmore Thomas Park and the upgraded Memorial Park, Rosa Jackson, and Frank Johnson Community Centers. In recent months, Macon-Bibb has celebrated the start of construction for the new South Bibb Recreation Center and the new fire station in East-Macon Bibb County, installation of the new E-911 system that improves public safety, completion of improvements at East Macon Park, plans approved for Mattie Hubbard Jones and Henry Burns Parks, and more road improvements beginning.
In addition to the work with the current SPLOST, Commissioners and the Board of Elections approved plans to place the continuation of the SPLOST on the ballot on November 8, 2016. The County has hosted a series of community meetings to hear from people about what they want to see done with the next SPLOST.
The $280 million plan includes the next phases of recreation projects, federally-mandated closure of the landfill, courthouse renovations, runway extension at the Middle Georgia Regional Airport, stormwater repair and upgrades, public safety projects, and more. Should this be approved, it would continue the penny tax once the current one expires in March 2018. This would not be an additional penny on top of what people already pay.