Legislative Notebook: Juvenile lockup for sale

February 7, 2013 

Some lucky person could soon own Macon’s former juvenile hall.

The old Macon Regional Youth Detention Center, closed in 2004, has been declared surplus and is on a list of properties the state wants to sell. The 8-acre site includes the main RYDC facility and a storage building. Maintenance reports say the structures are in “fair” condition and that the mechanical systems have not been used recently.

The price of the one time short-term detention center will be valued by an appraiser upon the state Legislature’s approval of the properties listed in House Resolution 205 by state Rep. Jay Neal, R-LaFayette.

Lucas wants Hancock County districts redrawn

State Sen. David Lucas, D-Macon is filing a bill to redraw districts for Hancock County’s commission and school board. He said districts for the two bodies were not redrawn on 2010 U.S. Census data. Generally, Georgia counties rebalance their districts once a decade, on the same schedule as the country as a whole, but they are not obligated to do so.

To contact writer Maggie Lee, e-mail her at mlee@macon.com.

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