A judge authorized more than $13 million in bonds Monday for Bibb Countys government, and projects could have funding available as early as next week.
Superior Court Judge Tilman E. Self III validated the bonds Monday after no one moved to intervene in the case, said Chix Miller, attorney for the Macon-Bibb County Urban Development Authority. The authority may close on $13.225 million in bonds as early as next week.
I think the governmental requirements are out of the way, Miller said.
Bibb County said it plans to use the money in a variety of ways:
Buying the former Sears building for $500,000 and renovating it for $1.25 million to host government offices and storage;
Building a $2 million fire station in east Bibb County;
Buying the Capital City Bank building for $350,000 and renovating it for $550,000 for government offices;
Building an office and rentable meeting space at Lake Tobesofkee, and resurfacing parking lots for $2.35 million;
Renovating and expanding the offices used by the Middle Georgia Regional Commission for $375,000;
Upgrading downtown streets, sidewalks and alleys for about $2.79 million;
And building a better corridor to the Ocmulgee National Monument for about $2.79 million.