Two Macon City Council committees got early looks at several big items Tuesday afternoon.
The council’s Public Works and Engineering Committee approved an ordinance from Councilwoman Nancy White to emphasize that it’s illegal to put yard waste on city streets or in storm drains. That rule hasn’t been enforced, White said, so she sought a new code section to state it more explicitly.
The committee combined it with the existing code section, making it clear that yard waste is among the prohibited items.
At a council work session, Mayor Robert Reichert said the city is looking at some way to keep about 100 city employees, scheduled for transfer to Bibb County as of July 1, under the city pension system. That’s been one of employees’ major concerns about the transfer.
Finance Director Dale Walker said $18 million in bonds could be sold by April 1, anticipating income from the special purpose local option sales tax. The bond money would get some projects under way before the June 30 end of this fiscal year.
The council’s Public Properties Committee approved the release of 16 acres along Avondale Road, the Middle Georgia Regional Airport’s southern boundary, for use in widening that road to four lanes.