Politics & Government

Macon-Bibb holding forums to discuss recreation SPLOST funding at Freedom Park

Macon-Bibb County announced Friday that it has added a series of community forums about recreation funding at Freedom Park.

The forums allow the community to learn about plans and give feedback about money raised through the special purpose local option sales tax that has been designated for recreation.

Freedom Park still has about $2.9 million remaining in SPLOST funds of the $3.6 million it was allocated.

The three forums at Freedom Park will take place June 18, July 2 and July 16. All meetings begin at 6:30 p.m.

Macon-Bibb already has held several forums at several other recreation centers.

The remaining forums at the other recreation centers are: Central City Park (Tuesday); Frank Johnson Community Center (June 15; June 29); Memorial Gym (Monday; June 22; July 6); Rosa Jackson Community Center (June 11; June 25).

WARNER ROBINS COUNCIL CALLS MEETING

Warner Robins City Council is having a called meeting Monday to discuss two proposed apartment complexes.

The meeting will be held in council chambers at 11 a.m., according to the announcement issued Friday. City Clerk Bill Harte said council will consider a resolution on whether to support the developers’ request for tax credits. Some of the departments are designated as being eligible for housing assistance.

The projects are being done by separate developers but are both on South Houston Lake Road in the area of Fea­gin Mill Road. One is a 96-unit complex and the other has 90 units.

Harte said the meeting was called because the developers have a deadline to meet to get their request for tax credits in to the Department of Community Affairs.

TOLLESON APPOINTED TO THE AGRICULTURAL EXPOSITION COMMITTEE

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle appointed state Sen. Ross Tolleson, R-Perry, to the Agricultural Exposition Authority Overview Committee on Wednesday. The committee oversees the Georgia Agriculture Exposition Authority and its management of the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter.

“I am honored to have been appointed to the Agricultural Exposition Authority Overview Committee,” Tolleson said. “The Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter has had an incredible impact on Georgia’s economy and I look forward to working with the other committee members to ensure its future success.”

Since the Agricenter opened in June 1990, it has attracted about 18 million people generating an estimated economic impact in excess of $1.5 billion.

Compiled by Wayne Crenshaw and Phillip Ramati.

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