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Days will not change for garbage and recycling collection, but yard waste collection will move to four days per week on alternative weeks. A day will not be specified due to the uncertainty in how much needs to be collected each week. By designating the week yard waste is to be collected, Solid Waste can make sure a route has all of its yard waste collected before moving to the next. For information about individual services like recycling, yard waste pickup, neighborhood cleanups, illegal dumps, and more, use the selections above.
If a holiday falls during the week, your pick up will be pushed forward one day. Note: You must have a city address on your drivers license to receive the free load under pounds. Solid Waste is following normal day and time schedule set for yard waste collections in order pick up the excessive garbage. This means Monday through Thursday, and you can find your week by entering your address into this map.
Only a few people will be allowed in the office at a time. Collections Beginning Wednesday, April 8,the Solid Waste Department will temporarily halt all collection of containerized yard waste, large piles of yard waste, and bulk waste so crews can assist ADS in the collection of household garbage.
ADS picks up the rolling carts of household garbage, and the Solid Waste Department is picking what is in additional cans or sitting on the ground. They also want people to understand why they could see two trucks picking up their garbage.
Beginning November 5,garbage, recycling, yard waste, and bulky waste collection will change in Macon-Bibb County.Bibb County Jail Inmate Mail.
When mailing a letter or postcard to an inmate, please address your mail as follows:. Box Macon, GA All mail sent to an inmate at the Bibb County Jail must include the sender's name and mailing address in the top left corner of the envelope or postcard.
Failure to include your return address will most likely result in your mail NOT being delivered and your letter destroyed. The information below provides complete instructions regarding:. The Bibb County Jail has a zero-tolerance policy regarding mail violations. Postcards The Bibb County Jail allows inmates to receive pre-metered postcards like the type purchased from the post office.
They may also allow certain photo postcards as long as they have not been tampered with or contain images that may be considered to be obscene or violent in nature. Envelopes The Bibb County Jail may also allow regular postcards and envelopes to be mailed to inmates as well, however more and more jails are no longer allowing envelopes due to concern about paper being dipped into liquefied drugs like methamphetamines and cocaine and then mailed into secure facilities. To confirm that the Bibb County Jail still allows letters in envelopes call or view the Inmate Mail Instructions by going here.
Newspapers Local or national newspapers may also be mailed to the inmate as long as they are mailed directly from the newspaper publisher. Magazines News, special interest or sports magazines may also be mailed to an inmate as long as they are shipped directly from the publisher. Any magazines that contain profanity, weapons, pornography or other content that is adult in nature will be confiscated by the jail staff and will NOT be delivered to the inmate.
Books Most jails allow books to be mailed directly to the jail from a reputable source such as amazon. You can order them directly from your computer and have them shipped to the inmate at the address above. Books must NOT contain images or content that are considered excessively violent, pornographic or obscene.
Any book that does not meet the Bibb County Jail standards will be disposed of. Hard cover books will not be accepted by the jail due to their potential to be used as a weapon.
To confirm that the Bibb County Jail continues to allow books to be mailed by a third party publisher or bookseller, call Care packages Care packages are pre-chosen items packaged together and sent to the inmate from a third-party vendor. They can include clothing, snacks and seasonal items. When a jail allows the inmate to receive Care Packages they must come directly from an approved company that specializes in serving the inmates of jails.
Call or click here or here to see if the Bibb County Jail participates in a Care Package program and if so, how to purchase one.
All messages and attachments must first be cleared by by jail staff after checking for pornographic or gang related content. Because Bibb County Jail contracts with Securus for their inmate phone service, they either already or may soon allow Securus eMessaging for their inmates. Check to see if eMessaging is now available in your inmate's facility by clicking the emessaging image below:. It is recommended that you download the Securus app to use eMessaging. You can find it in your Google Play or Apple app store.
Things your inmate can do using eMessaging:. How it works:. All mail sent to an inmate at the Bibb County Jail must include the senders name and mailing address in the top left corner of the envelope or postcard.
Failure to include your return address will most likely result in your mail NOT being delivered and discarded.
If your inmate is mailed anything other than a letter, postcard or greeting card it won't get through.Overview Functions Facilities Street Lighting The Facilities Management Department provides a wide range of services within the Macon-Bibb County Government and consists of fifty-four 54 full time employees in the following six functions:.
To provide excellent, fiscally sound, ethically responsible maintenance service for departments in all facilities and properties of Macon-Bibb County and for the citizens of Macon-Bibb County while constantly striving to achieve a higher level of excellence through innovative techniques and tried and true methods of performing maintenance to ensure efficiency, productivity and professionalism within a safe work environment.
Facilities Management strives to promote and provide the ultimate utilization of resources available, both human and financial to fulfill and exceed our maintenance responsibilities and obligations while remaining a financially fiscally sound department. We are committed to providing Macon-Bibb Government as well as the community with high quality services while creating a cost efficient, safe and productive work environment.
Administrative Function. One of our major objectives is to provide leadership in establishing and supporting standards of excellence in human resource management. In addition this function monitors and coordinates the dispatching of all trades to specific multi-trade jobs as well as any other administrative services.
The Custodial Function performs custodial services and minor maintenance in most Macon-Bibb County owned and operated building. The Electrical Function installs, repairs and performs maintenance on all electrical systems in all facilities owned and operated by Macon-Bibb County. The systems maintained include: power distribution systems, new and temporary services, lighting control systems, and a wide array of styles and types of light fixtures.
Provide installation, re-standing, removal of street light poles, bases, arms, light fixtures, lamps, etc. The analysis of all manner of electrical malfunctions and makes the necessary repairs to keep it operating. This function is responsible for maintaining and installing historical lights located in the Historic District along with roadway streetlights located in downtown Macon, Stinsonville Road, Stanislaus area, The Prado, I, I, and US80 at I Maintains the electrical at the Middle Georgia Regional Airport and Macon Downtown Airport Herbert Smart buildings including airfield lighting and controls regulators, taxiway lighting, runway lighting, emergency beacon lights, and approach lights.
Provides electrical support, to include installation, preparations, and repairs for nonprofit organizations, such as; Cherry Blossom Festival and Christmas Lighting. Assists other functions as needed. Personnel on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The General Maintenance Function performs new construction as well as repairs and renovations to all buildings and facilities owned and operated by Macon-Bibb County.
The maintenance function includes: repair or replace walls, floors, floor coverings, roofs, windows, doors, awnings, steps, ramps, railings, benches, locks, hasps, hinges, door closures, book cases, cabinets, shelving, furniture, and paint; responsible for all framing of resolutions, documents, and certificates. Installs posts and scoreboards; build specialty items such as desks, cabinets, tables, and shelving.Tour the Bibb County jail with Sheriff David Davis
Inspect and provide specifications and cost estimates for roof, renovations, repairs, etc. The HVAC Function installs, repairs and performs maintenance on all heating and air condition systems in buildings and facilities owned and operated by Macon-Bibb County. The systems maintained include: all types of boiler and circulating pump systems, all types of chilled water systems, all types and sizes of DX units, all types of control systems, cooling towers, energy recovery units, enthalpy wheels, and fire sprinkler systems, restroom ventilation fans, exhaust fans, vent hoods, makeup air, furnace vents, water heater vents, and air cleaning systems; air conditioning units, refrigerators, drinking fountains, and ice machines; installs, maintains, and operates all types of building automation systems; installs and fabricates duct work sheet metal and duct boardsheet metal covers, enclosures and hoods.
Also have personnel on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Plumbing Function installations, repairs and performs maintenance on all plumbing systems in buildings and facilities owned and operated by Bibb County.
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The systems maintained include: all types of pipes, fittings, drains and valves; regulates water pressures; maintains water heaters and water coolers; maintains restroom facilities, showers, sprinkler systems; maintains pump stations and irrigation systems; installs and tests backflow preventors; unstop sanitary lines, drains, pipes, etc.
The Traffic Maintenance Operations Function installs, repairs, and performs maintenance on all traffic control devices, signage, and markings throughout Macon-Bibb County. This function also maintains, tests, and repairs miles of fiber optic cable in and around Macon-Bibb County.
This fiber is supporting the communication link to over traffic signal intersections. Assists other departments as needed.The Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce is a working partnership of business and professional people like you who know the wisdom of coordinating their efforts under effective leadership for advancement and development of the community and the free enterprise system.
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George School of Law. A major step toward honoring and honing that legacy was the reopening of Capricorn Records, now known as Mercer Music at Capricorn. Larry Brumley, senior vice president for marketing communications and chief of staff at Mercer University, knew the project would make an impact after a recent stop at the studio.
A visitor from Virginia came by and asked if he could go inside. Once there, the man literally got on his knees and started kissing the floor. The emotional attachment of those spaces to people is strong.
Another draw is the recently upgraded Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park, which was elevated from National Monument status in Macon leaders hope the boost will grab the attention of visitors passing through the city on the way to and from Florida or other destinations.
He says many people make a goal to visit as many national parks as they can, which means the mounds were placed squarely on their radar last year.
The city also leverages its cultural institutions to tie in with films created elsewhere. High school students and their parents also flock to the city each year for the state basketball and wrestling championships. The Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce works hard to promote and expand business in the city and to advocate for business interests as well. Inthe chamber successfully opposed an increase in the business occupation tax proposed by the Macon city council.
The increase was expected to hurt companies with more than employees, potentially curtailing new investment in Macon from large businesses like Amazon, Kumho Tire and YKK. And there are plenty of new and existing large businesses in Macon, many of them brought with the help and hard work of the MBCIA.
As part of the consolidation of Macon with Bibb County, previously separate development authorities combined as well to place everything under one umbrella. In particular, Macon is a leader in manufacturing, aerospace and logistics.
It happens with hard work and a lot of partners working toward a common goal. Amazon has also opened a 1-million-square-foot facility that employs 1, The airport is also experiencing new construction for the first time since the s through a new ,square-foot Dean Baldwin Painting facility. Once those new employees arrive, Macon offers plenty to do, not only through its revitalized downtown but also the Ocmulgee River and surrounding parkland.
The cost of living is also reasonable, leading to an enjoyable lifestyle without a lot of overhead. Any 21st century city needs strong colleges and universities to prepare its workforce, and Macon boasts no less than five higher education institutions to fill that need. As a major university with nearly years of local history, Mercer draws highly qualified students and faculty members to Macon every year. On the entrepreneurship front, the Mercer Innovation Center helps incubate local businesses and startups to create the next generation of economic leaders.
She credits the schools with helping fill the tremendous need for healthcare professionals as well. Ninfa M. We must ensure that all people get the same care irrespective of age, ethnicity, religion and everything else. Navicent has grown from 4, employees a decade ago to 8, now.
Its largest facility, The Medical Center, serves nearlypeople and is the second-largest hospital in Georgia, with beds.
Its emergency department treats more thanvisitors per year. But its full history dates back much, much further. Just north of the city center stands Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park, which celebrates Native American people who inhabited the area as early as 17, years ago.
It did not. As a country we did, but people lived here long before we ever got here. Native Americans inhabited present-day Macon due to its strategic location on the river and built a series of mounds that still stand tall today.District Map. Watch Commission Meetings. This body enacts the laws, ordinances, and resolutions for the local consolidated government. Commissioners are elected every four years. Committee Meetings are held every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at a. All Committees will meet beginning at a.
The Pre-Commission Meeting will be held at p. The millage rate was set at To see the approved budget, click here. Below, you can watch both of those meetings, as well as all of the meetings held in Commission Chambers that included the budget or millage rate. The Macon-Bibb County Commission undertook a year-long Strategic Planning process in order to focus the work of and continue to build the new consolidated government.
With a Strategic Plan approved by the Commission, meetings will be held with departments to determine how to bring the projects to completion and to develop the Fiscal Year budget. This year-long process is funded with a grant from the John S. James L. Macon-Bibb will be the center of development, culture, and opportunity, remembering our past while inspiring hope and pride for our future. Macon-Bibb County provides the essential infrastructure, services, and programs, creating a vibrant economic and cultural climate, enabling individuals, families, and businesses to prosper.
Economic and Community Development Our highest priority is to create a robust economy and strong communities. We will focus on retaining our current business and industry and creating opportunities for new economic development while addressing poverty and supporting and encouraging quality education and workforce development.
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Safe Neighborhoods and Safe Communities Safe neighborhoods are the foundation of great communities. We will focus our efforts on providing for public safety, citizen education and engagement and crime prevention, all in an effort to create safe and enduring communities. Effective Government and Governance Our City Commission and staff will work to improve public perception of the governance and government process and apply fair and equitable taxation principles and employee compensation and utilize best management practices to execute Commission policy towards completing SPLOST and all other projects successfully and in a timely manner.
Our most valuable asset is our employees and we will commit to their training and development, recognizing their good works and retaining those assets.
Infrastructure Improvement To achieve the community we desire we will focus on and develop stormwater, water and waste water infrastructures and an integrated transportation system of rails, trails, roads and runways to become the logistics hub of Georgia. Quality of Life We will support, encourage and promote good-living in Macon-Bibb with the arts and cultural events, tourism improvements, social and night life opportunities and a community-wide system of passive and active recreation.
The Macon-Bibb County Commission would like to hear from you on issues you feel need to be discussed. Tell us what you like and dislike. Do you have a solution to a problem? You also can send your issue via email to commission maconbibb. Valerie Wynn. Board of Commissioners. Vision Macon-Bibb will be the center of development, culture, and opportunity, remembering our past while inspiring hope and pride for our future.
Mission Macon-Bibb County provides the essential infrastructure, services, and programs, creating a vibrant economic and cultural climate, enabling individuals, families, and businesses to prosper.
Valerie Wynn Commissioner — District 1. Larry Schlesinger Commissioner — District 2.