People living in tents near Ocmulgee are being ordered to move

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Macon-Bibb County is working to evict people who are living in tents and on the streets.

Mayor Robert Reichert says those staying in tents near parks, like Central City Park, railroads, and river are getting an eviction notice. They have to move their tents by Monday December 18th. This comes after the county received several complaints from people in the community.

Mayor Reichert wants to reassure, they are not just kicking people out and displacing them.

“We go in and offer them information about where they can find services and notice that we are coming,” said Mayor Reichert. “If your stuff is still here, we’re going to holler it off. We’re going to clean this place up and make it smooth and livable and try to address some of the sanitary issues.”

Mayor Reichert says he has asked several groups and organizations in the area, like Daybreak and the Salvation Army to step in and help.