Macon-Bibb employees to avoid previously budgeted furlough days

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Macon-Bibb employees won’t be furloughed following an appropriation of funds by county commissioners Tuesday.

Commissioners passed an ordinance that calls for moving just more than $3.5 million from the county’s fund balance to various county departments to provide for the reinstatement of previously budgeted furlough days.

CARES Act funding for Bibb County School District

Commissioners passed a resolution that authorizes Mayor Robert Reichert to execute a memorandum of understanding with the Bibb County School District to provide up to $765,000 in funds “for the purpose of supporting efforts to develop equitable remote learning capabilities to students and families in Macon-Bibb that have been adversely affected by COVID-19.”

The funds, which will provide web cameras, headphones, and wireless hotspots, will come from the School Board CARES Act Subrecipient Grant Fund. Commissioners approved the creation of that fund on September 1 and moved $1 million into it from the county’s fund balance.

Security systems at Macon-Bibb Government Center

Commissioners also voted to authorize a supplemental budget appropriation of $63,295 from the fund balance to the county facilities management department – transfers out – capital improvements line item to provide for the purchase of security systems at the Macon-Bibb Government Center.

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(478) 745-4141 ext. 310 Tucker Sargent joined the 41NBC news team in April 2012. He's from Alabama, but you won't catch him saying "Roll Tide!" Tucker grew up near Auburn before moving to north Alabama. He graduated from Danville High School in 2007 and loves to return to the Tennessee Valley any chance he gets. He moved back south to Troy, Alabama after high school, where he graduated from Troy University in 2011 with a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism. He interned in Huntsville at WAAY-TV before joining 41NBC. His passion is sports, and his favorite teams are the Auburn Tigers and Troy Trojans. On the weekends you can catch Tucker watching college football on Saturdays and NASCAR on Sundays! He's proud to call middle Georgia home for now and could always use a story idea from you, so don't hesitate to get in touch with him!