MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - Macon City Council will vote on a new contract for Terminal Station, and if it passes, the building will be in the hands of the Macon-Bibb Transit Authority.
The contract would place sole responsibility on MTA from March 1st through the end of May. The building is currently being managed by UDC Realty.
Before that, NewTown Macon was maintaining the building and collecting the rent. The city was picking up any extra expenses. It cost them between $1,500 and $2,000 per month. Now, city leaders are hoping this short term lease will lead to a permanent shift in responsibility.
"This is the first step toward moving toward having a contract which will in essence maintain the building, make sure that it's all got security, make sure it looks good," says Director of Finance, Dale Walker, Macon.
Walker says MTA will most likely be able to cover the building expenses since they can apply for additional funding through the federal government. Council will vote on this proposal next week.