Department heads toed the line Monday at Macon City Council as the appropriations committee reviewed mid year budgets.
Macon Police and Fire, Parks and Recreation, and Economic Community Development presented their budgets to the committee.
Overtime salaries went over budget in Macon Police and Fire, but both department heads say the numbers should level out before the end of the year.
Parks and Recreation went over budget by more than $15-thousand in the Machinery and Equipment line because of vandalized air conditioning units.
The appropriations committee is pleased with where the city is fiscally, but says more work is right around the corner.
"We're going to go back in March and take a look at the findings from the audit and have the administration talk about how those findings have been addressed so that we don't end up with a bunch of repeats again. We've got the capitol improvement plan to look at so there's always something on our plate," said Appropriations Chairman, Tom Ellington.
The productivity of the Middle Georgia Regional Airport came up in discussion at the meeting. The airport's total revenue so far this year is only at 25 percent. Council members asked Airport Director, Scott Coffman, how the facility upgrades will produce new passenger flights out of Macon. Coffman says the future goals of the airport remain in manufacturing, and ultimately the cargo business.
The Bowden Golf Course also found its way into the appropriations meeting. The Golf Course total operating revenue is only at 35 percent, more than half way through the fiscal year. Green Fee revenue is only at 27 percent. Council members suggested looking at possible changes to policies and fees to increase play at Bowden.