MACON, Georgia (WMGT/41NBC) - Central City Park management will soon be in the hands of Bibb County and some city council members worry the costs will land right back in the city's lap.
The park, which hosts the Georgia State Fair, will transfer in July when Bibb County takes over the Macon Parks and Recreation Department.
Tuesday night the Public Properties committee changed the city code to allow for the transfer of the downtown park. Under the agreement, the county will also be responsible for handling all of the buildings at Central City Park.
Councilman Rick Hutto says if the county decides to demolish rundown buildings at the park, more costs will come to the city.
"If they deem something not to be something they need or want they can actually go to the trouble of tearing it down and then charging the cost back to us in the percentage that we're paying for recreation which is about 18 percent. To me that seems like sort of a strange way to do business but it's already been agreed upon," said Hutto.
In the service delivery strategy, Bibb County will take over 33 active parks from the city.