Macon City Council's Community Resources and Development Committee toured the cities Rec Centers, to see for themselves what updates need to be made.
The wheels on the bus went round and round Tuesday afternoon as council members toured
Councilman Larry Schlesinger says the tour will help establish what problems need to be moved up in priority.
"We wanted to take a look at the rec.centers themselves and the amount of work, which is great, that needs to be done in all of our centers," said Schlesinger.
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Council member Lauren Benedict says collaborative steps between the city and county are being made to fix the problems.
"The city and the county agreed to form a recommendation committee that will make some very specific recommendations to us, not just for a SPLOST but for moving forward with recreation. We should have that report by mid August and I think that's going to tell us a lot," said Benedict.
Councilman Tom Ellington says the cities' general fund cannot support the magnitude of needs of
"I think ultimately when you see a call for the SPLOST later on this year the recreation is going to figure heavily into that," said Ellington.
Council Member Lauren Benedict says she's pleased with how the Parks and rec. Department makes the most of their tight budget and hopes for better days ahead for upgrades.