Tonight, Macon City Council President, James Timley, had his work cut out for him as many disgruntled council members discussed the county's changes to the list of SPLOST projects.
Earlier today, the county nixed the $27 million plan to renovate the courthouse. They moved $1 million to the new animal shelter, bringing the total amount for that project to $3 million.
They did not increase the $2 million allotted for the senior citizen center. Council members say that animals should not take precedence over people when it comes to the SPLOST projects.
"It is very important that we not give the impression that animals are more important than people, our senior citizens and our youth. So we moved some monies. We just made a recommendation. We don't know what the eventual outcome will be as far as monies coming from the county," says Elaine Lucas.
Council voted to move $1 million from the animal shelter to the senior citizen project.
Since the SPLOST is a county tax, commissioners will have the final say on the distribution of the money.
Tomorrow, Macon City Council will find out if the county agreed with their suggestions. They will vote on the final list tomorrow night at 6 pm during their regular council meeting.