Bibb County could break ground on a new juvenile courthouse as early as this summer.
Chief Administrative Officer, Steve Layson, says this project is a top priority for the commissioners. They believe it's important to keep kids away from adult offenders when they come to the courthouse to be tried for juvenile crimes. Layson says the county is looking forward to getting this project started.
"So it's a project we're almost ready to pull the trigger on, and we're moving forward with it, and we're excited about it. The commissioners labeled this as one of their priorities to get done."
The plans began more than three years ago, and the land was purchased. The only way the project could begin was if the SPLOST passed. The courthouse is set to be built on the corner of Hawthorne St. and Second St. in Downtown Macon.
Tonight, Macon City Council took a look at the proposed options to transition nearly one hundred city employees to the county under the new service delivery strategy, and council isn't happy with the county's plan for the workers.
Nearly every council member spoke out tonight, on behalf of the city workers, who they say, were blind-sided by the change. The county is looking at three different options to transition the employees, but as of right now, the commissioners are only moving forward with one. This plan treats the employees as new hires.