Bibb County School Board getting the most money out of the Kumho Tire Deal

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT)- Macon-Bibb County Commissioners had to approve the distribution of Kumho Tire funds or the entire deal could have been in jeopardy.

Commissioner Elaine Lucas and other commissioners are mad that the Bibb County School Board increased its percentage from the Kumho Tire deal at the last minute.

Kumho tire agreed to pay Macon-Bibb County 27 million dollars for the next 15 years instead of paying property taxes.

The District will receive 48 percent of the money totaling about 13 million, while both the commission and industrial authority will receive 27.5 percent totaling seven million each.  

“I say to the school board the four who pushed these kinds of shenanigans, shame on you, shame on you, and dont try it again,” Lucas said.

“The commissioners refer to us as the smallest people at the table, and they’re getting the biggest share, we’ll that’s an insult, that’s an insult to our teachers, that’s an insult to our staff and that’s an insult to all of our children,” Bibb County School Board member Lester Miller said.

In order to prevent commissioners from feeling rushed in the future, they have asked Mayor Robert Reichert to have the county attorney notify them of time-sensitive documents ten days in advance.

Mayor Reichert agreed with the commission.

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