Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful to stay in Pink House, ‘moving forward’ after tension

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful Commission (KMBBC) is not only working to clean the streets of Macon-Bibb County, but the tension among its commission.

“We want to move forward with what our expectations are and what the community expects,” said KMBBC Chairman, Adam Cochran.

The KMBBC met for its monthly meeting Thursday morning to discuss recent events coming up.

“We had a really great meeting today,” said Cochran. “We covered a lot of great topics in moving forward.”

That’s a change from an October meeting where KMBBC was notified that they had to vacate their shared headquarters with Cherry Blossom Festival, the Pink House. Despite the order, the only KMBBC employee that works out of the house, Pam Carswell, never left.

“I have talked to Don (Bailey, Cherry Blossom Festival Chairman), and right now, I think everything is OK there,” said Cochran. “I haven’t talked to him in the last week and a half, two weeks, but I plan to get with him sometime this week.”

In that same October meeting, a call for resignation for the executive board members was brought up. The KMBCC’s Discovery Committee wanted 4 members, including Chairman Adam Cochran out.

“It’s getting worked out everyday and like I said, we’re continuing to mend those relationships and get back to where we need to be,” said Cochran.

After going over awards, events and a review of the finance report, Thursday’s meeting ended in an executive session. KMBBC President, Pam Carswell and Finance Director Alicia Meeks left the room so the KMBBC commission could have a private conversation about recent events.

“We wanted to really talk about moving our commission forward, the expectations,” said Cochran. “I felt it was good to get everybody in there to speak about everything that and how we’re going to move forward and take this organization forward.”

KMBBC also selected a committee of three to draft up by-laws. Cochran expressed that he would like a draft by March so the full commission could make changes if needed, and have them done before May.

Executive Board members, Jean Bragg and Billy Oliver resigned during October’s meeting, but were present in Thursday’s meeting. Bragg says the two chose to come back after Mayor Robert Reichert asked them to reconsider and finish out their term.

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