State Senate approves Payne City abolishment bill
The state senate voted 49-2 on Monday, passing the bill that would abolish the city. State Senator David Lucas (D – District 26) says the next step is for the House to approve the bill, and then the governor to sign the bill.
Lucas adds if that happens, the city’s incorporation into the county government should be seamless.
“They would have to contract with the county government to do all their services and stuff. So that would be taken care of. It’s not that much. It’s not a big problem. It just creates a problem with it being out there by itself,” Lucas said.
He says the Macon Water Authority recently took over water and sewer services in the city.
Lucas adds a House vote should be made in the coming weeks.