Macon-Bibb moves forward with road repair plan, funding Eisenhower work, but balks at weed spraying

Macon-Bibb County commissioners agree to designate part of Anthony Road for late educator and make committee appointments


A minimum quorum for Tuesday’s Macon-Bibb County Commission committee meeting meant one vote halted plans to spend $145,000 to hire a contractor for weed spraying in rights-of-way.

Commissioner Virgil Watkins advocated for hiring mowing crews instead of chemically curtailing roadside vegetation, but Macon-Bibb’s Parks & Beautification Director Michael Glisson said mowing is cost-prohibitive with estimates of several million dollars annually.

The commission also approved designating a portion of Anthony Road for the late Ballard Hudson music educator Robert Scott. Watkins tried to get commissioners to vote on renaming the road, but failed to get support for the proposal that would require a local church to change its address.

Here’s a synopsis of action taken Tuesday morning in a series of tweets sent during the meeting. All items approved must come for a final vote at next week’s commission meeting.

Civic Journalism Senior Fellow Liz Jarvis Fabian covers Macon-Bibb County government entities and can be reached at [email protected] or 478-301-2976.