July 3, 2014
Below are updates about Macon-Bibb County, including a significant economic development announcement, a feature on the 5×5 Program in Lynmore Estates, information about Animal Welfare, new hours for the East Macon Community Pool, and a community forum in District.
To stay informed about the work being done by Macon-Bibb County and organizations to make our community the best place to live, work, play, and learn, check MaconBibbTV regularly for new videos or follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and announcements.
Kumho to Begin Construction on Manufacturing Facility
On Tuesday, July 1, Kumho Tire Co., Inc. announced that the Korean-based company will restart the construction of a state of the art automotive tire plant in Macon-Bibb County, Georgia.
“This is a very exciting development, and the old expression that ‘Good things are worth the wait,’ is certainly true in this case. To have this kind of investment in our community by such a strong international company is most gratifying,” says Macon-Bibb County Mayor Robert Reichert. “This is great news for Macon-Bibb County, Middle Georgia, and the entire State!”
To be located in the Sofkee Industrial Park, this will be Kumho Tire’s first plant in the U.S. and is expected to be in production by early 2016. The company is expected to invest up to $413 million in the new plant and to employ more than 400 people. The Sofkee Industrial Park is a unique joint venture partnership between Macon-Bibb County, the Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority and the owner of the site, Norfolk Southern Railroad.
5×5 Program Improves Neighborhoods with Focuses Services
Macon-Bibb County tackles neighborhood improvement and beautification district by district and block by block through the 5×5 Program, an effort to enhance and target services in a five block area for five weeks.
Click here to watch a feature video about this neighborhood-changing program and the partners involved as we focus on Lynmore Estates in District 2. This round of the 5×5 Program was kicked off with the demolition of an abandoned and dilapidated house. Attached is a map of the area in Lynmore Estates receiving the enhanced and focused services.
Macon-Bibb Animal Welfare PSA
When you adopt a pet – you save a life! Check out these two videos promoting pet adoption, the importance of spaying and neutering, and the new pet licensing law that went into effect July 1, 2014.
For information about the new law, adoption events, and updates, contact Animal Welfare at 478-621-6791 or follow them on Facebook.
Due to the 4th of July Holiday, Animal Welfare will be closed July 4 and 5 but will instead be open for adoptions on Monday, July 7. Pictured to the left is Gunner, and he has been with Animal Welfare since May 23, 2014.
District 3 Community Forum
On June 26, Mayor Reichert and Commissioner Lucas held a community forum in District 3. People heard updates on SPLOST projects and Macon-Bibb recreation programs, and they were shown how to use SeeClickFix to report issues in their neighborhoods. To view pictures from the event, click here.
East Macon Pool Open More Days
Beginning Wednesday, July 2, the East Macon Community Pool will be open Monday through Friday, 1:00-7:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. For more information – including a schedule for all pools – click here. For information about other events, programs, and updates from Parks and Recreation, check out their Facebook page.
About the Office of Public Affairs
The Mayor’s Office of Public Affairs includes Public Relations, MaconBibbTV, and Customer Service. Working together, these three functions are part of a two-way communication program designed to educate the community about improvement efforts by Macon-Bibb and partner organizations, and provide a way for people to provide feedback and have their questions answered and concerns addressed.
To view videos produced by MaconBibbTV – including Commission Meetings, public forums, and the great work by the government and other organizations to improve the community –click here. To contact Customer Service to ask a question or report an issue, call 478-751-7400 or use SeeClickFix on the Macon-Bibb website or your cell phone. The Office also works directly with local, regional, and national media on coverage, as well as managing social media channels, to better educate people about the newly consolidated government.
To stay informed, check www.maconbibb.tv regularly, follow us on Facebook and Twitter and check the News section of our website for the latest news and announcements.