City Approves SPLOST Projects, Limits Video Gambling
The Macon City Council Appropriations Committee met Wednesday evening and voted on a number of items that included spending $235,000 in SPLOST funds on local road improvement projects.
The committee voted unanimously to use money from the SPLOST bond fund on three projects.
$55,000 for a roundabout at Tattnall Square Park.
$20,000 to improve the intersection of Upper Mill Road and Twin Pines Drive.
$160,000 to make improvements to New Street, in cooperation with the Medical Center.
The committee also voted 3 - 1 on an ordinance that will make it easier to track and enforce penalties on "coin operated amusement machines" like video blackjack and video poker.
The ordinance also limits establishments to a maximum of nine machines.
This is part of an effort by the city to stop illegal gambling.