Macon Bibb Tax Commissioner talks consolidation
Macon Bibb Tax Commissioner Tommy Tedders spoke at a Macon Exchange Club meeting Thursday, hoping to give his friends the inside scoop on what's happening with consolidation.
"Consolidation is, I think a good topic for the community and everyone is excited to know what's going to happen," Tedders said. "Until I actually see a final document, a final plan out of the consolidation, and get final numbers, I won't really know what we're supposed to bill."
What Tedders does know is that cosmetic changes are on the horizon. The new government will be too big for the Bibb County Courthouse, and his office is expected to move. Tedders says some fees will no longer be collected by his office, instead people will apply for permits, inspections, and registrations at a new one-stop-shop location.
"I don't see it's going to affect us, except for some few minor changes," Tedders said.
Tedders says the city property tax will be folded into the county tax, but how it will affect individual homeowners is still up in the air. The point of consolidation is to benefit the community, and Tedders says he hopes a more prosperous county and city is what eventually comes from the merger.
"Everything we do needs to be in the best interest of the folks, the citizens that we have here in this community," Tedders said.