If anyone is thinking that planning for a six-month budget rather than a full year’s budget would somehow be easier on Bibb County officials, that would be a mistake.
Though the Bibb County government ceases to exist when the new Macon-Bibb County consolidated government takes over Jan. 1, commissioners are facing a lot of unexpected costs leading up to the merger, said Commissioner Lonzy Edwards, who serves as chairman of the county’s Finance Committee.
“I think (the process) is going to be very different,” Edwards said. “In my judgment, it’s going to be much more difficult. Ordinarily, it’s a very difficult process, but there’s lots of uncertainty over the whole process (because of consolidation). We’re going to make sure we’re going to do the best we can and live within our means.”