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Monday, April 9, 2012 - 6:30am

Police Worry About Macon-Bibb Merger

Updated: 2 years ago.
Police officials have unanswered questions about pensions for officers if a consolidation plan for Macon and Bibb County passes later this year. Macon Police Chief Mike Burns opposes the plan, which goes to a vote in about three months. (GPB File Photo.)

A possible merger to consolidate Macon and Bibb County governments is causing angst for some city and county workers.

Police officials have unanswered questions about pensions for officers if the consolidation plan is passed later this year.

Macon Police Chief Mike Burns said "nobody really knows how it's going to work yet." He opposes the plan, which goes to a vote in about three months. But other authorities say it's long overdue.

Bibb County Sheriff Jerry Modena said "I believe Macon and Bibb County need to blast forward. I think it's time."

Lawmakers this year adopted legislation that would set up a transition team to decide how the departments would merge.

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