There are not many standing ovations during City Council meetings, but this week was an exception.
Macon Police Chief Steve Olinger implemented a new Police Employee of the Quarter Award in June to recognize employees who go above and beyond. These individuals are nominated by anyone in the community and are selected by the Police Merit Board based on many criteria. For example, work habits, attitude toward coworkers, leading by example, attitude for the department and the public and many more. Although there were three officers nominated for the first ever Police Employee of the Quarter Award, School Resource Officer Adam Dawdy was selected.
"Not only do I feel Adam shows a great dedication to the community, I think he is someone we should all be proud of," said Chief Olinger. "He exhibits a great amount of humanity toward the citizens of Macon."
But this award wasn't the only business taken care of at the City Council meeting.
The Board selected Albright Concrete Construction's bid for the sidewalk repair and replacement project. Bern Orman and Steve Martin were re-appointed into the Airport Advisory Board while Larry Murdock and David Brown were re-appointed into the Police Merit Board. A dedication ceremony for the Macon Fower Memorial Airport has been scheduled for October 5 at 11 a.m. Last but not least, the Board addressed the speed limit signs on Maffrey Street because if you haven't noticed, the south sign says 25 mph and the north sign saying 20 mph.
"I couldn't think of a safer street in Macon to be 25 mph," said Mayor Dale Bagley. "Honestly, 25 mph is a reasonable speed limit on that street."