Some Macon city council members objected to a $37,500 bill from the Middle Georgia Regional Commission Monday night.
The commission says the charge is for extra work hours needed to transfer five departments from the city to the county.
According to the service delivery strategy, Macon and Bibb County agreed to split any fees racked up during the switch.
The commission sent a letter to the city requesting that they pay half of the $75,000 total bill.
Some council members say the city already pays more than $70,000 to the commission each year for services and should not have to pick up the extra cost.
A majority of the appropriations committee agreed to shell out the money, but some members still believe the city is being charged more for services they already pay for.
Council president James Timley says, "Hopefully the council members can see the error of their ways in making any kind of agreement or committment to pay the regional commission which is paid by taxpayer dollars already. We don't know the extent of why they would want to accumulate a reserve or a budget reserve. I don't know but not at the expense of the taxpayers of the city of Macon."
The full council will vote on the payment Tuesday night.