Macon city council decided Tuesday night that it will not pay their bill from the Middle Georgia Regional Commission.
The commission wrote the city a letter explaining the $37,000 bill, but some city council members say they left out too many details.
Council member Rick Hutto says, "We did ask for an itemized bill, you know, on such day we met for 45 minutes, on such day we came up with a narrative for you or something, but that never came to us. They finally, after the fact, sent us a page and a half letter that said 'well we sort of estimate that we spent this number of hours.' Unfortunately, that's just not sufficient."
The letter says the charge comes from extra work needed to execute the service delivery strategy between Macon and Bibb County.
Macon already shells out $77,000 a year in dues for the commission, and council member Elaine Lucas does not think the city needs to pay any more than that.
She says, "I felt that we were being double-billed because we're already paying the membership dues. I applaud the regional commission because they do excellent work but I don't see why the city should pay twice for the same services."
Council members say they will have to wait for a response from the regional commission, but many of them still don't plan to pay the bill.