Macon city officials say they want advice on how to work with its Workforce Development program now that it's transitioned to a non-profit organization.
So they called in the state agency to help.
The trouble starts with a $15,600 bill that the city says they are owed by Macon's Office of Workforce Development, which became a non-profit in July with the city serving as its fiscal agent.
Dale Walker, the city's CAO, says both groups agreed to a $7,800 monthly fee for administrative services by the city, a bill that he says has not paid for the past two months.
Kathy Thompson, director of Workforce Development, says she paid the money last week, but the city finance department says their records do not show that.
Thompson says she believes the city is overcharging for its services. She says out of her $1.2 million budget, almost $94,000 goes to cover administration fees.
Walker says they used the same formula with Workforce Development that the city has used to decide how much other agencies should pay for similar services.
Both Walker and Thompson say they don't want the situation to turn into a "he said, she said match," but they want to ask the state department how other governments handle charges for non-profit Workforce Development programs. The three groups are scheduled to meet Tuesday at 5 p.m. in city hall.