Kayla Fleming/For the Times Macon County Mayor Steve Jones spoke about a petition from residents on Maple Grove Road that would prohibit tractor trailers from traveling on that roadway.

Kayla Fleming/For the Times

Macon County Mayor Steve Jones spoke about a petition from residents on Maple Grove Road that would prohibit tractor trailers from traveling on that roadway.

The Macon County Commission discussed updating the county's impact and permit fees at its meeting on Monday night.

The county's budget committee previously discussed developing a plan to increase the fees so that they would be charged per square foot of a building.

"We're losing money on our impact… and the permits also," Macon County Mayor Steve Jones told the commission.

The budget committee will be reviewing potential plans at its next meeting. The commission voted to hear recommendations from the budget committee at its next meeting.

The commission also received a petition from residents of Maple Grove Road asking them to prohibit large trucks on the road. Members of the commission voiced concern about hindering farmers and other workers who may need to access land or crops on the road, but Jones assured that the bill would only affect large, tractor trailers using the road as a shortcut. Jones believes that the road is too narrow for the amount of tractor-trailed traffic that it receives. The commission voted to send the petition on to the legislative body meeting.

The commission also heard 18 budget amendments, including one that would permit the trustee's office to upgrade to the newest Nextgen computer software that other offices in the county are currently running.

The commission also heard seven proclamations. Five of the proclamations honored the valedictorians and salutatorians of Red Boiling Springs High School and Macon County High School.

The commission also voted to rezone 15 acres on Tuck Road from low density residential to agricultural and forestry. This resolution will be voted on at the legislative body meeting.