City Council Wrap Up – July 23, 2018

Tucker’s City Council held its final July meeting on Monday night at the City Hall Annex, working through a comparatively short agenda.

Parks and Recreation Director Rip Robertson presented on two topics: the Tucker Recreation Center After-School Program for the 2018-’19 school year and a grant to replace playground equipment in the City of Tucker. The After-School Program will include new opportunities for students, like a weekly trip to Kelley Cofer Park pool during swim season, and will see an increase in price from $37 per week to $65 per week. This increase will help the Parks and Recreation Department to cover costs as they give students a safe and stimulating after-school environment.

Council then voted 6-0 to approve a $290,000 expenditure to match grant money for replacing playgrounds at Henderson, Kelley Cofer and Montreal Parks, as well as at Tucker Recreation Center. The grant, provided by PlayCore, aims to have those park playgrounds replaced with brand new equipment in the fall.

The next issue discussed was the “Brunch Bill” passed this past legislative session and signed by Governor Deal. The bill gives localities the opportunity to permit restaurants to serve alcohol earlier on Sunday mornings, if approved by voters in a
referendum. City Council voted 6-0 to allow that issue to go on the November ballot.

Council also voted 6-0 to pass an amendment that ensures that the City is providing quality transient lodging at our Extended Stay Hotels with new requirements on security measures, record keeping and life safety improvements, as well as limiting the length of a stay to six months.

Finally, after an executive session, Council reconvened to approve the rental of additional office space at the City Hall Annex for the City staff.

Council meets next on August 13 at 7 p.m. at the City Hall Annex (4228 First Avenue).

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