City Council Wrap-Up September 10, 2018

City-Council-Sept-10-18-2Tucker’s Mayor and City Council held their first meeting of September on Monday night, a short and mostly informational meeting at the City Hall Annex. 

Council held a public comment period to gain feedback on the City’s ordinance pertaining to fireworks. The City Attorney and City Police Liaison answered questions about penalties associated with illicit use of fireworks, as well as enforceability of potential restrictions on fireworks use. There is no formal proposal before the Council on fireworks, but with recent changes to state law, localities have the opportunity to revisit their own ordinances. Residents and other stakeholders can send their thoughts on the fireworks ordinance to info@tuckerga.gov

Council also heard a presentation from the City Building Official on proposed amendments to simplify the fee schedule on building inspections. They then voted unanimously to approve a contract with Comcast for a network server upgrade at City Hall and the Tucker Recreation Center for faster, more-reliable internet service. That contract is subject to review by the City Attorney. 

Council then voted unanimously to approve funding for installation of four security cameras at Henderson Park. The cameras will be located near the playground parking lot, as well as on the playground, and should be installed later this fall. 

Finally, they held a first read of an ordinance that would amend the City Code on open containers. Council debated possible changes, including allowing patrons to take alcoholic drinks from one restaurant to another on Main Street. The amendment will be refined and is anticipated for a second read and final vote at the next City Council meeting on September 24.

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