City Council Wrap-Up March 12, 2018

Tucker’s City Council held the first of two scheduled March meetings on Monday night, hearing staff presentations on two major issues.

The first presentation, given by City Engineer Ken Hildebrandt, provided a review of proposed paving areas to be funded by Tucker’s SPLOST allocation. Questioning from Council surrounded how the pavement conditions of roads would be scored, as well as how subdivision roads would be grouped for repaving. Specific decisions on those items could be made at the March 26 Council meeting.

Parks and Recreation Director Rip Robertson then led a discussion on how Council wants to approach an official policy for Parks and Recreation. Council asked questions involving room rentals at Tucker Recreation Center and got an update on how things have changed at the Rec Center since the City assumed responsibility at the start of 2018.

Council then heard a report from City Manager Tami Hanlin on an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with DeKalb County on parks. The IGA ensures:

  • Tucker will have the same rights that the County did as property owners
  • DeKalb County will prorate 0.4 mils to Tucker to help fund Tucker’s parks
  • There will be a separate agreement with the County in regard to storm water management

Council voted 6-0 to give the Mayor the authority to approve the agreement with the County. DeKalb’s Board of Commissioners is expected to take up the IGA at their meeting on Tuesday.

One agenda item, which seeks to approve amendments to zoning districts in the City Zoning Ordinance, was deferred by a 6-0 vote.

The City Council will meet next on March 26. That meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the City Hall Annex (4228 First Avenue).

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