Tucker’s City Council held their first of two August meetings on Monday night at the City Hall Annex. An overflow crowd showed up largely for a Public Hearing on a proposed residential development and rezoning on 12.2 acres of property currently owned by Rehoboth Baptist Church. The plans presented by developer Minerva, LLC call for 18 single family homes and 55 townhomes. A second read and anticipated vote on the project are scheduled for August 27.
Council also voted unanimously to enter into an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with DeKalb County for the Tucker Streetscape project. The estimated $2.2 million project would require approximately $578,175 in funding from the City. It would include sidewalk and drainage improvement, as well as amenities like benches and bike racks for First Avenue, Second Street and Fourth Street in downtown Tucker. This phase of the project would double the size of the initial successful Main Street streetscaping.
Earlier in the meeting, Council voted on several other business items. They approved $84,216 for the purchase of two mini-buses for use at the Tucker Recreation Center’s After School and Summer Camp programs. A City meeting schedule was approved for the upcoming 2019 calendar year. Joe Singleton, a longtime Tucker resident and builder, was appointed as the newest member of Tucker’s Zoning Board of Appeals. Additionally, Council approved funding for hardware to facilitate technological improvements for staff at City Hall and the Tucker Recreation Center.
Council then approved a series of resolutions. One resolution authorizes the City to collect film permit fees in a cooperative agreement with DeKalb County. Another demonstrates Tucker’s commitment to sustainability.
The next City Council meeting will be August 27 at 7 p.m. at the City Hall Annex (4228 First Avenue).