City Council Wrap Up – February 25, 2019

Tucker’s Mayor and City Council gathered Monday night for their final meeting of February. The bulk of the meeting was spent discussing the City’s Transportation Master Plan. Tim Preece of consulting firm VHB presented a draft of the plan, which will identify needs and guide transportation decisions in the City for years to come. Specifically, Preece discussed possible improvements involving transit, sidewalks, traffic patterns and intersections. The projects included in this long-term draft plan are estimated at a $199 million cost projected out through the year 2040. The entire presentation is available online at

Council then voted 6-0 to approve changes to the City’s nuisance ordinance. The move is designed to bring the nuisance code into conformance with state law. That updated code will address unsafe properties or structures and empower the City to remedy those by imposing a tax lien, when necessary.

They also approved a resolution opposing Georgia House Bill 302. The legislation, currently being considered under the Gold Dome, would strip localities of the authority to enact building standards in many circumstances, including exterior building color, exterior building materials, roofing materials and roofing styles.

Parks and Recreation Director Rip Robertson then briefed the Council on plans for the 2019 Tucker Recreation Summer Camp. Council voted 6-0 to renew an agreement to have the Wade Walker YMCA staff the camp and to maintain costs at $95 per week.

Finally, Council voted to reappoint Chuck Abbott, Joe Singleton, Keith Easterling, Neal Stubblefield and Susan Setterstrom new terms on the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals.

The next meeting of the Mayor and City Council will be March 11 at 7 p.m. at the City Hall Annex (4228 First Avenue).

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