Tucker’s Mayor and City Council held a work session and meeting Monday night, dealing with several issues including a much talked about ordinance regarding sharable powered mobility devices. The Council voted 5-1 to amend the City Code to prohibit those devices, commonly referred to as e-scooters and e-bikes. The prohibition comes as other cities are enacting similar legislation based on safety concerns.
Council then voted 6-0 to approve an ordinance dealing with prohibition of public alcoholic beverage consumption or open container transport. The move was largely clerical, as the code section was adopted last year, but left out of an amendment in codification. They also voted 6-0 to amend the 2019 meeting schedule to add a work session before each Council meeting. Those work sessions will start at 5:45 p.m. and will be open to the public. They also adopted a 2020 meeting calendar on a 6-0 vote.
There was one Parks and Recreation item, the awarding of a contract to repair and replace fencing at Fitzgerald Field. The $42,000 contract with FenceWorks of Georgia was approved on a 6-0 vote.
One issue that went before the Council on a first read was a set of ordinances to be added to Chapter 2 (Administration) of the City Code. The ordinances pertain to issues including the fiscal year, boards and commissions, ethics, and several others. They will come up for a second read and vote at an upcoming City Council meeting.
The next meeting of the Mayor and City Council will be October 28 at 7 p.m. at the City Hall Annex (4228 First Avenue).