Tucker’s Mayor and City Council held a work session and meeting Tuesday night, working through a relatively light agenda. The meeting began with Council voting 5-0 to approve a contract for an internal auditor. It was a necessary step, as internal auditing is mandated by the City Charter. They then received a presentation on how up to $145,350 in funds from Tucker’s Tree Bank could be contributed to the Tucker-Northlake Community Improvement District (CID) for interchange beautification. Almost all of the plantings would be within the City limits to enhance the appearance of the Lawrenceville Highway/Interstate 285 corridor and would be overseen by City staff. The allocation of funds would have to eventually be approved by a vote of the Mayor and City Council.
Council then voted 5-0 to approve the Mayor’s appointment of Tucker realtor Bob Espy to the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA). The ZBA seat had previously been held by Susan Setterstrom and will extend through February 2021. Finally, Council held a public hearing on an ordinance to amend the Fiscal Year ’20 budget. The amendment came before Council as a first read, meaning no formal action was taken. A second read and vote could happen later this month.
The next meeting of the Mayor and City Council will be November 25 at 7 p.m. at the City Hall Annex (4228 First Avenue).