Tucker’s Mayor and City Council met on Monday night, discussing and voting on several important issues. The biggest of those issues was a presentation on the City’s Downtown Master Plan, a process that began in cooperation with the Tucker-Northlake Community Improvement District (CID) in early 2019.
After being briefed on the plan by consultants from TSW and the Bleakly Advisory Group, Council voted unanimously to accept the plan, which lays out a vision and strategy for the future of Tucker’s historic downtown area.
Council then gave approval to a pair of ordinances. The first was a move to amend the City’s budget calendar, allowing more time for revenue projections to be compiled before a draft budget is actually presented to the Council. This move will allow for a more informed budgetary process. Next, they approved a small cell ordinance. This ordinance aligns the City of Tucker Code with state regulations when it comes to streaming wireless facilities and antennae.
In a series of smaller votes, the Council approved:
- an amended contract with professional service provider Jacobs
- an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with the Public Facility Authority for a lease on a new City Hall
- an IGA with DeKalb County for upcoming parks projects
- adding to the Parks and Recreation fee schedule
At the start of the meeting, Mayor Auman presented a proclamation to DeKalb Emergency Management Director Chief Sue Loeffler. Loeffler retired last month after 27 years in service to DeKalb County and the Tucker community.
The next City Council meeting will be on February 24 at 7 p.m. at the City Hall Annex (4228 First Avenue).