Tucker’s Mayor and City Council met Monday night voting unanimously to adopt a balanced budget for Fiscal Year ’21. The $14 million budget was created with a forecast 20 percent drop in revenue as a result of the impact of coronavirus on Tucker businesses. The new fiscal year begins on July 1.
Action was taken on three other issues, including:
- Approval of a resolution to accept a $50,000 matching grant from the Department of Natural Resources for trail improvements in Tucker parks
- Awarding the contract for construction of a new pavilion at Smoke Rise Pool to JOC Construction for $70,036
- Awarding the contract for sidewalk design on Old Norcross Road to Gaskins Surveying Company for $59,500
Council held a public hearing on a special land use permit (SLUP) for a minor auto repair facility at 3145 Tucker Norcross Road. This issue was only up for a first read, meaning no action was taken and a second public hearing and final vote will happen at an upcoming meeting. They also held a first read and discussion on an ordinance to amend the City Code regarding disorderly conduct. As with the SLUP petition, a vote is anticipated at a future meeting.
At the beginning of the meeting, the Mayor and Council unanimously passed a resolution on Social Injustice, urging the Georgia legislature and leaders in Congress to pass hate crimes legislation.
The next City Council meeting will be Monday June 22 at 7 p.m. at the City Hall Annex (4228 First Avenue).