Tucker’s Mayor and City Council met Monday night, casting a vote on funding pertaining to the CARES Act. The vote authorizes the Mayor to approve an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with DeKalb County on approximately $4.1 million in federal funding being directed to the City of Tucker for pandemic response. The City plans to use the money on programs including small business grants, mask distribution, housing and food insecurity.
Council also took action on several other issues, including:
- Awarding a contract for engineering services for a traffic study at the intersection of Lavista and Fellowship Roads to CHA Consulting for $52,300
- Entering into a memorandum of agreement with the Tucker Summit Community Improvement District (CID) for engineering services at the intersection of Hugh Howell Road and Flintstone Drive, the site of the new Smoke Rise Elementary School
- Awarding a contract for trail upgrade and construction/installation of bridges and boardwalks in three city parks to Steele & Associates for $165,499
- Awarding a contract for the development of construction plans for the field and infrastructure at Fitzgerald Stadium to Keck & Wood for $91,700
- Appointing Ted Rhinehart to the City’s Urban Redevelopment Agency
- Approving a resolution to authorize investment in Georgia Fund One
Two items were on the agenda that did not require action. One was a first read and public hearing of an ordinance to amend the Fiscal Year 2020 budget. The other was a first read of an ordinance to amend the City’s land development code.
In a special ceremony before the meeting, Mayor Auman swore in Keith Easterling and Joe Singleton to serve another term on the Zoning Board of Appeals and Frank Sapp and Jessica Vargas to serve on the Planning Commission.The next meeting of the Mayor and City Council will be on Monday August 24 at 7 p.m. at the City Hall Annex (4228 First Avenue).