City Council Wrap Up – August 24, 2020

City Council Meeting August 24, 2020Tucker’s Mayor and City Council gathered on Monday night for a unique session at the City Hall Annex. The body held a work session beginning at 7 o’clock, followed by a brief regular meeting.

The work session saw discussion of several important topics, including:

  • the Tucker Summit Community Improvement District (CID) Urban Redevelopment Plan
  • a policy on organized play and programming within the purview of the Tucker Parks and Recreation Department. This discussion centered largely around the Tucker Football League and TYSA, which utilize City of Tucker fields
  • a stormwater ordinance and referendum discussion with subject matter experts answering Council questions about what other cities have done and are doing in the realm of stormwater management
  •  the City bringing traffic citations to court at the new City Hall (1975 Lakeside Parkway, Suite 350) beginning on October 7
  • enforcement of abandoned and dilapidated signs in the City

During the regular meeting, Council cast votes on a pair of issues. The first was an ordinance to amend the Fiscal Year 2020 budget. This was a move to tie up loose ends on the past fiscal year, which ended on June 30. The ordinance was approved unanimously. The second vote was unanimous approval of an ordinance to amend Tucker’s land development code. The move addresses changes and clarifications in the areas of soil erosion, sedimentation control, tree protection and stream buffer protection.

The next meeting of the Mayor and City Council will be on September 14 at 7 p.m. at the City Hall Annex (4228 First Avenue).

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