Tucker’s Mayor and City Council gathered Monday night for their first meeting in the month of September, tackling a host of relatively minor issues.
Council began the night by voting to approve an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with DeKalb County for funding to stabilize Johns Homestead. Commissioner Steve Bradshaw allocated just shy of $100,000 of county money for upkeep on the beloved historic home. Council’s vote allows the City to formally accept those funds and begin work on the property.
They also approved an agreement with Georgia Power that will pay the utility to install streetlights as part of the Tucker Streetscape Project. The City budgeted $250,000 for the work, but the Georgia Power estimate came in significantly under budget.
Council then voted unanimously to award a contract to Green Heart Enterprises for installation of MARTA bus stop pads throughout the City. That was followed by a vote to award a contract for meeting management software to eSCRIBE Software Ltd.
There were first reads, meaning no votes were taken, on a number of issues, including:
- an ordinance to amend the City Code regarding choice in bail bondsmen
- consideration of an ordinance for post-construction stormwater management
- consideration of an ordinance for litter control
- consideration of an ordinance for illicit discharge and illegal connection
Lastly, Council discussed a resolution for a municipal special election referendum that would see the City take over certain aspects of public works from DeKalb County. This continued discussion from previous meetings about a potential March referendum. They agreed to continue the discussion at the Council work session on October 26.
Council will hold a work session on Monday September 28 beginning at 7 p.m. at the City Hall Annex (4228 First Avenue).