Tucker’s Mayor and City Council gathered Monday night for their first meeting of October, discussing at length their plans for the $4.1 million allocated to the City under the federal CARES Act. Council voted 6-0 to approve a project list to send to DeKalb County, roughly outlining how the money will be spent. The main components of the City’s plan include funding a small business grant program, rent and utility assistance for homeowners and renters, food assistance for those in need, and support for select virtual learning centers in the City. The City faces a December 20 deadline to spend the money.
They also voted 6-0 to approve a resolution to adopt an Urban Redevelopment Plan within the City of Tucker. A 2021 meeting calendar was subsequently adopted by a 6-0 vote. The final action of the night was approval of a resolution by Council to allow the Parks and Recreation Department to pursue a grant through the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Program. The grant money would go toward improvements at Johns Homestead.
Earlier in the meeting, Council voted to approve:
- an ordinance for post-construction stormwater management
- an ordinance for litter control
- an ordinance for illicit discharge and illegal connection
- a new set of internal financial policies
The Mayor and City Council will hold a work session on Monday October 26 at 7 p.m. at the City Hall Annex (4228 First Avenue).