Tucker’s Mayor and City Council held a work session and brief meeting on Monday night at the City Hall Annex.
The monthly work session gives Council the opportunity to hold in-depth discussions on a number of issues. In this case they held a lengthy discussion on the subject of taking over maintenance of streets and sidewalks from DeKalb County. Ultimately, Council decided to leave the issue alone and work with DeKalb County on a new intergovernmental agreement (IGA) that would provide Tucker with an increased level of service.
Earlier in the work session, Council held discussion on:
- enhancements to the Lavista Road, Lawrenceville Highway, Northlake Parkway and Henderson Road bridges that run over I-285. Discussion centered around whether to include upgraded fencing, lighting and other amenities on the bridges.
- findings of the City’s Charter Commission. Mayor Auman provided an update on the effort to amend term limits for city offices.
- uniform signage within Tucker’s parks.
- a grid study presented by the Tucker-Northlake Community Improvement District (CID). The Atlanta Regional Commission-funded study looked at how best to reimagine downtown Tucker’s alleyways.
- a freight cluster plan presented by the Tucker Summit CID. This 13-month study looked at the issue of freight mobility, specifically along the Mountain Industrial corridor.
- the City’s annual audit. Auditors lauded Tucker’s Finance Department for a clean audit with no findings.
At the beginning of the work session, Mayor Auman presented his third annual Mayor’s Business Award. The award was presented to FODAC, a Tucker nonprofit that provides low cost or free durable medical equipment like wheelchairs and hospital beds.
Following the work session, Council held a brief meeting where they unanimously approved a resolution to authorize the Parks and Recreation Director to pursue a $500,000 Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grant for improvements at Fitzgerald Park. They also received a report from the City’s Finance Director on the City’s September finances.
The next meeting of the Mayor and City Council will be November 9 at 7 p.m. at the City Hall Annex (4228 First Avenue).