Tucker’s Mayor and City Council met Monday night for the first time in November, holding a meeting that was mostly informational in nature.
The meeting opened with Mayor Auman delivering an update on the coronavirus pandemic. After looking at trends with the virus, the Mayor reminded Tucker residents about the social nature of the upcoming holiday season and offered good news about vaccine testing.
Council then received an update on the City’s CARES Act program. Assistant City Manager John McHenry, who has been overseeing the effort, gave a briefing on the residential and small business components of the program. On the small business program, 274 businesses applied for grants from the City. Those applications are being reviewed this week.
Council then cast a pair of votes. The first was to award a contract for traffic signal improvements at the intersection of Brockett and Cooledge Roads and U.S. 78. Council voted unanimously to grant the $78,900 contract to Sunbelt Traffic. Next, they voted unanimously in support of a resolution to reappoint Judge Steve Nicholas as the City’s Chief Judge. The reappointment will extend through January 1, 2022.
The Mayor and City Council will hold a work session on November 23 at 7 p.m. at the City Hall Annex.