Tucker’s Mayor and City Council met Monday night for their first and only meeting of the month of December, voting on two significant transportation improvements. The first was to award a bid for construction of a sidewalk along Elmdale Drive. The second was to award a bid for an improvement to the traffic signal at Chamblee Tucker Road and Livsey Road. Both measures passed on unanimous votes.
Later in the meeting, Council voted unanimously in support of:
- a bid award for landscaping improvements for the Tucker Streetscape program
- authorization to replace a failing HVAC unit at Tucker Recreation Center
- a contract amendment with service and staffing provider Jacobs
- a resolution to adopt the Downtown Master Plan
- a resolution to adopt the Downtown Grid Plan
Council also held a first read and public hearing on an ordinance to amend the FY ’21 budget. This mid-year budget amendment will likely be voted on at the first City Council meeting in January.
Before the meeting, Mayor Frank Auman signed a declaration of economic relief for local businesses. The relief extends to businesses whose revenues have been significantly reduced due to the coronavirus pandemic. They can apply for deferral of a portion of their occupational taxes ahead of the April 15 tax payment deadline.
The next meeting of the Mayor and City Council will be Monday January 11 at 7 p.m. at the new City Council Chambers at City Hall (1975 Lakeside Parkway, Suite 350).