Tucker’s Mayor and City Council met Monday night, their first meeting of the new year. Their major action item was an approval, by a 6-0 vote, of an amendment to the Fiscal Year ’21 budget. The midyear amendment, a common practice in local government, recognizes grants and developer contributions received in the first half of the fiscal year.
Later in the meeting, Council took action on a series of measures including:
- Setting a qualifying fee for November’s municipal elections. Interested parties will be able to register August 16-20.
- Approving a contract with Jacobs Engineering to manage demolition and grading of a handful of city-owned properties in the Church Street/Lavista Road area.
- Approving a contract with Swim Atlanta Pool Management for $43,000 to manage Tucker’s two municipal swimming pools.
- Approving a resolution to re-appoint Davis Stewart to the City’s Public Facilities Authority.
- Approving a resolution to re-appoint Katherine Atteberry and Michael Thomas to the City’s Planning Commission.
Lastly, Council held a first read and public hearing on an ordinance to adopt regulations regarding “urban camping”. The measures would curb sleeping or storing property in rights-of-way, under bridges and in public greenspaces. It would also seek to provide assistance to anyone in violation of the ordinance. The proposed ordinance is similar to measures that have passed in surrounding communities like Brookhaven, Chamblee and Dunwoody.
At the start of the meeting, Mayor Auman issued proclamations to retired State Senator Steve Henson and former State Representative Michele Henson. The proclamations were in honor of the lawmakers’ service to Tucker and surrounding areas, each of them putting in decades of work under the Gold Dome on behalf of the community.
The Mayor and City Council will convene again on January 25 at 7 p.m.