City Council Wrap Up – February 22, 2021

City Council February 22Tucker’s Mayor and City Council held a work session and meeting on Monday night, completing their work for the month of February. The work session saw discussion of several topics, including a follow up report on a proposed “urban camping” ordinance. No action was taken on the ordinance, which could come before the Council again in March.

Additionally, they heard a report from Parks and Recreation Director Rip Robertson about a plan to add an outdoor fitness court to the city-owned property at the site of the old DeKalb County Library on Church Street. That project would come at an estimated cost of $175,000, $25,000 of that to be covered by grant money. Finance Director Robert Porche gave an update on revenues from the last month of 2020, before presenting Council with the schedule for the Fiscal Year ’22 budget process. That budget is slated for approval in June. The work session began with Mayor Frank Auman issuing a proclamation declaring March to be American Red Cross Month in the City of Tucker.

A brief meeting followed the work session. During that meeting, Council approved a pair of resolutions. The first encourages the state legislature to adopt a recommendation by Tucker’s Charter Commission, removing term limits on Tucker’s Mayor and City Council. The second encourages the legislature to move forward on an annexation of 22 unincorporated parcels in the Northlake area. The annexation, which includes a mix of commercial and multifamily housing parcels, would improve service delivery to the area.

The next meeting of the Mayor and City Council will be on Monday March 8 at 7 p.m.

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