Tucker’s Mayor and City Council met Monday night, their first meeting of the month of March. The meeting saw approval of a much talked about ordinance on urban camping. The ordinance, which mirrors similar efforts in Brookhaven, Chamblee, and Dunwoody, will give police officers additional tools to assist homeless citizens and connect them with much needed social services.
Council also held first reads and public hearings on a trio of issues. One hearing dealt with a series of amendments to the Fiscal Year ’21 budget. Another was for discussion of a special land use permit for drive-thru lanes at the soon-to-be constructed CDC Credit Union branch at Northlake Mall. The third was for an amendment to the City Zoning Ordinance. The changes are largely clerical, made to clarify elements of the Zoning Code. All three issues will come back before Council for second reads, public hearings and anticipated votes on April 12.
Earlier in the meeting, they approved a number of measures including:
- a contract to stabilize historic Johns Homestead. The project is being funded completely through money allocated by DeKalb County Commissioner Steve Bradshaw.
- a contract for construction of a trail bridge along the south side of the lake at Kelley Cofer Park.
- a contract for $38,425 to install a UV lighting filtration system inside Tucker Recreation Center.
- a resolution to accept a grant for construction of an outdoor fitness court. The court will be situated at the city-owned site of the old DeKalb County library on Church Street.
- a contract with Pittman Construction not to exceed $4.05 million for resurfacing 62 streets across the City. Of the $4.05 million, $2.16 million will come from SPLOST funds.
- a contract for $63,000 with Southeastern Engineering, Inc. for construction inspection on the road resurfacings.
The Mayor and City Council will hold a work session on March 22 at 7 p.m. at the at City Hall (1975 Lakeside Pkwy., Suite 350B).