Tucker’s Mayor and City Council met Monday night for a work session, wrapping up their business for the month of March. The meeting began with the introduction of new DeKalb County Commissioner Robert Patrick, whose district covers parts of the City of Tucker. Council then got brief updates on city business from department heads, including a rundown of the financial report for the month of January.
Next, was a presentation on the safety study performed on Chamblee Tucker Road by consultants from VHB. One of the alternatives presented to the current layout of the street is to make improvements to make Chamblee Tucker more like a complete street. That would mean installation of bike lanes, pedestrian activated crosswalks, a potential reduction in speed limit and a reduction from four to three lanes. Council also received a presentation on the Tucker Summit Community Improvement District (CID) Freight Cluster Plan. The plan looks at ways to improve transportation connections, predominantly in the Mountain Industrial area, to better facilitate trucks and vehicle volume in the future. Lastly, they discussed possible text amendments related to auto uses within the City. Staff is looking to balance the needs of the auto oriented businesses in the City, while addressing complaints and concerns. Those concerns include safety, environmental hazards and businesses expanding over time without complying with zoning regulations.
The next meeting of the Mayor and City Council will be on Monday April 12 at 7 p.m. at City Hall (1975 Lakeside Parkway, Suite 350B).