Tucker’s Mayor and City Council held their regularly scheduled monthly meeting for April on Monday night, voting to set a date for a special election to fill the vacant seat on the Council. The election, to fill the seat left empty by the death earlier this year of Councilman Bill Rosenfeld, will take place concurrently with the election for three other Council seats and the Mayor’s office on November 2. Qualifying for all offices will begin in August.
Earlier in the meeting, Council voted unanimously to approve a mid-year budget amendment. The FY ’21 budget saw a small influx of grant money and project donations, meaning the Council needed to take the routine step of okaying the allocations. They also voted to approve a special land use permit (SLUP) for the soon-to-be constructed CDC Federal Credit Union at the redesigned Northlake power center. The SLUP was needed to accommodate drive-through lanes being planned by the credit union. They also held a public hearing on an amendment to the City Zoning Ordinance. The changes, which were approved unanimously, are largely clerical, made to clarify elements of the Zoning Code.
They then took aim at a trio of transportation-related issues. The first was a vote to approve a contract for engineering design, aiming to improve safety along Chamblee Tucker Road. The plans, which would be engineered by VHB, would cost $79,860, funded from the City’s SPLOST money. It would include a reduction of lanes from four to three and a reduction of the speed limit to 35 miles per hour. Second, they approved a contract amendment for the intersection improvements being made at Hugh Howell Road and Flintstone Drive. The amendment is due to the need to relocate a water line that is inhibiting the project’s progress. Thirdly, they voted to adopt the Tucker Summit Community Improvement District (CID) Freight Cluster Plan.
Lastly, Council approved a contract award for enhanced pool amenities. The contract, which was just shy of $60,000, includes funding for installation of a water slide at Rosenfeld Park pool and an aqua swing at Cofer Park pool.
The Mayor and City Council are expected to hold a budget workshop on Monday April 19 at City Hall (1975 Lakeside Parkway, Suite 350B).