Tucker’s Mayor and City Council held a work session followed by a special called meeting on Monday night, looking at several issues with long-term impacts on the City.
During the work session, Council heard a presentation from members of the Urban Land Institute leadership program on a study they performed on the Northlake Festival Shopping Center. The findings suggested Northlake Festival could someday be an ideal location for a performing arts center, walkable retail and mixed-use development. They also discussed ways to improve the intersection at Lavista Road where Fellowship Road crosses over onto Chamblee Tucker Road. City Engineer Ken Hildebrandt presented several possible solutions, including reversing traffic flow on Lynburn Drive and adding a northbound left turn lane from Fellowship onto Lavista.
The special called meeting gave Council the chance to solicit input on the Fiscal Year 2022 budget. There was a first read and public hearing on the roughly $16 million budget. No formal action was taken, as there are still upcoming opportunities for residents to give feedback. Council then approved a contract amendment for the Outdoor Fitness Court to be installed on the old DeKalb County Library property on Church Street. The amendment, which amounts to just shy of an additional $6,000, comes because of increases in steel costs. The fitness court is expected to be open for public use by Labor Day. Lastly, Council awarded a contract for replacement of two bridges at Probst Park. The project, which will cost around $145,000, will be carried out by Lewis Construction & Consulting.
The next meeting of the Mayor and City Council will be Monday June 14 at 7 p.m. at City Hall (1975 Lakeside Parkway, Suite 350B).