Tucker’s Mayor and City Council held their first meeting of June on Monday night, adopting the upcoming fiscal year budget, as well as discussing a millage rate for the year ahead. The $16 million budget came before Council for a second read and public hearing and was approved on a unanimous vote. The millage rate had a first read and public hearing. The rate would remain unchanged at 0.9 mills but, because of changes in DeKalb County’s tax digest, this unchanged millage rate would actually represent a small tax increase. Two more public hearings and an eventual vote are scheduled for June 28.
In other business, Council voted unanimously to adopt a model ordinance from the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District. The ordinance will put requirements on new or redeveloped commercial car washes in Tucker pertaining to the recycling of water. They also voted unanimously to approve a rezoning and concurrent variance that will allow an 80-townhome development along Northlake Parkway directly behind the Tucker Meridian Shopping Center.
At the end of the night, Council cast votes to:
- approve a resolution to make a small change to the mandatory distribution language for city employees’ pension plans
- approve an amendment to the contract with staffing and service provider Jacobs
- award a contract for capital project management consulting to Griffith Project Management
The Mayor and Council will reconvene on Monday June 28 at 11 a.m. for a public hearing on the millage rate. The meeting will take place at City Hall (1975 Lakeside Parkway, Suite 350B) and on Zoom.