Tucker’s Mayor and City Council held a pair of special called meetings and a work session on a very busy final Monday of June. The special called meetings were necessitated by legal requirements surrounding the City’s millage rate. At meetings starting at 11 a.m. and 6:45 p.m., Council held public hearings on the rate, which was maintained at 0.9 mills. At the latter meeting, Council voted unanimously to approve the rate, which will continue to be dedicated to Parks and Recreation in the City.
At that meeting, Council also held a first read and public hearing on an ordinance to amend the current fiscal year’s budget. The ordinance, which was necessitated by allocation of monies donated and reallocation of funds within the budget, could be approved at the Council’s next meeting on July 12. They then held a first read of an ordinance for a franchise agreement with Norcross Power for supplying power to the new development at the intersection of Hugh Howell Road and Mountain Industrial Boulevard. That ordinance could also be taken up for a vote on July 12. Finally, they approved two contracts for the Parks and Recreation Department. The first was for lighting at Henderson Park’s Field #6. Council voted unanimously to approve the $180,000 contract with Cornatzer & Associates. They then voted unanimously to approve a $130,000 contract for construction of park signage with A1 Sign Company.
Council finished the day by holding a work session. Much of the session was spent discussing the American Rescue Plan, which will see several million federal dollars be sent to the City of Tucker to stimulate the local economy, enhance public health and bolster infrastructure. No votes were taken and no decisions were made, but much of the discussion surrounded small business grants, broadband analysis and infrastructure development, and eviction relief. They also got a presentation on possible ways to address speeding and other irresponsible driving on Brockett Road.
The next meeting of the Mayor and City Council will be held on Monday July 12 at 7 p.m. at City Hall (1975 Lakeside Parkway, Suite 350B).