Tucker’s Mayor and City Council held their first meeting for the month of August on Monday night, casting a vote to change some auto use regulations in the City. On a 6-0 vote, the Council adopted an ordinance to amend the City Code to make proactive life safety changes to issues like vehicle storage.
Council then approved three contracts pertaining to mobility in the City. The first was a contract with Lowe Engineers for engineering services for sidewalk and trail design along Cooledge Road and Hugh Howell Road. The second was a $58,825 contract with Atlas Consulting to negotiate right-of-way acquisition for the sidewalk project along Old Norcross Road. The third was a $58,000 contract with Kimley-Horn for traffic calming design along Brockett Road.
There were a handful of other issues considered by the Mayor and Council, including:
- approving a resolution to receive funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)
- reappointing Ted Rhinehart to the Urban Redevelopment Agency (URA)
- awarding a contract to Woodwind Construction Company for sidewalks and designated parking spaces at Rosenfeld Park
- a special land use permit (SLUP) to allow an automobile repair facility at 2101 Northlake Parkway. This was before Council for a first read and public hearing, meaning no vote was taken.
- an ordinance to amend the Fiscal Year ’22 budget. This amendment was necessitated in part by ARPA funds. It came before Council on a first read and public hearing, meaning no vote was taken.
At the start of the meeting, Mayor Frank Auman issued a proclamation in honor of Tucker’s upcoming Manufacturing Day. Tucker-Northlake Community Improvement District boardmember Barry Schrenk accepted the proclamation on behalf of the event’s organizers. Interested parties can sign up to participate in the August 25 Manufacturing Day at www.tuckerga.gov/biz.The Mayor and City Council will next hold a work session on Monday August 23 at 7 p.m. at City Hall (1975 Lakeside Pkwy., Suite 350B).