Tucker’s Mayor and City Council gathered Monday night at City Hall for their first meeting of the month of September, casting an important vote to begin distributing money from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Council voted unanimously to approve a $1.2 million contract with local non-profit NETWorks to assist with housing relief in the area. NETWorks previously partnered with the City on the federal CARES Act program.
There were four public hearings at the meeting. The first was for an ordinance to amend the Fiscal Year ’22 budget. The ordinance, which was necessitated in part by ARPA funds, passed on a 6-0 vote. Next, Council heard discussion on a proposed special land use permit (SLUP) to allow an automobile repair shop at 2101 Northlake Parkway. This issue passed on a 5-1 vote. They then held a public hearing on an ordinance that would strengthen and clarify the City’s sign code before hearing discussion on a SLUP for a personal care home at 3710 S. Marlborough Drive. Both of these issues came before Council on a first read, meaning that no vote was taken on either issue.
Council then voted to approve a handful of issues, including:
- a resolution to place a moratorium on certain specified light industrial parcels
- an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with the Tucker Summit Community Improvement District (CID) for engineering services on improvements to the intersection of Mountain Industrial Boulevard and U.S. 78
- a contract with Lagniappe Development Company for $27,490.50 to construct MARTA bus pads and sidewalks at points throughout the City
- a contract with Atlas Technical Consultants for $698,859.50 to provide engineering design services on improvements at the intersection of Mountain Industrial Boulevard and U.S. 78
- a contract with AJB Construction Group for $117,400 for completion of the Henderson Road sidewalk project
- a contract with Willow Construction for $125,800 for completion of the Probst Park memorial project
- a contract with Atlas Technical Consultants for procurement services
The Mayor and City Council will hold a work session on Monday September 27 at 7 p.m. at City Hall (1975 Lakeside Parkway, Suite 350B).