City Council Wrap Up – October 25, 2021

Tucker City Council meeting, October 25, 2021.

Tucker’s Mayor and City Council held a work session on Monday night at City Hall, receiving updates on several issues of importance to the community.

The first topic was a presentation of the FY ’21 audit. Tucker’s books are audited each year to ensure propriety in financial reporting. This audit was prepared by the firm of Mauldin & Jenkins. It gave a clean opinion, even stating “the City of Tucker went above and beyond” typical reporting standards.

Next, Council heard an update on film production in and around the City of Tucker. Shelbia Jackson, Director of the DeKalb Entertainment Commission, demonstrated how film production is on the rise countywide over the past several years. She attributed that to DeKalb’s location, as well as its diverse offering of locations, including Tucker’s Main Street.

Parks and Recreation Director Rip Robertson then provided an update on projects in some of Tucker’s parks. This report featured updates on the 22 projects slated for completion during the current year including improvements at Probst Park, the Church Street greenspace, Henderson Park and Rosenfeld Park.

Lastly, Council heard a pair of reports on transportation in the City. The first report surrounded digital speed detectors the City has installed at eight locations across Tucker. The City’s Engineering Intern, Jack Smith, shared data showing that activation of the detectors did act as a deterrent for speeders along those roads. They then heard a report on capital and SPLOST-funded projects. These completed projects included intersection radii improvements, Tucker Streetscape work, sidewalk construction and road resurfacings.

Earlier in the meeting, Mayor Auman announced that the Council has agreed to continue streaming meetings using government software provider eSCRIBE. Staff is working out how to make that work, while also allowing for virtual participation at meetings.

The next meeting of the Mayor and City Council will be Monday November 8 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall.

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