The sole meeting in July for the Mayor and Council was called to order at 7:02 p.m. on Monday July 10, 2023. The Mayor and three Councilmembers were in physical attendance, one attended on Zoom and two were granted excused absences. As a first matter of business, the Mayor proposed to amend the agenda for the evening and add an item to New Business to address cancelling the second scheduled meeting of July. The amendment and the amended agenda both passed 5-0. Immediately following they voted 5-0 to approve the consent agenda which was made up of the minutes of the four meetings in June.
It was stated that the month’s financials were in the packet and would not be presented, and the meeting moved forward into a feedback presentation from Barge Design on the design of bathrooms and stage options for the Tucker Town Green on Railroad Ave in downtown Tucker.
The single item of old business was the second read and public hearing for a special land use permit for a massage establishment in the Briarcliff Village shopping center. The SLUP passed 5-0.
The first item in new business was the addition of a vote to cancel the second meeting of July. This is a tradition for the City of Tucker, and it was passed 5-0. This was followed by two contracts, the first an award to CW Matthews for $4.8 million to start the fall resurfacing made up of 50 streets. The Mayor and Council approved the contract award 5-0. The resurfacing list can be found at tuckerga.gov/SPLOST. The second contract was a contract award for the Phase 2 project in Fitzgerald Field for the remaining renovations at the park, including new turf, restrooms and concessions on Field 2, expanded parking in Fields 1, 2 and 3, and sidewalk and infrastructure upgrades. The contract was awarded to Vertical Earth for $4.2 million with a 5-0 vote.
The Mayor and Council recessed into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing matters of personal, litigation or real estate. They returned at 10:55 p.m. with no action taken and adjourned.
Tucker’s Mayor and Council will next meet the first Monday of August for the regular scheduled meeting. All City meetings are held at Tucker City Hall at 1975 Lakeside Parkway, Suite 350B, Tucker, GA 300843.