TUCKER, Ga. (December 28, 2017) – Tucker is prepared to kick off 2018 by swearing in only the second City Council in the City’s brief incorporated history. The swearing-in ceremony will be the highlight of what promises to be an extremely lengthy City Council meeting agenda.
On January 8, Mayor Frank Auman will be sworn in for another term, as will District Two Councilman Matt Robbins and District Three Councilwoman Michelle Penkava. Pat Soltys, the Councilwoman-elect from District One, will take the oath of office for the first time. State Court Judge Ron Ramsey will administer the oath at the beginning of the Council’s first meeting of the new year.
Before that meeting, the community is invited to a reception for the new Council at 6 p.m. at the City Hall Annex (4228 First Avenue).
The evening features a packed agenda for the City Council, as they will consider allocating SPLOST funds to assess paving needs in the City, appoint members to up to six volunteer boards and commissions, appoint a Mayor Pro-Tem and hold public hearings on five separate land use issues. With the meeting anticipated to last well into the night, the Council has decided to recess following the appointments and hold the five public hearings on Tuesday, January 9.
“We had several applications come in at the same time, as well as one that has been deferred several times, so this is an inordinate amount of business for us to take care of all in one night,” said Mayor Auman. “With the appointments, followed by five public hearings, this could easily have lasted past midnight if we didn’t break it up somehow.”
City staff contacted all the applicants for the land use cases before the decision was made official to ensure the change did not cause any hardships. All the applicants and their representatives indicated the January 9 date will fit their schedules.