TUCKER, Ga. (January 19, 2017) – This week marked another first for the newly incorporated City of Tucker as they held their monthly court session for code enforcement citations.
Seven defendants appeared before Judge Steve Nicholas, with six of them being found guilty of violations and issued fines ranging from $100 to $250. In spite of the fines, the ultimate goal is to bring homeowners and business owners into compliance with code and keep Tucker tidy.
“This was an important day for Tucker,” City Attorney Brian Anderson said. “While there are bound to be hiccups in any type of ‘first’, this first court session went remarkably well.”
The City of Tucker has an agreement in place to house court dates inside the Municipal Court in neighboring Clarkston. Long-term planning is ongoing that could lead to Tucker eventually getting its own court facilities.
“We have a very experienced judge and solicitor who will serve our city well,” Anderson said. “Our neighbors in Clarkston have really stepped up to help as we get our code enforcement off the ground.”
Court is scheduled for the third Wednesday of each month. The next session will be February 15.