City Council Update

July 2018 City Council MeetingTucker’s City Council had a busy June, meeting twice while also attending the annual convention of the Georgia Municipal Association.

At the meeting on June 11, Council voted unanimously to amend the contract with ch2m/Jacobs to address additional staffing needs, particularly in the Parks and Recreation Department. With that additional staffing comes the need for more office space. Council voted to authorize the City Manager to sign a lease for the additional space.

They also cast a series of votes pertaining to transportation improvements funded by SPLOST money. The first vote approved a contract for $3,691,464 to have Atlanta Paving & Concrete Construction do repaving work for Fiscal Year 2019. They then granted an engineering and inspections contract to BM&K Construction for $61,605. The last vote awarded a contract for collection of geospatial data to Stantec. Stantec is the same company that drove the entirety of Tucker earlier this year, collecting data on road conditions. This project would cover data on assets like road signage, traffic signals and sidewalks.

The June 27 meeting saw four public hearings and several important votes. The first was a 6-0 approval of a zero-millage rate for the upcoming year. Next, they voted 6-0 to approve a Special Land Use Permit (SLUP) for Frolic & Flow massage therapy, a home-based business with customer contact located at 4076 Morgan Road. A rezoning petition for a 15-unit single-family development on Cooledge Road was denied 6-0. Council then voted 6-0 to approve a rezoning to light industrial for a furniture distribution warehouse on Sarr Parkway.

From June 22-26, the Mayor and several Councilmembers attended the Georgia Municipal Association’s (GMA) Annual Convention. The purpose of the event is to get elected officials valuable training on a variety of topics. Councilmen Bill Rosenfeld and Matt Robbins were each presented with their GMA Training Certificates for completing at least 42 units of credits within the program.

The next City Council meeting is scheduled for July 23 at 7 p.m. at the City Hall Annex (4228 First Avenue).

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