City Council Update

Frank Auman and Commissioner Nancy JesterTucker’s Mayor and City Council met twice during the month of November. The first session, which was mostly informational in nature, was held on November 9. The meeting opened with Mayor Auman delivering an update on the coronavirus pandemic. After looking at trends with the virus, the Mayor reminded Tucker residents about the social nature of the upcoming holiday season and offered good news about vaccine testing.

Council then received an update on the City’s CARES Act program. Assistant City Manager John McHenry, who has been overseeing the effort, gave a briefing on the residential and small business components of the program. On the small business program, 274 businesses applied for grants from the City. Those applications were reviewed and awarded later in the month.

Council then cast a pair of votes. The first was to award a contract for traffic signal improvements at the intersection of Brockett and Cooledge Roads and U.S. 78. Council voted unanimously to grant the $78,900 contract to Sunbelt Traffic. Next, they voted unanimously in support of a resolution to reappoint Judge Steve Nicholas as the City’s Chief Judge. The reappointment will extend through January 1, 2022.

On November 23, Council held a work session to discuss a number of issues including:

  • a road resurfacing list for 2021
  • a policy for naming or re-naming parks in the City
  • the impact of the COVID pandemic on the City’s finances
  • the future of a stadium at Fitzgerald Park 

The next meeting of the Mayor and City Council will take place on December 14 at 7 p.m.

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