Public Works

GET FAMILAR WITH TUCKER'S PUBLIC WORKS REFERENDUM

During the November 8 General Election, City of Tucker residents will have an opportunity to vote on a public works referendum that will transition current public works services from DeKalb County to the City of Tucker. With the opportunity to assume public works services from DeKalb County, the City of Tucker is creating an operational blueprint that will:


OFFICIAL REFERENDUM QUESTION THAT WILL APPEAR ON NOV. BALLOTS

Transition of Public Works Services from DeKalb County to City of Tucker
Shall the City of Tucker be authorized to directly provide road construction and maintenance including curbs, sidewalks, street-lights, devices to control the flow of traffic, and stormwater management rather than rely upon DeKalb County to provide such services on its behalf and to levy and collect ad valorem property tax at a millage rate not to exceed 3 mills simultaneous with the ending of the collection of DeKalb County road and transportation special district ad valorem property tax?

[  ] YES   [  ] NO 

 

  • WHAT SERVICES ARE INCLUDED UNDER PUBLIC WORKS?

The public works referendum provides City of Tucker residents with the opportunity to vote on the City assuming the day-to-day management responsibilities of its public works services comprised of two distinctive functions: Roads & Maintenance and Stormwater services.

ROADS & MAINTENANCE SERVICES
  • Asphalt patching
  • Pothole repair
  • Right-of-way maintenance
  • Traffic sign/signal maintenance
  • Bridge maintenance
  • Pavement marking maintenance
  • Sidewalk and curb repair
  • Transportation engineering services
STORMWATER SERVICES
  • Stormwater infrastructure
  • Catch basin repair
 

  • HOW WILL THE CITY OF TUCKER PRIORITIZE PUBLIC WORKS EFFORTS?

If the referendum passes, the prioritization of planned repairs, ongoing maintenance, and unexpected emergency needs related to public works services would be led and managed by the City of Tucker. However, the City of Tucker will also launch public works assessments to determine critical needs and identify opportunities to align capital projects with maintenance efforts.

  • YEAR ONE OBJECTIVES
    Within the first 365 days, the City of Tucker will prioritize any deferred public works maintenance and key repair needs.
  • YEAR TWO OBJECTIVES
    After prioritization of deferred public works maintenance and key repair needs, the City of Tucker will focus on reducing service delivery times by 50% or more.
 

  • WHAT WOULD THE FINANCIAL COST BE TO A RESIDENT?

If the public works referendum is approved by voters during the upcoming election, a homeowner with a property valued at $328,000 would see a projected increase of $94 annually for roads and maintenance services and stormwater services combined. Businesses located within the City of Tucker would see proportionate increases as well.

  • Roads & Maintenance Service Increase: $70 a year for a home valued at $328,000
  • Stormwater Service Increase: $24 a year for a home valued at $328,000

Click here to learn more about costs and financial impacts. 


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