Over the past several weeks, Tucker’s SPLOST plan has begun to crystallize. Significant steps have been taken – largely behind the scenes – to get projects lined up and have some noticeable progress made to many of Tucker’s streets before the end of 2018.
Tucker’s City Council held their last April meeting on Monday night at the City Hall Annex denying a rezoning for a residential development along Lawrenceville Highway.
As you start to see certain SPLOST-funded projects begin around town, it may be helpful to understand the lingo that our City Engineer is using when he talks with the Mayor and City Council about which roads to repave. Here’s a brief guide to make you better informed on road repaving.
Ken Hildebrandt has been Tucker’s City Engineer since 2016, working with other engineers and developers to ensure that projects are constructed to meet city and state guidelines. Over the course of a nearly 30-year career, the Georgia Tech graduate has done engineering work in the private sector, as well as in five different cities around Metro Atlanta. He enters Tucker’s SPLOST process knowing the City faces some obstacles.
Starting April 1, you may notice a small change to your bill when you go shopping. That’s because the sales tax on most items across DeKalb County is going from seven percent to eight percent; a result of the new SPLOST that passed with 70+ percent support last November.