Tucker City Council will consider renaming parks after Bill Rosenfeld, Bill Probst

Tucker City Hall. Photo by Dean Hesse.

Tucker, GA — The Tucker City Council will meet on Feb. 8 and will reconsider renaming two parks after late councilmember Bill Rosenfeld and the late developer Bill Probst.

The Feb. 8 meeting begins at 7 p.m. and will be conducted virtually. To join via zoom, click here.

According to the meeting agenda, the council will consider renaming the Smoke Rise Bath & Racquet Club as Rosenfeld Park in honor of their colleague, who passed away last month. The City Council wants to rename Smoke Rise Park as Probst Park, in honor of Probst who passed away in October.

Here is the full text of the resolution being considered:

WHEREAS, Bill Rosenfeld was an original member of Tucker’s City Council, a leader in Tucker’s volunteer and business communities, as well as a friend to some of the City’s underserved neighborhoods; and

WHEREAS, Bill Probst was the original visionary for Tucker’s Smoke Rise community, a long time and venerated neighbor, and a planner and builder well-known and respected across the metro Atlanta area; and

WHEREAS, Smoke Rise Bath & Racquet Club, before being acquired by the City of Tucker in 2020, was a longstanding community institution, the summer recreation home for hundreds of families; and

WHEREAS, Smoke Rise Park, with its acres of natural hiking and beauty, has helped Tucker families to get out and appreciate the great outdoors for several decades;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the City of Tucker while at their meeting on February 8, 2021, that Smoke Rise Bath & Racquet Club will now and forever be known as Rosenfeld Park, and Smoke Rise Park will now and forever be known as Probst Park.

Here are few other items of note on the Feb. 8 agenda:

– The council will conduct the second reading of an ordinance regulating urban camping, making storage of personal items and sleeping on public property in Tucker illegal. Exceptions include medical emergencies, special events, or awaiting entry to a shelter. A verbal or written warning must be given before police can take further action. The first step toward urban campers is offering assistance for food, housing and health.

– The council will consider reappointing Jason Burton, Bob Epsy and Neal Stubblefield to the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals.

– The council will hear a presentation on adoption of the 2020 Tucker-Northlake LCI five-year update by resolution.

“This five-year LCI update draws from 21 existing studies and plans to create a unified list of projects relevant to transportation, land use and zoning, economic development, and parks and recreation,” Tucker-Northlake CID Executive Director Matthew Lee said in a letter to the City Council. “The LCI plan aims to help focus these efforts and ensure that growth in the Tucker-Northlake area.”

To see the City Council meeting agenda, click here.

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