City Council Wrap Up - April 8, 2019

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Tucker’s Mayor and City Council held a pair of meetings Monday night at the City Hall Annex, focusing specifically on the proposed Fiscal Year ’20 budget. The $13.7 million balanced budget proposal had a first read and public hearing, then received further discussion by the Council during a special called meeting. The budget will be supplemented by an additional $4.9 million in anticipated SPLOST revenue. A second read and vote on the budget is anticipated for April 22 and must happen by April 29.

Council also held a first read on an annexation petition by the ownership of five parcels of Northlake Mall. The mall sits within the boundaries of Tucker’s original cityhood map and could become part of the City if the petition is approved at a future City Council meeting.

Tucker’s Trail Master Plan was unanimously adopted with conditions by Council. The plan, prepared by the PATH Foundation and KAIZEN Collaborative, lays out a framework for expanding walkability and connectivity within the City with a 32-mile network of trails.

Council also held a first read and public hearing on a special land use permit (SLUP) and concurrent variances for a multi-warehouse facility on Northlake Center Drive. Council initially approved this petition in 2017, but the SLUP expired before developers took steps to begin the project. The proposed four story, 94,800 square foot climate-controlled warehouse is expected to go before City Council for a second read and public hearing at the next meeting on April 22.

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