City Council Wrap-Up January 22, 2018

Tucker’s City Council met Monday night for their final scheduled January meeting, holding three public hearings and voting on a pair of development projects.

The first project was a 19-unit single family development off the cul-de-sac at Saren Court. After presentations by the developer and significant debate by the community, Council voted 6-1 to deny the developer’s petition.

They then took up the second read of two special land use permits (SLUPs) and a variance for a Speedway gas station at the intersection of E. Ponce de Leon Avenue and Mountain Industrial Boulevard. Council voted to approve the project on a series of votes.

There was a third public hearing on a series of amendments to the City’s Fiscal Year ’18 budget. The amendments were necessitated largely by higher-than-anticipated revenues over the first six months of the Fiscal Year. Council voted unanimously to approve, meaning a portion of those new funds will go toward master plans for Transportation and Parks and Recreation, new City software, build out and startup of a City court, road paving and real estate purchases. The City is projected to end the Fiscal Year with $683,672 in contingency funds to carry over to Fiscal Year ’19 budget.

Earlier in the meeting, the Mayor swore in new members of the City’s boards and commissions. Council also voted unanimously to approve a $30,650 contract for painting and repairs at Tucker Recreation Center. They also heard a first read of an annexation petition by property owners at the Briarcliff Village Shopping Center. Should the Council approve the annexation on a second read next month, Briarcliff Village could become a part of the City of Tucker on March 1.

The next City Council meeting is scheduled for February 12 at 7 p.m. at the City Hall Annex (4228 First Avenue).

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