City Council Wrap-Up September 25, 2017

Tucker’s City Council met Monday night at the City Hall Annex for the final time in the month of September. In a brief meeting, Council addressed a pair of issues that had come up in previous meetings.

The first issue saw Council hold a public hearing on a group of amendments to Tucker’s zoning ordinance. Those changes would include:

  • Requiring all massage establishments and health spas to be approved by a special land use permit (SLUP)
  • Prohibiting linear lighting citywide
  • Refining the definition of “family” to better balance protection of our single-family neighborhoods with the changing nature of family

Multiple councilmembers asked for more time to consider the issue, leading to a 6-0 vote to defer a decision until the October 9 City Council meeting.

Additionally, Council held a public hearing on a SLUP and variances for a proposed self-storage multi-warehouse facility on Northlake Center Drive. The four-story, 94,800-square foot climate controlled building is scheduled for a second public hearing and read with a final vote on October 9.

Council also heard a report from staff on the idea of installing City Limit signs at Tucker’s boundaries. Thirty-two locations were identified for potential City Limit signs, which would be installed by DeKalb County at a cost of $60 per sign. This project, which is already accounted for in the FY ’18 budget, could be completed in six-to-eight weeks from whenever City Council approves the logistics of the signage.

The meeting began with formal introductions of two new staff members. Pat Wheeler is the administrative assistant to the Mayor, City Council and City Manager. She comes to Tucker from the City of Sandy Springs. Carlton “Rip” Robertson was also introduced. The longtime Parks & Recreation professional, who also has experience in Public Works, will lead Tucker’s Parks & Rec Department.

The next scheduled City Council meeting will take place on October 9 at 7 p.m. at the City Hall Annex (4228 First Avenue).

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