City Council Wrap-Up September 13, 2017

Tucker’s City Council met Wednesday night at the City Hall Annex for their first meeting of the month of September – a gathering that was delayed two days by severe weather.

Mayor Auman welcomed two new faces to City business, administering oaths of office to Bonnie Warne and Steve Smith. Warne, a longtime City Clerk from the City of Dawsonville, was approved by the Council and sworn in as Tucker’s City Clerk. Smith, likewise, was approved by Council and sworn in as the fifth member of Tucker’s Planning Commission.

The first item of new business addressed was a special land use permit (SLUP) and variances for a multi-warehouse self-storage facility on Northlake Center Drive. This was deferred per the applicant’s request.  It is expected now to have a first read and public hearing at the City Council meeting on September 25, with a potential vote at the October 9 meeting.

That deferral was followed by a first read to proposed amendments to Tucker’s zoning ordinance. These changes involved:

  • Requiring all massage establishments and health spas to be approved by a 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

The final item on the agenda saw the Council vote unanimously in favor of a resolution to implement a special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST) should DeKalb County voters approve it on November 7. The SPLOST would mean an approximate $5 million per year for transportation and recreation projects in the City of Tucker.

The next meeting of the City Council will be September 25 at 7 p.m. at the City Hall Annex (4228 First Avenue).

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