City Council Wrap-Up July 10, 2017

Tucker’s City Council met Monday night at the City Hall Annex for the first of their regular scheduled meetings for the month of July.

The City’s finances for Fiscal Year ‘16 were discussed as Council received a report from auditor Tim Lyons of Mauldin & Jenkins. The finding was a “clean audit” for the City. Mauldin & Jenkins is scheduled to begin work on an audit for the six-month Fiscal Year ’17 budget and expenditures later this month.

Council also heard an update on a Special Land Use Permit (SLUP) and Variances for a proposed self-storage facility on Northlake Center Drive. A second read and vote had been anticipated for Monday night, but the applicant is making major changes to the plan, taking overall square footage from 81,000 to 101,250. The project will go back before the Planning Commission in August and should go before the City Council in September.

Council then voted unanimously to make changes to Chapter 16 of the City Code. These changes apply to “massage therapy licensing” to clean up the appeal process and tighten revocation procedures surrounding massage businesses in the City.

One item that had been on the agenda, but was not taken up, was the first read and public hearing for the proposed “The Rise” development. The developer of this 88-acre mixed-use project at the intersection of Mountain Industrial Boulevard and Hugh Howell Road enlisted the services of Atlanta attorney Doug Dillard, who asked the City Council for more time to get up to speed. Council agreed, and the first read for the plan is now scheduled to go on the agenda for the August 14 meeting.

Council will reconvene Tuesday morning for a Planning Retreat at the CH2M offices at 400 Embassy Row NE. Their next regular scheduled meeting will be Monday July 24 at the City Hall Annex.

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