City Council Wrap-Up June 28, 2017

Tucker’s City Council met Wednesday night for their second, and final, called meeting of the month of June. The meeting saw Council hold five Public Hearings on a range of issues from residential developments to changes to the City Code.

The first major issue taken up was a proposed 19-unit residential development on Saren Court. Neighbors weighed in on various aspects of the project during a Public Hearing, but ultimately Council voted 6-0 to grant the applicant’s request to defer a vote until the meeting on August 14.

Next, Council passed a series of amendments to the City Code. Those changes include:

  • prohibiting linear lighting in the Downtown Tucker and Northlake Overlay Districts,
  • permitting health spas and massage establishments by special land use permit (SLUP) in the Downtown Tucker, Northlake and Mountain Industrial Overlay Districts,
  • regulations on inter-parcel access, underground utilities and pedestrian lights in the Northlake Overlay District,
  • open space requirements for new developments in the Northlake Overlay District,
  • and the usage of feather signs by businesses in the City.

The Council then voted 6-0 to give final approval to a “zero” millage rate. They also okayed two different measures relating to City elections, one of which will empower the Mayor to sign an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) to let DeKalb County run elections in the City of Tucker.

Additionally, Council held a Public Hearing and first read for changes to Chapter 16 of the City Code pertaining to licenses, permits and business regulations. The second read and vote on those changes is scheduled for July 10.

As Mayor Pro Tem, Councilwoman Michelle Penkava led the meeting in the absence of Mayor Frank Auman. The next City Council meeting will be on Monday July 10 at 7 p.m. at the City Hall Annex (4228 First Avenue).

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