City Council Wrap-Up June 12, 2017

Tucker’s City Council met Monday night for the first of two scheduled dates in the month of June, taking on a packed agenda at the City Hall Annex.

The evening began with a special called Public Hearing to give residents the chance to respond to the proposed “zero” millage rate. During the regular called meeting that followed, the millage rate was read into the record and should be voted on by Council at their meeting on June 28.

Council then held a First Reads and Public Hearings on four different matters. The first was for a proposed 19-unit detached residential development on Saren Court. Next, was discussion of a special land use permit (SLUP) and variances that would allow a four-story, 81,000 square foot self-storage facility on Northlake Center Drive. That hearing was followed by discussion of amending the City Zoning Code. One set of amendments would deal with the City’s overlays, specifically restricting linear lighting in the Downtown and Northlake overlays, as well as banning “health spas” and “massage establishments” in the Mountain Industrial overlay. The second set of amendments would change the Sign Code, seeking to ban business’ use of so-called “feather signs”, except in the case of special events. A final vote on those changes, as well as the Saren Court plan is scheduled for June 28. The petitioner of the Northlake Center Drive multi-warehouse project asked that their Second Read and vote be deferred to the July 10 City Council meeting. Council agreed to that request.

Council then voted 6-0 to approve slight amendments to their contract with professional services provider CH2M. They wrapped the meeting by voting to authorize the Mayor to signal the City’s intent to work with DeKalb County to procure Community Development Block Grants (CDBG).

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