Tucker’s City Council held their second of two regular called meetings for the month of February on Monday night at Tucker Recreation Center.
The major action item was a public hearing and final vote on a mixed-use development along Northlake Parkway at the Old Hickory House restaurant. Council approved a special land use permit (SLUP) and concurrent variance by a pair of 7-0 votes, allowing the 210-unit multi-family project to go forward.
They also voted unanimously to give final approval to adopting the state’s minimum fire standards on things like hazardous explosive chemicals, fireworks and open burning.
Council then heard a presentation on bids for the buildout of a City Hall Annex on 1st Avenue. By a 7-0 vote, they approved the low bid by Tucker-based D.K. Lippy Construction. The bid was $71,155 with a 20 percent contingency, bringing the possible total to $85,386. The construction will give the City a permanent meeting space, as well as a place to hold court sessions for code enforcement cases.
A late addition to the agenda, Council discussed a resolution to restore the hotel/motel tax to eight percent, up from the current five percent. They decided to run a public advertisement to inform the community that a change in the rate is being considered.
Earlier in the evening, Mayor Auman presented a proclamation in honor of “Optimist Day”, which happens each February. Members of Tucker’s Optimist Club chapter were on hand to receive the honor.