City Council Wrap-Up November 26, 2018

Tucker’s City Council held their final November meeting on Monday night, conducting three public hearings covering a range of issues.

The first issue discussed was an ordinance that would place new limitations on short-term rentals in the City. The proposed ordinance would force homeowners who market their homes through channels like Airbnb and VRBO to have their homes inspected for safety by the City, as well as having to procure a short-term rental license. The restrictions would limit two adults per bedroom, while putting the maximum occupancy at eight people, minus children under the age of two. It would also require the homeowners to provide off-street parking and to be subjected to the eight percent hotel/motel tax. The issue will have a second read and anticipated vote at the City Council meeting on January 14, 2019.

Next, Council took up a pair of land use cases. One dealt with a petition for a pair of special land use permits (SLUPs) that would allow for a church and private school at 6015 Old Stone Mountain Road. The other was for a Comprehensive Plan amendment and rezoning for a 34-unit townhome development to be situated on three-and-a-half acres at 2301 Fuller Way. Both cases are scheduled for a second read and anticipated vote at the City Council meeting on December 10.

Earlier in the meeting, Council received an update from the City Manager on the City’s revenues and expenditures for the month of October. Those financial reports are updated each month and can be viewed publicly at

The next City Council meeting will be Monday December 10 at 7 p.m. at the City Hall Annex (4228 First Avenue).

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