Tucker’s Mayor and City Council gathered Monday night for their second regular scheduled meeting of March, casting votes on several issues. The first such issue was an amendment to the City’s Nuisance Code. Council voted unanimously on changes that will give the City an additional tool in enforcement of rules pertaining to structures used for noxious reasons. It also removes language from the Code that restricted collection bins to no more than one per acre.
Council also voted to enter into a contract with Construction 57, Inc. for construction to fill in eight sidewalk gaps around the City. The amount of the contract is not to exceed $320,000 and will address sidewalk needs along stretches of Brockett Road, Cooledge Road, Elmdale Drive, Fellowship Road and Idlewood Road. They later voted unanimously to extend an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) to use court facilities in the City of Clarkston through the end of 2019. The vote also adds an additional docket to help resolve caseload in a timely manner.
There was a public hearing for one land use case, a rezoning and concurrent variance petition for the property at 4062 Comanche Drive. The petition seeks to change the parcel’s zoning from R-75 to RSM, a move that would allow for construction of two detached single-family homes. A second read and anticipated vote are set for the Council meeting on April 8.
Earlier in the meeting, Mayor Auman presented a proclamation in honor of the Tucker High School boys’ basketball team. Coach James Hartry and Principal Dr. Eric Parker were on hand to receive the proclamation, which comes on the heels of a 28-5 season and a run to the GHSA AAAAAA state championship game.
The City Council will meet on Wednesday March 27 for a work session on the Fiscal Year ’20 budget. That meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the City Hall Annex (4228 First Avenue).