City Council Wrap-Up April 22, 2019

Tucker’s Mayor and City Council held their final meeting of April Monday night, a meeting highlighted by unanimous passage of a balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2020. The $13.7 million budget includes around $8 million in expenditures for City operations and approximately $5 million in capital projects funded from the general fund. That will be supplemented by an anticipated $4.9 million in revenues from the special-purpose local-option sales tax (SPLOST). The SPLOST money will be allocated for capital projects in accordance with the parameters laid out in the 2017 SPLOST referendum.

Council also held a second read and public hearing on a rezoning petition for the property at 4062 Comanche Drive. The petition, which asks for a rezoning from R-75 to RSM and a concurrent variance to lot width requirements to allow for construction of two new homes, passed on a unanimous vote.

There was a pair of public hearings surrounding new business before the Council. The first hearing was for a special land use permit to allow for a massage establishment at 1505 Lilburn Stone Mountain Road. The second dealt with a text amendment to the City’s Sign Code. The proposed set of changes stems from the City’s Sign Ordinance and Overlay Rewrite process. Two other amendments relating to the Overlay Rewrite were deferred to the meeting on June 10.

Earlier in the meeting, Mayor Auman presented a proclamation in honor of Tucker’s Manufacturing Day. The inaugural showcase of Tucker’s industrial and manufacturing corridors will take place on Wednesday April 24 at Stone Ridge Event Center.

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