City Council Wrap Up – September 23, 2019

Tucker City Council meeting 9-23-19Tucker’s Mayor and City Council held a work session and meeting on Monday night, completing their business for the month of September.

There were two issues on the agenda for public hearings. The first was for a rezoning and special land use permit (SLUP) to allow an Arby’s restaurant with a drive-thru at 4260 and 4270 Lawrenceville Highway. The petition came before Council during the summertime, but was delayed as the applicant sought a traffic study. Monday night marked a first read on the issue, meaning there was no formal action taken. A second read and final vote is expected next month.

The other public hearing dealt with a rezoning and SLUP to allow a solid waste facility at 1374 Beverage Drive. The eight-acre site is home to Clean Harbors, a company that bills itself as North America’s largest environmental services company. They collect household and auto waste and store it in collection bins for up to 10 days, while waiting for trucks to take the waste to out-of-town facilities for final disposal. Both the rezoning and the SLUP were approved on 6-1 votes.

Earlier in the meeting, Council took action to start the City’s Trail Master Plan, voting unanimously to approve a $125,450 contract with Tucker-based KAIZEN Collaborative. This agreement will utilize SPLOST funds to pay for design, utility relocation and grading on the first leg of the City’s trail system. That stretch of trail would run through existing alleyways in the downtown area.

Council also held a first read on a proposed prohibition on shareable e-scooters and e-bikes. The proposed ordinance comes in response to safety concerns about the devices. A second read and final vote is expected next month. The same is true of a first read held on an ordinance to prohibit consumption of alcoholic beverages or the transport of open containers in public areas.

Finally, the Council voted unanimously to enter into an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with the Tucker Summit Community Improvement District (CID). This IGA enables the City to continue working with CID leadership on various projects of mutual interest.

The Mayor and City Council will hold a work session on October 7. It will begin at 7 p.m. at the City Hall Annex (4228 First Avenue).

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