City Council Wrap Up – October 28, 2019

mayor-auman-kristen-kametchesTucker’s Mayor and City Council held a work session and meeting on Monday night, to review and vote on a rezoning and special land use permit (SLUP) for a commercial development with a drive-thru at the intersection of Lawrenceville Highway and Lynburn Drive. The Council voted 5-2 to allow a proposed Arby’s restaurant with a drive-thru to be constructed as part of an 11,200 square foot shopping center that includes the drive-thru restaurant, as well as another commercial building on the corner.

The other land use case on the agenda was a pair of SLUPs to allow fuel pumps and alcohol sales at 4246 Lavista Road, the current site of a Chevron gas station. The issue came before Council on a first read, with an anticipated vote happening next month.

Earlier in the meeting, Council voted unanimously to approve a set of ordinances to be added to Chapter 2 (Administration) of the City Code. The ordinances pertain to issues including the fiscal year, boards and commissions, ethics, and several others.

Council then voted unanimously to approve three action items, including:

  • a contract for $31,742 to install six retractable height basketball goals in the Tucker Recreation Center gym
  • a contract for $346,214 in general fund and SPLOST money for construction of a sidewalk on the east side of Idlewood Road from Lawrenceville Highway to Tucker Middle School
  • an agreement for the City to partner with the Tucker Summit Community Improvement District (CID) on the application for $600,000 in grant money from the Georgia Transportation Infrastructure Bank. This money would go toward design work of improvements at US-78 and Mountain Industrial Boulevard.

The next City Council meeting will be on November 12 at 7 p.m. at the City Hall Annex (4228 First Avenue).

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