Tucker’s Mayor and City Council met Monday night, concluding their scheduled business for the 2019 calendar year.
Council took action on three items. The first was a vote to authorize the Mayor to execute an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with Gwinnett County on a study of the Mountain Industrial/Jimmy Carter corridor. The study, which would be a collaboration between the City, DeKalb and Gwinnett Counties, and multiple Community Improvement Districts (CIDs), would examine issues like traffic growth, safety, and transit along that corridor. Next, they voted 6-0 to approve an IGA for the distribution of Equalized Homestead Option Sales Tax (EHOST) proceeds with DeKalb County. The final vote was 6-0 to approve a contract for construction of parking lots at Johns Homestead and Smoke Rise Park. The contract for work at Johns Homestead will go to Ryde Grading for the amount of $159,609 with a 10 percent contingency. The contract for work at Smoke Rise Park will go to Summit Construction & Development for the amount of $141,430 with a 10 percent contingency.
Council held a public hearing and second read on special land use permit (SLUP) and concurrent variance petition to allow a personal care home to operate at 5002 Chamblee Tucker Road. Council voted 6-0 to defer action on that petition.
Another item that was up for a vote was a pair of SLUPs to allow fuel pumps and alcohol sales at 4246 Lavista Road. The applicant asked for a deferral, which Council granted, because of potential impact to the property from a bridge widening project that GDOT is anticipating in the next five years.
Council also held a public hearing on a SLUP petition for a personal care home at 2722 Regal Way. The issue was up for consideration on a first read, meaning no vote was taken.
All three of those issues will be taken up at the next scheduled City Council meeting on January 14, 2020.