City Council Wrap Up – January 14, 2020

City Council Recap, Tucker GA.Tucker’s Mayor and City Council gathered Tuesday night for their first meeting of the new year, hearing discussion and taking action on several land use petitions.

The first petition sought a rezoning and concurrent variances for a 63 home development set on approximately 22 acres at the intersection of Midvale and Lavista Roads. The plan was approved on a series of unanimous votes.

Next, Council held public hearings on special land use permit (SLUP) petitions for a pair of personal care homes. Both petitions, one at 2722 Regal Way and the other at 5002 Chamblee Tucker Road, were approved.

The other land use case involved a pair of SLUPs for the redevelopment of an existing gas station at the intersection of Northlake Parkway and Lavista Road. The project, which requires special permits for alcohol sales and fuel sales, was up for a first read, meaning no formal action was taken.

Council also held a first read and public hearing of an ordinance to amend the City Charter. The change would allow the City Manager more time to present a draft of the City budget to the Mayor and Council. It would also give the Mayor and Council more time before ultimately having to approve the budget. The issue will be up for a vote at an upcoming meeting.

Earlier in the meeting, Council voted unanimously to reappoint Michelle Penkava as Mayor Pro Tem. They also voted to support Mayor Auman’s appointments to the new the City’s new Public Facilities Authority. The Authority members will be:

  •  Terry Grandison (three-year term)
  • Bill Kaduck (two-year term)
  •  Davis Stewart (one-year term)
  • Shawn Stone (two-year term)
  • Josh Wallace (three-year term)

Before the meeting, Council held a work session to discuss implementation of the Trails Master Plan, as well as Parks and Recreation projects. They also swore-in the recently re-elected representatives from each of the districts. Bill Rosenfeld (District One), Noelle Monferdini (District Two) and Anne Lerner (District Three) took the oath of office for terms that will run through the end of 2023.

The next City Council meeting will be Monday, January 27 at 7 p.m. at the City Hall Annex (4228 First Avenue).

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