City Council Wrap Up – January 27, 2020

Mayor and City Council, January 27, 2020.

Tucker’s Mayor and City Council held their final meeting of January on Monday night at the City Hall Annex, conducting several public hearings on a number of topics.

The first issue to receive a vote was an ordinance to amend the City Charter. The change would allow for the annual budget draft to be presented in May, rather than March and to be adopted before the end of the fiscal year, rather than on May 1. The changes will allow staff to accumulate revenue data and make better financial projections. The amendment passed unanimously.

Council then held a pair of public hearings on a pair of special land use permits (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, passed with conditions.

There were a pair of first reads and public hearings regarding issues to be voted on at an upcoming meeting. The first dealt with a mid-year amendment to the Fiscal Year ’20 budget. The amendment was necessitated by higher than anticipated revenues that need to be allocated. The second was for a rezoning and concurrent variances for a 13.99-acre development at the intersection of Hugh Howell Road and Mountain Industrial Boulevard. Plans call for 99,000 square feet of commercial space, if the plan is approved.

Lastly, Council heard a first read on a model small cell ordinance. The ordinance would apply to small cell facilities in the rights-of-way. It is a Georgia Municipal Association model ordinance that would mimic new state law.

The next meeting of the Mayor and City Council will take place on February 10 at 7 p.m. at the City Hall Annex (4228 First Avenue).

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