City Council Wrap Up - May 11, 2020


Tucker’s Mayor and City Council met Monday night, holding a pair of public hearings on land use cases. The first hearing surrounded a petition for rezoning and concurrent variances for townhomes at Ashbrooke Trace. The variances sought to reduce streetscape requirements, reduce lot widths and alter the standards for garages.

The second hearing was for a special land use permit (SLUP) petition for a home-based business with customer contact at 1387 Wenlock Edge Cove. The applicant is seeking permission to host a recording studio inside the home. Both the Ashbrooke Trace and Wenlock Edge Cove petitions came before Council on first reads, meaning no vote was taken.

Council took action on an amendment to the City Code, voting unanimously to approve changes to the rules governing hotels and motels. The change will bring the City in line with a Supreme Court ruling on how much guest information hotel and motel owners have to give to police without a warrant.

They also voted to approve construction of a pair of pavilions in two Tucker parks. The pavilion at Johns Homestead would be a group size pavilion overlooking Twin Brothers Lakes. At Smoke Rise Park, the new pavilion will be family size. Both pavilions are scheduled to be completed this summer.

Council will be back in session for their final meeting of the month on Tuesday May 26 at 7 p.m. at the City Hall Annex.

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