Tucker’s Mayor and City Council met on Monday night, holding a marathon session that featured more than a dozen public hearings, as well as discussion of a number of other items. Most notably, the meeting began with the swearing in of new District One City Councilwoman Virginia Rece. Rece won a special election on November 2 to replace Councilman Bill Rosenfeld, who passed away in January.
The most anticipated agenda item of the night was a second read and anticipated vote on a special land use permit that would allow Chick-fil-A to move from their location in the Tucker Station shopping center across the street to the site once occupied by The Greater Good Barbecue. The applicant asked for, and was granted, a deferral to the December 13 City Council meeting. The deferral will allow the applicant to continue to work on traffic and other considerations associated with the project.
Other agenda items that saw a vote include:
- an amendment to the City Code that would make several changes for the purpose of cleaning up issues in the Zoning Ordinance. This passed on a unanimous vote.
- an ordinance that would create an entertainment district in downtown Tucker, as well as set new standards for sidewalk dining. This passed on a unanimous vote.
- approval of a resolution that makes changes to the 401(a) Defined Contribution Plan for city employees. These changes will keep the plan in compliance with current federal regulations.
- approval of a resolution to adopt the January 2022 meeting calendar, as well as a city holiday calendar through March 2022.
- approval of a contract for engineering design on the intersection improvement project at Mountain Industrial Boulevard and Tuckerstone Parkway. The contract was awarded to Kimley-Horn for $29,800.
- tabling a contract for the plastering of the city pool at Kelley Cofer Park. The issue could come back up at a work session on November 22.
- approval of a change order for footers in the Henderson Park Field 6 lighting project.
Council then held a slew of public hearings on matters including:
- requested major modifications to approved conditions for a townhome development at 3281 Tucker Norcross Road. The petition seeks to allow for more rentals in the development.
- a requested major modification to approved conditions for a drive through facility at the new development at the intersection of Hugh Howell Road and Mountain Industrial Boulevard.
- a special land use permit request for a massage establishment at 2088 Idlewood Road.
- city-initiated rezonings for eight properties in the area of Richardson Street and East Ponce de Leon Avenue.
These issues all came before the Mayor and City Council on first reads, meaning no votes were taken.
Next up for the Mayor and City Council will be a work session on Monday November 22 starting at 7 p.m. at City Hall.