The Mayor and City Council met twice in November, holding public hearings on a pair of land use petitions and casting votes that will have a significant impact for local businesses and parks.
At the meeting on November 13, Council voted unanimously to amend the City’s alcohol ordinance, moving the start of Sunday alcohol sales from 12:30 p.m. to 11 a.m. at eateries and wineries. The move followed action in the state legislature and a referendum approved by Tucker voters during the November 6 election. They then voted to authorize the Mayor to sign an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with DeKalb County on expanding and improving the Tucker Nature Preserve. Commissioners Nancy Jester and Gregory Adams each allocated, and the County Commission approved, $50,000 to go toward the effort. Council then voted to spend $15,800 of SPLOST funds to purchase and install three surveillance cameras near the soccer fields and Community Garden at Henderson Park.
The meeting on November 26 saw two land use cases brought forward: one asking for special land use permits (SLUPs) for a church and private school at 6015 Old Stone Mountain Road and the other requesting a Comprehensive Plan amendment and rezoning to allow a townhome development at 2301 Fuller Way. Both cases were brought on first reads, meaning they are scheduled for an additional public hearing and vote at the City Council meeting on December 10.