Tucker’s Mayor and City Council met just once in December, a busy meeting which took place on December 10.
Council cast several votes at that meeting including approving:
- a pair of special land use permits (SLUPs) to allow for a church and private school on 43 acres at 6015 Old Stone Mountain Road.
- a moratorium on new ground level signage in the City. This moratorium coincides with the City’s sign ordinance and overlay rewrite process. The moratorium will be lifted when a new sign code is adopted, likely in May.
- a deferral of a final vote on a Comprehensive Plan amendment and rezoning for a proposed townhome development on Fuller Way. The public hearing and expected vote on that issue are scheduled for January 14.
Three other issues were on the December 10 agenda as first reads and are now set for January 14 votes. One is a proposed text amendment to the City Zoning Ordinance, which would create a series of small changes to the Zoning Ordinance largely intended to bring it into accord with the City’s Comprehensive Plan. Another was an ordinance to amend the Fiscal Year ’19 budget. This is necessitated due in large part to unexpectedly high revenues. Finally, Council is considering an ordinance that would severely limit donation “dropboxes” in the City. The ordinance would seek to follow the trend of other jurisdictions who have banned or limited these receptacles, which often attract significant amounts of garbage.
There was also a presentation of recommendations from the Trails Master Plan. Read more about what was said on Page 12 and learn more about all the City’s plans and studies at www.tuckerga.gov/plans.
Tucker’s City Council meets on January 14 and 28 at 7 p.m. at the City Hall Annex.