City Council Update


Tucker’s Mayor and City Council met twice in the month of May, dealing with several Parks and Recreation issues, as well as approving a major annexation into the City.

At the meeting on May 13, they unanimously approved a petition by the ownership of five parcels of Northlake Mall to become a part of the City of Tucker. The annexation became official on June 1.

The May 13 meeting also saw Council unanimously approve the City’s Parks Master Plan and a special land use permit (SLUP) and concurrent variances for a 94,800-square foot, climate controlled multi-warehouse facility on Northlake Center Drive. Lastly, they cast a 6-1 vote to approve a text amendment to the City’s sign code. The changes stem from a Sign Ordinance Rewrite conducted over the course of several months by consultant TSW.

At the May 28 meeting, Council unanimously approved a SLUP to allow for a massage establishment at 1505 Lilburn Stone Mountain Road. They also granted a SLUP for a child day care facility at 1940 Idlewood Road. Beyond that, they approved the Parks and Recreation Department to enter into contracts with contractor F.H. Paschen for renovations to the kitchen and a bathroom at Tucker Recreation Center, as well as to replace all athletic field fencing at Henderson and Kelley Cofer Parks.

On the transportation front, they gave approval for contractor Construction 57 to install seven pedestrian-activated flashing beacon crosswalks across the City (more details on page 6). They also got an update on the City’s Strategic Transportation Master Plan. The document, which outlines $200 million in projects over the next two decades, will be folded into the City’s Comprehensive Plan upon its anticipated adoption later in the summer.

The next City Council meeting will be Monday June 10 at 6:45 p.m. at the City Council Chamber (4228 First Avenue).

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