Tucker’s Mayor and City Council held two meetings in the month of July, although one was a Work Session held on July 18 that was largely for planning purposes.
The other meeting took place on July 22 and saw the Council take up a pair of land use cases. The first was a petition for a special land use permit (SLUP) for a tattoo establishment on Main Street. Following a public hearing and discussion, Council voted 4-3 to deny the petition. They also held a first read and public hearing on a rezoning and SLUP to allow a restaurant with a drive-through at 4260 and 4270 Lawrenceville Highway. The issue will require a second read and public hearing and then be voted on at a date to be determined.
Council also held a first read and public hearing on a Comprehensive Plan amendment that seeks to adopt the Transportation Master Plan. The plan process, guided by consultants from The Collaborative, Gresham, Smith and Partners, and VHB, began last fall and wrapped up this spring. It seeks to prioritize needs and create a comprehensive approach to ameliorate traffic concerns in Tucker for years to come. A second read, public hearing and anticipated vote is scheduled for the Council meeting on August 12.
Earlier in the meeting, Council voted unanimously to approve a $294,577 agreement with contractor F.H. Paschen to perform pavement markings and signage improvements. The project will be funded through a combination of Tucker’s SPLOST funds ($124,577) and a supplemental LMIG grant ($170,000). They then approved a list of five consultants for “on demand” park planning services.
The Mayor and City Council are scheduled to meet next on August 12 at 7 p.m. at the City Hall Annex (4228 First Avenue).