Tucker’s Mayor and City Council held two meetings and two work sessions in the month of August, discussing and voting on several important issues in the City.
At the meeting on August 12, Council held a public hearing on the City’s first-ever Transportation Master Plan. Councilmembers discussed several amendments to the plan before voting to table the matter until their meeting on September 9. They also gave unanimous approval to a contract for trash can installation throughout Tucker’s parks. In an effort to cut down on litter in the parks, contractor F.H. Paschen will install 60 trash cans in nine parks, including on certain hiking trails.
During the August 26 meeting, Council voted 5-0 to approve a rezoning and concurrent variances for a 13-unit single family detached development on Saren Court. They also approved an amendment to the City nuisance code to address vegetation. There was a second read and public hearing on a petition for a rezoning and special land use permit (SLUP) application that would allow for construction and operation of an Arby’s restaurant at 4260 and 4270 Lawrenceville Highway. The applicant asked for – and was granted – a deferral to the September 23 Council meeting to allow for additional time to analyze a traffic study on the intersection. Finally, they held a public hearing on a SLUP to allow for a solid waste facility on Beverage Drive. No vote was taken, as that was just a first read.
The next City Council meeting will be September 9 at 7 p.m. at the City Hall Annex (4228 First Avenue).