City Council Update

Tucker City Council, January 27, 2020.

Tucker’s Mayor and City Council met twice in the month of January, kicking off the new year with a number of legislative issues.

At the first meeting on January 14, they approved a rezoning and concurrent variances for a 63 home development set on approximately 22 acres at the intersection of Midvale and Lavista Roads. They then held public hearings on special land use permit (SLUP) petitions for a pair of personal care homes. Both petitions, one at 2722 Regal Way and the other at 5002 Chamblee Tucker Road, were approved.

Earlier in the meeting, Council voted unanimously to reappoint Michelle Penkava as Mayor Pro Tem. They also voted to support Mayor Auman’s appointments to the new the City’s new Public Facilities Authority. The Authority members will be:

  • Terry Grandison (three-year term)
  • Bill Kaduck (two-year term)
  • Davis Stewart (one-year term)
  • Shawn Stone (two-year term)
  • Josh Wallace (three-year term)

Before the meeting, recently re-elected representatives from each of the Council districts were sworn in. Bill Rosenfeld (District One), Noelle Monferdini (District Two) and Anne Lerner (District Three) took the oath of office for terms that will run through the end of 2023.

At the meeting on January 27, Council unanimously approved an ordinance to amend the City Charter. The change will allow the City Manager more time to present a draft of the City budget to the Mayor and Council. It would also give the Mayor and Council more time before ultimately having to approve the budget. Both changes will allow for more accurate financial forecasting. They then held a public hearing on a pair of SLUPs for the redevelopment of an existing gas station at the intersection of Northlake Parkway and Lavista Road. The project, which required special permits for alcohol sales and fuel sales, was approved by Council.

There were a pair of first reads and public hearings regarding issues to be voted on at an upcoming meeting. The first dealt with a mid-year amendment to the Fiscal Year ’20 budget. The amendment was necessitated by higher than anticipated revenues that need to be allocated. The second was for a rezoning and concurrent variances for a 13.99-acre development at the intersection of Hugh Howell Road and Mountain Industrial Boulevard. Plans call for 99,000 square feet of commercial space, if the plan is approved.

The next meeting of the Mayor and City Council will take place on February 10 at 7 p.m. at the City Hall Annex.

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