Tucker’s Mayor and City Council held their two monthly meetings during May, both socially distant with the majority of Council participating via Zoom. At the meeting on May 11, Council took action on an amendment to the City Code, voting unanimously to approve changes to the rules governing hotels and motels. Specifically, the change will bring the City in line with a Supreme Court ruling on how much guest information hotel and motel owners have to give to police without a warrant. They also voted to approve construction of a pair of pavilions in two Tucker parks. The pavilion at Johns Homestead would be a group size pavilion overlooking Twin Brothers Lakes. At Smoke Rise Park, the new pavilion will be family size. Both pavilions are scheduled to be completed this summer.
At the meeting on May 26, Council unanimously approved a pair of land use petitions. The first petition was for a rezoning and concurrent variances for 13 townhomes at Ashbrooke Trace. The second was for a special land use permit (SLUP) for a home-based recording studio at 1387 Wenlock Edge Cove.
Council held several other work sessions and special called meetings throughout the month to discuss and ask questions on the Fiscal Year 2021 budget. By charter, they must pass a budget by June 30.
The next meeting of the Mayor and City Council will take place on Monday June 8 at 7 p.m. at the City Hall Annex (4228 First Avenue).