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Boards and Commissions 2018-04-30T12:19:05+00:00

GENERAL INFORMATION

Tucker is a community that for more than a century has been built and sustained by volunteers. We would like to thank the community members that volunteered to serve on our boards and commissions. These unpaid, unelected positions are a way to give back to your community, while also having a say in its future.

BOARD, COMMISSION AND COMMITTEE DESCRIPTIONS

COMMUNITY COUNCIL

General Description 

The Community Council is created to review comprehensive plan amendments, applications for rezonings, land use plan amendments, special land use permits and text amendments, and to report their recommendations to the planning commission. The community council may consider such ordinances and applications in relation to the applicable standards and criteria contained in this chapter, the adopted comprehensive plan and any of the community’s quality of life issues.

2018 Community Council Members

  • Will Arroyo
  • Suzanne Borchert
  • Seth Burrow
  • Tommy Lupo
  • Frank Luton
  • Jan Mixon
  • Cara Schroeder
  • Jonathan Vaughters

Qualifications

  • Must be a City of Tucker resident.
  • Should be active in community organizations.

Membership  

The Community Council shall consist of nine (9) members, three (3) from each of the cities three districts whom shall be a resident of district represented. Members of the Community Council are appointed for 2-year terms. When staggering is required, positions are filled for a 1-year term.

Meeting Information           

The Community Council meets the second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. in City Council Chambers at the City Hall Annex. All meetings are open to the public and anyone is welcome to attend. Meeting preparations include the review of application materials for each case and site visits to the subject property. Depending on the complexity of the case and technical components associated with it, the preparation time could be considerable.

Staff Advisors

The Community Development Director or his/her designee shall serve as secretary of the Community Council.

CONSTRUCTION BOARD OF APPEALS

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General Description 

The Construction Board of Appeals shall hear appeals of decisions and interpretations of the building official and consider variances from the technical codes.

2018 Construction Board of Appeals Members

  • Jo Becker
  • Jason Burton
  • Charles Logan

Qualifications

  • Must be a City of Tucker resident.
  • All members of the board shall have at least seven (7) years experience in the building industry, with knowledge and experience in technical codes.
  • One (1) of the members of the board shall be a civil engineer having experience in drainage and structural issues.
  • One (1) of the members of the board shall be an architect licensed in Georgia with a minimum of seven (7) years experience in residential home design.

Membership  

The Construction Board of Appeals shall consist of three (3) to five (5) members. Members of the Construction Board of Appeals are appointed for 4-year terms. When staggering is required, positions are filled for a 2-year term.

Meeting Information           

The Construction Board of Appeals meets as needed. Meetings are held in the City Council Chambers at the City Hall Annex. All meetings are open to the public and anyone is welcome to attend.

Staff Advisor 

The Chief Building Official shall serve as the Secretary of the Construction Board of Appeals.

DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

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General Description

The DDA is an economic development tool that focuses not only on the downtown Tucker and Main Street area, but also includes the Northlake area and the major commercial corridors.  The Tucker Downtown Development Authority will promote and market the downtown area and commercial corridors including but not limited to the following economic development strategies:

  • Revitalize and redevelop properties
  • Issue bonds to finance projects
  • Marketing the City of Tucker to consumers and businesses
  • Acquire and dispose of land
  • Build public/private partnerships to build support for our downtown and commercial corridors.
  • Work to market a positive image for the town.
  • Undertake beneficial commercial, business, office, industrial or parking projects.

2018 Downtown Development Authority Members

  • Andy Alexander
  • Damyon Claar-Presley
  • Joe Kilpatrick
  • Weslee Knapp
  • Crayton Lankford
  • Bruce Penn
  • Honey Van De Kreke

Qualifications

  • Background in finance, real estate, law, construction, and development.
  • According to Georgia’s State Law, a Board member must meet the following criteria;
  • A taxpayer residing in the City of Tucker;
  • Owners or operators of businesses located within the downtown development area and who shall be taxpayers residing in DeKalb County; or
  • Persons having a combination of the qualifications specified in paragraphs (1) and (2) provided not less than four members must have or represent a party who has an economic interest in the redevelopment and revitalization of the downtown development area.

*See O.C.G.A. TITLE 36 Chapter 42 for a full description of qualifications.

Membership  

The Downtown Development Authority shall consist of seven (7) members. Two (2) members are appointed for a 2-year term, two (2) members are appointed for a 4-year term, and three members are appointed to a 6-year term.

Meeting Information           

The Downtown Development Authority meets as needed. Meetings are held in the City Council Chambers at the City Hall Annex. All meetings are open to the public and anyone is welcome to attend. Meeting preparation is extensive and includes the review of complex legal documents, financial reports, and development plans. Board members should commit to 7-10 hours per month, including board meetings, for participating in board and committee assignments

Staff Advisors

The Economic Development Director or his/her designee shall serve as secretary of the Downtown Development Authority.

PLANNING COMMISSION

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General Description 

The Planning Commission is created to make recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on all proposed amendments to the Zoning Ordinance, Zoning Map, or the comprehensive plan text or maps. Applications that are reviewed by the Planning Commission include rezonings, special land use permits, comprehensive plan amendments, and text amendments.

2018 Planning Commission Members

  • Katherine Atteberry, email: katteberry@tuckerga.gov
  • Frank Sapp, email: fsapp@tuckerga.gov
  • Steve Smith, email: ssmith@tuckerga.gov
  • Michael Thomas, email: mthomas@tuckerga.gov
  • Jessica Vargas, email: jvargas@tuckerga.gov

Qualifications

  • Must be a City of Tucker resident.
  • Desirable to have training in fields such as planning, development, architecture, law, civil engineering, geology, economics, or demography.

Membership  

The Planning Commission shall consist of five (5) members. Members of the Planning Commission are appointed for 2-year terms. When staggering is required, positions are filled for a 1-year term.

Meeting Information           

The Planning Commission meets the fourth Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. in City Council Chambers at the City Hall Annex. All meetings are open to the public and anyone is welcome to attend. Meeting preparations include site visits and the review of staff reports, application materials, and other associated documents for each case/issue. Depending on the complexity of the case and technical components associated with it, the preparation time could be considerable.         

Staff Advisor 

The Community Development Director or his/her designee shall serve as secretary to the Planning Commission.

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

2018 Tucker ZBA member photo

General Description 

The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) is a quasi-judicial board that is charged with hearing requests for variances from the standards of the City of Tucker Zoning Ordinance and appeals of decisions of administrative officials.

2018 Zoning Board of Appeals Members

  • Chuck Abbott
  • Keith Easterling
  • Chris Hartley
  • Susan Setterstrom
  • Neal Stubblefield

Qualifications

  • Must be a City of Tucker resident.
  • Desirable to have training in fields such as planning, development, architecture, law, and civil engineering.

Membership  

The Zoning Board of Appeals shall consist of five (5) members. Members of the Zoning Board of Appeals are appointed for 2-year terms. When staggering is required, positions are filled for a 1-year term.

Meeting Information           

The Zoning Board of Appeals meets the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. in City Council Chambers at the City Hall Annex. All meetings are open to the public and anyone is welcome to attend. Meeting preparations include site visits and the review of staff reports, application materials, and other associated documents for each case/issue. Depending on the complexity of the case and technical components associated with it, the preparation time could be considerable.         

Staff Advisor 

The Community Development Director or his/her designee shall serve as secretary to the Zoning Board of Appeals.