City Council Wrap-Up – January 22,2018
Tucker’s City Council met Monday night for their final scheduled January meeting, holding three public hearings and voting on a pair of development projects.
The first project was a 19-unit single family development off the cul-de-sac at Saren Court. After presentations by the developer and significant debate by the community, Council voted 6-1 to deny the developer’s petition.
They then took up the second read of two special land use permits (SLUPs) and a variance for a Speedway gas station at the intersection of E. Ponce de Leon Avenue and Mountain Industrial Boulevard. Council voted to approve the project on a series of votes.
There was a third public hearing on a series of amendments to the City’s Fiscal Year ’18 budget. The amendments were necessitated largely by higher-than-anticipated revenues over the first six months of the Fiscal Year. Council voted unanimously to approve, meaning a portion of those new funds will go toward master plans for Transportation and Parks and Recreation, new City software, build out and startup of a City court, road paving and real estate purchases. The City is projected to end the Fiscal Year with $683,672 in contingency funds to carry over to Fiscal Year ’19 budget.
Earlier in the meeting, the Mayor swore in new members of the City’s boards and commissions. A complete list of these volunteers can be found here. Council also voted unanimously to approve a $30,650 contract for painting and repairs at Tucker Recreation Center. They also heard a first read of an annexation petition by property owners at the Briarcliff Village Shopping Center. Should the Council approve the annexation on a second read next month, Briarcliff Village could become a part of the City of Tucker on March 1.
The next City Council meeting is scheduled for February 12 at 7 p.m. at the City Hall Annex (4228 First Avenue).