City Council Wrap-Up – June 27, 2018
Tucker’s City Council met for the final time in the month of June on Wednesday night, holding four public hearings on a range of issues.
The first hearing surrounded an ordinance to set a millage rate for the upcoming year. With no opposition voiced, Council voted 6-0 to approve a zero-millage rate. Next, they voted 6-0 to approve a Special Land Use Permit (SLUP) for Frolic & Flow massage therapy, a home-based business with customer contact located at 4076 Morgan Road. The third public hearing dealt with a rezoning petition that would allow for a 15-unit single-family development on Cooledge Road just north of Bishop Drive. That petition was denied on a 6-0 vote. The final hearing saw Council vote 6-0 to approve a rezoning to light industrial for a furniture distribution warehouse on Sarr Parkway.
Earlier in the meeting, Council discussed a pair of amendments to the City Code. The first yielded a 6-0 vote to approve an amendment that would ensure all multi-family housing complexes with four or more units are inspected by a third party to ensure safety standards are upheld. They then held a first read and discussion on an amendment placing a limit on how long guests can reside at an extended stay hotel. The amendment would cap those stays at 180 days, while also addressing maintenance and security standards. A second read and vote is anticipated for the Council meeting on July 23.
Council voted 6-0 to approve a contract for TSW to perform the City’s Sign Ordinance and Overlay Rewrite. They also voted 6-0 to remove debris and rubbish from the City-owned property adjacent to Tucker Nature Preserve.
The next City Council meeting is scheduled for July 23 at 7 p.m. at the City Hall Annex (4228 First Avenue).