Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The Cherokee County Commission will consider whether to approve 12 new vehicles for the Cherokee Sheriff's Office during its meeting tonight.
The purchase of 12 vehicles for the Cherokee Sheriff's Office will be considered by the Cherokee county Board of Commissioners during its meeting tonight. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the Cherokee County administration building in Canton. The meeting will be preceded by its work session at 3 p.m. The commission will consider purchasing the vehicles from Cherokee Dodge and Hardy Chevrolet for $403,161. Cherokee Dodge was the low bidder of the Dodge Charger at $32,317 and Hardy Chevrolet was the low bidder of the Chevrolet Tahoe at $35,412. The commissioners will also consider a request from Trevor Barnett to rezone 1.89 acres from R-40 residential to general commercial. The property is located along Highway 140/Hickory Flat Highway …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The Cherokee County Board of Commissioners will review and draft a reply to a Cherokee County grand jury's latest findings on the failed Ball Ground Recycling venture.
The Cherokee County Board of Commissioners will review a draft letter in response to the latest findings by a Cherokee County grand jury on how the county is handling the Ball Ground Recycling failure during its meeting later today. Commissioners will meet at 3 p.m. for its work session and will hold its regular meeting at 6 p.m. The meetings will take place at the county administrative building in Canton. The grand jury in its presentments and findings for the September 2012 term recommended several actions for the commissioners to take, including disciplining all county employees responsible for the collapse. The county commission in 2006 created the Resource Recovery Development Authority and backed bonds up to $18 million to relocate…
Monday, November 5, 2012
The Cherokee County Board of Elections made the ruling during its meeting on Monday.
UPDATE 12:47 p.m.: see the attached .PDF to read the election board's ruling on Poole. County Commissioner-elect Brian Poole is qualified to take office. That was the ruling the Cherokee County Board of Elections unanimously made late Monday morning, less than 24 hours before Election Day. The board's ruling ends weeks of speculation as to whether the county would be forced to schedule a special election to fill the District 3 seat. Poole, who lives in Towne Lake, was flanked by his attorney Charles Robertson and local supporters and left immediately after the ruling was made. However, Robertson said he was glad to see the board rule in his client's favor. "We are obviously pleased with it," he said. "We are not surprised. We thought the…
The board will rule today whether County Commissioner-elect Brian Poole meets all the qualifications to assume his post in January.
The Cherokee County Board of Elections will meet today at 10 a.m. to decide whether County Commissioner-elect Brian Poole is eligible to assume his post in January. The board, which will render the decision during its regular meeting, will make the tabled the matter during a called meeting last Wednesday in Canton. Poole has been accused by eight residents for not paying state and local sales taxes in the state of Alabama. Poole allegedly owes $38,599.09 in sales taxes in the neighboring state. He has no Democratic opponent in Tuesday's election and, if the board rules in favor of him, he will be sworn into his District 3 Commission post in January.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The board of elections will make the decision during its meeting on Monday.
The Cherokee County Board of Elections held off on making a decision regarding the eligibility of County Commissioner-elect Brian Poole. The board deferred action until its regular meeting at 10 a.m. Monday at the Albert Stone Elections building in downtown Canton. All five board members did not make any comments, but Chairman Randy Gravely said the board will issue an "official" opinion during the meeting. Poole has been accused by eight residents – Chris Hampton, Scott Ault, Teisha Ault, Jamey Cagle, Connie Miller, Bryan Roach, Eric Love and Linda Flory – for not paying state and local sales taxes in the state of Alabama. Poole allegedly owes $38,599.09 in sales taxes in the neighboring state. Hampton was Poole's Republican challenger …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The proposed one-percent sales tax will be on the Nov. 6 ballot.
Cherokee County leaders continue the push out information on a proposed one-percent sales tax voters will consider on Nov. 6. County Commission Chairman Buzz Ahrens participated in two forums with Cherokee Bank and Cherokee Tribune to inform voters about the proposal. Ahrens is also making the rounds to make presentations during city council meetings. Ahrens presented his measure to Woodstock leaders on Monday and will be at the Ball Ground City Council meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. to discuss the proposal. The chairman noted he felt the forums "have done their jobs" and most participants asked good questions. One of the major hurdles is informing voters that the tax is not "asking for a new single dollar." Ahrens said the proposal simply …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
The Cherokee County Board of Commissioners also approved an agreement with the city of Woodstock to help with roads around a new outlet mall.
The meeting starts at 6 p.m. in Canton at the government complex.
The board will also consider an intergovernmental agreement with Woodstock for road improvements along Ridgewalk Parkway in conjunction with an outlet mall project.
At their regular meeting tonight, the county commissioners will consider buying land for the new $5 million library. The 6.14 acres is located on Highway 20/Cumming Highway near Old Mill Road and will cost $170,000, according to the Cherokee Tribune. The library is expected to cost about $5 million, $3.1 in SPLOST money and $2 million in state funds. The board will also consider an intergovernmental agreement with Woodstock for road improvements along Ridgewalk Parkway in conjunction with an outlet mall project. On Dec. 13, 2011 the Woodstock City Council unanimously approved a request to move forward with The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta. At the Dec. 20, commission meeting, Woodstock officials asked the county for $700,000 to assist them …
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
The City of Woodstock wants $700,000 for improvements to Ridgewalk Parkway near one of the proposed outlet malls.
On Tuesday, the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners is expected to review a $700,000 proposal from the city of Woodstock that involves an outlet mall. On Dec. 13, the Woodstock City Council unanimously approved a request to move forward with The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta. Similar centers across the country include brands such as Coach, Polo Ralph Lauren, Gap Outlet, Nike and Tommy Hilfiger. At the Dec. 20, commission meeting, Woodstock officials asked the county for $700,000 to assist them with improvements to Ridgewalk Parkway. They suggested using a portion of the $3 million in SPLOST funds earmarked for the Arnold Mill bypass. The money will likely not go to the bypass. Construction on The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta is slated to begin…
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
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