The Cherokee County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday is poised to continue its parks land grab.
The meeting is at 6 p.m. at the Administration Building in Canton, with a work session at 3 p.m. The Cherokee County Planning Commission will meet at 7 p.m.
The board will consider purchasing 47 acres along the Etowah River for $9,900 an acre for future park land.
The property, which is behind the Governor's Walk neighborhood on Cumming Highway/Highway 20 east of Interstate 575 in Canton, is owned by Six Ms Family Limited Partnership, a trust benefitting the Crouthers sisters.
The board also will consider the following agenda items:
* Announce the 2011 Cherokee County Senior Olympics is beginning on April 2, and there are 15 events. Registration is online at www.ccsrolympics.org.
* Approval of revisions to the zoning districts, the permitted uses table and related sections of the zoning ordinance;
* Approval of the board appointment to the Highland Rivers Community Service Board;
* Approval of the acceptance of remaining .37-mile portion of Cherokee Gold Trail for county maintenance;
* Commissioner Karen Bosch will speak about clarification of the Feb. 15 motion to reduce impact fees to 50 percent;
* Commissioner Jason Nelms will speak about Taylor Thompson of Etowah High School's senior project and Yellow Ribbon of Cherokee County Suicide Prevention and Awareness;
* Final approval for the nonprofit special event pouring license for the BridgeMill Sixes Service League's wine tasting and beer garden charity fundraiser from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, at The Terrace at BridgeMill;
* Approval to serve as the fiscal agent for Cherokee FOCUS (Families of Cherokee United in Service), a Georgia Family Connection partnership from July 1 through June 30, 2012;
* Approval and acceptance of a Georgia Emergency Management Grant of $11,000 for the Cherokee County CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Citizens Corps;
* Approval of a budget amendment to reduce the tax commissioner's 2011 budget by $40,000 due to savings in personnel costs;
* Approval to extend the CATS (Cherokee Area Transportation System) vanpool contract for an additional year;
* Approve surplus of county vehicles for a May 12 auction;
* Approval of a 2011 budget amendment for the tax commissioner to record miscellaneous reimbursement revenue for refunded surety bonds, and the payment of newly issued surety bonds;
* Approval of an encroachment agreement with the Kingston Square Homeowners Association to allow the installation of an entrance monument sign and landscaping in the Fitchburg Drive right-of-way;
* Approval to award a contract for services to replace 57 heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems at 11 different facilities throughout the county paid for using an energy conservation grant;
* Approval of an employee separation agreement; and
* Approval of 2010 budget amendments to correct budget errors and approved spending transfers between departments; the net impact on the budget is zero.
During its work session, the board will review agenda items and talk about a draft ethics ordinance and transportation projects to submit to the Georgia Department of Transportation by March 30 for consideration for the regional transportation sales tax referendum.
The Cherokee County Planning Commission during its meeting will consider one rezoning request.
Lafarge Building Materials has requested 11.6 acres on Bethesda Trail near Pickens Street north of Ball Ground be rezoned from agricultural to heavy industrial for storage space.