The board will meet at 6 p.m. at the county Administrative Building at 1130 Bluffs Parkway in Canton. A work session will begin at 3 p.m.
The board has talked about amending the ordinance to allow smaller lots in conservation subdivisions, which permit developers to build smaller lots in exchange for leaving a percentage of the land as greenspace.
The current ordinance allows all lots to be half the district minimum size. For example, a lot in an R-40 single-family residential conservation subdivision currently can be as small as 20,000 square feet (a regular R-40 subdivision has 40,000-square-foot lots).
The latest proposed revisions, which can be viewed at www.cherokeega.com, would allow as much as 20 percent of the total lots in agricultural and R-80 single-family through R-30 single-family residential and 10 percent of the lots in R-20 and R-15 single-family residential, be platted at 25 percent of the standard district lot size. The average lot size of all the lots shall be at least 35,000-square-feet in agricultural, 32,000-square feet in R-80, 24,000-square feet in R-60, 16,000-square-feet in R-40, 12,000-square-feet in R-30, 10,000-square-feet in R-20 and 7,500-square-feet in R-15.
The board also will consider the following agenda items:
? Proclaim September as National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month;
? Chairman Buzz Ahrens will give an update on the Association County Commission of Georgia/Government Employee Benefits Corporation of Georgia pension fund board of trustees;
? Ahrens will talk about a resolution regarding the 2010 Census;
? Consider re-appointment of Vic West and Mildred Holmes to the Department of Family and Children Services Board;
? Consider filling the vacancy on the Department of Family and Children Services Board left by Edna Cook, whose term expired and does not wish to be re-appointed;
? Commissioner Derek Good will call for a public hearing on revisions to the RD-3 residential zoning classification;
? Approve a $183,560 budget amendment to provide a county match for the Garland Mountain Trail Project;
? Accept a quit claim deed from North Georgia Community Action for building and improvements on its Univeter Road property;
? Review minor changes to an agreement between Cherokee Landmarks and the county for the purchase of the old administration building at 130 East Main St.;
? Request approval for the district attorney's office grant awards. The applications were approved last month for the Criminal Justice System Improvement Grant;
? Award a $123,179 bid to American Safety & Firehouse to purchase 22 self-contained breathing apparatuses (SCBA) and approve a budget amendment for $2,542 from training/professional services/medical to training SCBA;
? Approve an annual contract for the roads and bridges department to rent dump trucks for material hauling;
? Approve a master professional services agreement with MACTEC for mold remediation projects and scope of services for remediation work at fire Station 3;
? Approve a proposal for worker's compensation third-party administrator services and contract contingent upon county attorney review and approval; and
? Approve a Bluechoice Healthcare Plan Summary Plan .
During the work session, the board will hear a presentation from Andy Macke, vice president of government and community affairs for Comcast Cable Communications, and review agenda items.