The board on Tuesday night voted to buy four acres on Elm Street in the city for the planned Elm Street Arts Village.
The $436,000 cost will be reimbursed by the Woodstock city government. In return, the board will waive the $600,000 cost of finding a new home for planned ball fields on county land the city is using for the Arnold Mill Road Bypass.
The proposed Elm Street Cultural Arts Village is a collaborative effort by arts enthusiasts to bring a cultural arts center to downtown Woodstock. Fundraising is under way to renovate the historic home on the site into an arts center, with plans to also have green space for outdoor events.
During its work session, the board talked about the proposed Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax 2012 renewal to be included on the November ballot. A meeting with local mayors and city council members will be scheduled for the board's next work session on July 20.
The Cherokee County Planning Commission met following the board's meeting.
The commission tabled making a recommendation on a request from James and Barbara Kirk to rezone 14.25 acres at 399 Buford West Way in the Univeter community from R-80 single-family residential to agricultural for the construction of outbuildings.
A request from Russell and Audrey Hawkinson to rezone 6.59 acres on Gunnin Road near Trickum Road near Woodstock from agricultural to general commercial for a landscaping business with outside storage has been postponed.