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Code of Ordinance:
Article 18.3-8A; 18.3-9; 18.3-10

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The Cherokee County Municipal Planning Commission was established for the purpose of providing recommendations concerning re-zoning applications, zoning, land use, and other development issues to the Board of Commissioners of Cherokee County. The Planning Commission shall consider any proposed zoning amendment in light of the following:

  • Factors set forth in Article 18 - Amendments and Zoning Procedures of the Zoning Ordinance.
  • Policy and intent of the Cherokee County Comprehensive Plan (Community Agenda and Future Development Map).
  • Purposes for the zoning district affected or considered.
  • The need to assure the compatibility of use of adjacent and nearby properties.
  • The need to preserve the economic value of adjacent and nearby properties and the County's tax base.
  • The need to enable a reasonable use of all property.

Regular Meeting Location: Cherokee Hall (Lower Level), County Administration building, 1130 Bluffs Parkway, Canton, Georgia 30114

Work Session Location: Business Center (Ground Level), County Administration building, 1130 Bluffs Parkway, Canton, Georgia 30114

Current Board Members

  • Whitaker, Bob
    Chairman
    (678) 493-6101
    Term Expires December 31, 2018
    At-Large Board Appointment
  • Weatherby, Richard
    (678) 493-6101
    Term Expires December 31, 2020
    District 2 Commissioner Gunnin
  • Ware, Tom
    (678) 493-6101
    Term Expires December 31, 2018
    At-Large Board Appointment
  • Barnes, Scott
    (678) 493-6101
    Serves until replaced by Council
    City of Ball Ground City Council
  • Whiteside, Rick
    (678) 493-6101
    Term Expires December 31, 2018
    District 4 Commissioner Gordon
  • Escondo, Thais
    (678) 493-6101
    Term Expires December 31, 2018
    Chairman Ahrens
  • Smith, Ken
    (678) 493-6101
    Serves until replaced by Council
    City of Waleska City Council
  • Carbetta, Nicole
    (678) 493-6101
    Term Expires December 31, 2020
    District 3 Commissioner Kovacs
  • Doss, Marla
    678-493-6101
    Expires December 31, 2018
    District 1 Steve West
Members noted as appointed by Board of Commissioners, those terms run concurrent with appointing commissioner.
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