Cherokee County Considers Subdivision Regulations and Other Changes to Zoning Ordinance

Tonight –  September 16 – the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners will consider adding Subdivision Regulations and a few revisions to its current Zoning Ordinance.   

Cherokee County currently has no subdivision ordinance.  The proposed Subdivision Regulations sets forth new procedures every residential property owner or developer will have to follow to subdivide their property.  The proposed regulations attempts to discourage subdivided land from being further subdivided for a period of three (3) years, regardless of ownership.

The proposed Subdivision Regulations also set forth new requirements for construction, expansion, and maintenance of private roads, including requirements for additional disclosures in sales transactions.

The proposed amendments to the existing Zoning Ordinance limit the time period a manufactured home or building may be used because of a temporary hardship, place additional aesthetic-based regulations upon home offices, limit a non-conforming use to the portion of the property actually being used, prohibit the Zoning Board of Appeals from making decisions as to permissive uses within zoning districts, and make clear that no action by the Board of Commissioners upon a rezoning application within 90 days is deemed a denial without prejudice.

You can find the proposed Subdivision Ordinance and amendments here

You can find the current Cherokee County Zoning Ordinance here

The public meeting will be tonight, September 16 beginning at 6 p.m. in the Jury Assembly Room on the ground floor of the Justice Center located at 90 N. Street in Canton.

UPDATE:  NO DECISION WAS MADE AT THE SEPTEMBER 16 MEETING.

UPDATE:  THE PROPOSED ORDINANCE WILL BE CONSIDERED AT THE COMMISSIONERS MEETING ON OCTOBER 7, SAME TIME, SAME PLACE AS THE SEPTEMBER 6 MEETING.

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Darlene Stukas on March 15, 2010 at 9:55 am

    I would like to know if this bill passed! I have a noise problem & the zoning laws would cover me but as the law stands my neighbor can play his amplified band til 12 midnite on a school work nite which is disturbing the peace!

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