The Cherokee County Board of Commissioners will consider an appeal Tuesday from a dog sporting event facility that has gotten complaints from nearby residents.

Chestnut Hill Canine Sports is appealing a Zoning Board of Appeals decision on their property at 1185 Liberty Grove Road.

Residents living near the site began registering complaints with the county in June 2020, saying the business was generating a lot of traffic and noise from dogs barking and crowds gathering for canine sporting events. The Cherokee County Marshal’s Office confirmed the complaints, according to county officials. As a result, the zoning department informed Chestnut Hill’s owner the business was in violation of the county’s zoning ordinance and their home-based business license would not be renewed for 2021. This decision was appealed to the Zoning Board of Appeals, with the case being heard at the appeal board’s March 4 meeting. The appeals board to affirm the zoning department’s decision in part, allowing the business license to be renewed but stipulating that the home occupation be limited to activities inside the house and no outdoor diving activities associated with competitions would be allowed, according to County Zoning Manager Michael Chapman. The appeals board also allowed Chestnut Hill to apply for special event permits to hold outdoor activities on site.

The company has appealed this decision and has asked the board of commissioners to hear the case. The commissioners voted unanimously April 6 to hear the appeal and hold a public hearing.

The commissioners meet 3 p.m. Tuesday for a work session at the county administration building, 1130 Bluffs Parkway in Canton. The work session will be followed by the board’s regular meeting at 6 p.m.

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