The Cherokee Board of Commissioners is scheduled to consider contracts Tuesday to work on planning for two intersection improvement projects.
The board will consider an amendment to an existing agreement with VHB, Inc. for $368,134 to prepare preliminary plans for the Highway 140 at Univeter Road intersection improvement project, and prepare a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) document.
Commissioners will also consider awarding a design services contract of $107,500 with Volkert, Inc. for the East Cherokee Drive at Bradshaw Club Drive and Avery Creek Drive intersection improvements project.
Commissioners are also set to consider an application by Rocky’s Lake Estate Tuesday for a special use permit to operate as an event facility.
Rocky’s Lake Estate, at 2700 Cox Road in southeast Cherokee, currently operates as an event facility, primarily for weddings. The venue is additionally applying for a permit for nonscheduled chartered passenger air transportation, for helicopter flights.
The Cherokee County Planning Commission voted to recommend approving the permit for a special event facility with the following conditions:
♦ No off-site parking allowed
♦ No idling of buses on site
♦ Bus parking lane to be completed within 60 days of special use permit approval
♦ All Sunday events booked after approval of special use permit will cease all operations by 7 p.m.
The planning commission voted to recommend denial of the special use permit for non-scheduled charter air transportation.
Also at the meeting, commissioners are set to hold a public hearing to consider a modification of two zoning conditions for Mt. Olive Crossing LLC, for a gas station and convenience store with fuel pumps. The applicant is seeking changes to allow a drive-thru service for a proposed convenience store on the property and to allow a “Chevron Blue” color on the proposed building and gas canopy structure.
Other items include:
♦ Commissioners are scheduled to consider approving an agreement with NICE Systems, Inc. to provide software and support services of a digital case evidence management system for the Office of the District Attorney for $555,199.
♦ T♦ he board will be asked to consider an award of a design services contract and professional services agreement for the Old Alabama Road Sidewalks project to BM&K, PC, for $85,500.
♦ The board is set to consider purchasing fitness equipment for the LB “Buzz” Ahrens Recreation Center for up to $125,000 from Advantage Sport and Fitness, Inc.
♦ Commissioners will consider an intergovernmental agreement with the city of Holly Springs for the implementation of the city’s tax allocation district for the Holly Spring Town Center.
♦ The board is scheduled to hold a public hearing on a request the BridgeMill Community Association for a master plan amendment to allow a permanent stage pavilion and permanent bathroom pavilion in the greenspace park area. The applicant has requested to withdraw the application without prejudice; if the board accepts the withdrawal, it will not have to hold the public hearing.
♦ Commissioners are scheduled to consider accepting a state grant for $67,395 to help offset postage costs on behalf of the Elections Office and a budget amendment in the same amount. The cost for the mail-in ballots was $93,000, so the grant funds are paying for about 72% of the costs.
♦ Also, the board is set to consider a request to approve the surplus and sale of 13 manual stretchers and eight manual loading systems from Cherokee County Emergency Medical Services to Pickens County for $14,500. Additionally, the board is also set to consider approving the surplus and trade-in of nine manual stretchers and nine manual loading systems to Stryker Medical Sales for a trade-in credit of $13,500.
♦ Commissioners are also set to consider approving the purchase of one LUCAS 3.1 Training Unit and three LUCAS 3 Chest Compression Systems from Stryker Medical for $51,400.
♦ The board is also set to consider approval to purchase one 202♦ 2 Ford Explorer for up to $44,771 using SPLOST funds.
♦ The board is set to consider purchasing one pickup (F-150 or Silverado 1500 or Sierra 1500) for Cherokee Recreation and Parks for up to $68,327 using SPLOST funds.