A pair of annexation cases from the City of Ball Ground came before the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners at Tuesday night’s meeting, neither of which commissioners had an objection to.
The first of the two annexation cases involved 0.42 acres of land at 619 Old Dawsonville Road, while the second dealt with a parcel on Roberts Lake Road next to the Roberts Lake Park property the city has been developing.
“These are related to a previous annexation that we had, because we noted in that annexation that these two pieces would be created as unincorporated islands, so they have to get all of them all at once in order to make it work per the state law on annexation,” Principal Planner Margaret Stallings said.
When discussing the land on Old Dawsonville Road, Stallings said there is currently a house on the property and that Ball Ground officials said there are no immediate plans for developing the site, instead seeming to simply be a way to solve the unincorporated island issue. The Roberts Lake Road property is approximately 1.34 acres in size and sits at the end of the road. Stallings said the city purchased the property in 2019 as part of its project to develop Roberts Lake Park and obtained this land to have an additional access point to the park. Beyond the efforts to place an access road on the parcel, there are no other plans for development on the site.
After hearing Stallings’ presentation on the two cases, commissioners asked Stallings to communicate to the Ball Ground City Council that there were no objections to the annexations.
“They seem to be fully appropriate,” Commission Chairman Harry Johnston said.