Since 1998 this web site has been maintained for the citizens of Hickory Flat in Cherokee County,
Georgia. While there is some information about county government the
main topic is zoning and land use. If you
have a zoning request near your home and need help or information don't hesitate to
contact me. Zoning information is also available online from the county
web site, see below.
I maintain an email list for zoning notices. If you would like to be
included please forward your email and the area where you live. I group by
location and will try to notify you about zonings in your area. Your email
address will be kept private. I never distribute, sell or share email
For local zoning information both current and
archived see Current Zonings
Buzz Ahrens is retiring as Chairman
of the Board of Commissioners. Buzz has supported slower growth
for the last 12 years. It has been easy to be lulled into thinking that
the days of out of control growth can't return, but they can.
I am not ashamed to say that I am a
single issue voter and that issue is growth. Growth is what drives our
quality of life in Hickory Flat and slower, lower density, and rural
development is my only focus. Lower density development protects the
quality of our schools, property values, keeps crime low, and is the only
hope for our already overburdened roads.
Harry Johnston has consistently
supported slower growth over the last two decades. I watched him on
the Planning Commission and as a Commissioner. He never failed the slow
growth community. He was at times the only voice on the BOC for slow
growth. He tried to contain the cities and their thrust into Hickory Flat.
He stood up to huge developments in the Northern reaches of Cherokee County that
would have ushered in thousands of new homes.
It is our turn to support Harry.
Those of like mind have united behind him in his election for Chairman of the
Board of Commissions to replace Buzz Ahrens.
Under the leadership of Buzz Ahrens
we have enjoyed 12 years of recovery from the high density zonings that were
approved under the prior administration. We are still working our way past
that rezoning legacy. It is clear in Hickory Flat that a lot of damage
can be done in 4 years.
Hickory Flat can not take a chance
on another candidate. Don't let the noise of the campaigns distract you
from what really matters. If growth is your issue please stand with
those of us who are truly and consistently against over development. Vote for Harry Johnston on May 22, 2018.
We know Harry's track record and we know he is
with us on responsible growth, lower density, and support for rural development.
Unlike his opponent
Harry has never been a builder or developer. He does not have large
contributions from the development community. He does not have a business
that depends on growth. We can't take a chance on what candidates say
they will do when Harry has a proven commitment to responsible growth.
Vote May 22, 2018 for Harry
For more information
Cherokee Coalition for Responsible Growth CCRG
A great group supporting responsible growth county wide
Great site for residents of Hickory Flat or Cherokee County
Official Cherokee County Web Site