COLUMBUS - Attorney Gene Barrett appeared before the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners on Oct. 2, to update them on the pending tax sale.

Barrett presented a petition for 257 parcels. The petition was given to the commissioners to review and ultimately sign. Barrett said that with the board's approval the petition would be filed with the court later that day.

Chairman Pat Collins signed the petition on behalf of the board. The commissioners agreed to set a fee of $300 to be assessed to each parcel to cover the costs of preparing tax sale. This fee is in addition to the taxes, penalty, and interest due on each parcel.