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The senate majority leader repaid the money to his campaign account.
The county has the lowest rate for the 10-county region.
Decision was made by an interim grand jury on Monday.
Although Chairman Buzz Ahrens and other officials explained the potential benefits of the 1% sales tax, opponents still believe it is a double tax that will hurt many Cherokee residents.
A Developments of Regional Impact application for the proposed project has been submitted to the state for review.
Government, Police & Fire
Among the highlights: An arrest was made in connection with last week's bomb threat at the Pilgrim's Pride processing plant on Univeter Road. The Canton City Council did not raise senior garbage rates.
Voters on Nov. 6 will consider imposing the sales tax, which would be used to reduce property taxes.
Before Thursday's vote, seniors were staring at the possibility of a $3.50 hike in their monthly garbage bills.
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