County Ordinances

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Proposed Ordinance Amendments

Public Hearing Regarding Proposed New Ordinance 129 - Short Term Vacation Rentals

UPDATE:  The Board of Commissioners held their public hearing May 3, 3018 where no action was taken.  A fourth public hearing is scheduled for June 7, 2018. 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 5:00 p.m., the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider the adoption of Forsyth County Ordinance 129, Short-Term Vacation Rentals. The public hearing will be held in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220 of the Forsyth County Administration Building at 110 East Main Street, Cumming, Georgia 30040.  The purpose of the public hearing shall be for public review and comment concerning a proposed Ordinance to regulate residential properties utilized for short-term rental, to include appointment of a registered agent, to impose certain requirements and restrictions regarding the use of properties for short-term rental, an annual permitting system, a fee for same, and enforcement and penalties; to repeal conflicting ordinances; and for other purposes. A copy of the proposed Ordinance is on file with the clerk in the Forsyth County Administration Building at 110 East Main Street, Cumming, Georgia 30040 and will be made available upon request.  All Forsyth County residents and any other affected and/or interested persons are invited and encouraged to attend.

Forsyth County Board of Commissioners



Previous public hearings were held on January 4, 2018 February 1, 2018, and May 3, 2018. 

Please see revised proposed ordinance amendment here.

 

Public Hearing Regarding Proposed Ordinance Amendment to the Alcohol Ordinance 68, Code Chapter 6

UPDATE:  The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners held their public hearing on May 3, 2018 where no action was taken.  A second public hearing will be scheduled for June 7, 2018. 


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

 

Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 5:00 p.m., the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider an amendment to the Forsyth County Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance, otherwise known as Forsyth County Ordinance 68 or Chapter 6 of the Forsyth County Code of Ordinances. The public hearing will be held in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220 of the Forsyth County Administration Building at 110 East Main Street, Cumming, Georgia 30040.  The purpose of the public hearing shall be for public review and comment concerning a proposed modification to regulations regarding the increase of the volume of alcohol served and price charged for alcoholic beverages in specified locations; to repeal conflicting ordinances; and for other purposes. A copy of the proposed amendment is on file with the clerk in the Forsyth County Administration Building at 110 East Main Street, Cumming, Georgia 30040 and will be made available upon request.  All Forsyth County residents and any other affected and/or interested persons are invited and encouraged to attend.

Forsyth County Board of Commissioners

A previous public hearing was held on May 3, 2018. 


See proposed Alcohol Ordinance amendment here.

 

Public Hearing Regarding Proposed Extension of Small Cell Technology Moratorium

UPDATE:   The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners held their public hearing on May 3, 2018 and voted to adopt the ordinance amendment as presented.  

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING MORATORIUM

Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 5:00 p.m., the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing and receive public input in order to consider the possible extension, until August 1, 2018, of the temporary, emergency moratorium adopted on April 10, 2018, barring the acceptance of applications for permits for wireless communications devices and facilities in the County right-of-way. The public hearing will be held in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220 of the Forsyth County Administration Building at 110 East Main Street, Cumming, Georgia 30040.  All Forsyth County residents and any other affected and/or interested persons are invited and encouraged to attend.

Forsyth County Board of Commissioners

Click here to view the moratorium extension. 


Public Hearing Regarding Proposed Amendment to the Sign Ordinance 74, Code Chapter 66

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, June 7, 2018, at 5:00 p.m., the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider an amendment to the County Sign Ordinance, otherwise referred to as Ordinance 74, as codified at Chapter 66 of Code of Forsyth County, Georgia. The public hearing will be held in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220 of the Forsyth County Administration Building.  The purpose of the public hearing shall be for public review and comment concerning a proposed amendment to Section 66-111; to repeal conflicting ordinances; and for other purposes.   All Forsyth County residents and any other affected and/or interested persons are invited and encouraged to attend.

Forsyth County Board of Commissioners

Click here to view the proposed ordinance amendment. 


Public Hearing Regarding Proposed Ordinance Amendment to the Noise Ordinance 80, Code Chapter 34

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 5:00 p.m., the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider an amendment to the Forsyth County Noise Ordinance, otherwise known as Forsyth County Ordinance 80 or Article IV of Chapter 34 of the Forsyth County Code of Ordinances. The public hearing will be held in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220 of the Forsyth County Administration Building at 110 East Main Street, Cumming, Georgia 30040.  The purpose of the public hearing shall be for public review and comment concerning a proposed modification to impose regulations for the maximum sound levels in residential zones and residential buildings during specified hours; to repeal conflicting ordinances; and for other purposes.   All Forsyth County residents and any other affected and/or interested persons are invited and encouraged to attend.

 Forsyth County Board of Commissioners

Click here to view the proposed ordinance amendment.

 

 

Public Hearing Regarding Proposed NEW Ordinance - Commercial Car Wash Water Recycling Requirement

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 5:00 p.m., the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider adoption of an Ordinance to be known as the “Commercial Car Wash Water Recycling Requirement” and to become Section 18-190 of Article 6 of Chapter 18 of the Forsyth County Code of Ordinances. The public hearing will be held in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220 of the Forsyth County Administration Building at 110 East Main Street, Cumming, Georgia 30040.  The purpose of the public hearing shall be for public review and comment concerning a proposed Ordinance requiring the recycling of water by commercial car washes; to repeal conflicting ordinances; and for other purposes. All Forsyth County residents and any other affected and/or interested persons are invited and encouraged to attend.

 Forsyth County Board of Commissioners

 Click her to view the proposed NEW ordinance.

Public Hearing Regarding Proposed Ordinance Amendment to the Non-Traditional Tobacco & Paraphanalia Ordinance 127

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

 

Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 5:00 p.m., the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing in order to consider an amendment to the Forsyth County Non-traditional Tobacco Paraphernalia, E-Cigarettes, and Alternative Nicotine Ordinance, otherwise known as Forsyth County Ordinance No. 127 or Article I, Chapter 50 of the Forsyth County Code of Ordinances. The public hearing will be held in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220 of the Forsyth County Administration Building.  The purpose of the public hearing shall be for public review and comment concerning proposed modifications to the non-traditional tobacco paraphernalia, vape, and e-cigarette license and permit application process to require enhanced identification and fingerprint background checks, additional language regarding window glazing or window covering and or obstruction, and minor’s admittance into licensed or permitted establishments. All Forsyth County residents and any other affected and/or interested persons are invited and encouraged to attend.

 

Forsyth County Board of Commissioner

Click here to view the proposed ordinance amendment.

 

Public Hearing Regarding Proposed Amendment to Pawnbroker/Pawn Shop Ordinance 96

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

 

Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 5:00 p.m., the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing in order to consider an amendment to the Forsyth County Pawnbrokers and Pawn Shop Ordinance, otherwise known as Forsyth County Ordinance No. 96 or Article III, Chapter 22 of the Forsyth County Code of Ordinances. The public hearing will be held in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220 of the Forsyth County Administration Building.  The purpose of the public hearing shall be for public review and comment concerning proposed modifications to the pawnbroker and pawnshop license and application process to require enhanced identification and fingerprint background checks. All Forsyth County residents and any other affected and/or interested persons are invited and encouraged to attend.

 

Forsyth County Board of Commissioner

Click here to view the proposed ordinance amendment.

 

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