County Ordinances

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Proposed Ordinance Amendments

Amendment to the Forsyth County Alcohol Code No. 6 (Ordinance 68) Regarding On-Premises Sales at Vintage Automobile Storage Facilities

UPDATE:  At the January 4, 2018 Regular Meeting the the Board of Commissioners adopted the  proposed amendment as presented.

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, January 4, 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 Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance, otherwise known as Forsyth County Ordinance Number 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. The purpose of the public hearing shall be for public review and comment concerning a proposed modification to amend regulations permitting on-premises sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages in specified locations; 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

A previous public hearing on this matter was held on December 7, 2017. 

Click here to view a copy of the amendment.

Public Hearing Regarding Proposed Amendment to the Forsyth County Animal Control Code No. 14 (Ordinance 11)

UPDATE:  The Board of Commissioners held their second public hearing on this matter at the January 4, 2018 Regular Meeting.  There will be a third public hearing for decision scheduled February 1, 2018.  A second revised proposed ordinance amendment is linked below.

 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

 
Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, February 1, 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 Animal Control Ordinance, otherwise known as Forsyth County Ordinance Number 11 or Chapter 14 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 amend regulations restricting the tethering of dogs; to provide for additional requirements for the adoption of animals from the County animal shelter; to provide for additional penalties for animal cruelty convictions; to establish a permitting process for individuals who work in establishments where the primary business involves the care, treatment, or sale of animals; 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

A public hearing was previously held on Thursday, December 7, 2017 and January 4,, 2018.

 Click here to view the revised proposed ordinance amendment.

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

UPDATE:  After the January 4, 2018 first public hearing, the Board of Commissioners has placed this item on the January 9, 2018 Work Session for discussion.  


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, February 1, 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 requiring the registration of residential properties utilized for short-term rental, to include appointment of a registered agent, an annual permitting system, a fee for same, and enforcement and penalties; 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

A previous public hearing was held on Thursday, January 4, 2018. 

Click her to view the proposed NEW ordinance 129.

 

Public Hearing Regarding Proposed New Ordinance 128 - Coal Ash and Leachate Misting

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, February 1, 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 128, Prohibition on the Introduction of Coal Combustion Residuals (“Coal Ash”) and Landfill Leachate Misting in or on any Landfill or Disposal Facility in Forsyth County. 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 banning the introduction of coal combustion residuals (“Coal Ash”) and the spraying, misting, and/or aerosolizing of leachate (treated or untreated) into or on any landfill or disposal facility in Forsyth County; 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

A previous public hearing was held on Thursday, January 4, 2018. 

Click here to view the proposed NEW ordinance 128. 

Public Hearing Regarding Proposed Amendment to the Forsyth County Alcohol Code No. 6 (Ordinance 68)

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, February 1, 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 Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance, otherwise known as Forsyth County Ordinance No. 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. The purpose of the public hearing shall be for public review and comment concerning a proposed modification to amend enforcement of alcohol violation procedures, requirements regarding applicants criminal history, adoption of distance requirements to follow O.C.G.A 3-3-21; incorporation of SB85 allowing direct sales on the premises of licensed breweries and distilleries; addition of language to specifically identify Limited Liability Companies; and for other purposes.  All Forsyth County residents and any other affected and/or interested persons are invited and encouraged to atten

Forsyth County Board of Commissioners

A previous public hearing was held on January 4, 2018. 

Click here to review the second revised proposed amendment.
 

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