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 a third Public Hearing at their Regular Meeting on July 5, 2018 where no action was taken.  The proposed ordinance will move to the July 19, 2018 Regular Meeting agenda. Additional Board discussion was held at the July 10 Work Session and a fourth Public Hearing is scheduled at their Regular Meeting on August 2, 2018. The proposed ordinance linked below was updated 7/13/18.  

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, August 2, 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. 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 May 3, 2018, June 7, 2018, and July 5, 2018. 

Please see revised proposed ordinance (updated 7/13/18). 

 

Amendment to the Sign Ordinance 74, Code Chapter 66

UPDATE:  The Board of Commissioners held a second public hearing on July 5, 2018 where they voted to adopt the proposed amendment as presented at the meeting and linked below. 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, July 5, 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

A previous Public Hearing was held on June 7, 2018 and July 5, 2018.

Click here to view the adopted ordinance amendment.


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

UPDATE:  The Board of Commissioners held the first public hearing at their June 7, 2018 Regular Meeting where they voted to send the ordinance amendment to the July 10, 2018 Work Session for additional discussion. There was a second Public Hearing at the July 5, 2018 Regular Meeting where they voted to move the ordinance amendment forward to the July 19, 2018 Regular Meeting agenda.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, July 5, 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

Previous public hearings were held on June 7, 2018 and July 5, 2018.

 

Click here to view the revised proposed ordinance amendment.

 

 

NEW Ordinance - Commercial Car Wash Water Recycling Requirement

UPDATE:  The Board of Commissioners held a second Public Hearing at their Regular Meeting on July 5, 2018 where they voted to adopt the ordinance as presented and linked below.    

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, July 5, 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

Previous public hearings were held on June 7, 2018 and July 5, 2018.  

 Click her to view the proposed NEW ordinance.

Amendment to the Non-Traditional Tobacco & Paraphanalia Ordinance 127

UPDATE:  The Board of Commissioners held the second public hearing at their Regular Meeting on July 5, 2018 where they voted to adopt the proposed amendment as presented and linked below. 


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

 

Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, July 5, 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. A copy of the proposed amendment is on file with the Department of Planning & Community Development located at the Forsyth County Administration Building at 110 East Main Street, Suite 100, 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 June 7, 2018 and July 5, 2018.  

Click here to view the proposed ordinance amendment.

 

Amendment to Pawnbroker/Pawn Shop Ordinance 96

UPDATE:  The Board of Commissioners held a second Public Hearing at their Regular Meeting on July 5, 2018 where they voted to adopt the ordinance amendment as presented and  linked below.  

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

 Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, July 5, 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. A copy of the proposed amendment is on file with the Department of Planning & Community Development located at the Forsyth County Administration Building at 110 East Main Street, Suite 100, 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 June 7, 2018 and July 5, 2018.

Click here to view the proposed ordinance amendment.

 

Public Hearing Regarding Proposed Amendment to the Ethics Ordinance 77

UPDATE:  The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners held the first public hearing on July 5, 2018 where no action was taken.  A second public hearing is scheduled for August 2, 2018.  


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

 Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, August 2, 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 Ethics Ordinance, otherwise known as Forsyth County Ordinance 77, otherwise known as Article III, Chapter 2 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 implement a wrongful use provision with respect to ethics complaints; 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 July 5, 2018.

Click here to view the revised proposed Ethics Ordinance amendment.

 

Public Hearing Regarding Proposed Water & Sewer Rates and Updated Fees and Policies

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 5:00 p.m., the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider adoption of a resolution setting water & sewer rates and updating related fees and policies. 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 resolution setting updated water and sewer rates, billing policies, surcharges, penalties, and related practices of the County’s water and sewer service program; 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 resolution.

 

Public Hearing Regarding Proposed Amendment to the Animal Control Ordinance 11, Code Chapter 14

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, August 2, 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 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 at 110 East Main Street, Cumming, Georgia 30040. The purpose of the public hearing shall be for public review and comment concerning proposed modifications to provide authority for the enforcement of the ordinance by Forsyth County and Forsyth County Code Enforcement; 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. 

 

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