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New Community Garden Now Open at Sexton Hall Community Center

New Community Garden Now Open at Sexton Hall Community Center
Forsyth County Senior Services unveils new garden for community use A dedication ceremony and tree planting was held at Sexton Hall, located at 2115 Chloe Road (off of Sharon Road), on June 13 to kick off a new community garden. The garden is a collaborative project with various partners – the County Extension Service and their Master Gardeners and Naturalists, the Boy Scouts of America, the Thanks Mom & Dad Foundation and several local businesses.  “The garden expands the space available for recreation and relaxation not only for center participants, but the community at large,” said Senior Services Director Ruthie Brew. ...

Forsyth County Juvenile Court Recognized for Child Sexual Abuse Training

Forsyth County Juvenile Court Recognized for Child Sexual Abuse Training
The Forsyth County Juvenile Court has achieved Partner in Prevention status, a designation awarded by the nonprofit Darkness to Light. The status is given to organizations which take extra steps to protect the children they serve by training staff to understand the issue of child sexual abuse, identify unsafe situations and practices and react responsibly in the best interest of the children they serve. Forsyth County Juvenile Court earned the Partner in Prevention designation by providing Stewards of Children training to over 90% of its management, staff and volunteers. Partner in Prevention was created as a national standard to help ...

Forsyth County Recognizes Flag Day

Forsyth County Recognizes Flag Day
Flag Day is celebrated on June 14 June 14 marks the anniversary of the adoption of the Stars and Stripes as the American flag by the Continental Congress in 1777. Each year, Forsyth County celebrates Flag Day and National Flag Week to honor our national emblem. Learn more about the history of Flag Day by clicking here.

Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’

Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’
Commission Chairman Todd Levent addresses the annual State of the County, voters head to the polls and new trails are now open at two county parks. We cover these topics and more in this month’s episode of ‘Your Forsyth,’ a monthly short-segment video series recapping Forsyth County government highlights from the previous month.  Watch the new episode now from the TV Forsyth On Demand section of the county website.  Your Forsyth airs all month long on TV Forsyth (Comcast channel 23, AT&T channel 99 and TV Forsyth Live at forsythco.com). The program is also available to watch anytime on the county ...

Forsyth County Water & Sewer Department 2018 Water Quality Report Now Available

Forsyth County Water & Sewer Department 2018 Water Quality Report Now Available
Report available at forsythco.com   The Forsyth County Water & Sewer Department 2018 Water Quality Report is now available for viewing. In early June, the report will be mailed to county water and sewer customers with their paper bills, and for those with paperless billing, the report will be provided as a website link in their monthly invoice.     The report provides information from 2017 on where the county’s water comes from, what it contains and how it compares to standards required by the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act. Forsyth County’s water met all U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and state drinking water health standards in 2017.   A PDF version of ...

Senior Services’ June-July Newsletter Now Available

Senior Services’ June-July Newsletter Now Available
Hiking club, technology classes, card games, aquatic fitness classes and more – it’s all offered for residents 50 and over by Forsyth County Senior Services! Click here to read their June-July newsletter for details on what’s coming up. Visit the Forsyth County Senior Services page for more information or call (770) 781-2178.

Resident Input Sought on County’s Trees, Mass Grading and Stormwater Design Requirements

Resident Input Sought on County’s Trees, Mass Grading and Stormwater Design Requirements
Meeting to discuss potential ordinance modifications to be held June 20 A public input meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 20 to kick-off the public engagement process for the review of the county’s tree ordinance, regulations pertaining to mass grading and an incentives program for innovative, low impact storm water design.  These items were identified as implementation measures in the latest update of the Forsyth County Comprehensive Plan and they are being bundled together in an effort to consider regulatory changes pertaining to the removal of trees and movement of earth during the development process.  “These tasks are related to policy ...

VIDEO: Five Questions About Your Property Value Assessment

VIDEO: Five Questions About Your Property Value Assessment
Forsyth County Board of Assessors Chief Appraiser Mary Kirkpatrick answers frequently asked questions about property value assessments.  Property owners wishing to appeal their property value must submit the appeal in writing. Appeal process details can be found on the Board of Assessors’ department page. Read more information about the state-required annual assessment notices. 

Forsyth County Animal Shelter Discounting Adoption Fees for the Summer

Forsyth County Animal Shelter Discounting Adoption Fees for the Summer
“Summer of Love” adoption promotion available June 2 through September 3   The Forsyth County Animal Shelter hopes to help families bring a new pet, and some summer love, home by cutting their standard $85 pet adoption fee to $40 for all animals. The Summer of Love adoption promotion begins June 2 and will be available for pet adoptions through September 3, 2018.   “With the warmer weather outside and with kids now home from school, the summer is a great time to for many families to adopt a new pet,” said Animal Shelter Manager Cindy Iacopella. “All of the pets in the shelter deserve a good home and we ...

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