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Forsyth County Senior Services’ Sexton Hall Enrichment Center to Host Open House August 29

Forsyth County Senior Services’ Sexton Hall Enrichment Center to Host Open House August 29
Event celebrates the completion of recent renovations   Forsyth County Senior Services will host an open house and ice cream social Tuesday, August 29, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Sexton Hall Enrichment Center to celebrate the center’s recently completed renovations.   During the free event, attendees will have the opportunity to meet instructors and staff, tour the updated space, learn about upcoming programming and events, and enjoy ice cream sundaes, entertainment and prizes.   “We are so excited to show off our improved space to the public,” said Senior Services Director Ruthie Brew. “Sexton Hall Enrichment Center has so much to offer ...

Forsyth County Adds New Safety Feature to Several Parks

Forsyth County Adds New Safety Feature to Several Parks
New system designed to warn of lightning   The Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Department has recently added a new safety feature to several parks throughout the county. The Thor Guard Weather Warning System is designed to predict lightning before it strikes and is now in place at all of the department’s athletic facilities and at Sawnee Mountain Preserve. The goal of using the system is to maximize safety by providing park staff and volunteers with critical, timely lightning warning information in an easy-to-use format.   The system’s sensor continuously monitors the atmosphere’s electrostatic energy as far away as 15 miles and evaluates the ...

Forsyth County District 2 Commissioner Rick Swope Resigns Post

Forsyth County District 2 Commissioner Rick Swope Resigns Post
Special election will be held to fill vacancy   Forsyth County District 2 Commissioner and Vice Chairman Rick Swope has announced his resignation from his post effective at noon on Tuesday, August 15. Swope’s resignation comes as a result of his recent acceptance of an executive position with E*TRADE, a position which strictly limits outside business activities including public service positions.   “I regret not being able to complete my full term,” said Swope, who took office on January 1. “However, it has been an honor to have been a steward of this post and offer my time and talents toward a better ...

New ‘Your Forsyth’ Month-In-Review Video Series Launched

New ‘Your Forsyth’ Month-In-Review Video Series Launched
The Forsyth County Department of Communications has launched a new monthly short-segment video series titled Your Forsyth. Your Forsyth will feature county government activities of the previous month, which may include highlights from Board of Commissioners’ meetings and various county government events, and news from county government departments, while reporting from a different county location each month. Your Forsyth will air all month long on TV Forsyth (Comcast Channel 23, AT&T Channel 99 and TV Forsyth Live at forsythco.com). The program will also be available to watch anytime on the county government’s Facebook page – www.facebook.com/ForsythCountyGovernment – and TV ...

Eagle’s Beak Park Now Open in Northwest Forsyth County

Eagle’s Beak Park Now Open in Northwest Forsyth County
Park features a canoe and kayak river launch and nature trails   Northwest Forsyth County is home to the county’s newest passive park, Eagle’s Beak Park, located at 8420 Old Federal Road in Ball Ground. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the new park August 7. The park’s construction was funded by the Parks, Recreation and Green Space Bond approved by Forsyth County voters in 2008 and by the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) VI program.   The new 226-acre park features a canoe and kayak launch on the Etowah River, nature trails, restroom facility and parking.   “We are ...

Notice of Forsyth County Board of Commissioners of Intent to Increase Compensation

Update: At their meeting August 17, 2017, the Board of Commissioners voted to deny the Resolution to increase board member compensation. Pursuant to O.C.G.A. 36-5-24(b), the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners does hereby provide notice that on August 17, 2017, the Board will take up for consideration and possibly approve a Resolution authorizing an increase in Board of Commissioner member compensation.  The proposed compensation for the Board of Commissioners is as follows: (1) annual salary for the Chair: $49,500; annual salary for other Board members: $48,000; (2) Board members shall receive the same health insurance coverage as regular full-time employees, ...

Johnson Named Forsyth County Manager

Johnson Named Forsyth County Manager
The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners named Eric Johnson as county manager at their meeting August 3. Johnson, named on July 18 as the sole finalist for the position, is slated to begin his new role with Forsyth County government September 5.   Mr. Johnson will bring to the position 30 years of experience in county government, including 24 years in senior management roles, serving most recently as assistant county administrator for Hillsborough County, Florida, a position he had held since 2015. He has also served Hillsborough County in the positions of director of strategic planning and ERP implementation, management ...

Forsyth County Receives National Awards for Two Annual Reports

Forsyth County Receives National Awards for Two Annual Reports
Recognitions come from the National Association of County Information Officers   The National Association of County Information Officers (NACIO) has recognized the Forsyth County Government 2015 Annual Report and the Forsyth County Fire Department 2015 Annual Report through the 2017 NACIO Awards of Excellence. Both reports earned an Excellence rating, the result of exceeding industry standards.   The Forsyth County Government 2015 Annual Report includes highlights from the year, updates on transportation projects and new parks, information on county government funding and more. The 2015 report can be viewed online at the Department of Communications page at forsythco.com. Printed copies of the ...

Forsyth County’s Play at the Park Event Is Seeking Vendors

Forsyth County’s Play at the Park Event Is Seeking Vendors
Play at the Park event to be held at Forsyth County’s Fowler Park on September 30 Forsyth County Parks & Recreation and the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce are preparing for the 15th annual Play at the Park Family Fun Festival event to be held at Fowler Park on Saturday, September 30, and are seeking vendors to participate. Prospective vendors include businesses, nonprofit organizations, arts and crafts, and product consultants. Space is limited, and vendor applications will be accepted through Friday, September 15. Visit www.playatthepark.com for event details and vendor registration. Play at the Park is a family-friendly community event ...

Senior Services August-September Newsletter Now Available

Senior Services August-September Newsletter Now Available
The August through September edition of Forsyth County Senior Services’ newsletter is now available for viewing. Senior Services, with three convenient locations, offers a multitude of programs, trips, fitness classes and activities for county residents ages 50 and over, as well as an annual membership program that results in lower program and activity fees. Click here to view the August through September newsletter. Visit the Forsyth County Senior Services page for more information or call (770) 781-2178.

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