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Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s Old Atlanta Park Spray Pad to Open May 27

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s Old Atlanta Park Spray Pad to Open May 27
Spray pad will be open on Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day Forsyth County’s popular spray pad, located at Old Atlanta Park, will open for the season beginning Saturday, May 27, and will remain open through September 4. Hours of operation for the spray pad are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., May 27 through August 2. Beginning August 3 until September 4, the hours will be Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Daily admission for the spray pad is $2 per person (1 year ...

Forsyth County Fire Department Recognizes and Promotes Personnel, Graduates Recruit Class

Forsyth County Fire Department Recognizes and Promotes Personnel, Graduates Recruit Class
Fire Department promoted two, and graduated 12 In a ceremony held Monday, May 15, the Forsyth County Fire Department presented awards, promoted two personnel and graduated its newest recruit class. Family, friends and Fire Department staff attended the ceremony held at North Forsyth High School. Awards were presented to personnel in the first portion of the ceremony. Four Life Saved awards were presented to Fire Department personnel in recognition of outstanding actions over the past several years. Three of the Life Saved awards were presented to the firefighters by the individuals whose life they saved. In the promotional portion of the event, ...

Public Hearing Regarding Land Disturbance Permit Moratorium

Public Hearing Regarding Land Disturbance Permit Moratorium
The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Thursday, June 15, 2017, to consider a possible extension, until September 15, 2017, of the moratorium originally adopted on December 20, 2016, and most recently extended on March 20, 2017, on the acceptance of land disturbance permit applications for uses identified in Chapter 12 of the Unified Development Code and commercial components within an MPD on property located within Coal Mountain, which for purposes of this advertisement is property wholly or partially in a quadrilateral area bounded by lines connecting corners located at the following intersections: Browns ...

Level 2 Drought Response Remains in Effect for Forsyth County

Level 2 Drought Response Remains in Effect for Forsyth County
Strict water conservation required for residents Forsyth County is among 12 counties in the state in which the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) recently determined will remain at Level 2 Drought Response due to its dependence on the Chattahoochee River and Lake Lanier for water. Level 2 Drought Response requires that residents follow strict water conservation. Outdoor landscape watering is only allowed two days a week determined by even and odd-numbered addresses. Even-numbered addresses (ending in 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8) and properties without addresses may irrigate on Wednesday and Saturday between the hours of midnight until 10 a.m. and/or 4 p.m. until ...

Forsyth County Animal Shelter Extends Stray Drop-Offs and Owner Surrenders to Saturdays

Forsyth County Animal Shelter Extends Stray Drop-Offs and Owner Surrenders to Saturdays
Forsyth County Animal Shelter opened in 2014 The Forsyth County Animal Shelter will now accept stray drop-offs and owner surrenders Saturdays, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Stray drop-offs and owner surrenders will still be offered weekdays Tuesday through Friday, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. “After receiving requests by residents that the shelter accept stray drop-offs and owner surrenders beyond our weekday hours, we added the staff support to begin providing this service on Saturday mornings,” said acting Animal Shelter Manager Steve Zaring. “We thank the community for embracing the county’s animal shelter and considering the shelter when adopting a cat ...

Public Hearing Regarding MPD Moratorium

Public Hearing Regarding MPD Moratorium
The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Thursday, June 1, 2017, at 5 p.m. in order to consider the possible commencement and/or extension until August 4, 2017 of an emergency, temporary moratorium on the acceptance of applications for rezoning of property to the MPD zoning district. The public hearing will be held in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220 of the Forsyth County Administration Building. All Forsyth County residents and any other affected and/or interested persons are invited and encouraged to attend. Resolution to commence and/or extend MPD moratorium until August 4, 2017 

Renovated Sexton Hall Enrichment Center Now Open

Renovated Sexton Hall Enrichment Center Now Open
Center began renovations in July 2016 Forsyth County’s Senior Services officially reopened Sexton Hall Enrichment Center, on Friday, May 5, with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The renovated Sexton Hall Enrichment Center is located at 2115 Chloe Road, just off of Sharon Road between Peachtree Parkway and Old Atlanta Road. The renovation of Sexton Hall Enrichment Center was funded by the voter-approved Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) VI penny sales tax program. Improvements to the building include a new kitchen, room for a memory-support respite program, an updated entry with large canopy and automatic entrance, an art addition featuring a ...

Forsyth County Fire Department to Hold Annual Boot Drive

Forsyth County Fire Department to Hold Annual Boot Drive
Fundraiser held first three Saturdays in May The Forsyth County Fire Department will join more than 100 fire departments across Georgia to help “Give Burns the Boot”® during their upcoming annual boot drive benefiting the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation. Weather permitting, firefighters will be collecting donations at intersections throughout the county on three upcoming Saturdays: May 6, 13 and 20. Donations collected during the boot drive will be presented to the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation and will be used for fire safety and prevention education, and burn survivor services. A portion of the total funds raised will be returned to ...

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