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Public Hearing Regarding Land Disturbance Permit Moratorium

Public Hearing Regarding Land Disturbance Permit Moratorium
Update: At their meeting March 20, 2017, the Board of Commissioners approved extension of the moratorium until June 18, 2017. The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners held a public hearing on January 19, 2017, and voted to extend the temporary moratorium until March 20, 2017. The temporary moratorium was originally adopted on December 20, 2016, on the acceptance of applications for land disturbance permits for uses identified in Chapter 12 of the Unified Development Code and commercial components within an MPD on property located in the Coal Mountain Area of the county.  Resolution extending an existing moratorium Click here to view the Coal ...

Forsyth County Kicks Off Transportation Plan Update

Forsyth County Kicks Off Transportation Plan Update
Plan was last updated in 2011 Forsyth County is embarking upon the important process of updating its comprehensive transportation plan, a guiding document that outlines the long-range vision for transportation in the county. The updated plan will take a close look at the transportation needs of people who live, work and play throughout the county and will result in projects to address vehicular, freight, bicycle and pedestrian needs. Community involvement is key in ensuring the plan update truly captures the spirit and desire of the various voices that represent Forsyth County. Residents, business owners, service organizations and other stakeholders will ...

Keep Forsyth County Beautiful Offering Free Adopt-A-Stream Workshops

Keep Forsyth County Beautiful Offering Free Adopt-A-Stream Workshops
Workshops to be held this spring, summer and fall Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB), a Keep America Beautiful Affiliate, is offering free Adopt-A-Stream workshops to educate citizens on how to protect and monitor their local waterways. The workshops cover three topics: Macroinvertebrate Assessment, Chemical/Bacterial Certification, and Amphibian and Frog Monitoring. Macroinvertebrate Assessment is suitable for ages third grade and up. Any child under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants at the Hampton Park Library and City Hall locations will be getting in the water, so wear shoes that can get wet. The workshops will take ...

Forsyth County Senior Expo Scheduled for April 8

Forsyth County Senior Expo Scheduled for April 8
Annual event open to seniors, their families, friends and caregivers Forsyth County Senior Services is hosting their 15th annual Forsyth Senior Expo on Saturday, April 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Forsyth Conference Center at Lanier Technical College, located at 3410 Ronald Reagan Boulevard. The Forsyth Senior Expo includes free admission for attendees and is a popular event for seniors, their families, friends and caregivers. The event hosts vendors from home care, senior living, legal services and more. Attendees also have access to free health screenings, refreshments and multiple opportunities to win door prizes. For more information ...

Public Hearing Regarding Possible Extension of Moratorium on LED/EMB Signage Upgrades

Public Hearing Regarding Possible Extension of Moratorium on LED/EMB Signage Upgrades
  Update: At their March 16, 2017 meeting, the Board of Commissioners approved to extend the moratorium until June 16, 2017. Resolution extending the existing moratorium until June 16, 2017 The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners held a public hearing on Thursday, December 15, 2016 and approved a 90-day extension, until March 17, 2017, of the emergency, 30-day moratorium adopted on November 17, 2016 barring the acceptance of applications for permits to upgrade non-conforming signs to Electronic Message Boards pursuant to Section 66-101(b) and (c) of the Forsyth County Code of Ordinances (Sign Ordinance, Ordinance 74, Section 4.1(b) and (c)). The public hearing ...

Important Information About Homestead Exemption

Important Information About Homestead Exemption
Homestead Exemption is one way to reduce the amount of property tax you pay on your residential property. In Forsyth County, if you own the property, reside on that property and are a legal resident of the county, all as of January 1 of the tax year, you may qualify for Homestead Exemption. While you can file for Homestead Exemption year-round, you must file by Monday, April 3, to receive these benefits for 2017. For more information about Homestead Exemption, call the Tax Assessor’s Office at (770) 781-2106 or visit the Homestead Exemption webpage at forsythco.com. Where to file: Tax Assessor’s ...

District 4 Commissioner to Hold Community Meeting March 15

District 4 Commissioner to Hold Community Meeting March 15
On Wednesday, March 15, District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills will host a Comprehensive Plan Update community meeting from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Coal Mountain Community Building, located within Coal Mountain Park at 3560 Settingdown Road, to discuss the plan as it relates to District 4. The meeting will be informal, and the public is invited to attend anytime during these hours. Information on the Comprehensive Plan Update, known as Foster Forsyth, can be found here: www.fosterforsyth.com. 

Change the Batteries in Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms When You Change Your Clocks

Change the Batteries in Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms When You Change Your Clocks
The start of daylight saving time is a good occasion to replace batteries The Forsyth County Fire Department reminds citizens to change the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms when they set their clocks forward an hour this Sunday, March 12. The Forsyth County Fire Department suggests that if the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are serviceable, they should be changed every six to twelve months. Prior to replacing the batteries, review the recommendations provided by the unit’s manufacturer, and replace the units themselves every seven to ten years. It’s also important to test the ...

New Segment of SR 400 Now Open to Northbound Motorists

New Segment of SR 400 Now Open to Northbound Motorists
On March 1, Forsyth County motorists got their first chance to try out a portion of the new northbound lane on SR 400 when GDOT removed construction barrels from approximately 1,000 feet of roadway. Roadwork continues from just north of the Bald Ridge Marina Road overpass to SR 369. The widening of the northbound segment of SR 400 has an expected completion date of late May or early June, about the same time the southbound widening is set to begin. Click here for more information on this GDOT road project

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