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Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’

Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’
Sharon Forks Library gets a makeover, residents weigh in on SPLOST tax dollars and Sawnee Mountain Preserve is ready for summer. 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 government’s Facebook page – www.facebook.com/ForsythCountyGovernment ...

Subarea Plan Open House Set for May 14

Subarea Plan Open House Set for May 14
Public feedback being sought for trail-related community needs   Forsyth County is asking for citizen input on a subarea plan designed to establish an integrated trail system in the northern portion of the county. The plan includes sidewalks, bicycle paths, multi-use trails and supporting facilities that foster community health through promotion of bicycle travel and increased walkability.   Building upon the Forsyth County Bicycle Transportation & Pedestrian Walkways 2025 Plan, the subarea plan also incorporates land-use connections between neighborhoods, county facilities and the county’s natural resources including Lake Lanier, Sawnee Mountain and the Etowah River.   Citizens will have the opportunity to view the latest proposal and offer input prior to the plan moving forward for ...

Advance Voting for May 22 General Primary, NonPartisan General Election and Special Elections Starts Monday, April 30

Advance Voting for May 22 General Primary, NonPartisan General Election and Special Elections Starts Monday, April 30
Advance voting for the May 22 General Primary, NonPartisan General Election and Special Elections will be offered weekdays for three weeks, April 30 to May 18, and Saturday, May 12. Registered voters can take advantage of advance voting for the May 22 election:   Forsyth County Voter Registration and Elections Office (NEW LOCATION: 1201 Sawnee Drive) -          Monday through Friday, April 30 to May 18, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. -          Saturday, May 12, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.   Advance voting will also be available at the following three locations during the times provided below:   Hampton Park Library (5345 Settingdown Road) Midway Park Community Building (5100 Post Road) Sharon Springs Park Community Building (1950 Sharon Road) -          Saturday, May 12, 9 a.m. ...

Recycle Paint and Electronics May 19

Recycle Paint and Electronics May 19
Event is used to raise funds for KFCB and improve the local environment Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB) invites residents to participate in their upcoming paint and electronics recycling event on Saturday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cumming Fairgrounds' parking lot 3 off of Castleberry Road.  “This event is something that the staff looks forward to being a part of, every spring and fall” Environmental Program Manager Tammy Wright said. “The number of items collected in the 4-hour period grows each year and shows that the community is dedicated to keeping these items out of landfills.”  Accepted ...

Forsyth County Senior Services Handbag Auction to Benefit Older Adults in Need

Forsyth County Senior Services Handbag Auction to Benefit Older Adults in Need
Handbag auction taking place April 28   Forsyth County Senior Services will host a handbag auction event on Saturday, April 28 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Sexton Hall Enrichment Center located at 2115 Chloe Drive.   Gently used handbags, purses and wallets donated earlier this year will be available for bidding through a silent auction, with a few special items being auctioned off live. Proceeds from the auction will benefit older adults in need through Forsyth County Senior Services.   “We are excited to raise money for older adults in need in our community and to do it in such a fun way,” said Senior Services Director Ruthie Brew. “It’s ...

Online Survey Seeks Feedback on Residential Design Preferences

Online Survey Seeks Feedback on Residential Design Preferences
Lot and subdivision design preferences survey available through May 2 Forsyth County is seeking citizen feedback, through an online survey, on preferred residential design standards for the single-family Res2, Res3 and Res4 zoning districts. Design standards under consideration include exterior materials, windows, roofs, garages, lighting, building orientation to street, building scale and disposition on lot, site design, connectivity and walkability, landscaping and open space. Data collected from the survey will help formulate a vision for future residential development in the county, building upon design preferences communicated by stakeholders who attended March listening sessions and an April open house. The survey is available ...

Junior Fire Academy Offered by Forsyth County Fire Department

Junior Fire Academy Offered by Forsyth County Fire Department
Eighth annual program available for rising seventh- and eighth-graders   The Forsyth County Fire Department invites youth of Forsyth County interested in learning what it takes to be a firefighter to sign up for a free weeklong daytime summer camp program. The Junior Fire Academy, for students entering seventh and eighth grade this fall, will be held Monday, June 4, through Friday, June 8.    The camp provides participants education and experiences surrounding the job of a firefighter. Topics covered include firefighting, search-and-rescue practices, CPR and more.   “The Junior Fire Academy is a great way to show our community’s students a week in the life of a firefighter while also helping ...

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