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Forsyth County Announces Property Tax Rates Bond Rate to be Reduced; M&O, Fire Rates Expected to Remain the Same; Increase in Tax Dollars from Growth in Tax Digest

Forsyth County Announces Property Tax Rates Bond Rate to be Reduced; M&O, Fire Rates Expected to Remain the Same; Increase in Tax Dollars from Growth in Tax Digest
Three public hearings to allow for public input   The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners today announces its intention to maintain the county’s Maintenance & Operating and Fire millage rates currently in place with no change. The Bond Rate is advertised to be reduced.  Due to growth in the tax digest, Maintenance & Operating property taxes levied by the County this year will increase by a net 4.46% over the rollback millage rate.   The proposed county Maintenance & Operations rate remains unchanged at 4.642 mills. The proposed Fire rate remains unchanged at 1.975 mills. The proposed Bond rate will be reduced one tenth of a mill to 1.319 mills. These rates ...

Public Hearing Regarding Moratorium on Small Cell Technology Use

Public Hearing Regarding Moratorium on Small Cell Technology Use
The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 5 p.m. to consider the possible extension, until October 5, 2018, of the moratorium adopted on April 10, 2018, which was previously extended on May 3, 2018, barring the acceptance of applications for permits for wireless communications devices and facilities in the County right-of-way. The public hearing will be held in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220 of the Forsyth County Administration Building.  Resolution to extend the moratorium

Buckles and McDaniel to Join Forsyth County Government in Environmental Roles

Buckles and McDaniel to Join Forsyth County Government in Environmental Roles
Sam Buckles and Charles McDaniel have been hired by Forsyth County government to fill the newly created positions of environmental scientist manager and code enforcement officer respectively.  “These new positions will provide assistance to the Recycling and Solid Waste Department in several capacities including monitoring operations of landfills within the county,” said Forsyth County Manager Eric Johnson. “Both Sam and Charles bring a wealth of knowledge to the county in the area of environmental compliance and we are excited for them to begin.” In his role, Buckles will act as a key community liaison, regularly interacting with the public, individual citizens ...

Shields Joins Forsyth County as Director Of Communications

Shields Joins Forsyth County as Director Of Communications
Forsyth County government has hired a director to lead its Communications Department. Karen Shields will join the county staff as director of communications on July 9. This position oversees county publications, media relations, county social media pages and internal communications.  Shields brings to the position more than 20 years of professional experience in the field of communications. Most recently she served as the communications manager and public information officer for the Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources. Shields holds a degree in Business/Office Administration from Southern Adventist University.  “Being able to send accurate messages directly with residents through as many mediums ...

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.

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