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Resident Input Sought on County’s Trees, Mass Grading and Stormwater Design Requirements

Resident Input Sought on County’s Trees, Mass Grading and Stormwater Design Requirements
Meeting to discuss potential ordinance modifications to be held June 20 A public input meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 20 to kick-off the public engagement process for the review of the county’s tree ordinance, regulations pertaining to mass grading and an incentives program for innovative, low impact storm water design.  These items were identified as implementation measures in the latest update of the Forsyth County Comprehensive Plan and they are being bundled together in an effort to consider regulatory changes pertaining to the removal of trees and movement of earth during the development process.  “These tasks are related to policy ...

VIDEO: Five Questions About Your Property Value Assessment

VIDEO: Five Questions About Your Property Value Assessment
Forsyth County Board of Assessors Chief Appraiser Mary Kirkpatrick answers frequently asked questions about property value assessments.  Property owners wishing to appeal their property value must submit the appeal in writing. Appeal process details can be found on the Board of Assessors’ department page. Read more information about the state-required annual assessment notices. 

Forsyth County Animal Shelter Discounting Adoption Fees for the Summer

Forsyth County Animal Shelter Discounting Adoption Fees for the Summer
“Summer of Love” adoption promotion available June 2 through September 3   The Forsyth County Animal Shelter hopes to help families bring a new pet, and some summer love, home by cutting their standard $85 pet adoption fee to $40 for all animals. The Summer of Love adoption promotion begins June 2 and will be available for pet adoptions through September 3, 2018.   “With the warmer weather outside and with kids now home from school, the summer is a great time to for many families to adopt a new pet,” said Animal Shelter Manager Cindy Iacopella. “All of the pets in the shelter deserve a good home and we ...

Tax Assessment Notices Mailed to Residents

Tax Assessment Notices Mailed to Residents
Notice is informational, not a bill The Forsyth County Board of Tax Assessors has mailed out the state-required annual assessment notices to all people who own property in Forsyth County. The assessment notices are scheduled to be mailed out in mid-May of every year. * The Forsyth County Board of Tax Assessors is charged with the following duties under state law: 1. The determination of whether property is taxable or whether it is exempt from taxation, i.e. a church or government property. 2. The determination of whether properties are assessed at fair market value. 3. The determination of whether assessments are fairly and justly equalized. That is, ...

County Offices Closed for Memorial Day

County Offices Closed for Memorial Day
Forsyth County government offices will be closed Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day. This includes county offices, the animal shelter, Senior Services, the three recreation centers and the three recycling convenience centers. We salute and honor all those who died while serving in the United States armed forces.

Forsyth County to Host Senior Health and Fitness Day Events

Forsyth County to Host Senior Health and Fitness Day Events
25th annual National Senior Health and Fitness Day will take place on Wednesday, May 30 Forsyth County Senior Services will host special activities for residents in two of their active adult centers, Sexton Hall Enrichment Center and Hearthstone Lodge Fitness Facility, on National Senior Health and Fitness Day.  Wednesday, May 30 will mark the 25th anniversary of the nation’s largest health and wellness event geared to older adults. An estimated 100,000 plus older adults will participate in activities at more than 1,000 locations throughout the U.S. The theme of the day is “Active Today, Healthier Tomorrow” and the goal is to ...

Polls Open May 22 for General Primary, NonPartisan General Election and Special Elections

Polls Open May 22 for General Primary, NonPartisan General Election and Special Elections
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22 for the General Primary, NonPartisan General Election and Special Elections. Voters must go to their designated polling place to vote on Election Day. Please verify your Election Day precinct at www.forsythco.com prior to heading out to vote. For all in-person voting, remember to bring one of the six acceptable forms of photo identification. Please note there is no voting of any kind the Monday prior to any election.  Schools No Longer Serve as Election Day Polling Places If you previously voted at a school, visit www.forsythco.com or ...

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