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Matt Community Park at Settingdown Creek Now Open in Northwest Forsyth County

Matt Community Park at Settingdown Creek Now Open in Northwest Forsyth County
Project funded by Parks, Recreation and Green Space Bond and Impact Fees   Northwest Forsyth County is home to the county’s newest park, as Matt Community Park at Settingdown Creek was officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, August 12. The new, approximately 180-acre park is located at 6555 Wallace Tatum Road.   Phase I of the park includes four synthetic-turf rectangular fields, a playground, concession and restroom buildings and a parks maintenance facility. It is anticipated that approximately one mile of natural-surface walking trails will be added at the park by spring 2017.   The property ...

Daniel to Join Forsyth County as Director of Public Facilities

Daniel to Join Forsyth County as Director of Public Facilities
Forsyth County government has hired a director to lead its Public Facilities Department. Mr. Dennis Daniel will join the county staff as director of Public Facilities on August 15. This position directs operations and activities involving maintenance of buildings, equipment and grounds of Forsyth County facilities and manages the county’s capital projects.   Daniel brings to the position more than 20 years of experience and has an extensive background with large multi-facility organizations including management in operations, process improvement and capital projects. Most recently he served as senior facilities manager with CBRE/ADP. He holds a Bachelor of Science ...

Meincke Sworn In as Forsyth County Associate Juvenile Court Judge

Meincke Sworn In as Forsyth County Associate Juvenile Court Judge
Randall A. Meincke was recently appointed as the first full-time associate Juvenile Court judge for Forsyth County and was sworn into office on August 5, 2016. The ceremony was held at the Forsyth County Juvenile Justice Center, with Chief Superior Court Judge Jeffrey S. Bagley and Chief Juvenile Court Judge J. Russell Jackson officiating. Judge Meincke became the county’s 10th full-time member of the judiciary, joining Judge Jackson as the second full-time judge in the Juvenile Court of Forsyth County. Judge Meincke had served for the past two years as a part-time associate judge to the Juvenile Court. 

Newest Phase of Forsyth County’s Big Creek Greenway Now Open

Newest Phase of Forsyth County’s Big Creek Greenway Now Open
New phase extends trail by 2.8 miles   The newest phase of Forsyth County’s Big Creek Greenway is now open for use. The new stretch of the popular multi-use trail, referred to as Phase 4, extends the Greenway by approximately 2.8 miles. This results in a total trail length of approximately 9.6 miles.   The new phase begins at the Bethelview Road trailhead and generally runs northward along Big Creek, then runs parallel to Kelly Mill Road and ends at Johnson Road. The project was funded by the Parks, Recreation and Green Space Bond approved by voters in 2008.   “The Big Creek Greenway in ...

Central Park Playground to Temporarily Close for Enhancement Project

Central Park Playground to Temporarily Close for Enhancement Project
Playground surface is being upgraded   The playground at Forsyth County’s Central Park will be temporarily closed beginning Monday, August 8 to allow for a resurfacing project to be completed. The playground surface is being upgraded from mulch to a rubberized surface that provides a higher degree of safety, entails little to no annual maintenance and is environmentally friendly. The playground is expected to reopen Monday, August 29. The cost of the enhancement project is $167,756.60 and is being funded by the Parks, Recreation and Green Space Bond approved by voters in 2008. The work will be completed by Bliss Products and Services.    Central Park’s new ...

Vendors Invited to Learn How to do Business with Forsyth County Government

Vendors Invited to Learn How to do Business with Forsyth County Government
Vendor symposium will be held August 30   Companies interested in learning about doing business with Forsyth County government are invited to attend an upcoming vendor symposium. The event will be held on Tuesday, August 30 at 8:30 a.m., in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room (Suite 220) in the Forsyth County Administration Building, located at 110 E. Main Street in Cumming.    “We are inviting vendors to come in and learn about how the county procurement process works,” Director of Procurement Donna Kukarola said. “Businesses of all types are encouraged to attend this event, as we purchase a wide variety of materials, equipment ...

Foster Forsyth Comprehensive Plan Draft Components Available for Review at Open Houses this Month

Foster Forsyth Comprehensive Plan Draft Components Available for Review at Open Houses this Month
Opportunity for public to review and comment on draft components of plan   Foster Forsyth is the process of updating the Forsyth County Comprehensive Plan. This spring and summer, Foster Forsyth held Visioning Workshops that determined the goals and vision for the county, Design Workshops that addressed the character of the county and Implementation Workshops that proposed strategies in support of the identified vision, goals and character. With that information in hand, the Foster Forsyth Project Team has updated Forsyth County’s Comprehensive Plan, along with associated policies and projects that make up the five-year community work program – the primary implementation ...

Polls Open Tuesday, July 26 for County Commission District 5 Republican Primary Runoff

Polls Open Tuesday, July 26 for County Commission District 5 Republican Primary Runoff
The five polls listed below will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26 for the County Commission District 5 Republican Primary Runoff. Forsyth County registered voters residing in District 5 who either did not vote in the May 24 Primary, voted a NonPartisan Ballot in the May 24 Primary or voted a Republican Ballot in the May 24 Primary may vote in the Runoff. Those registered voters residing in District 5 who voted a Democratic Ballot in the May 24 Primary are not eligible to vote in the Runoff.     Voters residing in ...

2017 Budget Update: Millage Rates Remain Unchanged

2017 Budget Update: Millage Rates Remain Unchanged
At their meeting July 21, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners adopted the millage rates that will fund a major portion of the county’s 2017 General Fund budget, Fire District and Bonds. Following three public hearings on the rates, the board voted to maintain the county’s millage rates with no change. The county’s millage rate of 8.036 is one of the lowest millage rates among metro Atlanta counties.   Forsyth County staff, Finance Committee and Board of Commissioners will continue preparing the county’s proposed 2017 budget, which is slated for adoption in November.

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