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Phase III of Sawnee Mountain Preserve Now Open

Phase III of Sawnee Mountain Preserve Now Open
New phase features more than six miles of trails - click here to view a map of the trails.   The newest phase of Forsyth County’s Sawnee Mountain Preserve opened Friday, January 29, with a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially welcome the newest amenity in the county’s award-winning parks system.   Sawnee Mountain Preserve Phase III is located north of downtown Cumming at 2505 Bettis Tribble Gap Road. Funded by the Parks, Recreation and Green Space Bond approved by voters in 2008 and by the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) VI program, Sawnee Mountain Preserve Phase III features more than six ...

Fire Station 8 Personnel and Equipment to Temporarily Relocate During New Station Construction

Fire Station 8 Personnel and Equipment to Temporarily Relocate During New Station Construction
Existing structure must be razed to make way for replacement station   Ground will soon be broken for new Forsyth County Fire Station 8, which will replace the current station located at 6015 Keith Bridge Road in the northeast portion of the county. The replacement station will be constructed adjacent to the existing structure, requiring demolition of the current station prior to commencement of construction. To ensure that the territory served by Fire Station 8 continues to have coverage during this time, personnel and equipment from Forsyth County Fire Station 8 will temporarily relocate to and respond from Dawson County Fire ...

Forsyth County Government Offices to Close Friday, January 22 at 1 p.m.

Forsyth County Government Offices to Close Friday, January 22 at 1 p.m.
Friday, January 22, 2016: Due to current weather conditions, all general Forsyth County government offices will close today at 1 p.m. This early closure includes county government offices, the Forsyth County Courthouse, the Animal Shelter, recycling convenience centers, Senior Services, and Forsyth County Parks and Recreation’s indoor and gated facilities. All Parks and Recreation programs and activities are cancelled today.

Register to Vote by February 1 for the Upcoming Presidential Preference Primary

Register to Vote by February 1 for the Upcoming Presidential Preference Primary
The voter registration deadline for the March 1 Presidential Preference Primary is February 1. Forsyth County residents wishing to register to vote or to change their name and/or address on the voter registration list may now do so online or in person at the Forsyth County Voter Registrations and Elections Office, located in the County Administration Building at 110 E. Main Street (Suite 200) in Cumming. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  You may also register to vote at any county public library. To use Georgia’s new online voter registration system you must have a valid Georgia driver’s license or identification card issued ...

Registration Open for Citizens’ Fire Academy

Registration Open for Citizens’ Fire Academy
Free program educates citizens about fire and emergency services   Are you interested in learning about Forsyth County’s fire and emergency services? If so, register today for the upcoming session of the Forsyth County Fire Department Citizens’ Fire Academy. Participants in this free 10-week program will gain an inside look at the profession of firefighters by learning about the variety of services offered by the fire department, learning about fire and firefighting equipment, and interacting with first responders.   The upcoming session of the Citizens’ Fire Academy will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on 10 consecutive Tuesday evenings beginning Tuesday, March ...

Forsyth County Transitions to New Provider for Emergency Medical Services

Forsyth County Transitions to New Provider for Emergency Medical Services
Forsyth County will be served by a new emergency medical services provider beginning Thursday, January 14. Central Emergency Medical Services, LLC will assume emergency medical services in Forsyth County effective at 9 a.m. on January 14.   “Ensuring that our citizens receive quality public safety and emergency medical services is without question the highest priority for Forsyth County government,” said Commission Chairman R.J. (Pete) Amos. “Our residents are, and will continue to be, protected. Please be assured that there will be absolutely no interruption to emergency medical services in Forsyth County.”   The change in providers comes as a result of the ...

Sign Up to Receive Forsyth County Emergency and Weather Alerts

Sign Up to Receive Forsyth County Emergency and Weather Alerts
Those who have signed up previously must re-register for the time-sensitive notifications.   Stay informed during emergency and severe weather events by signing up to receive emergency and weather alerts from Forsyth County government. Forsyth County is now partnering with Swift911 to provide these notifications.   Residents can elect to receive the time-sensitive notifications via email, telephone call and/or text message. There is no cost for residents to sign up to receive these alerts, but phone usage or text charges may apply.   The alerts will be sent out for three severe weather situations (severe thunderstorm warnings, flash flood warnings and tornado warnings) ...

Board of Commissioners Elects Officers for 2016

Board of Commissioners Elects Officers for 2016
At their first meeting of the year on January 7, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners elected officers for 2016.   The officers remain unchanged from 2015, as District 1 Commissioner R.J. (Pete) Amos was re-elected to serve as chairman; District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills was re-elected to serve as vice chairman; and District 2 Commissioner Brian R. Tam was re-elected to serve as secretary.   The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners is made up of five members, each living in a specific district and elected by district to serve four-year terms. Each year in January, the five members elect officers for ...

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