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Forsyth County’s Play at the Park Event Is Seeking Vendors

Forsyth County’s Play at the Park Event Is Seeking Vendors
Play at the Park event to be held at Forsyth County’s Fowler Park on September 30 Forsyth County Parks & Recreation and the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce are preparing for the 15th annual Play at the Park Family Fun Festival event to be held at Fowler Park on Saturday, September 30, and are seeking vendors to participate. Prospective vendors include businesses, nonprofit organizations, arts and crafts, and product consultants. Space is limited, and vendor applications will be accepted through Friday, September 15. Visit www.playatthepark.com for event details and vendor registration. Play at the Park is a family-friendly community event ...

Senior Services August-September Newsletter Now Available

Senior Services August-September Newsletter Now Available
The August through September edition of Forsyth County Senior Services’ newsletter is now available for viewing. Senior Services, with three convenient locations, offers a multitude of programs, trips, fitness classes and activities for county residents ages 50 and over, as well as an annual membership program that results in lower program and activity fees. Click here to view the August through September newsletter. Visit the Forsyth County Senior Services page for more information or call (770) 781-2178.

Public Hearing regarding Zoning Moratorium

Public Hearing regarding Zoning Moratorium
Update: At their meeting August 17, 2017, the board voted to extend the moratorium until December 8, 2017. The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on August 17, 2017, to consider a possible extension, until December 8, 2017, of the moratorium imposed on September 3, 2015, on the acceptance of applications for rezoning of property to the Res6 zoning district.  The public hearing will take place at the board’s regular meeting on August 17, 2017, at 5 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220 of the Forsyth County Administration Building.  All Forsyth County residents and ...

Temporary Closure of Holbrook Road Extended to September 1

Temporary Closure of Holbrook Road Extended to September 1
UPDATED (September 8, 2017): Half of the new roundabout has been paved and is now open to traffic, giving motorists access onto Dr. Bramblett Rd. Work will continue on the second half of the roundabout in the coming weeks. Thank you to motorists for your patience while this work is being completed. UPDATE: The road closure on Holbrook Road at the intersection of Holbrook Road and Burnt Bridge Road (in northern Forsyth County) has been extended to Sept. 1 due to utility delays. To view this and other projects, visit the county’s interactive transportation projects map at www.forsythco.com/transportation. UPDATE: This closure is ...

Forsyth County Water & Sewer Department 2017 Water Quality Report Now Available

Forsyth County Water & Sewer Department 2017 Water Quality Report Now Available
Report available at forsythco.com The Forsyth County Water & Sewer Department 2017 Water Quality Report is now available for viewing. In late May and early June, the report was mailed to county water and sewer customers with their paper bills, and for those with paperless billing, the report was provided as a website link in their monthly invoice.   The report provides information from 2016 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 ...

2018 Budget Update: Millage Rates Remain Unchanged

2018 Budget Update: Millage Rates Remain Unchanged
At their meeting July 20, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners adopted the millage rates that will fund a major portion of the county’s 2018 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 2018 budget, which is slated for adoption in November.

Public Hearing regarding Master Planned District Moratorium

Public Hearing regarding Master Planned District Moratorium
Update: At their meeting August 3, 2017, the Board of Commissioners approved extension of the moratorium until November 3, 2017. On Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 5 p.m., the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing in order to consider the possible commencement and/or extension until November 3, 2017 of a moratorium on the acceptance of applications for rezoning of property to the Master Planned District (MPD) zoning district. The public hearing will be held in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220 of the Forsyth County Administration Building. All Forsyth County residents and any other affected and/or interested persons ...

Public Hearing regarding District 4 Land Disturbance Permit Moratorium

Public Hearing regarding District 4 Land Disturbance Permit Moratorium
Update: At their meeting August 3, 2017, the Board of Commissioners approved extension of the moratorium until November 3, 2017. On Thursday, August 3, 2017, at 5 p.m., the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing in order to consider a possible extension, until November 3, 2017, of a moratorium adopted on April 18, 2017, barring the acceptance of Land Disturbance Permits for certain properties zoned residential between 2000 and 2012 in Commission District 4. The public hearing will be held in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220 of the Forsyth County Administration Building.  The purpose of ...

Finalist Named for Forsyth County Manager Position

Finalist Named for Forsyth County Manager Position
The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners has announced Eric Johnson as the sole finalist for the position of county manager.   Mr. Johnson would bring to the position 30 years of experience in county government, including 24 years in senior management roles. He currently serves as assistant county administrator for Hillsborough County, Florida, a position he has held since 2015. He has also served Hillsborough County in the positions of director of strategic planning and ERP implementation, management services administrator, director of management and budget, and budget manager.   Mr. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University ...

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