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Change the Batteries in Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms When You Change Your Clocks

Change the Batteries in Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms When You Change Your Clocks
The start of daylight saving time is a good occasion to replace batteries   The Forsyth County Fire Department reminds citizens to change the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms when we spring forward an hour this Sunday, March 13.   Batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms should be changed every six to twelve months, making the start and end of daylight saving time a helpful twice-yearly reminder. After replacing batteries, the Forsyth County Fire Department suggests testing alarms at least once a month.   Residents should review the recommendations of the unit manufacturer regarding battery replacement. The units themselves ...

Important Information about Homestead Exemptions

Important Information about Homestead Exemptions
Those who purchased a house during 2015, were living there on January 1, 2016, consider this their primary legal residence and are not claiming homestead at any other location are eligible for lower property taxes by filing for Homestead Exemption. While you can file for Homestead Exemption year-round, you must file by Friday, April 1 to receive these benefits for 2016.   Where to file: Tax Assessor’s Office, County Administration Building 110 E. Main Street, Suite 260, Cumming Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (770) 781-2106

Be a Part of the Great American Cleanup March 19

Be a Part of the Great American Cleanup March 19
Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB) encourages everyone to organize a team of volunteers or come as an individual to help remove litter from the community’s roadways as part of the Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup on Saturday, March 19. Volunteers will meet at the Central Park Recreation Center at 9 a.m. to begin Forsyth County’s Great American Cleanup. Following a brief rally, volunteers will depart to clean up roadways in the community for two hours before returning to the Central Park Recreation Center for food and fun. Please pre-register by March 17 in order to receive detailed information. ...

Keep Forsyth County Beautiful Offering Free Adopt-A-Stream Workshops

Keep Forsyth County Beautiful Offering Free Adopt-A-Stream Workshops
Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB), a Keep America Beautiful Affiliate, is offering free Adopt-A-Stream Workshops to educate citizens on how to protect and monitor their local waterways. The workshops are suitable for ages third grade and up and cover two topics, Macroinvertebrate Assessment and Chemical/Bacterial Certification. Upon completion of each workshop, participants will receive a certificate from Georgia Adopt-A-Stream that allows citizens to report water quality data anywhere in the state of Georgia.  The first workshop, Macroinvertebrate Assessment, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 30 and Saturday, July 23 at the Central Park Recreation ...

Fire Department Announces Sixth Annual Fire Safety Poster Contest

Fire Department Announces Sixth Annual Fire Safety Poster Contest
Third-grade students invited to participate   The Forsyth County Fire Department invites all local third-grade students to display their artistic talents while promoting a commitment to fire safety by participating in the sixth annual Forsyth County Fire Safety Poster Contest.   Forsyth County Fire Chief Danny Bowman noted that the contest is a great way to increase fire safety awareness and involve the county’s students.   “One of the Fire Department’s goals is to prevent incidents from occurring, through our public education efforts,” said Bowman. “Our annual Fire Safety Poster Contest is one way we work toward that goal – by engaging our ...

Polls Open March 1 for Presidential Preference Primary

Polls Open March 1 for Presidential Preference Primary
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1 for the Presidential Preference Primary. Voters must go to their designated polling place to vote on Election Day. Please verify your Election Day precinct 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 Voting Polling Places If you previously voted at a school, visit the Voter Registrations and Elections Department page or www.mvp.sos.ga.gov to ...

Additional Public Comment Opportunities at Board of Commissioners’ Regular Meetings

Additional Public Comment Opportunities at Board of Commissioners’ Regular Meetings
At their meeting February 18, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners approved an amendment to its Rules and Procedures that will allow for additional public comment opportunities during the board’s regular meetings. In addition to the existing public comments portion at the beginning of the meeting, there will now also be a second public comments portion later in the meeting.   The board’s regular meetings are held at 5 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of the month at the County Administration Building in Cumming, and the public is invited and encouraged to attend.

Keep Forsyth County Beautiful Offering Free Amphibian Monitoring Workshop

Keep Forsyth County Beautiful Offering Free Amphibian Monitoring Workshop
Learn about Georgia’s rich diversity of amphibians   Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB), a Keep America Beautiful Affiliate, and Georgia Adopt-A-Stream are offering a free amphibian monitoring workshop to those ages 12 and older. Participants will learn about Georgia’s rich diversity of amphibians and how to help protect and monitor their lakes, streams and wetlands. The workshop will be led by Dr. Norman Leonard, a biology professor from the University of North Georgia.   The amphibian monitoring course will be held on Saturday, April 23 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Central Park Recreation Center, 2300 Keith Bridge Road. Attendees must ...

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