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Recycle Electronics and Paint November 7

Keep Forsyth County Beautiful invites residents to recycle their old electronics and unused paint during the upcoming electronics recycling event. Paint recycling and disposal is a new offering at the event, which will be held on Saturday, November 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cumming Fairgrounds' parking lot 3 off of Castleberry Road.   Accepted items for the electronics recycling event include laptops, stereos, CD players, cell phones, printers, gaming consoles and controllers, fax machines and more. The minimum donation per carload drop-off is $5 while an additional $20 fee will apply for each television and ...

Forsyth County Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Forsyth County Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has presented Forsyth County with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the county’s 2015 budget book. This marks the third consecutive year the county has received the award, which is the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting and represents a significant achievement. In order to qualify for the award, a governmental entity must satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. The guidelines are designed to assess how well an entity’s budget serves as a policy document, as a financial plan, as an operations guide, and ...

Helpful Information for Understanding Your Tax Bill

Helpful Information for Understanding Your Tax Bill
Forsyth County property tax bills have recently been mailed and are due November 15. Here’s some information to assist with understanding your 2015 tax bill.   Tax bills reflect levies by three different entities: the Forsyth County Board of Education, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners (county government) and the State. As shown in the illustration below, Forsyth County government receives approximately 29% of the taxes you pay. What does the county’s portion of your tax bill include? The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners sets only the county’s portion of your tax bill (while the Board of Education sets theirs). The county government’s ...

Community Invited to Learn About, Provide Input on Subarea Plan for Portion of Northern Forsyth County

Community Invited to Learn About, Provide Input on Subarea Plan for Portion of Northern Forsyth County
A subarea plan is being developed for a portion of northern Forsyth County to promote physical health through the interconnection of trails and paths in order to support increased walkability and bicycle travel. This plan will further the Forsyth County Bicycle Transportation & Pedestrian Walkways 2025 Plan by focusing on neighborhood connections to county facilities and commercial nodes across the subarea.   The Subarea Plan Project Team will hold two community workshops and a public meeting during October to welcome discussion and public input on the county’s subarea plan. Each meeting will allow review of the initial study area maps ...

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