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Advance Voting for March 1 Presidential Preference Primary in Final Week

Advance Voting for March 1 Presidential Preference Primary in Final Week
Advance Voting for the March 1 Presidential Preference Primary will run through Friday, February 26. Forsyth County registered voters may cast their ballot during the final third week of Advance Voting at one of five locations during the hours listed below. Advance Voting Hours and Locations The Week Before Election Day (February 22-26), from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Cumming City Hall, 100 Main Street, Cumming, Georgia 30040 Hampton Park Library, 5345 Settingdown Road, Cumming, Georgia 30041 Midway Park Community Building, 5100 Post Road, Cumming, Georgia 30040 Sharon Springs Park Community Building, 1950 Sharon Road, Cumming, Georgia 30041 The Advance Voting Hours for the ...

Ground Broken for New Fire Station 8 in Northeast Forsyth County

Ground Broken for New Fire Station 8 in Northeast Forsyth County
Construction of new facility funded by SPLOST sales tax and Impact Fees   Forsyth County broke ground Friday, February 19 for a new fire station that will replace the aging Station 8 on Keith Bridge Road in the northeast portion of the county. Construction of new Fire Station 8 is being funded by a combination of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) VI program and Impact Fees.   Current Fire Station 8, built by volunteers, was opened in 1984 and has far exceeded its life expectancy. The new Fire Station 8 will be designed for 24-hour occupancy, which the current station ...

Community Input Sought on Future of Parks in Forsyth County

Community Input Sought on Future of Parks in Forsyth County
Forsyth County Parks & Recreation is conducting a Comprehensive Master Plan, a major planning process to set the blueprint for the future of the parks system in Forsyth County. “The Parks & Recreation Comprehensive Master Plan process is all about looking at our current facilities and resources, assessing needs and wants for how our system should grow, and using input from the community to develop a road map for the future of our parks system,” said Director of Parks & Recreation Jim Pryor. As part of the process, a series of public meetings will be held to receive input from citizens. ...

Ground Broken for New Fire Station in Southern Forsyth County

Ground Broken for New Fire Station in Southern Forsyth County
Construction of new facility funded by SPLOST sales tax and Impact Fees   The southern portion of Forsyth County will be home to a new station for the Forsyth County Fire Department, designed to improve service and reduce response times in a densely populated area of the county.   Ground was broken on Friday, February 12 for the department’s newest facility, which will be referred to as Forsyth County Fire Station 6. The new station will be located just off of Peachtree Parkway (Highway 141) on Brookwood Road, south of the intersection with Caney Road.   “Based on the history of incidents along the ...

Board to Consider Allowing for Additional Public Comment Opportunities during Regular Meetings

Board to Consider Allowing for Additional Public Comment Opportunities during Regular Meetings
The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing in order to consider an amendment to the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Rules and Procedures at the board’s meeting on Thursday, February 18 at 5 p.m. The purpose of the public hearing is for public review and comment concerning a proposed modification to allow for two public comment portions at each regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners (one at the beginning of the meeting and one later in the meeting); to repeal conflicting rules; and for other purposes. There is currently one public comment portion at ...

Register Today for Spring Break Camps through Forsyth County Parks and Recreation

Register Today for Spring Break Camps through Forsyth County Parks and Recreation
It’s not too early to begin making your spring break plans. Forsyth County Parks and Recreation is offering partial and full-week spring break camps this April. The programs vary in location and theme, and are offered for children ages 4 through 15.   Just some of the options for spring break camp include an art camp at Old Atlanta Park, fun and games camp at Fowler Park and a science camp at Sawnee Mountain Preserve. The program dates, times and registration fees vary by activity.   “Forsyth County Parks and Recreation has a really wide variety of camps available this spring break ...

Advance Voting for the March 1 Presidential Preference Primary is Underway

Advance Voting for the March 1 Presidential Preference Primary is Underway
Advance Voting for the March 1 Presidential Preference Primary will be offered weekdays for three weeks, February 8 through February 26 and Saturday, February 20. Forsyth County registered voters may cast their ballot during Advance Voting at one of five locations during the hours listed below: Advance Voting Hours and Locations Weekdays February 8-19, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, February 20 and the Week Before Election Day (February 22-26), from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Cumming City Hall, 100 Main Street, Cumming, Georgia 30040 Hampton Park Library, 5345 Settingdown Road, Cumming, Georgia 30041 Midway Park Community Building, 5100 Post Road, Cumming, Georgia 30040 Sharon Springs Park Community Building, 1950 Sharon Road, Cumming, Georgia 30041 ...

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 ...

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