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SPLOST Sales Tax to be Focus of Special Called Meeting

SPLOST Sales Tax to be Focus of Special Called Meeting
The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a special called meeting Wednesday, March 28 at 9 a.m., as the next step in discussions regarding the proposed continuation of the county’s SPLOST penny sales tax. SPLOST stands for Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. It is a special one percent voter-approved sales and use tax in Forsyth County for a specified period of time (up to six years), raising an estimated amount of revenue for designated programs or named capital items. The sales tax has been in place in the county since 1987, when it was first approved by Forsyth ...

Forsyth County Senior Services Accepting Handbag Donations for Benefit Auction

Forsyth County Senior Services Accepting Handbag Donations for Benefit Auction
Handbag auction to benefit older adults in need taking place April 28 Forsyth County Senior Services is seeking donations of gently used handbags, purses and wallets for their upcoming handbag auction that will benefit older adults in need. The auction will be held at Sexton Hall Enrichment Center on Saturday, April 28 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. “With the ‘spring cleaning’ season upon us, this is a great opportunity for anyone to declutter their closet while also being a part of a great cause,” said Senior Services Director Ruthie Brew.  Funds raised during the auction will help provide meals, transportation and life ...

Forsyth Named State’s Healthiest County for Sixth Consecutive Year

Forsyth Named State’s Healthiest County for Sixth Consecutive Year
For the sixth consecutive year, Forsyth County has been named the healthiest county in Georgia. The distinction comes as part of the annual County Health Rankings & Roadmaps study initiated by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The rankings are based on two types of measures: how long people live and how healthy people feel while alive. For more detailed information on the study, visit www.countyhealthrankings.org.

Public Hearing regarding Proposed Modification to District 4 Land Disturbance Permit Moratorium

Public Hearing regarding Proposed Modification to District 4 Land Disturbance Permit Moratorium
On Thursday, April 5, at 5 p.m., the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider a proposed modification to the moratorium barring the acceptance of Land Disturbance Permits for certain properties zoned residential between 2000 to 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 the public hearing shall be for public review and comment concerning proposed modification to add a set of standardized performance standards that, if accepted in writing, will exempt residential development from ...

File by April 2 for 2018 Homestead Exemption/Age 65 School Tax Homestead

File by April 2 for 2018 Homestead Exemption/Age 65 School Tax Homestead
In Forsyth County, if you own a property, reside on that property and are a legal resident of the county, all as of January 1 of the tax year, you may qualify for homestead exemption. You may apply for exemptions year-round, however, you must apply by Monday, April 2 to receive the benefits for 2018. For more information or questions, call the Tax Assessor’s Office at (770) 781-2106. To apply, visit:  Forsyth County Tax Assessor’s Office  110 E. Main Street, Suite 260, Cumming Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Online: Regular and Floating homestead applications are available on the Board of Assessors page ...

Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’

Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’
County, state and federal officials discuss transportation, residents weigh in on the proposed new city of Sharon Springs and two county employees are recognized for 25 years of service. We cover these topics and more in this month’s episode of ‘Your Forsyth,’ a monthly short-segment video series recapping Forsyth County government highlights from the previous month.  Watch the new episode, highlighting news from February, now from the TV Forsyth On Demand section of the county website.  Your Forsyth airs all month long on TV Forsyth (Comcast channel 23, AT&T channel 99 and TV Forsyth Live at forsythco.com). The program is also ...

Forsyth County Seeks Input on Residential Design Standards

Forsyth County Seeks Input on Residential Design Standards
Two listening sessions to be held in March   Forsyth County is seeking citizen input on residential design standards for the single-family Res2, Res3, and Res4 zoning districts. The county is beginning the process of creating new design standards for these zoning districts and wants public input to assist in formulating a vision for future residential development in the county. Design standards under consideration include exterior materials, windows, building orientation to street, building scale and disposition on lot, parking configuration, site design, connectivity and walkability, landscaping, open space, lighting and accessory structures.   Two listening sessions will be held to gather feedback on preferred design, which will include a dialogue on design concepts so community ...

Replace Batteries in Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms When Changing Clocks

Replace Batteries in Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms When Changing Clocks
Use daylight saving time as a reminder to replace alarm batteries    When setting clocks forward an hour this Sunday, March 11 to mark the start of daylight saving time, the Forsyth County Fire Department advises residents to also change the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.    The Forsyth County Fire Department suggests that if the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are serviceable, they should be changed every six to twelve months.   “An easy way to remember when it’s time to change batteries in both devices is to associate it with changing clocks for daylight saving time,” said Division Chief Jason Shivers. “Simply taking a ...

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