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Forsyth County Senior Services to Host Panel Discussion on Aging

Forsyth County Senior Services to Host Panel Discussion on Aging
Program will be held at Senior Services’ Center at Charles Place Forsyth County Senior Services will host an open panel discussion on aging Wednesday, July 12, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Center at Charles Place, located at 595 Dahlonega Street near downtown Cumming. The panel discussion will feature four experts on the topic of aging: Danielle Cefalu Humphrey, attorney with Hurley Elder Care Law; Kim Ruiz, BSW, social services specialist with the Division of Aging Services; Ashley Magistro, LACP, life counselor with Avita Community Partners; and Robin Pingeton-Nelson, nurse practitioner with Transitional Care Physicians of Atlanta. After discussion, the ...

New Section of SR 400 Northbound Open

New Section of SR 400 Northbound Open
Progress on the widening of SR 400 in Forsyth County continues! A new, nearly 1-mile section of SR 400 northbound between SR 306 and SR 369 is now open to traffic. Because work on the bridge over Lake Lanier is still underway, motorists should consider the new left lane as a long turn lane for those accessing SR 369. Drivers continuing north on SR 400 should remain in one of the two right lanes to continue past SR 369.    The SR 400 widening project – adding a lane in each direction of SR 400 from McFarland Parkway to SR 369 – ...

Public Hearing Regarding Possible Extension of Moratorium Related to Conservation Subdivisions

Public Hearing Regarding Possible Extension of Moratorium Related to Conservation Subdivisions
Update: At their meeting July 6, 2017, the Board of Commissioners voted to extend the moratorium until October 6, 2017 for Res1, Res2 and Res3 conservation subdivision rezoning applications as well as the moratorium on acceptance of land disturbance permits (LDPs) and sketch plat applications for Res1 conservation subdivisions. The board released the moratorium with respect to acceptance of applications for LDPs on existing Res2 and Res3 Conservation Subdivisions. (The Res1 category will be placed on a future work session for discussion). The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 5 ...

Iacopella Named Manager of Forsyth County Animal Shelter

Iacopella Named Manager of Forsyth County Animal Shelter
Cynthia Iacopella has been named manager of the Forsyth County Animal Shelter and will join the county staff on June 19. As manager of Forsyth County’s animal shelter, Iacopella will supervise, coordinate and manage the daily activities of the animal shelter personnel. She will be responsible for the oversight of animal care, upkeep of the animal shelter facility, the animal adoption process and the shelter’s community outreach programs.   Iacopella brings to the position more than twenty years in the animal welfare industry. Most recently, she served as director of adoptions for Angels Among Us Pet Rescue. Her previous experience also ...

2016 Annual Reports Now Available

2016 Annual Reports Now Available
Both reports can be viewed at forsythco.com   The 2016 Forsyth County Annual Report and 2016 Forsyth County Fire Department Annual Report are now available. Both annual reports provide information on recent projects, accomplishments and statistics.   The 2016 Forsyth County Annual Report includes county government projects and progress in 2016, highlights of the year and recent financial data.   “I hope this annual report – that includes everything from information about new facilities and parks to a breakdown of the county’s spending in 2016 – better familiarizes residents with their county government and all the great work our employees do,” said Interim County ...

Temporary Closure of Holbrook Road

Temporary Closure of Holbrook Road
Update 9.1.17: Crews are working to have half of the new roundabout paved and open to traffic sometime next week, which will give motorists access onto Dr. Bramblett Rd. Work will continue on the second half of the roundabout in the coming weeks. Update: This closure is now slated to begin Friday, June 16. Holbrook Road at the intersection of Holbrook Road and Burnt Bridge Road, located in northeast Forsyth County, will be temporarily closed to through traffic beginning Monday, June 12. The closure will allow for the construction of a roundabout. The road will be closed for approximately 45 days. Motorists’ patience during ...

Temporary Closure of Martin Road

Temporary Closure of Martin Road
Updated August 18, 2017: The reconstructed intersection of Martin Road at State Route 9 in northern Forsyth County reopened to through traffic this morning. Thank you to motorists’ for your patience during the temporary closure that allowed these improvements to be completed. A portion of Martin Road, located in northern Forsyth County, will be temporarily closed to through traffic beginning Monday, June 12. The closure will allow for reconstruction of the intersection at Martin Road and State Route 9. The road is expected to re-open to through traffic on or before Friday, August 18, weather permitting. Motorists’ patience during this temporary closure ...

Public Hearing Regarding Possible Extension of Moratorium on EMB Signage Upgrades

Public Hearing Regarding Possible Extension of Moratorium on EMB Signage Upgrades
Update: At their meeting June 15, 2017, the Board of Commissioners approved extension of the moratorium until August 18, 2017. On Thursday, June 15, 2017, at 5 p.m., the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider a possible extension until August 18, 2017, of the moratorium barring the acceptance of applications for permits to upgrade non-conforming signs to Electronic Message Boards. 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 an extension until ...

Open House to Review Updated Flood Hazard Maps to Be Held June 22

Open House to Review Updated Flood Hazard Maps to Be Held June 22
Maps available for viewing now at the Forsyth County Department of Engineering Forsyth County’s flood risk information and flood hazard maps were recently revised. The public is invited to view the updated preliminary maps at an open house on Thursday, June 22, 2017, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, located at the County Administration Building, 110 E. Main Street, Suite 220, in Cumming. The public will be able to view the preliminary maps to see how their flood risk may have changed, learn how that may affect building and flood insurance requirements and find out what ...

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