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Public Hearing Regarding MPD Moratorium

Public Hearing Regarding MPD Moratorium
Update: At their June 1, 2017 meeting, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners adopted a Resolution lifting the moratorium with respect to CR2, Res3 and Res4 zoning applications and renewing and imposing until August 4, 2017 the moratorium on the acceptance of MPD zoning applications. The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Thursday, June 1, 2017, at 5 p.m. in order to consider the possible commencement and/or extension until August 4, 2017 of an emergency, temporary moratorium on the acceptance of applications for rezoning of property to the MPD zoning district. The public hearing will be ...

Renovated Sexton Hall Enrichment Center Now Open

Renovated Sexton Hall Enrichment Center Now Open
Center began renovations in July 2016 Forsyth County’s Senior Services officially reopened Sexton Hall Enrichment Center, on Friday, May 5, with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The renovated Sexton Hall Enrichment Center is located at 2115 Chloe Road, just off of Sharon Road between Peachtree Parkway and Old Atlanta Road. The renovation of Sexton Hall Enrichment Center was funded by the voter-approved Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) VI penny sales tax program. Improvements to the building include a new kitchen, room for a memory-support respite program, an updated entry with large canopy and automatic entrance, an art addition featuring a ...

Forsyth County Fire Department to Hold Annual Boot Drive

Forsyth County Fire Department to Hold Annual Boot Drive
Fundraiser held first three Saturdays in May The Forsyth County Fire Department will join more than 100 fire departments across Georgia to help “Give Burns the Boot”® during their upcoming annual boot drive benefiting the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation. Weather permitting, firefighters will be collecting donations at intersections throughout the county on three upcoming Saturdays: May 6, 13 and 20. Donations collected during the boot drive will be presented to the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation and will be used for fire safety and prevention education, and burn survivor services. A portion of the total funds raised will be returned to ...

State Route 20 Improvements Public Information Open Houses

State Route 20 Improvements Public Information Open Houses
Georgia Department of Transportation will hold two public information open houses regarding the SR 20 improvements planned from Canton to Cumming (I-575 to North Corners Parkway). Monday, May 8, 2017, from 5 to 7 p.m. Otwell Middle School 605 Tribble Gap Road, Cumming Tuesday, May 16, 2017, from 5 to 7 p.m. Calvary Baptist Church 137 Hightower Road/SR 369, Ball Ground There will be no formal presentation, and the displays at both locations will be identical. For more information on this project, visit www.dot.ga.gov/BS/Projects/SpecialProjects/SR20Improvements. 

Forsyth County Fire Department Offers Junior Fire Academy

Forsyth County Fire Department Offers Junior Fire Academy
Weeklong summer program is open to rising seventh- and eighth-graders The Forsyth County Fire Department invites Forsyth County youth interested in learning what it takes to be a firefighter to sign up for a free weeklong daytime summer camp program. The Junior Fire Academy, for students entering seventh and eighth grade this fall, will be held Monday, June 5, through Friday, June 9. Junior Fire Academy participants will get to experience the different aspects of being a career firefighter. From firefighting to CPR, the campers will have an unforgettable educational experience. “Our annual Junior Fire Academy is now in its ...

Outdoor Burn Ban Goes Into Effect May 1

Outdoor Burn Ban Goes Into Effect May 1
Ban runs through end of September A countywide, state-mandated ban on outdoor burning goes into effect Monday, May 1, and lasts through September 30. The ban prohibits all outdoor burning including the burning of leaves, trash, yard debris and storm damage. The Georgia Environmental Protection Division imposes this ban on outdoor burning to comply with Federal Clean Air Regulations. During the summer months in Georgia, the ozone in the air can reach unhealthy levels. Open burning has been identified as a significant contributor of the pollutants that form ozone. For more details regarding outdoor burning regulations, visit the Fire Department ...

Public Hearing Regarding District 4 Land Disturbance Permit Moratorium

Public Hearing Regarding District 4 Land Disturbance Permit Moratorium
Update: At their May 18, 2017 meeting, the Board of Commissioners approved a 90-day extension of the moratorium.  The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at 5 p.m. to consider a possible extension, until August 18, 2017, of the emergency, temporary moratorium adopted on April 18, 2017, barring the acceptance of Land Disturbance Permits for certain properties in Commission District. The public hearing will be held in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220 of the Forsyth County Administration Building. The purpose to the public hearing shall be for public review and ...

New Forsyth County Fire Station 8 Now Open in Northeast Forsyth County

New Forsyth County Fire Station 8 Now Open in Northeast Forsyth County
Construction of new facility funded by SPLOST sales tax and Impact Fees Forsyth County officially opened new Fire Station 8 in the northeast portion of the county with a hose uncoupling ceremony on Friday, April 21. Construction of new Fire Station 8 was funded by a combination of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) VI program and Impact Fees. Located at 6015 Keith Bridge Road, the new fire station replaced the former Station 8, which had been built by volunteers, was opened in 1984 and had far exceeded its life expectancy. The new Fire Station 8 was designed for ...

Forsyth County Launches Online Transportation Survey

Forsyth County Launches Online Transportation Survey
Survey available at forsythtransportationplan.com Forsyth County is embarking upon the important process of updating its comprehensive transportation plan, a guiding document that outlines the long-range vision for transportation in the county. The Forsyth Transportation Plan update will examine the many changes that have occurred in the county’s population, employment, land use and development since the 2011 plan. Updated every five years, the plan will take a close look at the transportation needs of people who live, work and play throughout the county and will result in projects to address vehicular, freight, bicycle and pedestrian needs. In an effort to reach a ...

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