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Consideration of Amendment to Forsyth County Enabling Legislation

Consideration of Amendment to Forsyth County Enabling Legislation
Update: This item was approved by the Board of Commissioners at their meeting October 19, 2017. The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will consider amendments to Section 12.1 of the Act creating the Board of Commissioners of Forsyth County, Georgia, approved June 30, 1964 (Ga. L. 1964, Ex. Sess., p. 2225), as amended, pursuant to the Georgia Constitution, Article IX, Section II, Paragraph I of the Constitution of the State of Georgia at the board’s regular meetings on October 5, 2017 and October 19, 2017 at 5 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220 in the Forsyth County Administration ...

GDOT to Host Public Information Open House regarding SR 371

WHAT: The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) will host a Public Information Open House for the proposed widening projects on State Route 371. State Route 371/Post Road from State Route 9 to Kelly Mill Road Kelly Mill Road to State Route 20 WHEN: Thursday, October 5, 2017 5 to 7 p.m. WHERE: Vickery Creek Elementary School, 6280 Post Road Cumming, GA  MORE ABOUT THE MEETING:  GDOT representatives will be available to discuss the project and answer your questions. There will be no formal presentation. Attendees will have the ability to tell the GDOT what they think. Listed below ...

Play at the Park Family Fun Festival this Saturday at Fowler Park

Play at the Park Family Fun Festival this Saturday at Fowler Park
Forsyth County Parks & Recreation and the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce present the 15th annual Play at the Park Family Fun Festival this Saturday, September 30 at Fowler Park. The event is free to attend and offers family-friendly activities and entertainment.   “Our annual Play at the Park event is always a great opportunity for families to spend time together for a day of fun,” said Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor. “There will be plenty of exciting activities for everyone to enjoy and we are looking forward to another great turnout.”   From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., there will be ...

Public Hearing regarding Moratorium Related on Res1 Conservation Subdivisions

Public Hearing regarding Moratorium Related on Res1 Conservation Subdivisions
Update: At their meeting October 5, 2017, the Board of Commissioners approved the Resolution to extend the moratorium to February 2, 2018. The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on October 5, 2017, to consider a possible extension, until February 2, 2018, of the moratorium originally adopted on June 1, 2017, on the acceptance of land disturbance permits or sketch plat permit applications for a Res1 Conservation Subdivision. The Board of Commissioners intends only to consider extension of the LDP and sketch plat moratorium with respect to Res1 subdivisions.  The public hearing will take place at ...

Trunk or Treat Safety Event to be Held October 21 at Cumming Fairgrounds

Trunk or Treat Safety Event to be Held October 21 at Cumming Fairgrounds
Safety event in its eighth year   Local families are invited to Forsyth County’s eighth annual Trunk or Treat Safety Event. This popular family-friendly event will be held on Saturday, October 21, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Cumming Fairgrounds. Admission is one family-sized bag of candy per family.   “For the Forsyth County Fire Department, educating the public on safety is at the forefront of what we do, and that is what this event is all about,” said Fire Chief Danny Bowman.   The purpose of the event is for children to have fun while learning about Halloween safety including costume ...

Winter Basketball Registration Begins September 25

Winter Basketball Registration Begins September 25
Forsyth County Parks & Recreation will begin accepting registrations for winter basketball Monday, September 25, through Friday, October 20 at 5 p.m. Basketball leagues are offered for boys and girls ages 9 (by January 1, 2018) through 14.   “Our winter basketball league has been very popular over the last several years, and we anticipate another busy season,” said Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor. “It’s a great indoor activity for kids during the colder months.”   Registration will be accepted online at www.forsythco.com/parks and at the county’s three recreation centers located at Central Park (2300 Keith Bridge Road), Fowler Park ...

Volunteers Sought for Annual Waterway Cleanup Event

Volunteers Sought for Annual Waterway Cleanup Event
Event will be held September 23   Make a positive impact on local waterways by joining Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB), the city of Cumming and the Lake Lanier Association for the annual Shore Sweep/Rivers Alive cleanup on Saturday, September 23. The cleanup is part of the Lake Lanier Association’s 2017 Lake Lanier Shore Sweep event and will take place Saturday, September 23, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Families, co-workers, organizations, scout troops and individuals are encouraged to volunteer for the annual waterway cleanup event targeting Lake Lanier and its tributaries.   Volunteers can register for the event by calling KFCB at ...

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