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Update on Transportation Improvement Projects

Update on Transportation Improvement Projects
Transportation improvement projects are underway throughout the county! Click here to view an update on the status of the many transportation projects underway – funded thanks to both the voter-approved Transportation Bond and SPLOST sales tax program.   Be sure to visit www.forsythco.com/transportation, where you can quickly and easily locate details on county transportation projects including road widenings, intersection improvements and more.

Overlay for Coal Mountain Area of Northern Forsyth County Adopted

Overlay for Coal Mountain Area of Northern Forsyth County Adopted
Overlay aimed at visual unity, elevated design quality   An overlay for the Coal Mountain area of northern Forsyth County was adopted by the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners at their meeting July 6. An overlay district is a defined geographic area that encompasses one or more zoning districts and that imposes additional requirements above and beyond those required by the underlying zoning district.   The Coal Mountain Overlay is intended to create visual unity through an elevated level of design quality applied throughout the area. Simultaneously, the overlay is designed to enhance the individuality of three distinct ...

New Feature Added to Interactive Transportation Projects Map

New Feature Added to Interactive Transportation Projects Map
In April, Forsyth County government launched a new web page – www.forsythco.com/transportation – on the county website to allow citizens to quickly and easily locate details on county transportation projects including road widenings, intersection improvements and more. To further help citizens on their daily commutes and trip planning, the map now displays temporary road closures related to road projects – including roads that are currently closed or will be in the near future. The interactive transportation projects map web feature is map-based, allowing users to quickly find information on projects that may impact their daily commute. The map – which ...

Forsyth County Comprehensive Plan Adopted

Forsyth County Comprehensive Plan Adopted
On July 6, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners adopted the Forsyth County Comprehensive Plan 2017-2037, the result of a multi-month comprehensive plan update process, branded as Foster Forsyth.   Foster Forsyth was a full update initiative to the county’s Comprehensive Plan, focused on community elements such as housing, transportation, zoning and other land use matters, as well as economic development. The Comprehensive Plan is the umbrella policy document for the county’s future growth and development, which plays an important role in rezoning and development decisions. The plan also establishes community goals and priorities for the county’s future. Click here ...

Forsyth County Announces Property Tax Rates Expected to Remain Unchanged; Increase in Tax Dollars from Growth in Tax Digest

Forsyth County Announces Property Tax Rates Expected to Remain Unchanged; Increase in Tax Dollars from Growth in Tax Digest
Three public hearings to allow for public input   The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners today announces its intention to maintain the county’s millage rates currently in place with no change and, due to the growth in the tax digest, increase the property taxes it will levy this year by 3.85% over the rollback millage rate.   The proposed county Maintenance & Operations rate remains unchanged at 4.642 mills. The proposed Fire rate remains unchanged at 1.975 mills. The proposed Bond rate remains unchanged at 1.419 mills. These rates will fund the county’s 2018 general operating budget, which is currently in the preliminary ...

Forsyth County Fire Department Urges Fireworks Safety This Independence Day

Forsyth County Fire Department Urges Fireworks Safety This Independence Day
Fireworks are best left to professionals The Forsyth County Fire Department urges citizens to practice safe handling of fireworks and to be alert while observing fireworks displays this Independence Day. “Fireworks displays are a part of many Independence Day celebrations but they are also very unpredictable, and accidents can occur with little to no warning,” said Fire Chief Danny Bowman. “The best way to avoid injury is to remain alert and to leave the fireworks displays to trained professionals.” According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 230 people on average go to the emergency room every day with fireworks-related injuries ...

Forsyth County Board of Commissioners to Consider Adoption of Comprehensive Plan

Forsyth County Board of Commissioners to Consider Adoption of Comprehensive Plan
On July 6, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will consider the adoption of the Forsyth County Comprehensive Plan 2017-2037, the result of a multi-month comprehensive plan update process that began in early 2016, branded as Foster Forsyth. The public hearing will take place as part of the Board of Commissioners’ regular meeting starting at 5 p.m. At the request of the Board of Commissioners on April 13, 2017, the Forsyth County Comprehensive Plan 2017-2037 was submitted for state and regional review. Both the state of Georgia and the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission determined that the plan meets the standards ...

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 ...

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