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Town Hall Meeting to Focus on Proposed Continuation of SPLOST Sales Tax

Town Hall Meeting to Focus on Proposed Continuation of SPLOST Sales Tax
The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a town hall meeting Thursday, April 12, at 6 p.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 ...

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 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 ...

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held For New Forsyth County Voter Registration & Elections Office

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held For New Forsyth County Voter Registration & Elections Office
The newly constructed Forsyth County Voter Registration & Elections facility located at 1201 Sawnee Drive in Cumming - adjacent to the Tax Commissioner’s Office and Magistrate Court - was dedicated with a ribbon cutting ceremony on February 26. The office was previously located in the County Administration Building with a storage facility at another location. The new facility enables the department to consolidate their two locations for improved efficiency. With the move, Advance/Early Voting will no longer take place in the County Administration Building or Cumming City Hall. All downtown Advance/Early Voting will now take place at the new Forsyth ...

Officials Discuss Transportation Projects at the 2018 Forsyth County Transportation Summit

Officials Discuss Transportation Projects at the 2018 Forsyth County Transportation Summit
County, state and federal officials presented updates on transportation projects at the 2018 Forsyth County Transportation Summit held on Wednesday, February 21. The event – hosted by the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce – was held at the Forsyth Conference Center at Lanier Technical College. District Four Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills, chair of Forsyth County’s Transportation Committee, discussed the county’s focus on transportation. Download the presentation accompanying Mill's remarks.  (Please note: Those using Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge will need to 'Save' the file) Watch a video presentation shown at the event in which county commissioners highlighted projects currently ...

Proposed City of Sharon Springs to be Focus of Town Hall Meeting

Proposed City of Sharon Springs to be Focus of Town Hall Meeting
The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a town hall meeting regarding the proposed city of Sharon Springs on Tuesday, February 27. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Forsyth Conference Center at Lanier Technical College.   The purpose of the town hall meeting is for the Board of Commissioners to hear from the public regarding the proposal to create the new city of Sharon Springs within Forsyth County. The members of Forsyth County’s state delegation are also invited to attend.   During this town hall, public comment is encouraged. ...

Series of SPLOST Public Input Meetings Underway; Provide Feedback In Person or Online

Series of SPLOST Public Input Meetings Underway; Provide Feedback In Person or Online
Residents unable to attend in-person meetings are encouraged to provide feedback online   A series of community input meetings designed for citizen feedback on the types of projects to be funded by the proposed continuation of the SPLOST sales tax program is now underway in Forsyth County.   Along with the series of public forums — scheduled at various locations throughout the county over the coming weeks — a webpage featuring the same information and survey available at the meetings is accessible on the county’s website, forsythco.com, for those unable to attend. Look for the SPLOST icon on the website home page. ...

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