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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.   Forsyth County currently has only one incorporated city – Cumming. House Bill 626, introduced by Representative Todd Jones, would ...

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. ...

Forsyth County Seeks Citizen Input on Proposed Continuation of SPLOST Sales Tax Program

Forsyth County Seeks Citizen Input on Proposed Continuation of SPLOST Sales Tax Program
Series of meetings to be held throughout the county   Forsyth County wants to hear from citizens regarding the types of projects they would like to see funded by the proposed continuation of the SPLOST sales tax program. A series of public input meetings will be held in the coming weeks, giving citizens the opportunity to weigh in on how funding from the proposed continuation of the penny sales tax program should be allocated.   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 ...

Animal Control Ordinance Meeting with Stakeholders

Animal Control Ordinance Meeting with Stakeholders
Please note that while this meeting is open to anyone who would like to attend, this is not a formal meeting of the Board of Commissioners and a quorum of the board will not be in attendance.   Commission Chairman Todd Levent and District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills will hold a meeting with stakeholders regarding the proposed Animal Control ordinance amendment on Friday, January 12 at 10 a.m.  This meeting will take place in the Large Conference Room of the Administration Office in the Forsyth County Administration Building at 110 East Main Street, Suite 210, in Cumming.  The meeting room ...

Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Elects Officers for 2018

Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Elects Officers for 2018
During their first meeting of the year on January 4, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners elected officers for 2018. District 3 Commissioner Todd Levent was elected to serve his second year as chairman; District 5 Commissioner Laura Semanson was elected to continue serving as vice chairman; and District 2 Commissioner Dennis Brown will continue to serve as secretary.   The Board of Commissioners is made up of five members, each living in a specific district and elected by their district to serve four-year terms. Each year in January, the five members elect officers for the coming year.

New Forsyth County Commissioner Sworn In

New Forsyth County Commissioner Sworn In
November 14, 2017: In a ceremony held today at the Forsyth County Administration Building, the newest member of the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners took his oath of office. Newly-elected Forsyth County District 2 Commissioner Dennis T. Brown was sworn in during the ceremony by Forsyth County Probate Judge Woody Jordan.   The Board of Commissioners is made up of five members, each living in a specific district and elected by their district to serve four-year terms. District 2 covers much of the southern portion of the county. Brown fills the unexpired term of Rick Swope, who resigned from the post in ...

Public Hearing regarding Extension of District 4 Land Disturbance Permit Moratorium

Public Hearing regarding Extension of District 4 Land Disturbance Permit Moratorium
Update: At their November 16, 2017 meeting, the Board of Commissioners approved extension of the moratorium. On Thursday, November 16, 2017, at 5 p.m., the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider a possible extension, until November 16, 2018, of a 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 ...

Public Hearing regarding Forsyth County’s Proposed 2018 Operating Budget Scheduled for November 2

Public Hearing regarding Forsyth County’s Proposed 2018 Operating Budget Scheduled for November 2
The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Thursday, November 2, to present the proposed 2018 operating budget for Forsyth County. The public hearing will be held during the November 2 Board of Commissioners meeting, which begins at 5 p.m. in the Commissioners Meeting Room (Suite 220) in the Forsyth County Administration Building, located at 110 E. Main Street in Cumming. Citizens’ review of the proposed budget and comments are encouraged.   The proposed 2018 operating budget is available for public inspection at the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners office located in the Forsyth County Administration Building ...

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 ...

Special Election to Fill Forsyth County District 2 Commission Post to be Held November 7

Special Election to Fill Forsyth County District 2 Commission Post to be Held November 7
A special election to fill the Forsyth County District 2 commission post will be held Tuesday, November 7. Rick Swope resigned from the post August 15, as a result of his recent acceptance of an executive position with E*TRADE, a position which strictly limits outside business activities including public service positions. The special election will fill Swope’s unexpired term, which runs through December 31, 2020. District 2 covers much of the southern portion of the county.   Qualifying will take place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 30 and Thursday,  August 31, and from 9 a.m. to noon ...

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