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Public Hearing Regarding Possible Extension of Moratorium Related to Conservation Subdivisions

Public Hearing Regarding Possible Extension of Moratorium Related to Conservation Subdivisions
The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 5 p.m. to consider a possible extension until October 6, 2017, of the moratorium on the acceptance of rezoning applications for Res1, Res2, and Res3 Conservation Subdivisions, and the acceptance of land disturbance permits or sketch plat permit applications for a Res1, Res2, and Res3 Conservation Subdivision, under Chapter 19 of the UDC.  The public hearing will be held in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220 of the Forsyth County Administration Building. All Forsyth County residents and any other affected and/or interested ...

2016 Annual Reports Now Available

2016 Annual Reports Now Available
Both reports can be viewed at forsythco.com   The 2016 Forsyth County Annual Report and 2016 Forsyth County Fire Department Annual Report are now available. Both annual reports provide information on recent projects, accomplishments and statistics.   The 2016 Forsyth County Annual Report includes county government projects and progress in 2016, highlights of the year and recent financial data.   “I hope this annual report – that includes everything from information about new facilities and parks to a breakdown of the county’s spending in 2016 – better familiarizes residents with their county government and all the great work our employees do,” said Interim County ...

Public Hearing Regarding Possible Extension of Moratorium on EMB Signage Upgrades

Public Hearing Regarding Possible Extension of Moratorium on EMB Signage Upgrades
Update: At their meeting June 15, 2017, the Board of Commissioners approved extension of the moratorium until August 18, 2017. On Thursday, June 15, 2017, at 5 p.m., the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider a possible extension until August 18, 2017, of the moratorium barring the acceptance of applications for permits to upgrade non-conforming signs to Electronic Message Boards. 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 an extension until ...

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 ...

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 ...

Forsyth Named State’s Healthiest County for Fifth Consecutive Year

Forsyth Named State’s Healthiest County for Fifth Consecutive Year
For the fifth 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 county residents’ quality of life and length of life, and the report presents a series of other factors that help influence those criteria. Among those components are health behaviors (obesity, tobacco use, access to exercise opportunities, etc.), clinical care, social and economic factors like unemployment and poverty, and physical environment. For more ...

New Feature on Forsyth County Website Highlights District by District Information

New Feature on Forsyth County Website Highlights District by District Information
Feature available at forsythco.com As another way for Forsyth County citizens to hear directly from their district commissioners, a new feature has been launched on the Forsyth County government website. The new feature enables each of the county’s five commissioners to post information specifically about their district. The information posted by each commissioner can be found on their district pages, each of which is accessible via a direct URL: forsythco.com/District1 forsythco.com/District2 forsythco.com/District3 forsythco.com/District4 forsythco.com/District5 The Forsyth County website – forsythco.com – serves as the central source of ...

District 3 Commissioner to Hold Community Meeting March 22

District 3 Commissioner to Hold Community Meeting March 22
On Wednesday, March 22, Chairman and District 3 Commissioner Todd Levent will host a Comprehensive Plan Update community meeting from 7 to 8 p.m. at Fowler Park Recreation Center, located 4110 Carolene Way in Cumming, to discuss the plan as it relates to District 3. The meeting will be informal. Information on the Comprehensive Plan Update, known as Foster Forsyth, can be found here: www.fosterforsyth.com. 

Public Hearing Regarding Land Disturbance Permit Moratorium

Public Hearing Regarding Land Disturbance Permit Moratorium
Update: At their meeting March 20, 2017, the Board of Commissioners approved extension of the moratorium until June 18, 2017. The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners held a public hearing on January 19, 2017, and voted to extend the temporary moratorium until March 20, 2017. The temporary moratorium was originally adopted on December 20, 2016, on the acceptance of applications for land disturbance permits for uses identified in Chapter 12 of the Unified Development Code and commercial components within an MPD on property located in the Coal Mountain Area of the county.  Resolution extending an existing moratorium Click here to view the Coal ...

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