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Forsyth County Offices and Facilities Closing at 3 p.m. Friday; Closed Saturday and Sunday

Forsyth County Offices and Facilities Closing at 3 p.m. Friday; Closed Saturday and Sunday
January 6, 2017: Due to current weather conditions, all general Forsyth County government offices will close today at 3 p.m. This early closure includes county government offices, the Forsyth County Courthouse and Courthouse Annex, the Animal Shelter, recycling convenience centers, Senior Services, and Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s indoor and gated facilities. All Parks & Recreation programs and activities are cancelled.   Additionally, Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s indoor and gated facilities, the recycling convenience centers and the Animal Shelter will be closed to the public Saturday and Sunday. All Parks & Recreation programs and activities are cancelled Saturday and Sunday.

Board of Commissioners Elects Officers for 2017

Board of Commissioners Elects Officers for 2017
At their first meeting of the year on January 5, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners elected officers for 2017.   District 3 Commissioner Todd Levent was elected to serve as chairman; District 2 Commissioner Rick Swope was elected to serve as vice chairman; and District 5 Commissioner Laura Semanson was elected to serve as secretary.   The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners is made up of five members, each living in a specific district and elected by district to serve four-year terms. Each year in January, the five members elect officers for the coming year.

Public Hearing Regarding Land Disturbance Permit Moratorium

Public Hearing Regarding Land Disturbance Permit Moratorium
The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on January 19, 2017, to consider a possible extension, until March 20, 2017, of the temporary moratorium adopted 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 wholly or partially in a quadrilateral area bounded by lines connecting corners located at the following intersections: Browns Bridge Road and Six Mile Ridge Road, Hopewell Road and Dahlonega Highway, Matt Highway and Bannister Road, and Keith Bridge ...

Forsyth County Commissioners Sworn In

Forsyth County Commissioners Sworn In
In a ceremony held December 21, 2016, at the Forsyth County Administration Building, one re-elected and two newly-elected members of the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners were sworn in. Forsyth County Probate Judge Woody Jordan officiated. District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills was sworn in to serve her second term. Laura Semanson was sworn in as the new District 5 commissioner, and Rick Swope was sworn in as the incoming commissioner for District 2.

Outgoing Forsyth County Commissioners Recognized for Service

Outgoing Forsyth County Commissioners Recognized for Service
At their December 15, 2016 meeting, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners recognized outgoing Forsyth County Commissioners Brian Tam and Jim Boff for their public service and presented each with a Resolution of appreciation. Also during the meeting, Senator Michael Williams presented Resolutions to Commissioners Tam and Boff. Tam took office on January 1, 2005, representing Commission District 2. He was elected by his fellow commissioners to serve as vice chairman of the Board of Commissioners in 2005 and 2006, elected chairman in 2011 and elected secretary from 2013 to 2016. During his tenure on the Board of Commissioners, Tam ...

Public Hearing regarding Possible Extension of Moratorium on LED/EMB Signage Upgrades

Public Hearing regarding Possible Extension of Moratorium on LED/EMB Signage Upgrades
Update: At their December 15, 2016 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, December 15, 2016 to consider a possible extension, until March 17, 2017, of the emergency, 30-day moratorium adopted on November 17, 2016 barring the acceptance of applications for permits to upgrade non-conforming signs to Electronic Message Boards pursuant to Section 66-101(b) and (c) of the Forsyth County Code of Ordinances (Sign Ordinance, Ordinance 74, Section 4.1(b) and (c)). The public hearing will take place at the board’s regular meeting ...

Board of Commissioners to Hold Public Hearing on Draft Comprehensive Plan, Consider Transmittal for Regional and State Review

Board of Commissioners to Hold Public Hearing on Draft Comprehensive Plan, Consider Transmittal for Regional and State Review
Public hearing to be held December 1   On December 1, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the draft Forsyth County Comprehensive Plan 2017-2037, after which they will consider transmittal of the draft for regional and state review. The public hearing will take place as part of the regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners, which starts at 5 p.m. The meeting will be held in Suite 220 of the Forsyth County Administration Building located at 110 E. Main Street in Cumming.   Prior to advancing the plan, the Board of Commissioners will hear a presentation from ...

Public Hearing regarding Forsyth County’s Proposed 2017 Operating Budget Scheduled for November 3

Public Hearing regarding Forsyth County’s Proposed 2017 Operating Budget Scheduled for November 3
The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Thursday, November 3, at 5 p.m. to present the proposed 2017 operating budget for Forsyth County. The hearing will be held in the Commissioners Meeting Room (Suite 220) in the Forsyth County Administration Building, located at 110 E. Main Street in Cumming. Citizens’ review and comments are encouraged. The proposed 2017 operating budget is available for public inspection at the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners office located in the Forsyth County Administration Building (Suite 210). The budget is also available for review online at forsythco.com. Adoption of the ...

Public Hearing regarding Amended Capital Improvement Element for Impact Fee Program

Public Hearing regarding Amended Capital Improvement Element for Impact Fee Program
Update: This item was approved by the Board of Commissioners at their meeting October 6, 2016. The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider an amendment to the Forsyth County Impact Fee Program Capital Improvements Element at the board’s meetings on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 5 p.m.   The purpose of the public hearing shall be for public review and comment concerning incorporating the recommendations and findings of the March 2016 Impact Fee Study and the August 2016 Parks and Recreation Addendum prepared by Duncan and Associates into the existing Capital Improvement Element.      The public ...

Helpful Information for Understanding Your Tax Bill

Helpful Information for Understanding Your Tax Bill
Forsyth County property tax bills have recently been mailed and are due November 15. Here’s some information to assist with understanding your 2016 tax bill.   Tax bills reflect levies by two different entities: the Forsyth County Board of Education (school system) the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners (county government) As shown in the illustration below, Forsyth County government receives approximately 29% of the taxes you pay.     What does the county’s portion of ...

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