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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 ...

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 March 16, 2017 meeting, the Board of Commissioners approved to extend the moratorium until June 16, 2017. The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners held a public hearing on Thursday, December 15, 2016 and approved a 90-day 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 ...

District 4 Commissioner to Hold Community Meeting March 15

District 4 Commissioner to Hold Community Meeting March 15
On Wednesday, March 15, District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills will host a Comprehensive Plan Update community meeting from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Coal Mountain Community Building, located within Coal Mountain Park at 3560 Settingdown Road, to discuss the plan as it relates to District 4. The meeting will be informal, and the public is invited to attend anytime during these hours. Information on the Comprehensive Plan Update, known as Foster Forsyth, can be found here: www.fosterforsyth.com. 

Public Hearing regarding Residential Zoning Moratorium

Public Hearing regarding Residential Zoning Moratorium
Update: At their meeting February 2, 2017, the Board of Commissioners approved extension until June 2, 2017 of the residential zoning moratorium. The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on February 2, 2017, to consider a possible extension, until June 2, 2017, of the moratorium adopted on January 10, 2017, on the acceptance of applications for rezoning of property to the CR2, Res3, Res4 and MPD zoning districts. The public hearing will take place during the board’s regular meeting on February 2, 2017, at 5 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room (Suite 220) of the Forsyth ...

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
Update: At their meeting January 19, 2017, the Board of Commissioners approved extension of the moratorium until March 20, 2017. 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 ...

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