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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 ...

2018 Budget Update: Millage Rates Remain Unchanged

2018 Budget Update: Millage Rates Remain Unchanged
At their meeting July 20, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners adopted the millage rates that will fund a major portion of the county’s 2018 General Fund budget, Fire District and Bonds. Following three public hearings on the rates, the board voted to maintain the county’s millage rates with no change. The county’s millage rate of 8.036 is one of the lowest millage rates among metro Atlanta counties.   Forsyth County staff, Finance Committee and Board of Commissioners will continue preparing the county’s proposed 2018 budget, which is slated for adoption in November.

Forsyth County Announces Property Tax Rates Expected to Remain Unchanged; Increase in Tax Dollars from Growth in Tax Digest

Forsyth County Announces Property Tax Rates Expected to Remain Unchanged; Increase in Tax Dollars from Growth in Tax Digest
Three public hearings to allow for public input   The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners today announces its intention to maintain the county’s millage rates currently in place with no change and, due to the growth in the tax digest, increase the property taxes it will levy this year by 3.85% over the rollback millage rate.   The proposed county Maintenance & Operations rate remains unchanged at 4.642 mills. The proposed Fire rate remains unchanged at 1.975 mills. The proposed Bond rate remains unchanged at 1.419 mills. These rates will fund the county’s 2018 general operating budget, which is currently in the preliminary ...

Forsyth County Government Recognized for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Forsyth County Government Recognized for Excellence in Financial Reporting
Forsyth County has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for the sixteenth consecutive year. The recognition was presented to Forsyth County for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) for the fiscal year ending  December 31, 2015.  The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.  An Award of Financial Reporting Achievement was also presented to Forsyth County Chief ...

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.

2017 Budget Adopted

2017 Budget Adopted
At their November 17, 2016 meeting, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners adopted the county’s 2017 operating budget. The 2017 General Fund budget totals approximately $117.97 million. Click here to view the budget summary and budget presentations. Millage Rates In July, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners adopted the millage rates that will fund a major portion of the county’s 2017 General Fund budget, Fire District and Bonds. Following three public hearings on the rates, the board voted to maintain the county’s millage rates with no change. The county’s millage rate of 8.036 is one of the lowest millage rates among ...

Forsyth County Budget Document Earns Honors

Forsyth County Budget Document Earns Honors
Budget publication receives award for fourth consecutive year The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has presented Forsyth County with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the county’s 2016 budget book. This marks the fourth consecutive year the county has received the award, which is the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting and represents a significant achievement. In order to qualify for the award, a governmental entity must satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. The guidelines are designed to assess how well an entity’s budget serves as a policy document, as a ...

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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