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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 ...

Forsyth County Government Recognized For Excellence in Financial Reporting

Forsyth County Government Recognized For Excellence in Financial Reporting
Award recognizes governmental accounting and financial reporting For the seventeenth consecutive year, 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). The recognition was presented to Forsyth County for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) for the 2016 fiscal year.  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 ...

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.

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    As trusted stewards of Forsyth County’s future, the elected officials and employees are dedicated to serving the community and to providing effective, professional public service with integrity and a commitment to excellence. 

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    Forsyth County is committed to providing and maintaining the most efficient, customer service-oriented county government possible. The county will be an innovative and strategic leader in providing essential and effective public services in a fiscally prudent and professional manner. By preserving and enhancing a high quality of life, Forsyth County will remain a healthy, safe and compelling place in which to live, work, recreate, visit and invest.