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New Forsyth County Fire Station 8 Now Open in Northeast Forsyth County

New Forsyth County Fire Station 8 Now Open in Northeast Forsyth County
Construction of new facility funded by SPLOST sales tax and Impact Fees Forsyth County officially opened new Fire Station 8 in the northeast portion of the county with a hose uncoupling ceremony on Friday, April 21. Construction of new Fire Station 8 was funded by a combination of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) VI program and Impact Fees. Located at 6015 Keith Bridge Road, the new fire station replaced the former Station 8, which had been built by volunteers, was opened in 1984 and had far exceeded its life expectancy. The new Fire Station 8 was designed for ...

Forsyth County Launches Online Transportation Survey

Forsyth County Launches Online Transportation Survey
Survey available at forsythtransportationplan.com Forsyth County is embarking upon the important process of updating its comprehensive transportation plan, a guiding document that outlines the long-range vision for transportation in the county. The Forsyth Transportation Plan update will examine the many changes that have occurred in the county’s population, employment, land use and development since the 2011 plan. Updated every five years, the plan will take a close look at the transportation needs of people who live, work and play throughout the county and will result in projects to address vehicular, freight, bicycle and pedestrian needs. In an effort to reach a ...

Recycle Paint and Electronics May 20

Recycle Paint and Electronics May 20
Event is used to raise funds for KFCB and improve the local environment Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB) invites residents to participate in their upcoming paint and electronics recycling event on Saturday, May 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cumming Fairgrounds' parking lot 3 off of Castleberry Road. “Every spring and fall our staff and volunteers look forward to this event,” Environmental Program Manager Tammy Wright said. “We get to be amazed by how many recyclables are collected in a 4-hour period and kept out of landfills.” Accepted items for the electronics recycling event include desktop computers, ...

Periodic Big Creek Greenway Closures During Bethelview Road Bridge Removal and Replacement

Periodic Big Creek Greenway Closures During Bethelview Road Bridge Removal and Replacement
Temporary closures are expected to last no more than three consecutive days at a time One section – between mile 8.3 and 8.5 – of the Big Creek Greenway multi-use trail in Forsyth County will be periodically closed beginning Monday, April 17. The closure is related to the road widening project along Bethelview Road and the required bridge removal and replacement construction over Big Creek. While the Georgia Department of Transportation’s contractor, CMES, Inc., completes this work, a section of the Big Creek Greenway – which passes beneath the Bethelview Road Bridge – will be temporarily closed for the safety ...

Forsyth County Transportation Project Information Is Just a Click Away

Forsyth County Transportation Project Information Is Just a Click Away
County launches new website feature Forsyth County government is making it easier than ever for citizens to find the information they are seeking about county transportation projects. A new web page – forsythco.com/transportation – on the county website enables citizens to quickly and easily locate details on county transportation projects including road widenings, intersection improvements, paving and more. The new web feature is map-based, allowing users to quickly find information on projects that may impact their daily commute. “Thanks to voter support of both the Forsyth County Transportation Bond and the SPLOST penny sales tax program, there are a large number ...

Forsyth County Big Creek Greenway Reopened

Forsyth County Big Creek Greenway Reopened
Storm damage to the trail between mile 6.1 and 6.2 has been repaired Forsyth County’s Big Creek Greenway is now fully operational. The boardwalk, between mile 6.1 and 6.2, sustained heavy damage during a storm on March 21 and had to be closed for repairs. “The damaged section of the Greenway is very popular. We are appreciative for the understanding and patience of citizens who had to modify their route while repairs were being made,” said Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor. At their March 29 Work Session, the Board of Commissioners authorized Steele & Associates to move forward with ...

Celebrate Earth Day with Keep Forsyth County Beautiful

Celebrate Earth Day with Keep Forsyth County Beautiful
Cleanup to take place on Earth Day Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB) encourages everyone to celebrate Earth Day by helping remove litter from the community’s roadways. Organize a team of volunteers – or come as an individual – and take part in the Great FoCo Cleanup, part of the Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup, on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22. Volunteers will meet at the Cumming Fairgrounds Arena at 9 a.m. to begin the Great FoCo Cleanup. Following a brief rally, volunteers will depart to clean up roadways in the community before returning to the Cumming Fairgrounds Arena for ...

Forsyth County Senior Services Expanding Respite and Congregate Programs to Sexton Hall Enrichment Center

Forsyth County Senior Services Expanding Respite and Congregate Programs to Sexton Hall Enrichment Center
Sexton Hall Enrichment Center is one of three Forsyth County senior centers Forsyth County Senior Services is expanding opportunities for mature adults at the newly renovated Sexton Hall Enrichment Center, located in the southern portion of the county at 2115 Chloe Road just off of Sharon Road. Respite and congregate programs will be offered to adults ages 60 and over wishing for traditional senior center services and activities.  “Our Senior Services staff are here to enrich the lives of seniors in our community by offering opportunities to challenge both their mind and body,” said Senior Services Director Ruthie Brew. “We ...

Big Creek Greenway Reopened After Flooding

Big Creek Greenway Reopened After Flooding
UPDATE (4/7/17): The Big Creek Greenway has been reopened, as floodwaters have receded. The boardwalk trail between mile 6.1 and 6.2, which sustained heavy damage during a storm on March 21, remains closed while it undergoes repairs.  The Big Creek Greenway trail is closed from the McFarland Parkway Trailhead to the Bethelview Road Trailhead due to flooding from yesterday's storms.   Users can still access the newest portion of the trail by parking at the Bethleview Trailhead and traveling north towards Kelly Mill Road. For up-to-date information, visit www.forsythco.com/parks or call the Parks & Recreation automated weather line at (770) 886-2851 ...

McGinnis Ferry Road Interchange Project Public Hearing Open House to Be Held April 11

McGinnis Ferry Road Interchange Project Public Hearing Open House to Be Held April 11
The open house will be informal, and the public is invited to attend anytime between 5 and 8 p.m. On Tuesday, April 11, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) and the Forsyth County Engineering Department will hold a public hearing open house concerning the McGinnis Ferry Road interchange project. The open house will be held at the Fowler Park Recreation Center, located at 4110 Carolene Way in Cumming, from 5 to 8 p.m. The proposed project would consist of constructing a full-diamond interchange on State Route (SR) 400 at McGinnis Ferry Road. The project would add a northbound and southbound ...

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