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Update on Transportation Projects

Update on Transportation Projects
Forsyth County is continually working to improve our roads! Click here to view an update on the status of the many transportation projects underway – funded thanks to both the voter-approved Transportation Bond and SPLOST sales tax program.   Information about transportation improvements can always be found on the county website – look for the Transportation Projects icon on the home page at forsythco.com.

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.

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 Parks & Recreation Comprehensive Master Plan Update Now Available

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Comprehensive Master Plan Update Now Available
Document can be viewed online at www.forsythco.com/parks Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s Comprehensive Master Plan Update was formally adopted by the Board of Commissioners November 3 and is now in effect and available online at www.forsythco.com/parks. The Comprehensive Master Plan Update will guide the county’s Parks & Recreation Department through future budget decisions and park system projects through 2026. “The update to the county’s Parks & Recreation Comprehensive Master Plan will guide staff and elected officials through decision making and actions – while balancing the opportunities and challenges of the county’s growth – over the next 10 years,” said Forsyth County ...

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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.