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Forsyth County Fire Department Urges Fireworks Safety This Independence Day

Forsyth County Fire Department Urges Fireworks Safety This Independence Day
Fireworks are best left to professionals The Forsyth County Fire Department urges citizens to practice safe handling of fireworks and to be alert while observing fireworks displays this Independence Day. “Fireworks displays are a part of many Independence Day celebrations but they are also very unpredictable, and accidents can occur with little to no warning,” said Fire Chief Danny Bowman. “The best way to avoid injury is to remain alert and to leave the fireworks displays to trained professionals.” According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 230 people on average go to the emergency room every day with fireworks-related injuries ...

Forsyth County Board of Commissioners to Consider Adoption of Comprehensive Plan

Forsyth County Board of Commissioners to Consider Adoption of Comprehensive Plan
On July 6, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will consider the adoption of the Forsyth County Comprehensive Plan 2017-2037, the result of a multi-month comprehensive plan update process that began in early 2016, branded as Foster Forsyth. The public hearing will take place as part of the Board of Commissioners’ regular meeting starting at 5 p.m. At the request of the Board of Commissioners on April 13, 2017, the Forsyth County Comprehensive Plan 2017-2037 was submitted for state and regional review. Both the state of Georgia and the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission determined that the plan meets the standards ...

Forsyth County Senior Services to Host Panel Discussion on Aging

Forsyth County Senior Services to Host Panel Discussion on Aging
Program will be held at Senior Services’ Center at Charles Place Forsyth County Senior Services will host an open panel discussion on aging Wednesday, July 12, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Center at Charles Place, located at 595 Dahlonega Street near downtown Cumming. The panel discussion will feature four experts on the topic of aging: Danielle Cefalu Humphrey, attorney with Hurley Elder Care Law; Kim Ruiz, BSW, social services specialist with the Division of Aging Services; Ashley Magistro, LACP, life counselor with Avita Community Partners; and Robin Pingeton-Nelson, nurse practitioner with Transitional Care Physicians of Atlanta. After discussion, the ...

New Section of SR 400 Northbound Open

New Section of SR 400 Northbound Open
Progress on the widening of SR 400 in Forsyth County continues! A new, nearly 1-mile section of SR 400 northbound between SR 306 and SR 369 is now open to traffic. Because work on the bridge over Lake Lanier is still underway, motorists should consider the new left lane as a long turn lane for those accessing SR 369. Drivers continuing north on SR 400 should remain in one of the two right lanes to continue past SR 369.    The SR 400 widening project – adding a lane in each direction of SR 400 from McFarland Parkway to SR 369 – ...

Public Hearing Regarding Possible Extension of Moratorium Related to Conservation Subdivisions

Public Hearing Regarding Possible Extension of Moratorium Related to Conservation Subdivisions
The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 5 p.m. to consider a possible extension until October 6, 2017, of the moratorium on the acceptance of rezoning applications for Res1, Res2, and Res3 Conservation Subdivisions, and the acceptance of land disturbance permits or sketch plat permit applications for a Res1, Res2, and Res3 Conservation Subdivision, under Chapter 19 of the UDC.  The public hearing will be held in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220 of the Forsyth County Administration Building. All Forsyth County residents and any other affected and/or interested ...

Iacopella Named Manager of Forsyth County Animal Shelter

Iacopella Named Manager of Forsyth County Animal Shelter
Cynthia Iacopella has been named manager of the Forsyth County Animal Shelter and will join the county staff on June 19. As manager of Forsyth County’s animal shelter, Iacopella will supervise, coordinate and manage the daily activities of the animal shelter personnel. She will be responsible for the oversight of animal care, upkeep of the animal shelter facility, the animal adoption process and the shelter’s community outreach programs.   Iacopella brings to the position more than twenty years in the animal welfare industry. Most recently, she served as director of adoptions for Angels Among Us Pet Rescue. Her previous experience also ...

2016 Annual Reports Now Available

2016 Annual Reports Now Available
Both reports can be viewed at forsythco.com   The 2016 Forsyth County Annual Report and 2016 Forsyth County Fire Department Annual Report are now available. Both annual reports provide information on recent projects, accomplishments and statistics.   The 2016 Forsyth County Annual Report includes county government projects and progress in 2016, highlights of the year and recent financial data.   “I hope this annual report – that includes everything from information about new facilities and parks to a breakdown of the county’s spending in 2016 – better familiarizes residents with their county government and all the great work our employees do,” said Interim County ...

Temporary Closure of Holbrook Road

Temporary Closure of Holbrook Road
Update: This closure is now slated to begin Friday, June 16. Holbrook Road at the intersection of Holbrook Road and Burnt Bridge Road, located in northeast Forsyth County, will be temporarily closed to through traffic beginning Monday, June 12. The closure will allow for the construction of a roundabout. The road will be closed for approximately 45 days. Motorists’ patience during this temporary closure is appreciated.

Temporary Closure of Martin Road

Temporary Closure of Martin Road
A portion of Martin Road, located in northern Forsyth County, will be temporarily closed to through traffic beginning Monday, June 12. The closure will allow for reconstruction of the intersection at Martin Road and State Route 9. The road is expected to re-open to through traffic on or before Friday, August 18, weather permitting. Motorists’ patience during this temporary closure is appreciated.

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