County Ordinances

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Proposed Ordinance Amendments

Proposed Amendment to the Alcohol Ordinance 68, Code Chapter 6 - Sunday Sales

UPDATE:  The Board of Commissioners held the second public hearing at the September 6, 2018 Regular Meeting and adopted the amendment resolution as presented.  Section 1 of the amendment was effective September 6 while Section 3 was effective after the Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution at their November 15, 2018 meeting certifying the November 6 election results where the "Brunch Bill" referendum passed.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 5:00 p.m., the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider an amendment to the Forsyth County Alcohol Code, otherwise known as Forsyth County Ordinance 68 or Chapter 6, Article IV of the Code of Ordinances of Forsyth County. The public hearing will be held in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220 of the Forsyth County Administration Building at 110 East Main Street, Cumming, Georgia 30040. The purpose of the public hearing shall be for public review and comment concerning a proposed modification to allow Sunday sales by the drink between 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.(conditional upon voter approval); to make other modifications to the Ordinance regarding times for sales of alcohol by the drink; to repeal conflicting ordinances; to set an effective date; and for other purposes. All Forsyth County residents and any other affected and/or interested persons are invited and encouraged to attend.

Forsyth County Board of Commissioners

A previous public hearing was held August 16, 2018 and September 6, 2018.
 

Click here to view the proposed ordinance amendment.  Updated 9-07-18

Click here to view the resolution for a referendum. Updated 8-14-18

Proposed Amendment to Alcohol Ordinance 68, Code Chapter 6 Regarding Sale of Unregulated Marijuana Substitutes & Other Alternative Products to List of Violations for/on Alcohol Licenses

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 5:00 p.m., the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider an amendment to the Forsyth County Alcohol Code, otherwise known as Forsyth County Ordinance 68 or Chapter 6, Article IV of the Code of Ordinances of Forsyth County. The public hearing will be held in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220 of the Forsyth County Administration Building at 110 East Main Street, Cumming, Georgia 30040. The purpose of the public hearing shall be for public review and comment concerning proposed revisions that will provide that violations of those regulations concerning the sale of marijuana substitutes, opioid substitutes, steroid substitutes, and alternative nicotine products shall serve as grounds for imposing penalties, to include alcohol license suspension and revocation; to provide for severability; to repeal conflicting ordinances; to set an effective date; and for other purposes. All Forsyth County residents and any other affected and/or interested persons are invited and encouraged to attend.

Forsyth County Board of Commissioners

Click here to view the proposed ordinance amendment.

Click here to view the Exhibit A of the proposed ordinance amendment. 



Proposed Amendment to Ordinance 127, Code Chapter 50-7 Regarding Further Licensing Requirements

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 5:00 p.m., the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider an amendment to Forsyth County Ordinance 127, codified in Chapter 50, “Offenses and Miscellaneous Provisions,” of the Code of Forsyth County, Georgia. The public hearing will be held in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220 of the Forsyth County Administration Building at 110 East Main Street, Cumming, Georgia 30040. The purpose of the public hearing shall be for public review and comment concerning proposed revisions to provide for further licensing requirements for the sale of alternative nicotine products and vape juice; to provide that violations of the ordinance shall serve as grounds for imposing penalties related to County alcohol licenses; to provide for severability; to repeal conflicting ordinances; to set an effective date; and for other purposes. All Forsyth County residents and any other affected and/or interested persons are invited and encouraged to attend.

Forsyth County Board of Commissioners

Click here to view proposed ordinance amendment. 

Proposed Amendment to Ordinance 118, Code Chapter 50-5 Regarding Regulation of Sales for Substances that Mimic Effects of Marijuana, Opioids, Steroids

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 5:00 p.m., the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider an amendment to Forsyth County Ordinance 118, codified in Chapter 50, “Offenses and Miscellaneous Provisions,” of the Code of Forsyth County, Georgia. The public hearing will be held in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220 of the Forsyth County Administration Building at 110 East Main Street, Cumming, Georgia 30040.  The purpose of the public hearing shall be for public review and comment concerning proposed revisions to regulate substances that mimic the effects of marijuana and opioids; to regulate the sale of substances that mimic the effects of steroids; to provide that violations of the ordinance shall serve as grounds for imposing penalties related to County alcohol licenses; to provide for severability; to repeal conflicting ordinances; to set an effective date; and for other purposes.  All Forsyth County residents and any other affected and/or interested persons are invited and encouraged to attend.

Forsyth County Board of Commissioners

Click here to view the proposed ordinance amendment. 

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