County Ordinances

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Proposed Ordinance Amendments

Proposed Amendments to the Tree Protection and Replacement Ordinance (Ord #98)- Third Public Hearing

 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 

Notice is hereby given that the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider amendments to the Forsyth County Tree Protection and Replacement Ordinance (Ord #98) at the Board’s meeting on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220 of the Forsyth County Administration Building.  The purpose of the public hearing shall be for public review and comment. 

The draft language may be viewed online at www.forsythco.com or at the office of the Department of Planning and Community Development, Forsyth County Administration Building, 110 East Main Street, Suite 100 (Ground Floor), Cumming, Georgia, 30040.  If you have any questions, please contact staff at 770-781-2115 during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).  

Proposed Amendments to the Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Ordinance (Ord #73)- Third Public Hearing

 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 

Notice is hereby given that the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider amendments to the Forsyth County Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Ordinance (Ord #73) at the Board’s meeting on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220 of the Forsyth County Administration Building.  The purpose of the public hearing shall be for public review and comment. 

The draft language may be viewed online at www.forsythco.com or at the office of the Department of Planning and Community Development, Forsyth County Administration Building, 110 East Main Street, Suite 100 (Ground Floor), Cumming, Georgia, 30040.  If you have any questions, please contact staff at 770-781-2115 during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).  

Proposed Amendments to the Tree Protection and Replacement Ordinance (Ord #98)- Second Public Hearing

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 

Notice is hereby given that the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider amendments to the Forsyth County Tree Protection and Replacement Ordinance (Ord #98) at the Board’s meeting on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220 of the Forsyth County Administration Building.  The purpose of the public hearing shall be for public review and comment.  

The draft language may be viewed online at www.forsythco.com or at the office of the Department of Planning and Community Development, Forsyth County Administration Building, 110 East Main Street, Suite 100 (Ground Floor), Cumming, Georgia, 30040.  If you have any questions, please contact staff at 770-781-2115 during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).

Click here to view the draft ordinance

Proposed Amendments to the Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Ordinance (Ord #73)- Second Public Hearing

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 

Notice is hereby given that the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider amendments to the Forsyth County Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Ordinance (Ord #73) at the Board’s meeting on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220 of the Forsyth County Administration Building.  The purpose of the public hearing shall be for public review and comment.  

The draft language may be viewed online at www.forsythco.com or at the office of the Department of Planning and Community Development, Forsyth County Administration Building, 110 East Main Street, Suite 100 (Ground Floor), Cumming, Georgia, 30040.  If you have any questions, please contact staff at 770-781-2115 during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).

Click here to view the draft language


Proposed Amendments to the Tree Protection and Replacement Ordinance (Ord #98) and the Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Ordinance (Ord #73)- First Public Hearing

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

 Notice is hereby given that the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider amendments to the Forsyth County Tree Protection and Replacement Ordinance (Ord #98) and the Forsyth County Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Ordinance (Ord #73) at the Board’s meeting on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220 of the Forsyth County Administration Building.  The purpose of the public hearing shall be for public review and comment.  

The draft language may be viewed online at www.forsythco.com or at the office of the Department of Planning and Community Development, Forsyth County Administration Building, 110 East Main Street, Suite 100 (Ground Floor), Cumming, Georgia, 30040.  If you have any questions, please contact staff at 770-781-2115 during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).

Forsyth County Board of Commissioners

View the proposed changes to the Tree Protection and Replacement Ordinance (Ord #98) here

View the proposed changes to the Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Ordinance (Ord #73) here

Amendment to the Forsyth County Solid Waste Ordinance 84, Municipal Code Article III, Div 3, Chapter 70 Regarding Regulations and Prevention

UPDATE:  The second public hearing was held.  The Board voted unanimously to approve an amendment to the Forsyth County Solid Waste Management Ordinance as set forth in the Agenda Books. 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 5:00 p.m., the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a second public hearing in order to consider an amendment to the Solid Waste Management Ordinance, otherwise known as Forsyth County Ordinance 84 or Division 3 of Article II of Chapter 70 of the Forsyth County Code of Ordinances. The public hearing will be held in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220 of the Forsyth County Administration Building.  The purpose of the public hearing shall be for public review and comment concerning proposed modifications regarding litter on public or private property; to establish additional regulations regarding vehicles causing litter; to establish additional requirements for preventing litter; to identify prohibited acts and violations; to repeal conflicting ordinances; 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 November 7, 2019.

Click here to view the proposed amendment.  Updated 11/14/19

 

 

 

Amendment to the Forsyth County False Alarm Ordinance 82, Municipal Code Article II, Chapter 50

UPDATE:    The second public hearing was held on December 5, 2019 where the Board voted unanimously to approve the amendment as briefed.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

 Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 5:00 p.m., the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a second public hearing in order to consider an amendment to the Forsyth County False Alarm Ordinance, otherwise known as Forsyth County Ordinance 82 or Article II, Chapter 50, “Offenses and Miscellaneous Provisions,” of the Forsyth County Code of Ordinances. 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 regarding the applicability of provisions related to alarms; to identify prohibited acts; to provide for penalties for violations; to repeal conflicting ordinances; 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

The first public hearing was held on November 7, 2019.

Click here to view proposed amendment. Updated 11/14/19

Amendment to the Forsyth County Massage and Spa Ordinance 124, Municipal Code Article VI, Chapter 22

UPDATE: The second public hearing was held.  The Board voted unanimously to approve an amendment to the Forsyth County Massage and Spa Ordinance, otherwise known as Forsyth County Ordinance 124 as set forth in the Agenda Books.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

 Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 5:00 p.m., the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a second public hearing in order to consider an amendment to the Forsyth County Massage and Spa Ordinance, otherwise known as Forsyth County Ordinance 124 or Article VI, Chapter 22 of the Forsyth County Code of Ordinances. The public hearing will be held in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220 of the Forsyth County Administration Building.  The purpose of the public hearing shall be for public review and comment concerning proposed modifications regarding the operation of massage and/or spa establishments; to establish additional regulations regarding the suspension, revocation, or placement on probation of licenses and/or work permits; to repeal conflicting ordinances; 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

The first public hearing was held on Thursday, November 7, 2019. 

Click here to view the proposed amendment. 

Amendment to the Forsyth County Sewer Use Ordinance #114, Municipal Code Chapter 82

UPDATE:  The second public hearing was held.  The Board voted unanimously to approve the proposed modifications to the Forsyth County Sewer Use Ordinance, otherwise known as Forsyth County Ordinance 114  as presented during the previous Public Hearing.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 5:00 p.m., the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a second public hearing in order to consider amendments to the Forsyth County Sewer Use Ordinance, otherwise known as Chapter 82, Article III of the Forsyth County Code of Ordinances. The public hearing will be held in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220 of the Forsyth County Administration Building.  The purpose of the public hearing is for public review and comment concerning a proposed ordinance modification to update and clarify certain definitions; provide for a general permitting system; modify the list of items that may be flushed; modify local discharge limits; modify certain recommended fines; modify requirements for outdoor grease interceptors; modify compliance report and monitoring requirements; revise miscellaneous other parts of the ordinance; repeal conflicting ordinances; 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

The first public hearing was held on November 7, 2019. 

Click here to view the proposed ordinance amendment. 

Click here to view a red line of the proposed ordinance amendment. 

Public Hearing for Proposed Amendment to the Forsyth County Solid Waste Ordinance 84, Municipal Code Article II, Div 4, Chapter 70 Regarding Penalties

UPDATE:   The Board held the first of two required public hearings on Thursday, December 5, 2019 where no formal Board action was taken. 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 5:00 p.m., the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing in order to consider an amendment to the Solid Waste Management Ordinance, otherwise known as Forsyth County Ordinance 84 or Division 4 of Article II of Chapter 70 of the Forsyth County Code of Ordinances. The public hearing will be held in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220 of the Forsyth County Administration Building.  The purpose of the public hearing shall be for public review and comment concerning proposed modifications regarding penalties for violations; to repeal conflicting ordinances; 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 on December 5, 2019.

Click here to view proposed ordinance amendment. - Updated 11-26-19

 

 

Amendment to Forsyth County Water Use and Water Conservation Ordinance 88, 88-A, 88-B, and 131; Code Chapter 18, Article VI

UPDATE:  The second public hearing was held.  The Board voted unanimously to adopt the proposed modifications to the Forsyth County Water Use and Water Conservation Ordinance, otherwise known as Forsyth County Ordinances 88, 88­A, 88­B, and 131.

PUBLIC NOTICE


Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 5:00 p.m., the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider an amendment to the Forsyth County Water Use and Water Conservation Ordinance, otherwise known as Forsyth County Ordinances 88, 88-A, 88-B and 131, or Chapter 18, Article VI of the Forsyth County Code of Ordinances. 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 Section 18-189 of the codified ordinance to impose substantial new requirements for the permitting, installation, and technical requirements for landscape irrigation systems; to repeal conflicting ordinances; 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 on November 21, 2019.

 

Click here to view the proposed ordinance amendment.

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