County Ordinances

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Proposed Ordinance Amendments

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

UPDATE:  The first Public Hearing was held at the December 6, 2018 Regular Meeting.  No action was taken by the Board of Commissioners.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, January 3, 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 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

A previous public hearing was held on December 6, 2018. 

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

UPDATE:  The first Public Hearing was held at the December 6, 2018 Regular Meeting.  No action was taken by the Board of Commissioners.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, January 3, 2019 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

A previous public hearing was held on December 6, 2018. 

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

UPDATE:  The first Public Hearing was held at the December 6, 2018 Regular Meeting.  No action was taken by the Board of Commissioners.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, January 3, 2019 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

A previous public hearing was held on December 6, 2018.

Click here to view the revised proposed ordinance amendment.  Updated 12-12-18 

Proposed Amendment to the Occupation Tax Ordinance 72, Code Chapter 22 Modifying Exemptions

UPDATE:  The first Public Hearing was held at the December 6, 2018 Regular Meeting.  No action was taken by the Board of Commissioners.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, January 3, 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 Occupation Tax Ordinance, otherwise known as Forsyth County Ordinance Number 72 or Article II, 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 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 provide exemptions to occupational taxes, administrative fees, or regulatory fees; to clarify business license registration requirements and exemptions; 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 6, 2018. 

Click here to view proposed amendment.



Proposed Amendment to the False Alarm Ordinance #82, Code Chapter 50

UPDATE:  The first Public Hearing was held at the December 6, 2018 Regular Meeting.  No action was taken by the Board of Commissioners.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, January 3, 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 False Alarm Ordinance, otherwise known as Forsyth County Ordinance 82, codified in Article II of 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 clarify the scope of applicability of provisions related to false alarms; to provide for notice of violations, written warnings, and citations to be provided for false alarms; 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

A previous public hearing was held on December 6, 2018.

Click here to view the revised proposed ordinance amendment.  Updated 12-12-18

Proposed Amendment to the Fire Safety & Prevention Ordinance #79, Code Chapter 38 Regarding False Alarms

UPDATE:  The first Public Hearing was held at the December 6, 2018 Regular Meeting.  No action was taken by the Board of Commissioners.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, January 3, 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 Fire Safety and Prevention Ordinance, otherwise known as Forsyth County Ordinance 79, codified in Article II of Chapter 38, “Fire Safety and Prevention,” 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 regarding false alarms; to clarify the scope of applicability of provisions related to false alarms; to provide for notice of violations, written warnings, and citations to be provided for false alarms; 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

A previous public hearing was held on December 6, 2018.

Click here to review the revised proposed ordinance amendment.  Updated 12-12-18

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