County Ordinances

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Proposed Ordinance Amendments

Short Term Vacation Rentals

UPDATE:  The fourth public hearing was held and the proposed ordinance was not adopted by the Board of Commissioners. Staff was directed to return with a plan to the second Work Session on August 21, 2018 regarding how and what enforcement looks like.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 5:00 p.m., the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider the adoption of Forsyth County Ordinance 129, Short-Term Vacation Rentals. 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 Ordinance to regulate residential properties utilized for short-term rental, to include appointment of a registered agent, to impose certain requirements and restrictions regarding the use of properties for short-term rental, an annual permitting system, a fee for same, and enforcement and penalties; 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

 

Previous Public Hearings were held on May 3, 2018, June 7, 2018, July 5, 2018, and August 2, 2018

Please see revised proposed ordinance (updated 7/13/18). 

 

Ethics Ordinance 77

UPDATE:  This item was tabled by the Board of Commissioners at their August 2, 2018 Regular Meeting. 


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

 Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, August 2, 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 Ethics Ordinance, otherwise known as Forsyth County Ordinance 77, otherwise known as Article III, Chapter 2 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 implement a wrongful use provision with respect to ethics complaints; 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 July 5, 2018 and August 2, 2018.

Click here to view the revised proposed Ethics Ordinance amendment.

 

Water & Sewer Rates and Updated Fees and Policies

UPDATE:   The Public Hearing was held and the Board of Commissioners voted to adopt the resolution as presented setting the water & sewer rates and updating related fees and policies.  

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 5:00 p.m., the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider adoption of a resolution setting water & sewer rates and updating related fees and policies. 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 resolution setting updated water and sewer rates, billing policies, surcharges, penalties, and related practices of the County’s water and sewer service program; 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 revised resolution.

 

Public Hearing Regarding Proposed Amendment to the Animal Control Ordinance 11, Code Chapter 14

UPDATE:  The public hearing was held and no action was taken.  A second public hearing will be scheduled for September 6, 2018.

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 Animal Control Ordinance, otherwise known as Forsyth County Ordinance Number 11 or Chapter 14 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 modifications to provide authority for enforcement of the ordinance by Forsyth County and Forsyth County Code Enforcement; to make certain modifications regarding feral animals, inhumane conditions, and related matters; substituting “destruction” for “euthanasia” where appropriate; 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 August 2, 2018.

Click here to view the revised proposed ordinance amendment, 8-2-13.

 

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

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, August 16, 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

 

Click here to view the proposed ordinance amendment.  Updated 8-10-18

Click here to view the resolution for a referendum. 

Public Hearing Regarding Proposed Amendment to Speed Zone Ordinance 78

UPDATE:   The first public hearing was held and no formal action was taken.  A second public hearing will be scheduled.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners shall conduct a Public Hearing for the consideration of Amended Speed Zone Ordinance #78 for the purpose of revising the List of Roadways to which it applies. A copy of the revised List of Roadways is available for inspection at the office of the Forsyth County Department of Engineering located at 110 East Main Street, Suite 120, Cumming, GA 30040. The Public Hearing will be held on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. in the Forsyth County Administration Building, Commissioner’s Meeting Room, Second Floor located at 110 East Main Street, Suite 220, Cumming, Georgia 30040.

Eric Johnson
County Manager

A previous public hearing was held on August 2, 2018.

Click here to view the proposed ordinance amendment. 

 

 

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