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 Forsyth County Response to COVID-19:  Information on County Departmental operations, online services and other resources can be found here: Forsythco.com/COVID-19.

Various Forsyth County Boards and Commissions will be meeting via teleconference, pursuant to O.C.G.A. 50-14-1(g).  Please click here for information on how to view, access and participate in these meetings.

 

Forsyth County Seeks Public Input on Public Transportation Master Plan

Forsyth County Seeks Public Input on Public Transportation Master Plan
Two public information open house meetings to be held online Aug. 12  Forsyth County Department of Public Transportation will host two virtual public information open house meetings for residents to provide feedback on Link Forsyth, the County’s first public transportation master plan.   Link Forsyth public information open house meetings will be held via Zoom teleconferencing at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 12. Each meeting will last approximately one hour, and County staff will provide the same information during each meeting. Information on how to participate in the open house meetings, links to the Zoom meetings and additional background information ...

Forsyth County Commission Adopts Millage Rates

Forsyth County Commission Adopts Millage Rates
During their July 23 meeting, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners adopted all millage rates levied in the County. The County’s portion of the overall millage rate is 7.896 mills, which is slightly less than last year.   During the meeting, the Board of Commissioners adopted a required resolution for all millage rates levied in the County, including the Board of Education.   During the meeting, the board voted to adopt the County’s Maintenance and Operations (M&O) millage rate of 4.791 mills, the same as last year. Due to the growth in the tax digest, Maintenance & Operating property taxes levied by the County this year will increase by a net 2.07% ...

Lane Closures on SR 400 at Pilgrim Mill Road Expected August 4 and 5

Lane Closures on SR 400 at Pilgrim Mill Road Expected August 4 and 5
SR 400 will have a scheduled daytime northbound lane closure at Pilgrim Mill Road for bridge construction work as well as north and southbound traffic paces on Aug. 4 and 5. The single lane closure (inside) on SR 400 northbound and north and/or southbound traffic paces are scheduled to take place between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. The work is weather dependent which could result in some fluctuation. Updates will be posted on the County Facebook and Twitter pages as necessary.

Portion of Samples Road to Close for Repair Aug. 3-7

Portion of Samples Road to Close for Repair Aug. 3-7
A portion of Samples Road will be temporarily closed to through traffic from Parker Drive to 2925 Samples Road, to allow for the replacement of a cross drain. The closure will begin Monday, Aug. 3, until Friday, Aug. 7, weather permitting. Drivers can detour using Nuckolls Road to go to or from SR 20 to Buford Dam Road.

Senior Services’ August Newsletter Now Available

Senior Services’ August Newsletter Now Available
Find out how you can enjoy eating from your favorite local restaurants while social distancing or learn about curiosities like Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster - this and much more is offered for residents 50 and over by Forsyth County Senior Services! Visit the Forsyth County Senior Services page for more information on these and other fun stay at home games and classes or call (770) 781-2178.

Forsyth County Recognized as a “County of Excellence” for Transportation Bond Initiative

Forsyth County Recognized as a “County of Excellence” for Transportation Bond Initiative
Forsyth County has been named the recipient of the 2020 County of Excellence award, presented by the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG), in the category of infrastructure and transportation for the County’s innovative approach to addressing community needs with a Transportation Bond.   During their meeting Thursday, July 23, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners recognized the Engineering and Finance Departments for the achievement.   “We are thrilled to be recognized for the work that has been put in place over the past six years with the bond,” said Forsyth County Director of Engineering John Cunard. “Our Transportation Bond set an example for other communities to consider going forward for ...

Fall Baseball and Softball Registration Opens July 27

Fall Baseball and Softball Registration Opens July 27
Leagues are offered for children ages 4 through 17 Forsyth County Parks & Recreation will begin accepting registrations for fall baseball and softball on Monday, July 27, with registration closing at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11. Leagues are offered for boys and girls ages 4 through 17.  Registrations will be accepted online at parks.forsythco.com and at the county’s three recreation centers located at Central Park (2300 Keith Bridge Road), Fowler Park (4110 Carolene Way) and Old Atlanta Park (810 Nichols Road). The registration fee is $100 for Forsyth County residents and $200 for non-county residents.  Team practices will begin the week ...

Rickert Joins Forsyth County as Director of Public Transportation

Rickert Joins Forsyth County as Director of Public Transportation
Roy Rickert joined Forsyth County government on July 6 as the director of Public Transportation. In this role, Rickert will direct the operational and managerial activities of the Public Transportation Department and guide the future of the County’s transit system.  Rickert brings 18 years of public transportation experience and leadership. His background includes design and implementation of both demand response and fixed route services, operations and advocacy. Most recently, he served as the Executive Director of Bis-Man Transit in Bismarck, North Dakota. Rickert holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Troy State University. He is a graduate of the American Public Transportation Association’s Leadership APTA program and is ...

Lane Closures on Sanders Road Expected July 15- Sept. 30

Lane Closures on Sanders Road Expected July 15- Sept. 30
Sanders Road will have intermittent single lanes closures from Buford Dam Road to SR 20 for sidewalk construction, beginning July 15 until Sept. 30.  Closures will be Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (no Saturday or Sunday lane closures). These closures are weather dependent. Updates will be posted on the County Facebook and Twitter pages as necessary.

Lane Closure on SR 400 at Pilgrim Mill Road Expected July 21

Lane Closure on SR 400 at Pilgrim Mill Road Expected July 21
SR 400 will have a scheduled daytime northbound lane closure at Pilgrim Mill Road for bridge construction work as well as north and southbound traffic paces on Tuesday, July 21. The single lane closure (inside) on SR 400 northbound at Pilgrim Mill Road and several traffic paces on SR 400 northbound and/or southbound will take place between 5:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The work is weather dependent which could result in some fluctuation. Updates will be posted on the County Facebook and Twitter pages as necessary.

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