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Update on Transportation Improvement Projects

Update on Transportation Improvement Projects
Forsyth County is continually working to improve our roads – click here to view a status update on the many transportation projects underway! Thanks to the citizens of Forsyth County for approving both the Transportation Bond and SPLOST sales tax program funding these projects.   Be sure to check out the interactive transportation projects map at www.forsythco.com/transportation where you can always find updated details on county transportation projects including road widenings, intersection improvements and more.

Forsyth County Encourages Residents to Participate in Severe Weather Preparedness Week

Forsyth County Encourages Residents to Participate in Severe Weather Preparedness Week
UPDATE: Due to inclement weather, the statewide tornado drill scheduled for Wednesday, February 7 has been postponed until Friday, February 9 at 9:15 a.m. Severe weather events such as tornadoes, floods and thunderstorms can happen in just moments with the power to devastate communities, homes and families. To help residents prepare for the possibility of a disaster, the Forsyth County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) is encouraging residents to participate in Severe Weather Preparedness Week, which runs from February 5 to 9.  “Taking time to put a family severe weather response plan in place and practicing emergency response procedures could be ...

Forsyth County Voter Registration & Elections Office Moves to New Location

Forsyth County Voter Registration & Elections Office Moves to New Location
The Forsyth County Voter Registration & Elections Office has moved into their new facility at 1201 Sawnee Drive in Cumming. The new facility is located near the intersection of Sawnee Drive and Tribble Gap Road, adjacent to the Forsyth County Tax Commissioner’s Office and Magistrate Court.   The office was previously located in the Forsyth County Administration Building with a storage facility at another location. The new facility enables the department to consolidate their two locations for improved efficiency.   The Voter Registration & Elections Office can be reached by telephone at (770) 781-2118, ext. 9 or by email at voter@forsythco.com.

Online Survey Seeks Community Input on Subarea Plan for Northern Forsyth County

Online Survey Seeks Community Input on  Subarea Plan for Northern Forsyth County
Public feedback being sought for trail-related community needs  Forsyth County is asking for citizen input on a subarea plan designed to establish an integrated trail system in the northern portion of the county. The plan includes sidewalks, bicycle paths, multi-use trails and supporting facilities that foster community health through promotion of bicycle travel and increased walkability. The survey will function as the key community engagement tool for the subarea plan and is available to county residents on the Forsyth County website at forsythco.com through March 9. The subarea plan, which spans portions of district one, four and five, utilizes the Forsyth County ...

Series of SPLOST Public Input Meetings Underway; Provide Feedback In Person or Online

Series of SPLOST Public Input Meetings Underway; Provide Feedback In Person or Online
Residents unable to attend in-person meetings are encouraged to provide feedback online   A series of community input meetings designed for citizen feedback on the types of projects to be funded by the proposed continuation of the SPLOST sales tax program is now underway in Forsyth County.   Along with the series of public forums — scheduled at various locations throughout the county over the coming weeks — a webpage featuring the same information and survey available at the meetings is accessible on the county’s website, forsythco.com, for those unable to attend. Look for the SPLOST icon on the website home page. ...

Registration Open for Forsyth County Fire Department Citizens’ Fire Academy

Registration Open for Forsyth County Fire Department Citizens’ Fire Academy
Free hands-on program educates residents about fire services Now in its fifth year, the 10-week Forsyth County Fire Department Citizens’ Fire Academy offers participants an inside look at the profession of firefighting, hands-on experience with equipment used by the fire department as well as an opportunity to interact with first responders. Forsyth County residents interested in participating are invited to register for the upcoming program, which provides a chance to learn about the variety of services the department provides.   “The Forsyth County Fire Department is proud to serve the citizens of the county every day, so we enjoy this chance to ...

Forsyth County Government Offices to Open at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18; County’s 9 a.m. Traffic Arraignment Calendar Cancelled

Forsyth County Government Offices to Open at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18; County’s 9 a.m. Traffic Arraignment Calendar Cancelled
Due to the weather conditions, the opening of all general Forsyth County government offices will be delayed until 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 18. This includes county government offices, the Forsyth County Courthouse, the Animal Shelter, recycling convenience centers, Senior Services, and Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s indoor and gated facilities. The meeting of the Development Authority of Forsyth County scheduled for Thursday, January 18 has been cancelled.   Please Note: Forsyth County State Court 9:00 a.m. Traffic Arraignment Calendar is cancelled. Defendants will receive a new court date notice for their arraignment. All cases noticed for 1:00 p.m. Traffic Arraignment Calendar ...

Update: Forsyth County Government Offices to be Closed All Day Wednesday, January 17

Update: Forsyth County Government Offices to be Closed All Day Wednesday, January 17
UPDATE: Due to the weather conditions, all general Forsyth County government offices will be closed all day on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. This includes county government offices, the Forsyth County Courthouse, the Animal Shelter, recycling convenience centers, Senior Services, and Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s indoor and gated facilities. All Parks & Recreation programs and activities are cancelled today. The meeting of the Development Authority of Forsyth County scheduled for Thursday, January 18 has been cancelled.    

Forsyth County Government Offices to Open at Noon on Wednesday, January 17

Forsyth County Government Offices to Open at Noon on Wednesday, January 17
Due to the weather conditions, the opening of all general Forsyth County government offices will be delayed until noon on Wednesday, January 17. This includes county government offices, the Forsyth County Courthouse, the Animal Shelter, recycling convenience centers, Senior Services, and Forsyth County Parks and Recreation’s indoor and gated facilities. Please check back for any updates.

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