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Forsyth County EMA to Use Warning Tone During Monthly Siren Tests

Forsyth County EMA to Use Warning Tone During Monthly Siren Tests
Beginning in March, Forsyth County will replace the severe weather siren “test tone” with a “warning tone” for all monthly siren tests. Previously, the county’s monthly siren tests, held at noon on the first Wednesday of every month (weather permitting), would feature a test tone while the warning tone was reserved to be used exclusively in the event of an actual tornado warning. “The decision to begin conducting the siren tests with the warning tone instead of the test tone was made to help avoid confusion and to help residents recognize what the alarm signifies should there be an actually tornado warning in the county,” said EMA ...

New Disc Golf Course to Open at Chattahoochee Pointe on March 16

New Disc Golf Course to Open at Chattahoochee Pointe on March 16
New disc golf course will host a tournament to kick off the course opening Forsyth County Parks and Recreation will open a new disc golf course at Chattahoochee Pointe (5790 Chattahoochee Pointe Dr.) on Saturday, March 16. The opening day will feature a Professional Disc Golf Association sanctioned tournament. The course will open to the public on Sunday, March 17.  The new disc golf course is situated in a natural setting along the Chattahoochee River. The course features 18 holes with blue tees for advanced players while the white tees are for beginner to intermediate players. As an added feature, the ...

Join the Great American Cleanup on March 16

Join the Great American Cleanup on March 16
Registration open for Keep Forsyth County Beautiful’s annual cleanup effort   Keep Forsyth County Beautiful welcomes everyone to take part in the Great FoCo Cleanup by helping remove litter from the community’s roadways on Saturday, March 16. The effort is a part of the Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup.   Participants – either as an organized team of volunteers or as individuals – will meet at the Central Park Recreation Center (2300 Keith Bridge Rd.) at 9 a.m. for a brief rally to start the cleanup event. Volunteers will then depart to clean up roadways in the community before returning to the recreation center for food and fun.   “This event ...

Public Hearing Regarding Proposed Modification Related to Conditional Use Permits for Senior Housing in Res 2

Public Hearing Regarding Proposed Modification Related to Conditional Use Permits for Senior Housing in Res 2
On Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 4 p.m., the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing during a special called meeting for the discussion and consideration of an extension, until July 12, 2019, of the existing moratorium on the acceptance of applications for Conditional Use Permits (CUPS) for senior housing, senior independent living in the Res2 zoning district. The public hearing will be held in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220 of the Forsyth County Administration Building. All Forsyth County residents and any other affected and/or interested persons are invited and encouraged to attend. Public notice for ...

Forsyth County Fire Department Opens Fire Safety Poster Contest to Third Graders

Forsyth County Fire Department Opens Fire Safety Poster Contest to Third Graders
Local students encouraged to participate in ninth annual contest The Forsyth County Fire Department invites all local third grade students to share their artistic talents while promoting a commitment to fire safety by participating in the eighth annual Forsyth County Fire Safety Poster Contest. The Fire Safety Poster Contest is open to all third-grade students in Forsyth County public, private and homeschools. The posters should reflect one of the following themes:   - ‘Two Ways Out’ – Always know two ways out of a location - ‘Firefighters Are Our Friends’ – Don’t be scared of firefighters in gear           - ‘Get Low and Go’ – ...

Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’

Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’
Parks & Rec. helps a resident reach for Olympic gold, a new fire chief is sworn in, Senior Services prepares for their annual Senior Expo and Forsyth County government launches a Twitter account! We cover these topics in this month’s episode of ‘Your Forsyth,’ a monthly short-segment video series recapping Forsyth County government highlights from the previous month.  Your Forsyth airs all month long on TV Forsyth (Comcast channel 23, AT&T channel 99 and TV Forsyth Live at forsythco.com). The program is also available to watch anytime on the county government’s Facebook page – www.facebook.com/ForsythCountyGovernment – and TV Forsyth On ...

Public Hearing regarding Proposed Modification to District 4 Land Disturbance Permit Moratorium

Public Hearing regarding Proposed Modification to District 4 Land Disturbance Permit Moratorium
On Tuesday, February 12, 2019 15 at 4 p.m., the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider a possible extension, until May 16, 2019, of the existing moratorium on the acceptance of Land Disturbance Permits for properties in Commission District 4 zoned between January 1, 2000, and December 31, 2012, to a residential zoning designation, except for agricultural properties. The public hearing will be held in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220 of the Forsyth County Administration Building. All Forsyth County residents and any other affected and/or interested persons are invited and encouraged to ...

Plant a Tree on Georgia Arbor Day

Plant a Tree on Georgia Arbor Day
Free seedlings and tree planting demos will be available Feb. 15  Residents are invited to celebrate Georgia Arbor Day by attending a tree planting ceremony at The Orchard at Chattahoochee Pointe (5790 Chattahoochee Pointe Dr.) as well as planting their own trees. A limited number of free Swamp Chestnut and Dogwood tree seedlings will also be available during the event for residents to take home and plant.   The free event – hosted by Keep Forsyth County Beautiful and the Forsyth County Master Naturalists and Master Gardeners – will take place between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15. House Rep. Todd Jones will be delivering the Arbor Day ...

UPDATE: Forsyth County Postpones Wednesday's Scheduled Tornado Drill & Siren Test

UPDATE: Forsyth County Postpones Wednesday's Scheduled Tornado Drill & Siren Test
UPDATE: The tornado drill and siren test scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 6 has been postponed due to weather conditions.  Although the tornado drill has been postponed, residents are still encouraged to be prepared for severe weather events. The scheduled tornado drill is a part of Severe Weather Preparedness Week. For more information, follow Forsyth County government on Facebook and Twitter. 

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