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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 Declares State of Emergency

Forsyth County Declares State of Emergency
Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairman Laura Semanson has signed a declaration of local emergency, effective March 18, 2020. The declaration calls for all available resources of the county to be used as necessary to cope with the impact of COVID-19 on Forsyth County. Beginning March 19,the following Forsyth County government buildings are closed to the public: Administration Building All County offices at West Maple Animal Shelter Code Compliance Please note that the County Administration Building (110 E. Main Street) will be open during Board of Commissioner meetings and work sessions.  “By declaring ...

Statement from Board of Commissioners Chairman Laura Semanson Regarding COVID-19

Statement from Board of Commissioners Chairman Laura Semanson Regarding COVID-19
Statement from Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairman Laura Semanson "This morning we received confirmation from public health that there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 in Forsyth County. We are keeping this individual, their family and those caring for the individual in our thoughts and prayers. At the County, we continue to follow the most up-to-date guidance from our local public health department, the state Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We encourage our residents to do the same. Through our Emergency Management Agency, we continue to work in conjunction with partner agencies ...

Presidential Preference Primary Postponed to May 19

Presidential Preference Primary Postponed to May 19
***ELECTION POSTPONED***  On Saturday, March 14, the Georgia Secretary of State announced that the March 24 Presidential Preference Primary has been postponed in light of the public health emergency posed by COVID-19.  Click here for more information. All in-person Advance Voting for this election ended on Saturday, March 14 and will resume the end of April 2020. The Presidential Preference Primary has been rescheduled to be held on May 19, 2020 in conjunction with the General Primary and NonPartisan General Election scheduled for May 19. All votes already cast in person and all voted absentee by mail ballots returned for the March 24 Presidential ...

Forsyth County Closing Recreation Centers and Senior Services Facilities Through March 29

Forsyth County Closing Recreation Centers and Senior Services Facilities Through March 29
Forsyth County closely monitoring ongoing COVID-19 pandemic In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Forsyth County has announced various closures, cancellations and postponements. Senior Centers and Recreation Centers will be closed beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 13. These facilities are planned to reopen on Monday, March 30. The following public events have been cancelled or postponed. Parks and Recreation Activities: Athletic complexes are closed, and all games are cancelled or postponed. Public Information Open Houses: Matt Community Park, March 16 & 17 – postponed                                                            Sawnee Mountain Preserve, March 26 – postponed Keep Forsyth County Beautiful: Great FoCo Cleanup, March 21 – postponed Senior Services:  Senior Expo, April 18 ...

Postponed: Community Input Sought on Phase Four of Sawnee Mountain Preserve

Postponed: Community Input Sought on Phase Four of Sawnee Mountain Preserve
This community meeting has been postponed. For more information please click here.  Forsyth County Parks & Recreation will host a community meeting for residents to provide input on the amenities for phase four of Sawnee Mountain Preserve. Phase four includes a viewing area at a second location atop the Sawnee Mountain ridge.  “We would like to invite residents to attend the community meeting to provide feedback for this popular and treasured park,” said Director of Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor.  The meeting will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, at the Sawnee Mountain Preserve Visitor Center (4075 Spot Road). The meeting format will be ...

Postponed: Join the Great FOCO Cleanup March 21

Postponed: Join the Great FOCO Cleanup March 21
This event has been postponed. For more information click here. 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 21. 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 Road) 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.  ...

Postponed: Public Information Open Houses Set for Future Matt Community Park Recreation Center

Postponed: Public Information Open Houses Set for Future Matt Community Park Recreation Center
This community meeting has been postponed. For more information click here. The Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Department will host two drop-in community input meetings for residents to provide feedback on amenities that will be offered at the future Matt Community Park Recreation Center. In addition, an online survey will also be available through March 24. The meetings will be hosted on: Monday, March 16 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Sawnee Mountain Park Community Building (3995 Watson Road) Tuesday, March 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Coal Mountain Park Community Building (3560 Settingdown Road) “We encourage all residents to attend one of the meetings or complete ...

Change Batteries in Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms When Setting Your Clocks

Change Batteries in Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms When Setting Your Clocks
March 8 marks the start of daylight-saving time and the Forsyth County Fire Department encourages residents to take this opportunity to change the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.   “Since we recommend changing batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide alarms every six to twelve months, changing batteries when you change clocks for daylight-saving time serves as the perfect reminder,” said Division Chief Jason Shivers. “Taking those few extra minutes to change the batteries could save someone’s life.” Prior to replacing alarm batteries, review the recommendations provided by the unit’s manufacturer, and replace the units themselves every seven to ten years. It’s also important to test the alarms at least ...

File by April 1 for 2020 Homestead Exemption/Age 65 School Tax Homestead

File by April 1 for 2020 Homestead Exemption/Age 65 School Tax Homestead
In Forsyth County, if you own a property, reside on that property and are a legal resident of the county, all as of Jan. 1 of the tax year, you may qualify for homestead exemption. You may apply for exemptions year-round, however, you must apply by Wednesday, April 1 to receive the benefits for 2020. For more information or questions, call the Tax Assessors Office at (770) 781-2106. To apply, visit:   Forsyth County Tax Assessors Office 110 E. Main Street, Suite 260, Cumming Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.   Online: Regular and Floating homestead applications are available on the Board of Assessors page at forsythco.com and must be notarized. A ...

VIDEO: Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’

VIDEO: Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’
Forsyth County wants you to be prepared for the new 2020 election cycle and Parks and Recreation’s Summer Activity Guide is set to release soon ! We cover these topics and more 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 Demand atforsythco.com. 

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