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GDOT: Resurfacing of State Route 369 at State Route 400 to Close Intersection on July 23

GDOT: Resurfacing of State Route 369 at State Route 400 to Close Intersection on July 23
Georgia Department of Transportation - On Monday, July 23, the intersection of State Route 369 (SR 369) and State Route 400 (SR 400) will be closed to traffic. This will allow a three-day resurfacing project to be completed before the school year begins. This work will require traffic to be detoured on Monday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Georgia DOT will set up the detour preceding the intersection of SR 369 and SR 400 at SR 306 (Keiths Bridge Road) and SR 9 to direct drivers around the work zone. This detour pertains to SR 369 only. One lane of ...

Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’

Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’
Old Atlanta Park looks to cool off residents this summer, Senior Services dedicates a new community garden and the animal shelter kicks off their “summer of love.” 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.  Watch the new episode now from the TV Forsyth On Demand section of the county website.  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 ...

Forsyth County Animal Shelter Waives All Adoption Fees

Forsyth County Animal Shelter Waives All Adoption Fees
Standard $85 adoption fee waived on all animals through September 1 To enhance their “Summer of Love” adoption special, the Forsyth County Animal Shelter is waiving all adoption fees for animals through Sept. 1, 2018.  “We have had such a great reaction to the ‘Summer of Love’ adoption promotion from the county that we wanted to make it even better by waiving all fees for residents looking to add a pet to their family this summer,” said Animal Shelter Manager Cindy Iacopella. “We have a large number of animals, including an abundance of kittens, that are in need of a home ...

Fall Baseball and Softball Registration Opens July 23

Fall Baseball and Softball Registration Opens July 23
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 23, and ending Wednesday, Aug. 8, at 5 p.m. Leagues are offered for boys and girls ages 4 (by Sept. 1, 2018) through 17. “The fall baseball and softball league is a very popular program,” said Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor. “It’s a great way for kids to kick off the new school year, make new friends and stay active!” Registrations will be accepted online at www.forsythco.com/parks and at the county’s three recreation centers located ...

All Southbound Lanes of State Route 400 Open to Traffic Wednesday

All Southbound Lanes of State Route 400 Open to Traffic Wednesday
The final section on State Route 400 southbound between State Route 369 (Browns Bridge Road) and State Route 141 (Peachtree Parkway) will open to traffic Wednesday, July 11 at 5 a.m. The widening of State Route 400 has added an additional lane in each direction on State Route 400 between McFarland Parkway and State Route 369, along with widening the bridges over Big Creek and Lake Lanier. C.W. Matthews Contracting Co., Inc. began work in April 2015. In December, southbound lanes between State Route 141 and McFarland Parkway opened to motorists. Starting Wednesday, the entire widened corridor will be open for drivers to use. The project was made ...

Advance Voting for July 24 General Primary Runoff Starts Monday, July 2

Advance Voting for July 24 General Primary Runoff Starts Monday, July 2
Advance voting available for county residents through July 20   Advance voting for the July 24 General Primary Runoff will be offered weekdays for three weeks, July 2 to July 20 and Saturday, July 14. Advance voting will not be available Wednesday, July 4.   Registered voters can take advantage of advance voting for the July 24 General Primary Runoff:   Forsyth County Voter Registration and Elections Office (NEW LOCATION: 1201 Sawnee Drive) - Monday through Friday, July 2 to July 20, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (No voting on July 4) - Saturday, July 14, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.   Advance voting will also be available at the following three locations during the times provided below:   Hampton Park ...

Forsyth County Announces Property Tax Rates Bond Rate to be Reduced; M&O, Fire Rates Expected to Remain the Same; Increase in Tax Dollars from Growth in Tax Digest

Forsyth County Announces Property Tax Rates Bond Rate to be Reduced; M&O, Fire Rates Expected to Remain the Same; Increase in Tax Dollars from Growth in Tax Digest
Three public hearings to allow for public input   The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners today announces its intention to maintain the county’s Maintenance & Operating and Fire millage rates currently in place with no change. The Bond Rate is advertised to be reduced.  Due to growth in the tax digest, Maintenance & Operating property taxes levied by the County this year will increase by a net 4.46% over the rollback millage rate.   The proposed county Maintenance & Operations rate remains unchanged at 4.642 mills. The proposed Fire rate remains unchanged at 1.975 mills. The proposed Bond rate will be reduced one tenth of a mill to 1.319 mills. These rates ...

Public Hearing Regarding Moratorium on Small Cell Technology Use

Public Hearing Regarding Moratorium on Small Cell Technology Use
Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 5:00 p.m., the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing and receive public input in order to consider the possible extension, until January 4, 2019, of the existing moratorium, adopted on April 10, 2018, barring the acceptance of applications for permits for wireless communications devices and facilities in the County right-of-way. 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.  All Forsyth County residents and any other ...

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