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Forsyth County Breaks Ground on New Dog Park Adjacent to Animal Shelter

Forsyth County Breaks Ground on New Dog Park Adjacent to Animal Shelter
Dog park slated for completion in Fall 2020 Forsyth County officials, staff and guests gathered Thursday, June 25, to break ground for the County’s new dog park located across from the County Animal Shelter (4065 County Way) in north Forsyth just off SR 400. Once complete, the park will feature synthetic dog turf, dog water fountains, climbing boulder, wooded areas, dog walk ramp, tunnel, sunshades, shaded benches and two family-style restrooms. SEE IMAGES FROM THE EVENT BY CLICKING HERE.  During the groundbreaking ceremony, County Commission Chairman Laura Semanson, District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills and Animal Shelter Director Cindy Iacopella thanked those who made the funding for the ...

Forsyth County Animal Shelter Waives All Adoption Fees for the Summer

Forsyth County Animal Shelter Waives All Adoption Fees for the Summer
“Summer of Love” adoption promotion available through Sept. 8 Beginning Friday, June 26, the Forsyth County Animal Shelter will be waiving their standard $85 pet adoption fee for all animals through Sept. 8 during the Summer of Love adoption promotion.  All shelter pet adoptions include microchipping, spaying/neutering and age appropriate vaccinations. The Shelter is currently conducting all animal adoptions via appointment only. Adoptable animals can be viewed online on the Shelter’s webpage at Forsythco.com under the “Adoptable Animals” tab. An adoption appointment can be made by submitting an adoption application which can be found on the Shelter’s webpage.  For more information, call (678) 965-7185 or visit forsythco.com/animalshelter. Residents may also ...

District 2 Public Health: Stray Cat Tests Positive for Rabies in Forsyth County

District 2 Public Health: Stray Cat Tests Positive for Rabies in Forsyth County
Forsyth County Environmental Health was recently notified by District 2 Public Health officials that a stray cat in the Briarwood Trail/Grove Park Lane area of Forsyth County bit and scratched three humans and one family dog. The cat later tested positive for rabies. Problems of this nature often occur when people attempt to feed or rescue stray domesticated dogs and cats. If you have stray animals on your property call animal control. People should always avoid contact with unfamiliar dogs, cats and wild animals. Click here to read the full news release from District 2 Public Health. 

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

Forsyth County Announces Property Tax Rates M&O, Fire Rates Expected to Remain the Same, Bond Rate to be Reduced; 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. 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% over the rollback millage rate.   The proposed county Maintenance & Operations rate remains unchanged at 4.791 mills. The proposed Fire rate remains unchanged at 2.175 mills. The proposed Bond rate will be reduced to 0.930 mills, a 4.1% decrease. These rates will fund the county’s 2021 general operating budget, which is ...

Forsyth County Water & Sewer Department 2020 Water Quality Report Now Available

Forsyth County Water & Sewer Department 2020 Water Quality Report Now Available
Report available at forsythco.com and on water bill statements   The Forsyth County Water & Sewer Department 2020 Water Quality Report is now available for viewing. The report will be provided as a website link on mailed County water and sewer bills, and for those with paperless billing, the report will be provided as a website link in their monthly invoice.     The report provides information from 2019 on where the County’s water comes from, what it contains and how it compares to standards required by the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act. Forsyth County’s water met all U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and state drinking water health standards in 2019.   The report ...

New Playground Installation Underway at Poole’s Mill Park

New Playground Installation Underway at Poole’s Mill Park
New playground replacement to include swings, slides, resurfacing and more  A new playground is currently being installed at Poole’s Mill Park (7725 Poole’s Mill Road) to replace the current structure and will open in mid-Summer. The replacement playground is designed for ages 5-12 and will include slides, swings (one handicapped accessible), an IKO ball climber, synthetic turf surfacing and more. The cost of the playground replacement project is $210,000 and is being funded by the Forsyth County Parks and Recreation 2020 Capital Replacement Plan Budget. The work was designed and will be completed by Great Southern Recreation out of Chattanooga, ...

VIDEO: Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’

VIDEO: Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’
The County prepares for more phased reopening of various buildings and facilities. What does it mean for you? Discover how to enjoy Forsyth County parks this summer and the Forsyth County Fire Department talks summer water safety. 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. 

VIDEO: Summer Water Safety

VIDEO: Summer Water Safety
Whether you are heading to the lake, the pool or any body of water this summer, there are some things that you need to keep in mind to keep you, your family and those around you safe. Members of the Forsyth County Fire Department as well as other local and state agencies talk summer safety on the water, and on the land, in the June feature of Your Forsyth. 

June 9 Election Day Information

June 9 Election Day Information
Tuesday, June 9, is Election Day for the General Primary, Nonpartisan General Election and Presidential Preference Primary. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Forsyth County registered voters must go to their designated polling place to cast a vote. To confirm registration info, verify an Election Day polling place and to review a sample ballot, please visit the Secretary of State’s My Voter Page. In light of the pandemic, Poll Workers will be following the County, state and federal recommended guidelines at polling locations. Voters will be instructed to maintain a safe distance throughout the voting process to help ensure the health and safety of ...

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