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VIDEO: Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’

VIDEO: Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’
The Board of Commissioners explain what they’re looking forward to in 2020, a new trailhead opens on the Big Creek Greenway and February kicks off with Severe weather Preparedness Week! 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. 

Senior Services’ February-March Newsletter Now Available

Senior Services’ February-March Newsletter Now Available
Get ready for spring with the Valentine's Day Party & Senior Prom, take a class on preparing for tax season, make plans for the annual Senior Expo coming in April and learn about upcoming day trips and adventures - it’s all offered for residents 50 and over by Forsyth County Senior Services! Visit the Forsyth County Senior Services page for more information or call (770) 781-2178.

Residents Encouraged to Participate in Severe Weather Preparedness Week

Residents Encouraged to Participate in Severe Weather Preparedness Week
Severe Weather Preparedness Week runs Feb. 3 through 7   ***UPDATE: Due to forecasted inclement weather, this morning's statewide tornado drill has been cancelled. Stay tuned for a possible rescheduling of the drill.*** The Forsyth County Emergency Management Agency (EMA), in partnership with the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency, is encouraging all residents to participate in Severe Weather Preparedness Week, Feb. 3-7, to prepare for the possibility of a disaster.   “Spring brings threats of high winds, hail, lightning and severe weather,” said EMA Director Chris Grimes. “Having a plan in place before any emergency, such as a tornado or severe weather, is key and we hope that residents will ...

County Offices Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

County Offices Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Forsyth County government offices will be closed Monday, January 20, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This includes county offices, the animal shelter, Senior Services, the three recreation centers and the three recycling convenience centers.

Community Input Sought on Future Denmark Park and Other Park Renovation Projects

Community Input Sought on Future Denmark Park and Other Park Renovation Projects
Forsyth County Parks and Recreation will host three community input meetings for resident feedback on plans for the future Denmark Park as well as renovation projects planned for Bennett Park (5930 Burruss Mill Rd.) and Sharon Springs Park (1950 Sharon Rd.).  “We encourage all residents to attend the meetings to engage in the park design process at Denmark Park and to provide their feedback on future renovation projects at Bennett Park and Sharon Springs Park,” said Director of Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor.  Denmark Park Community Input Meeting - A community input meeting will be held from 4 to 7 ...

Fleetwood Drive Closed to Through Traffic Until May 19

Fleetwood Drive Closed to Through Traffic Until May 19
A portion of Fleetwood Dr. will be temporarily closed to through traffic until Tuesday, May 19, to allow for the construction of a barrier wall and grade change. The road will be closed between the Pilgrim Mill Rd./Fleetwood Dr. intersection and the Fleetwood Dr./Century Dr. intersection. A detour will be available along Century Dr. and Pilgrim Mill Rd. Signs will be in place providing directions for drivers on Fleetwood Dr., Pilgrim Mill Rd. and Century Dr. during the closure. The road is expected to re-open to through traffic on Wednesday, May 20, weather permitting.  To view this and other projects, visit the county’s interactive transportation projects map ...

Forsyth County Expands and Upgrades Water Facilities

Forsyth County Expands and Upgrades Water Facilities
The Forsyth County Water and Sewer Department has recently completed upgrades and expansions to a water reclamation facility (WRF) and is in the process expanding and finalizing upgrades at another facility. System improvements were recently completed at the James Creek WRF, including those that would influence reliability and redundancy. These upgrades followed a project in 2018 that increased the facility’s capacity from 1 million gallons per day (MGD) to 2.5 MGD. The James Creek WRF was constructed in 2006-2007 to serve the residential communities in the drainage basins of James Creek and Daves Creek.   The Fowler WRF is currently undergoing an ...

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