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Community Input Meetings Set for Future Matt Community Park Recreation Center

Community Input Meetings Set for Future Matt Community Park Recreation Center
Forsyth County Parks & Recreation will host two community input meetings for resident feedback on proposed plans for a future recreation center at Matt Community Park (6555 Wallace Tatum Rd.).   Drop-in style community input meetings will be held from 5-7 p.m. at the following locations:   -        Sawnee Mountain Park Community Building (3995 Watson Rd.) o   Thursday, Sept. 2   -        Coal Mountain Park Community Building (3560 Settingdown Rd.) o   Wednesday, Sept. 8   An online survey is also available for residents to highlight program components of interest to them that they would like to see included in the center. The survey can be completed by clicking here.   Forsyth County Parks & Recreation currently has three recreation centers located at Central, Fowler ...

Covid-19 Rent & Utility Assistance Available For Qualifying Forsyth County Households

Covid-19 Rent & Utility Assistance Available For Qualifying Forsyth County Households
Applications for the Forsyth County Rent & Utility Relief Program, which was established in March 2021, will be available for submission through Sept. 30. The program provides short-term assistance for renters that can document income loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic and funding is made available through a grant from the U.S. Department of Treasury. Forsyth County currently provides rent and utility assistance for qualifying households. Households meeting all of the following criteria are eligible for assistance: Qualifies for unemployment benefits or has experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs or experienced other financial hardship ...

Forsyth County Receives Its Highest Commercial Building Code Effectiveness Grading Classification

Forsyth County Receives Its Highest Commercial Building Code Effectiveness Grading Classification
Insurance Services Offices, Inc. (ISO) has issued Forsyth County a Building Code Effectiveness Grading Classification of three for commercial and industrial properties, the highest score the County has ever received for the category.  ISO is an independent statistical, rating and advisory organization that serves the property/casualty insurance industry. ISO collects information on a community's building-code adoption and enforcement services, analyzes the data and then assigns a Building Code Effectiveness Classification from one to 10. Class one represents exemplary commitment to building-code enforcement. The average class rating in Georgia for commercial properties is five.  “The report helps insurance underwriters determine insurance rates ...

Digital Tool Now Available to Streamline Liquor Licensing and Improve Resident Visibility

Digital Tool Now Available to Streamline Liquor Licensing and Improve Resident Visibility
Forsyth County has launched an online Local Alcohol Mapping Project (LAMP) to provide residents and businesses direct access to existing and pending liquor licenses in unincorporated Forsyth County.   The LAMP provides Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping that displays the proximity of liquor licenses to schools, churches and other license holders. The map also displays which County district licenses reside in.   “Forsyth County Business Licensing has been migrating to more online platforms to make it easier for business owners and residents,” said Business License Manager Amy Konrath. “We’re excited about the introduction of LAMP because it provides businesses a simpler way to do business with the County while making the ...

Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Recognize Aug. 31 as Overdose Awareness Day

Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Recognize Aug. 31 as Overdose Awareness Day
According to the CDC, an average of 256 people-per-day died from an overdose in 2020, which was an annual increase of 30%.  To recognize the impact of addiction and drug overdose in our communities, the Board of Commissioners proclaimed Aug. 31 as OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY in Forsyth County.  Community members who lost loved ones spoke at the presentation on the need to raise awareness in order to combat stigma and educate our community about prescription overdose prevention.   

Storm Drain Art Contest Challenges Students to Promote Water Quality Education

Storm Drain Art Contest Challenges Students to Promote Water Quality Education
Contest winners to have artwork displayed on various County storm drains Keep Forsyth County Beautiful and the Forsyth County Department of Water & Sewer invite high school students to showcase their artistic abilities in the 2021 Storm Drain Art Contest.  Current Forsyth County high school students are asked to submit original artwork that educates about water quality and clearly enhances the theme: Only Rain Goes Down the Drain.  Submissions will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, and will be judged by a review panel. Winners will be announced in early October. Three contest winners will receive $100 in ...

Heather N. Dunn Appointed Juvenile Court Judge

Heather N. Dunn Appointed Juvenile Court Judge
Heather N. Dunn has been appointed by the judges of the Forsyth County Superior Court as Juvenile Court Judge, replacing Judge J. Russell Jackson who retired at the end of July.  Judge Dunn began her career in 2009 and has been an assistant district attorney in Forsyth County since March of 2010. Dunn graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt University with a bachelor’s degree in political science and sociology and earned her juris doctorate from Georgia State University College of Law.  The Juvenile Court is dedicated to serving the residents of Forsyth County by hearing all cases involving allegations of deprivation or unruly ...

LANE CLOSURE: SR 400 Southbound at 369 Intersection

LANE CLOSURE: SR 400 Southbound at 369 Intersection
To accommodate the construction of the new interchange at SR 369 and 400, the left turning lane heading southbound on 400, just north of the 369 interchange, is closed and has been shifted to the far-left lane of traffic. There are now two lanes of traffic heading south on SR 400 through the current intersection. This traffic pattern is expected to continue for at least six months. This is the first of several traffic pattern changes transitioning the existing at grade intersection to a grade separated interchange. Updates to traffic patterns related to this project will be posted on the County’s ...

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held for Fowler Water Reclamation Facility Upgrades

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held for Fowler Water Reclamation Facility Upgrades
Forsyth County officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 12, for a recent expansion at the Fowler Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) in southwest Forsyth. Photos from the event can be found by clicking here.  The expansion at the facility, which was completed in early 2021, increased the wastewater treatment capacity from 2.5 million gallons per day (mgd) to five million mgd. The improvements allow for Fowler WRF to incrementally expand up to 7.5 mgd capacity as needed. Additional improvements to the facility include: - New four million-gallon equalization tank that provides the ability to manage peak flows for consistent treatment ...

The County Spotlight: Clay White

The County Spotlight: Clay White
Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman and District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills speaks with Staff Attorney for the Superior Court Clay White about his role with Forsyth County.   All episodes of The County Spotlight can be viewed online by clicking here and can be seen on Forsyth County's government access television channel, TVForsyth, available on Comcast channel 23, AT&T channel 99 and streaming 24/7 from the county’s website.

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