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Ceremony to Be Held at Fowler Park to Recognize 20 Years Since the Events of September 11, 2001

Ceremony to Be Held at Fowler Park to Recognize 20 Years Since the Events of September 11, 2001
Fire Chief and Sheriff to provide remarks reflecting on the attacks of 9/11 A ceremonial event will be held at 10 a.m. on Sept. 10, at Fowler Park (4110 Carolene Way) to recognize 20 years since the terrorist attacks on America that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001.  The ceremony, which will be held at the Fowler Park large picnic pavilion at the bottom of the open lawn hill, will feature: - Remarks from Forsyth County Fire Chief Barry Head and Sheriff Ron Freeman - Presentation of Colors by the Fire Department and Sheriff’s Office Honor Guards - Chestatee River Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution ...

Forsyth County Senior Services to Host Caregiver Assistance & Resource Event (Care) Fair

Forsyth County Senior Services to Host Caregiver Assistance & Resource Event (Care) Fair
Forsyth County Senior Services will host a Caregiver Assistance and Resource Event (CARE) Fair to showcase information and resources available to residents and caretakers throughout the community.   The CARE Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 10 and Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Sexton Hall Enrichment Center (2115 Chloe Rd.). Various local nonprofits and government agencies will be featured Friday and local businesses will be featured during the event Saturday.   Admission is free and the fair will offer interactive elements such as health screenings, balance courses provided by Occupational Therapy students/faculty from Brenau University and an innovative aids showroom. Many of the innovative ...

Lane Closures Expected for Pilgrim Mill Road/SR 400 Ramps Beginning Tuesday, September 7

Lane Closures Expected for Pilgrim Mill Road/SR 400 Ramps Beginning Tuesday, September 7
Crews will be providing concrete pavement updates to all four sections of the ramps coming on and off SR 400 at Pilgrim Mill Rd. Work is expected on all ramps at the interchange Tuesday, Sept. 7, through Saturday, Sept. 11. Intermittent lane closures on the southbound and northbound on and off ramps are expected throughout the construction periods. The work and closures are weather dependent. Lanes on SR 400 will not be closed in any direction because of the work, but spill over traffic is possible during heavier traffic periods. Below is the anticipated schedule for the concrete pavement replacement and addition of curb and flume ...

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 ...

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