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Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Proclaim Support for Law Enforcement

Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Proclaim Support for Law Enforcement
During their July 9 regular meeting, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners proclaimed their support and appreciation for law enforcement at the local, State and federal level, and applauded their commitment to selfless service on behalf of Forsyth County, the State of Georgia and the nation. There are approximately 800,000 law enforcement officers serving in communities across the United States, with more than 600 local law enforcement agencies in the state of Georgia and Forsyth County has the fourth largest full-service Sheriff’s Office in Georgia. The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners believes the role of law enforcement within our community is of profound importance. Read the full proclamation read ...

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 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 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 ...

VIDEO: Message of Encouragement from Forsyth County’s Board of Commissioners

VIDEO: Message of Encouragement from Forsyth County’s Board of Commissioners
Below is a message from the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners to all Forsyth County residents. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: These are unprecedented times. And although we are facing new challenges as a County, Please know that your government is working to make the right decisions to keep you, your family, your businesses, and your community safe. Each decision that we make is not taken lightly And each one is made after careful consideration for how it will impact our community. We appreciate the role that each of you has taken on to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, so we could flatten the curve. Because of your sacrifices patience, and perseverance we WILL be stronger as a ...

Forsyth County Renews and Extends State of Emergency

Forsyth County Renews and Extends State of Emergency
Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairman Laura Semanson has renewed and extended the declaration of local emergency for Forsyth County until May 13, 2020. The declaration, which can be found by clicking here, calls for all available resources of the county to be used as necessary to cope with the impact of COVID-19 on Forsyth County. Beginning March 19,the following Forsyth County government buildings are closed to the public: Administration Building All County offices at West Maple Animal Shelter Code Compliance Please note that the County Administration Building (110 E. Main Street) ...

Board of Commissioners Chairman Signs Temporary Order Allowing for Additional Business Signage

Board of Commissioners Chairman Signs Temporary Order Allowing for Additional Business Signage
Order allows businesses to add four additional signs advertising modified operations County Board of Commissioners Chairman Laura Semanson has signed a temporary Additional Signage Allowance order providing restaurants and retail establishments the opportunity to place additional signage advertising their modified business operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.   The order authorizes businesses to place additional signage for emergency purposes, such as: -        Whether they are open for business and any modified hours of operation -       Public safety protocols -        Alternative avenues for conducting business such as curb-side service or online business -        Enhanced or alternative price lists -        Other forms of communication that are required due to the evolving nature of the business environment during the local ...

Public Hearing Regarding Land Disturbance Permit Applications on Properties Zoned Res 6, Res 4 and Res 3

Public Hearing Regarding Land Disturbance Permit Applications on Properties Zoned Res 6, Res 4 and Res 3
At 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, 2020, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider a moratorium barring the acceptance of land disturbance permit applications for multifamily and single family attached developments on properties zoned Res 6, Res 4, and Res 3.   Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated Resolution Declaring a Local Emergency approved by the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners on March 19, 2020, the Thursday April 2, 2020 Board of Commissioner’s meeting will be held via streaming audio and video, as authorized by O.C.G.A. 50-14-1(g). The meeting will be streamed ...

Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chair Issues Urgent Declaration Regarding Gatherings

Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chair Issues Urgent Declaration Regarding Gatherings
On Friday, March 20, 2020, Forsyth County Chair Laura Semanson signed an urgent declaration regarding gatherings.  The statement reads in part, “ . . . all Forsyth County citizens and residents are requested, in the most urgent terms, to avoid holding, sponsoring, or attending non-mandatory assemblies or gatherings of 10 or more individuals for so long as Forsyth County remains in a state of locally declared emergency.” Click here to view the full text of the declaration.

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