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Scheduled Water Outage: Wilde Brook Subdivision

Scheduled Water Outage: Wilde Brook Subdivision
The Forsyth County Department of Water and Sewer has a scheduled water outage for the Wilde Brooke subdivision on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. This outage will start at approximately 9 a.m. and last until approximately 4 p.m. Once water service is restored, all water used for drinking, cooking or preparing baby food should be boiled. The water should be boiled for at least one full minute after reaching a full boil. This advisory will last for 48 hours after water service is restored, unless notified otherwise by the Forsyth County Department of Water and Sewer. For additional information regarding the boil water ...

Replace Batteries in Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms When Changing Clocks

Replace Batteries in Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms When Changing Clocks
Use daylight saving time as a reminder to replace alarm batteries   March 10, marks the start of daylight-saving time and the Forsyth County Fire Department encourages residents to take this opportunity to change the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.    “We highly recommend changing batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide alarms every six to twelve months, so it makes sense to change the batteries when changing clocks for daylight-saving time,” said Division Chief Jason Shivers. “Simply taking a few minutes twice a year to replace batteries and test alarms could be a life saver for families.” Prior to replacing alarm ...

Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’

Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’
Keep Forsyth County Beautiful celebrates 25 years, residents are invited to attend the Forsyth County Transportation Summit and Shady Grove Campground prepares to open for the season! We cover these topics in this month’s episode of ‘Your Forsyth,’ a monthly short-segment video series recapping Forsyth County government highlights from the previous month.  Your Forsyth airs all month long on TV Forsyth (Comcast channel 23, AT&T channel 99 and TV Forsyth Live at forsythco.com). The program is also available to watch anytime on the county government’s Facebook page – www.facebook.com/ForsythCountyGovernment – and TV Forsyth On Demand at forsythco.com. 

Boil Water Advisory

Boil Water Advisory
Due to a water service line break, water has been shut off to a portion of Silversmith Drive (house numbers 7810-7940), all of Jackson Lane, Estee Drive and Cleveland Court. A boil water advisory is in effect for these locations. Signs are being posted in the affected areas. Tap water will need to be boiled for at least one minute before consuming it, using it for washing fruits and vegetables, or using it for brushing teeth.  

Forsyth Senior Expo Scheduled for March 23

Forsyth Senior Expo Scheduled for March 23
Annual event open to seniors, their families, friends and caregivers   Forsyth County Senior Services is hosting their 17th annual Forsyth Senior Expo on Saturday, March 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Forsyth Conference Center at Lanier Technical College (3410 Ronald Reagan Blvd.).   The Forsyth Senior Expo includes free admission for attendees and is a popular event for seniors, their families, friends and caregivers. The event hosts vendors from home care, senior living, legal services and more. Attendees also have access to free health screenings, refreshments and multiple opportunities to win door prizes.   For more information about the Forsyth Senior Expo, visit forsythco.com/seniors or contact Forsyth County ...

Forsyth County EMA to Use Warning Tone During Monthly Siren Tests

Forsyth County EMA to Use Warning Tone During Monthly Siren Tests
Beginning in March, Forsyth County will replace the severe weather siren “test tone” with a “warning tone” for all monthly siren tests. Previously, the county’s monthly siren tests, held at noon on the first Wednesday of every month (weather permitting), would feature a test tone while the warning tone was reserved to be used exclusively in the event of an actual tornado warning. “The decision to begin conducting the siren tests with the warning tone instead of the test tone was made to help avoid confusion and to help residents recognize what the alarm signifies should there be an actually tornado warning in the county,” said EMA ...

New Disc Golf Course to Open at Chattahoochee Pointe on March 16

New Disc Golf Course to Open at Chattahoochee Pointe on March 16
New disc golf course will host a tournament to kick off the course opening Forsyth County Parks and Recreation will open a new disc golf course at Chattahoochee Pointe (5790 Chattahoochee Pointe Dr.) on Saturday, March 16. The opening day will feature a Professional Disc Golf Association sanctioned tournament. The course will open to the public on Sunday, March 17.  The new disc golf course is situated in a natural setting along the Chattahoochee River. The course features 18 holes with blue tees for advanced players while the white tees are for beginner to intermediate players. As an added feature, the ...

Join the Great American Cleanup on March 16

Join the Great American Cleanup on March 16
Registration open for Keep Forsyth County Beautiful’s annual cleanup effort   Keep Forsyth County Beautiful welcomes everyone to take part in the Great FoCo Cleanup by helping remove litter from the community’s roadways on Saturday, March 16. The effort is a part of the Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup.   Participants – either as an organized team of volunteers or as individuals – will meet at the Central Park Recreation Center (2300 Keith Bridge Rd.) at 9 a.m. for a brief rally to start the cleanup event. Volunteers will then depart to clean up roadways in the community before returning to the recreation center for food and fun.   “This event ...

Public Hearing Regarding Proposed Modification Related to Conditional Use Permits for Senior Housing in Res 2

Public Hearing Regarding Proposed Modification Related to Conditional Use Permits for Senior Housing in Res 2
On Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 4 p.m., the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing during a special called meeting for the discussion and consideration of an extension, until July 12, 2019, of the existing moratorium on the acceptance of applications for Conditional Use Permits (CUPS) for senior housing, senior independent living in the Res2 zoning district. The public hearing will be held in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220 of the Forsyth County Administration Building. All Forsyth County residents and any other affected and/or interested persons are invited and encouraged to attend. Public notice for ...

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