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Change Batteries in Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms When Setting Your Clocks

Change Batteries in Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms When Setting Your Clocks
Time change is a helpful reminder to replace batteries The Forsyth County Fire Department reminds residents to change the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms when they set their clocks back an hour this Sunday, Nov. 3.  The Forsyth County Fire Department suggests that if the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are serviceable, they should be changed every six to twelve months. Prior to replacing the batteries, review the recommendations provided by the unit’s manufacturer, and replace the units themselves every seven to ten years. It’s also important to test the alarms at least once a ...

SR 369 Widening And 400 Interchange Project Open House Meeting Set For November 19

SR 369 Widening And 400 Interchange Project Open House Meeting Set For November 19
Residents are invited to attend a public information open house meeting to learn more about the upcoming widening of SR 369 and creation of a partial cloverleaf interchange at SR 369 and SR 400. Final construction plans for both project components will be available during the informal open house from 6 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 19, at Coal Mountain Elementary School (3455 Coal Mountain Dr.). Engineering staff will be available to answer questions.   Projects Fact Sheet SR 369 widening at Hwy 9 with new Coal Mtn. Connector SR 369 at SR ...

Forsyth County Geographic Information Services (GIS) to Host Digital Information Workshop

Forsyth County Geographic Information Services (GIS) to Host Digital Information Workshop
GIS Day to be held Nov. 13 Residents are invited to learn more about the county’s Geographic Information Services (GIS) on GIS Day. An informational open house will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13, to highlight the county’s GIS resources that can be accessed through the county’s website. The free event will be held in the Forsyth County Administration Building (110 E. Main St., Suite 220).   During the open house, attendees will be able to interact with online GIS resources such as:   - GIS Web Browser (Find general information about the county) - Interactive Transportation Map (See updated information on road projects) - Insight2Forsyth (View active permits within ...

New Payment Machines Installed at County Operated Lake Parks

New Payment Machines Installed at County Operated Lake Parks
Forsyth County Parks & Recreation has installed automated payment machines for boat ramp fees at Charleston Park (5850 Charleston Park Rd.), Six Mile Creek Park (6020 Browns Bridge Rd.) and Young Deer Creek Park (7300 Heard Rd.). Daily users will now pay by credit/debit card and are offered the option to purchase an annual pass onsite through the machines.  Park fees will remain the same: $5 per boat launch; and $40 per annual pass (50% senior discount for ages 55+). Previously, users inserted cash in an envelope and placed it in a metal box for daily fees or purchased an ...

Recycle Household Hazardous Waste November 16

Recycle Household Hazardous Waste November 16
Keep ForsythCounty Beautiful (KFCB), in partnership with the Forsyth County Recycling and Solid Waste Department and the City of Cumming, invites residents to participate in the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Recycling and Disposal event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Cumming Fairgrounds' parking lot 3 (235 Castleberry Rd.).   Online registration and a printed confirmation are required for participation. Registration for county residents opens at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 4, at keepforsythcountybeautiful.org. Availability is on a first come, first served basis until the maximum amount of materials or vehicles are registered for participation.   Items that will be accepted include corrosive, ignitable, toxic and/or reactive ...

Fire Department Promotes Personnel, Welcomes New Firefighters and Graduates Recruit Class

Fire Department Promotes Personnel, Welcomes New Firefighters and Graduates Recruit Class
Fire Department promotes six, swears in nine and graduates 25   In a ceremony held Friday, Oct. 11, the Forsyth County Fire Department promoted six personnel, swore in nine firefighters and graduated its newest recruit class. Family, friends and Fire Department staff attended the ceremony held at Mountain Lake Church.   In the promotional portion of the event, the following members of the department were formally promoted to new positions: Fire Instructor Ronald Greame Fagan was promoted to division chief of operations Jason Thomas Stover was promoted to division chief fire marshal ...

VIDEO: Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’

VIDEO: Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’
Senior Services offers fun, fall day trips around north Georgia, we’ll grab our bikes and hit the county’s three mountain bike trails and kids of all ages are invited to the annual Trunk or Treat Safety Event! 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.  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 ...

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