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Open House Sessions to be Held for Proposed Precinct and Polling Place Changes

Open House Sessions to be Held for Proposed Precinct and Polling Place Changes
Proposed changes, if approved, may alter where residents will vote   Residents are encouraged to attend a series of open house meetings to review potential changes to county polling places and voting precinct lines. The changes have been drafted by the Forsyth County Board of Voter Registrations and, if approved, would go into effect during the 2020 election cycle.   “The board is continuously looking for ways to enhance the voting process for residents and has been carefully preparing these changes over the past few months,” said Voter Registration and Elections Director Mandi Smith. “If approved, these proposed plans may alter where residents will vote, but district lines and who represents residents ...

Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Facilities Go Tobacco and Vape Free

Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Facilities Go Tobacco and Vape Free
Forsyth becomes 22nd Georgia county to adopt a tobacco-free policy   During their Aug. 1, 2019 meeting, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners approved an ordinance making all county parks tobacco and vape free. The ordinance prohibits the use of tobacco, tobacco products, vapes or other alternative nicotine products in any form at all parks and recreation facilities, indoors and outdoors.   At public hearings on the topic, the Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Board and Forsyth County Health Department expressed their support for tobacco-free parks.   “Tobacco is the leading cause of preventable death and disability in the U.S. so it made sense that the county adopt this ordinance for the safety of our ...

Forsyth County Announces Dates and Times for Southeast Forsyth Design Initiative Community Character Workshop

Forsyth County Announces Dates and Times for Southeast Forsyth Design Initiative Community Character Workshop
Residents as well as business and property owners invited to provide input on community character and identity   Dates and times have been announced for a series of Southeast Forsyth Design Initiative Community Character Workshop intended to help shape the community’s identity. During these facilitated gatherings, attendees will be invited to provide input on a variety of topics that will impact the southeastern Forsyth County community.   The approximate boundaries for this area are State Hwy. 400 to the west, McGinnis Ferry Rd. to the south and north of State Hwy. 20 on the northern boundary.   The workshop will be held at the Sharon Springs Park Community Building (1950 Sharon Rd.). Specific ...

Poll Workers Sought for 2020 Election Cycle

Poll Workers Sought for 2020 Election Cycle
Informational events to be held for those interested   The Forsyth County Voter Registrations and Elections Department is seeking residents who are interested in being poll workers during the 2020 election cycle. Those interested are invited to attend an informational meet and greet session to receive information on the duties and responsibilities of being a poll worker.   Eligibility requirements to be a poll worker include being at least 16 years of age, a citizen of the United States and a resident of Forsyth County.   Specific dates for meet and greet sessions are being scheduled. To receive additional information or to learn more about the meet and greet sessions, please send ...

Forsyth County’s Play at the Park Event is Seeking Vendors

Forsyth County’s Play at the Park Event is Seeking Vendors
Play at the Park event to be held at Forsyth County’s Fowler Park on September 28 Forsyth County Parks & Recreation is seeking vendors to participate in the 17th annual Play at the Park Family Fun Festival event which will be held at Fowler Park (4110 Carolene Way) on Saturday, Sept. 28.  Prospective vendors include businesses, nonprofit organizations, arts and crafts and product consultants. Space is limited and vendor applications will be accepted through Friday, Sept. 13. Visit parks.forsythco.com/patp for event details and vendor registration.   Play at the Park is a family-friendly community event that features children’s activities, family entertainment, vendors and ...

Forsyth County Animal Shelter to Participate in National Adoption Event

Forsyth County Animal Shelter to Participate in National Adoption Event
The Forsyth County Animal Shelter is joining shelters across the country for the annual ‘Clear the Shelters’ adoption event on Saturday, Aug. 17. “We are still in our ‘Summer of Love’ promotion, where we are providing free pet adoptions, so it seemed like a natural fit for us to join the ‘Clear the Shelters’ event this year,” said Forsyth County Shelter Manager Cindy Iacopella.  “We would love to go home on Aug. 17 and know that we have found homes for all of the animals in our care.” The shelter will be open 10:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Aug. 17.   The ‘Summer ...

VIDEO: Ground Broken for New Fire Station in West Central Forsyth County

VIDEO: Ground Broken for New Fire Station in West Central Forsyth County
Construction of new facility funded by SPLOST sales tax and Impact Fees   The west central portion of Forsyth County will be home to a new station for the Forsyth County Fire Department, designed to improve service and reduce response times in the surrounding area of the county.   Ground was broken on Tuesday, Aug. 6, for the department’s newest facility, which will be referred to as Forsyth County Fire Station 11. The new station will be located on Pittman Rd. Construction of the new station is funded by the voter-approved Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) VI program and by Impact ...

Update on Transportation Improvement Projects

Update on Transportation Improvement Projects
Forsyth County is continually working to improve our roads – click here to view a status update on the many transportation projects underway! Thanks to the citizens of Forsyth County for approving both the Transportation Bond and SPLOST sales tax program funding these projects.   Be sure to check out the interactive transportation projects map at www.forsythco.com/transportation where you can always find updated details on county transportation projects including road widenings, intersection improvements and more.

VIDEO: Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’

VIDEO: Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’
Sheriff Ron Freeman looks back on the county’s first year of Georgia’s hands-free driving law, Keep Forsyth County Beautiful prepares for an annual lake cleanup event and the animal shelter offers free adoptions through Labor Day weekend! 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 forsythco.com. 

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