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Forsyth County Declares State of Emergency

Forsyth County Declares State of Emergency
Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairman Laura Semanson has signed a declaration of local emergency, effective March 18, 2020. The declaration 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) will be open during Board of Commissioner meetings and work sessions.  “By declaring ...

Statement from Board of Commissioners Chairman Laura Semanson Regarding COVID-19

Statement from Board of Commissioners Chairman Laura Semanson Regarding COVID-19
Statement from Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairman Laura Semanson "This morning we received confirmation from public health that there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 in Forsyth County. We are keeping this individual, their family and those caring for the individual in our thoughts and prayers. At the County, we continue to follow the most up-to-date guidance from our local public health department, the state Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We encourage our residents to do the same. Through our Emergency Management Agency, we continue to work in conjunction with partner agencies ...

Forsyth County Closing Recreation Centers and Senior Services Facilities Through March 29

Forsyth County Closing Recreation Centers and Senior Services Facilities Through March 29
Forsyth County closely monitoring ongoing COVID-19 pandemic In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Forsyth County has announced various closures, cancellations and postponements. Senior Centers and Recreation Centers will be closed beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 13. These facilities are planned to reopen on Monday, March 30. The following public events have been cancelled or postponed. Parks and Recreation Activities: Athletic complexes are closed, and all games are cancelled or postponed. Public Information Open Houses: Matt Community Park, March 16 & 17 – postponed                                                            Sawnee Mountain Preserve, March 26 – postponed Keep Forsyth County Beautiful: Great FoCo Cleanup, March 21 – postponed Senior Services:  Senior Expo, April 18 ...

Public Hearing Regarding Extension of Moratorium on Land Disturbance Permit Applications for Res6 and Res4

Public Hearing Regarding Extension of Moratorium on Land Disturbance Permit Applications for Res6 and Res4
At 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider the extension and/or enactment of a proposed moratorium barring the acceptance of land disturbance permit applications on properties zoned Res6 and Res4. The public hearing will be held in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220, of the Forsyth County Administration Building (110 East Main Street). The purpose of the public hearing shall be for public review and comment concerning a proposed moratorium barring the acceptance of land disturbance permit applications on properties zoned Res6 and Res4. The moratorium may be enacted for the Board of Commissioners to ...

Information Regarding Proposed Southeast Forsyth Asphalt Plant

Information Regarding Proposed Southeast Forsyth Asphalt Plant
Update on Asphalt Plant Public Hearing: During the Dec. 19, 2019 meeting, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners voted to terminate the county-initiated Conditional Use Permit (CUP) request for an asphalt plant in SE Forsyth. However, because of the timing of the publication of the agenda for the Jan. 9, 2020 meeting, the public hearing for this CUP (CP190040) still appears on the Jan. 9 agenda. Because the application has been terminated, the Board is anticipated to vote during the Jan. 9 meeting to remove the public hearing (No. 5) from the agenda.    There have been a number of questions ...

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 Commission Adopts Millage Rates

Forsyth County Commission Adopts Millage Rates
During two meetings in July, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners adopted all millage rates levied in the county. The county’s portion of the overall millage rate is 7.936 mills, the same as last year.   During a July 23 special called meeting, the Board of Commissioners adopted a required resolution for all millage rates levied in the county, including the Board of Education and the new South Forsyth CID along with the county’s rates adopted July 18.   At the July 18 meeting, the board voted to adopt the county’s Maintenance and Operations (M&O) millage rate of 4.791 mills. Due to the growth in the tax digest, M&O property taxes levied ...

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