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Forsyth County Fire Department Opens Fire Safety Poster Contest to Third Graders

Forsyth County Fire Department Opens Fire Safety Poster Contest to Third Graders
Local students encouraged to participate in ninth annual contest The Forsyth County Fire Department invites all local third grade students to share their artistic talents while promoting a commitment to fire safety by participating in the eighth annual Forsyth County Fire Safety Poster Contest. The Fire Safety Poster Contest is open to all third-grade students in Forsyth County public, private and homeschools. The posters should reflect one of the following themes:   - ‘Two Ways Out’ – Always know two ways out of a location - ‘Firefighters Are Our Friends’ – Don’t be scared of firefighters in gear           - ‘Get Low and Go’ – ...

Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’

Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’
Parks & Rec. helps a resident reach for Olympic gold, a new fire chief is sworn in, Senior Services prepares for their annual Senior Expo and Forsyth County government launches a Twitter account! 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 ...

Public Hearing regarding Proposed Modification to District 4 Land Disturbance Permit Moratorium

Public Hearing regarding Proposed Modification to District 4 Land Disturbance Permit Moratorium
On Tuesday, February 12, 2019 15 at 4 p.m., the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider a possible extension, until May 16, 2019, of the existing moratorium on the acceptance of Land Disturbance Permits for properties in Commission District 4 zoned between January 1, 2000, and December 31, 2012, to a residential zoning designation, except for agricultural properties. 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 ...

Plant a Tree on Georgia Arbor Day

Plant a Tree on Georgia Arbor Day
Free seedlings and tree planting demos will be available Feb. 15  Residents are invited to celebrate Georgia Arbor Day by attending a tree planting ceremony at The Orchard at Chattahoochee Pointe (5790 Chattahoochee Pointe Dr.) as well as planting their own trees. A limited number of free Swamp Chestnut and Dogwood tree seedlings will also be available during the event for residents to take home and plant.   The free event – hosted by Keep Forsyth County Beautiful and the Forsyth County Master Naturalists and Master Gardeners – will take place between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15. House Rep. Todd Jones will be delivering the Arbor Day ...

UPDATE: Forsyth County Postpones Wednesday's Scheduled Tornado Drill & Siren Test

UPDATE: Forsyth County Postpones Wednesday's Scheduled Tornado Drill & Siren Test
UPDATE: The tornado drill and siren test scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 6 has been postponed due to weather conditions.  Although the tornado drill has been postponed, residents are still encouraged to be prepared for severe weather events. The scheduled tornado drill is a part of Severe Weather Preparedness Week. For more information, follow Forsyth County government on Facebook and Twitter. 

Residents Encouraged to Participate in Severe Weather Preparedness Week

Residents Encouraged to Participate in Severe Weather Preparedness Week
Severe Weather Preparedness Week runs Feb. 4 through 8 The Forsyth County Emergency Management Agency, in partnership with the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency, is encouraging all residents to participate in Severe Weather Preparedness Week, Feb. 4-8, to prepare for the possibility of a disaster.   “I urge all of our residents to take this time now to prepare when there are not any severe weather events,” said EMA Director Chris Grimes. “Having a plan in place before any emergency is key and we hope that residents will take this time to create or update their family plans.”   Each day of the week will focus on a different severe weather threat ...

Senior Services’ February-March Newsletter Now Available

Senior Services’ February-March Newsletter Now Available
The Senior Expo, a Valentine’s Party, nutrition presentations, concerts and more – it’s all offered for residents 50 and over by Forsyth County Senior Services! For details on what’s coming up, check out their February-March newsletter. Visit the Forsyth County Senior Services page for more information or call (770) 781-2178.

January Planning Commission Meeting Cancelled

January Planning Commission Meeting Cancelled
Items postponed to Feb. meeting The Forsyth County Planning Commission regular meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 29, 2019, has been cancelled due to inclement weather.  All orders of business that were scheduled to be heard on this date will be postponed to the next regular Planning Commission meeting, which will be at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 26, 2019. Planning Commission meetings are held in Suite 220 of the Forsyth County Administration Building (110 E. Main St.).

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