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Parks & Recreation Fall Activity Guide Now Available

Parks & Recreation Fall Activity Guide Now Available
Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s 2019 Fall Activity Guide is now available! The guide includes information on a wide variety of events, activities and programs offered. Residents can register online at parks.forysthco.com or in person at any of the county’s three recreation centers, located at Central Park, Fowler Park and Old Atlanta Park, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. To view the 2019 Fall Activity Guide, visit parks.forsythco.com. Printed copies are available at the recreation centers.  

Courthouse Annex Parking Temporary Closure

Courthouse Annex Parking Temporary Closure
The evening of August 2, 2019, the driveway of the Annex Courthouse parking lot in downtown Cumming will be closed for crane operations that will begin at 6:30 on Saturday morning, August 3, 2019. The county will be replacing the existing boilers & water heater at the Annex Courthouse building. The image shows the location of the closure.

Residents Invited to Provide Input on Southeast Forsyth Design Initiative

Residents Invited to Provide Input on Southeast Forsyth Design Initiative
Sign up for Community Gatherings In mid-September, Forsyth County will be holding a series of community gatherings designed to hear from residents, along with business and property owners, in southeast Forsyth County. During these facilitated gatherings, attendees will be invited to provide input on a variety of topics that will help shape the identity of southeastern Forsyth. 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 meetings will include discussions on a logo and tagline, as well as other marketing recommendations ...

Updated Design Plans for Eagle’s Beak Park to be Presented

Updated Design Plans for Eagle’s Beak Park to be Presented
Drafted future plans for Eagle’s Beak Park to be presented Aug. 7   Residents are invited to attend the next regularly scheduled Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Board meeting to learn more about the updated master plan design for Eagle’s Beak Park. There will also be an opportunity for residents to provide input on the design.   The meeting will be held at the Fowler Park Recreation Center (4110 Carolene Way) at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 7.   “We look forward to sharing this updated master plan with the community,” said Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor. “We encourage residents to attend the meeting and provide input on the design.”   Eagle’s Beak Park currently ...

Forsyth County Receives Highest Bond Ratings

Forsyth County Receives Highest Bond Ratings
Chief Financial Officer David Gruen announced that Forsyth County has again received the highest bond ratings available from Moody’s (Aaa) and S&P (AAA).   The agencies conducted their reviews of the county in late June and provided the credit ratings mid-July. “These ratings help ensure that Forsyth County is able to finance our bonds at the lowest interest rates available,” said Gruen. “Ultimately this means savings for Forsyth County taxpayers.” Agencies such as Moody’s and S&P base their ratings on a number of factors that include financial, economic, managerial and institutional. Items that influenced the ratings in 2019 include: • Strong county management, financial policies and ...

Senior Services’ August-September Newsletter Now Available

Senior Services’ August-September Newsletter Now Available
A fall hoedown, gardening opportunities, fun games, caregiver support programs, day trips 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 Aug.-Sept. newsletter. Visit the Forsyth County Senior Services page for more information or call (770) 781-2178.

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 ...

Flags Flying at Half-Staff in Honor of John Paul Stevens

Flags Flying at Half-Staff in Honor of John Paul Stevens
By executive order of Governor Brian Kemp in conjunction with a proclamation made by President Donald Trump, the flag of the United States and the Georgia flag at county government facilities will fly at half-staff until sunset on Tuesday, July 23, to honor the passing of the Honorable John Paul Stevens. Stevens served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court for 35 years.  

Brandon Kenney Named Finalist for Georgia Chief Information Officer of the Year

Brandon Kenney Named Finalist for Georgia Chief Information Officer of the Year
Forsyth County’s CIO tabbed as one of five finalists for award   Forsyth County Chief Information Officer Brandon Kenney has been named a finalist for the Georgia CIO of the Year Award in the Nonprofit/Public Sector category. This is the second time Kenney has been nominated.   “The recognition for Brandon is truly well deserved,” said Forsyth County Manager Eric Johnson. “Brandon’s leadership and knowledge has led to improvements in the way the county utilizes technology, making Forsyth County a leader in information technology for other organizations to follow.”   The Georgia CIO Leadership Association’s CIO of the Year Award is given annually to recognize technology executives for their leadership, innovation and excellence. Finalists and winners ...

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