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Public Hearing regarding Possible Extension of Zoning Moratorium

Public Hearing regarding Possible Extension of Zoning Moratorium
Update: At their meeting May 5, 2016, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners approved extension of the existing moratorium until June 3, 2016. The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on May 5, 2016, to consider a possible extension, until June 3, 2016, of the existing moratorium barring the acceptance of any applications for rezoning of property to a Res2, Res3 or Res4 classification, and for properties already zoned Res2, Res3 or Res4, barring acceptance of zoning condition amendment applications, sketch plat approval applications, and applications seeking issuance of conditional use permits.   The public hearing will ...

Final Comprehensive Plan Visioning Workshop Tonight

Final Comprehensive Plan Visioning Workshop Tonight
Forsyth County’s Comprehensive Plan update is underway. Thank you to everyone who has attended the first four Visioning Workshops. The fifth and final public Visioning Workshop will be held this evening at the West Forsyth High School Cafeteria from 6 to 8 p.m. Make plans to attend and help shape Forsyth County’s future! For additional information, to sign up for email updates and view future workshop dates, visit www.fosterforsyth.com. 

Honorary Names Coming to Two Forsyth County Intersections

Honorary Names Coming to Two Forsyth County Intersections
Dedication ceremonies to be held   Two intersections in Forsyth County are being given honorary names, through the collaborative efforts of the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners, Georgia General Assembly and Georgia Department of Transportation.   The intersection of Highway 306 and Highway 369 will be named Hammond’s Crossing and the intersection of Highway 9 and Highway 369 will be named Coal Mountain Intersection.   Hammond’s Crossing Located at the intersection of Highways 306 and 369, Hammond’s Crossing has long been a hub for the local economy in north Forsyth County. There, the first general store was built around 1897, owned and operated by William ...

Advance Voting for May 24 General Primary and NonPartisan General Election is Underway

Advance Voting for May 24 General Primary and NonPartisan General Election is Underway
Advance Voting for the May 24 General Primary and NonPartisan General Election will be offered weekdays for three weeks, May 2-20, and Saturday, May 14. Forsyth County registered voters may cast their ballot during Advance Voting at one of five locations during the hours listed below:   Advance Voting Hours and Locations Weekdays May 2-13, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 14 and the Week Before Election Day (May 16-20), from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.   Cumming City Hall, 100 Main Street, Cumming, Georgia 30040 Hampton Park Library, 5345 Settingdown Road, Cumming, Georgia 30041 Midway Park Community Building, 5100 Post Road, Cumming, Georgia 30040 Sharon Springs Park Community Building, 1950 ...

Outdoor Burn Ban Goes Into Effect May 1

Outdoor Burn Ban Goes Into Effect May 1
Ban remains in effect until October   A countywide, state-mandated ban on outdoor burning goes into effect Sunday, May 1, and lasts through September 30. The ban prohibits all outdoor burning including the burning of leaves, trash, yard debris and storm damage, as well as bon fires.   Limited exceptions to the outdoor burn ban include: recreation/cooking fires, campfires in approved areas, open flame equipment/tar kettles/etc. and miscellaneous warming fires at construction sites. The use of fire pits is prohibited during the ban, unless they are natural gas- or propane-fueled and/or used for cooking.   The Georgia Environmental Protection Division imposes this ban on ...

Road Renaming Dedication Ceremony

Road Renaming Dedication Ceremony
As a way to honor four Forsyth County public safety personnel who fell in the line of duty, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners recently approved the renaming of four roads – two memorializing fallen deputies and two memorializing fallen firefighters.   Today, two of those roads were officially dedicated. Sections of North Old Atlanta Road have been renamed for Deputy Bill Cantrell and Reserve Deputy Larry Mulkey, who were shot and killed in 1972 after being abducted during a traffic stop. Today a ceremony was held to dedicate “Deputy Bill Cantrell Memorial Road” and “Larry Mulkey Memorial Road.”   Plans are being made for dedication ceremonies for the two roads ...

Foster Forsyth is Underway: Join the Dialogue about Forsyth County’s Future this April

Foster Forsyth is Underway: Join the Dialogue about Forsyth County’s Future this April
Foster Forsyth, the process of updating the Forsyth County Comprehensive Plan, is underway and community members are invited to participate in the first set of public input sessions this April to shape the plan update. Five Visioning Workshops will be held between April 18 and April 27. These workshops will incorporate the same agenda but will be offered on varying days at different times and locations to accommodate the community. Residents, businesses, property owners and community groups are encouraged to participate and help create Forsyth County’s future.    VISIONING WORKSHOPS What is Forsyth County like today? What will it be like ...

Forsyth County Renames Roads to Honor Fallen Public Safety Personnel

Forsyth County Renames Roads to Honor Fallen Public Safety Personnel
Dedication ceremony to be held April 14   As a way to honor four Forsyth County public safety personnel who fell in the line of duty, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners recently approved the renaming of four roads.   At their February 23, 2016 work session, the board unanimously approved a Resolution designating honorary names for four county roads or road segments – two memorializing fallen firefighters and two memorializing fallen deputies.   The Resolution states that “every citizen of Forsyth County owes a debt of gratitude to the courageous men and women who fell while in service to this county and the ...

Forsyth County Fire Department Offers Junior Fire Academy

Forsyth County Fire Department Offers Junior Fire Academy
Summer camp program is for rising seventh and eighth graders   The Forsyth County Fire Department invites Forsyth County youth interested in learning what it takes to be a firefighter to sign up for a free week-long daytime summer camp program. The Junior Fire Academy, which is for students entering seventh and eighth grade in August 2016, will be held Monday, June 6 through Friday, June 10. The camp program, now in its sixth year, is offered free of charge.   Those attending the Junior Fire Academy will have the opportunity to experience the different aspects of being a career firefighter. From firefighting ...

Paint and Electronics Recycling Event to Be Held April 16

Paint and Electronics Recycling Event to Be Held April 16
Support Keep Forsyth County Beautiful’s efforts and recycle your unused paint and old electronics Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB) invites residents to recycle their unused paint and old electronics during the upcoming paint and electronics recycling event. The event will be held on Saturday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the City of Cumming Fairgrounds in parking lot 3 located at 235 Castleberry Road. Accepted items for the electronics recycling event include laptops, stereos, CD players, cell phones, printers, gaming consoles and controllers, fax machines and more. The minimum donation per carload drop-off is $5 while an additional $20 fee will apply for each television ...

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