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 Forsyth County Response to COVID-19

Information on County Departmental operations, online services and closures can be found here: Forsythco.com/COVID-19  This page also contains links to state and national resources.


Due to the Resolution Declaring a Local Emergency, the April 2, 2020 Board of Commissioners meeting will held via streaming audio and video. Persons wishing to address the Board during the public hearing may do so via a call in number. Click here for more information.

Forsyth County Expands and Upgrades Water Facilities

Forsyth County Expands and Upgrades Water Facilities
The Forsyth County Water and Sewer Department has recently completed upgrades and expansions to a water reclamation facility (WRF) and is in the process expanding and finalizing upgrades at another facility. System improvements were recently completed at the James Creek WRF, including those that would influence reliability and redundancy. These upgrades followed a project in 2018 that increased the facility’s capacity from 1 million gallons per day (MGD) to 2.5 MGD. The James Creek WRF was constructed in 2006-2007 to serve the residential communities in the drainage basins of James Creek and Daves Creek.   The Fowler WRF is currently undergoing an ...

Open House Set for Proposed South Forsyth Design Standards and Branding

Open House Set for Proposed South Forsyth Design Standards and Branding
Recommendations to be presented Jan. 22 for public feedback Forsyth County will host an open house to gather feedback from residents, business owners and property owners on south Forsyth’s commercial design standards and branding proposal.   The open house will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22, at the Sharon Forks Public Library (2820 Old Atlanta Rd.). During the drop-in open house meeting, attendees will have the opportunity to view design proposals, ask questions and comment on the concepts presented by staff and the project’s consultant.   The preliminary standards and marketing brand, drafted following a Sept. 2019 design workshop, are being created to help support a ...

Registration Open for Forsyth County Fire Department Citizens’ Fire Academy

Registration Open for Forsyth County Fire Department Citizens’ Fire Academy
Free hands-on program educates residents about fire services   Now in its seventh year, the 10-week Forsyth County Fire Department Citizens’ Fire Academy offers participants an inside look at the profession of firefighting. Forsyth County residents interested in participating are invited to register for the upcoming program.   “The academy is truly a unique chance for citizens to get a behind-the-scenes look at their fire department and the services that we provide to protect them each day,” said Fire Chief Barry Head. “Not only will participants get a hands-on learning experience, but they also will get to interact with first responders.”   The Citizens’ Fire Academy will be held on 10 consecutive Tuesday evenings ...

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 ...

Flags Flying at Half-Staff in Honor of Forsyth County Firefighter Larry Mitro

Flags Flying at Half-Staff in Honor of Forsyth County Firefighter Larry Mitro
As a mark of respect for Forsyth County Firefighter Larry Mitro, flags at county fire stations are flying at half-staff until sunset on Monday, Dec. 30. Firefighter Mitro has been with the county’s Fire Department since 1998 and was one of the county’s first 30 fulltime firefighters. Mitro passed away on Christmas morning following a battle with cancer.

Various Lane Closures on SR 400 Near Pilgrim Mill Rd. Expected Dec. 19

Various Lane Closures on SR 400 Near Pilgrim Mill Rd. Expected Dec. 19
SR 400 will have various scheduled north and southbound lane closures related to work being completed on the Pilgrim Mill Rd. bridge. Thursday, Dec. 19 (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.) SR 400 north – two lanes Crews also anticipate closing a lane of traffic on SR 400 Southbound from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Jan. 6, 2020.  These closures are all weather dependent so there may some fluctuation. Updates will be posted on the county Facebook and Twitter pages as necessary.

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