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Parks & Recreation Offers New Esports Programs

Parks & Recreation Offers New Esports Programs
Registration now open for video game leagues Forsyth County, Georgia – Residents eight years and older can now enjoy and compete in Forsyth County Parks and Recreation’s esports leagues. “We are very excited to offer this new avenue of recreation for our residents,” said Parks and Recreation Director Jim Pryor. “This is another step toward expanding our programs to have something for everyone.” Esports is defined as a form of competition using video games and has shown to enhance participants’ teamwork, strategic thinking, communication, leadership and confidence. Registration is currently open for two leagues: • Fortnight 1v1 (free to enter) • Rocket League 1v1 ($30 per person) Both ...

Forsyth County Announces Property Tax Rates M&O, Bond and Fire Rates Expected To Remain The Same; Increase In Tax Dollars From Growth In Tax Digest

Forsyth County Announces Property Tax Rates M&O, Bond and Fire Rates Expected To Remain The Same; Increase In Tax Dollars From Growth In Tax Digest
July 22 public hearing to allow for public input The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners has announced its intention to maintain the County’s Maintenance & Operations, Bond and Fire millage rates currently in place with no change. Due to the growth in the tax digest, Maintenance & Operations property taxes levied by the County this year will increase by a net 1.98% over the rollback millage rate. The proposed County Maintenance & Operations rate remains unchanged at 4.791 mills. The proposed Fire rate remains unchanged at 2.175 mills. The proposed Bond rate remains unchanged at 0.930 mills. These rates will fund ...

Forsyth County Passes Measure to Provide Easier Access to Agritourism

Forsyth County Passes Measure to Provide Easier Access to Agritourism
During their July 8 meeting, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners approved an amendment to the County’s Unified Development Code (UDC) to allow for qualifying agricultural properties to obtain a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for the purpose of agritourism. “If someone receives this designation, it would be open to anything agriculture. If they want to have a restaurant to serve food grown on their farm, they could do that. If they wanted to have a petting zoo, sell Christmas trees, they could do that. Nothing is off limits as long as it is in the definition of agritourism,” said Forsyth ...

The County Spotlight: Sara Cross

The County Spotlight: Sara Cross
Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman and District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills speaks with Juvenile Court Program Coordinator Sara Cross about her role with Forsyth County.   All episodes of The County Spotlight can be viewed online by clicking here and can be seen on Forsyth County's government access television channel, TVForsyth, available on Comcast channel 23, AT&T channel 99 and streaming 24/7 from the county’s website.

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Lanierland Park Expansion

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Lanierland Park Expansion
Project includes amenities found in phase two of master plan   Forsyth County officials hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, July 9, for an expansion project at Lanierland Park (6115 Jot-Em-Down Rd.). Photos from the event can be found by clicking here.   The expansion project, designated as phase two in the park’s master plan, includes the following:   - Eight tennis courts - Four pickleball courts - Four baseball/softball fields - Miracle League baseball/softball field - All-inclusive playground - Hard and soft surface trails - Football/lacrosse fieldhouse - Additional parking   “We are pleased to bring these amenities to Lanierland,” said Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor. “With the new Miracle League Field and supporting facilities to enhance the ...

John Jefferson Joins Forsyth County as Capital Projects Director

John Jefferson Joins Forsyth County as Capital Projects Director
John Jefferson has joined Forsyth County government as Capital Projects director. Jefferson brings over 30 years of experience in project design, execution and management. “As Forsyth County grows, there is a need to have a Capital Projects director to oversee the completion of County construction projects”, said County Manager Kevin Tanner. “John has years of experience as a project executive and director for many high-level state construction projects, and we look forward to his leadership here in Forsyth County.”  Jefferson began his career as a project architect with Chapman Coyle Chapman & Associates Architects AIA, Inc. in 1987. He has held ...

Hammons Named Forsyth County Risk and Safety Manager

Hammons Named Forsyth County Risk and Safety Manager
Heather Hammons has been named Forsyth County Risk and Safety Manager effective July 5, 2021. Hammons replaces former Risk and Safety Manager Charity Clark after Clark was named director of Personnel Services. “Heather is an ideal fit for the position of risk and safety manager,” said County Manager Kevin Tanner. “We look forward to working with her in this role.” Hammons has worked for the County for 15 years with her last position being Claims Administrator before accepting this position. She began her career in 1998 as a Property and Casualty Insurance Agent with Northside Insurance and Commercial Lines Specialty high-risk ...

VIDEO: Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’ and Read the Monthly Newsletter

VIDEO: Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’ and Read the Monthly Newsletter
The Forsyth County Animal Shelter and Sheriff’s Office work together to get dogs adopted in a special way, Congresswoman Bourdeaux visits Forsyth County and the Fire Department welcomes new recruits. We cover these topics and more in this month’s episode of ‘Your Forsyth,’ a monthly short-segment video series and newsletter recapping Forsyth County government highlights from the previous month. To read the monthly newsletter, click here.  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 ...

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