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New 8-Mile Section of SR 400 Now Open for Motorists

New 8-Mile Section of SR 400 Now Open for Motorists
October 5, 2016: Less than one year since the groundbreaking for the project to widen State Route 400 in Forsyth County, the first portion of the project – an 8-mile section northbound from McFarland Parkway to just north of Highway 20 – opened today for motorists.   The project is being made possible through a partnership between Forsyth County and the Georgia Department of Transportation. GDOT contributed $13 million to this work and is managing the project. The remainder of the project funding – approximately $34.5 million – comes from the Forsyth County Transportation Bond. Approved by 63 ...

County Water Safe for All Uses

County Water Safe for All Uses
The Forsyth County Water & Sewer Department has received reports of discolored water. The county wants to assure residents that all tests show their water is safe, despite some discoloration due to increased mineral content. The Water & Sewer Department is conducting continual testing to assess the water quality. All tests have shown the water is safe for all uses, including drinking, bathing and cooking, and there is no need to boil the water. “The discoloration in the water is being caused by natural minerals,” Director of Water & Sewer Tim Perkins said. “While it appears to already be ...

Brew to Join Forsyth County as Director of Senior Services

Brew to Join Forsyth County as Director of Senior Services
Forsyth County government has hired a director to lead its Senior Services Department. Ms. Ruthie Brew will join the county staff as director of Senior Services on October 10. This position oversees and directs the county’s three Senior Services centers, programs, services, operations and activities with the goal of maintaining or extending the independence of life and improving the quality of life for seniors in the community.   Brew brings to the position 14 years of professional experience in the field of aging. Most recently she served as manager of the Mallinckrodt Active Adult Center in Wilmette, Illinois. She holds a ...

Play at the Park Family Fun Festival is Saturday, October 1

Play at the Park Family Fun Festival is Saturday, October 1
Family-friendly event is at Fowler Park   Forsyth County Parks & Recreation and the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce present the 14th annual Play at the Park Family Fun Festival Saturday, October 1 at Fowler Park. The event is free to attend and offers family-friendly activities and live entertainment.   From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., there will be vendors, arts and crafts, a kids’ inflatable area, a food truck alley, petting zoo, animal adoptions and much more. From 4 to 9 p.m., there will be tethered hot air balloon rides, a food truck alley and live music.   ...

Public Hearing regarding Amended Capital Improvement Element for Impact Fee Program

Public Hearing regarding Amended Capital Improvement Element for Impact Fee Program
Update: This item was approved by the Board of Commissioners at their meeting October 6, 2016. The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider an amendment to the Forsyth County Impact Fee Program Capital Improvements Element at the board’s meetings on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 5 p.m.   The purpose of the public hearing shall be for public review and comment concerning incorporating the recommendations and findings of the March 2016 Impact Fee Study and the August 2016 Parks and Recreation Addendum prepared by Duncan and Associates into the existing Capital Improvement Element.      The public ...

Parks & Recreation Community Yard Sale to be Held October 8

Parks & Recreation Community Yard Sale to be Held October 8
More than twenty vendors will be selling an assortment of household items   Forsyth County Parks & Recreation invites residents to a community yard sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 8. The outdoor event will take place in the parking area of the Central Park Recreation Center located at 2300 Keith Bridge Road in Cumming.   “We are excited about hosting another community yard sale at Central Park,” Director of Parks & Recreation Jim Pryor said. “Our previous yard sale event was held in April and was a success. We are looking forward to this event on October ...

Public Hearing on Comprehensive Plan Draft September 27

Public Hearing on Comprehensive Plan Draft September 27
The next step in Forsyth County’s Comprehensive Plan update process, Foster Forsyth, is a public hearing on Tuesday, September 27. The public will have an opportunity to weigh in on the draft Comprehensive Plan on September 27, when the Planning Commission will host the first public hearing on the draft plan. The hearing will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Suite 220 of the Forsyth County Administration Building at 110 E. Main Street in Cumming. For more information, visit www.fosterforsyth.com. Don’t miss this opportunity to help shape our county’s future!

First Portion of Widened State Route 400 in Forsyth County to Open October 5

First Portion of Widened State Route 400 in Forsyth County to Open October 5
Forsyth County and Georgia Department of Transportation partnering on project   Less than one year since the groundbreaking for the project to widen State Route 400 in Forsyth County, local and state officials will gather Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 10 a.m. to ceremoniously cut the ribbon on the first portion of widened roadway. Later that day, the 8-mile northbound stretch from McFarland Parkway to just north of Highway 20 will open for motorists.   The project is being made possible through a partnership between Forsyth County and the Georgia Department of Transportation. GDOT contributed $13 million to ...

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