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Forsyth County Public Library Patron Survey Available Through March 30

Forsyth County Public Library Patron Survey Available Through March 30
Forsyth County Public Library (FCPL) is in the process of developing a new strategic plan, and they would like the input of residents to help in planning for the future.  Please take a few minutes to share your feedback about FCPL. What library services are valuable to you? How can they improve? What makes this library system important to Forsyth County?  Visit https://goo.gl/m7bgX8 to complete the survey, which is available through Thursday, March 30. All library branches will have the survey available in paper format as well. For more information on the FCPL, visit http://www.forsythpl.org.

District 3 Commissioner to Hold Community Meeting March 22

District 3 Commissioner to Hold Community Meeting March 22
On Wednesday, March 22, Chairman and District 3 Commissioner Todd Levent will host a Comprehensive Plan Update community meeting from 7 to 8 p.m. at Fowler Park Recreation Center, located 4110 Carolene Way in Cumming, to discuss the plan as it relates to District 3. The meeting will be informal. Information on the Comprehensive Plan Update, known as Foster Forsyth, can be found here: www.fosterforsyth.com. 

New Climbing Tower at Sawnee Mountain Preserve to Open in April

New Climbing Tower at Sawnee Mountain Preserve to Open in April
Group programs can now be scheduled A new adventure is coming to Sawnee Mountain Preserve. A climbing tower is scheduled to open in April and will be used for camps, group programs, birthday parties and individual climbing passes. The tower allows for top-rope climbing, lead climbing and rappelling. There are multiple routes ranging in heights from 32 to 38 feet, and it offers areas for climbing and rappelling. The tower has 2,208 square feet of climbing area and can accommodate up to 10 climbers and two rappel participants at one time. Beginning on Saturdays in August, the tower will play host ...

Public Hearing Regarding Land Disturbance Permit Moratorium

Public Hearing Regarding Land Disturbance Permit Moratorium
Update: At their meeting March 20, 2017, the Board of Commissioners approved extension of the moratorium until June 18, 2017. The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners held a public hearing on January 19, 2017, and voted to extend the temporary moratorium until March 20, 2017. The temporary moratorium was originally adopted on December 20, 2016, on the acceptance of applications for land disturbance permits for uses identified in Chapter 12 of the Unified Development Code and commercial components within an MPD on property located in the Coal Mountain Area of the county.  Resolution extending an existing moratorium Click here to view the Coal ...

Forsyth County Kicks Off Transportation Plan Update

Forsyth County Kicks Off Transportation Plan Update
Plan was last updated in 2011 Forsyth County is embarking upon the important process of updating its comprehensive transportation plan, a guiding document that outlines the long-range vision for transportation in the county. The updated plan will take a close look at the transportation needs of people who live, work and play throughout the county and will result in projects to address vehicular, freight, bicycle and pedestrian needs. Community involvement is key in ensuring the plan update truly captures the spirit and desire of the various voices that represent Forsyth County. Residents, business owners, service organizations and other stakeholders will ...

Keep Forsyth County Beautiful Offering Free Adopt-A-Stream Workshops

Keep Forsyth County Beautiful Offering Free Adopt-A-Stream Workshops
Workshops to be held this spring, summer and fall Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB), a Keep America Beautiful Affiliate, is offering free Adopt-A-Stream workshops to educate citizens on how to protect and monitor their local waterways. The workshops cover three topics: Macroinvertebrate Assessment, Chemical/Bacterial Certification, and Amphibian and Frog Monitoring. Macroinvertebrate Assessment is suitable for ages third grade and up. Any child under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants at the Hampton Park Library and City Hall locations will be getting in the water, so wear shoes that can get wet. The workshops will take ...

Forsyth County Senior Expo Scheduled for April 8

Forsyth County Senior Expo Scheduled for April 8
Annual event open to seniors, their families, friends and caregivers Forsyth County Senior Services is hosting their 15th annual Forsyth Senior Expo on Saturday, April 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Forsyth Conference Center at Lanier Technical College, located at 3410 Ronald Reagan Boulevard. The Forsyth Senior Expo includes free admission for attendees and is a popular event for seniors, their families, friends and caregivers. The event hosts vendors from home care, senior living, legal services and more. Attendees also have access to free health screenings, refreshments and multiple opportunities to win door prizes. For more information ...

Public Hearing Regarding Possible Extension of Moratorium on LED/EMB Signage Upgrades

Public Hearing Regarding Possible Extension of Moratorium on LED/EMB Signage Upgrades
  Update: At their March 16, 2017 meeting, the Board of Commissioners approved to extend the moratorium until June 16, 2017. Resolution extending the existing moratorium until June 16, 2017 The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners held a public hearing on Thursday, December 15, 2016 and approved a 90-day extension, until March 17, 2017, of the emergency, 30-day moratorium adopted on November 17, 2016 barring the acceptance of applications for permits to upgrade non-conforming signs to Electronic Message Boards pursuant to Section 66-101(b) and (c) of the Forsyth County Code of Ordinances (Sign Ordinance, Ordinance 74, Section 4.1(b) and (c)). The public hearing ...

Important Information About Homestead Exemption

Important Information About Homestead Exemption
Homestead Exemption is one way to reduce the amount of property tax you pay on your residential property. In Forsyth County, if you own the property, reside on that property and are a legal resident of the county, all as of January 1 of the tax year, you may qualify for Homestead Exemption. While you can file for Homestead Exemption year-round, you must file by Monday, April 3, to receive these benefits for 2017. For more information about Homestead Exemption, call the Tax Assessor’s Office at (770) 781-2106 or visit the Homestead Exemption webpage at forsythco.com. Where to file: Tax Assessor’s ...

District 4 Commissioner to Hold Community Meeting March 15

District 4 Commissioner to Hold Community Meeting March 15
On Wednesday, March 15, District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills will host a Comprehensive Plan Update community meeting from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Coal Mountain Community Building, located within Coal Mountain Park at 3560 Settingdown Road, to discuss the plan as it relates to District 4. The meeting will be informal, and the public is invited to attend anytime during these hours. Information on the Comprehensive Plan Update, known as Foster Forsyth, can be found here: www.fosterforsyth.com. 

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