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Public Hearing Regarding Land Disturbance Permit Moratorium

Public Hearing Regarding Land Disturbance Permit Moratorium
Update: At their meeting January 19, 2017, the Board of Commissioners approved extension of the moratorium until March 20, 2017. The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on January 19, 2017, to consider a possible extension, until March 20, 2017, of the temporary moratorium adopted 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 wholly or partially in a quadrilateral area bounded by lines connecting corners located at the following intersections: Browns Bridge ...

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Comprehensive Master Plan Update Now Available

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Comprehensive Master Plan Update Now Available
Document can be viewed online at www.forsythco.com/parks Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s Comprehensive Master Plan Update was formally adopted by the Board of Commissioners November 3 and is now in effect and available online at www.forsythco.com/parks. The Comprehensive Master Plan Update will guide the county’s Parks & Recreation Department through future budget decisions and park system projects through 2026. “The update to the county’s Parks & Recreation Comprehensive Master Plan will guide staff and elected officials through decision making and actions – while balancing the opportunities and challenges of the county’s growth – over the next 10 years,” said Forsyth County ...

County Offices Closed for Christmas

County Offices Closed for Christmas
Forsyth County government offices, the animal shelter and Senior Services locations will be closed Monday, December 26, and Tuesday, December 27, in observance of Christmas. The three recreation centers and three recycling convenience centers will be closed Saturday, December 24, and Sunday, December 25, but will remain open on Monday, December 26, and Tuesday, December 27. 

Open House Regarding the Widening of McGinnis Ferry Road in South Forsyth County to Be Held January 10

Open House Regarding the Widening of McGinnis Ferry Road in South Forsyth County to Be Held January 10
Citizens are invited to attend a public information open house on January 10, 2017, to learn more about a proposed project to widen McGinnis Ferry Road. The open house will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 10, at the Forsyth Conference Center at Lanier Technical College, located at 3410 Ronald Reagan Boulevard in Cumming. The open house will be informal, and the public is invited to attend anytime during these hours. The proposed design plans will be on display for citizens to view. “An informal open house of this nature is meant to inform residents ...

Forsyth County Commissioners Sworn In

Forsyth County Commissioners Sworn In
In a ceremony held December 21, 2016, at the Forsyth County Administration Building, one re-elected and two newly-elected members of the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners were sworn in. Forsyth County Probate Judge Woody Jordan officiated. District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills was sworn in to serve her second term. Laura Semanson was sworn in as the new District 5 commissioner, and Rick Swope was sworn in as the incoming commissioner for District 2.

Forsyth County 911 Center Awarded CALEA Accreditation

Forsyth County 911 Center Awarded CALEA Accreditation
CALEA Accreditation demonstrates commitment to excellence The Forsyth County 911 Center was awarded the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) Public Safety Communications Accreditation during the regional CALEA Conference held November 5, 2016. This accomplishment was recognized by the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners at their meeting December 15, 2016. The primary mission of CALEA is to accredit public safety agencies, including communications centers, by using a national body of standards developed by law enforcement professionals. The process of becoming CALEA accredited is comprised of five phases: enrollment, self-assessment, on-site assessment, commission review and decision, and maintaining compliance. During ...

Outgoing Forsyth County Commissioners Recognized for Service

Outgoing Forsyth County Commissioners Recognized for Service
At their December 15, 2016 meeting, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners recognized outgoing Forsyth County Commissioners Brian Tam and Jim Boff for their public service and presented each with a Resolution of appreciation. Also during the meeting, Senator Michael Williams presented Resolutions to Commissioners Tam and Boff. Tam took office on January 1, 2005, representing Commission District 2. He was elected by his fellow commissioners to serve as vice chairman of the Board of Commissioners in 2005 and 2006, elected chairman in 2011 and elected secretary from 2013 to 2016. During his tenure on the Board of Commissioners, Tam ...

Johnson Road Re-Opened

Johnson Road Re-Opened
Update Wednesday, December 21, 2016: Forsyth County Roads & Bridges has completed the work on Johnson Road today and has re-opened the road to traffic.  Johnson Road – from Kelly Mill Road to Chamblee Gap Road – will be temporarily closed to through traffic beginning Monday, December 19. The closure will allow for the replacement of an existing cross drain located at 1760 Johnson Road. The road is expected to re-open to through traffic on or before Thursday, December 22, weather permitting. Motorists’ patience during this temporary closure is appreciated.

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