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Helpful Information for Understanding Your Tax Bill

Helpful Information for Understanding Your Tax Bill
Forsyth County property tax bills have recently been mailed and are due November 15. Here’s some information to assist with understanding your 2016 tax bill.   Tax bills reflect levies by two different entities: the Forsyth County Board of Education (school system) the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners (county government) As shown in the illustration below, Forsyth County government receives approximately 29% of the taxes you pay.     What does the county’s portion of ...

Forsyth County Manager Announces Retirement

Forsyth County Manager Announces Retirement
Retirement follows 40 years of public service   Following nearly nine years of leadership in Forsyth County government, County Manager Doug Derrer has announced his upcoming retirement. His last day with the county will be April 2, 2017.   “Serving with the Board of Commissioners, the county staff and this community has been extremely rewarding and has resulted in many successes,” said Derrer. “The most difficult part of this decision will be leaving behind a well-trained, dedicated and professional staff – a team built for a strong and successful tomorrow.”   “Collaborating with the board and managing a variety of high-level projects are just ...

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Comprehensive Master Plan to be Presented October 5

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Comprehensive Master Plan to be Presented October 5
Meeting to be held at County Administration Building   Forsyth County Parks & Recreation has completed the final stages of updating its Comprehensive Master Plan, a major planning process to set the blueprint for the future of the parks system in Forsyth County. The Parks & Recreation Comprehensive Master Plan will be used to guide future budget decisions and park system projects for the next 10 years.    The Comprehensive Master Plan has been conducted by Benesch, a consulting firm who works with local governments throughout the country to determine community park and recreation needs and develops plans to meet those needs. They have ...

Trunk or Treat Safety Event to be Held October 22 at Cumming Fairgrounds

Trunk or Treat Safety Event to be Held October 22 at Cumming Fairgrounds
Family-friendly event now in its seventh year   Bring the whole family and have fun while learning how to stay safe this Halloween during the seventh annual Trunk or Treat Safety Event. The family-friendly event will be held at the Cumming Fairgrounds on Saturday, October 22, from 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is one family-sized bag of candy per family. Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes to Trunk or Treat, which will feature a variety of fun activities and games. There will also be information on costume safety, pedestrian safety, stranger danger, stop-drop-roll demonstrations and more.                “Forsyth County’s ...

Register to Vote by October 11 for the November 8 General Election and Special Elections

Register to Vote by October 11 for the November 8 General Election and Special Elections
The voter registration deadline for the Nov. 8 General Election and Special Elections is Tuesday, Oct. 11. Forsyth County residents wishing to register to vote or to change their name and/or address on the voter registration list may do so online by visiting the Georgia Secretary of State’s Online Voter Registration System before 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 11 (you must have a valid GA driver's license or ID number) at registertovote.sos.ga.gov. You may also submit a registration/change by mail. A completed and signed Voter Registration Application must be postmarked on or before Oct. 11 in order to meet the deadline. ...

Level I Drought Response Declaration

Level I Drought Response Declaration
On September 9, 2016, Georgia Environmental Protection Division declared a Level I Drought Response in 53 counties, including Forsyth County. Outdoor watering is permitted daily between 4 p.m. and 10 a.m. Forsyth County encourages citizens to practice water conservation. Click here for information on conservation and efficiency programs.

Kenney to Join Forsyth County as Chief Information Officer

Kenney to Join Forsyth County as Chief Information Officer
Forsyth County government has hired a chief information officer to manage and administer the county’s information technology initiatives and activities. Mr. Brandon Kenney will join the county staff as chief information officer (CIO) on September 19. This position leads the Information Systems & Technology (IS&T) Department, which encompasses electronic systems development and operations, telecommunications, technical services and electronic records retention/management.   Kenney brings to the position IT experience in the retail, hospitality and automotive industries. Most recently, he has served since 2009 as vice president of Information Technology and CIO for Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation in Norcross. He holds a ...

Keep Forsyth County Beautiful Seeks Volunteers for Waterway Cleanup Event

Keep Forsyth County Beautiful Seeks Volunteers for Waterway Cleanup Event
Event will be held September 24   Make a positive impact on local waterways by joining Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB) for the 2016 Lake Lanier Shore Sweep/Rivers Alive event on Saturday, September 24, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. KFCB encourages families, co-workers, organizations, scout troops and individuals to volunteer for the annual waterway cleanup event.   Volunteers can register for the event by calling KFCB at (770) 205-4573 or by visiting www.keepforsythcountybeautiful.org and clicking on the calendar/registration page. The registration deadline is Friday, September 23. A signed waiver is required for participation and can be found at www.keepforsythcountybeautiful.org on the calendar/registration ...

Foster Forsyth Comprehensive Plan Update Process Continues to Move Forward

Foster Forsyth Comprehensive Plan Update Process Continues to Move Forward
Public hearing will be held September 27   Forsyth County’s Comprehensive Plan update process, Foster Forsyth, continues to move forward in September. On August 29 and 31, Foster Forsyth held two open houses to debut the draft plan document, giving community members an opportunity to review highlights from the draft plan, discuss aspects with planning team members and offer feedback to refine it. The full draft of the Comprehensive Plan document is available for community review at the project website, fosterforsyth.com. Comments on the plan should be submitted to the planning team at contactus@fosterforsyth.com.   A special called meeting of the Board of ...

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