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Recycle Your Christmas Tree After the Holidays

Recycle Your Christmas Tree After the Holidays
3,380 Christmas trees were recycled last year Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB) invites residents to recycle their Christmas trees during the annual ‘Bring One for the Chipper’ event from December 26 through January 30. Last year, Forsyth County recycled 3,380 trees. “Forsyth County has recycled 101,242 Christmas trees since the county began participating in the ‘Bring One for the Chipper’ program in 1994,” said Environmental Program Manager Tammy Wright. “All of the Christmas trees brought to us for recycling have either been placed in the lake as fish habitat or chipped into reusable mulch. We look forward to keeping trees ...

Open House Regarding SR 369 Widening Project and SR 369 over SR 400 Interchange Project to Be Held December 13

Open House Regarding SR 369 Widening Project and SR 369 over SR 400 Interchange Project to Be Held December 13
Citizens are invited to attend a public information open house December 13, to learn more about a proposed project to widen SR 369 and upgrade the intersection of SR 369 and SR 400. The open house will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at Coal Mountain Elementary School located at 3455 Coal Mountain Drive in Cumming. The open house will be informal, and the public is invited to attend anytime during these hours.  The Forsyth County Engineering Department along with the design group American Engineers, Inc. will hold the public information open house regarding a proposed project that ...

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 December 15, 2016 meeting, the Board of Commissioners approved a 90-day extension of the moratorium. The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Thursday, December 15, 2016 to consider a possible 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 will take place at the board’s regular meeting ...

Board of Commissioners to Hold Public Hearing on Draft Comprehensive Plan, Consider Transmittal for Regional and State Review

Board of Commissioners to Hold Public Hearing on Draft Comprehensive Plan, Consider Transmittal for Regional and State Review
Public hearing to be held December 1   On December 1, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the draft Forsyth County Comprehensive Plan 2017-2037, after which they will consider transmittal of the draft for regional and state review. The public hearing will take place as part of the regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners, which starts at 5 p.m. The meeting will be held in Suite 220 of the Forsyth County Administration Building located at 110 E. Main Street in Cumming.   Prior to advancing the plan, the Board of Commissioners will hear a presentation from ...

Georgia EPD Elevates Drought Response Levels, Further Restricts Outdoor Water Use

Georgia EPD Elevates Drought Response Levels, Further Restricts Outdoor Water Use
Forsyth County is among the 52 counties in the state in which the Georgia Environmental Protection Division has raised the state’s drought response to Level 2. The declaration came in light of the lack of rain and increased dryness. Outdoor landscape watering is only allowed two days a week determined by even and odd-numbered addresses. Even-numbered addresses (ending in 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8) and properties without addresses may irrigate on Wednesday and Saturday with the exception of the mid-day hours between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Odd-numbered addresses (ending in 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9) may irrigate on ...

Fire Department's Annual Toy Collection Underway

Fire Department's Annual Toy Collection Underway
Last year’s toy collection served 1,800 local children The Forsyth County Fire Department is asking for citizens’ help in making the holiday season special for local children in need through the department’s fourteenth annual Aerial’s House toy collection. “Last year we were delighted to have collected enough toys, gift cards and monetary donations to provide for 1,800 Forsyth County children. This year, with the help of our generous community, we hope to surpass that,” Fire Chief Danny Bowman said. “The Fire Department personnel who assist with the toy collection each year are undoubtedly grateful to witness the many individuals, children ...

2017 Budget Adopted

2017 Budget Adopted
At their November 17, 2016 meeting, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners adopted the county’s 2017 operating budget. The 2017 General Fund budget totals approximately $117.97 million. Click here to view the budget summary and budget presentations. Millage Rates In July, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners adopted the millage rates that will fund a major portion of the county’s 2017 General Fund budget, Fire District and Bonds. Following three public hearings on the rates, the board voted to maintain the county’s millage rates with no change. The county’s millage rate of 8.036 is one of the lowest millage rates among ...

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