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Public Hearing regarding Possible Extension of Zoning Moratorium

Public Hearing regarding Possible Extension of Zoning Moratorium
Update: At their meeting June 2, 2016, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners approved a graduated lift in effect for 90 days beginning June 3, 2016 allowing seven Res2, Res3, Res4 rezonings per month with a limit of two per district.    The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on June 2, 2016, to consider a possible extension, until December 31, 2016, of the existing moratorium barring the acceptance of any applications for rezoning of property to a Res2, Res3 or Res4 classification, and for properties already zoned Res2, Res3 or Res4, barring acceptance of zoning condition ...

Forsyth County Water and Sewer Department 2016 Water Quality Report Now Available

Forsyth County Water and Sewer Department 2016 Water Quality Report Now Available
Report details water quality in 2015 Beginning this month, the Forsyth County Water and Sewer Department will be mailing the 2016 Water Quality Report to county water and sewer customers with their paper bills. For those who have chosen paperless billing, the report is viewable on the Water and Sewer Department webpage and printed copies can be picked up in the Water and Sewer Department offices in the County Administration Building, located at 110 E. Main Street in Cumming, Suite 150. Reports can also be mailed upon request by calling (770) 781-2160.           The report provides information from 2015 ...

Polls Open May 24 for General Primary and NonPartisan General Election

Polls Open May 24 for General Primary and NonPartisan General Election
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24 for the General Primary and NonPartisan General Election. Voters must go to their designated polling place to vote on Election Day. Please verify your Election Day precinct at forsythco.com prior to heading out to vote. For all in-person voting, remember to bring one of the six acceptable forms of photo identification. Please note there is no voting of any kind the Monday prior to any election. Schools No Longer Serve as Election Day Polling Places If you previously voted at a school, visit forsythco.com or www.mvp.sos.ga.gov to ...

Comprehensive Plan Update Process: Submit Input Via Online Design Workshop

Comprehensive Plan Update Process: Submit Input Via Online Design Workshop
Even if you didn’t have a chance to attend one of the five Design Workshops held this month as part of the Forsyth County Comprehensive Plan update, there is still time to provide your input on this portion of the process! Comments can be submitted via the Online Design Workshop now through 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, at: http://goo.gl/2JBjJp. Please take time to help design our county’s future, and share this information with your family, local friends, neighbors, HOAs and community groups!

Boil Water Advisory for Portion of Northeastern Forsyth County Lifted

Boil Water Advisory for Portion of Northeastern Forsyth County Lifted
May 21, 2016: The boil water advisory that was issued Friday, May 20 for a portion of northeastern Forsyth County in the area of Shady Grove Road from Mountain View Trail to Lake Lanier, to include all roads off of Shady Grove Road between Mountain View Trail and the lake, has been lifted. Water quality tests have been completed and indicate the water is safe for consumption without boiling. Thank you.  View a map of the area that was impacted under the advisory (please note that only Forsyth County water customers were impacted). View a list of the roads that ...

Forsyth County Pays Tribute to Fallen Firefighters

Forsyth County Pays Tribute to Fallen Firefighters
During the May 19, 2016 meeting of the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners, tribute was paid to honor the three line-of-duty deaths the Forsyth County Fire Department has experienced since its inception. Roads renamed as a way to memorialize and honor Allyn Lane, Dennis C. Martin and Brant Chesney were the focus of a presentation during the meeting. Lane was a volunteer firefighter for Forsyth County who died in an automobile accident en route to his fire station to respond to a call in 1975. The roadway leading into Shady Grove Campground ...

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Portion of Northeastern Forsyth County

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Portion of Northeastern Forsyth County
May 20, 2016: A boil water advisory notice was issued just after midnight for a small portion of northeastern Forsyth County in the area of Shady Grove Road from Mountain View Trail to Lake Lanier, to include all roads off of Shady Grove Road between Mountain View Trail and the lake. The boil water advisory was issued due to a water main break. If you received a telephone call from Forsyth County’s emergency alert system and you are not located within the impacted area, please disregard the notification. We regret the error and apologize for any inconvenience. Those impacted by ...

Temporary Closures Coming to Two Sections of the Big Creek Greenway

Temporary Closures Coming to Two Sections of the Big Creek Greenway
Two sections of the Big Creek Greenway multi-use trail in Forsyth County will be temporarily closed beginning Tuesday, May 31. One closure is related to the widening project on GA 400 and the other is to allow for renovation and repairs to be made to a section of the trail.   Big Creek Greenway Mile Marker 1.3 – 1.4 Beneath GA 400 Work is underway to add an additional lane in each direction on GA 400 from McFarland Parkway to Highway 369. As part of this work, the bridges on GA 400 will be widened. While the Georgia Department of Transportation’s contractor, ...

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