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Forsyth County Announces Property Tax Rates M&O, Bond and Fire Rates Expected To Remain The Same; Increase In Tax Dollars From Growth In Tax Digest

Forsyth County Announces Property Tax Rates M&O, Bond and Fire Rates Expected To Remain The Same; Increase In Tax Dollars From Growth In Tax Digest
Three public hearings to allow for public input The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners today announces its intention to maintain the County’s Maintenance & Operations, Bond and Fire millage rates currently in place with no change. Due to the growth in the tax digest, Maintenance & Operations property taxes levied by the County this year will increase by a net 1.98% over the rollback millage rate. The proposed County Maintenance & Operations rate remains unchanged at 4.791 mills. The proposed Fire rate remains unchanged at 2.175 mills. The proposed Bond rate remains unchanged at 0.930 mills. These rates will fund the ...

Groundbreaking Ceremony to Be Held For Lanierland Park Expansion

Groundbreaking Ceremony to Be Held For Lanierland Park Expansion
Project includes amenities found in phase two of master plan Forsyth County officials will host a groundbreaking ceremony at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 9, for an expansion project at Lanierland Park (6115 Jot-Em-Down Rd.). The expansion project, designated as phase two in the park’s master plan, includes the following: - Eight tennis courts - Four pickleball courts - Four baseball/softball fields - Miracle League baseball/softball field - All-inclusive playground - Hard and soft surface trails - Football/lacrosse fieldhouse  - Additional parking “We are pleased to bring these amenities to Lanierland,” said Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor. “With the new Miracle League Field and supporting facilities to enhance ...

The County Spotlight: Colin Halligan

The County Spotlight: Colin Halligan
Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman and District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills speaks with Fire Apparatus Operator and Paramedic Colin Halligan about his role with Forsyth County.   All episodes of The County Spotlight can be viewed online by clicking here and can be seen on Forsyth County's government access television channel, TVForsyth, available on Comcast channel 23, AT&T channel 99 and streaming 24/7 from the county’s website.

Mullin Joins Forsyth County as Code Compliance & Animal Services Director

Mullin Joins Forsyth County as Code Compliance & Animal Services Director
John Mullin joined Forsyth County government as Code Compliance and Animal Services director on June 23, 2021.  Mullin brings over 20 years of law enforcement experience. His past position assignments have afforded him a wide range of knowledge to use in this new position. “John comes to the County with a vast criminal justice background and is well respected by his peers,” said County Manager Kevin Tanner. “We look forward to working with John in these roles and utilizing his experience.” Mullin began his law enforcement career in 1997 as a member of the Fulton County Police Department.  He joined the Sandy ...

Forsyth County Announces Property Tax Rates M&O, Bond and Fire Rates Expected To Remain The Same; Increase In Tax Dollars From Growth In Tax Digest

Forsyth County Announces Property Tax Rates M&O, Bond and Fire Rates Expected To Remain The Same; Increase In Tax Dollars From Growth In Tax Digest
Three public hearings to allow for public input The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners today announces its intention to maintain the County’s Maintenance & Operations, Bond and Fire millage rates currently in place with no change. Due to the growth in the tax digest, Maintenance & Operations property taxes levied by the County this year will increase by a net 1.98% over the rollback millage rate. The proposed County Maintenance & Operations rate remains unchanged at 4.791 mills. The proposed Fire rate remains unchanged at 2.175 mills. The proposed Bond rate remains unchanged at 0.930 mills. These rates will fund the ...

Fire Department Graduates Latest Recruit Class

Fire Department Graduates Latest Recruit Class
In a ceremony held Saturday, June 19, the Forsyth County Fire Department graduated its newest recruit class. Family, friends and Fire Department staff attended the ceremony held at Local Church Forsyth. During the ceremony, 11 recruits officially became Forsyth County firefighters while one Johns Creek Fire Department recruit also completed training. To view photos from the ceremony, please click here.  The recruits completed 18 weeks of intense firefighter training which included instruction on structural fire control, interior search and rescue, flammable and combustible liquids fire control, pressurized container fire control, fire hose testing, truck and engine company operations, hazardous materials awareness ...

The County Spotlight: Trassa Quarels

The County Spotlight: Trassa Quarels
Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman and District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills speaks with Property Tax Manager Trassa Quarels about her role with Forsyth County.   All episodes of The County Spotlight can be viewed online by clicking here and can be seen on Forsyth County's government access television channel, TVForsyth, available on Comcast channel 23, AT&T channel 99 and streaming 24/7 from the county’s website.

VIDEO: Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux Tours Water Reclamation Facility and Big Creek Greenway

VIDEO: Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux Tours Water Reclamation Facility and Big Creek Greenway
On Monday, June 14, Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07) visited Forsyth County’s Fowler Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) and Big Creek Greenway as part of a tour of infrastructure facilities in her district highlighting initiatives and legislation she supports for improved infrastructure. During the visit, Congresswoman Bourdeaux was provided a guided tour of the WRF to get a look at the process for cleaning and returning water back into the environment. The Fowler WRF recently underwent an expansion to increase capacity from 2.5 MGD to 5 MGD (million gallons per day). The expansion was made to accommodate growth in the area, as well as provide redundancy within the system. The ...

VIDEO: Senior Services Recognized for Virtual Programs and Response to the Pandemic

VIDEO: Senior Services Recognized for Virtual Programs and Response to the Pandemic
Like many organizations, Forsyth County Senior Services faced new challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. But unlike most businesses, groups and other public serving entities, the majority of the department’s patrons were considered at-risk for COVID-19. Still, Forsyth County Senior Services was able to find new ways to connect with residents. With new virtual program offerings, a Meals on Wheels program and even home “drive-bys” just to say hello and provide a friendly, smiling face, Senior Services found new ways to connect with residents during when many older adults needed it most. “We quickly realized this was not going to be over ...

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