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 Forsyth County Response to COVID-19

Information on County Departmental operations, online services and other resources can be found here: Forsythco.com/COVID-19


Various Forsyth County Boards and Commissions will be meeting via teleconference, pursuant to O.C.G.A. 50-14-1(g).  Please click here for information on how to view, access and participate in these meetings.

 

Information Regarding Election Campaign Signs

Information Regarding Election Campaign Signs
During the 2020 election season, residents can expect to see advertisement signs throughout Forsyth County promoting various candidates for offices that are up for election.  Information regarding the placement of political signs can be found in Forsyth County’s Uniform County Codes. Below are guidelines regarding political sign placement from the Uniform County Codes (Numerals listed in parenthesis indicate where language can be found in the Uniform County Codes): - Political signs are considered Expression signs per county code (66-105). - Expression signs do not require a permit, any lawful non-obscene content is allowed on an expression sign. - Expression signs cannot be a prohibited sign (66-102).   - No ...

Flags Flying at Half-Staff in Honor of the Honorable Jack Hill

Flags Flying at Half-Staff in Honor of the Honorable Jack Hill
By executive order of Governor Brian Kemp, the flag of the United States and the Georgia flag at county government facilities will fly at half-staff until sunset on Friday, April 10, to honor the passing of the Honorable Jack Hill of Reidsville, Georgia. Hill, who passed away Monday, April 6, represented District 4 in the Georgia State Senate for 30 years. Most recently, he served as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. Senator Hill also served 33 years in the Georgia Air National Guard. 

Input Sought for Matt Community Park Recreation Center

Input Sought for Matt Community Park Recreation Center
The Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Department is seeking resident feedback through a digital survey on amenities that will be offered at the future Matt Community Park Recreation Center (6555 Wallace Tatum Road). “We encourage all residents to complete the online survey to engage in the recreation center design process for the Matt Community Park Recreation Center,” said Director of Parks & Recreation Jim Pryor. Residents can access the online survey by clicking here.  

Governor Kemp Issues Shelter In Place Order for Georgia

Governor Kemp Issues Shelter In Place Order for Georgia
Governor Brian Kemp has issued a statewide Shelter in Place order.  The order goes into effect at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 3 and will last through 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 13. To read the full text of the order, click here.  To view the guidance and FAQs for the executive order, click here.  To view the Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce, click here.  The Governor has also created a video discussing the Shelter in Place order.  You can view it here. For information concerning Forsyth's response to COVID-19, please visit www.forsythco.com/COVID-19.  For questions, please email info@forsythco.com.

VIDEO: How One Forsyth County Family Survived an Overnight Fire

VIDEO: How One Forsyth County Family Survived an Overnight Fire
A week before Christmas, a fire broke out in the Veltre’s north Forsyth County home a little after midnight. Luckily for John and Andrea Veltre, and their daughter, the family’s smoke alarms were in working order and woke them up. “If they weren’t working properly, we would not be here. The alarms had one job, and they did that job, they woke us up.” Watch the video below to hear their story of survival. 

Forsyth County Chairman Signs Additional Declarations and Orders

Forsyth County Chairman Signs Additional Declarations and Orders
On March 27 the Forsyth County Chairman signed additional declarations and orders in response to COVID-19:     • Closure of dine-in and/or outdoor/patio services at restaurants • Suspension of certain purchasing policies, specifically related to COVID-19 • Suspension of penalties and fines related to Occupation Taxes • Allowance for online public bid openings Click here to read the declarations and orders.

Public Hearing Regarding Land Disturbance Permit Applications on Properties Zoned Res 6, Res 4 and Res 3

Public Hearing Regarding Land Disturbance Permit Applications on Properties Zoned Res 6, Res 4 and Res 3
At 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, 2020, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider a moratorium barring the acceptance of land disturbance permit applications for multifamily and single family attached developments on properties zoned Res 6, Res 4, and Res 3.   Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated Resolution Declaring a Local Emergency approved by the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners on March 19, 2020, the Thursday April 2, 2020 Board of Commissioner’s meeting will be held via streaming audio and video, as authorized by O.C.G.A. 50-14-1(g). The meeting will be streamed ...

Forsyth County Closing Parks Amenities

Forsyth County Closing Parks Amenities
Effective March 24, Forsyth County Parks and Recreation park hours are sunrise to sunset. Additionally, the following areas within County parks will be closed in the interest of public health: Basketball courts Playgrounds Tennis courts Pavilions Volleyball courts Skate areas Dog parks Ball fields Parks green spaces and trails will remain open to allow residents to enjoy the outdoors. Park visitors are asked to follow social distancing guidelines as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help slow the spread of COVID-19. This includes limiting groups to 10 or less individuals and maintaining six feet of separation between individuals. Parks and Recreation staff will be communicating ...

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