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Forsyth County Announces Property Tax Rates M&O, Fire Rates Increased, Bond Rate to be Reduced; Increase in Tax Dollars from Growth in Tax Digest

Forsyth County Announces Property Tax Rates M&O, Fire Rates Increased, Bond Rate to be Reduced; Increase in Tax Dollars from Growth in Tax Digest
Three public hearings to allow for public input   The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners announces its intention to increase the county’s Maintenance & Operating and Fire millage rates. The Bond Rate is advertised to be reduced. Due to the growth in the tax digest, Maintenance & Operating property taxes levied by the County this year will increase by a net 7.42% over the rollback millage rate.   The proposed county net Maintenance & Operations rate increased to 4.791 mills. The proposed Fire rate increased to 2.175 mills. The proposed Bond rate will be reduced to 0.970 mills. These rates will fund the county’s 2020 general operating budget, which is currently in the ...

Chattahoochee River Greenway Study Public Forums Set for June 22 and 23

Chattahoochee River Greenway Study Public Forums Set for June 22 and 23
Public input meetings to discuss proposed plans for a 100-mile greenway along the Chattahoochee River will be held Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23.  The Chattahoochee River Greenway Study is a proposed project that would create a greenway stretching the length of the river from Buford Dam in Forsyth County to Chattahoochee Bend State Park in Newnan, GA. The study is commissioned by the Atlanta Regional Commission, the Trust for Public Land, Cobb County and the City of Atlanta. During the public input meetings, participants will have the opportunity to view plans for the greenway and provide feedback. Information for ...

Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’

Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’
The Animal Shelter kicks off a busy summer with free adoptions and a new volunteer program, the county readies for the 2020 U.S. Census and details on how to sign up for severe weather alerts! We cover these topics and more in this month’s episode of ‘Your Forsyth,’ a monthly short-segment video series recapping Forsyth County government highlights from the previous month.  Your Forsyth airs all month long on TV Forsyth (Comcast channel 23, AT&T channel 99 and TV Forsyth Live at forsythco.com). The program is also available to watch anytime on the county government’s Facebook page – www.facebook.com/ForsythCountyGovernment – and TV Forsyth On ...

Update on Transportation Improvement Projects

Update on Transportation Improvement Projects
Forsyth County is continually working to improve our roads – click here to view a status update on the many transportation projects underway!   Be sure to check out the interactive transportation projects map at www.forsythco.com/transportation where you can always find updated details on county transportation projects including road widenings, intersection improvements and more.

Greg Allen Named President of the Superior Court Clerks’ Association of Georgia

Greg Allen Named President of the Superior Court Clerks’ Association of Georgia
Forsyth County Clerk of Superior Court Greg Allen will begin a term as president of the Superior Court Clerks’ Association of Georgia after being elected to the position by peers.   “It is an honor to have been selected to lead the association and I look forward to continuing the streamlining of the offerings and operations of Clerks’ offices,” said Allen. “I was very fortunate to learn the legislative process early on, and it has allowed me the opportunity to work with our state leaders to implement forward-thinking legislation and help guide Clerks of Superior Court in a time of fast change.”   Allen has served as Forsyth County Clerk ...

Forsyth County Water & Sewer Department 2019 Water Quality Report Now Available

Forsyth County Water & Sewer Department 2019 Water Quality Report Now Available
Report available at forsythco.com and on water bill statements   The Forsyth County Water & Sewer Department 2019 Water Quality Report is now available for viewing. The report will be provided as a website link on mailed county water and sewer bills, and for those with paperless billing, the report will be provided as a website link in their monthly invoice.     The report provides information from 2018 on where the county’s water comes from, what it contains and how it compares to standards required by the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act. Forsyth County’s water met all U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and state drinking water health standards in 2018.   A PDF ...

Senior Services’ June-July Newsletter Now Available

Senior Services’ June-July Newsletter Now Available
A patriotic concert, beach blanket bingo, community gardening, a Father’s Day celebration, day trips and more – it’s all offered for residents 50 and over by Forsyth County Senior Services! For details on what’s coming up, check out their June-July newsletter. Visit the Forsyth County Senior Services page for more information or call (770) 781-2178.

Updated Design Plans for Caney Creek Preserve to be Presented

Updated Design Plans for Caney Creek Preserve to be Presented
Drafted future plans for Caney Creek Preserve to be presented June 5   Residents are invited to attend the next regularly scheduled Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Board meeting to provide feedback on the updated master plan design for Caney Creek Preserve. The meeting will be held at the Fowler Park Recreation Center (4110 Carolene Way) at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5.   “We encourage the community to attend the meeting to see the design plans and provide their thoughts,” said Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor.   A public meeting was held in March that allowed residents the chance to provide input on updates to current facilities as well as ...

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