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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.

 

Forsyth County Government Recognized for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Forsyth County Government Recognized for Excellence in Financial Reporting
Forsyth County has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for the sixteenth consecutive year. The recognition was presented to Forsyth County for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) for the fiscal year ending  December 31, 2015.  The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.  An Award of Financial Reporting Achievement was also presented to Forsyth County Chief ...

Forsyth County Offices and Facilities Closing at 3 p.m. Friday; Closed Saturday and Sunday

Forsyth County Offices and Facilities Closing at 3 p.m. Friday; Closed Saturday and Sunday
January 6, 2017: Due to current weather conditions, all general Forsyth County government offices will close today at 3 p.m. This early closure includes county government offices, the Forsyth County Courthouse and Courthouse Annex, the Animal Shelter, recycling convenience centers, Senior Services, and Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s indoor and gated facilities. All Parks & Recreation programs and activities are cancelled.   Additionally, Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s indoor and gated facilities, the recycling convenience centers and the Animal Shelter will be closed to the public Saturday and Sunday. All Parks & Recreation programs and activities are cancelled Saturday and Sunday.

Board of Commissioners Elects Officers for 2017

Board of Commissioners Elects Officers for 2017
At their first meeting of the year on January 5, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners elected officers for 2017.   District 3 Commissioner Todd Levent was elected to serve as chairman; District 2 Commissioner Rick Swope was elected to serve as vice chairman; and District 5 Commissioner Laura Semanson was elected to serve as secretary.   The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners is made up of five members, each living in a specific district and elected by district to serve four-year terms. Each year in January, the five members elect officers for the coming year.

Public Hearing Regarding Land Disturbance Permit Moratorium

Public Hearing Regarding Land Disturbance Permit Moratorium
Update: At their meeting January 19, 2017, the Board of Commissioners approved extension of the moratorium until March 20, 2017. The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on January 19, 2017, to consider a possible extension, until March 20, 2017, of the temporary moratorium adopted December 20, 2016, on the acceptance of applications for land disturbance permits for uses identified in Chapter 12 of the Unified Development Code and commercial components within an MPD on property located wholly or partially in a quadrilateral area bounded by lines connecting corners located at the following intersections: Browns Bridge ...

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Comprehensive Master Plan Update Now Available

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Comprehensive Master Plan Update Now Available
Document can be viewed online at www.forsythco.com/parks Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s Comprehensive Master Plan Update was formally adopted by the Board of Commissioners November 3 and is now in effect and available online at www.forsythco.com/parks. The Comprehensive Master Plan Update will guide the county’s Parks & Recreation Department through future budget decisions and park system projects through 2026. “The update to the county’s Parks & Recreation Comprehensive Master Plan will guide staff and elected officials through decision making and actions – while balancing the opportunities and challenges of the county’s growth – over the next 10 years,” said Forsyth County ...

County Offices Closed for Christmas

County Offices Closed for Christmas
Forsyth County government offices, the animal shelter and Senior Services locations will be closed Monday, December 26, and Tuesday, December 27, in observance of Christmas. The three recreation centers and three recycling convenience centers will be closed Saturday, December 24, and Sunday, December 25, but will remain open on Monday, December 26, and Tuesday, December 27. 

Open House Regarding the Widening of McGinnis Ferry Road in South Forsyth County to Be Held January 10

Open House Regarding the Widening of McGinnis Ferry Road in South Forsyth County to Be Held January 10
Citizens are invited to attend a public information open house on January 10, 2017, to learn more about a proposed project to widen McGinnis Ferry Road. The open house will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 10, at the Forsyth Conference Center at Lanier Technical College, located at 3410 Ronald Reagan Boulevard in Cumming. The open house will be informal, and the public is invited to attend anytime during these hours. The proposed design plans will be on display for citizens to view. “An informal open house of this nature is meant to inform residents ...

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