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Temporary Closure of Chamblee Gap Road

Temporary Closure of Chamblee Gap Road
Chamblee Gap Road will be temporarily closed to through traffic from Bethelview Road to Johnson Road beginning January 4, 2016. The temporary closure is to allow for improvements to be made, including realigning and upgrading Chamblee Gap Road to an urban curb and gutter paved roadway with sidewalks and multi-use paths adjacent to the roadway.   The road improvements are being completed by Lennar, homebuilder for a residential development being constructed off of Chamblee Gap Road, northwest of the city of Cumming. The development is slated to include 572 single-family detached homes and 124 attached units. No county funds are involved ...

Christmas Tree Recycling Available Through January 30

Christmas Tree Recycling Available Through January 30
Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB) invites residents to continue their annual post-holiday tradition of recycling their Christmas trees during the “Bring One for the Chipper” event now through January 30. Last year, Forsyth County recycled more than 4,000 trees.   Christmas trees can be dropped off at locations throughout the county where a wood chipper will process the trees into mulch.   “Forsyth County residents have recycled more than 98,000 Christmas trees since the county began participating in the ‘Bring One for the Chipper’ program in 1994,” said Environmental Program Manager Tammy Wright. “We are looking forward to another great turnout ...

Report on the Fiscal Impact of the Proposed City of Sharon Springs

Report on the Fiscal Impact of the Proposed City of Sharon Springs
A report on the fiscal impact of the proposed city of Sharon Springs was distributed to the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners at their December 22, 2015 work session. The report was commissioned by the board earlier this year and was completed by the Center for Economic Development Research at Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute. Click here to view the report.

Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Headquarters has Moved

Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Headquarters has Moved
The Headquarters building for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office has moved. They are now located in the Forsyth County Courthouse Annex at 100 E. Courthouse Square (the former Forsyth County Courthouse). This is where you will now go for the following services: • Ordinances and Permits – Background checks, alcohol sales, solicitor permits, etc. • Civil Processing – Property seizures summonses, evictions, writs, temporary probate orders, protection orders, FiFas and condemnations • Other Sheriff’s Office functions that are now located in this building include The Office of the Sheriff, The Office of the Chief Deputy, The Office of Professional Standards, Finance, Human Resources, ...

Meet Some of the Animals Available for Adoption at the Forsyth County Animal Shelter

Meet Some of the Animals Available for Adoption at the Forsyth County Animal Shelter
There’s no place like home for the holidays, and this season you can give one of the cats or dogs at the Forsyth County Animal Shelter his or her very own forever home. Watch the video linked below to see just a few of the cats and dogs available for adoption. The shelter is located just off of GA 400 at 4065 County Way in northern Forsyth County. Adoption hours are 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information call (678) 965-7185.

Public Hearing January 7 Regarding Items Aimed at Addressing Growth Issues in the County

Public Hearing January 7 Regarding Items Aimed at Addressing Growth Issues in the County
The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 5 p.m. regarding the items set forth in a December 14, 2015 Resolution of the board aimed at addressing growth issues in the county, to include possible dissolution of the Forsyth County Planning Commission, possible creation of five sub area Planning Commissions, staggered issuance of building permits for certain residential zonings, a roadway beautification initiative, and erection of community-identification signage. The Board seeks public input regarding the Resolution.    Click here to view the Resolution.   The public hearing will be held in the Forsyth County Administration ...

Find Details Online regarding Proposed Ordinance Amendments and UDC Changes

Find Details Online regarding Proposed Ordinance Amendments and UDC Changes
Looking for information about proposed county ordinance amendments and proposed changes to Forsyth County’s Unified Development Code? Both are easily accessed online. Just look for the graphic on the home page, which links directly to detailed information. On these pages you can also find links to current county codes. Click here for information on ordinance amendments Click here for information on UDC changes

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