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Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment Regarding Forsyth County 911 Center

Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment Regarding Forsyth County 911 Center
Public comments are welcomed and encouraged The Forsyth County 911 Center is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of a program to achieve accreditation by verifying it meets professional standards. 911 Center Director Pat Giordano announced today that a team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive June 6, 2016 to examine all aspects of the Forsyth County 911 Center’s policy and procedures, management, operations and support services. “Verification by the team that the Forsyth County 911 Center meets the commission’s state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation ...

Foster Forsyth Moves into Implementation Workshops

Foster Forsyth Moves into Implementation Workshops
Foster Forsyth, the process of updating the Forsyth County Comprehensive Plan, is moving into its next stage focused on implementation. Residents, businesses, property owners and community groups are encouraged to participate and help shape Forsyth County’s future. At Design Workshops held in May, community members took part in helping to determine the appropriate character for different areas of the county, along with designating where different types of anticipated development should occur. At the two Implementation Workshops to be held in June, participants will help identify implementation strategies related to land use, housing, transportation and economic development.   Implementation Workshops What ...

Incorrect Tax Estimates on Assessments Mailed to Forsyth County Property Owners

Incorrect Tax Estimates on Assessments Mailed to Forsyth County Property Owners
The Forsyth County Tax Assessors Office recently mailed Annual Notice of Assessment letters to county property owners. The tax estimates on these assessments are incorrect due to some missing county millage rates not shown on the notices. The valuations on property are correct.   “We have assessed the situation and determined the best and most reasonable way to resolve this error is to mail revised Annual Notice of Assessment letters to taxpayers. These corrected assessments will be sent as soon as the issue is resolved,” said Mary Kirkpatrick, Director of the Forsyth County Tax Assessors Office.   While the county takes ...

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s Old Atlanta Park Spray Pad is Now Open

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s Old Atlanta Park Spray Pad is Now Open
Popular water feature opening in time for summer break The popular, kid-friendly spray pad at Forsyth County’s Old Atlanta Park is now open and will remain open through September 5. Hours of operation for the spray pad are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., May 28 through August 3. Beginning August 4 until September 5, the hours will be Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Mondays the spray pad is closed for maintenance, and on Sundays the venue is available for private rentals only.  Daily admission ...

Community Groups Invited to Provide Input for County’s Comprehensive Plan Update Process

Community Groups Invited to Provide Input for County’s Comprehensive Plan Update Process
Groups can be involved in the update process via a Meeting in a Box   All community groups in Forsyth County are urged to give their input on Foster Forsyth, the process of updating the Forsyth County Comprehensive Plan. Community groups now have an additional way to be involved in the update process through a new Meeting in a Box opportunity. The Meeting in a Box enables community groups to conduct their own mini-workshops in order to learn about the planning process and give input outside the context of the formally scheduled workshops. Information gathered from the boxes will be used ...

Public Hearing regarding Possible Extension of Zoning Moratorium

Public Hearing regarding Possible Extension of Zoning Moratorium
Update: At their meeting June 2, 2016, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners approved a graduated lift in effect for 90 days beginning June 3, 2016 allowing seven Res2, Res3, Res4 rezonings per month with a limit of two per district.    The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on June 2, 2016, to consider a possible extension, until December 31, 2016, of the existing moratorium barring the acceptance of any applications for rezoning of property to a Res2, Res3 or Res4 classification, and for properties already zoned Res2, Res3 or Res4, barring acceptance of zoning condition ...

Forsyth County Water and Sewer Department 2016 Water Quality Report Now Available

Forsyth County Water and Sewer Department 2016 Water Quality Report Now Available
Report details water quality in 2015 Beginning this month, the Forsyth County Water and Sewer Department will be mailing the 2016 Water Quality Report to county water and sewer customers with their paper bills. For those who have chosen paperless billing, the report is viewable on the Water and Sewer Department webpage and printed copies can be picked up in the Water and Sewer Department offices in the County Administration Building, located at 110 E. Main Street in Cumming, Suite 150. Reports can also be mailed upon request by calling (770) 781-2160.           The report provides information from 2015 ...

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