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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.

 

Board of Commissioners to Hold Public Hearing on Draft Comprehensive Plan, Consider Transmittal for Regional and State Review

Board of Commissioners to Hold Public Hearing on Draft Comprehensive Plan, Consider Transmittal for Regional and State Review
Public hearing to be held December 1   On December 1, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the draft Forsyth County Comprehensive Plan 2017-2037, after which they will consider transmittal of the draft for regional and state review. The public hearing will take place as part of the regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners, which starts at 5 p.m. The meeting will be held in Suite 220 of the Forsyth County Administration Building located at 110 E. Main Street in Cumming.   Prior to advancing the plan, the Board of Commissioners will hear a presentation from ...

Georgia EPD Elevates Drought Response Levels, Further Restricts Outdoor Water Use

Georgia EPD Elevates Drought Response Levels, Further Restricts Outdoor Water Use
Forsyth County is among the 52 counties in the state in which the Georgia Environmental Protection Division has raised the state’s drought response to Level 2. The declaration came in light of the lack of rain and increased dryness. Outdoor landscape watering is only allowed two days a week determined by even and odd-numbered addresses. Even-numbered addresses (ending in 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8) and properties without addresses may irrigate on Wednesday and Saturday with the exception of the mid-day hours between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Odd-numbered addresses (ending in 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9) may irrigate on ...

Fire Department's Annual Toy Collection Underway

Fire Department's Annual Toy Collection Underway
Last year’s toy collection served 1,800 local children The Forsyth County Fire Department is asking for citizens’ help in making the holiday season special for local children in need through the department’s fourteenth annual Aerial’s House toy collection. “Last year we were delighted to have collected enough toys, gift cards and monetary donations to provide for 1,800 Forsyth County children. This year, with the help of our generous community, we hope to surpass that,” Fire Chief Danny Bowman said. “The Fire Department personnel who assist with the toy collection each year are undoubtedly grateful to witness the many individuals, children ...

2017 Budget Adopted

2017 Budget Adopted
At their November 17, 2016 meeting, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners adopted the county’s 2017 operating budget. The 2017 General Fund budget totals approximately $117.97 million. Click here to view the budget summary and budget presentations. Millage Rates In July, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners adopted the millage rates that will fund a major portion of the county’s 2017 General Fund budget, Fire District and Bonds. Following three public hearings on the rates, the board voted to maintain the county’s millage rates with no change. The county’s millage rate of 8.036 is one of the lowest millage rates among ...

Forsyth County Receives National Awards

Forsyth County Receives National Awards
The National Association of County Information Officers (NACIO) has recognized the Forsyth County Fire Department 2014 Annual Report, the county’s new website and the county’s recent branding initiative and new logo. All three projects garnered accolades through the 2016 NACIO Awards of Excellence.   The Forsyth County Fire Department 2014 Annual Report received the award of Meritorious in the competition’s annual reports category. The Forsyth County Fire Department Annual Report contains information about the fire department’s divisions, stations, apparatus, the year in review and more. The 2014 report can be viewed online at forsythco.com. Printed copies of the most recent annual ...

Open House Regarding SR 369 Widening Project and SR 369 over SR 400 Interchange Project To Be Held December 13

Open House Regarding SR 369 Widening Project and SR 369 over SR 400 Interchange Project To Be Held December 13
Citizens are invited to attend a public information open house on December 13, to learn more about a proposed project to widen SR 369 and upgrade the intersection of SR 369 and SR 400. The open house will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 13, at Coal Mountain Elementary School located at 3455 Coal Mountain Drive in Cumming. The open house will be informal, and the public is invited to attend anytime during these hours.  The Forsyth County Engineering Department along with the design group American Engineers, Inc. will hold the public information open house ...

McFarland Parkway Resurfacing Underway

McFarland Parkway Resurfacing Underway
Updated Nov. 17, 2016: The contractor is scheduled to have all paving on McFarland Parkway between McGinnis Ferry Road and Union Hill Road completed by the end of this week. Work will continue on the remaining section of McFarland Parkway - between Union Hill Road and SR 9 - which is scheduled to be completed during the week of November 28. Nov. 15, 2016: Resurfacing is underway on McFarland Parkway from SR 9 to McGinnis Ferry Road, and the work is expected to be completed before Thanksgiving. The work is slated for weekdays only and, to help reduce the impact on ...

Ground Broken for New Eagle’s Beak Park in Northwest Forsyth County

Ground Broken for New Eagle’s Beak Park in Northwest Forsyth County
Eagle’s Beak Park Phase I will feature a canoe and kayak river launch and nature trails   Northwest Forsyth County will be home to a new passive park, for which ground was broken Tuesday, November 15. The new Eagle’s Beak Park will be located off of Old Federal Road in Ball Ground, and its construction is being funded by the Parks, Recreation and Green Space Bond approved by Forsyth County voters in 2008 and by the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) VI program.   Phase I of the new approximately 230-acre park will feature a canoe and kayak launch on ...

Smoky Conditions Continue

Smoky Conditions Continue
Smoky conditions continue throughout the county, the result of shifting winds which are blowing smoke from fires in the northwest part of the state into our area. Please know that the Forsyth County Fire Department is aware of and monitoring the situation. As always, if you see active flames please call 911.   As a reminder, there is currently a total ban on outdoor burning in Forsyth County. No outdoor burning is allowed due to the drought conditions.

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