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 Forsyth County Response to COVID-19

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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.

 

Smoky Conditions throughout the County Caused by Shifting Winds

Smoky Conditions throughout the County Caused by Shifting Winds
The Forsyth County 911 Center has received multiple reports of smoky conditions throughout the county. Please be assured that this is not being caused by a fire in the county. Rather, the National Weather Service and Georgia Forestry Commission have confirmed that it is 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.

Give the Gift of Meals to Homebound Seniors this Holiday Season

Give the Gift of Meals to Homebound Seniors this Holiday Season
Gifts may be tax-deductible Give the gift of a nutritious meal, friendly visit and safety check to a local homebound senior citizen this holiday season by participating in the 2016 Home-Delivered Meals Holiday Gift Certificate Program. Meals purchased with a holiday gift certificate through Forsyth County Senior Services will be delivered through the Meals on Wheels program. “The Meals on Wheels program does not only provide a warm and healthy meal. A meal delivery offers seniors valuable social interaction and a safety check,” said Senior Services Director Ruthie Brew. “Forsyth County Senior Services is proud of the support this program ...

Forsyth County Senior Services Seeks Holiday Gift Angels

Forsyth County Senior Services Seeks Holiday Gift Angels
Brighten the day of a local senior citizen this holiday season Forsyth County Senior Services invites everyone to be a holiday angel to a local senior citizen in need by participating in the 2016 Holiday Gift Angels Program. “The Holiday Gift Angels Program is a joy for Forsyth County Senior Services to host every year,” said Senior Services Director Ruthie Brew. “A gift from a stranger – however big or small – shows our seniors that they are thought of during the holiday season.” Being a holiday angel is simple. Follow these steps: 1. Pick up a gift request tag at ...

Forsyth County to Hold Surplus Furniture Sale Saturday, November 5

Forsyth County to Hold Surplus Furniture Sale Saturday, November 5
Forsyth County government will conduct a sale of surplus furniture on Saturday, November 5. The sale will be held one day only, on November 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, at 843 Canton Highway in Cumming. In addition to furniture such as desks and chairs, a limited number of appliances will also be available at the sale. Important things to note about the sale: This is not an auction. Those wishing to make a purchase will need to register at the sale as a buyer. All sales will ...

Polls Open November 8 for General Election and Special Elections

Polls Open November 8 for General Election and Special Elections
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8 for the General Election and Special Elections. Voters must go to their designated polling place to vote on Election Day. Please verify your Election Day polling place at forsythco.com or www.mvp.sos.ga.gov prior to heading out to vote. For all in-person voting, remember to bring one of the six acceptable forms of photo identification. Please note there is no voting of any kind the Monday prior to any election. Ballots consist of federal, state and local offices as well as four proposed Constitutional Amendments and two local ...

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Receives Georgia Recreation and Park Association District Agency of the Year Award

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Receives Georgia Recreation and Park Association District Agency of the Year Award
Parks & Recreation recognized during district banquet Forsyth County Parks & Recreation received the Georgia Recreation and Park Association (GRPA) District 7 Agency of the Year Award during the District 7 banquet on Wednesday, October 26. The award was presented to three population groups within the district, with Forsyth County falling into the largest population category – 50,001 and over. “The annual District 7 banquet celebrates and recognizes our region, which also includes 39 other recreation and park agencies,” said Parks & Recreation Marketing and Community Relations Manager Laura Pate. The agency of the year award identifies the outstanding efforts of ...

Forsyth County Budget Document Earns Honors

Forsyth County Budget Document Earns Honors
Budget publication receives award for fourth consecutive year The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has presented Forsyth County with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the county’s 2016 budget book. This marks the fourth consecutive year the county has received the award, which is the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting and represents a significant achievement. In order to qualify for the award, a governmental entity must satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. The guidelines are designed to assess how well an entity’s budget serves as a policy document, as a ...

Advance Voting for November 8 General Election and Special Elections in Final Week

Advance Voting for November 8 General Election and Special Elections in Final Week
Advance Voting for the November 8 General Election and Special Elections will run through Friday, November 4. Forsyth County registered voters may cast their ballots this week during the third and final week of Advance Voting at one of five locations during the hours listed below. Advance Voting Hours and Locations The Week Before Election Day (October 31-November 4), from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Cumming City Hall, 100 Main Street, Cumming, Georgia 30040 Hampton Park Library, 5345 Settingdown Road, Cumming, Georgia 30041 Midway Park Community Building, 5100 Post Road, Cumming, Georgia 30040 Sharon Springs Park Community Building, 1950 Sharon Road, Cumming, Georgia 30041 ...

Change the Batteries in Your Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms When You Change Your Clocks

Change the Batteries in Your Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms When You Change Your Clocks
Daylight saving time serves as a reminder to replace alarm batteries The Forsyth County Fire Department recommends residents replace the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms when they set their clocks back an hour on Sunday, November 6, as daylight saving time ends. “Replacing the batteries in your alarms is simple and relatively inexpensive,” Division Chief Jason Shivers said. “And by using daylight saving time as a cue, it makes the task easier to remember.” The Forsyth County Fire Department suggests that if the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are serviceable, they should be changed every six ...

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    As trusted stewards of Forsyth County’s future, the elected officials and employees are dedicated to serving the community and to providing effective, professional public service with integrity and a commitment to excellence. 

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    Forsyth County is committed to providing and maintaining the most efficient, customer service-oriented county government possible. The county will be an innovative and strategic leader in providing essential and effective public services in a fiscally prudent and professional manner. By preserving and enhancing a high quality of life, Forsyth County will remain a healthy, safe and compelling place in which to live, work, recreate, visit and invest.