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Be a Part of the Great American Cleanup March 19

Be a Part of the Great American Cleanup March 19
Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB) encourages everyone to organize a team of volunteers or come as an individual to help remove litter from the community’s roadways as part of the Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup on Saturday, March 19. Volunteers will meet at the Central Park Recreation Center at 9 a.m. to begin Forsyth County’s Great American Cleanup. Following a brief rally, volunteers will depart to clean up roadways in the community for two hours before returning to the Central Park Recreation Center for food and fun. Please pre-register by March 17 in order to receive detailed information. ...

Keep Forsyth County Beautiful Offering Free Adopt-A-Stream Workshops

Keep Forsyth County Beautiful Offering Free Adopt-A-Stream Workshops
Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB), a Keep America Beautiful Affiliate, is offering free Adopt-A-Stream Workshops to educate citizens on how to protect and monitor their local waterways. The workshops are suitable for ages third grade and up and cover two topics, Macroinvertebrate Assessment and Chemical/Bacterial Certification. Upon completion of each workshop, participants will receive a certificate from Georgia Adopt-A-Stream that allows citizens to report water quality data anywhere in the state of Georgia.  The first workshop, Macroinvertebrate Assessment, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 30 and Saturday, July 23 at the Central Park Recreation ...

Fire Department Announces Sixth Annual Fire Safety Poster Contest

Fire Department Announces Sixth Annual Fire Safety Poster Contest
Third-grade students invited to participate   The Forsyth County Fire Department invites all local third-grade students to display their artistic talents while promoting a commitment to fire safety by participating in the sixth annual Forsyth County Fire Safety Poster Contest.   Forsyth County Fire Chief Danny Bowman noted that the contest is a great way to increase fire safety awareness and involve the county’s students.   “One of the Fire Department’s goals is to prevent incidents from occurring, through our public education efforts,” said Bowman. “Our annual Fire Safety Poster Contest is one way we work toward that goal – by engaging our ...

Polls Open March 1 for Presidential Preference Primary

Polls Open March 1 for Presidential Preference Primary
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1 for the Presidential Preference Primary. Voters must go to their designated polling place to vote on Election Day. Please verify your Election Day precinct 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. Schools No Longer Serve as Election Day Voting Polling Places If you previously voted at a school, visit the Voter Registrations and Elections Department page or www.mvp.sos.ga.gov to ...

Additional Public Comment Opportunities at Board of Commissioners’ Regular Meetings

Additional Public Comment Opportunities at Board of Commissioners’ Regular Meetings
At their meeting February 18, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners approved an amendment to its Rules and Procedures that will allow for additional public comment opportunities during the board’s regular meetings. In addition to the existing public comments portion at the beginning of the meeting, there will now also be a second public comments portion later in the meeting.   The board’s regular meetings are held at 5 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of the month at the County Administration Building in Cumming, and the public is invited and encouraged to attend.

Keep Forsyth County Beautiful Offering Free Amphibian Monitoring Workshop

Keep Forsyth County Beautiful Offering Free Amphibian Monitoring Workshop
Learn about Georgia’s rich diversity of amphibians   Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB), a Keep America Beautiful Affiliate, and Georgia Adopt-A-Stream are offering a free amphibian monitoring workshop to those ages 12 and older. Participants will learn about Georgia’s rich diversity of amphibians and how to help protect and monitor their lakes, streams and wetlands. The workshop will be led by Dr. Norman Leonard, a biology professor from the University of North Georgia.   The amphibian monitoring course will be held on Saturday, April 23 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Central Park Recreation Center, 2300 Keith Bridge Road. Attendees must ...

Advance Voting for March 1 Presidential Preference Primary in Final Week

Advance Voting for March 1 Presidential Preference Primary in Final Week
Advance Voting for the March 1 Presidential Preference Primary will run through Friday, February 26. Forsyth County registered voters may cast their ballot during the final third week of Advance Voting at one of five locations during the hours listed below. Advance Voting Hours and Locations The Week Before Election Day (February 22-26), 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 The Advance Voting Hours for the ...

Ground Broken for New Fire Station 8 in Northeast Forsyth County

Ground Broken for New Fire Station 8 in Northeast Forsyth County
Construction of new facility funded by SPLOST sales tax and Impact Fees   Forsyth County broke ground Friday, February 19 for a new fire station that will replace the aging Station 8 on Keith Bridge Road in the northeast portion of the county. Construction of new Fire Station 8 is being funded by a combination of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) VI program and Impact Fees.   Current Fire Station 8, built by volunteers, was opened in 1984 and has far exceeded its life expectancy. The new Fire Station 8 will be designed for 24-hour occupancy, which the current station ...

Community Input Sought on Future of Parks in Forsyth County

Community Input Sought on Future of Parks in Forsyth County
Forsyth County Parks & Recreation is conducting a Comprehensive Master Plan, a major planning process to set the blueprint for the future of the parks system in Forsyth County. “The Parks & Recreation Comprehensive Master Plan process is all about looking at our current facilities and resources, assessing needs and wants for how our system should grow, and using input from the community to develop a road map for the future of our parks system,” said Director of Parks & Recreation Jim Pryor. As part of the process, a series of public meetings will be held to receive input from citizens. ...

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