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Public Hearing regarding Amended Capital Improvement Element for Impact Fee Program

Public Hearing regarding Amended Capital Improvement Element for Impact Fee Program
Update: This item was approved by the Board of Commissioners at their meeting October 6, 2016. The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider an amendment to the Forsyth County Impact Fee Program Capital Improvements Element at the board’s meetings on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 5 p.m.   The purpose of the public hearing shall be for public review and comment concerning incorporating the recommendations and findings of the March 2016 Impact Fee Study and the August 2016 Parks and Recreation Addendum prepared by Duncan and Associates into the existing Capital Improvement Element.      The public ...

Parks & Recreation Community Yard Sale to be Held October 8

Parks & Recreation Community Yard Sale to be Held October 8
More than twenty vendors will be selling an assortment of household items   Forsyth County Parks & Recreation invites residents to a community yard sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 8. The outdoor event will take place in the parking area of the Central Park Recreation Center located at 2300 Keith Bridge Road in Cumming.   “We are excited about hosting another community yard sale at Central Park,” Director of Parks & Recreation Jim Pryor said. “Our previous yard sale event was held in April and was a success. We are looking forward to this event on October ...

Public Hearing on Comprehensive Plan Draft September 27

Public Hearing on Comprehensive Plan Draft September 27
The next step in Forsyth County’s Comprehensive Plan update process, Foster Forsyth, is a public hearing on Tuesday, September 27. The public will have an opportunity to weigh in on the draft Comprehensive Plan on September 27, when the Planning Commission will host the first public hearing on the draft plan. The hearing will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Suite 220 of the Forsyth County Administration Building at 110 E. Main Street in Cumming. For more information, visit www.fosterforsyth.com. Don’t miss this opportunity to help shape our county’s future!

First Portion of Widened State Route 400 in Forsyth County to Open October 5

First Portion of Widened State Route 400 in Forsyth County to Open October 5
Forsyth County and Georgia Department of Transportation partnering on project   Less than one year since the groundbreaking for the project to widen State Route 400 in Forsyth County, local and state officials will gather Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 10 a.m. to ceremoniously cut the ribbon on the first portion of widened roadway. Later that day, the 8-mile northbound stretch from McFarland Parkway to just north of Highway 20 will open for motorists.   The project is being made possible through a partnership between Forsyth County and the Georgia Department of Transportation. GDOT contributed $13 million to ...

Helpful Information for Understanding Your Tax Bill

Helpful Information for Understanding Your Tax Bill
Forsyth County property tax bills have recently been mailed and are due November 15. Here’s some information to assist with understanding your 2016 tax bill.   Tax bills reflect levies by two different entities: the Forsyth County Board of Education (school system) the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners (county government) As shown in the illustration below, Forsyth County government receives approximately 29% of the taxes you pay.     What does the county’s portion of ...

Forsyth County Manager Announces Retirement

Forsyth County Manager Announces Retirement
Retirement follows 40 years of public service   Following nearly nine years of leadership in Forsyth County government, County Manager Doug Derrer has announced his upcoming retirement. His last day with the county will be April 2, 2017.   “Serving with the Board of Commissioners, the county staff and this community has been extremely rewarding and has resulted in many successes,” said Derrer. “The most difficult part of this decision will be leaving behind a well-trained, dedicated and professional staff – a team built for a strong and successful tomorrow.”   “Collaborating with the board and managing a variety of high-level projects are just ...

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Comprehensive Master Plan to be Presented October 5

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Comprehensive Master Plan to be Presented October 5
Meeting to be held at County Administration Building   Forsyth County Parks & Recreation has completed the final stages of updating its 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 will be used to guide future budget decisions and park system projects for the next 10 years.    The Comprehensive Master Plan has been conducted by Benesch, a consulting firm who works with local governments throughout the country to determine community park and recreation needs and develops plans to meet those needs. They have ...

Trunk or Treat Safety Event to be Held October 22 at Cumming Fairgrounds

Trunk or Treat Safety Event to be Held October 22 at Cumming Fairgrounds
Family-friendly event now in its seventh year   Bring the whole family and have fun while learning how to stay safe this Halloween during the seventh annual Trunk or Treat Safety Event. The family-friendly event will be held at the Cumming Fairgrounds on Saturday, October 22, from 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is one family-sized bag of candy per family. Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes to Trunk or Treat, which will feature a variety of fun activities and games. There will also be information on costume safety, pedestrian safety, stranger danger, stop-drop-roll demonstrations and more.                “Forsyth County’s ...

Register to Vote by October 11 for the November 8 General Election and Special Elections

Register to Vote by October 11 for the November 8 General Election and Special Elections
The voter registration deadline for the Nov. 8 General Election and Special Elections is Tuesday, Oct. 11. Forsyth County residents wishing to register to vote or to change their name and/or address on the voter registration list may do so online by visiting the Georgia Secretary of State’s Online Voter Registration System before 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 11 (you must have a valid GA driver's license or ID number) at registertovote.sos.ga.gov. You may also submit a registration/change by mail. A completed and signed Voter Registration Application must be postmarked on or before Oct. 11 in order to meet the deadline. ...

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