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 Forsyth County Response to COVID-19

Information on County Departmental operations, online services and other resources can be found here: Forsythco.com/COVID-19


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.

 

Outdoor Burn Ban in Effect

Outdoor Burn Ban in Effect
Ban prohibits outdoor burning through September 30 A countywide, state-mandated ban on outdoor burning goes into effect Friday, May 1, and lasts through September 30. The ban prohibits all outdoor burning including the burning of leaves, yard debris and storm damage.  The Georgia Environmental Protection Division imposes this annual ban on outdoor burning to comply with federal clean air regulations and to help improve Georgia’s air quality during the hot summer months, a time when people, particularly young children, are more likely to be outdoors. This outdoor activity also coincides with an increase in ground-level ozone, which is most commonly produced ...

Various Parks & Recreation Facilities to Reopen May 1

Various Parks & Recreation Facilities to Reopen May 1
Athletic fields, tennis courts, basketball courts and other park facilities to reopen Effective Friday, May 1, Forsyth County Parks & Recreation will reopen various facilities to the public after being temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The following facilities will reopen May 1 at County parks:   •           Athletic Fields (no organized play) •           Tennis Courts •           Outdoor Basketball Courts (shooting hoops only, no games) •           Track & Field at Fowler Park •           Shady Grove Campground (limited RV and glamping usage only) •           Restrooms (one central restroom per park •           Restroom at Big Creek Greenway Bethelview Trailhead •           Picnic Pavilions (non-reservation, less than 10 people)   Campers and staff at Shady Grove Campground (7800 Allyn Lane Memorial Way) are required to follow ...

Forsyth County Planning Commission April 29 Special Called Meeting

Forsyth County Planning Commission April 29 Special Called Meeting
The Forsyth County Planning Commission Special Called Meeting at 2:00 p.m. shall be via teleconference pursuant to O.C.G.A. 50-14-1(g). The meeting can be viewed by clicking here.  PUBLIC NOTICE The Forsyth County Planning Commission will hold a Special Called Meeting on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is to practice using the meeting software in order to successfully host the upcoming May meetings.  All interested persons are encouraged to attend. Forsyth County is committed to providing all persons with equal access to its services, programs, activities, education and employment regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial ...

Forsyth County Renews and Extends State of Emergency

Forsyth County Renews and Extends State of Emergency
Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairman Laura Semanson has renewed and extended the declaration of local emergency for Forsyth County until May 13, 2020. The declaration, which can be found by clicking here, calls for all available resources of the county to be used as necessary to cope with the impact of COVID-19 on Forsyth County. Beginning March 19,the following Forsyth County government buildings are closed to the public: Administration Building All County offices at West Maple Animal Shelter Code Compliance Please note that the County Administration Building (110 E. Main Street) ...

Board of Commissioners Chairman Signs Temporary Order Allowing for Additional Business Signage

Board of Commissioners Chairman Signs Temporary Order Allowing for Additional Business Signage
Order allows businesses to add four additional signs advertising modified operations County Board of Commissioners Chairman Laura Semanson has signed a temporary Additional Signage Allowance order providing restaurants and retail establishments the opportunity to place additional signage advertising their modified business operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.   The order authorizes businesses to place additional signage for emergency purposes, such as: -        Whether they are open for business and any modified hours of operation -       Public safety protocols -        Alternative avenues for conducting business such as curb-side service or online business -        Enhanced or alternative price lists -        Other forms of communication that are required due to the evolving nature of the business environment during the local ...

Information Regarding Election Campaign Signs

Information Regarding Election Campaign Signs
During the 2020 election season, residents can expect to see advertisement signs throughout Forsyth County promoting various candidates for offices that are up for election.  Information regarding the placement of political signs can be found in Forsyth County’s Uniform County Codes. Below are guidelines regarding political sign placement from the Uniform County Codes (Numerals listed in parenthesis indicate where language can be found in the Uniform County Codes): - Political signs are considered Expression signs per county code (66-105). - Expression signs do not require a permit, any lawful non-obscene content is allowed on an expression sign. - Expression signs cannot be a prohibited sign (66-102).   - No ...

Flags Flying at Half-Staff in Honor of the Honorable Jack Hill

Flags Flying at Half-Staff in Honor of the Honorable Jack Hill
By executive order of Governor Brian Kemp, the flag of the United States and the Georgia flag at county government facilities will fly at half-staff until sunset on Friday, April 10, to honor the passing of the Honorable Jack Hill of Reidsville, Georgia. Hill, who passed away Monday, April 6, represented District 4 in the Georgia State Senate for 30 years. Most recently, he served as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. Senator Hill also served 33 years in the Georgia Air National Guard. 

Input Sought for Matt Community Park Recreation Center

Input Sought for Matt Community Park Recreation Center
The Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Department is seeking resident feedback through a digital survey on amenities that will be offered at the future Matt Community Park Recreation Center (6555 Wallace Tatum Road). “We encourage all residents to complete the online survey to engage in the recreation center design process for the Matt Community Park Recreation Center,” said Director of Parks & Recreation Jim Pryor. Residents can access the online survey by clicking here.  

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