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Senior Services’ August-September Newsletter Now Available

Senior Services’ August-September Newsletter Now Available
A fall hoedown, gardening opportunities, fun games, caregiver support programs, day trips and more – it’s all offered for residents 50 and over by Forsyth County Senior Services! For details on what’s coming up, check out their Aug.-Sept. newsletter. Visit the Forsyth County Senior Services page for more information or call (770) 781-2178.

Forsyth County Commission Adopts Millage Rates

Forsyth County Commission Adopts Millage Rates
During two meetings in July, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners adopted all millage rates levied in the county. The county’s portion of the overall millage rate is 7.936 mills, the same as last year.   During a July 23 special called meeting, the Board of Commissioners adopted a required resolution for all millage rates levied in the county, including the Board of Education and the new South Forsyth CID along with the county’s rates adopted July 18.   At the July 18 meeting, the board voted to adopt the county’s Maintenance and Operations (M&O) millage rate of 4.791 mills. Due to the growth in the tax digest, M&O property taxes levied ...

Flags Flying at Half-Staff in Honor of John Paul Stevens

Flags Flying at Half-Staff in Honor of John Paul Stevens
By executive order of Governor Brian Kemp in conjunction with a proclamation made by President Donald Trump, the flag of the United States and the Georgia flag at county government facilities will fly at half-staff until sunset on Tuesday, July 23, to honor the passing of the Honorable John Paul Stevens. Stevens served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court for 35 years.  

Brandon Kenney Named Finalist for Georgia Chief Information Officer of the Year

Brandon Kenney Named Finalist for Georgia Chief Information Officer of the Year
Forsyth County’s CIO tabbed as one of five finalists for award   Forsyth County Chief Information Officer Brandon Kenney has been named a finalist for the Georgia CIO of the Year Award in the Nonprofit/Public Sector category. This is the second time Kenney has been nominated.   “The recognition for Brandon is truly well deserved,” said Forsyth County Manager Eric Johnson. “Brandon’s leadership and knowledge has led to improvements in the way the county utilizes technology, making Forsyth County a leader in information technology for other organizations to follow.”   The Georgia CIO Leadership Association’s CIO of the Year Award is given annually to recognize technology executives for their leadership, innovation and excellence. Finalists and winners ...

Fall Baseball and Softball Registration Open Through August 6

Fall Baseball and Softball Registration Open Through August 6
Leagues are offered for children ages 4 through 17   Forsyth County Parks & Recreation will begin accepting registrations for fall baseball and softball on Monday, July 22, with registration closing at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6. Leagues are offered for boys and girls ages 4 through 17.   “The fall baseball and softball league is a very popular program,” said Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor. “It’s a great way for kids to learn and practice their skills and make new friends!”   Registrations will be accepted online at parks.forsythco.com and at the county’s three recreation centers located at Central Park (2300 Keith Bridge Rd.), Fowler Park (4110 Carolene Way) and ...

Forsyth County Receives Dividend from ACCG Insurance Program

Forsyth County Receives Dividend from ACCG Insurance Program
Forsyth County has received a dividend in the amount of $125,320 from the Association County Commissioners of Georgia-lnterlocal Risk Management Agency (ACCG-IRMA) that will be applied in the form of a credit towards the county’s property and liability premium for the 2019-2020 policy year.   The dividend was made available because of successful and dedicated management efforts on the part of Forsyth County in promoting safety and implementing loss control techniques. The dividend amount is determined by remaining funds after actual claims and operating expenses were paid, as well as any investment income that earned on the premium while it is held to pay claims.   “This dividend is a reflection of ...

UPDATE: State Route 369 at State Route 400

UPDATE: State Route 369 at State Route 400
Work to begin soon at interchange Over the next few months, residents will begin seeing activity at the intersection of State Routes 369 and 400 as preliminary work begins on widening of SR 369 and new interchange construction. This will include clearing the area, along with the removal of underground storage tanks. The transportation project to widen SR 369 and create a new interchange with SR 400 is scheduled to be sent out for bid in the fall of 2019. The county anticipates awarding the bid in early 2020. Funding for this project comes from the Forsyth County Transportation Bond approved ...

Forsyth County 911 Center Realigned Under Emergency Management Agency

Forsyth County 911 Center Realigned Under Emergency Management Agency
Effective July 1, 2019, the Forsyth County 911 Center has been realigned under the Forsyth County Emergency Management Agency (EMA). Previously, the 911 Center reported directly to the county manager. “Our goal is to continue to be as efficient as possible for our community,” said EMA Director Chris Grimes. “This realignment helps emergency personnel from all departments and agencies coordinate efforts more effectively.”  911 Center Interim Director Rebecca Russell will serve as deputy director of the 911 Center with a deputy for EMA to be named at a later date. EMA became a stand-alone department within the county’s organizational chart in ...

Chief Judge Jeffrey S. Bagley Elected Ninth District Administrative Judge

Chief Judge Jeffrey S. Bagley Elected Ninth District Administrative Judge
The Ninth Judicial Administrative District’s Council of Superior Court Judges has elected Forsyth County Chief Judge Jeffrey S. Bagley as the District’s new administrative judge.      The Ninth Judicial Administrative District (JAD) consists of 15 counties divided into seven judicial circuits. The counties included Gwinnett, Hall and Cherokee as well 11 other counties north of Forsyth. The 29 Superior Court judges and 13 senior judges in the JAD make up the District Council of Superior Court Judges. In his role of administrative judge, Judge Bagley will be responsible for directing short- and long-term district plans as well as the oversight of district court administration. In addition, Judge Bagley will ...

Ordinances and Staff Help Businesses in Forsyth County

Ordinances and Staff Help Businesses in Forsyth County
Over the past year, Forsyth County has implemented changes designed to bring business into the County, as well as providing assistance to new and existing businesses as they navigate the permitting processes. To attract new businesses, Forsyth County has updated its Economic Development Ordinance and adopted a Schedule of Criteria for the first time. The Schedule of Criteria presents the business community with an outline of the type of businesses that the county is looking to incent while also outlining the criteria for incentive eligibility. The target industries in the Schedule of Criteria were identified in a strategic plan that was formulated with significant community input. The Economic Development ...

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