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September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month
Residents encouraged to plan and prepare for emergencies September is National Preparedness Month and the Forsyth County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) urges residents to take time during throughout the month to plan and prepare for disasters and emergency situations. “It’s important for any family to take time to take proactive measures in becoming more prepared for emergency situations,” said EMA Director and Fire Chief Danny Bowman. “Having a plan in place along with the needed resources can be vital in any emergency or disaster, so we hope that Forsyth County residents will use this month to update their emergency procedures. All ...

Update: Boil Water Advisory CANCELED for Portions of South Forsyth County

Update:  Boil Water Advisory CANCELED for Portions of South Forsyth County
August 31, 2018:  BOIL WATER ADVISORY CANCELED - The Boil Water Advisory in effect on Sharon Road from the intersection of the Sharon Greens shopping center to 2033 Sharon Road, Sharon Circle, Sharon Drive, Oak Lane, Sharon Walk subdivision (Sharon Walk Drive, Arbor Chase, Bricker Court, Brookton Way,  Brentwood Court & Westford Cove) and Sharon Springs Park has been lifted.  All test results were negative and the GA EPD has rescinded the boil water advisory.  For questions, please contact the Forsyth County Department of Water & Sewer:  770-781-2160 August 30, 2018:   Effective immediately, a Boil Water Advisory is in effect on Sharon Road from ...

Forsyth County Fire Department Receives Grant for Rapid Rescuer Personal Flotation Devices and Rescue Bags

Forsyth County Fire Department Receives Grant for Rapid Rescuer Personal Flotation Devices and Rescue Bags
Grant awarded by Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation The Forsyth County Fire Department will have additional equipment for their rescue personnel, thanks to a grant they received from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. The $15,561 grant will be used to purchase 75 rapid rescuer personal flotation devices and 45 standard rescue bags.  The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners approved receipt of the award at their August 21, 2018, work session. “With all of the access to water recreation areas we have in Forsyth, we knew that it would be good for our department to have additional rapid rescuer personal flotation devices ...

Economic Development Strategic Plan Information

Economic Development Strategic Plan Information
At a Special Called Meeting on Tuesday, August 28, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners heard a presentation of the Final Draft Review of the Forsyth County Economic Development Strategic Plan. A copy of the presentation is available here. 

Volunteers Sought for 30th Annual Waterway Cleanup Event

Volunteers Sought for 30th Annual Waterway Cleanup Event
Event will be held September 15   Make a positive impact on local waterways by joining Keep Forsyth County Beautiful, the city of Cumming and the Lake Lanier Association for the 30th annual Shore Sweep/Rivers Alive cleanup. The cleanup is part of the Lake Lanier Association’s 2018 Lake Lanier Shore Sweep event and will take place Saturday, September 15, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Families, co-workers, organizations, scout troops and individuals are encouraged to volunteer for the annual waterway cleanup event on Lake Lanier and its tributaries. KFCB will be providing leadership at the Bald Ridge Marina and Port Royale Marina sites in Forsyth County. Forsyth County volunteers are encouraged to ...

Watch the New Episode of 'Your Forsyth'

Watch the New Episode of 'Your Forsyth'
A new school year brings new laws for commuters to be aware of, a softball tournament brings hundreds of teams to Fowler Park and the county’s millage rate remains one of the lowest in metro-Atlanta. We cover these topics and more in this month’s episode of ‘Your Forsyth,’ a monthly short-segment video series recapping Forsyth County government highlights from the previous month.    Your Forsyth airs all month long on TV Forsyth (Comcast channel 23, AT&T channel 99 and TV Forsyth Live at forsythco.com). The program is also available to watch anytime on the county government’s Facebook page – and TV Forsyth On Demand at forsythco.com.

UPDATE: Chattahoochee Pointe Reopened

UPDATE: Chattahoochee Pointe Reopened
August 8, 2018 - 8:30 a.m. - UPDATE: Chattahoochee Pointe park facility has reopened to the public.  August 7, 2018 - 3:30 p.m. - Chattahoochee Pointe park facility located at 5790 Chattahoochee Pointe Drive is currently closed due to an official sheriff’s office matter. The park gates will be closed until the matter has been resolved. For further information, please contact Forsyth County Parks and Recreation at 770-781-2215. 

Forsyth County’s Play at the Park Event is Seeking Vendors

Forsyth County’s Play at the Park Event is Seeking Vendors
Play at the Park event to be held at Forsyth County’s Fowler Park on September 29 Forsyth County Parks & Recreation and the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce are seeking vendors to participate in the 16th annual Play at the Park Family Fun Festival event which will be held at Fowler Park on Saturday, September 29. Prospective vendors include businesses, nonprofit organizations, arts and crafts and product consultants. Space is limited, and vendor applications will be accepted through Friday, September 14. Visit www.playatthepark.com for event details and vendor registration.  Play at the Park is a family-friendly community event that features a kids’ zone, live entertainment, vendors and food trucks. Last year’s event ...

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