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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.

 

Lane Closures on Sanders Road Expected July 15- Sept. 30

Lane Closures on Sanders Road Expected July 15- Sept. 30
Sanders Road will have intermittent single lanes closures from Buford Dam Road to SR 20 for sidewalk construction, beginning July 15 until Sept. 30.  Closures will be Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (no Saturday or Sunday lane closures). These closures are weather dependent. Updates will be posted on the County Facebook and Twitter pages as necessary.

Lane Closure on SR 400 at Pilgrim Mill Road Expected July 21

Lane Closure on SR 400 at Pilgrim Mill Road Expected July 21
SR 400 will have a scheduled daytime northbound lane closure at Pilgrim Mill Road for bridge construction work as well as north and southbound traffic paces on Tuesday, July 21. The single lane closure (inside) on SR 400 northbound at Pilgrim Mill Road and several traffic paces on SR 400 northbound and/or southbound will take place between 5:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The work is weather dependent which could result in some fluctuation. Updates will be posted on the County Facebook and Twitter pages as necessary.

Forsyth County Announces Property Tax Rates M&O, Fire Rates Expected to Remain the Same, Bond Rate to be Reduced; Increase in Tax Dollars from Growth in Tax Digest

 Forsyth County Announces Property Tax Rates M&O, Fire Rates Expected to Remain the Same, Bond Rate to be Reduced; Increase in Tax Dollars from Growth in Tax Digest
Three public hearings to allow for public input   The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners today announces its intention to maintain the county’s Maintenance & Operating and Fire millage rates currently in place with no change. Due to the growth in the tax digest, Maintenance & Operating property taxes levied by the County this year will increase by a net 2.07% over the rollback millage rate.   The proposed county Maintenance & Operations rate remains unchanged at 4.791 mills. The proposed Fire rate remains unchanged at 2.175 mills. The proposed Bond rate will be reduced to 0.930 mills, a 4.1% decrease. These rates will fund the county’s 2021 general operating budget, which is ...

Advance Voting for Aug. 11 General Primary Runoffs Starts Monday, July 20

Advance Voting for Aug. 11 General Primary Runoffs Starts Monday, July 20
Advance voting available for residents involved in the two runoffs through Aug. 7 Advance voting for the Aug. 11 General Primary Runoffs will be offered weekdays beginning Monday, July 20 through Friday, August 7. The two runoffs will be for the Democratic and Republican Primary for US Congressional District 9 and the Republican Primary for State House District 9.  There is no countywide runoff election on Aug. 11. Only voters registered in US Congressional District 9 and State House District 9 are eligible to vote in the runoff. A map of the voters impacted can be found here and the Aug. ...

Wright Joins Forsyth County Water & Sewer as Deputy Director of Business Services

Wright Joins Forsyth County Water & Sewer as Deputy Director of Business Services
Bradley Wright, CPA, will join Forsyth County government on July 13 as the deputy director of Businesses Services for the Water & Sewer Department. In this newly created role, Wright will oversee aspects of the department related to finances and customer service.   Wright brings over 25 years of experience in finance and management. His background includes an extensive career with Verizon Wireless, where he held several regional and national director level positions. Most recently, Wright served as director of Financial Planning and Analysis for Verizon Connect in the Atlanta area.   “We are extremely excited to have a person with Bradley’s experience join our team,” said Water & Sewer Department Director Tim ...

Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Proclaim Support for Law Enforcement

Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Proclaim Support for Law Enforcement
During their July 9 regular meeting, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners proclaimed their support and appreciation for law enforcement at the local, State and federal level, and applauded their commitment to selfless service on behalf of Forsyth County, the State of Georgia and the nation. There are approximately 800,000 law enforcement officers serving in communities across the United States, with more than 600 local law enforcement agencies in the state of Georgia and Forsyth County has the fourth largest full-service Sheriff’s Office in Georgia. The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners believes the role of law enforcement within our community is of profound importance. Read the full proclamation read ...

Various Lane Closures on SR 400 at Pilgrim Mill Road Expected July 13-17

Various Lane Closures on SR 400 at Pilgrim Mill Road Expected July 13-17
SR 400 will have various scheduled north and southbound traffic paces and closures in conjunction with Pilgrim Mill Road bridge construction. Scheduled lane closures will be from Monday, July 13 through Friday, July 17. Closures include a single lane closure (inside) on SR 400 northbound at Pilgrim Mill Road and several traffic paces on SR 400 northbound and/or southbound. Closures will take place daily from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., except Thursday, July 16, when work will begin at 5:30 a.m. These closures are all weather dependent which could result in some fluctuation. Updates will be posted on the County Facebook ...

Portion of Samples Road to Close for Repair

Portion of Samples Road to Close for Repair
A portion of Samples Road will be temporarily closed beginning from Parker Drive to 2925 Samples Road, to allow for the replacement of a cross drain. This portion of the road will be closed for approximately three weeks once work begins. Follow Forsyth County government on Facebook and Twitter for a start date and updates.

Update on Transportation Improvement Projects

Update on Transportation Improvement Projects
Forsyth County is continually working to improve our roads – click here to view a status update on the many transportation projects underway! Thanks to the citizens of Forsyth County for approving both the Transportation Bond and SPLOST sales tax program funding these projects. Be sure to check out the interactive transportation projects map at www.forsythco.com/transportation where you can always find updated details on county transportation projects including road widenings, intersection improvements and more.

Forsyth County Announces Property Tax Rates M&O, Fire Rates Expected to Remain the Same, Bond Rate to be Reduced; Increase in Tax Dollars from Growth in Tax Digest

 Forsyth County Announces Property Tax Rates M&O, Fire Rates Expected to Remain the Same, Bond Rate to be Reduced; Increase in Tax Dollars from Growth in Tax Digest
Three public hearings to allow for public input   The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners today announces its intention to maintain the county’s Maintenance & Operating and Fire millage rates currently in place with no change. Due to the growth in the tax digest, Maintenance & Operating property taxes levied by the County this year will increase by a net 2.07% over the rollback millage rate.   The proposed county Maintenance & Operations rate remains unchanged at 4.791 mills. The proposed Fire rate remains unchanged at 2.175 mills. The proposed Bond rate will be reduced to 0.930 mills, a 4.1% decrease. These rates will fund the county’s 2021 general operating budget, which is ...

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