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Department of Water and Sewer Wins Multiple Awards

Department of Water and Sewer Wins Multiple Awards
Georgia Association of Water Professionals Recognizes Facility and Systems During the Nov. 19 Board of Commissioners meeting, Forsyth County’s Department of Water and Sewer was recognized by the Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) for excellence in multiple areas. The James Creek Water Reclamation Facility received the highest score among all of the applicants in its capacity classification and was selected as Water Reclamation Facility of the Year in the 1 to 3 million gallons per day category. In addition to the award for facility, the department also received two Gold Awards. The first was for the County’s distribution system, which delivers fresh water to homes, businesses and schools. This is ...

Lane Closures on SR 400 at Pilgrim Mill Road Expected Nov. 23-24

Lane Closures on SR 400 at Pilgrim Mill Road Expected Nov. 23-24
SR 400 will have scheduled daytime lane closures and traffic paces at Pilgrim Mill Road for median construction Monday, Nov. 23, through Tuesday, Nov. 24. Below is the schedule of planned traffic impacts: Monday, Nov. 23 (7 a.m. to 3 p.m.)                               • One lane (inside) closure on SR 400 northbound at Pilgrim Mill Road • Several traffic paces on SR 400 northbound Monday, Nov. 23 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)                               • One lane (inside) closure on SR 400 southbound at ...

Virtual Open House Set for Hightower Landfill Compliance Updates

Virtual Open House Set for Hightower Landfill Compliance Updates
Public information open house set for 6 p.m. on Dec. 2 Forsyth County Recycling & Solid Waste Environmental Compliance will host a virtual public information open house on Wednesday, Dec. 2, to update residents on proposed enhancements to the EPD compliance plan for Hightower Landfill (which is closed).   Officials will be available during the open house, held from 6-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2, via Zoom video conferencing, to discuss the scope of a Hightower Landfill Methane Remediation Plan as well as a Potassium Permanganate Groundwater Remediation Pilot Program. Both are enhancements to the current corrective action plan, as approved by EPD, to maintain compliance.   “Methane and groundwater contaminants are components ...

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held for Coal Mountain Dog Park

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held for Coal Mountain Dog Park
New dog park in north Forsyth County now open Forsyth County officials, staff and guests gathered Tuesday, Nov. 17, to officially open the Coal Mountain Dog Park (4060 County Way). The new park is located across from the County Animal Shelter in north Forsyth.  “I look forward to seeing the special family bonds this park will help create for generations to come,” said District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills. “We hope that being so close to the shelter will encourage our community to embrace and adopt animals who still need a home.” The park features synthetic dog turf, dog water fountains, climbing ...

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for SR 369 Widening & SR 400 Interchange

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for SR 369 Widening & SR 400 Interchange
Forsyth County and state officials gathered on Tuesday, Nov. 17, to officially break ground on the widening of SR 369 as well as the creation of a grade-separated, partial cloverleaf interchange coming to the intersection of SR 400 and SR 369.   The project will widen SR 369 (also known as Brown’s Bridge Road) from a two-lane road to a four-lane road, divided by a 20-foot raised median. SR 369 will be widened from just west of SR 9 to slightly east of SR 306, approximately two miles. The project will also include sidewalk trails along both sides of SR 369. There will also be an added partial cloverleaf ...

Lane Closures on SR 400 at Pilgrim Mill Road Expected Nov. 16-18

Lane Closures on SR 400 at Pilgrim Mill Road Expected Nov. 16-18
SR 400 will have scheduled daytime lane closures and traffic paces at Pilgrim Mill Road for median construction Monday, Nov. 16, through Wednesday, Nov. 18. Below is the schedule of planned traffic impacts: Monday, Nov. 16 (7 a.m. to 3 p.m.)                               •             One lane (inside) closure on SR 400 northbound at Pilgrim Mill Road •             Several traffic paces on SR 400 northbound Tuesday, Nov. 17 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) •             One lane (inside) closure on SR 400 southbound at Pilgrim Mill Road •             Several traffic paces on SR 400 southbound  Wednesday, Nov. 18 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)        ...

Forsyth County Animal Shelter Waives Adoption Fees for the Holidays

Forsyth County Animal Shelter  Waives Adoption Fees for the Holidays
Fourth annual “Home for the Holidays” adoption promotion available through Jan. 2 To help make holiday wishes come true for families, and pets, the Forsyth County Animal Shelter is waiving their standard $85 pet adoption fee. The Home for the Holidays promotion begins Saturday, Nov. 28, and will be available for pet adoptions through Jan. 2, 2021.  “Home for the Holidays has become a time of the year that the entire staff at the shelter looks forward to because we know that our wonderful animals have a great opportunity at finding their forever homes,” said Animal Shelter Manager Cindy Iacopella. “Each ...

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Receives GRPA Agency Of The Year Award

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Receives GRPA Agency Of The Year Award
Parks & Recreation and Senior Services Departments receive awards  Forsyth County Parks & Recreation received the Georgia Recreation and Park Association (GRPA) Agency of the Year Award during the GRPA awards banquet on Wednesday, Oct. 7. The award is presented annually to five population groups within the state, with Forsyth County falling into the largest population category – 150,000 residents and over.  “The annual state award recognizes exemplary agencies for their work over the last year,” said Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor. “I am so proud of the exceptional efforts made by our staff to make this award possible and ...

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