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VIDEO: Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’ and Read the Monthly Newsletter

VIDEO: Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’ and Read the Monthly Newsletter
Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman Cindy Jones Mills delivers the annual State of the County address, Sawnee Mountain Park breaks ground on a renovation project and residents can sign up for weather alerts ahead of potential severe summer weather. We cover these topics and more in this month’s episode of ‘Your Forsyth,’ a monthly short-segment video series and newsletter recapping Forsyth County government highlights from the previous month. To read the monthly newsletter, click here.    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 ...

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Set For Big Creek Greenway Extension

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Set For Big Creek Greenway Extension
Additional Segments of the Big Creek Greenway to Open June 3 Forsyth County officials will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open two segments of the Phase V portion of the Big Creek Greenway at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 3.  “We are excited to offer these extensions of the Greenway that will eventually connect the trail system from the southern County border to the Sawnee Mountain Preserve,” said Parks & Recreation Department Director Jim Pryor.  One of the two segments of Phase V opening June 3 will extend the Greenway from the intersection of Kelly Mill Road and Johnson Road ...

County Offices Closed for Memorial Day, Flags to Fly at Half-Staff

County Offices Closed for Memorial Day, Flags to Fly at Half-Staff
Forsyth County government offices will be closed Monday, May 31, in observance of Memorial Day. This includes County offices, the animal shelter, Senior Services, the three recreation centers and the three recycling convenience centers. To honor all those who died while serving in the United States armed forces, the United States flag will be displayed at half-staff at County government facilities Saturday, May 29, through Monday, May 31, at noon. We salute all of those who died while serving in the United States armed forces.

Property Assessments Available To View and Appeal Online

Property Assessments Available To View and Appeal Online
Forsyth County property owners now have the option to see their 2021 Real Property Assessment online, review comparable properties and file an appeal for their property value, if necessary.  “Last year we were excited to introduce a new way to review property assessments and appeal online,” said Director of the Board of Assessors and Chief Appraiser Mary Kirkpatrick. “The online filing option was a great success. If a resident needs to file an appeal for their property value, they can do so from the comfort of their home without having to enter the Board of Assessors office.”  Property assessments can be ...

Kenney Appointed to Position of Assistant County Manager

Kenney Appointed to Position of Assistant County Manager
Forsyth County Chief Information Officer (CIO) Brandon Kenney has been appointed to the position of Assistant County Manager effective June 7. Kenney will be replacing retiring Deputy County Manager Tim Merritt who served in the role since 2010.  “Brandon’s experience in management and understanding of the County’s vision for the future made him an ideal candidate for the position,” said County Manager Kevin Tanner. “We look forward to working with Brandon in this new role.”  Kenney will oversee the Planning and Community Development, Parks and Recreation, Water and Sewer, Senior Services, Code Compliance and Animal Services Departments.  Kenney has served as CIO ...

Senior Services’ Newsletter Now Available for June

Senior Services’ Newsletter Now Available for June
Discover how to make crafts perfect for summer, get fit with a variety of workout classes and talk about your favorite places to travel with a new travel club– this and much more is offered for residents 50 and over by Forsyth County Senior Services! Senior Services in-person activities are back full time at all three facilities! Some activities will still have an online option as well. For more information on all games and classes in person and at home visit the Forsyth County Senior Services page or call (770) 781-2178.

Forsyth County Animal Shelter Waives All Adoption Fees For The Summer

Forsyth County Animal Shelter Waives All Adoption Fees For The Summer
“Summer of Love” adoption promotion available through Sept. 7 Beginning Friday, May 28, the Forsyth County Animal Shelter will be waiving their standard $85 pet adoption fee for all animals through Sept. 7, during the Summer of Love adoption promotion.  “We are very excited to give residents a chance to bring home a pet at no cost,” said Animal Shelter Manager Cindy Iacopella. “All of the pets in the shelter deserve a good home and we are hopeful that this promotion will help families bring a new companion home this summer.” All shelter pet adoptions include microchipping, spaying/neutering and age appropriate vaccinations. ...

Forsyth County Officials Break Ground on Sawnee Mountain Park Renovations

Forsyth County Officials Break Ground on Sawnee Mountain Park Renovations
On May 25, Forsyth County officials broke ground on a renovation project at Sawnee Mountain Park (3995 Watson Road) that includes baseball/softball complex improvements, a new playground and pavilion, refurbished tennis courts and updates to the concession stand and restrooms. The parking lot will also be seal coated and restriped. For photos from the ceremony, please click here.  The consultant for the project is Robertson Loia Roof, PC and the general contractor is Build Line, LLC. The project budget is $3.25 million and is being funded by SPLOST VIII. The renovations are expected to be completed by early 2022. The community building ...

Sections of the Big Creek Greenway Closed for Repairs

Sections of the Big Creek Greenway Closed for Repairs
The following sections of the Big Creek Greenway multi-use trail are currently closed for repairs: -          *McFarland Pkwy. (marker 1.5) to Fowler Park (marker 4.6) -          Bethelview Rd. (marker 8.3) to Kelly Mill Rd. (marker 10.2) The Greenway is OPEN for patrons between Fowler Park (marker 4.7) and the Bethelview Rd. Trailhead (marker 8.2) *The Union Hill parking lot connected to the trailhead will also be closed through the duration of the trail closure.  Patrons will not be allowed to access the closed portions of the Greenway during the construction periods. Updates will be provided on ...

County Manager Recognized By State Transportation Board

County Manager Recognized By State Transportation Board
During their May 20 meeting, the Georgia State Transportation Board recognized Forsyth County Manager Kevin Tanner with a resolution for his time served as a state representative and his commitment to advancing transportation and transit throughout the state.  “Rep. Tanner is a true steward of transportation and transit advancement and funding initiatives throughout the state,” said State Transportation Board Chairman Rudy Bowen. “The State Transportation Board is honored to extend its appreciation to Rep. Tanner for his continued support and partnership in building a more sustainable transportation network.”  During his eight years in the state legislature, Tanner sponsored legislation that provided ...

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