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 Forsyth County Response to COVID-19

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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.

 

Third-Grade Students Asked to Participate in Fire Safety Poster Contest

Third-Grade Students Asked to Participate in  Fire Safety Poster Contest
*UPDATE - The deadline for entries for the contest has been pushed to April 13. The Forsyth County Fire Department invites all local third-grade students to share their artistic talents while promoting a commitment to fire safety in their annual Fire Safety Poster Contest.   Students are asked to make an original poster about one of three themes:   -Working smoke alarms save lives -Stop, drop and roll -Close before you doze   Submissions will be accepted through April 13, and the winners of each theme will be announced April 3. Winners will receive a pizza party with their class and local firefighters, a Certificate of Accomplishment from ...

Plant a Tree On Georgia Arbor Day

 Plant a Tree On Georgia Arbor Day
Forsyth County continues tree planting tradition Keep Forsyth County Beautiful invites residents to their second annual Community Arbor Day Celebration on Friday, Feb. 21. Festivities will include a tree planting demonstration, seed and seedling giveaways and food from Los Rios Food Truck.   The free event will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21 at the Cumming Aquatic Center (201 Aquatic Circle).   The celebration will include remarks from Seth Hawkins of the Georgia Forestry Commission, City of Cumming Mayor Troy Brumbalow and The University of Georgia Extension Office.   During the event, Keep Forsyth County Beautiful will subsequently announce the winner ...

County Facilities Closed Today

County Facilities Closed Today
All county facilities will close today at 11 a.m.  This includes recycling and convenience centers, the animal shelter and parks and recreation facilities. 

Public Hearing Regarding Extension of Moratorium on Land Disturbance Permit Applications for Res6 and Res4

Public Hearing Regarding Extension of Moratorium on Land Disturbance Permit Applications for Res6 and Res4
At 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider the extension and/or enactment of a proposed moratorium barring the acceptance of land disturbance permit applications on properties zoned Res6 and Res4. The public hearing will be held in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220, of the Forsyth County Administration Building (110 East Main Street). The purpose of the public hearing shall be for public review and comment concerning a proposed moratorium barring the acceptance of land disturbance permit applications on properties zoned Res6 and Res4. The moratorium may be enacted for the Board of Commissioners to ...

VIDEO: Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’

VIDEO: Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’
The Board of Commissioners explain what they’re looking forward to in 2020, a new trailhead opens on the Big Creek Greenway and February kicks off with Severe weather Preparedness Week! 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. 

Senior Services’ February-March Newsletter Now Available

Senior Services’ February-March Newsletter Now Available
Get ready for spring with the Valentine's Day Party & Senior Prom, take a class on preparing for tax season, make plans for the annual Senior Expo coming in April and learn about upcoming day trips and adventures - it’s all offered for residents 50 and over by Forsyth County Senior Services! Visit the Forsyth County Senior Services page for more information or call (770) 781-2178.

Residents Encouraged to Participate in Severe Weather Preparedness Week

Residents Encouraged to Participate in Severe Weather Preparedness Week
Severe Weather Preparedness Week runs Feb. 3 through 7   ***UPDATE: Due to forecasted inclement weather, this morning's statewide tornado drill has been cancelled. Stay tuned for a possible rescheduling of the drill.*** The Forsyth County Emergency Management Agency (EMA), in partnership with the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency, is encouraging all residents to participate in Severe Weather Preparedness Week, Feb. 3-7, to prepare for the possibility of a disaster.   “Spring brings threats of high winds, hail, lightning and severe weather,” said EMA Director Chris Grimes. “Having a plan in place before any emergency, such as a tornado or severe weather, is key and we hope that residents will ...

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