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Forsyth County Seeks Input on Residential Design Standards

Forsyth County Seeks Input on Residential Design Standards
Two listening sessions to be held in March   Forsyth County is seeking citizen input on residential design standards for the single-family Res2, Res3, and Res4 zoning districts. The county is beginning the process of creating new design standards for these zoning districts and wants public input to assist in formulating a vision for future residential development in the county. Design standards under consideration include exterior materials, windows, building orientation to street, building scale and disposition on lot, parking configuration, site design, connectivity and walkability, landscaping, open space, lighting and accessory structures.   Two listening sessions will be held to gather feedback on preferred design, which will include a dialogue on design concepts so community ...

Replace Batteries in Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms When Changing Clocks

Replace Batteries in Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms When Changing Clocks
Use daylight saving time as a reminder to replace alarm batteries    When setting clocks forward an hour this Sunday, March 11 to mark the start of daylight saving time, the Forsyth County Fire Department advises residents to also change the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.    The Forsyth County Fire Department suggests that if the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are serviceable, they should be changed every six to twelve months.   “An easy way to remember when it’s time to change batteries in both devices is to associate it with changing clocks for daylight saving time,” said Division Chief Jason Shivers. “Simply taking a ...

Forsyth County Animal Shelter Partnering With Beaver Toyota for Adoption Events

Forsyth County Animal Shelter Partnering With Beaver Toyota for Adoption Events
Community invited to attend Saturday pet adoption events beginning in March   To help find their adoptable pets a home, the Forsyth County Animal Shelter will be providing animal adoptions at Beaver Toyota on the second Saturday of the month beginning March 10. The events will be held at the dealership – located at 1875 Buford Highway in Cumming – from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.   “We are excited for this opportunity to bring some of the dogs and cats from the shelter so that more residents will have a chance to interact with these animals and, hopefully, take them home to be a part of their families,” said Animal ...

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held For New Forsyth County Voter Registration & Elections Office

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held For New Forsyth County Voter Registration & Elections Office
The newly constructed Forsyth County Voter Registration & Elections facility located at 1201 Sawnee Drive in Cumming - adjacent to the Tax Commissioner’s Office and Magistrate Court - was dedicated with a ribbon cutting ceremony on February 26. The office was previously located in the County Administration Building with a storage facility at another location. The new facility enables the department to consolidate their two locations for improved efficiency. With the move, Advance/Early Voting will no longer take place in the County Administration Building or Cumming City Hall. All downtown Advance/Early Voting will now take place at the new Forsyth ...

Officials Discuss Transportation Projects at the 2018 Forsyth County Transportation Summit

Officials Discuss Transportation Projects at the 2018 Forsyth County Transportation Summit
County, state and federal officials presented updates on transportation projects at the 2018 Forsyth County Transportation Summit held on Wednesday, February 21. The event – hosted by the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce – was held at the Forsyth Conference Center at Lanier Technical College. District Four Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills, chair of Forsyth County’s Transportation Committee, discussed the county’s focus on transportation. Download the presentation accompanying Mill's remarks.  (Please note: Those using Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge will need to 'Save' the file) Watch a video presentation shown at the event in which county commissioners highlighted projects currently ...

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation to Add Therapeutic Recreation Programming

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation to Add Therapeutic Recreation Programming
Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Department is adding new therapeutic recreation programming this year to serve individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities as well as at risk youth. The programs are slated to launch this summer and will include adaptive sports and fitness programs, special events and other instructional recreation programs. The therapeutic programs will be part of the department’s Recreation Division that oversees the county’s three recreation center facilities and programming. Therapeutic recreation will be based out of Central Park Recreation Center but will be offering programs countywide.   “We began working on the development of therapeutic recreation programs in ...

Forsyth County Fire Department Opens Fire Safety Poster Contest to Third Graders

Forsyth County Fire Department Opens Fire  Safety Poster Contest to Third Graders
Local students encouraged to participate in eighth annual contest The Forsyth County Fire Department invites all local third grade students to share their artistic talents while promoting a commitment to fire safety by participating in the eighth annual Forsyth County Fire Safety Poster Contest. The Fire Safety Poster Contest is open to all third grade students in Forsyth County public, private and homeschools. The posters should reflect one of the following themes:   • ‘Tools Not Toys’ – Matches and lighters are tools, not toys • ‘Report an Emergency’ – Know when and how to call in an emergency • ‘Two Ways Out’ – Importance of knowing two ...

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