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Lane Closures on SR 400 at Pilgrim Mill Road Expected Nov. 9-12

Lane Closures on SR 400 at Pilgrim Mill Road Expected Nov. 9-12
SR 400 will have scheduled daytime lane closures and traffic paces at Pilgrim Mill Road for median construction Monday, Nov. 9 through Thursday, Nov. 12. Below is the schedule of planned traffic impacts: Monday, Nov. 9 (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. 10 (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   Wednesday, Nov. 11 (9 a.m. to ...

Notice Issued to Residents Regarding Missed October 2019 Water Sample

Notice Issued to Residents Regarding  Missed October 2019 Water Sample
While collecting and testing water samples for Total Coliform bacteria in Oct. 2019, the Forsyth County Water & Sewer Department collected and tested 119 samples, one short of the required 120 monthly samples.  The results of the 119 samples, collected from representative locations throughout the County’s water distribution system, were negative. A notice of the missed regulatory monitoring requirement has been mailed to all County water customers with their water bills. A link to the notice is also being included on e-bills and can be viewed and downloaded by clicking here.  “Over 1,300 tests are conducted annually to ensure that drinking water ...

Forsyth County Fire Department Begins Aerial’s House Toy Collection

Forsyth County Fire Department Begins  Aerial’s House Toy Collection
Eighteenth annual toy collection helping children in need during the holiday season   The Forsyth County Fire Department is asking for residents’ help in making the holiday season brighter for children in need with the annual Aerial’s House toy collection. The initiative gets its name from a piece of equipment which is used by the Fire Department known as an aerial ladder truck. New or gently used coats for children or adults may also be donated and will be distributed to those in need.  New, unwrapped toys for local children in need, between newborn and 18 years old, may be dropped off ...

UPDATE: Portions of Big Creek Greenway Closed Due to Storm Damage Now Open

UPDATE: Portions of Big Creek Greenway Closed Due to Storm Damage Now Open
Nov. 4, 2020: The Big Creek Greenway is now open following storm damage caused by Tropical Storm Zeta. The following portions of the greenway are closed due to planned renovation projects: -          The greenway between McFarland Pkwy. and Union Hill Road -          Fowler Park Trailhead (4110 Carolene Way) ----- Nov. 2, 2020: A portion of the Big Creek Greenway Trail, between Hwy. 9 and Kelly Mill Road, is now open following storm damage caused by Tropical Storm Zeta. The Bethelview Road Trailhead (5120 Bethelview Road) is also now open. The following portions of the greenway/trailheads remain closed: -          The greenway between Union Hill Road and Hwy. 9 -          The greenway between McFarland Pkwy. and ...

UPDATE: Sawnee Mountain Preserve Reopened Following Storm damage

UPDATE: Sawnee Mountain Preserve Reopened Following Storm damage
Nov. 4, 2020: Sawnee Mountain Preserve is now open at all access points as well as the Visitor Center (4075 Spot Road) following storm damage caused by Tropical Storm Zeta. --- Nov. 2, 2020: The following sections of the Sawnee Mountain Preserve have reopened following storm damage caused by Tropical Storm Zeta: -        Sawnee Mountain Preserve Visitor Center and trail access (4075 Spot Road) -        Trail access (2500 Bettis-Tribble Gap Road) The trail access at 2505 Bettis-Tribble Gap Road remains closed for storm clean up. Updates will be provided as available on the County’s homepage and social media channels. --- Oct. 30, 2020: Due to storm damage in and around Sawnee Mountain caused by Tropical ...

Be A ‘Holiday Angel’ For a Local Senior Citizen This Holiday Season

Be A ‘Holiday Angel’ For a Local Senior Citizen This Holiday Season
Forsyth County Senior Services invites residents to participate in the 2020 Holiday Gift Angels Program throughout the holiday season.  Personalized gift request tags containing the name of a local senior citizen as well as a gift idea are available for participants. To become a holiday gift angel: 1. Pick up a gift request tag for a local senior citizen at any of the three Forsyth County Senior Services locations. Participants can also request a gift tag by contacting Senior Services at (770) 781-2178 or by emailing seniorservices@forsythco.com. 2. Acquire a gift. Each gift request tag lists the name of a local senior ...

Give the Gift of a Holiday Meal to a Local Senior Citizen

Give the Gift of a Holiday Meal to a Local Senior Citizen
Forsyth County Senior Services invites residents to participate in the 2020 Home-Delivered Meals Holiday Gift Certificate Program throughout the holiday season. Participants can give the gift of a nutritious meal, friendly visit and safety check to a local homebound senior. Meals purchased with a holiday gift certificate through Forsyth County Senior Services will be delivered through the Meals on Wheels program.  Those interested in purchasing a holiday gift certificate may choose to provide meals for a day, week, month or year. The cost for a meal certificate is $4 for one day, $20 for one week, $85 for one month and ...

Forsyth County Water and Sewer Director Announces Retirement

Forsyth County Water and Sewer Director Announces Retirement
Following 33 years with Forsyth County government, Water and Sewer Department Director Tim Perkins has announced his upcoming retirement. His last day with the County will be Feb. 2, 2021. “I am proud of what the Water and Sewer Department has been able to achieve for the residents of Forsyth County,” said Perkins. “I have enjoyed working with departmental staff and others in the County over the years. I always encouraged my staff to be service oriented, and to go above and beyond in helping residents.” Perkins joined Forsyth County as the Assistant County Engineer in March 1988. He then became ...

UPDATE: Portions of Sawnee Mountain Preserve Reopened Following Storm Damage

UPDATE: Portions of Sawnee Mountain Preserve Reopened Following Storm Damage
Nov. 2, 2020: The following sections of the Sawnee Mountain Preserve have reopened following storm damage caused by Tropical Storm Zeta: -             Sawnee Mountain Preserve Visitor Center and trail access (4075 Spot Road) -             Trail access (2500 Bettis-Tribble Gap Road) The trail access at 2505 Bettis-Tribble Gap Road remains closed for storm clean up. Updates will be provided as available on the County’s homepage and social media channels. --- Oct. 30, 2020: Due to storm damage in and around Sawnee Mountain caused by Tropical Storm Zeta, the Sawnee Mountain Preserve (4075 Spot Road) and Visitor Center are temporarily closed. The parking lot gates will be locked at all access points and ...

VIDEO: Take a Tour of New Fire Station 11

VIDEO: Take a Tour of New Fire Station 11
Have you ever wanted to see how firefighters live while on shift at a Forsyth County Fire Station? Take a virtual tour of the new Fire Station 11 (4655 Pittman Road) with Forsyth County Fire Department Division Chief Jason Shivers. Fire Station 11 is a 12,000 square foot, four-stall station, designed to accommodate the personnel and equipment that will operate out of the facility and to allow for future growth.   In Sept. 2018, the Forsyth County Fire Department was awarded a grant from the Department of Homeland Security/FEMA to support the staff cost at Fire Station 11. The Staffing for Adequate ...

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