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 Forsyth County Response to COVID-19:  Information on County Departmental operations, online services and other resources can be found here: Forsythco.com/COVID-19.

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.

 

Community Input Sought for Sawnee Mountain Preserve Overlook Amenities

Community Input Sought for Sawnee Mountain Preserve Overlook Amenities
New scenic overlook to be located at former Barker House property   Forsyth County Parks & Recreation is seeking community input for amenities to be featured at a proposed scenic overlook at Sawnee Mountain Preserve. The input process will be conducted online, and participants will be able to view a narrated presentation about the project as well as participate in a community engagement survey.   The presentation includes information about the project site, existing conditions and types of amenities that are being proposed. The survey, which is available through Sept. 10, and video presentation can be found here.   “We encourage residents to provide feedback for this beautiful overlook area at one ...

Lane Closures on SR 400 at Pilgrim Mill Road Expected August 26 and 27

Lane Closures on SR 400 at Pilgrim Mill Road Expected August 26 and 27
SR 400 will have scheduled southbound daytime lane closures and traffic paces at Pilgrim Mill Road for bridge construction Wednesday, Aug. 26 and Thursday, Aug. 27.  Below is the schedule of planned traffic impacts: Wednesday, Aug. 26 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)                                                                      • Two lane (outside) closure on SR 400 southbound at Pilgrim Mill Road  • Several traffic paces on SR 400 southbound  Thursday, Aug. 27, (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)    ...

Drinking Water Update

Drinking Water Update
Forsyth County Water and Sewer Department is aware that some residents have reported that their water has an unusual taste and odor. Testing of the raw water from Lake Lanier has confirmed that levels of Methylisoborneol (MIB) and Geosmin are higher than have been seen in past years.  These two compounds are not harmful. However, they can cause an earthy, musty taste and odor in water. While some people may notice this, many others will not notice it. Unfortunately, this taste and odor are not easily removed by traditional treatment techniques.   This earthy, musty taste and odor can be caused by ...

Various Lane Closures on SR 400 and Pilgrim Mill Road Expected August 17-20

Various Lane Closures on SR 400 and Pilgrim Mill Road Expected August 17-20
SR 400 will have various scheduled north and southbound daytime lane closures and traffic paces at Pilgrim Mill Road for bridge construction Monday, Aug. 17, through Wednesday, Aug. 19. Commuters can also expect a nighttime single lane closure on Pilgrim Mill Road (westbound) at SR 400 on Wednesday, Aug. 19, and Thursday, Aug. 20.  Below is the schedule of planned traffic impacts: Monday, Aug. 17 (7 a.m. to 3 p.m.)                                                                ...

Public Hearing Regarding Extension of Moratorium on Developments Zoned Res6, Res4 and R3

Public Hearing Regarding Extension of Moratorium on Developments Zoned Res6, Res4 and R3
At 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider the possible ratification, adoption and/or extension, until December 4, 2020, of an existing moratorium on the acceptance of applications for multifamily and single family attached developments on properties zoned Res6, Res4 and R3. The public hearing will be held in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220, of the Forsyth County Administration Building (110 East Main Street). All Forsyth County residents and any other affected and/or interested persons are invited and encouraged to attend. In addition, as a result of continued coronavirus restrictions, participation in the public hearings will ...

August 11 Election Day Information

August 11 Election Day Information
Tuesday, Aug. 11, is Election Day for the General Primary Runoffs. The two runoffs are for the Democratic and Republican Primary for US Congressional District 9 and the Republican Primary for State House District 9. Polling places involved in the runoffs will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Forsyth County registered voters must go to their designated polling place to cast a vote. There is no countywide runoff election on Aug. 11. Only voters registered in US Congressional District 9 and State House District 9 are eligible to vote in the runoff. A map of the voters ...

New Playground Now Open at Poole’s Mill Park

New Playground Now Open at Poole’s Mill Park
New playground replacement includes swings, slides, resurfacing and more A new playground has been installed and is now open at Poole’s Mill Park (7725 Poole’s Mill Road).   The playground replaces the previous one located near the parking area and is designed for ages 5-12. The playground includes slides, swings (one handicapped accessible), an IKO ball climber, synthetic turf surfacing and more. Shade sails will be installed at a later date. The cost of the playground replacement project is $210,000 and was funded by the Forsyth County Parks and Recreation 2020 Capital Replacement Plan Budget. The work was designed and completed by Great Southern Recreation out of Chattanooga, TN. ...

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
Learn how Forsyth County Senior Services found new ways to reach residents during the pandemic, how you can bring a pet home with no adoption fee this month and the County receives state recognition for the Transportation Bond. 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 also available to watch anytime on the county government’s Facebook page ...

Forsyth County Seeks Public Input on Public Transportation Master Plan

Forsyth County Seeks Public Input on Public Transportation Master Plan
Two public information open house meetings to be held online Aug. 12  Forsyth County Department of Public Transportation will host two virtual public information open house meetings for residents to provide feedback on Link Forsyth, the County’s first public transportation master plan.   Link Forsyth public information open house meetings will be held via Zoom teleconferencing at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 12. Each meeting will last approximately one hour, and County staff will provide the same information during each meeting. Information on how to participate in the open house meetings, links to the Zoom meetings and additional background information ...

Forsyth County Commission Adopts Millage Rates

Forsyth County Commission Adopts Millage Rates
During their July 23 meeting, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners adopted all millage rates levied in the County. The County’s portion of the overall millage rate is 7.896 mills, which is slightly less than last year.   During the meeting, the Board of Commissioners adopted a required resolution for all millage rates levied in the County, including the Board of Education.   During the meeting, the board voted to adopt the County’s Maintenance and Operations (M&O) millage rate of 4.791 mills, the same as last year. Due to the growth in the tax digest, Maintenance & Operating property taxes levied by the County this year will increase by a net 2.07% ...

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