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Forsyth County Animal Shelter Waives All Adoption Fees

Forsyth County Animal Shelter Waives All Adoption Fees
Standard $85 adoption fee waived on all animals through September 1 To enhance their “Summer of Love” adoption special, the Forsyth County Animal Shelter is waiving all adoption fees for animals through Sept. 1, 2018.  “We have had such a great reaction to the ‘Summer of Love’ adoption promotion from the county that we wanted to make it even better by waiving all fees for residents looking to add a pet to their family this summer,” said Animal Shelter Manager Cindy Iacopella. “We have a large number of animals, including an abundance of kittens, that are in need of a home ...

Fall Baseball and Softball Registration Opens July 23

Fall Baseball and Softball Registration Opens July 23
Leagues are offered for children ages 4 through 17 Forsyth County Parks & Recreation will begin accepting registrations for fall baseball and softball on Monday, July 23, and ending Wednesday, Aug. 8, at 5 p.m. Leagues are offered for boys and girls ages 4 (by Sept. 1, 2018) through 17. “The fall baseball and softball league is a very popular program,” said Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor. “It’s a great way for kids to kick off the new school year, make new friends and stay active!” Registrations will be accepted online at www.forsythco.com/parks and at the county’s three recreation centers located ...

All Southbound Lanes of State Route 400 Open to Traffic Wednesday

All Southbound Lanes of State Route 400 Open to Traffic Wednesday
The final section on State Route 400 southbound between State Route 369 (Browns Bridge Road) and State Route 141 (Peachtree Parkway) will open to traffic Wednesday, July 11 at 5 a.m. The widening of State Route 400 has added an additional lane in each direction on State Route 400 between McFarland Parkway and State Route 369, along with widening the bridges over Big Creek and Lake Lanier. C.W. Matthews Contracting Co., Inc. began work in April 2015. In December, southbound lanes between State Route 141 and McFarland Parkway opened to motorists. Starting Wednesday, the entire widened corridor will be open for drivers to use. The project was made ...

Advance Voting for July 24 General Primary Runoff Starts Monday, July 2

Advance Voting for July 24 General Primary Runoff Starts Monday, July 2
Advance voting available for county residents through July 20   Advance voting for the July 24 General Primary Runoff will be offered weekdays for three weeks, July 2 to July 20 and Saturday, July 14. Advance voting will not be available Wednesday, July 4.   Registered voters can take advantage of advance voting for the July 24 General Primary Runoff:   Forsyth County Voter Registration and Elections Office (NEW LOCATION: 1201 Sawnee Drive) - Monday through Friday, July 2 to July 20, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (No voting on July 4) - Saturday, July 14, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.   Advance voting will also be available at the following three locations during the times provided below:   Hampton Park ...

Forsyth County Announces Property Tax Rates Bond Rate to be Reduced; M&O, Fire Rates Expected to Remain the Same; Increase in Tax Dollars from Growth in Tax Digest

Forsyth County Announces Property Tax Rates Bond Rate to be Reduced; M&O, Fire Rates Expected to Remain the Same; Increase in Tax Dollars from Growth in Tax Digest
Three public hearings to allow for public input   The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners today announces its intention to maintain the county’s Maintenance & Operating and Fire millage rates currently in place with no change. The Bond Rate is advertised to be reduced.  Due to growth in the tax digest, Maintenance & Operating property taxes levied by the County this year will increase by a net 4.46% over the rollback millage rate.   The proposed county Maintenance & Operations rate remains unchanged at 4.642 mills. The proposed Fire rate remains unchanged at 1.975 mills. The proposed Bond rate will be reduced one tenth of a mill to 1.319 mills. These rates ...

Public Hearing Regarding Moratorium on Small Cell Technology Use

Public Hearing Regarding Moratorium on Small Cell Technology Use
Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 5:00 p.m., the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing and receive public input in order to consider the possible extension, until January 4, 2019, of the existing moratorium, adopted on April 10, 2018, barring the acceptance of applications for permits for wireless communications devices and facilities in the County right-of-way. The public hearing will be held in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220 of the Forsyth County Administration Building at 110 East Main Street, Cumming, Georgia 30040.  All Forsyth County residents and any other ...

Buckles and McDaniel to Join Forsyth County Government in Environmental Roles

Buckles and McDaniel to Join Forsyth County Government in Environmental Roles
Sam Buckles and Charles McDaniel have been hired by Forsyth County government to fill the newly created positions of environmental scientist manager and code enforcement officer respectively.  “These new positions will provide assistance to the Recycling and Solid Waste Department in several capacities including monitoring operations of landfills within the county,” said Forsyth County Manager Eric Johnson. “Both Sam and Charles bring a wealth of knowledge to the county in the area of environmental compliance and we are excited for them to begin.” In his role, Buckles will act as a key community liaison, regularly interacting with the public, individual citizens ...

Shields Joins Forsyth County as Director Of Communications

Shields Joins Forsyth County as Director Of Communications
Forsyth County government has hired a director to lead its Communications Department. Karen Shields will join the county staff as director of communications on July 9. This position oversees county publications, media relations, county social media pages and internal communications.  Shields brings to the position more than 20 years of professional experience in the field of communications. Most recently she served as the communications manager and public information officer for the Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources. Shields holds a degree in Business/Office Administration from Southern Adventist University.  “Being able to send accurate messages directly with residents through as many mediums ...

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