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Public Hearing Regarding Possible Extension of Moratorium on LED/EMB Signage Upgrades

Public Hearing Regarding Possible Extension of Moratorium on LED/EMB Signage Upgrades
  Update: At their March 16, 2017 meeting, the Board of Commissioners approved to extend the moratorium until June 16, 2017. Resolution extending the existing moratorium until June 16, 2017 The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners held a public hearing on Thursday, December 15, 2016 and approved a 90-day extension, until March 17, 2017, of the emergency, 30-day moratorium adopted on November 17, 2016 barring the acceptance of applications for permits to upgrade non-conforming signs to Electronic Message Boards pursuant to Section 66-101(b) and (c) of the Forsyth County Code of Ordinances (Sign Ordinance, Ordinance 74, Section 4.1(b) and (c)). The public hearing ...

District 4 Commissioner to Hold Community Meeting March 15

District 4 Commissioner to Hold Community Meeting March 15
On Wednesday, March 15, District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills will host a Comprehensive Plan Update community meeting from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Coal Mountain Community Building, located within Coal Mountain Park at 3560 Settingdown Road, to discuss the plan as it relates to District 4. The meeting will be informal, and the public is invited to attend anytime during these hours. Information on the Comprehensive Plan Update, known as Foster Forsyth, can be found here: www.fosterforsyth.com. 

Public Hearing regarding Residential Zoning Moratorium

Public Hearing regarding Residential Zoning Moratorium
Update: At their meeting February 2, 2017, the Board of Commissioners approved extension until June 2, 2017 of the residential zoning moratorium. The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on February 2, 2017, to consider a possible extension, until June 2, 2017, of the moratorium adopted on January 10, 2017, on the acceptance of applications for rezoning of property to the CR2, Res3, Res4 and MPD zoning districts. The public hearing will take place during the board’s regular meeting on February 2, 2017, at 5 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room (Suite 220) of the Forsyth ...

Forsyth County Offices and Facilities Closing at 3 p.m. Friday; Closed Saturday and Sunday

Forsyth County Offices and Facilities Closing at 3 p.m. Friday; Closed Saturday and Sunday
January 6, 2017: Due to current weather conditions, all general Forsyth County government offices will close today at 3 p.m. This early closure includes county government offices, the Forsyth County Courthouse and Courthouse Annex, the Animal Shelter, recycling convenience centers, Senior Services, and Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s indoor and gated facilities. All Parks & Recreation programs and activities are cancelled.   Additionally, Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s indoor and gated facilities, the recycling convenience centers and the Animal Shelter will be closed to the public Saturday and Sunday. All Parks & Recreation programs and activities are cancelled Saturday and Sunday.

Board of Commissioners Elects Officers for 2017

Board of Commissioners Elects Officers for 2017
At their first meeting of the year on January 5, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners elected officers for 2017.   District 3 Commissioner Todd Levent was elected to serve as chairman; District 2 Commissioner Rick Swope was elected to serve as vice chairman; and District 5 Commissioner Laura Semanson was elected to serve as secretary.   The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners is made up of five members, each living in a specific district and elected by district to serve four-year terms. Each year in January, the five members elect officers for the coming year.

Public Hearing Regarding Land Disturbance Permit Moratorium

Public Hearing Regarding Land Disturbance Permit Moratorium
Update: At their meeting January 19, 2017, the Board of Commissioners approved extension of the moratorium until March 20, 2017. The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on January 19, 2017, to consider a possible extension, until March 20, 2017, of the temporary moratorium adopted December 20, 2016, on the acceptance of applications for land disturbance permits for uses identified in Chapter 12 of the Unified Development Code and commercial components within an MPD on property located wholly or partially in a quadrilateral area bounded by lines connecting corners located at the following intersections: Browns Bridge ...

Forsyth County Commissioners Sworn In

Forsyth County Commissioners Sworn In
In a ceremony held December 21, 2016, at the Forsyth County Administration Building, one re-elected and two newly-elected members of the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners were sworn in. Forsyth County Probate Judge Woody Jordan officiated. District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills was sworn in to serve her second term. Laura Semanson was sworn in as the new District 5 commissioner, and Rick Swope was sworn in as the incoming commissioner for District 2.

Outgoing Forsyth County Commissioners Recognized for Service

Outgoing Forsyth County Commissioners Recognized for Service
At their December 15, 2016 meeting, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners recognized outgoing Forsyth County Commissioners Brian Tam and Jim Boff for their public service and presented each with a Resolution of appreciation. Also during the meeting, Senator Michael Williams presented Resolutions to Commissioners Tam and Boff. Tam took office on January 1, 2005, representing Commission District 2. He was elected by his fellow commissioners to serve as vice chairman of the Board of Commissioners in 2005 and 2006, elected chairman in 2011 and elected secretary from 2013 to 2016. During his tenure on the Board of Commissioners, Tam ...

Public Hearing regarding Possible Extension of Moratorium on LED/EMB Signage Upgrades

Public Hearing regarding Possible Extension of Moratorium on LED/EMB Signage Upgrades
Update: At their December 15, 2016 meeting, the Board of Commissioners approved a 90-day extension of the moratorium. The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Thursday, December 15, 2016 to consider a possible extension, until March 17, 2017, of the emergency, 30-day moratorium adopted on November 17, 2016 barring the acceptance of applications for permits to upgrade non-conforming signs to Electronic Message Boards pursuant to Section 66-101(b) and (c) of the Forsyth County Code of Ordinances (Sign Ordinance, Ordinance 74, Section 4.1(b) and (c)). The public hearing will take place at the board’s regular meeting ...

Board of Commissioners to Hold Public Hearing on Draft Comprehensive Plan, Consider Transmittal for Regional and State Review

Board of Commissioners to Hold Public Hearing on Draft Comprehensive Plan, Consider Transmittal for Regional and State Review
Public hearing to be held December 1   On December 1, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the draft Forsyth County Comprehensive Plan 2017-2037, after which they will consider transmittal of the draft for regional and state review. The public hearing will take place as part of the regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners, which starts at 5 p.m. The meeting will be held in Suite 220 of the Forsyth County Administration Building located at 110 E. Main Street in Cumming.   Prior to advancing the plan, the Board of Commissioners will hear a presentation from ...

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