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Public Hearing regarding Proposed Beautification Initiative

Public Hearing regarding Proposed Beautification Initiative
The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing at its May 5, 2016 regular meeting seeking citizen input regarding a proposed public/private initiative to beautify the various interchanges along Georgia 400 in Forsyth County. Conceptual details of the initiative may be reviewed by watching the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners’ March 22, 2016 work session, which is available for viewing at: http://www.forsythco.com/Meetings/Meeting/771.   The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners May 5, 2016 meeting will take place at 5 p.m. in the Forsyth County Administration Building (Suite 220), located at 110 E. Main Street in Cumming. All Forsyth County residents ...

Public Hearing regarding Possible Extension of Zoning Moratorium

Public Hearing regarding Possible Extension of Zoning Moratorium
Update: At their meeting May 5, 2016, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners approved extension of the existing moratorium until June 3, 2016. The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on May 5, 2016, to consider a possible extension, until June 3, 2016, of the existing moratorium barring the acceptance of any applications for rezoning of property to a Res2, Res3 or Res4 classification, and for properties already zoned Res2, Res3 or Res4, barring acceptance of zoning condition amendment applications, sketch plat approval applications, and applications seeking issuance of conditional use permits.   The public hearing will ...

Honorary Names Coming to Two Forsyth County Intersections

Honorary Names Coming to Two Forsyth County Intersections
Dedication ceremonies to be held   Two intersections in Forsyth County are being given honorary names, through the collaborative efforts of the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners, Georgia General Assembly and Georgia Department of Transportation.   The intersection of Highway 306 and Highway 369 will be named Hammond’s Crossing and the intersection of Highway 9 and Highway 369 will be named Coal Mountain Intersection.   Hammond’s Crossing Located at the intersection of Highways 306 and 369, Hammond’s Crossing has long been a hub for the local economy in north Forsyth County. There, the first general store was built around 1897, owned and operated by William ...

Road Renaming Dedication Ceremony

Road Renaming Dedication Ceremony
As a way to honor four Forsyth County public safety personnel who fell in the line of duty, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners recently approved the renaming of four roads – two memorializing fallen deputies and two memorializing fallen firefighters.   Today, two of those roads were officially dedicated. Sections of North Old Atlanta Road have been renamed for Deputy Bill Cantrell and Reserve Deputy Larry Mulkey, who were shot and killed in 1972 after being abducted during a traffic stop. Today a ceremony was held to dedicate “Deputy Bill Cantrell Memorial Road” and “Larry Mulkey Memorial Road.”   Plans are being made for dedication ceremonies for the two roads ...

Forsyth County Renames Roads to Honor Fallen Public Safety Personnel

Forsyth County Renames Roads to Honor Fallen Public Safety Personnel
Dedication ceremony to be held April 14   As a way to honor four Forsyth County public safety personnel who fell in the line of duty, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners recently approved the renaming of four roads.   At their February 23, 2016 work session, the board unanimously approved a Resolution designating honorary names for four county roads or road segments – two memorializing fallen firefighters and two memorializing fallen deputies.   The Resolution states that “every citizen of Forsyth County owes a debt of gratitude to the courageous men and women who fell while in service to this county and the ...

Public Hearing regarding Possible Extension of Zoning Moratorium

Public Hearing regarding Possible Extension of Zoning Moratorium
Update: At their meeting April 7, 2016, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners extended the moratorium prohibiting the tendering of applications for the following land use actions: New Zonings Zoning Condition Amendments Sketch Plat Approvals Conditional Use Permits For property zoned as RES2, RES3 and RES4, the moratorium will expire on May 6, 2016. All other land ...

Additional Public Comment Opportunities at Board of Commissioners’ Regular Meetings

Additional Public Comment Opportunities at Board of Commissioners’ Regular Meetings
At their meeting February 18, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners approved an amendment to its Rules and Procedures that will allow for additional public comment opportunities during the board’s regular meetings. In addition to the existing public comments portion at the beginning of the meeting, there will now also be a second public comments portion later in the meeting.   The board’s regular meetings are held at 5 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of the month at the County Administration Building in Cumming, and the public is invited and encouraged to attend.

Board to Consider Allowing for Additional Public Comment Opportunities during Regular Meetings

Board to Consider Allowing for Additional Public Comment Opportunities during Regular Meetings
The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing in order to consider an amendment to the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Rules and Procedures at the board’s meeting on Thursday, February 18 at 5 p.m. The purpose of the public hearing is for public review and comment concerning a proposed modification to allow for two public comment portions at each regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners (one at the beginning of the meeting and one later in the meeting); to repeal conflicting rules; and for other purposes. There is currently one public comment portion at ...

Forsyth County Transitions to New Provider for Emergency Medical Services

Forsyth County Transitions to New Provider for Emergency Medical Services
Forsyth County will be served by a new emergency medical services provider beginning Thursday, January 14. Central Emergency Medical Services, LLC will assume emergency medical services in Forsyth County effective at 9 a.m. on January 14.   “Ensuring that our citizens receive quality public safety and emergency medical services is without question the highest priority for Forsyth County government,” said Commission Chairman R.J. (Pete) Amos. “Our residents are, and will continue to be, protected. Please be assured that there will be absolutely no interruption to emergency medical services in Forsyth County.”   The change in providers comes as a result of the ...

Board of Commissioners Elects Officers for 2016

Board of Commissioners Elects Officers for 2016
At their first meeting of the year on January 7, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners elected officers for 2016.   The officers remain unchanged from 2015, as District 1 Commissioner R.J. (Pete) Amos was re-elected to serve as chairman; District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills was re-elected to serve as vice chairman; and District 2 Commissioner Brian R. Tam was re-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 ...

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