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The July 7, 6:30 p.m. Forsyth County Zoning Board of Appeals Work Session and 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting/ Public Hearing shall be both in person and via teleconference pursuant to O.C.G.A. 50-14-1(g). The public notice listing the location and agenda for the Work Session is here, and public notice and agenda for the Regular Meeting/Public Hearing public hearing is here.

The public may physically attend these meetings. However due to COVID 19 concerns, remote viewing and participation is encouraged. Viewers may watch the Regular Meeting/Public Hearing on the County’s website:, as well as TV Forsyth, Comcast channel 23 and AT&T channel 99.  Both the Work Session and Regular Meeting/Public Hearing may be viewed on the Zoom app. Click here to access the Zoom link for remote watching. To learn how to  participate remotely in public hearings click here.


Audio only option: Residents without internet access can listen by calling (602) 333-0032 or (888) 270-9936 (US Toll Free), Conference code: 897630.  

Update: At their meeting June 15, 2017 the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners approved extending the moratorium until September 15, 2017.

The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Thursday, June 15, 2017, to consider a possible extension, until September 15, 2017, of the moratorium originally adopted on December 20, 2016, and most recently extended on March 20, 2017, on the acceptance of land disturbance permit applications for uses identified in Chapter 12 of the Unified Development Code and commercial components within an MPD on property located within Coal Mountain, which for purposes of this advertisement is property wholly or partially in a quadrilateral area bounded by lines connecting corners located at the following intersections: Browns Bridge Road and Six Mile Ridge Road, Hopewell Road and Dahlonega Highway, Matt Highway and Bannister Road, and Keith Bridge Road and Dahlonega Highway (with all properties located at the intersections included in the moratorium area). 

The public hearing will take place at the Board’s regular meeting on June 15, 2017, at 5 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220 of the Forsyth County Administration Building. All Forsyth County residents and any other affected and/or interested persons are invited and encouraged to attend.

Click here to view the Coal Mountain area map 

Click here to view the Resolution to extend the moratorium, approved June 15, 2017. 


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