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  August 11 Runoff

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Forsyth County Response to COVID-19

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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.

 

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% ...

Lane Closures on SR 400 at Pilgrim Mill Road Expected August 4 and 5

Lane Closures on SR 400 at Pilgrim Mill Road Expected August 4 and 5
SR 400 will have a scheduled daytime northbound lane closure at Pilgrim Mill Road for bridge construction work as well as north and southbound traffic paces on Aug. 4 and 5. The single lane closure (inside) on SR 400 northbound and north and/or southbound traffic paces are scheduled to take place between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. The work is weather dependent which could result in some fluctuation. Updates will be posted on the County Facebook and Twitter pages as necessary.

Portion of Samples Road to Close for Repair Aug. 3-7

Portion of Samples Road to Close for Repair Aug. 3-7
A portion of Samples Road will be temporarily closed to through traffic from Parker Drive to 2925 Samples Road, to allow for the replacement of a cross drain. The closure will begin Monday, Aug. 3, until Friday, Aug. 7, weather permitting. Drivers can detour using Nuckolls Road to go to or from SR 20 to Buford Dam Road.

Senior Services’ August Newsletter Now Available

Senior Services’ August Newsletter Now Available
Find out how you can enjoy eating from your favorite local restaurants while social distancing or learn about curiosities like Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster - this and much more is offered for residents 50 and over by Forsyth County Senior Services! Visit the Forsyth County Senior Services page for more information on these and other fun stay at home games and classes or call (770) 781-2178.

Forsyth County Recognized as a “County of Excellence” for Transportation Bond Initiative

Forsyth County Recognized as a “County of Excellence” for Transportation Bond Initiative
Forsyth County has been named the recipient of the 2020 County of Excellence award, presented by the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG), in the category of infrastructure and transportation for the County’s innovative approach to addressing community needs with a Transportation Bond.   During their meeting Thursday, July 23, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners recognized the Engineering and Finance Departments for the achievement.   “We are thrilled to be recognized for the work that has been put in place over the past six years with the bond,” said Forsyth County Director of Engineering John Cunard. “Our Transportation Bond set an example for other communities to consider going forward for ...

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