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Information on Proposed Water Reclamation Facility in Northeast Forsyth

Information on Proposed Water Reclamation Facility in Northeast Forsyth
Forsyth County is planning to design and construct a water reclamation facility that uses advanced wastewater treatment on a 99-acre site in the northeastern portion of the county. At the December 6 Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting and Public Hearings, information on this facility was presented.  The video is available here:   A document containing information and Frequently Asked Questions regarding this facility can be viewed here. On Wednesday, December 12, a Town Hall meeting will be held where residents can learn more about this facility.  The meeting will be held in the Commissioners' Meeting Room (Suite 220) on the second floor of the County Administration Building, 110 ...

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Receives Georgia Recreation and Park Association Agency of the Year Award

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Receives Georgia Recreation and Park Association Agency of the Year Award
Parks & Recreation recognized during state banquet  Forsyth County Parks & Recreation received the Georgia Recreation and Park Association (GRPA) Agency of the Year Award during the GRPA awards banquet on Wednesday, Nov. 7. The award was presented to five population groups within the state, with Forsyth County falling into the largest population category – 150,000 and over.   “The annual state awards banquet celebrates and recognizes exemplary agencies for their work over the last year,” said Parks & Recreation Marketing and Community Relations Manager Laura Pate.   The agency of the year award nomination entry includes information about staff development, budgeting and resources, facilities offered, use of technology and the nominees are judged ...

Forsyth County Commissioners Receive Recognition for Participation in the ACCG Lifelong Learning Academy

Forsyth County Commissioners Receive Recognition for Participation in the ACCG Lifelong Learning Academy
Three commissioners recognized for the achievement At the Nov. 15 Board of Commissioners regular meeting, Forsyth County Commissioners Dennis Brown, Cindy Jones Mills and Laura Semanson were recognized for the completion of their continuing education requirements within the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) Lifelong Learning Academy.   According to the commissioners recognized, the information attained in the Lifelong Learning Academy has played a key role in the decisions they make as county officials and provides them knowledge of the various ways to effectively address issues impacting Forsyth County. Classes offered in the Lifelong Learning Academy are designed to advance the functionality of ...

Notice of Election

Notice of Election
NOTICE OF ELECTION TO THE QUALIFIED VOTERS OF FORSYTH COUNTY, GEORGIA: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on November 6, 2018, an election will be held at the regular polling places in all the election districts of Forsyth County, Georgia (the “County”), at which time there will be submitted to the qualified voters of the County for their determination the question of whether a sales and use tax (the “Sales and Use Tax”) of one percent shall be continued on all sales and uses in the special district created in the County for a period of time of six years commencing upon ...

VIDEO: Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Proclaim August 31 as Overdose Awareness Day

VIDEO: Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Proclaim August 31 as Overdose Awareness Day
During their August 16 regular meeting, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners proclaimed August 31, 2018 as Overdose Awareness Day in Forsyth County. Drug overdose is the number one cause of injury deaths in the nation with an accidental overdose death occurring every 8 minutes, surpassing deaths from motor vehicle accidents or gun homicides according to the Attorney General of Georgia. Local Board Registered Interventionist (CIP) Heather Hayes explains how the Forsyth County community can learn more about prescription drug poisoning and how to provide help to those in need.

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 ...

Town Hall Meeting to Focus on Proposed Continuation of SPLOST Sales Tax

Town Hall Meeting to Focus on Proposed Continuation of SPLOST Sales Tax
The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a town hall meeting Thursday, April 12, at 6 p.m. as the next step in discussions regarding the proposed continuation of the county’s SPLOST penny sales tax. SPLOST stands for Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. It is a special one percent voter-approved sales and use tax in Forsyth County for a specified period of time (up to six years), raising an estimated amount of revenue for designated programs or named capital items. The sales tax has been in place in the county since 1987, when it was first approved by Forsyth ...

SPLOST Sales Tax to be Focus of Special Called Meeting

SPLOST Sales Tax to be Focus of Special Called Meeting
The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a special called meeting Wednesday, March 28 at 9 a.m., as the next step in discussions regarding the proposed continuation of the county’s SPLOST penny sales tax. SPLOST stands for Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. It is a special one percent voter-approved sales and use tax in Forsyth County for a specified period of time (up to six years), raising an estimated amount of revenue for designated programs or named capital items. The sales tax has been in place in the county since 1987, when it was first approved by Forsyth ...

Forsyth Named State’s Healthiest County for Sixth Consecutive Year

Forsyth Named State’s Healthiest County for Sixth Consecutive Year
For the sixth consecutive year, Forsyth County has been named the healthiest county in Georgia. The distinction comes as part of the annual County Health Rankings & Roadmaps study initiated by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The rankings are based on two types of measures: how long people live and how healthy people feel while alive. For more detailed information on the study, visit www.countyhealthrankings.org.

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