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Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Recognize Aug. 31 as Overdose Awareness Day

Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Recognize Aug. 31 as Overdose Awareness Day
According to the CDC, an average of 256 people-per-day died from an overdose in 2020, which was an annual increase of 30%.  To recognize the impact of addiction and drug overdose in our communities, the Board of Commissioners proclaimed Aug. 31 as OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY in Forsyth County.  Community members who lost loved ones spoke at the presentation on the need to raise awareness in order to combat stigma and educate our community about prescription overdose prevention.   

The County Spotlight: Clay White

The County Spotlight: Clay White
Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman and District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills speaks with Staff Attorney for the Superior Court Clay White about his role with Forsyth County.   All episodes of The County Spotlight can be viewed online by clicking here and can be seen on Forsyth County's government access television channel, TVForsyth, available on Comcast channel 23, AT&T channel 99 and streaming 24/7 from the county’s website.

Forsyth County Employees Recognized for Reaching 25, 30 and 35 Year Work Milestones

Forsyth County Employees Recognized for Reaching 25, 30 and 35 Year Work Milestones
During their Aug. 5 meeting, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners recognized employees that reached 25, 30 and 35 year work anniversaries during 2020. Photos from the recognitions can be found by clicking here. The following employees were recognized for their service: 35 Year Milestone: - Assistant to the County Manager Cindy Henderson (Administration) 30 Year Milestone: - Athletic and Natural Resources Program Manager James Brennan (Parks & Recreation)  - Fire Chief Barry Head (Fire Department) - Deputy First Class James Rush (Sheriff’s Office) - Deputy Clerk, Senior Anna Coker (Clerk of Courts) 25 Year Milestone: - Arson Investigator, Senior Steven Anderson (Fire Department)  - Planning Manager Lori Kyle (Planning & Community Development) - Deputy Fire Marshall Steve ...

Eagle Scout Recognized by Board of Commissioners for Earning All Merit Badges

Eagle Scout Recognized by Board of Commissioners for Earning All Merit Badges
During their Aug. 5 meeting, the Board of Commissioners recognized Omkar Tamhane, a rising junior at Lambert High School and Eagle Scout, for completing all 137 merit badges through the Boy Scouts of America. This achievement is very rare with less than 500 scouts in history completing it. Tamhane completed his badges by attending merit badge clinics over weekends and meeting with merit badge counselors from his troop. After completing all merit badges, Tamhane said he gained a sense of personal finance, learned how to cook, went fly-fishing, water and snow skiing, and much more as he experienced new things and ...

Forsyth County Leaders Address Covid-19 Delta Variant

Forsyth County Leaders Address Covid-19 Delta Variant
Vaccines available weekdays through District 2 Public Health in Forsyth County  Following a recent uptick in the number of COVID-19 cases, and reports of the virus’s Delta variant spreading, Forsyth County government leaders met with the County’s Emergency Management Agency Director, Northside Hospital Forsyth administration and officials with District 2 Public Health (D2PH) on Aug. 2.    “Hearing our local health leaders and partners discuss the increase in positive cases is unsettling,” said Forsyth County Chairwoman/District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills. “The data shows a growing number of positive cases in our community, primarily among those who are unvaccinated. We will ...

Forsyth County Commission Adopts Millage Rates

Forsyth County Commission Adopts Millage Rates
During their July 22 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 the same as 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. 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 ...

Forsyth County Announces Property Tax Rates M&O, Bond and Fire Rates Expected To Remain The Same; Increase In Tax Dollars From Growth In Tax Digest

Forsyth County Announces Property Tax Rates M&O, Bond and Fire Rates Expected To Remain The Same; Increase In Tax Dollars From Growth In Tax Digest
July 22 public hearing to allow for public input The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners has announced its intention to maintain the County’s Maintenance & Operations, Bond and Fire millage rates currently in place with no change. Due to the growth in the tax digest, Maintenance & Operations property taxes levied by the County this year will increase by a net 1.98% over the rollback millage rate. The proposed County Maintenance & Operations rate remains unchanged at 4.791 mills. The proposed Fire rate remains unchanged at 2.175 mills. The proposed Bond rate remains unchanged at 0.930 mills. These rates will fund ...

Forsyth County Passes Measure to Provide Easier Access to Agritourism

Forsyth County Passes Measure to Provide Easier Access to Agritourism
During their July 8 meeting, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners approved an amendment to the County’s Unified Development Code (UDC) to allow for qualifying agricultural properties to obtain a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for the purpose of agritourism. “If someone receives this designation, it would be open to anything agriculture. If they want to have a restaurant to serve food grown on their farm, they could do that. If they wanted to have a petting zoo, sell Christmas trees, they could do that. Nothing is off limits as long as it is in the definition of agritourism,” said Forsyth ...

VIDEO: Forsyth County Joins the Atlanta Regional Commission

VIDEO: Forsyth County Joins the Atlanta Regional Commission
Forsyth County has joined the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), leaving the Georgia Mountain Regional Commission (GMRC), effective July 1, 2021. With the addition of Forsyth County to the ARC, the regional planning and intergovernmental coordination agency for various metro-Atlanta counties and cities now serves 11 counties including Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale.  “After decades of a fruitful and mutual relationship with GMRC, Forsyth County looks forward to the regional partnership that ARC will bring,” said Board of Commissioners Chairwoman Cindy Jones Mills. “The transition over to the Atlanta Regional Commission will give Forsyth County ...

Forsyth County Announces Property Tax Rates M&O, Bond and Fire Rates Expected To Remain The Same; Increase In Tax Dollars From Growth In Tax Digest

Forsyth County Announces Property Tax Rates M&O, Bond and Fire Rates Expected To Remain The Same; Increase In Tax Dollars From Growth In Tax Digest
Three public hearings to allow for public input The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners today announces its intention to maintain the County’s Maintenance & Operations, Bond and Fire millage rates currently in place with no change. Due to the growth in the tax digest, Maintenance & Operations property taxes levied by the County this year will increase by a net 1.98% over the rollback millage rate. The proposed County Maintenance & Operations rate remains unchanged at 4.791 mills. The proposed Fire rate remains unchanged at 2.175 mills. The proposed Bond rate remains unchanged at 0.930 mills. These rates will fund the ...

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