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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 ...

WATCH: Chairwoman Cindy Jones Mills Delivers the Annual State of the County Address

WATCH: Chairwoman Cindy Jones Mills Delivers the Annual State of the County Address
On Tuesday, May 18, 2021, Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairman and District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills delivered the annual State of the County address. During her remarks, Mills highlighted milestones, events and achievements from the previous year, including the County’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, while also looking ahead to plans for the future. Please find images from the 2021 State of the County event here.

The County Spotlight: Stephanie Holbrook

The County Spotlight: Stephanie Holbrook
Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman and District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills speaks with Procurement Agent II Stephanie Holbrook about her role with Forsyth County government. 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.

The County Spotlight: Emergency Management Agency Director Chris Grimes

The County Spotlight: Emergency Management Agency Director Chris Grimes
Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman and District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills speaks with EMA Director Chris Grimes about his role with Forsyth County government and his role with the County’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 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.

The County Spotlight: Water & Sewer Director (Retired) Tim Perkins

The County Spotlight: Water & Sewer Director (Retired) Tim Perkins
Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairman and District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills speaks with Water & Sewer Department Director Tim Perkins about his role with Forsyth County government and his final day with Forsyth County on Tuesday, Feb. 3. 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.

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