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Public Hearing regarding Proposed Modification to District 4 Land Disturbance Permit Moratorium

Public Hearing regarding Proposed Modification to District 4 Land Disturbance Permit Moratorium
On Tuesday, February 12, 2019 15 at 4 p.m., the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider a possible extension, until May 16, 2019, of the existing moratorium on the acceptance of Land Disturbance Permits for properties in Commission District 4 zoned between January 1, 2000, and December 31, 2012, to a residential zoning designation, except for agricultural properties. The public hearing will be held 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 ...

Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Elects Officers for 2019

Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Elects Officers for 2019
During their first meeting of the year on January 4, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners elected officers for 2019. District 5 Commissioner Laura Semanson was elected to serve as chairman; District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills was elected to serve as vice chairman; and District 2 Commissioner Dennis Brown will serve as secretary. The Board of Commissioners is made up of five members, each living in a specific district and elected by their district to serve four-year terms. Each year in January, the five members elect officers for the coming year.

Updated Information on Proposed Reclamation Facility in Northeast Forsyth

Updated Information on Proposed 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 Wednesday, December 12 Town Hall meeting, attendees submitted questions regarding the proposed new facility. Residents can view those questions and responses by clicking here.  A previously created document containing information and Frequently Asked Questions regarding this facility can be viewed here. The Town Hall meeting can be viewed by clicking here. 

Two Forsyth County Commissioners Sworn In

Two Forsyth County Commissioners Sworn In
In a ceremony held Monday, December 17 at the Forsyth County Administration Building, the newest member of the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners took her oath of office. Newly-elected Forsyth County District 1 Commissioner Molly Cooper was sworn in during a ceremony by Forsyth County Probate Judge Woody Jordan. District 1 covers much of the central and western portions of the county. Cooper fills the post held by R.J. (Pete) Amos who did not run for re-election. Todd Levent was also sworn in for his third term as District 3 commissioner. District 3 covers the southwest portion of the county.  The ...

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 ...

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