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Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Facilities Go Tobacco and Vape Free

Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Facilities Go Tobacco and Vape Free
Forsyth becomes 22nd Georgia county to adopt a tobacco-free policy   During their Aug. 1, 2019 meeting, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners approved an ordinance making all county parks tobacco and vape free. The ordinance prohibits the use of tobacco, tobacco products, vapes or other alternative nicotine products in any form at all parks and recreation facilities, indoors and outdoors.   At public hearings on the topic, the Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Board and Forsyth County Health Department expressed their support for tobacco-free parks.   “Tobacco is the leading cause of preventable death and disability in the U.S. so it made sense that the county adopt this ordinance for the safety of our ...

Forsyth County Commission Adopts Millage Rates

Forsyth County Commission Adopts Millage Rates
During two meetings in July, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners adopted all millage rates levied in the county. The county’s portion of the overall millage rate is 7.936 mills, the same as last year.   During a July 23 special called meeting, the Board of Commissioners adopted a required resolution for all millage rates levied in the county, including the Board of Education and the new South Forsyth CID along with the county’s rates adopted July 18.   At the July 18 meeting, the board voted to adopt the county’s Maintenance and Operations (M&O) millage rate of 4.791 mills. Due to the growth in the tax digest, M&O property taxes levied ...

Forsyth County Announces Property Tax Rates M&O, Fire Rates Increased, Bond Rate to be Reduced; Increase in Tax Dollars from Growth in Tax Digest

Forsyth County Announces Property Tax Rates M&O, Fire Rates Increased, Bond Rate to be Reduced; Increase in Tax Dollars from Growth in Tax Digest
Three public hearings to allow for public input   The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners announces its intention to increase the county’s Maintenance & Operating and Fire millage rates. The Bond Rate is advertised to be reduced. Due to the growth in the tax digest, Maintenance & Operating property taxes levied by the County this year will increase by a net 7.42% over the rollback millage rate.   The proposed county net Maintenance & Operations rate increased to 4.791 mills. The proposed Fire rate increased to 2.175 mills. The proposed Bond rate will be reduced to 0.970 mills. These rates will fund the county’s 2020 general operating budget, which is currently in the ...

Public Hearing Regarding Extension of Moratorium On the Acceptance of Land Disturbance Permit Applications

Public Hearing Regarding Extension of Moratorium On the Acceptance of Land Disturbance Permit Applications
At 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, 2019, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider the extension of an emergency moratorium on the acceptance of land disturbance permit application on properties that were zoned Highway Business and Commercial Business before December 31, 2000.  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.  The purpose of the public hearing shall be for public review and comment concerning a possible extension until September 6, 2019 of an emergency moratorium ...

Forsyth County District 4 Commissioner and Vice Chairman Cindy Jones Mills Reappointed to Serve on ACCG’s Board of Managers

Forsyth County District 4 Commissioner and Vice Chairman Cindy Jones Mills Reappointed to Serve on ACCG’s Board of Managers
Forsyth County District 4 Commissioner and Vice Chairman Cindy Jones Mills was recently reappointed and sworn in to serve on the 2019-2020 Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) Board of Managers as an at-large representative. Mills was sworn in by Governor Brian Kemp with other Board members during a special luncheon that took place during the 2019 ACCG Annual Conference at the Savannah Convention Center in Chatham County. “On behalf of the association staff and our membership, I would like to congratulate the newly installed ACCG Board of Managers,” said Executive Director Dave Wills. “Each spring, ACCG welcomes its new leaders, and we remain fortunate to be led ...

Public Hearing Regarding Extension of Moratorium on the Acceptance of Applications for Rezoning to a Res2 Conservation Zoning District

Public Hearing Regarding Extension of Moratorium on the Acceptance of Applications for Rezoning to a Res2 Conservation Zoning District
At 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2019, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider a possible extension to the moratorium on the acceptance of applications for rezoning to a Res2 Conservation zoning district.   The public hearing will be held in the Commissioners Meeting Room, Suite 220, of the Forsyth County Administration Building. The purpose of the public hearing shall be for public review and comment concerning a possible extension of the moratorium until August 16, 2019, on the acceptance of applications for rezoning to a Res2 Conservation zoning district. All Forsyth County residents ...

Public Hearing Regarding Exception to the District 4 Moratorium Rezoned Between Jan. 1, 2000 and Dec. 31, 2012

Public Hearing Regarding Exception to the District 4 Moratorium Rezoned Between Jan. 1, 2000 and Dec. 31, 2012
At 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, 2019, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider a proposed modification and extension to the moratorium barring the acceptance of Land Disturbance Permits for certain properties zoned residential between 2000 to 2012 in Commission District 4. The public hearing will be held in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220 of the Forsyth County Administration Building. The purpose of the public hearing shall be for public review and comment concerning a proposed modification to allow any development otherwise subject to the moratorium that is a multi-phase development, ...

Public Hearing Regarding Proposed Modification Related to Conditional Use Permits for Senior Housing in Res 2

Public Hearing Regarding Proposed Modification Related to Conditional Use Permits for Senior Housing in Res 2
On Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 4 p.m., the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing during a special called meeting for the discussion and consideration of an extension, until July 12, 2019, of the existing moratorium on the acceptance of applications for Conditional Use Permits (CUPS) for senior housing, senior independent living in the Res2 zoning district. 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 attend. Public notice for ...

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 ...

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