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To view information on the vaccine distribution phases, please click here. To view the presentation from Forsyth County EMA regarding the County's initial plan for vaccine dispensing, please click here. The video of the presentation is available on this page.

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VIDEO: Forsyth County hosts COVID-19 Vaccination Events

VIDEO: Forsyth County hosts COVID-19 Vaccination Events
Forsyth County held two COVID-19 vaccination events this week, with two more completely booked, appointment-based events set for next week. The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners recognized the need to increase the opportunity for residents to receive COVID-19 vaccines. County departments worked together to organize the events.  “Our Emergency Management Director Chris Grimes pulled together resources from the County’s Information Systems & Technologies, Fire Department and Sheriff’s Office, as well our partners at Northside Hospital and Public Health, to make these appointments available,” said County Manager Kevin Tanner. “We also greatly appreciate the two organizations from our faith community who are allowing us to use their facilities.” Photos from ...

Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Elects Officers for 2021

Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Elects Officers for 2021
During their first meeting of the year on Jan. 7, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners elected officers for 2021.   District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills was elected to serve as chairman; District 1 Commissioner Molly Cooper was elected to serve as vice chairman; and District 2 Commissioner Alfred John 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.   For more information on the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners, click here.

Three Forsyth County Commissioners Sworn In

Three Forsyth County Commissioners Sworn In
Click here to view photos from the ceremonies. In a ceremony held Tuesday, Dec. 29, at the Forsyth County Administration Building, the newest member of the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners took his oath of office. Newly elected Forsyth County District 2 Commissioner Alfred John was sworn in during a ceremony by Forsyth County Probate Judge Woody Jordan. District 2 covers much of the southern portion of the county. John fills the post held by Dennis Brown who did not run for re-election. Laura Semanson was also sworn in on Dec. 29 for her second term as the District 5 commissioner. District 5 encompasses an eastern sweep of the ...

Forsyth County Declares Local State of Emergency Following Tropical Storm Zeta

Forsyth County Declares Local State of Emergency Following Tropical Storm Zeta
Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairman Laura Semanson signed a declaration of a local state of emergency Thursday, Oct. 29. To view the declaration, click here. “The high winds and heavy rain from Tropical Storm Zeta during the early morning hours today have downed trees, created power outages, and impacted property and roadways in our community,” said Semanson. “This declaration allows the County to activate our Emergency Operations Plan (EOP), providing for the protection of the health, safety and welfare of the residents of Forsyth County.” The activation of the EOP, which is managed by the Emergency Management Director, allows the County to take specific, timely actions to facilitate storm ...

Public Hearing Regarding Extension of Moratorium on Developments Zoned Res6, Res4 and R3

Public Hearing Regarding Extension of Moratorium on Developments Zoned Res6, Res4 and R3
At 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider the possible ratification, adoption and/or extension, until December 4, 2020, of an existing moratorium on the acceptance of applications for multifamily and single family attached developments on properties zoned Res6, Res4 and R3. The public hearing will be held in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220, of the Forsyth County Administration Building (110 East Main Street). All Forsyth County residents and any other affected and/or interested persons are invited and encouraged to attend. In addition, as a result of continued coronavirus restrictions, participation in the public hearings will ...

Forsyth County Commission Adopts Millage Rates

Forsyth County Commission Adopts Millage Rates
During their July 23 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 slightly less than 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.   During the meeting, 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 will increase by a net 2.07% ...

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

 Forsyth County Announces Property Tax Rates M&O, Fire Rates Expected to Remain the Same, 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 today announces its intention to maintain the county’s Maintenance & Operating and Fire millage rates currently in place with no change. Due to the growth in the tax digest, Maintenance & Operating property taxes levied by the County this year will increase by a net 2.07% 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 will be reduced to 0.930 mills, a 4.1% decrease. These rates will fund the county’s 2021 general operating budget, which is ...

Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Proclaim Support for Law Enforcement

Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Proclaim Support for Law Enforcement
During their July 9 regular meeting, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners proclaimed their support and appreciation for law enforcement at the local, State and federal level, and applauded their commitment to selfless service on behalf of Forsyth County, the State of Georgia and the nation. There are approximately 800,000 law enforcement officers serving in communities across the United States, with more than 600 local law enforcement agencies in the state of Georgia and Forsyth County has the fourth largest full-service Sheriff’s Office in Georgia. The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners believes the role of law enforcement within our community is of profound importance. Read the full proclamation read ...

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

 Forsyth County Announces Property Tax Rates M&O, Fire Rates Expected to Remain the Same, 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 today announces its intention to maintain the county’s Maintenance & Operating and Fire millage rates currently in place with no change. Due to the growth in the tax digest, Maintenance & Operating property taxes levied by the County this year will increase by a net 2.07% 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 will be reduced to 0.930 mills, a 4.1% decrease. These rates will fund the county’s 2021 general operating budget, which is ...

Forsyth County Breaks Ground on New Dog Park Adjacent to Animal Shelter

Forsyth County Breaks Ground on New Dog Park Adjacent to Animal Shelter
Dog park slated for completion in Fall 2020 Forsyth County officials, staff and guests gathered Thursday, June 25, to break ground for the County’s new dog park located across from the County Animal Shelter (4065 County Way) in north Forsyth just off SR 400. Once complete, the park will feature synthetic dog turf, dog water fountains, climbing boulder, wooded areas, dog walk ramp, tunnel, sunshades, shaded benches and two family-style restrooms. SEE IMAGES FROM THE EVENT BY CLICKING HERE.  During the groundbreaking ceremony, County Commission Chairman Laura Semanson, District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills and Animal Shelter Director Cindy Iacopella thanked those who made the funding for the ...

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