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Proposed City of Sharon Springs to be Focus of Town Hall Meeting

Proposed City of Sharon Springs to be Focus of Town Hall Meeting
The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a town hall meeting regarding the proposed city of Sharon Springs on Tuesday, February 27. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Forsyth Conference Center at Lanier Technical College.   The purpose of the town hall meeting is for the Board of Commissioners to hear from the public regarding the proposal to create the new city of Sharon Springs within Forsyth County. The members of Forsyth County’s state delegation are also invited to attend.   During this town hall, public comment is encouraged. ...

Eagle’s Beak Park Now Open in Northwest Forsyth County

Eagle’s Beak Park Now Open in Northwest Forsyth County
Park features a canoe and kayak river launch and nature trails   Northwest Forsyth County is home to the county’s newest passive park, Eagle’s Beak Park, located at 8420 Old Federal Road in Ball Ground. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the new park August 7. The park’s construction was funded by the Parks, Recreation and Green Space Bond approved by Forsyth County voters in 2008 and by the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) VI program.   The new 226-acre park features a canoe and kayak launch on the Etowah River, nature trails, restroom facility and parking.   “We are ...

Overlay for Coal Mountain Area of Northern Forsyth County Adopted

Overlay for Coal Mountain Area of Northern Forsyth County Adopted
Overlay aimed at visual unity, elevated design quality   An overlay for the Coal Mountain area of northern Forsyth County was adopted by the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners at their meeting July 6. An overlay district is a defined geographic area that encompasses one or more zoning districts and that imposes additional requirements above and beyond those required by the underlying zoning district.   The Coal Mountain Overlay is intended to create visual unity through an elevated level of design quality applied throughout the area. Simultaneously, the overlay is designed to enhance the individuality of three distinct ...

Temporary Closure of Martin Road

Temporary Closure of Martin Road
Updated August 18, 2017: The reconstructed intersection of Martin Road at State Route 9 in northern Forsyth County reopened to through traffic this morning. Thank you to motorists’ for your patience during the temporary closure that allowed these improvements to be completed. A portion of Martin Road, located in northern Forsyth County, will be temporarily closed to through traffic beginning Monday, June 12. The closure will allow for reconstruction of the intersection at Martin Road and State Route 9. The road is expected to re-open to through traffic on or before Friday, August 18, weather permitting. Motorists’ patience during this temporary closure ...

Public Hearing Regarding Land Disturbance Permit Moratorium

Public Hearing Regarding Land Disturbance Permit Moratorium
Update: At their meeting June 15, 2017 the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners approved extending the moratorium until September 15, 2017. The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Thursday, June 15, 2017, to consider a possible extension, until September 15, 2017, of the moratorium originally adopted on December 20, 2016, and most recently extended on March 20, 2017, on the acceptance of land disturbance permit applications for uses identified in Chapter 12 of the Unified Development Code and commercial components within an MPD on property located within Coal Mountain, which for purposes of this advertisement ...

Public Hearing Regarding District 4 Land Disturbance Permit Moratorium

Public Hearing Regarding District 4 Land Disturbance Permit Moratorium
Update: At their May 18, 2017 meeting, the Board of Commissioners approved a 90-day extension of the moratorium.  The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at 5 p.m. to consider a possible extension, until August 18, 2017, of the emergency, temporary moratorium adopted on April 18, 2017, barring the acceptance of Land Disturbance Permits for certain properties in Commission District. The public hearing will be held in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220 of the Forsyth County Administration Building. The purpose to the public hearing shall be for public review and ...

New Forsyth County Fire Station 8 Now Open in Northeast Forsyth County

New Forsyth County Fire Station 8 Now Open in Northeast Forsyth County
Construction of new facility funded by SPLOST sales tax and Impact Fees Forsyth County officially opened new Fire Station 8 in the northeast portion of the county with a hose uncoupling ceremony on Friday, April 21. Construction of new Fire Station 8 was funded by a combination of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) VI program and Impact Fees. Located at 6015 Keith Bridge Road, the new fire station replaced the former Station 8, which had been built by volunteers, was opened in 1984 and had far exceeded its life expectancy. The new Fire Station 8 was designed for ...

Forsyth Named State’s Healthiest County for Fifth Consecutive Year

Forsyth Named State’s Healthiest County for Fifth Consecutive Year
For the fifth consecutive year, Forsyth County has been named the healthiest county in Georgia. The distinction comes as part of the annual County Health Rankings & Roadmaps study initiated by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The rankings are based on county residents’ quality of life and length of life, and the report presents a series of other factors that help influence those criteria. Among those components are health behaviors (obesity, tobacco use, access to exercise opportunities, etc.), clinical care, social and economic factors like unemployment and poverty, and physical environment. For more ...

Lanierland Park in Northeast Forsyth County Now Open

Lanierland Park in Northeast Forsyth County Now Open
Project funded by Parks, Recreation and Green Space Bond and Impact Fees Northeast Forsyth County is now home to a new 109-acre park, for which ground was broken last spring. The new Lanierland Park, located at 6115 Jot-Em-Down Road, was funded by the Parks, Recreation and Green Space Bond approved by voters in 2008 and by Impact Fees. Phase I of the park includes four rectangular synthetic turf fields, four picnic pavilions, a playground, restroom and concession facilities, and parking. The county purchased the land for Lanierland Park in 2009 with funds from the Parks, Recreation and Green Space Bond. ...

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