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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 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 ...

Turk Joins Forsyth County As Chief Financial Officer

Turk Joins Forsyth County As Chief Financial Officer
Marcus Turk joined Forsyth County government on May 10, 2021, as chief financial officer. In this role, Turk will oversee operations of the County’s Finance, Procurement, Risk Management, Business Licensing and Indigent Defense departments. Turk brings over 20 years of finance and accounting experience. From 2006 to 2012 he was the chief financial officer for the Dekalb County School District. Most recently he was an independent consultant, providing financial services for school districts. “Having a strong financial foundation is crucial to the success of Forsyth County,” said County Manager Kevin Tanner. “Marcus has a successful background in many areas of finance ...

Forsyth County Chief Financial Officer Recognized Following Retirement

Forsyth County Chief Financial Officer Recognized Following Retirement
Following nearly 11 years with Forsyth County government, Chief Financial Officer David Gruen retired on April 23, 2021, and was recognized by the Board of Commissioners for his service on May 6. “Dave helped guide the County’s finances out of the economic downturn when he joined us in 2010 and he has been a key component in making Forsyth County what it is today,” said Chairwoman and District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills. “He has kept Forsyth County taxpayers in mind with his financial management and for that, we are grateful. We wish him well in retirement.” Gruen joined Forsyth County ...

Rent & Utility Relief Program Available for Forsyth County Residents Impacted by COVID-19

Rent & Utility Relief Program Available for Forsyth County Residents Impacted by COVID-19
Rental and utility assistance program available for those unable to pay due to COVID-19   The Forsyth County Rent & Utility Relief Program has been established to provide short-term assistance for renters that can document income loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding is made available through a grant from the U.S. Department of Treasury and will be available beginning Monday, March 8.   Forsyth County will provide rent and utility assistance for qualifying households. Households meeting all of the following criteria will be eligible for assistance:   -        Qualifies for unemployment benefits or has experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs or experienced other financial hardship due directly or indirectly to COVID-19; ...

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 Recognized as a “County of Excellence” for Transportation Bond Initiative

Forsyth County Recognized as a “County of Excellence” for Transportation Bond Initiative
Forsyth County has been named the recipient of the 2020 County of Excellence award, presented by the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG), in the category of infrastructure and transportation for the County’s innovative approach to addressing community needs with a Transportation Bond.   During their meeting Thursday, July 23, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners recognized the Engineering and Finance Departments for the achievement.   “We are thrilled to be recognized for the work that has been put in place over the past six years with the bond,” said Forsyth County Director of Engineering John Cunard. “Our Transportation Bond set an example for other communities to consider going forward for ...

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 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 ...

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