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Drinking Water Week is May 5-11

Drinking Water Week is May 5-11
County recognizes importance of water, service of water professionals Forsyth County government, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the water community across North America will celebrate Drinking Water Week May 5-11 by recognizing the vital role drinking water plays in daily life.  “Water is crucial to life, yet it is often something we take for granted,” said Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairman Laura Semanson. “During this week we recognize that tap water delivers public health protection, fire protection, as well as support for our economy and the quality of life we enjoy.”  In addition to recognizing the critical importance of ...

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 ...

Outdoor Burn Ban in Effect

Outdoor Burn Ban in Effect
Ban prohibits outdoor burning through September 30 A countywide, state-mandated ban on outdoor burning goes into effect Wednesday, May 1, and lasts through September 30. The ban prohibits all outdoor burning including the burning of leaves, yard debris and storm damage.  The Georgia Environmental Protection Division imposes this annual ban on outdoor burning to comply with federal clean air regulations and to help improve Georgia’s air quality during the hot summer months, a time when people, particularly young children, are more likely to be outdoors. This outdoor activity also coincides with an increase in ground-level ozone, which is most commonly produced ...

Forsyth County Fire Department to Hold Annual Boot Drive

Forsyth County Fire Department to Hold Annual Boot Drive
Fundraiser held first three Fridays and Saturdays in May The Forsyth County Fire Department will join more than 100 fire departments across Georgia to help “Give Burns the Boot”® during their upcoming annual boot drive benefiting the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation. Weather permitting, firefighters will be collecting donations at storefronts throughout the county on three Fridays and Saturdays: May 3-4, 10-11 and 18-19 in conjunction with local businesses.  Donations collected during the boot drive will be presented to the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation and will be used for fire safety and prevention education and burn survivor services. A portion of 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 Fire Department Begins Aerial's House Toy Collection

Forsyth County Fire Department Begins Aerial's House Toy Collection
The Forsyth County Fire Department is asking for residents' help in making the holiday season brighter for children in need with the annual Aerial's House toy collection. The initiative gets its name from the piece of equipment which is used by the Fire Department known as an aerial ladder truck.   This year is the 16th year of our Aerial's House Program, and it has become a staple of the firefighter outreach program during the holiday season," Forsyth County Fire Division Chief Jason Shivers said.  "It has been a joy to watch the growth of community support for this ...

Keep Forsyth County Beautiful Offering Free Amphibian Monitoring Workshop

Keep Forsyth County Beautiful Offering Free Amphibian Monitoring Workshop
Learn about Georgia’s rich diversity of amphibians   Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB), a Keep America Beautiful Affiliate, and Georgia Adopt-A-Stream are offering a free amphibian monitoring workshop to those ages 12 and older. Participants will learn about Georgia’s rich diversity of amphibians and how to help protect and monitor their lakes, streams and wetlands. The workshop will be led by Dr. Norman Leonard, a biology professor from the University of North Georgia.   The amphibian monitoring course will be held on Saturday, April 23 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Central Park Recreation Center, 2300 Keith Bridge Road. Attendees must ...

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