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Pet Adoption Fees Waived at the Forsyth County Animal Shelter Through Jan. 2

Pet Adoption Fees Waived at the Forsyth County Animal Shelter Through Jan. 2
Third annual “Home for the Holidays” adoption promotion available through January 2   To help make holiday wishes come true for families, and pets, the Forsyth County Animal Shelter is waiving their standard $85 pet adoption fee. The Home for the Holidays promotion begins Saturday, Nov. 30 and will be available for pet adoptions through Jan. 2, 2020. “Home for the holidays has become a time of the year that the entire staff at the shelter looks forward to because we know that our wonderful animals have a great opportunity at finding their forever homes,” said Animal Shelter Manager Cindy Iacopella. “Each of these pets deserves a family to go ...

New Park Amenities Being Added to Matt Community Park

New Park Amenities Being Added to Matt Community Park
Lighted tennis courts, a pavilion and new restroom facilities will be available in summer 2020 Six lighted tennis courts, a pavilion and restroom facilities are being added at Matt Community Park (6555 Wallace Tatum Rd.) in northwest Forsyth County. The new facilities will be located next to the existing playground.  “We are very excited to be adding these amenities to Matt Community Park,” said Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Director Jim Pryor. “The playground at the park is very popular, so adding these facilities nearby makes perfect sense.” Construction is currently underway, and the new amenities are expected to be complete by ...

Forsyth County Receives Highest Bond Ratings from All Major Rating Agencies

Forsyth County Receives Highest Bond Ratings from All Major Rating Agencies
Standard & Poor (S&P), Moody’s and Fitch each provide county with highest rating in 2019 Forsyth County has received a AAA rating, the highest bond rating possible, from credit rating agency Fitch Ratings. With the recognition, the county has now received the highest bond ratings, and the resulting lowest cost of borrowing, from all three major U.S. bond rating services (Moody’s, S&P and Fitch) in 2019.   Bond ratings provided by Moody’s (Aaa) and S&P (AAA) were issued in mid-July following visits from both agencies in June. A subsequent six-year bond issue of nearly $100 million for SPLOST projects was sold with a “true interest cost” of 0.95%, or less than ...

VIDEO: Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’

VIDEO: Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’
Plans are presented for the widening of SR 369, the Animal Shelter waives all adoption fees to help find pets their forever homes during the holidays and Sawnee Mountain Preserve provides hundreds of acres to explore! We cover these topics and more in this month’s episode of ‘Your Forsyth,’ a monthly short-segment video series recapping Forsyth County government highlights from the previous month. Your Forsyth airs all month long on TV Forsyth (Comcast channel 23, AT&T channel 99 and TV Forsyth Live at forsythco.com). The program is also available to watch anytime on the county government’s Facebook page – www.facebook.com/ForsythCountyGovernment – and TV Forsyth On Demand at forsythco.com. 

Parks & Recreation Winter-Spring Activity Guide Now Available

Parks & Recreation Winter-Spring Activity Guide Now Available
Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s 2020 Winter-Spring Activity Guide is now available! The guide includes information on a wide variety of events, activities and programs offered. Residents can view the guide and register online at parks.forysthco.com or in person at any of the county’s three recreation centers, located at Central Park, Fowler Park and Old Atlanta Park.

Forsyth County Courts Unveils New Website

Forsyth County Courts Unveils New Website
On Dec. 3, the Bell-Forsyth Judicial Circuit Office of Court Administration launched a new website. The new site is designed to provide residents with improved access to court information. The new website can be found at forsythcourts.com.   The primary features include a streamlined, more modern design as well as improved search, navigation features and enhanced content. In addition, the new website design is mobile friendly for viewing on devices such as a cell phone or tablet. The new site is designed to allow visitors the ability to find relevant content quickly, reducing the amount of time previously needed to access the needed information.   Visitors to the website will be ...

Forsyth County Awarded Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program Grant

Forsyth County Awarded Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program Grant
Grant to assist individuals with mental illnesses who come in contact with justice system On Sept. 23, 2019, the United States Department of Justice awarded Forsyth County a grant in the amount of $400,000 through its Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP). The county’s match for the grant is $100,000.   The purpose of the grant is to: - Reduce the number of people booked into jails who have mental illnesses - Shorten the length of stay in jails for people who have mental illnesses  - Increase availability of treatment for people who have mental illnesses             - Reduce recidivism rates for people who have mental illnesses    “Our jails have become ...

Voter Registrations & Elections Approves Polling Place Changes and Proposes Boundary Changes

Voter Registrations & Elections Approves Polling Place Changes and Proposes Boundary Changes
Approved changes will be effective during 2020 election cycle During a meeting held Oct. 1, 2019, the Forsyth County Board of Voter Registrations and Elections approved multiple precinct and polling place changes, including the addition of five new Election Day polling places that will be effective starting with the 2020 election cycle.   New precinct cards will be mailed to county residents affected by the approved changes by the end of the year.   “These approved changes will improve the voting process for residents,” said Forsyth County Voter Registrations & Elections Director Mandi Smith. “We encourage all residents to review the changes to ensure that they know where they will be ...

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