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Various Forsyth County Boards and Commissions will be meeting via teleconference, pursuant to O.C.G.A. 50-14-1(g).  Please click here for information on how to view, access and participate in these meetings.

 

New Fire Station 11 Opens Monday In West Central Forsyth County

New Fire Station 11 Opens Monday In West Central Forsyth County
Construction of new facility funded by SPLOST sales tax and Impact Fees  Forsyth County Fire Department’s new Fire Station 11 (4655 Pittman Road) will officially open on Monday, Sept. 28, to improve service and reduce response times in the west central portion of Forsyth County.  Construction of the new station is funded by the voter-approved Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) VI program and by Impact Fees.   Fire Station 11 is a 12,000 square foot, four-stall station, designed to accommodate the personnel and equipment that will operate out of the facility and to allow for future growth.   In Sept. 2018, the Forsyth ...

Flags Flying at Half-Staff in Honor of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Flags Flying at Half-Staff in Honor of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg
By executive order of Gov. Brian Kemp, the flag of the United States and the Georgia flag at County government facilities will fly at half-staff in honor of and to recognize the passing of Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsberg.  Justice Ginsberg served in her position for 27 years. Flags will fly at half-staff from now until the date of her interment. 

VIDEO: Absentee Voter Drop Box Available for November 3 Elections

VIDEO: Absentee Voter Drop Box Available for November 3 Elections
Registered Forsyth County voters participating in the Nov. 3 General and Special Elections via absentee ballot now have the option to submit their ballot in an official Absentee Ballot Drop Box located outside of the Voter Registrations & Elections Office (1201 Sawnee Dr.). The Absentee Ballot Drop Box, located to the right of the Voter Registrations & Elections Office under the building’s awning, offers voters an alternative to mailing their completed absentee ballot or dropping it off inside the office during business hours. “The box is open 24 hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week, and the awning area where the box is located is very well lit with camera surveillance,” said Director of ...

Portion of Big Creek Greenway Closed for Renovation Project

Portion of Big Creek Greenway Closed for Renovation Project
The section of the Big Creek Greenway multi-use trail from McFarland Pkwy. (mile marker 1.5) to Union Hill Road (mile marker 3.6) is closed immediately due to recent damages and flooding as a result of Tropical Depression Sally, including downed trees and damaged portions of the boardwalk. In addition, renovations to this section will begin soon. The renovation project is anticipated to be completed in 2021.   This project will include the replacement of existing wooden boardwalk sections and raising the profile in some areas of the trail. Walkers, runners and bikers will continue to have access to approximately nine miles of the Greenway trail during the closure. Also, the ...

Advance Voting For November 3 General and Special Election Starts Oct. 12

Advance Voting For November 3 General and Special Election Starts Oct. 12
Advance voting for the Nov. 3 General and Special Election will be offered to registered Forsyth County voters from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and select Saturdays for three weeks, Oct. 12 through Oct. 30, at various locations. Advance voting will be available on weekdays beginning Monday, Oct. 12 through Friday, Oct. 30, and on Saturday, Oct. 17 and 24, at the following locations.   Voting hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Forsyth County Voter Registration and Elections Office (1201 Sawnee Dr.)  Hampton Park Library (5345 Settingdown Road)  ...

Parks & Recreation Launches Official Facebook Page

Parks & Recreation Launches Official Facebook Page
Follow and interact with Forsyth County Parks & Recreation to get the most up-to-date information on all things County parks and discover a park, trail, campground, ball field or facility in your community. The new Facebook page joins the County’s growing social media pages including Forsyth County government, which is now on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Nextdoor as well as the County Animal Shelter on Facebook. Follow Parks and Recreation on Facebook today by clicking here.

Buford Dam Road to be Closed Wednesday, September 16

Buford Dam Road to be Closed Wednesday, September 16
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District Project Management Office at Lake Sidney Lanier advises the public that Buford Dam Road will be temporarily closed for roadway maintenance at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, September 16, 2020. It is expected that the work will be completed by 5 p.m. During this time, use Highway 20 as an alternate route. Parks with entrances inside the work area on Buford Dam Road will also be closed. Parks closed include: - Lower Pool East - Lower Overlook - Lower Pool West - West Bank Turn-out - West Bank

Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Patriot Day, September 11

Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Patriot Day, September 11
The United States flag will be displayed at half-staff at Forsyth County government facilities on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in recognition of Patriot Day following a proclamation by Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp. By a joint resolution approved 12/18/2001, Public Law 107-89 has designated September 11 of each year as "Patriot Day" which also directs flags be lowered to half-staff for the entire day on September 11.

UPDATE: Portion of Big Creek Greenway Closed for Repair Now Open

UPDATE: Portion of Big Creek Greenway Closed for Repair Now Open
UPDATE: The Big Creek Greenway damage has been repaired at section 4.2 - 4.3 and is now reopened. 9.9.2020: The Big Creek Greenway is temporarily closed for repairs between marker 4.2 and 4.3 until 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10. A large tree fell on the greenway Wednesday morning, damaging a portion of the boardwalk between Union Hill Rd. and Fowler Park. 

Voter Registration Deadline for November 3 General and Special Elections is October 5

Voter Registration Deadline for November 3 General and Special Elections is October 5
  Forsyth County residents wishing to register to vote in the Nov. 3 General and Special Elections, or to change their name and/or address on the voter registration list, must do so by Monday, Oct. 5. A Voter Registration Application must be completely filled out, signed and submitted to the Forsyth County Voter Registration and Elections Office in one of the following ways: -        In person at the Voter Registration and Elections Office (1201 Sawnee Dr.) o   Applications must be submitted to the office no later than the close of business at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 5 -        In person at any Forsyth County Public Library o   Hours vary by location -        Mail via USPS o   Applications must ...

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