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ON THE MOVE: Watch for the Latest Updates on the Ronald Reagan Blvd. Extension Project

ON THE MOVE: Watch for the Latest Updates on the Ronald Reagan Blvd. Extension Project
On this episode of On the Move, Capital Projects Director John Jefferson provides the latest updates and information on the progress of the extension of Ronald Reagan Blvd. in the south portion of the County. On the Move is a video series that provides a behind the scenes, exclusive look at major road, park and building construction projects around Forsyth County! Stay tuned for the next episode of On the Move, coming soon! 

Forsyth County Animal Shelter Waives Adoption Fees Through Remainder of 2021

Forsyth County Animal Shelter Waives Adoption Fees Through Remainder of 2021
Annual “Home for the Holidays” adoption promotion available through January 4 Forsyth County, Georgia – 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 Thursday, Oct. 14, and will be available for pet adoptions through Jan. 4, 2022. “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 homes,” said Animal Shelter Manager Cindy Iacopella. ...

Storm Drain Art Contest Winners Announced

Storm Drain Art Contest Winners Announced
Contest winners to have artwork displayed on various County storm drains Keep Forsyth County Beautiful and the Forsyth County Department of Water & Sewer have announced three high school students as the winners of the 2021 Storm Drain Art Contest. The contest winners are: Zoe Marsh (South Forsyth High School) - “Push Against Litter”  Vivian Chen (Lambert High School) - “River Fish and Rain Fish” Katrina Walden (Forsyth Central High School) - “Salamander Balance” The contest called for current Forsyth County high school students to submit original artwork that educates about water ...

Advance Voting Now Underway: View Current Wait Times for Advance Voting Locations

Advance Voting Now Underway: View Current Wait Times for Advance Voting Locations
Forsyth County residents can now view a digital map displaying current wait times for all Nov. 2 Special Election and City of Cumming Municipal General Election Advance Voting locations. The map, updated by the Forsyth County Voter Registrations and Elections Department and Geographic Information Services, can be found by clicking here. Advance Voting for the Nov. 2 Special Election and City of Cumming Municipal General Election will be offered to Forsyth County registered voters from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and select Saturdays for three weeks, Oct. 12 through Oct. 29, at the following locations.   Advance Voting will be available ...

Forsyth County Creates New Position to Serve as Liaison to Residents and Community

Forsyth County Creates New Position to Serve as Liaison to Residents and Community
Forsyth County Communications and External Affairs announced that Taylor Hall will serve in the newly created position of Community Communications Coordinator. In this role, Hall will manage the County’s community outreach activities and be a dedicated resource within the County government for residents and community groups alike. As Forsyth County increases in size and diversity, she will focus on new ways of engaging residents and stakeholders to ensure the County is accessible and responsive to all.  “Forsyth County is always striving to find new ways to serve our residents and to understand their needs and concerns,” said County Manager Kevin Tanner. ...

Customer Self-Service Portal (CSS) Temporarily Unavailable Friday Evening to Monday Morning

Customer Self-Service Portal (CSS) Temporarily Unavailable Friday Evening to Monday Morning
Forsyth County’s Customer Self- Service Portal (CSS) will be upgraded and unavailable beginning Oct. 8 at 5 p.m. until Oct. 11 at 8 a.m. Services that will be temporarily unavailable include: Applying for permits, plans or licenses Requesting inspections Searching public records, existing permits, plans, inspections, requests or licenses Paying invoices Forsyth County thanks you for your patience.

Section of Big Creek Greenway Opens Following Repairs

Section of Big Creek Greenway Opens Following Repairs
Greenway between Bethelview Road and Kelly Mill Road now open Following scheduled repairs that began in May 2021, the Big Creek Greenway between Bethelview Road (marker 8.3) and Kelly Mill Road (marker 11) is now open for public use.  Repairs included the replacement of nearly 1,000 linear feet of decking and substructure in two separate areas along the greenway. The repairs were made using funds from the Parks & Recreation annual budget.  “The greenway is designed to stroll through the beauty of nature which sometimes provides environmental issues and the elements of nature such as flooding,” said Parks & Recreation Director Jim ...

Advance Voting for November 2 Special Election and City of Cumming Municipal General Election Begins October 12

Advance Voting for November 2 Special Election and City of Cumming Municipal General Election Begins October 12
Advance Voting for the Nov. 2 Special Election and City of Cumming Municipal General Election will be offered to Forsyth County registered voters from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and select Saturdays for three weeks, Oct. 12 through Oct. 29, at the following locations.  Advance Voting will be available on weekdays beginning Tuesday, Oct. 12 through Friday, Oct. 29, and on Saturday, Oct. 16 and 23, at the following locations. Voting hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Forsyth County Voter Registrations and Elections Office (1201 Sawnee Dr.) Cumming City ...

The County Spotlight: Kathy Echols

The County Spotlight: Kathy Echols
Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairman and District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills speaks with Risk Specialist Kathy Echols about her role with Forsyth County Risk Management. All episodes of The County Spotlight can be viewed online by clicking here and can be seen on Forsyth County's government access television channel, TVForsyth, available on Comcast channel 23, AT&T channel 99 and streaming 24/7 from the county’s website.

Mailed Water & Sewer Billing Notices Delayed for Some Customers

Mailed Water & Sewer Billing Notices Delayed for Some Customers
The Department of Water & Sewer’s printing and mailing service that issues billing statements to customers has recently experienced significant staffing issues due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This has resulted in mailed billing statements being delivered later than anticipated to customers. The delayed bills are only impacting customers who receive mailed bill statements. Customers who utilize paperless billing are not impacted by the delayed statements. Customers are encouraged to contact the Department of Water & Sewer with any questions or concerns at (770) 781-2160. Customers are also encouraged to take advantage of the County’s paperless billing options and can register ...

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