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County Offices Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

County Offices Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Forsyth County government offices will be closed Monday, January 20, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This includes county offices, the animal shelter, Senior Services, the three recreation centers and the three recycling convenience centers.

Community Input Sought on Future Denmark Park and Other Park Renovation Projects

Community Input Sought on Future Denmark Park and Other Park Renovation Projects
Forsyth County Parks and Recreation will host three community input meetings for resident feedback on plans for the future Denmark Park as well as renovation projects planned for Bennett Park (5930 Burruss Mill Rd.) and Sharon Springs Park (1950 Sharon Rd.).  “We encourage all residents to attend the meetings to engage in the park design process at Denmark Park and to provide their feedback on future renovation projects at Bennett Park and Sharon Springs Park,” said Director of Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor.  Denmark Park Community Input Meeting - A community input meeting will be held from 4 to 7 ...

Fleetwood Drive to Close to Through Traffic Until May 19 Beginning January 20

Fleetwood Drive to Close to Through Traffic Until May 19 Beginning January 20
A portion of Fleetwood Dr. will be temporarily closed to through traffic beginning Monday, Jan. 20, through Tuesday, May 19, to allow for the construction of a barrier wall and grade change. The road will be closed between the Pilgrim Mill Rd./Fleetwood Dr. intersection and the Fleetwood Dr./Century Dr. intersection. A detour will be available along Century Dr. and Pilgrim Mill Rd. Signs will be in place providing directions for drivers on Fleetwood Dr., Pilgrim Mill Rd. and Century Dr. during the closure. The road is expected to re-open to through traffic on Wednesday, May 20, weather permitting.  To view this and other projects, visit the county’s ...

Forsyth County Expands and Upgrades Water Facilities

Forsyth County Expands and Upgrades Water Facilities
The Forsyth County Water and Sewer Department has recently completed upgrades and expansions to a water reclamation facility (WRF) and is in the process expanding and finalizing upgrades at another facility. System improvements were recently completed at the James Creek WRF, including those that would influence reliability and redundancy. These upgrades followed a project in 2018 that increased the facility’s capacity from 1 million gallons per day (MGD) to 2.5 MGD. The James Creek WRF was constructed in 2006-2007 to serve the residential communities in the drainage basins of James Creek and Daves Creek.   The Fowler WRF is currently undergoing an ...

Open House Set for Proposed South Forsyth Design Standards and Branding

Open House Set for Proposed South Forsyth Design Standards and Branding
Recommendations to be presented Jan. 22 for public feedback Forsyth County will host an open house to gather feedback from residents, business owners and property owners on south Forsyth’s commercial design standards and branding proposal.   The open house will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22, at the Sharon Forks Public Library (2820 Old Atlanta Rd.). During the drop-in open house meeting, attendees will have the opportunity to view design proposals, ask questions and comment on the concepts presented by staff and the project’s consultant.   The preliminary standards and marketing brand, drafted following a Sept. 2019 design workshop, are being created to help support a ...

Registration Open for Forsyth County Fire Department Citizens’ Fire Academy

Registration Open for Forsyth County Fire Department Citizens’ Fire Academy
Free hands-on program educates residents about fire services   Now in its seventh year, the 10-week Forsyth County Fire Department Citizens’ Fire Academy offers participants an inside look at the profession of firefighting. Forsyth County residents interested in participating are invited to register for the upcoming program.   “The academy is truly a unique chance for citizens to get a behind-the-scenes look at their fire department and the services that we provide to protect them each day,” said Fire Chief Barry Head. “Not only will participants get a hands-on learning experience, but they also will get to interact with first responders.”   The Citizens’ Fire Academy will be held on 10 consecutive Tuesday evenings ...

Information Regarding Proposed Southeast Forsyth Asphalt Plant

Information Regarding Proposed Southeast Forsyth Asphalt Plant
Update on Asphalt Plant Public Hearing: During the Dec. 19, 2019 meeting, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners voted to terminate the county-initiated Conditional Use Permit (CUP) request for an asphalt plant in SE Forsyth. However, because of the timing of the publication of the agenda for the Jan. 9, 2020 meeting, the public hearing for this CUP (CP190040) still appears on the Jan. 9 agenda. Because the application has been terminated, the Board is anticipated to vote during the Jan. 9 meeting to remove the public hearing (No. 5) from the agenda.    There have been a number of questions ...

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