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Ground Broken for New Juvenile Justice Center

Ground Broken for New Juvenile Justice Center
Funding for new center provided by Capital Outlay Fund Ground was broken on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, for a new Forsyth County Juvenile Justice Center that will replace the current facility located at 875 Lanier 400 Pkwy.  The new Juvenile Justice Center will be located at the site of the current facility. The center will be approximately 70,000 square feet with three levels including unfinished shell space on the second level for future expansion. This facility will include two courtrooms, conference rooms and administrative offices. The facility was designed to incorporate natural elements and lighting designed to provide a calming effect. “Juvenile ...

Read December's Edition of the Your Forsyth Newsletter

Read December's Edition of the Your Forsyth Newsletter
Forsyth County and GDOT break ground on the SR 369 and SR 400 project. Also, a new dog park opens next to the County Animal Shelter (4060 County Way), and we provide information on how to cast your vote in the Jan. 5 General and Special Election Runoff. We cover these topics and more in this month’s newsletter recapping Forsyth County government highlights from the previous month. To read the monthly newsletter, click here.

Advance Voting for January 5 General Election & Special Election Runoff Starts December 14

Advance Voting for January 5 General Election & Special Election Runoff Starts December 14
Advance voting for the Jan. 5 General Election & Special Election Runoff will be offered to registered Forsyth County voters for three weeks at five locations (excluding observed holidays).   Advance voting will be available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays beginning Monday, Dec. 14, through Thursday, Dec. 31, at the following locations (excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day):   Forsyth County Voter Registration and Elections Office (1201 Sawnee Dr.) Hampton Park Library (5345 Settingdown Road) Parks & Recreation Natural Resources Operations Center (1605 Canton Hwy.) Sharon Springs Park Community Building (1950 Sharon Road) Midway Park Community Building (5100 Post Road)   Please note that there is no voting at any location on the Monday prior to any election.   For all in-person voting, voters must ...

Parks & Recreation Winter-Spring Activity Guide Now Available

Parks & Recreation Winter-Spring Activity Guide Now Available
Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s 2021 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.

December 7 Set as Voter Registration Deadline For January 5 Runoff

December 7 Set as Voter Registration Deadline  For January 5 Runoff
Monday, Dec. 7, 2020, is the last day Forsyth County residents can register to vote for the Jan. 5, 2021 General Election & Special Election Runoff, or to change their name and/or address on the January 5, 2021 voter registration list.   A Voter Registration Application must be completed, 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.) Applications must be submitted to the office no later than the close of business at 4:30 p.m. ...

Department of Water and Sewer Wins Multiple Awards

Department of Water and Sewer Wins Multiple Awards
Georgia Association of Water Professionals Recognizes Facility and Systems During the Nov. 19 Board of Commissioners meeting, Forsyth County’s Department of Water and Sewer was recognized by the Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) for excellence in multiple areas. The James Creek Water Reclamation Facility received the highest score among all of the applicants in its capacity classification and was selected as Water Reclamation Facility of the Year in the 1 to 3 million gallons per day category. In addition to the award for facility, the department also received two Gold Awards. The first was for the County’s distribution system, which delivers fresh water to homes, businesses and schools. This is ...

Lane Closures on SR 400 at Pilgrim Mill Road Expected Nov. 23-24

Lane Closures on SR 400 at Pilgrim Mill Road Expected Nov. 23-24
SR 400 will have scheduled daytime lane closures and traffic paces at Pilgrim Mill Road for median construction Monday, Nov. 23, through Tuesday, Nov. 24. Below is the schedule of planned traffic impacts: Monday, Nov. 23 (7 a.m. to 3 p.m.)                               • One lane (inside) closure on SR 400 northbound at Pilgrim Mill Road • Several traffic paces on SR 400 northbound Monday, Nov. 23 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)                               • One lane (inside) closure on SR 400 southbound at ...

Virtual Open House Set for Hightower Landfill Compliance Updates

Virtual Open House Set for Hightower Landfill Compliance Updates
Public information open house set for 6 p.m. on Dec. 2 Forsyth County Recycling & Solid Waste Environmental Compliance will host a virtual public information open house on Wednesday, Dec. 2, to update residents on proposed enhancements to the EPD compliance plan for Hightower Landfill (which is closed).   Officials will be available during the open house, held from 6-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2, via Zoom video conferencing, to discuss the scope of a Hightower Landfill Methane Remediation Plan as well as a Potassium Permanganate Groundwater Remediation Pilot Program. Both are enhancements to the current corrective action plan, as approved by EPD, to maintain compliance.   “Methane and groundwater contaminants are components ...

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held for Coal Mountain Dog Park

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held for Coal Mountain Dog Park
New dog park in north Forsyth County now open Forsyth County officials, staff and guests gathered Tuesday, Nov. 17, to officially open the Coal Mountain Dog Park (4060 County Way). The new park is located across from the County Animal Shelter in north Forsyth.  “I look forward to seeing the special family bonds this park will help create for generations to come,” said District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills. “We hope that being so close to the shelter will encourage our community to embrace and adopt animals who still need a home.” The park features synthetic dog turf, dog water fountains, climbing ...

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