Ordinance Information & Changes

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Proposed Ordinance Amendments

Amendment to Local Act Applicable to the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners

UPDATE:  At the June 16, 2022 Regular Meeting, the Board of Commissioners approved the second of two required approvals for the adoption of the proposed amendment to the enabling legislation.  The Board of Commissioners voted on the first approval at their June 2, 2022 Regular Meeting. 


NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF AMENDMENT TO THE FORSYTH COUNTY ENABLING LEGISLATION

 

Re:       Proposed Amendment to Local Act Applicable to the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners

 

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Commissioners of Forsyth County, Georgia will consider utilizing Home Rule to amend Section 4 of the Act creating the Board of Commissioners of Forsyth County, Georgia, (the Board’s enabling legislation) approved June 30, 1964 (Ga. L. 1964, Ex. Sess., p. 2225), as amended, pursuant to Article IX, Section II, Paragraph I of Georgia Constitution at the Board’s regular meetings on June 2, 2022 and June 16, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220 in the Forsyth County Administration Building located at 110 East Main Street, Cumming, Georgia 30040.  Final action on this proposed modification will occur June 16, 2022. The proposed amendment will modify Section 4 of the enabling legislation pertaining to qualifications of a Board Member, by removing the prohibition against a Board Member holding another county, municipal, or state office. Copies of the proposed amendment (as reflected in the Resolution and Ordinance of Amendment) are on file in the Office of the Clerk of Superior Court of Forsyth County and the Forsyth County Administrative Clerk for the purpose of examination and inspection by the public.

 

Board of Commissioners of Forsyth County, Georgia.

May 11, 2022


Click here to view the amendment.

Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation Regarding Hotel/Motel Excise Tax

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION

 

Notice is hereby given that there will be introduced at the 2021-2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia legislation that will authorize Forsyth County to increase its excise tax on rooms, lodgings, and accommodations (hotel/motel excise tax) from 5% to 8% in accord with O.C.G.A. 48-13-51(b); to provide for required expenditures of the tax during each fiscal year of collection; to provide for an effective date; and for other purposes

June Public Hearing regarding partial update to the Comprehensive Plan

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS

Notice is hereby given that the Forsyth County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing regarding a partial update to the Comprehensive Plan on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.  The purpose of the public hearing shall be to present a draft of an updated Comprehensive Plan based on public feedback gathered in 2021-2022. All residents and any other affected and/or interested persons are invited and encouraged to attend.

The public hearing will be held in the Forsyth County Administration Building, 110 East Main Street, Commissioners Meeting Room 220, Second Floor, Cumming, Georgia.  If you wish to speak at the public hearing before the Planning Commission, you will be required to provide your name and address to staff prior to speaking.  In addition, as a result of continued coronavirus restrictions, participation in the public hearings is also available by phone and virtually.  Information related to these alternative methods of participation may be found on the County’s website at www.forsythco.com or by contacting the Department of Planning and Community Development at 770-781-2115 ext. 2840.

The Comprehensive Plan draft may be viewed online or by visiting the Department of Planning & Community Development, 110 East Main Street, First Floor, Forsyth County Administration Building, Cumming, Georgia, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Amendments related to partial update of Comprehensive Plan

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Click Here to View the Comprehensive Plan 2022-2042 Draft

Click Here to View the Comprehensive Plan Appendices Draft

Public Hearing for Proposed Amendment to the Animal Control Ordinance #11; Municipal Code Chapter 14

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

 

Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, July 21, 2022 at 5:00 p.m., the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider an amendment to the Forsyth County Animal Control Ordinance, otherwise known as Forsyth County Ordinance Number 11 or Chapter 14 of the Forsyth County Code of Ordinances. The public hearing will be held in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220 of the Forsyth County Administration Building at 110 East Main Street, Cumming, Georgia 30040.  The purpose of the public hearing shall be for public review and comment concerning proposed modifications to ensure that pet stores allowing rescue organizations or animal control facilities to conduct adoptions in their facilities do not have an ownership interest or otherwise receive compensation for such activity. A copy of the proposed amendment is on file with the clerk in the Forsyth County Administration Building at 110 East Main Street, Cumming, Georgia 30040 and will be made available upon request.  All Forsyth County residents and any other affected and/or interested persons are invited and encouraged to attend.

 

Forsyth County Board of Commissioners

 June 22, 2022

Click here to view the proposed ordinance amendment.

 

 

July Public Hearing Regarding Partial Update to the Comprehensive Plan

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

Notice is hereby given that the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing regarding a partial update to the Comprehensive Plan at the Board’s meeting on Thursday, July 7, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. in the Forsyth County Administration Building, 110 East Main Street, Commissioners Meeting Room 220, Second Floor, Cumming, Georgia.  The purpose of the public hearing shall be to present a draft of an updated Comprehensive Plan based on public feedback gathered in 2021-2022. All residents and any other affected and/or interested persons are invited and encouraged to attend.

The Comprehensive Plan draft may be viewed online or by visiting the Department of Planning & Community Development, 110 East Main Street, First Floor, Forsyth County Administration Building, Cumming, Georgia, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

June 22, 2022


Click Here to View the Comprehensive Plan 2022-2042 Draft

Click Here to View the Comprehensive Plan Appendices Draft