Latest updates from the campaign:
Latest Plans for Lanierland Park
New plans have been approved for a north Forsyth park, including plans for the relocation of a special baseball and softball field for players with disabilities.
Eagle’s Beak Park awarded the GOSP Grant
Eagle’s Beak park has been awarded the GOSP grant for $2,250,000. The county has to put in $500,000. When I saw this grant opportunity, I contacted our grant writer, Angelia Johnson, and park director, Jim Pryor, and they started to work. We actually had been working on a plan for Eagle’s Beak so the timing was perfect. For folks that live in that area, you should know that when the HOST fee bill was passed a couple of years ago, Rep. Kevin Tanner worked with us to add language that 1/2 of the increase in the HOST fee would have to be spent in the area that endures the landfill. Because of that, we had the money to go toward this grant. This grant fits perfectly with our comp plan as we will tie this park improvement to the Trail of Tears and the history of Native Americans living in this area along Old Federal Road. The plan has a Native American walk along the Etowah River, a very large playground and pavilions for families to enjoy, and will connect to the Sherrill House and the Native American graves the Historical Society has secured. The land at Eagle’s Beak is flood plain and the right equipment and placards will have to be installed to endure flooding like we have experienced recently. Very excited to get this grant and to honor our county’s history. Thank you to our state leaders who wrote letters of support for this grant and to Michael Dudgeon and Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan for their assistance as well.
Commissioners Give Annual State of the County Address
DOJ awards Forsyth County $400,000 mental health grant
Forsyth County announced this week that it has been granted $400,000 by the United States Department of Justice to sponsor programs aimed at promoting mental health and reducing jail populations.
Forsyth County ready to unveil new veterans statue.
A new statue to honor veterans in Forsyth County is ready for the public.
Commission Adopts MOU for Advanced Disposal and Eagle Point Landfill
Forsyth County has come to an agreement with a local landfill.
Forsyth County Adopts Coal Mountain Overlay
The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners adopted an overlay July 6 for the Coal Mountain area of northern Forsyth County.