Outdoor Water Use

Outdoor Water Use Information The Georgia Water Stewardship Act went into effect statewide on June 2, 2010.  It allows daily outdoor watering for purposes of planting, growing, managing, or maintaining ground cover, trees, shrubs, or other plants only between the hours of 4 pm and 10 am by anyone whose water is supplied by a water system permitted by the Environmental Protection Division. The following outdoor water uses also are allowed daily at any time of the day by anyone: Commercial agricultural operations as defined in Code Section 1-3-3; Capture and reuse of cooling system condensate or storm water in compliance with applicable local ordinances and state guidelines; Reuse of gray water in compliance with Code Section 31-3-5.2 and applicable local board of health regulations adopted pursuant thereto; Use of reclaimed waste water by a designated user from a system permitted by the Environmental Protection Division of the department to provide reclaimed waste water; Irrigation of personal food gardens; Irrigation of new and replanted plant, seed, or turf in landscapes, golf courses, or sports turf fields during installation and for a period of 30 days immediately following the date of installation; Drip irrigation on irrigation using soaker hoses; Hand-watering with a hose with automatic cutoff or handheld container; Use of water withdrawn from private water wells or surface water by an owner or operator of property if such well or surface water is on said property; Irrigation of horticultural crops held for sale, resale or installation; Irrigation of athletic fields, golf courses, or public turf grass recreational areas; Installation, maintenance, or calibration of irrigation systems; or Hydro-seeding. Outdoor water...

2016 SUMMER CAMP SCHEDULE

Below you will find a schedule of Summer Camps that are sponsored by the City of Forsyth.  The camps are held at the Monroe County Recreation Department. 2016 Summer Camp...

City of Forsyth to host Pumptrack Demo Tour

The City of Forsyth will host the Pumptrack Demo Tour at  Country Club Park, June 13th, 2016 from 12:00PM til 3:00PM.  American Ramp Company will be setting up an all wheel pumptrack to be enjoyed by all ages.  Come check it out, bring your bike, skateboard or scooter and have some fun.  Bring the kids for a fun filled day…  Free Hot Dogs, Drinks, Bounce House and Waterslide.  See fliers below for more information…...

Firefighters honored for life saving acts

On July 7, 2015, Forsyth City Council awarded three City Firefighters, Deputy Chief Davis Norris, Firefighter/Paramedic Chris Andrews and Firefighter/EMT Justin Hammond, with the Medal of Valor Award for performance that was above and beyond the call of duty at extreme personal risk and having been instrumental in rescuing and saved another person’s life. Two Monroe County Firefighters, Firefighter Matt Millwood and Jason Smith, were awarded the Valor Ribbon during the Forsyth City Council meeting for performance above and beyond the call of duty at extreme personal risk.  Monroe County Firefighter Jack Adams was awarded the Unit Citation Ribbon for performance beyond normal expectations in an emergency situation. City of Forsyth Fire Chief David Herndon was recognized for his leadership role during the incident. The awards were given to honor the acts of the firefighters involved in the incident occurring on June 15, 2015 where a man had to be rescued form a vehicle that was under a mobile home.  The vehicle had severed a natural gas line and was on top of the free flowing gas line.  The firefighters did not hesitate to enter the vehicle and remove the driver of the vehicle. “We all should be proud that despite the exteme danger, our firefighters acted swiftly, without hesitation and showed great courage in saving a life” stated City Manager, Janice Hall. Firefighter/Paramedic Chris Andrews, Firefighter/EMT Justin Hammond, Firefighter/EMT Daniel Fullmore and Mrs. Marcia English were also recognized for their quick action that resulted in a Life Saved.  On Saturday June 27, 2015, Rescue 101 was dispatched to a man down in Ingles, with CPR in progress.  Rescue...

New Pickup Schedule for Advanced Disposal

Effective April 8th, Advanced Disposal will begin picking up Household Garbage only on Wednesday & Thursday and Yard Debris/Bulk Waste on Friday.  Recyclables will continue to be picked up on Tuesday.

Forsyth Fire Department lowers ISO rating from a 5 to a 2

The Forsyth Fire Department lowered the ISO rating from a 5 to a 2 after the audit was held in Ocotober .  Out of 49,010 cities in the US, only 750 are a class 2.  In the state of Georgia we are 1 out of 27 citites with this rating.  This dramatic drop in the City’s ISO rating is directly attributed ot the hard work of the City of Forsyth Firefighters and the constant support of the Mayor, Council, and Acting City Adminstrator/City Clerk....

Review the New City Charter

In the fall 2014, the City of Forsyth Mayor and Council decided that revisions needed to be made to the city Charter in hopes of improving the efficiency of city government. The City of Forsyth requested assistance from the Middle Georgia Regional Commission to develop a draft of the proposed Charter. A work session for initial input was held by City Council in September 2014, followed by the Regional Commission developing a first draft. Over the ensuing months, additional City Council work sessions were held and revisions were made to the draft proposed Charter. Below is a summary of policy changes that have been proposed to the City Charter as of the final draft dated February 02, 2015. Section 1.13 – Modified to add that the city is allowed to regulate adult entertainment establishments in addition to adult bookstores. Section 2.11 – Term limit for the Mayor is removed to be the consistent with Council Members. Section 2.12 – Maximum length of an appointment to fill a Council vacancy extended from two months to twelve months. Section 2.22 – The current Charter does not contain a definition of an ordinance. The proposed Charter clearly defines ordinance specifically making it different than a resolution. Section 2.28 – Changes the designated Chief Executive Officer from the Mayor to the City Manager. Section 2.29 – Specifically states that the Mayor is the Chief Elected Official. Duties of supervising executive work, preparing an annual operating budget, and coordinating administrative activities are removed from Mayor’s duties. The Mayor retains the authority to disapprove or remove budget line items. Added to Mayor’s enumerated duties are...