Letter from the Mayor

Dear Neighbor, On behalf of the Forsyth City Council and myself I would like to commend you for your generosity and support of those evacuees taking shelter in Forsyth during Hurricane Matthew.  Forsyth showed that we are a community that cares. We are a community that helps our neighbors when they are in need. Not just the neighbors we know, but the neighbors we have never met. Not just the neighbors next door, or across town, but across the state and the southeast. We appreciate all the churches, groups and individuals who offered their help and support. We also want to acknowledge the outstanding work of City Manager Janice Hall and the dedicated City staff, the City Police and Fire Departments, and the Convention and Visitors Bureau. Together with some volunteers from Leadership Monroe, we put together over 1,200 welcome bags for evacuees. The welcome bags were distributed through the hotels, from police cruisers and fire trucks, and the Welcome Center. Many of our local restaurants offered specials for our visitors. The Monroe County Library offered free special children’s movie showings on Saturday to keep families entertained.   Again, we are proud of the Forsyth and Monroe County community as we worked together during an especially difficult time. Thank you! I am proud to call you my neighbors!   Best regards,   Eric S. Wilson...

FALL FESTIVAL

ON THE SQUARE The Fall Festival will be held Monday, October 31st, from 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM on Main Street. Family Fun For All 1st ever Pumpkin Carving Contest – Drop off your pre-carved pumpkin on the square at 6:00 PM. Age participation categories: 4 years to 8 years 8 years to 12 years Winners will be announced at 6:30...

SeeClickFix Forsyth

 SeeClickFix Forsyth – Free Mobile App for Citizen Reporting Report and follow non-emergency neighborhood issues with this free mobile app.  The SeeClickFix Forsyth free mobile app is available for download on Android and iPhone.  Citizens can follow progress reports of the issues on the SeeClickFix Forsyth page and seeclickfix.com.     ...

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...