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Forsyth County commissioners to host town hall on proposed new city

By Derreck Booth Anchor/reporter
As legislation to create a new city in Forsyth County moves through the gold dome, county commissioners have scheduled a town hall meeting on the matter later this month.
 
HB 626 to create the city of Sharon Springs in south Forsyth County recently passed the Georgia House and now heads to the Senate.
 
"We continue to drive to bringing Planning/Zoning and Code Enforcement to a more local control via a Limited Services city for our community," a February 8 Facebook post from the Sharon Springs Alliance reads.
 
According to the county, the city would consist of roughly 30 percent of the county's population.  Cumming is currently the only incorporated city in the county.
 
The county's town hall is on Tuesday, February 27, at 6:30 p.m.  Officials said the meeting will be held at the Forsyth Conference Center of Lanier Technical College.  The center is at 3410 Ronald Reagan Boulevard.
 
In addition to the public, members of Forsyth County state legislation delegation are invited to attend, according to a county news release.
 
If the bill makes it thought the Senate and is signed into law, a referendum to incorporate Sharon Springs would be on the ballot in May.
 
"Only registered voters within the proposed boundaries of Sharon Springs would have the opportunity to vote on the referendum," the county news release reads.
 
Advocates for the new city have been working on the effort for several years.
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Forsyth County commissioners to host town hall on proposed new city
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