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Forsyth County News

The Forsyth County commission on Thursday authorized the procurement department to issue a bid for construction of an animal shelter.

The shelter, approved as part of the most recent 1-cent sales tax referendum, will be built on County Way off Ga. 400 in north Forsyth.

The project is anticipated to cost about $2.6 million and the estimated completion is early 2014.

Also during their meeting Thursday, county commissioners:

* Approved changes to the unified development code eliminating undisturbed buffers that were required in cases when a religious institution bordered a residential use or zoning. The county issued a moratorium on the matter in fall.

* Postponed to Tuesday a review of a settlement agreement between Rocklyn Homes and Carol Albert, a Champions Run resident who appealed a stream buffer decision the county made for her subdivision’s developer.

The commission denied the appeal in December with the condition that Rocklyn amend its agreement to create a homeowners’ association fund for sedimentation control based on concern about the pond.

The document has not been reviewed by neighbors, but the board plans to close out the matter on Tuesday regardless.

* Reappointed the selections of District 5 Commissioner Jim Boff for local boards, including Joe Moses for planning commission, Debra Bradley for the zoning board of appeals and Richard Ward for the public facilities authority.

* Reappointed Jerry Bowman to the public facilities authority as the District 2 representative.


Note: All votes were 4-0, with Commissioner Todd Levent absent, unless otherwise noted.