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Forsyth commissioners make committee appointments
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During a recent Forsyth County Board of Commissioners’ work session, several items were approved. All votes were 4-0, with District 1 Commissioner Pete Amos absent.

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Commissioners appointed to committees

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With the new year and two new commissioners – Semanson and District 2 Commissioner Rick Swope – appointments to boards and committees were approved:

* District 1 Commissioner Pete Amos to the county’s water and sewer and transportation committees

* Swope to the 911 Center Advisory Board and county social services and transportation committees

* Chairman Todd Levent, of District 3, to the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission Council and the county’s finance, transportation and parks and recreation committees

* District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills to the county’s D.A.T.E. Fund advisory, finance, social services and transportation committees

* Semanson to the Lanier Joint Development Authority and county finance, water and sewer and parks and recreation committees

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Representatives appointed to county boards

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Commissioner Laura Semanson made two changes to county boards for District 5, which covers east Forsyth and Lake Lanier:

* Tim Dineen, planning commissioner

* Bibiano Lopes, parks and recreation board

Semanson took office in January. Incoming commissioners are allowed to make their own appointments to county boards to represent their district.

Commissioners also appointed:

* Steve Dabbs to the Public Facilities Authority

* Larry Duckworth to the Development Authority

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Coal Mountain Overlay committee

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Commissioners appointed the following to the Coal Mountain Overlay committee:

* Seth Thomas

* David McBrayer

* Charlie Heard

* Christine Bachnel

* Candy Hammond

* Steve Holder

* Alan Neal

* Paul Hamby

* Robbie Caesar

* Ryan Kerosec

Caesar and Kerosec will alternate and share a single vote.

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County admin building to get upgrade

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Commissioners approved $7,700 for interior design services in the county administration building.

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City annex agreement

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The board approved a request for annexation by the city of Cumming for 880 Buford Highway (Hwy. 20 west). All properties around the one-acre parcel are already part of the city.

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Meeting times set for 2017

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The board set times for 2017 meetings and work sessions.

The April 6 regular meeting will be moved to April 13 and the April 11 work session will be canceled.