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Forsyth County News

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The Forsyth County commission took the following action at Thursday's meeting:

* Suspended Fajita Mexican Grill's alcohol license for seven days due to an underage sales violation. No one representing the eatery, 5955 Atlanta Highway, attended the hearing. The employee who made the sale had her sever alcohol permit suspended 30 days.

* Approved a rezoning from agricultural to commercial for a 4,400 square-foot planned development at Mathis Airport Parkway and Old Atlanta Road. At the request of concerned residents, the following conditions were added: must follow current sign ordinance; have building facades of brick, stone or glass; and loudspeakers can't be audible beyond property.

* Granted a permit for Alaine Glover to practice counseling in her Greenwood Acres home, with the exception of counseling for substance abuse, convicted sexual predators and groups larger than two.

* Postponed until May 6 a decision regarding zoning amendments for a gas station at Peachtree Parkway and Old Alpharetta Road.

* Recognized Deputy Clerk Cindy Henderson for 25 years service to the county.

Note: All votes were 5-0.

-- Alyssa LaRenzie

A goat farmer has withdrawn his request to lease Forsyth County-owned property near Lake Lanier.

Kenneth Mincey said he backed out once he saw the proposed lease terms.

"It's nothing about what anybody said or anything," he said. "If it would have been a fair price for using it, I would have been more than glad."

Mincey has purchased goats from Australia, which will arrive in late June at his farm on Young Deer Drive in northeast Forsyth. The goats will be the first of their breed in the U.S., he said.

He didn't need the additional land for these new goats, though, since he'll be selling his current stock.

"This [county property] was right next to mine," he said, "and I just thought it'd look better if it was cleaned up."

The county commission held a public hearing on the plan April 1. It had planned to vote on the matter Thursday.