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! 1 ll orter August 22, 2018 By Diane Glidewell City property owners will pay the same tax rate for another year. Forsyth set its preliminary tax rate for 2018 at 3 mills, the same as last year. City Manager Janice Hall said council could have set the mill- age rate as high as 3.004 to fall within in the rollback rate, which is the rate that is not considered an increase because it will collect approximately the same revenue because of adjustment of property values, After setting the preliminary millage, council can lower, but not increase, the rate. Hall said this will be the fourth year the city has set its tax rate at 3 mills. In 2017, the city collected $327,587 in property tax', it anticipates collecting $335,551 in 2018. Council member Mike Dodd asked if Forsyth's property taxes are still ear- marked for special recreation projects. Hall said that the Regional Commission has finished a master plan for parks for the city but she has not had time review it and bring it to council. However, she said that council will need funds to maintain the special recreation projects it has put in place instead of using the property tax for new projects. The city used property taxes to build the Skate Park and Splash Pad and needs to maintain them. There are plans to re-do the old pool house next to the Splash Pad so that the restrooms can be used. The city is working to get the road to the golf course and Country Club Park re-surfaced; Hall said that state LMIG fundsshould cover part of the cost. The Regional Commission is supposed to have its report on the restroom project ready on Aug. 27. Hall said. about half of the revenue from city property tax should be available after the restroom project. Ililtl~itil~llli{tl]!IJliIlli~li~illlifl!ilII! ~1ii~Ii~i~i~II!~iIIIi~!III~IIIH~III~}~III!~IIIi~iiIIIIijj~!III~iI~iiiiI~!IIII!~iIIH!~iiii~IE~ Aug. 22 Aug. 25 Aug.28 Aug. 29 Dylan Cox Spanky Beck Dee Henderson Evelyn Stuart Kenneth Jenkins Elijah Jenkins Aug. 23 Jennifer Davis Rebecca Corley This week's birthdays and anniversaries are courtesy of Forsyth Lions Club calendar. To have your name added to the calendar, contact Virginia Remick at 994-5426. Children's birthday notices through age 12 and birth announcements are published free of charge for the community. EmaJl Diane Glidewell at with information and picture. County Email calendar news to Diane Ghdewell at by Monday at 10 a.m. Calendar information is published free of charge as space permits. Aug. 23 Sept. 8-9 501-821Z Business After Hours Annual Nod'lye American Forsyth-Monroe County Festival & PowWow at Christ UMC Men have Chamber of Commerce Incrmn Springs Chlcken-clue Business After Hours will be The 29th Annual Native Christ United Methodist hosted by Pin Strikes Macon, American Festival and Pow- Church Men, 417 N. Front- 4318 Sheraton Drive, on Wow at Indian Springs will age Road, Forsyth invite Thursday, Aug. 23 at 5:30 be Saturday, Sept. 8 from 9 everyone to a Chicken-Q p.m. Members are invited a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. on Saturday, Sept. 22 for to enjoy the opportunity to 9 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the some lip smackingpit-grilted network and win door prizes. Indian Springs Hotel/Museum chicken. Rain or shine, pickup Call 478-994-9239 for more grounds. The Grand Entry is times are 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. information, at noon each day. Notable Purchase tickets now (avad- Native Americans will lead able from most Christ UMC Aug. 25 the festivities, including spe- members) to reserve your Adopt a pet at cialty dances and hand drum meal. Meals can be pur- Tr 'tor Supply competitions. There will be chased upon arrival based Tractor Supply in Forsyth will storytelling, Native American on availability. The cost of host pet adoptions and a pet regalia and dance, traditional one meal is $9 and includes supplies drive from 10 a.m. to 2 music, arts & crafts, vendors one-half chicken, slaw, chips, p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25 as and exhibitors, food booths bread and tea or lemonade pert of Out Here With Animals, and tours of the museum, for those who want to stay its month-long event for animals Admission is $5; proceeds and eat with us. For more of all kinds and the people who benefit the Butts County information, call 478-994- care for them. Historical Society. For more 1232 or email ChristUnJted@ information, contact Trina Aug. 25 Mansfield at 770-655-5905 Libraries Rock or Art Walk in Forsyth Celebration Carnival Forsyth will hold "Footsteps Monroe County Library will Sept. 15 Through Forsyth," a fall Art celebrate the end of its Sum- Ribbon Culling at Idlewil- Walk celebrating regional mer Reading program on Sat- de Event Center, Indianartisans on Saturday, Sept. urday, Aug. 25 from 12 noon Springs State Pork 22 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. to 3 p.m. with a Carnival Georgia Department of Artisans will display and sell that includes a science truck, Natural Resources will host their work. There will be a bounce houses, water shdes, the Ribbon Cutting for the sidewalk chalk contest for all face painting, fun, food and Idlewilde Event Center at In- ages from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. For more. Call 478-994-7025 dian Springs State Park, 678 more information, contact The for more information. (The cel- Lake Clark Road, Flovilla on Art Buff Studio at 478-993- ebration was postponed from Saturday, Sept. 15 at 10 a.m. 7525 or July 31 because of weather.) Speakers will include State Senator Burt Jones, State Rep. Sept.25 8th District GOP Fish Fry Susan Holmes, DNR Corn-LI. James Monroe DAR to The 8th District Republican missioner Mark Williams and Party will host its Fish Fry State Parks Director Becky The Lt. James Monroe DAR 2018 for Georgia Repubh- Kelley. Refreshments will be will meet at the Conley cans on Saturday, Aug. 25 provided at the conclusion of Building, East Adams Street, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the the program. Forsyth on Tuesday, Sept. 25, McGill Building, Georgia at 6 p.m. The speaker will be National Fairgrounds, Perry 1st-12th grade State Representative Robert featuring candidates for state- dram :xJrxial'ig Tutoring Dickey, District 140. He will Wide offices with U.S. Senator Program share the history of Dickey David Perdue and Congress- The Leon Goodrum Founda- Farms in Musella. The public man Austin Scott. Sponsor- tion Tutoring Program for is invited. ships areavailable; tickets 1st-12th grade students will online at gagop8.ticketleap, begin Saturday, Sept. 15 to Sept. 27 com/fish-fry-2018 continue through April 20 Chamber of Con'm' rce every first and third Saturday Memdb Appreciatkm from 9 a.m.-12 noon at the Forsyth-Monroe County Hardin Library Building on Chamber of Commerce will the lift College Campus. Call celebrate its members with Rodney Stewart at 478-954- a luau in Margaritaville on 8609 for more information. Thursday, Sept. 27 from 5:30- Aug. 28 b3mry hosts bully g program for Families "Hot Topic! Stand Up to Bullying for Families" will be presented by the Department of Juvenile Justice at Monroe Sept. 22 County Library on Tuesday, High Falls St te I rk Aug. 28 at 6 p.m. Many Triathlon times bullying is shrugged off The High Falls State Park as a part of growing up, but Triathlon (3 mi. trail run, 14 bullying can be severe and mi. road bike and 1 mJ. lake damaging to victims for years paddle) will be Saturday, to come. Come learn about Sept. 22 at 8 a.m. Entry is bullying and effective tactics $50 plus $15 if you need to to help your child if it's hap- rent a kayak. Entry increases pening to them: This discus- to $70 on Sept. 1 and reg- sion is open to families istration ends Sept. 19. Email Joe Reed at jpreed57@gmail. Aug. 29 cpm for an entry form or stop Library hosts Computer by High Falls State Park, 76 Basic= class ' High Falls Park Dr. Jackson, The Fort Valley State Uni- GA, 30283 to register. versity Mobile Technology Unit will be in Forsyth on Mission Possible $K/Fun Wednesday, Aug. 29 at 10:30 Run a.m. to offer Computer Basics Wrights Grove Baptist Training. This class is ideal for Church/Unity in the Commu- individuals with little or no nity Tour will host the Mission experience with computers. Possible 5K/Fun Run on Students will learn about the Saturday, Sept. 22. It begins basics of Microsoft Word and and ends at Mary Persons word processing. High School, 300 Montpeher Ave Forsyth. The 5K begins at 8 a.m the Fun Run at 8:30 a.m. Half of the proceeds and donations will go to Monroe County Habitat for Humanity. There will be awards for top overall male and female and awards for the top three in age groups from lO-&-under to 61-plus. Registration for the 5K before Sept. 7 is $20; late registration is $25, and the Fun Run is $15. T-shirts are guaranteed to those who register by Sept. 7. For more information, contact Colette Chambhss at Wrights Grove at 478-994-0707 or 478- 7:30 p.m. at the Chamber, 10 W. Chambers Street, Forsyth. Wear that favorite Hawaiian shirt, listen to music, play a round of cornhole and enjoy food and friends. The event is free for Chamber members, but registration is needed: 478-994-9239 or events@ Sept. 8 Farsy C rnunlh, Sale Forsyth Main Street will host a Community Yard Sale on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 8 a.m.-12 noon on Jackson Street on the Square. lO'x 10' booths are available for $5. All are invited to come sell, shop for treasures and enjoy seeing old friends and meet- ing new ones in downtown Forsyth. 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