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Forsyth Fast Facts

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Items of interest from Village staff and the May 2 Board meeting


  • Trustees tabled discussion of a request from the Taj of India resaurant to retain a sign on the north wall of the Phillips 66 building housing the restaurant. Earlier in the evening, trustees approved a special use permit allowing the restaurant to install two additional outdoor signs, including one at the restaurant’s entrance and a second one on the building’s south side.
  • After agreeing at the last Board meeting to install a stop sign at the west entrance of Philip Circle off West Forsyth Parkway, trustees made it official on May 2 by unanimously approving an ordinance to install the stop sign.
  • After a recommendation from Village Engineer Chuck Hunsinger, trustees unanimously approved a revised flood damage prevention ordinance and rescinded the former ordinance. According to Hunsinger, this change will make it easier for developers to work because of the more accurate topographical maps prepared by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that led in part to the ordinance change. The new maps go into effect June 16.
  • Trustees unanimously approved a request from John Kuhlmann, 735 Stevens Creek Boulevard, to approve his variance request to reduce the rear setback behind his home from 35 to 19 feet in order to construct a sunroom defined by the irregular shape of the lot. Previously, the three members of the five-member Zoning Board (due to two unfilled vacancies) had recommended approving the request, but that recommendation had to be disregarded after it was confirmed that a quorum of four members was required to make a formal recommendation.


  • The exiting of Payless ShoeSource, The Bounce House and Campustown are among the most recent changes at Hickory Point Mall.
  • Vacancies exist on the Plan Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals. “We need people willing to commit to these important positions affecting the entire community,” said Village Administrator Heather Kimmons. If interested, call Village Hall.
  • More than 200 first and second graders at Maroa-Forsyth Grade School received tree seedlings from the Village in celebration of Arbor Day. Two trees were also planted.
  • Public Works Director Larry Coloni announced that work was to begin shortly on re-painting the north water tank tower.

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