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Forsyth Fast Facts

Thursday, January 31, 2019

  • Reminder: As of February 1, the Village will no longer use the Everbridge Mass Notification system. Residents may receive weather alerts and messages from other area communities.
  • Community and Economic Development Coordinator Nik Duffle’s January 7 report to trustees noted that he recently met with Jerry Johnson, executive director of the Decatur Area Arts Council. Johnson inquired about possibly bringing murals to the Village. Duffle wrote that they also discussed other opportunities for bringing art and entertainment to Forsyth. The arts council is making an effort to be more involved in the region in addition to Decatur. Duffle reported that there may be opportunities to bring art exhibits or other art-related activity to Hickory Point Mall.
  • Interesting Friday Fact posted on January 18 to the Village’s Twitter feed: The most common tree in the Village of Forsyth is the Patmore Ash, which can grow up to a height of between 50 and 60 feet and have a diameter of 2 feet.
  • Trustee Bob Gruenewald made note recently of the fact that nine of the last 11 months have showed sales tax revenue increases. Gruenewald also said that of the six years for which he had data, 2018 turned out to be the highest in sales tax revenue.
  • The next regular meeting of the Forsyth Board of Trustees is scheduled for Monday, February 4, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. in Village Hall at 301 S. Route 51 in Forsyth. Board meetings are held the first and third Mondays of the month and are open to the public. 


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