A brief informational video about the proposed transportation bond on the November 4 General Election/Special Election ballot can be viewed at www.forsythco.com.
Transportation Bond on November 4 Ballot
The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners has placed on the November 4 General Election/Special Election ballot a bond referendum to fund transportation projects. The proposed Transportation Bond would be an up to $200 million general obligation bond to finance a variety of transportation projects.
Of the up to $200 million, $81 million is proposed for projects in partnership with the Georgia Department of Transportation, leveraging state and federal funding, with the remaining $119 million proposed for county projects.
For a home valued at $250,000, the estimated impact on a tax bill is, on average, $121 per year for 20 years.
Atlanta Hobby launched the Vortex, one of the world’s most advanced hexacopters, this week. Designed and built in America through an innovative partnership with MN Aerospace, the Vortex offers best-in-class flight times, unprecedented performance, and a unique color customization system to allow professionals and hobbyists the opportunity to design a drone that fits their look as well as their needs. Mated with a 3-axis-stabilized gimbal and GoPro camera, the Vortex is a stable, long-flying aerial filming platform.
The Vortex is produced on aerospace-grade 3D printers, which produces a flight-ready airframe that is lighter but significantly stronger than traditional airframes. The Vortex incorporates the proven, powerful, and highly efficient DJI E600 series propulsion system. This gives the Vortex flight durations of over 25 minutes with payload, significantly longer than other production hexacopters. Each part can be constructed in several different colors for a wide array of design options, and custom colors are available for special orders, making the Vortex a perfect choice for universities or commercial clients.
The Vortex is also capable of mounting FLIR thermal imagers and is fully compatible with the DJI Lightbridge high-definition video downlink system and Ground Station waypoint-based autonomous flight system, making it a complete solution for most commercial or law enforcement / first responder applications. “The Vortex is clearly the most advanced small multi-rotor UAV on the market today,” Atlanta Hobby president Cliff Whitney stated. “This proves that American engineering can produce the best UAVs in the world.”
For more information on the Vortex hexacopter, please visit: http://www.atlantahobby.com/Store/pc/Vortex-Combo-876p18869.htm
At their October 16, 2014 meeting, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners recognized an employee for her years of service with Forsyth County government. Indigent Defense Administrator Connie Brooker was recognized for reaching 25 years of service with the county.
Pictured left to right in the attached photo: District 5 Commissioner Jim Boff; Commission Chairman R.J. (Pete) Amos; Connie Brooker; District 2 Commissioner Brian R. Tam; and District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills