Council holds public hearing on budget with tax rate decrease

Aug. 20, 2019 Forney City Council holds Budget/Tax hearings, hears about HOT funds changes, considers Lakewood Trails, Hall of Honor, city library, dog park, limited annexation of 34 acres.

FISD approves lower tax rate, gives Legacy Award

July 29, 2019 Forney ISD Board met to discuss student achievement, recognize Cheryl Mason and Skeet & Leah Phillips, approve lower tax rate, work some real estate, hire more staff.

Latest News and Events

P&Z approves growth near Kroger, denies Overland Grove

P&Z Dec. 07, 2017 approves new developments near Kroger, but were unhappy about Overland Grove (Wynne-Jackson) ordinance.

Council gets ISO #1 rating, reconsiders Raising Cane's

During its regular Dec. 05, 2017 meeting, the Forney City Council received its #1 ISO rating, and moved to reconsider Raising Canes development.

FISD plans for more growth

FISD students of the month Dec. 2017

On Dec. 01, 2017 the FISD Board approved $20 million for school renovations to handle 1,200 more students, discussed dual-credit and certification programs.

P&Z approves many ETJ plats, incl. Wynne-Jackson

P&Z Nov. 09 2017 approves Parc at Windmill (apartments) plats, plats for developments in ETJ, and preliminary plat for Overland Grove.

2017 Nov Election Sample ballots & Results

November 07, 2017 Constitutional Amendments Early voting Oct. 23 - Nov. 03. Election day Nov. 07, 2017, Polls open 7 AM to 7 PM, see details for polling locations. Photographic Voter ID now required!

City selects another interim City Manager

City Council Nov. 07, 2017 appoints second interim City Manager, approves salary increases, fixing downtown road problems and more water capacity.

EDC modifies façade grant process

Forney EDC met on Nov. 02, 2017 to modify façade grant process, review strategic plan.

Mesquite Annexation 2017

Notes about City of Mesquite attempt to annex land in Kaufman County, during 2017.

City Council approves applying for body armor grant

Oct. 17, 2017 Forney City Council proclaimed Oct. as violence & cancer awareness month, approved applying for a grant for PD body armor, approved agreement with Fire Marshals Association.

EDC approves more $ for downtown project

For Oct. 2017 the FEDC heard from Governor's office of Eco. Dev. and approved up to $50k more for downtown.

P&Z debates changes to ARB ordinance

The Oct. 5, 2017 P&Z commissioners approved plats for NTMWD and a new office building, and changes to the ARB ordinance.

City appoints new Interim City Manager

During an early Oct. 03, 2017 meeting, city council awarded bid for Broad St project, discussed getting home earlier, appointed Mike Alexander as Interim CM.

Parks Board building Pinson Farm Committee

In Sept. 20, 2017 meeting, board seeks more community members for Pinson Farm committee, moves forward with Positive Coaching Alliance.

City Council hears about annexation, apartments

Forney City Council Sep. 19 heard from an overflow crowd that doesn't want to be annexed by Mesquite or have apartments in WMF, adopted budget with revisions for city manager severance, reversed decision on ordinance affecting FISD.

FEDC prepares for "Project Big Deal"

During its regular Sep. 14, 2017 meeting, the Forney Economic Development Corp. met and:

Forney HOZ ARB approves Eno's variances

During its regular Sep. 11, 2017 meeting, the Forney Architecture Review Board met to consider signage and color variances for Eno's.

FISD accepts donations, maintains tax rate

FISD Sep. 11, 2017 board met to hold FIRST and tax hearings, accept donations from PTO's, and maintain current tax rate.

Council appoints Assistant CM as interim

During a special Sep. 11, 2017 meeting, the Forney city council moved forward with separation from Mr. Fisher, and amended contract with city attorney.

P&Z re-denies Gateway amenity center

P&Z Sep. 07, 2017 reconsiders and re-denies smaller Gateway Amenity Center, approves multi-family at Windmill Farms, denies changes to allow "temporary" asphalt parking lots.

City Council moves to terminate City Manager

During its Sep. 05, 2017 meeting, council held a 110 minute executive session, moved to terminate their agreement with City Manager James Fisher.

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