Council ponders long-term vision for Main St.

June 18, 2019 Forney City Council met to honor fire-fighters, donate funds to non-profits, view plans to extend downtown, make plans for two new events

P&Z is pitched a new development near Lovers & 740

June 06, 2019 Forney Planning & Zoning considered Caliber Collision, Forney Fence addition, heard proposal for new development across from Bluffview, NE of Lovers and FM 740.

Latest News and Events

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:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

TIF/TIRZ board debates auditors

During its Aug. 31, 2017 meeting, the Forney TIF/TIRZ Board met and (this is the preliminary report, subject to change):

Council Special Meeting for Budget, Tax revenue

Forney City council Aug. 22, 2017 special meeting had public hearings for the proposed budget and tax revenue. There was no public input...

City Council approves new Fire Dept. equipment, Bond re-fi

Aug. 15, 2017 meeting, the Forney City Council approved refinancing bonds to save $1.9 million, spending $2.1 million for Fire Dept equipment, ponders thoroughfare plan changes, approves Gateway Amenity center modification, denies Fox Hollow agreement.

FEDC allocates HOT Funds, extends deadlines

FEDC Aug. 10 meeting approved HOT funds: $60k for city, $49k for organizations: FAC, some for FDBA & FPHL, almost none for Lion's Club, zero for Garden Club.

P&Z denies rezoning, hears an upgrade idea for Main St

Forney P&Z met with a full audience, and after hearing their comments, denied a zoning request at Lover's & Hwy 80. They were also presented a plan to make part of Main St like Swiss Ave in Dallas.

Council debates proposed budget and police pay

Council Aug. 1, 2017 meeting announced Class 1 fire rating, debated proposed budget, reduced suggested tax rate, heard input about policy pay and retention, approved street projects.

FAC unveils art project downtown

Forney Arts Council unveiled the art project "Forney, 75126" on July 20, 2017 downtown at the Red Caboose.

Forney EDC grants incentive to new downtown gym

FEDC held a special July 20, 2017 meeting to amend facade grant on Broad, and approve redevelopment grant for a gym in downtown.

Council does not reconsider Markout decision

July 06, 2017 City Council listened to the public ask for reconsideration of the Markout maintenance termination, the Mayor stated he believed there had been an illegal executive session, and no action was taken to reconsider. They also approved a subdivision near 460 & 740.

P&Z approves subdivision, FBC expansion

July 5 Forney P&Z approves new subdivision S. of Ridgecrest, expansion plans for First Baptist, and expansion of Whaley Drive (at the new fire station)

Council re-terminates Markout Service Agreement

During a special meeting on June 26, 2017, the Forney City Council convened for about 2 minutes to again approve terminating the Service and Maintenance agreement with Markout WSC. After adjournment, the sizeable assembled crowd expressed displeasure with the decision.

Council approves payment to HP 548, PCA project, hears from Markout

City Council June 20, 2017 approved $250k payment to HP Forney 548 Partners, LP., approved joining the Positive Coaching Alliance, appointed volunteer board members, heard from several Markout customers and Grayhawk residents.

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