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

Council OK's indoor gun ranges and new self-store facility

City Council Jan 10 approved allowing indoor gun ranges, narrowly approved new self-storage facility, got a wide-ranging project update.

P&Z approves motorcyle/ATV expansion and Racetrac

Forney P&Z Jan 05, 2017 approves expansion of motorcycle / ATV dealership, a 20-pump Racetrac at 1641 & 548

Park Board considers Hunt development parks, Use Agreements

Forney Parks Board Dec. 14, 2016 meeting was a 1.2 hour discussion with and about the Hunt / Gateway property, plus a 1 hour discussion about Facilities Use Agreement changes.

City to help fund parking, buy land, work with Markout WSC

City Council Dec. 06 2016 approves funding part of Forney EDC downtown parking project along with a traffic study, an MOU with Wynne-Jackson, purchase of land on Pinson Rd, and an agreement with Markout Water.

City Council approves Careflite agreement for residents

On Nov. 15 Council heard an update on Hwy 80 (a.k.a. The East Corridor Project) plans, approved a Coserve Gas franchise, and approved an agreement for Careflite service for city residents.

Forney EDC forges ahead with downtown renovations

FEDC Nov. 10 moves forward with only contractor willing to bid on downtown redevelopment, approves redevelopment grant for Latham Bakery.

2016 Nov Election Sample ballots & Results

Early voting Oct. 24 - Nov. 04. Election day Nov. 08, 2016, Polls open 7 AM to 7 PM, see details for polling locations. Photographic Voter ID now required!

City Council moves forward with smaller ETJ annexation planning, sewer upgrades

City Council Nov. 01 meeting reduces the ETJ area considered for annexation, approves funds for sewer upgrades.

City Council moves forward with ETJ annexation planning, insurance contrib's for retirees

Forney City Council proclaims Rick Barnes day; approves variance for Bubble & Squeak; determines retiree insurance benefits contributions; approves modified ETJ annexation plan after residents' input; approved incentive for Hampton Inn.

P&Z approves car wash near Kroger, debates abuse shelters

During its regular Oct. 06, 2016 meeting, the Forney Planning and Zoning Commission met and (this is a preliminary report, subject to revision):

Forney City Council awards $ to Food Pantry, waits on Fox Hollow PID financing

Forney City Council Oct. 04 proclaimed Fire Protection week, presented donation to Forney Food Pantry, debated requirements for official newspaper, tabled Fox Hollow PID financing.

Forney Animal Shelter cmte gets update on new facility

The Forney Animal Shelter Advisory Committee met, was given an update on the new shelter completion, and discussed policies.

Forney EDC hold special meeting for HOT funds

The Forney EDC met to reissue advertising funds to the FHPL for the Spellman museum, which now has an official opening date!

Park Board approves art project at Caboose Park

Forney Park Board on Sep. 21 approved a Forney Arts Council project for Caboose Park.

City Council holds Public Budget hearing, waits on Raising Canes',

Forney City Council holds a Public Hearing for budget, waits on TxDOT to consider Raising Canes' traffic issues, approves deed of property to Texas Lamp

P&Z approves Best Western signage and Holiday Inn Express plans

Forney P&Z Sep. 01 approves ordinance changes for Best Western signs, and a site plan for Holiday Inn Express.

City Council OK's ATV, does not annex power plant, delays Raising Canes

During a very long August 16 meeting, the city council approved ATV sales at new motorcycle dealer, approved a deal with Luminant/NextEra/FPLE power plant with cash and delayed annexation, approved reconsidering the denial of Raising Canes, but not until the next meeting.

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