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.

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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.

Forney EDC considers detention pond maint, property sale

Forney EDC reconsiders maintenance of detention pond behind Wal*Mart, selects agent for sale of property.

P&Z OK's ATV sales & new site at Schafer Plaza, tables shelter ord.

The August 04 Forney P&Z approved extra uses for the motorcycle dealer, tabled action on residential shelters, approved new site at Shafer Plaza, "south" of Huddle House.

Council OKs bonds & CO's, delays HOT funds, picks city attorney, denies Raising Cane's

City Council met on Aug. 02 to select John Thatcher as new city attorney; approve selling bonds and C.O.'s; denied wifi water tower contract; tabled approval of H.O.T. funds; denies Raising Cane's due to traffic safety issues.

Board of Adjustment considers carport, new home setback

The Board of Adjustment met on Aug. 01 to consider a request for a carport on an existing house (denied), and to reduce setback requirements for a planned new house (approved).

City Council Special Meeting for annexation

Forney City Council holds a special mid-day meeting to consider annexation of 76 acres.

Forney Park Board juggles youth sports field allocations

During its July 20 meeting, Parks & Rec. board assigned some fields to FYFL for practice, after a lengthy and lively discussion.

Forney EDC approves HOT funds, budget.

During its July 14 meeting , the Forney EDC approved rather large amount of H.O.T. funds, approved next years' budget, and debated detention pond maintenance.

Board of Adjustment takes no action on variance.

The Forney Board of Adjustment failed to muster a quorum for its July 11 meeting, so no action was taken.

P&Z greenlights Raising Cane's after expressing traffic concerns

Forney P&Z thanked Raising Cane's for coming to the Broad St. East Addition, discussed the traffic problems it will likely aggravate, and approved the plans.

City Council accepts grant $, creates regional 911 dist, reconsiders denials & annexation

City Council July 05 meeting accepted FEMA grant $ for Fire Dept, authorized regional 9-1-1 district, approved items denied at previous meeting, and forms a committee to negotiate the Luminant annexation.

City Council says No to several developments, yes to Farmers Mkt, prepare to issue C.O.s

Forney City Council June 21 denies Vintage Meadows plats in ETJ and Forney Crossing at 548/1641/RR, OK's Farmers Market, approves early payment of road bonds, prepares to issue $2.5 million in Certificates of Obligations for road work.

City Council approves extra funds for roads, denies new gazebo at Bell Park

Forney City Council June 07 meeting approved higher costs for Redbud improvements, denies $ for Bell Park gazebo, approved a new Comprehensive Plan.