Parks Board gets Pinson Farm update

Aug. 21, 2019 Forney City Parks Board met for a Pinson Farm update (and Chester is doing well).

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.

FEDC considers requests for funds

Aug. 08, 2019 Forney Economic Development Corp. met for a lengthy executive session to consider requests.

Council plans lower tax rate, nixes BBQ cookoff, adds new events

Aug. 06, 2019 Forney City Council met to set public hearings for budget, tax rate and FWSD #6 annexation, consider a charter review committee, consider alcohol sales at Spellman Amphitheater.

P&Z frowns on 'dollar stores' and low-masonry building

Aug. 01, 2019 Forney Planning & Zoning met to regulate "dollar stores", consider pickleball request, rezoning for a new church building, discuss the home on CR212.

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.

Parks Board lays groundwork for non-resident fees

July 24, 2019 Forney City Parks Board considered park utilization, non-resident fees and Spellman Amphitheater usage for higher-profile acts.

Council gets recommendations for Booker T, Rep. Bell honors FD guys

July 16, 2019 Forney City Council met and heard update from Booker T. Washington Alumni Assoc., Rep. Bell honored Fire Marshall and Asst. Chief, council honored Keith Wilkins, considered paying some bonds early, pondered restrictions on breweries.

Forney EDC considers HOT funds, previous incentives

July 11, 2019 Forney Economic Development Corp. met to allocate HOT funds, revisit parking lot, rearrange incentive funds

TxDOT public meeting for FM548 and FM1641 widening

July 11, 2019 TxDOT held a public meeting regarding widening of FM 548 to 1641, and widening FM 1641 to US 80.

Council considers several road upgrades

July 09, 2019 Forney City Council workshop meeting considers county-level road funding.

P&Z considers Breweries and carports - yes and no.

July 08, 2019 Forney Planning & Zoning Commission met to consider plans for Forney Fence, Platinum Collision, C-Life Church, Breweries and carports, maybe final Chestnut Meadows phase.

TxDOT public hearing for Hwy 80 widening

June 25, 2019 TxDOT public hearing for the widening of Hwy 80 would remove Big Town Blvd bridge, 2 restaurants, add frontage roads w/ shared access lanes and sidewalks.

FISD plans new Schools, staff raises and lower tax rate

June 24, 2019 Forney ISD met to consider new combined Middle and Intermediate schools, adopt teacher and staff raises, and lower tax rate.

Parks Board hears Dog Park proposal

June 19, 2019 Parks Board met and heard a proposal for a dog park, discussed amphitheater usage and possible non-resident park fees.

FEDC ponders census help, downtown parking lot

June 13, 2019 Forney EDC. considers funding for census 2020 efforts, for downtown parking lot, and for new business OST Sports Performance & Fitness.

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.

City relaxes alcohol restrictions for Special Events

June 04, 2019 Forney City Council met and in summary: moved forward with parking lot near sub-courthouse, reduced restrictions for alcohol at special events.

TxDOT public hearing for 548 widening

May 28, 2019 TxDOT second public hearing for the widening of FM 548 from Hwy 80 to Hwy 205.

FISD calls for $623 million bond election

May 28, 2019 meeting, the Forney ISD recognized student council members, all-state athletes, reviewed health and safety plans, approved bond election, et al.

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