Council considers budget and tax rate, 4-day work weeks, appointments

During its regular Aug. 15, 2023 meeting, which lasted over Five Hours, the Forney City Council met to consider budget and tax rate, board appointments, 4-day work weeks.
(watch official video)

  • Briefly:
    • the city approved proposing a 15% lower tax rate of 0.366533 (currently 0.434551), which combined with the "average" home value's increase of 14%, will provide a 3.7% decrease in city taxes. The total taxable property has risen 17%. The tax rate will be voted on during the Sep. 03 meeting.
    • Council approved moving forward with a 4-day work week for employees, by adding one hour to the workday.
    • Interviewed many volunteer applicants for board positions, and made appointments to many boards and commissions.

  • Mayor Roberson presented a Proclamation for Payroll Week - Week of September 4, 2023

  • Public Comment - none.
Tuesday, 2023, August 15