Dec. 03 City Council: Recognized Zacherie T. Williams for military service; Recognized Community Thrift and Value Center; Now prefers to implement the Quiet Zone while keeping all RR crossings open; Granted a variance for on-premises consumption of alcohol for Zanata's; Approved changes to employee health insurance, joining Fort Worth coop purchasing system, and amended Wastewater Contract w/ KDMWUD 3.
The city council awarded Jennifer Clark the Star Employee award, proclaimed Oct. 17 as Forney Messenger day; approved funding for services from the Environmental Co-op and design services for Hwy 80 ramp improvements; reappointed Judge Margaret Spain; amended the ordinance for school-zone speed limits; prohibited parking on Justice Center Dr.; debated the special events policy; amended a contract to allow NFHS onto the wastewater system; extended the Fox Hollow PID agreement for 3 years; and amended the tax abatement agreement for the E.R. development.
The Forney Independent School District has stated: "All Forney ISD schools are currently in Soft Shelter in Place due to the incident at the Kaufman County Courthouse on Thursday morning, Jan. 31. Students will attend classes as scheduled. Students will not be permitted outside and visitors will not be allowed in the building."
So the schools are not quite in lockdown mode, but close.
The Forney City Council, during its Jan. 20, 2015 meeting, held four public hearings, approving rezoning for Gateway Parks at 1641 N. of Grandview, sign changes, Brooklyn Village modifications, then approved 11 more items.