Council gets racism update, debates charter election

Jan. 21, 2020 Forney City Council met to hear about racism and corruption, consider public improvements, a day-care, new FISD campuses, changes to alcohol rules and city charter.

FISD prepares to have its own Police Dept.

Jan. 13, 2020 Forney ISD recognized Lexingten Phillips and All-State students, considered selling bonds, forming its own police force and keeping Dr. Terry around.

Latest News and Events

TIF/TIRZ board debates auditors

During its Aug. 31, 2017 meeting, the Forney TIF/TIRZ Board met and (this is the preliminary report, subject to change):

Council Special Meeting for Budget, Tax revenue

Forney City council Aug. 22, 2017 special meeting had public hearings for the proposed budget and tax revenue. There was no public input...

City Council approves new Fire Dept. equipment, Bond re-fi

Aug. 15, 2017 meeting, the Forney City Council approved refinancing bonds to save $1.9 million, spending $2.1 million for Fire Dept equipment, ponders thoroughfare plan changes, approves Gateway Amenity center modification, denies Fox Hollow agreement.

FEDC allocates HOT Funds, extends deadlines

FEDC Aug. 10 meeting approved HOT funds: $60k for city, $49k for organizations: FAC, some for FDBA & FPHL, almost none for Lion's Club, zero for Garden Club.

P&Z denies rezoning, hears an upgrade idea for Main St

Forney P&Z met with a full audience, and after hearing their comments, denied a zoning request at Lover's & Hwy 80. They were also presented a plan to make part of Main St like Swiss Ave in Dallas.

Council debates proposed budget and police pay

Council Aug. 1, 2017 meeting announced Class 1 fire rating, debated proposed budget, reduced suggested tax rate, heard input about policy pay and retention, approved street projects.

FAC unveils art project downtown

Forney Arts Council unveiled the art project "Forney, 75126" on July 20, 2017 downtown at the Red Caboose.

Forney EDC grants incentive to new downtown gym

FEDC held a special July 20, 2017 meeting to amend facade grant on Broad, and approve redevelopment grant for a gym in downtown.

Council does not reconsider Markout decision

July 06, 2017 City Council listened to the public ask for reconsideration of the Markout maintenance termination, the Mayor stated he believed there had been an illegal executive session, and no action was taken to reconsider. They also approved a subdivision near 460 & 740.

P&Z approves subdivision, FBC expansion

July 5 Forney P&Z approves new subdivision S. of Ridgecrest, expansion plans for First Baptist, and expansion of Whaley Drive (at the new fire station)

Council re-terminates Markout Service Agreement

During a special meeting on June 26, 2017, the Forney City Council convened for about 2 minutes to again approve terminating the Service and Maintenance agreement with Markout WSC. After adjournment, the sizeable assembled crowd expressed displeasure with the decision.

Council approves payment to HP 548, PCA project, hears from Markout

City Council June 20, 2017 approved $250k payment to HP Forney 548 Partners, LP., approved joining the Positive Coaching Alliance, appointed volunteer board members, heard from several Markout customers and Grayhawk residents.

Animal Shelter Cmte gets walk-through of new facility

On July 19, 2017, the Forney Animal Shelter Advisory Committee and shelter volunteers met at the new facility for a walk-through. The building should be finished and open mid-July.

Forney EDC awards grants to ABS, Bush's Chicken

On June 08, 2017 the FEDC approved a grant for 325 S. Bois d'Arc and incentive for Bush's Chicken.

City Council terminates Markout maintenance contract

Forney City Council proclaims 4T's day, approved new A/V for municipal court, votes 4-3 to end Markout maintenance agreement.

Board of Adjustments approves Main St., denies Murphy Oil

Forney Board of Adjustments June 5 meeting approved facade design for Main St. renovation, denied revised signage request for Murphy Oil.

P&Z approved new ANB location, denies rental truck request

During its regular June 01, 2017 meeting, the P&Z denied a request for rental trucks to be added at a golf cart dealer, tabled a procedural change, approved a new office building and a prelim. plat out FM 741.

Council upholds P&Z denial of amenity center downsizing

During its regular May 16, 2017 meeting, the Forney City Council met and (this is the preliminary report, subject to change):

FEDC holds HOT funds class, approves settlement

May 11, 2017 meeting held workshop for H.O.T. fund applicants, briefed on FM548 traffic study, approved grant on Pacific, approved settlement w/ 548 Partners.