Council postpones election, closes parks
During an emergency 3:00 p.m. Mar. 19, 2020 meeting, the Forney City Council approved postponing May elections, closing parks. Watch Video
- Mayor Penn referenced the Proclamation by Texas Governor allowing local elections to be held on Nov. 3.
A motion to postpone May 02 election until Nov. 03 was approved. Mr. Thatcher said the ordinance applies to general and special elections previously called for.
- Mayor Penn then read a statement referencing an executive order by Texas Governor Abbot which limits social gatherings to only ten people, prohibits eating and drinking at restaurants and bars (while allowing take-out), closes gyms, bans people from visiting nursing homes except for critical care and temporarily closing schools. Effective Friday until April 03. All City parks will be closed at 8 AM on Friday, Mar. 20 until further notice.
- Adjourned at 1506
Thursday, 2020, March 19