Tuesday, 21 August 2012 14:56
**UPDATE Aug. 21, 3:52 p.m. It should be duly noted, Action Item #5 on the City of Forney's official agenda states, "Discuss policies, procedures and ordinances related to the operation of the Spellman Amphitheater." The Forney City Council will not be voting on implementing the Entertainment Overlay District on the Mick Spellman Amphitheater. They will only be discussing these items, and any action taken will be to approve staff to pursue additional information on special permits and applications. This information was obtained by inForney.com through the City Secratary's office.**
Saturday, 09 June 2012 11:10
Two seemingly qualified candidates are facing a run-off election against each other for the Place 5 seat in the Forney City Council. Early voting has ended and election day is set for Tuesday, June 12 at the Forney Sub-Courthouse. Incumbent Mary Penn and her opponent, Jennifer Helms both agreed to answer seven questions that Forney residents want to know, so that the voters can make an educated decision as to who they will vote for next week.
Thursday, 07 June 2012 16:08
The Forney City Council meeting for June 5, 2012 was much shorter than usual with few items on the agenda. City Manager Brian Brooks was on a scheduled vacation, so Assistant City Manager Gina Nash took his place on the council. The following topics were discussed:
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 19:00
Just last week Forney City Council candidate Jennifer Helms was publicly accused of misusing her position as the Director of the Layden Senior Center. Helms wanted to respond to the allegations, which she feels are primarily being made because she is running for Forney City Council. She explained that she was limited in what questions she could respond to because her employers at Kaufman County Senior Citizens Services do not want the Layden Senior Center or the seniors to be caught in the middle of this fight.
Thursday, 10 May 2012 15:22
Forney's Gateway Bridge groundbreaking ceremony was held on Thursday, May 10, 2012, in front of an enthusiastic crowd of over 50 people. Dignitaries, community members, and media showed up near Highway 80 and Reeder Road to learn more about the new bridge and the effect it will have on our local growth and economy.
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Wednesday, 02 May 2012 15:33
On May 1, 2012, the Forney City Council meeting began with a workshop session to discuss a future smoking ordinance in the city of Forney. The discussion has been going on behind closed doors for months, but now the city is ready to act on a smoking ban. The council discussed the smoking ordinance for 90 minutes.
Friday, 27 April 2012 11:13
Three candidates running for Forney City Council showed up on Thursday, April 26, 2012, at the Meet the Candidate Night forum at North Forney High School. After a lengthy session of questions and answers with the candidates running for school board, it was time for those vying for a council spot to take the stage.
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 16:52
The one thing everyone could agree on was that the new Forney tagline, “City Without Limits” was a hit. The logo presentation showed just how much work that Aria did in order to capture the spirit of Forney and present five choices for the council. Jordan Wollman told council members that they have truly enjoyed working to represent Forney, “We found a synergy here that's very uncommon for us...we would not present something that we would not be proud to show.” Overall the five logo choices were well received, however one choice was cut from the start. The theme logo of “The early bird catches the worm” actually drew a few chuckles from the audience. The mayor and council were no more thrilled with it, and it became casualty number one.
Wednesday, 21 March 2012 15:39
The meeting began with the recognition of Jennifer Helms who was honored for her work with the Meals On Wheels Association of America program. Mayor Rozell thanked Helms and proclaimed March as “March for Meals Month” in Forney. The program serves to help end senior hunger. Helms noted that Forney is the first city in Kaufman County to participate in the Meals On Wheels program.
Wednesday, 22 February 2012 18:49
Beginning on the evening of March 9 and reopening by March 19, the entire FM 741 and FM 548 intersection will be closed to all traffic.