For years transparency in its truest form was not regularly practiced at Forney City Hall, however under the guidance of new City Manager James Fisher and attorney Jon Thatcher, the City of Forney is being brought into a new light of respectable operations.
Like the heat in Texas, residential development in and around Forney is definitely on the rise.
The Forney Planning and Zoning Commission will meet on Wednesday evening and on their official agenda is approval consideration for one residential development within the city limits, and two residential developments located within Forney’s ETCJ (Extra Territorial Jurisdiction).
The Forney City Council will only convene once during the month of July; this coming Thursday night July 6, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall.
Listed for consideration among several action items will be Action Item #3; discuss and consider a possible Motion to Reconsider and receive public comment on the Maintenance and Service Agreement between the City of Forney and Markout Water Supply Corporation.
It appears that the city council will hear from the residents of Forney in regard to the termination of the Markout Water Supply Maintenance Agreement, after all.
On Saturday morning Mayor Rick Wilson spoke casually with several citizens attending his first “Coffee with the Mayor” breakfast meeting, held at Latham Bakery in historic downtown Forney.
With the wonderful smell of fresh baked goods in the air, about twenty-five residents joined Mayor Wilson to discuss issues currently affecting the community.
Determined to listen closely to the opinions and concerns of the citizens,
The citizens of Forney have every right to expect their mayor and city council to want to hear their opinions and concerns, however very recently four council members made their respect for a large group of Forney homeowners, crystal clear.
After conducting a very short Special Meeting, newly nominated Mayor Pro-tem Mary Penn and Council Members Robbie Powers, Kevin Moon and Shaun Myers were literally escorted from City Hall after a large group
Attempting to turn back time to the days when the City Council regularly dismissed the Open Meetings Act as if it did not apply to them; on Tuesday night Forney citizens packed city hall
On Tuesday night before a standing room only crowd of citizens, the Forney City Council took the long way around explaining exactly why they unanimously voted to pay developer HP Forney 548 LP, a subsidiary of Hunt Properties, Inc., a cash settlement of $250,000.
On Tuesday night the Forney City Council will consider a resolution authorizing an immediate $250,000 cash payment be made as part of a Compromise Settlement and Release Agreement with HP Forney 548 Partners LP.
Listed as Consent Agenda Item #2, the citizens of Forney have the right to understand that a legal fight between the City of Forney in representation of the Forney EDC, and Hunt Properties, the parent company of HP Forney 548 Partners LP, has been ongoing for several months.