On Tuesday night the Forney City Council extensively reviewed each of the Consent Items listed on their official agenda and after little discussion denied Consent Item #3, a one year extension for approval on the preliminary plat for the Lakewood Trails development.
This housing development is proposed to be located south of F.M. 741 and west of High Country Lane and is one of many developments.
At their Tuesday evening meeting, several Forney Council Member’s stood up for the dozens of area residents who are adamantly against the development of another strip shopping center to be located very near the rail road tracks at FM 548 and FM 1641.
Highly disputed by the citizens disgusted with the high amount of traffic within this area of Forney, the City Council finally took a stand and voted to deny approval of the final plat for the Lucky Three Forney Crossing shopping center in spite of legal threats made by property owner and local developer, Tim Ollivette.
Holding a three hour meeting on Tuesday night, the Forney City Council exploded with authority as they openly projected a change in attitude as it pertains to granting their final consent to projects for which they still have concerns.
The days of backroom, hushed up development deals are finally over and last night several members of the council openly expressed their right and desire to comprehensively understand any and all business before them, prior to voting their consent.
At the last meeting of the Forney city council, Director of Public Works Chris Metz aided by Finance Director Deborah Woodham spent a considerable amount of time explaining why road repairs to Redbud Street are now expected to bust the projects budget by almost a million dollars.
The request before the Council was to transfer $358,264.00 from the CIP Fund balance to the Redbud Roadway repair project to accommodate a financial shortfall on a road repair project that hasn’t even begun yet.
At their recent Wednesday night meeting, the Forney Parks and Recreation Board of Directors received an update on recent developments with Bell and Mulberry Parks along with a report on the city’s recent BBQ Cook-off and Festival.
After more than a year of deliberation, last week the Forney City Council unanimously voted to approve the city’s new comprehensive plan. Addressing the Council, Director of Development Peter Morgan explained that the Comprehensive Plan is akin to a city development guide.
Director Morgan stated “The Comprehensive Plan is intended to assist the long term physical development and growth for the next five to ten years. The previous City of Forney Comprehensive Plan was adopted in 2008 and city staff has worked for over a year on this Comprehensive Plan.”
During their May 2016 monthly meeting, the Forney Economic Development Board of Directors heard from EDC Director Warren Ketteman about the need to replace the roof on 106 E. Main Street as well as about a prospective tenant for the same EDC owned property.
Notice is hereby given to all interested persons that the City of Forney, Texas, is proposing to institute annexation proceedings to enlarge and extend the corporate boundary limits of the City of Forney, Texas, to include approximately 76.071 acres of land.
At their last meeting, the Forney Planning and Zoning Commission again faced the deliberation of several items beyond their control including the deliberation of the final plat for Lucky Three Forney Crossing properties, a development proposed to be located at F M 688 just west of South F M 548.
The Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC) recently recognized the Forney Economic Development Corporation (EDC) during their 2016 mid-year conference earlier this week. The Forney EDC was presented with a Certificate of Achievement for Economic Excellence by Charlton Schwab, President/CEO of the TEDC.
The Forney ISD Board of Trustees recently approved a preemptive rezoning plan during the board’s regular monthly board meeting on Monday, June 6.
At Tuesday night’s Forney City Council meeting, the Forney Parks and Recreation Department requested council approval to spend $33,000.00 on Bell Park renovations and after considerable discussion the expenditure request was denied.
First to explain the request Finance Director Deborah Woodham stated “The Parks Board has approved the construction of a new gazebo at Bell Park.