From Friday, August 24, 2018 at 9 p.m. to Saturday, Aug. 25 at 5 a.m. westbound Spur 557 will be closed from I-20 to US 80 in Kaufman County.
During tonight’s bi-monthly meeting of the Forney City Council it is expected that the council will finalize their pay-off to the Leon Capital Group by approving the Forney Economic Development Corporation to enter into a 380 Economic Development Agreement for the development of two fast food restaurants.
Unlike two weeks ago when the City Council voted 6-1 in front of an almost empty room to pay this developer approximately $400,000 from the city's coffers, without ever conducting a public discussion
Students in Forney ISD returned to school on Monday, Aug. 20 to hundreds of smiling, excited teachers, administrators and school employees.
On Tuesday night the Forney City Council selected a tentative design for the upgrade and re-installation of the Lady Liberty Statue that has for many years graced the east bound Highway 80 entrance to Forney.
It’s no surprise to announce that the Forney City Council voted 6-1 to pay the Leon Capital Group upwards of $600,000, slightly less than the chicken hut developer originally requested as reimbursement for being inconvenienced.
For all the taxpayers who are following the irresponsible spending of the Forney City Council closely, it should be noted that the last Action Item listed on tonight’s council agenda, if approved will provide the Leon Capital Group with an agreement that pays them more than $800,000 in Economic Development incentives.
The Forney City Council will retire into Executive Session to deliberate paying the Leon Capital Group these funds under the legal guise of a Chapter 380 Economic Development Agreement.
American National Bank will soon open a new location on the Highway 80 service road, on the lot just in front of where the new Hampton Inn will be built.
On Thursday night the Forney Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved plat and site plans for the Hampton Inn that will be built just south of the Highway 80 service road and east of Regal Drive.
On Wednesday night and then again on Thursday night, Forney Community Development Director Peter Morgan explained how the city is now being provided “walking trails” in lieu of the originally planned dedicated park space promised by Fox Hollow developer.
Raylan Smith has been appointed as the Kaufman County Purchasing agent effective August 10, 2018.
The appointment was made by District Judge's B. Michael Chitty and Casey Blair and Kaufman County Judge Bruce Wood as required by State law and is a two year appointment.
Ms. Smith is a native of Kaufman County and lives in Terrell with her family. She has worked as an Executive Assistant in the Terrell City's manager's office, as the Director of Tourism for the Terrell Chamber of Commerce.