Stephens Request Cell Phone Policy to Prevent Council Members from Texting During Meetings

At their last meeting, in response to Interim City Manager Charles Daniels bi-monthly report, Mayor Pro-tem Ray Stephens made a very specific request to add policy regarding electronic recording devices and cell phones, to the councils adopted rules and procedures.

Mayor Pro-tem Ray Stephens requested, “For future meetings, I don’t need to get a second from another council member just for you to hear what I have to say.

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Senator Hall Details Plan to Improve Road Funding in Texas

On Thursday the Forney Chamber of Commerce held their August membership luncheon at which Keynote Speaker, Texas Senator Bob Hall, enlightened the business organization on his economic plan to improve Texas roadway funding.

Representing District 2, Senator Hall stated “I have a plan I’ve put together for changing how we fund roads. Transportation funding has gone lacking in Texas. And I’ll point to what I call the Rick brother’s, Rick Williamson and Rick Perry. They came up with a plan to go with Private Equity Funding for our roads which has resulted in all the Toll Roads around in state instead of indexing the gas taxes and the road taxes and actually funding transportation. Which is a core government function that should be funded, they let that go lacking.”

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Council Denies Approval of Water Tower Lease Agreement

Last week the Forney City Council denied a staff request to enter into a ten year leasing agreement that would have allowed 3 Rooms Communications, a small independent Internet provider, to exclusively lease space on each of Forney’s water towers for a mere $150.00 per month.

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Council Challenges TxDOT Traffic Analysis of FM 548 Intersection

On Tuesday night the Forney City Council declined to give their approval on site plans submitted for a Raising Cane’s restaurant which is proposed to be built at FM 548 and US Highway 80, very near the railroad tracks.

Extremely concerned for the safety of the thousands of Forney residents who travel through this intersection each day, Mayor Rick Wilson and Council Member’s Ray Stephens, Cory McGee and Scott Regan thoroughly explained to Raising Cain's representatives their multiple objections to the restaurants site plans, as well as to the Traffic Impact Analysis provided the developer by the Texas Department of Public Transportation (TxDOT).

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Forney City Council Selects Jon Thatcher as New City Attorney

The City of Forney is proud to announce the selection of Jon Thatcher as the City’s new City Attorney. On August 2, City Council voted to appoint Thatcher to the position. Thatcher, who was interviewed on July 7 along with three other finalists, has nearly ten years of experience working with local governments.

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Lack of Transparency Provides Shade for City HOT Fund Requests

Upon returning from an almost month long vacation, tomorrow night the City Council will debate the distribution of Hotel Occupancy Tax Funds and again the city manager’s office has found a way to be less than transparent about these tax dollars.

The annual distribution of HOT Funds has been highly controversial since October 2012 when former City Manager Brian Brooks promoted the hiring of a Special Events Coordinator to oversee the city’s participation in several community events including the Christmas festival formally known as Forney’s Hometown Christmas.

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Forney City Council Names James Fisher New City Manager

Kyle Rouvaldt
City of Forney
Public Information Officer

The Forney City Council voted to appoint James Fisher as the new City Manager of Forney at the July 27 special meeting. Fisher had previously served as the City Manager in Murphy, Texas since March 2016 and has more than 27 years experience in municipal government.

Mayor Rick Wilson and the City Council were unified in conveying the qualities the new Forney City Manger must possess to Keller-based Strategic Government Relations (SGR), who performed the search.

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