City Council Denies Bell Park Renovations Request

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.

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D R Horton Will Request Approval for Vintage Meadows Phase II

On Thursday night June 2, 2016 the Forney Planning and Zoning Commission will consider a packed agenda that includes the finalization of Phase II of Vintage Meadows, a 22.926 acre residential development located southeast of High Country Lane and northwest of F.M. 741 in the city’s extra-territorial Jurisdiction.

Represented by JBI Partners Inc., property owner and developer D.R. Horton Homes of Texas will request final approval for Phase II of the development which when completed will consists of 117 residential lots and 2 open space lots.

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City Council Takes First Step in Annexation Process

During their last council meeting, the Forney City Council set into motion the first step necessary for the annexation of a large section of developing property located south of U S Highway 80 on the western boundary of the city limits.

According to City Planning Director Peter Morgan on April 5, 2016 the council directed staff to prepare a service plan for the annexation of property that includes

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Voters Elect Beavers to be the Next Sheriff of Kaufman County

The voters of Kaufman County have chosen Bryan Beavers to be the new Sheriff of Kaufman County.

After a long drawn out campaign which resulted in a run-off election between Kaufman County Chief Deputy Bryan Beavers and Kaufman County Deputy Tim Spillman, 5,486 registered voters turned out to voice their opinion on who should lead the Kaufman County Sheriff’s Department.

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P and Z Commission Approves New Minimum Lot Standards

On Thursday evening the Forney Planning and Zoning Commission held a public hearing to discuss and consider approval of an amendment to the City of Forney Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance which will amend the regulations for residential development by creating minimum lot size standards.

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The Voters Chose More of the Same for the Forney City Council

The voters of Forney have voiced their opinions and without question they have chosen more of the same for the Forney City Council while endorsing change on the Forney ISD Board of Trustee’s.

The voters have re-elected both Place 3 Council Member Robbie Powers and Place 5 Council Member Mary Penn for another two-year term and elected two brand new FISD Board Trustee’s, Chad Johnson and Christopher Andrews.

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Voting for Change or for More of the Same

The voters clearly see the issues plaguing Forney city hall therefore they need no further reason to hold their public officials accountable at the polls on Saturday, May 7, 2016. Facing a critical city council election, the voters of Forney are really voting for change; or for more of the same; it’s that simple.

Incumbent Candidate, Robbie Powers, has occupied the Place 3 council seat since 2006 and she is being challenged by candidate Amy Byers. And Incumbent Place 5 council member, Mary Penn, has been in the Place 5 position since 2010 and she is being challenged by candidate Mark Safford.

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