Redbud Road Repairs Bust Budget by Nearly a Million

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.

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City Council Adopts New Comprehensive Plan

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.”

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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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