Former City Manager Brooks Demands Astronomical Severance Package from Taxpayers

Denise Bell
Post Managing Editor

Because the taxpayers were promised transparency and because for the first time in a long time, I am all but without words to explain, please simply read the attached Resignation Letter, Severance Agreement and Waiver of 21 Day Period Review -Optional.

The Forney City Council voted on Tuesday night January 19, 2016, after a very brief Executive Session, to accept the resignation of City Manager Brian Brooks. According to the terms of Brooks’ employment contract, the taxpayer may be getting off lightly to pay him only the “single lump sum payment of $183,702.84” that he is requesting.

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Forney City Council Denies Banking Services Contract

Denise Bell
Post Managing Editor

On Tuesday night the Forney City Council denied “a contract for depository banking services with American National Bank for a period of three (3) years with the option for two (2) consecutive one (1) year extensions”.

Declining to even hear the presentation of Finance Director Deborah Woodham, the Council officially denied a staff request to enter into a contract with American National Bank for banking services, and instead sent Director Woodham back to the drawing board with specific instructions to rewrite the proposal to include all three banks in town.

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