Last week several dozen residents from one of Forney’s oldest neighborhoods turned out to address the Planning and Zoning Commission about proposed changes to the City of Forney Code of Ordinances.
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On Tuesday night the Forney City Council made five appointments to the city created Tax Investment Reinvestment Zone Board. This board has seven members; five members are appointed by the Forney City Council and two members are appointed by the Kaufman County Commissioners Court.
On February 25, 2016 the residents of Forney received new 90 gallon blue recycling bins as part of the new solid waste disposal contract between the city and Community Waste Disposal (CWD). This contract became effective on March 1, 2016 at which time the citizens began paying an additional .55 cents monthly for the use of the over sized recycling bins.
On Saturday, February 27, 2016, it was reported to the Forney Police Department that a local business had been burglarized. This was one of three local businesses that had been hit sometime during the night on Friday or in the early morning hours on Saturday.
With long lines at every voting location the citizens of Texas turned out in record numbers to exercise their right to vote, and in Kaufman County they voted by a landslide to re-elect Judge Mike Chitty to the bench of the 422nd District Court.
At approximately 6:20 a.m. on Friday February 26, 2016 Kaufman Police arrested a suspect in an ongoing investigation into the possession and distribution of child pornography.
Mayor Rick Wilson recently announced his endorsement of Judge Mike Chitty, the incumbent candidate seeking election to the 422nd District Court of Kaufman County at a meet- and-greet reception held in his Forney home.
As the community is bombarded with political mailers and signs, the voters in Forney need to take one more crucial election into consideration while they are evaluating the ethics and experience of their elected officials.
This Friday, February 19, 2016 will be the last day for Forney residents to submit an application to serve on the Forney City Council. The Place 1, 3 and 5 council seats will open to election in the May 2016 General Election and considering the multiple changes currently underway in the management of City Hall, it’s absolutely crucial that voters pay close attention to this council election.
On Thursday night the Republican Party of Kaufman County packed Magnolia Hall in downtown Kaufman with voters interested in hearing the opinions of the candidates seeking election in the upcoming Republican Primary.
With the Republican Primary election quickly approaching, the voters of Forney are once again being bombarded with postcards proclaiming the attributes of the candidates seeking election. The longtime Sheriff of Kaufman County has announced his retirement making way for three candidates to lobby area voters.
At their last meeting the Forney City Council approved an Interlocal Agreement with the City of Seagoville that will reportedly assist the Forney Public Works Department in procuring better pricing on water and sewer parts and services.
Director of Public Works Chris Metz sought Council approval on the agreement and was questioned by the Mayor and Mayor Pro-tem regarding the procurement process currently being used to obtain water and sewer parts and services.
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Last week the City Council voted unanimously to hire Charles Daniels to be Forney’s Interim City Manager until a permanent city manager is hired. Recommended by Strategic Government Resources (SGR) Daniels will begin work effective Friday, February 12, 2016.
After the voluntary resignation of Brain Brooks on January 19, 2016, the City Council responded by hiring SGR to conduct a national search for new city manager. As part of their services’ contract, SGR recommended two candidates to serve as Interim City Manager and after conducting a brief interview process, the Council unanimously selected Charles Daniels.