City Manager Explains Proposed Budget Expenditures

The Forney City Council will soon debate the 2018 Fiscal Year Operating Budget and there are a considerable amount of expenditures related to capital improvement projects, maintenance and upgrading of existing infrastructure and operational reorganization, which will need to be publicly vetted.

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TxDOT Announces Eastbound US Highway 80 Weekend Closure

Weather permitting, the US 80 eastbound main lanes at Spur 557 between Forney and Terrell will be closed for construction of an overhead sign bridge beginning at 10:30 p.m. July 30 through 4:30 a.m. Monday morning.

Traffic will exit at Windmill Farms and re-enter the highway at the next entrance to continue eastbound.

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Forney Fire Department Awarded FEMA SAFER Grant

The Forney Fire Department (FFD) was recently notified that the department would be receiving a three-year grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency that would provide a substantial amount of funding that would allow the department to hire an additional six firefighters.

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City Manager Discusses Water Issues Facing Forney

City Manager James Fisher recently elaborated on the water issues facing Forney while discussing the budgetary needs of the Water and Sewer Department.

While detailing the departments’ expenditure requests, Fisher said “There are sewer cameras at $130,000.00. Transportation and safety stuff for our guys for $9,500.00,

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Citizens Prepare to Recall Council Members Penn & Powers

After a month of meetings in which the citizens of Forney discovered that their city’s financial stability could be drastically affected by the loss of its wholesale water sales; hundreds of citizens are collectively preparing to recall from office, Place 5 Council Member Mary Penn and Place 2 Council Member Robbie Powers.

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Stephens Exposes Council Members Political Motivation

For several weeks now the citizens of Forney have been escalating their collective voices regarding their displeasure with several city council members, and on Thursday night former Mayor Pro-tem Ray Stephens very openly and honestly spoke about the political motivation behind the actions of the “Grooms Quartet.”

Addressing the council before a room packed with concerned citizens, Ray Stephens said “We as a council gave our word to Markout that we’d do this. They planned on it and now we've backed out for no reason.

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Forney Mayor Appalled by Council Members Illegal Behavior

On Thursday night a large crowd of Forney residents watched as their City Council simply imploded with the impact of Mayor Rick Wilson explaining that council members Mary Penn and Kevin Moon had initiated and conducted an illegal Executive Session in violation of the Open Meetings Act.

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