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.
The Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grants program was created to provide funding directly to fire departments to help them increase or maintain the number of trained firefighters.READ MORE...
The City of Rockwall Parks Department will begin work on a project to improve the turf quality at the Myers Park off-leash dog area due to high traffic and soil compaction. This project will hopefully reduce the wear and tear on the grass which eventually creates a muddy experience.
THe Parks Department will be testing three different types of turf that are known for their wear resistance and shade tolerance.
The drawn out sun-drenched days of summer bring in August Dollar Days, presented by Reliant. Named "One of the World's 15 Most Breathtaking Gardens" by Architectural Digest, the garden is offering $1 general garden admission, $5 for parking, and $1 admission into the Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden for the month of August.
Members of the Forney High School Student Council recently gained skills in goal setting, team building, problem solving and project planning though interactive methods at the Texas Association of Student Council (TASC) Leadership Workshop at Stephen F. Austin University in Nacognoches, Texas.
Kaufman County and local officials, along with TxDOT officials celebrated the completion of FM 3486 with a ribbon cutting ceremony today.
During his remarks, Judge Wood said, “Kaufman County continues to grow. And as it does, that puts more stress on our roadway systems.
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, a vacuum combination truck that cost about $260,000, those are those big trucks
Having conducted several budget workshops during the past month, City Manager James Fisher is now finalizing the 2018 Operating Budget in order to officially present the document to the City Council for approval.
A seasoned city manager with decades of municipal management experience, during the third budget workshop meeting on June 27, 2017 Fisher extensively reviewed the budget request made by each of the city departments.
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.
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.
For years transparency in its truest form was not regularly practiced at Forney City Hall, however under the guidance of new City Manager James Fisher and attorney Jon Thatcher, the City of Forney is being brought into a new light of respectable operations.