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Posted on: August 16, 2017

City Showcases Thoroughfare Plan Draft

Downtown Enhancement Project

During the August 15 City Council Meeting, the City discussed a new draft of the Thoroughfare Plan. The final draft will come before City Council during the September 19 meeting.

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Posted on: August 15, 2017

Forney Combat Challenge Team Qualifies for World Finals

Combat Challenge Team

The Forney Fire Department Combat Challenge Team has qualified for the World Finals for the ninth consecutive season after a great showing at the most recent challenge event held in Sulphur Springs August 11 and 12. Congratulations to firefighters Randall...

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Posted on: August 14, 2017

TxDOT to Hold Public Meeting for I-20 Improvements

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The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will conduct a public meeting for proposed improvements 20 from Lawson Road to County Road 138 (Wilson Road) in Dallas and Kaufman Counties, Texas, a distance of approximately 20.4 miles. The meeting will be ...

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Posted on: August 11, 2017

ICMA Video to Highlight Growth in Forney and Surrounding Area

ICMA

Earlier this week, a representative from the International City and County Managers Association (ICMA), spent several days touring and filming promotional videos in Kaufman County. The City of Forney and Terrell will both be featured in promotional videos...

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Posted on: August 10, 2017

Environmental Co-Op to Hold Electronics Recycling Event on August 19

Environmental Co op

The Kaufman County Environmental Co-op will host a free electronic recycling event for Kaufman County residents on August 19 from 9 a.m. until noon at its facility 1100 Airport Road in Terrell. The event is for individuals only and strictly for electronic...

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Posted on: August 8, 2017

FEDC Receives Small Business Support Grant from Governor’s Office

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The Forney Economic Development Corporation (FEDC) has received a Small Business Service Provider Grant from the Office of Governor Greg Abbott, Department of Economic Development & Tourism. This project is funded in part, by a grant from the Office o...

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Posted on: August 4, 2017

City of Forney and FFD Awarded Class 1 ISO Rating

ISO Class 1

The City of Forney and Forney Fire Department are excited to announce that the department has been awarded a Class 1 rating by the Insurance Services Office (ISO), and organization that independently evaluates municipal fire protection efforts in communit...

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Posted on: August 3, 2017

Entire FFD Shift Awarded Certificate of Merit

Engine #1 Crew

In March 2017, Lt. Russell Bannister, Driver/Operator Colt Risher, Firefighter Josh Mosley, and Firefighter Tiger Butler, all responded to a report of two citizens being attacked by a large swarm of bees. Upon arrival, they found one patient who had been ...

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Posted on: August 3, 2017

Finance Department Acknowledged with Distinguished Budget Award

GFOA Budget

During the August 1 City Council Meeting, Mayor Wilson presented the Finance Department with the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. The Finance Department received the award based on the FY2017 budget a...

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Posted on: August 2, 2017

Fire Department Captain Named Assistant Chief

Newly Promoted Assistant Chief Pyle and Fire Chief Rick Townsend

During the August 1 City Council Meeting, the City Council, Mayor Rick Wilson and Fire Chief Rick Townsend all recognized the newly-promoted Assistant Fire Chief Phillip Pyle. Assistant Chief Pyle was promoted to his current position on June 1 and has bee...

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Posted on: July 20, 2017

Forney Fire Department Awarded FEMA SAFER Grant

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 add...

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Posted on: July 14, 2017

“Spoofing” Scam may target Residents and surrounding Community Members

Phone Scam

The Forney Police Department was recently notified about a possible scam that may be targeting both residents and community members, with telephone calls that appear to originate from the City of Forney. Commonly referred to as “spoofing&rdq...

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

“Exchange Zone” Open for Business at Forney Police Department

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The Forney Police Department have announced a new “Exchange Zone” at the department for residents and other community members to conduct online exchanges safely. The “Exchange Zone” is a location in the Justice Cent...

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Posted on: July 6, 2017

Portion of Bois D' Arc to Close, As Downtown Project Advances

Downtown Parking

Starting Monday, July 10, 2017, Bois D’Arc St. between Front St. and Trinity St. will be closed as part of the Downtown Enhancement Construction Project. We’d like to thank everyone for their patience as we continue revitalizing our hi...

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Posted on: July 5, 2017

Forney EDC Established Downtown Loyalty Program

Participating Merchant

The Downtown Enhancement Project has been underway for several months and is beginning to take shape as residents can now see all of the improvements that will be made throughout the Downtown corridor. Unfortunately, this project at times can have a tempo...

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Posted on: June 30, 2017

City Releases Water Quality Report

Forney Water Tower

The City of Forney has released its 2016 Water Quality Report. The report is available for online viewing and download at www.cityofforney.org/ccr. Printed copies of the report are available at City Hall and the Public Works office. The Water Quality Repo...

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Posted on: June 30, 2017

50/50 Sidewalk Assistance Program still Available for Residents

City Sidewalk

Do you have sidewalk issues on your property? The City of Forney Public Works Department offers the 50/50 Sidewalk Assistance Program to all residents to replace or repair existing sidewalks throughout the City used for public pedestrian access. Through t...

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Posted on: April 28, 2017

City to Begin Proactively Spraying for Mosquitoes

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City to Begin Proactively Spraying Measures for Mosquitoes

The City of Forney will begin to proactively spray for mosquitoes on May 8, between the hours of 8:30 p.m. and 6 a.m. The water soluble spray that will be used to fog for the mosquitoes, will not h...

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Posted on: September 23, 2016

US Highway 80 Ramp Relocation Project to Begin

Kaufman Co. Plan

A project to improve the US 80 frontage road and relocate the ramps at FM 460 (Clements Road) and FM 740 (Pinson Road) has finally begun after almost three months of delays. The project includes eliminating a 90 degree turn on the eastbound frontage road ...

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

“Exchange Zone” Open for Business at Forney Police Department

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The Forney Police Department have announced a new “Exchange Zone” at the department for residents and other community members to conduct online exchanges safely. The “Exchange Zone” is a location in the Justice Center parking lot, consisting of three spac...

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