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Posted on: August 9, 2018

City to Host Memorial Blood Drive on September 11

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The Community Park, 241 S. FM 548, will host a memorial blood drive on September 11 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood and what easier way to help than by donating. Donating is quick and typically only takes...

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Posted on: August 8, 2018

Proposed Budget Available for Review

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During the City Council Meeting on August 7, the Finance Department presented the proposed budget for the FY 2019. The City will hold two public hearings on the proposed budget during the next two City Council meetings held on August 21 and September 4, b...

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Posted on: June 28, 2018

Forney City Council Names Tony Carson City Manager

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After a nation-wide search, the Forney City Council voted to appoint Tony Carson as the new City Manager of Forney during the June 28 special meeting. Carson is currently serving as the City Manager in Pekin, Illinois, having been with the City of Pekin s...

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Posted on: July 24, 2018

Finance Department Acknowledged with Distinguished Budget Award

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During the July 10 City Council Meeting, the Finance Department was presented with the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. The Finance Department received the award based on the FY2018 budget and marks t...

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Posted on: July 23, 2018

Sign Your Neighborhood up for National Night Out

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It may be too hot to think about a block party right now, but National Night Out is only a few months away! Held on the first Tuesday in October, National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that both the Forney Fire and Police Departments ...

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Posted on: July 6, 2018

Forney EDC Recognized by the Texas Economic Development Council

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The Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC) awarded the Forney Economic Development Corporation (EDC) a Certificate of Achievement for Economic Excellence, recognizing the EDC for their efforts throughout the last year.  The Economic Excellence...

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Posted on: June 27, 2018

City to Streamline Permit and Registration Process with MyGov

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The City of Forney is excited to launch an application software called MyGov, that will make meaningful changes to the permit, inspection and contractor registration process. This software will allow the Community Development Department to provide even be...

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Posted on: June 6, 2018

John Bunker Sands Wetland Center Offers “Family Fun Wednesdays”

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Parents won’t have to look far this summer for activities to keep the kids busy! The John Bunker Sands Wetland Center, 655 Martin Ln. in Seagoville, will host Family Fun Wednesdays focused on nature studies for families. Class subjects include, ...

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Posted on: April 23, 2018

What is a Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones (TIRZ)?

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TIRZ. No, it’s not the name of the latest video game console, or a new popular sports statistic. It’s an economic development tool used by the City of Forney, which stands for “Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone”. Ther...

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Posted on: March 19, 2018

City to Begin Proactively Spraying Measures for Mosquitoes

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The City of Forney will begin to proactively spray for mosquitoes on April 23, 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 harm animals. Residents will not want their pets and ope...

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Posted on: March 14, 2018

City Begins Transition to New Everbridge Notification System

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The City of Forney will be terminating their contract with the BlackBoard Connect Emergency Notification System and enter into an agreement with the more efficient and cost effective Everbridge notification system. The new notification system will also im...

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Posted on: December 20, 2017

City Releases 2018 Recycling Schedule

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Community Waste Disposal (CWD) has provided City staff with the 2018 recycling schedule for the City of Forney. The City of Forney is divided into two separate recycling zones that are each collected bi-weekly. The zones are divided by U.S. Highway 80, wi...

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