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Dec. 17 City Council approves actions for Aldi, Kroger and snow cone stands

During a lightly-attended regular meeting, the Forney City Council approved a plat for Ridgecrest Center Addition, and the site plan for the Aldi Food Store which will anchor that center, Eagle Ridge Phase 2, changes to the Mustang Crossing PD, replats of the 211/213/215 Bois D 'Arc properties, awarded a bid for median landscaping, approved a contract re: Layden Senior Citizen Center.

Dec. 03 City Council prefers to keep all RR crossings open, grants alcohol variance for Zanata's

Dec. 03 City Council: Recognized Zacherie T. Williams for military service; Recognized Community Thrift and Value Center; Now prefers to implement the Quiet Zone while keeping all RR crossings open; Granted a variance for on-premises consumption of alcohol for Zanata's; Approved changes to employee health insurance, joining Fort Worth coop purchasing system, and amended Wastewater Contract w/ KDMWUD 3.

City moves to settle lawsuit with Pate Transportation and Forney Roadbuilders

Mar. 19 2013 City Council proclaims March for Meals Month, approves items for The Cedars at Gateway, tables action for an FEDC $2 million bond sale, awards bid for Eastridge Drainage project, and after a 1 hour executive session, moves to settle lawsuit with Pate Transportation and Forney Roadbuilders.

City Council passes smoking ban ordinance Jan. 22, 2013

The Forney City Council passes an ordinance banning smoking in Public Buildings and in Eating Establishments, and up to 25 feet from doors or openings to same. They also approved seeking RFQ's for further park development, and a rate increase for solid waste service.

Council honors Star Employee & Forney Messenger, funds for road-work, debates special events policy

The city council awarded Jennifer Clark the Star Employee award, proclaimed Oct. 17 as Forney Messenger day; approved funding for services from the Environmental Co-op and design services for Hwy 80 ramp improvements; reappointed Judge Margaret Spain; amended the ordinance for school-zone speed limits; prohibited parking on Justice Center Dr.; debated the special events policy; amended a contract to allow NFHS onto the wastewater system; extended the Fox Hollow PID agreement for 3 years; and amended the tax abatement agreement for the E.R. development.

Second 3-board meeting for downtown redevelopment

City council, FEDC, and P&Z meet Oct. 8 to consider priorities for downtown redevelopment. Some items: sidewalks, RR quiet zones, splitting FM740/Bois D'arc through downtown, purchasing the FISD (old FBC) property, limiting the number of office uses, and generating funding for downtown improvements.

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