Is there corruption at Forney City Hall?

According to Forney resident Bruce Bynum there is.

Mr. Bynum recently took to the Facebook page of The Forney Post and made the following posts,

“True enough Michael, But corruption abounds. Follow the money. And we know the city council will not be forthright and honest about reason and justification for their decisions. I wonder if the 130MM bond is to hide the 45MM the city owes Petro Hunt”.

“Forney city council is not to be trusted concerning any issue. They can’t properly manage a $54MM TIRZ agreement that was incompetently done by previous TIF board and city council. What a joke that they would think the tax payers would trust them with $130MM. Not one city council member has the competence, knowledge or experience to manage that kind of money, much less the ability to make a decision on $130MM”.

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City of Forney closes out Gateway Bridge Project

At Tuesday evenings meeting of the Forney City council, a vote was taken to close out the construction of the Gateway Bridge project. TxDOT sent a final invoice to the City of Forney for $1,386,838.57. This amount was Forney’s remaining balance on the project.

I sent a request for information regarding this action to the city secretary via the city’s website. I received the following information from city attorney Jon Thatcher late this afternoon. Continue reading “City of Forney closes out Gateway Bridge Project”

The changing of Forney’s “Media” Guard

Over the past few months Forney’s two media sources, The Forney Messenger and inForney.com have both undergone a change of ownership.

Longtime owners Cary & Judy Griffin decided to exit the media business and sell their interest in The Forney Messenger to a local consortium headed by Forney resident Darrell Grooms.  Mr. Grooms holds the majority stake in The Forney Messenger and assumed the role as Editor on February 1st of this year.

The founder and Editor of inForney.com Matthew Richards recently sold his interest to Bryant Martin. Martin, a Terrell native and resident of the Kaufman area, will assume the role as Editor of inForney.com. The sale of inForney.com was completed late last year.

I look forward to the new changes and features Mr Grooms and Mr. Martin will be bringing to The Forney Messenger and inForney.com respectively.

Denise Bell had 17 of 27 for 62%

I just received the Public Information Request report for last month (Nov 2017) and local blogger Denise Bell had 17 of 27. That is 62% of all requests made last month were hers. Of those request many included multiple items making the actual total greater than only 17.

Now if this was baseball, and Denise was at bat, this would be an astonishing record. But it isn’t baseball and Denise isn’t at bat. What she is at, is making the daily jobs of our city employees more and more difficult.

It is her right to make the requests? You bet.

Is it my right to expose her continuous assault on City Hall? You bet.

I present the facts…. You decide how to respond.

November 2017 Public Info Requests

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