I received the September 2017 list of all open record request. There were 40 requests made and Denise Bell of The Forney Post was responsible for 21 of them (52%).
Many of Ms. Bells requests are just an attempt to create the perception that she is a “credible” source of news. However, her requests alone cost the city of Forney thousands of dollars each year in staff time and resources. Not to mention the aggravation that each staff member must endure each day when yet another Denise Bell request comes through.
Pay particular attention to request 38. In this request she wants city staff to “research” the Trinity Street project and provide her with the information they uncover when she asks, “Exactly when was the funding approved and the project started?” And again, when she asks, “How much will the final bill come to for the Trinity Street project?” It is not the job of city staff to research for her. She is entitled to request documents only and the city is required to provide them.
Many of her other requests are nothing more than fishing. She is trying to manufacture a story to support her and her follower’s agenda.
E.A.C.H & E.V.E.R.Y M.O.N.T.H.
Click here for a complete list of the September 2017 open record requests
I recently received the August 2017 Open Records Requests Report from City Secretary Dorothy Brooks. There were a total of 63 requests and local blogger Denise Bell was directly responsible for 35 of them. That is 56% of all the requests in the month of August were submitted by one person. And numerous of her requests had more than one component to them. Continue reading “City of Forney Open Record Requests for August 2017”
On October 31st, 2016 Rick Barnes officially retired as chief of police in Forney. Mr Barnes had served the citizens of Forney for 37 years. Upon Barnes’ retirement, city manager James Fisher appointed Louis Allwin Barrow, Jr to act as interim chief until a replacement for Barnes could be hired. Barrow and Fisher were not strangers as Barrow had served as interim chief in Murphy, TX. James Fisher was city manager of Murphy, TX before becoming city manager in Forney. Continue reading “The Barrow Report – a “composition” about the Forney Police Department”
In a recent article by local blogger Denise Bell titled “Forney Residents Set Up to Pay for High Point Water Infrastructure”, Rick Wilson is quoted as saying,
“There is $1.5 million dollars for water infrastructure that’s been diverted to High Point Water district. So you are paying $1.5 million dollars, if we reimburse that money for High Point which is outside the city limits.”
Continue reading “Petro-Hunt Representative responds to Rick Wilson’s accusations”
I received a copy of the public information requests that were sent to the City of Forney for the month of July 2017. There were a total of 44 requests submitted. Of those 44 requests local blogger Denise Bell submitted 20 – 45% of them. Continue reading “July 2017 City of Forney Public Information Requests”
Last Tuesday evening I attended the Forney city council meeting where (6) members voted to release a report by the City Attorney which dispelled a statement by Mayor Rick Wilson that there was an “illegal meeting” on June 6th, 2017. Also at that meeting, by unanimous vote, the council members decided to move the “public communication” portion of the meeting from the end to the beginning of the meeting. Continue reading “Six City Council members did the right thing …..”
At last nights meeting of the Forney City council, a majority of them voted to release the city attorney’s report on the supposed “illegal meeting” held on June 6th, 2017. After a vote of 6 to 1, Rick Wilson being the only “NO” vote, to release the document, I received it in email form today. Here are the comments by City Attorney Jon Thatcher as related to the executive session held that night. Continue reading “Fact Checked – City Attorney’s opinion “No Illegal Meeting””