City of Fairfield

Wed
21
Mar

Letter to the editor

Dear editor,

Wed
21
Mar

2 chosen for Market Days

After entering an executive session at approximately 7:30 p.m. at the mayor's office at 121 E. Commerce – and not emerging from that session until close to midnight – Fairfield city council members voted to hire both Amy Ralstin and partners David Butler and David Fairly as Market Day directors.

The monthly event will be held both at the fairgrounds and on the square. Fairly and Butler will host their event on the third weekend of each month, beginning in April. The duo hope to bring the flea market back to what it was in the 1990s, with cheaper rates and new vendors.

“We want food vendors, plants, resale, clothes, guns, knives,” said Fairly in an interview after the meeting.

Fairly said his market will be held Friday-Sunday at the fairgrounds.

 

 

Wed
21
Mar

City starts audit negotiations, stops water discussion

To City Administrator Jeff Looney's own detriment the council shut down a discussion regarding commercial master meters for local RV parks and apartment complexes. Place 5 Councilman – and mayor candidate – Kenny Hughes said “for the council to even continue considering this would be a disservice” to citizens.

“I've researched and talked to people,” explained Hughes. “This would effect two elderly apartments and an economically challenged apartment.”

MJ and John Alford – former owners of Westwood Utility Corporation – asked the council to rethink this decision in February based on research done on their part. The Alford's own Primrose RV Park on U.S. 84 in Fairfield and said in a previous meeting that their “water supply doesn't overly burden the City of Fairfield.”

MJ also said last year the RV park used 216,200 gallons of water for a total cost of $2,357.

Wed
21
Mar

FVFD boasts new gear

Fairfield VFD volunteer Cody Blair and Chief Matt Foree gave city council members a demonstration of their new gear at the March 13 meeting.
Photo by April Walker

Fairfield Fire Chief Matt Foree and fellow volunteer Cody Blair gave a presentation of their new gear at the March 13 city council meeting. The department finally received the gear after numerous council meetings to discuss the need versus the cost.

Foree explained the department changed the color of their jackets and pants to black in lieu of the previous beige. “Everybody's in favor of the darker gear,” said Foree. “But it still takes the same amount of heat.”

Foree said the department's motto is “Two minutes or less.”

“That's part of the training,” he explained. “Get dressed in two minutes or less. Some can do it in less than a minute.”

The jackets have a removable outer shell which can be cleaned in an extractor to remove chemicals and other health hazards. Each fireman received custom fit gear along with the new air packs.

Wed
07
Mar

Letter to the editor

Dear editor,

Wed
07
Mar

Market Days ideas heard, workshop planned

Amy Ralstin (standing) discusses her plans for Market Days while David Butler and mayor candidate Luke Ward, Jr. listen. Butler and his partner David Fairly are also vying for the title of Market Days director.
Photo by April Walker

Presentations were given by two individuals who would like to take over Market Days at last Tuesday night's city council meeting, prompting an hour long discussion about the event. Amy Ralstin, owner of Kennedy's Korner, and partners David Butler and David Fairly each discussed their visions for the flea market.

Councilmembers unanimously agreed to hear more from each after they have done more research on advertising prices, vendor prices, and what would be needed from the city for this event.

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Wed
28
Feb

Letter to the editor

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Wed
28
Feb

City, school elections underway

The filing deadline to seek election for the Fairfield ISD school board, as well as Fairfield city council ended Friday, Feb. 16, with four individuals filing for school board and ??? filing for city council. There are two places on FISD's board of trustees and the following individuals have filed for election:

  • n Incumbent Eric Chavers
  • n Kirby Capps Flandry
  • n Willie Dowell
  • n Tony Leadbetter

Fifteen year incumbent Blake Robinson announced he will not seek re-election this year. After Mayor Roy Hill announced the end of his mayoral career, two men vye for the seat.

Wed
28
Feb

City Council to seek bids on forensic audit

Alan Nelson (center standing), of Nelson Forensic & Advisory Services LLC, gave a presentation to city council members last week regarding a request for a forensic audit.
Courtesy photo

After hearing a presentation from a Dallas CPA, Fairfield city council voted to seek bids from other auditing firms for a forensic audit of the City of Fairfield. Councilman Place 2 Randy Johnson contacted Alan Nelson, of Nelson Forensic & Advisory Services LLC in Dallas, who gave a presentation to the council on Feb. 20 regarding forensic audits.

 

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Wed
21
Feb

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