City of Fairfield

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

Dear editor,

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

Letter to the editor

Dear editor,

Wed
31
Jan

Market Days over? Director leaves after weekend event

Darlene Jones read an email from one of her many vendors at the Jan. 22 workshop to discuss the future of Market Days.
Photo by April Walker

Market Days Director Darlene Jones officially quit her position with the City of Fairfield following last weekend's monthly event. The City of Fairfield is now looking for someone to take control of the market. Things have been strained between Jones and the city, prompting several workshops and meetings to discuss its future. A workshop was held Monday, Jan. 22, with city council in which several vendors attended hoping to develop better marketing strategies from the council.

 

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Wed
19
Apr

Coonhunt this weekend

The sweet sound of coon dogs will fill Fairfield this weekend as the Texas State Coonhunters Association come to town. The annual hunt is Friday and Saturday at the fairgrounds. Hunters will enter their dogs in bench shows and night hunts. The schedule for the weekend includes:

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Wed
17
Aug

Spray park met with community interest

Pictured is the splash pad met with the most community excitement. The city will find out in April 2017 if they were approved for the grant.

Photo by April Walker

Residents of all ages attended the public meeting last week regarding a possible spray park project for Fairfield. City Administrator Jeff Looney says Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPWD) offer a matching grant for this project. “It's a 50/50 grant up to $500,000,” Looney explained. The city is planning fundraisers for the matching part of the grant.

With three variations, comments were made by attendees regarding the best splash pad for Fairfield. The one chosen is approximately 3,306 square feet with a spray area of 2,148 square feet and cost $300,000. The city will have to raise $150,000.

The pad features a variety of spray attachments. Looney said the city was hoping to build on the north end of the kiddie park. “That's probably the best because of the fence and existing water and sewer lines,” Looney explained.

Wed
20
Jul

Tax dollars at work in Fairfield

Texanna crews were busy pouring hot mix and asphalt on Moody Street in Fairfield Monday morning. Fairfield City Administrator Jeff Looney said the company will also be working on Jefferson, Carter, Reunion, and Dogan streets next. "It's necessary, but it also makes you proud to be able to do this for the community. This is their tax dollars really at work."

Photo by April Walker

Wed
13
Jul

Residents outraged over possible annexation

Approximately 100 Oak Forest residents attended Monday night's annexation discussion hosted by the City of Fairfield. Residents are outraged at possibly being forced into the city.

Photo by April Walker

Anger and outrage greeted the mayor and city council members Monday night during a town hall meeting to discuss annexation. Oak Forest residents were urged to attend the meeting to discuss an annexation plan after the City of Fairfield (CoF) recently purchased Westwood Utility Corporation, a company which provides water to residents on West FM 27.

 

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