Council fails to accept City Manager's resignation

During a special Feb. 26, 2021 meeting, the Forney City Council met to hold an executive session to consider grievance filed by Chief Lunt against City Manager Tony Carson. (watch official video)

  • Held a 3 hour executive session. Watch Video
  • Mr. Traylor moved to accept resignation of City Manager Mr. Carson, Mr. Johnson 2nd.  discussion.  Mr. Traylor stated he has lost confidence.  Mr. Myers, Ms. Powers said nothing.  Mr. Moon said council makes difficult decisions, not made lightly.  Have statutes and rules to follow, they do what they feel is best for city.  Mr. Cooper said nothing.  Mr. Johnson said this is difficult and unfortunate scenario, eerily similar to previous city he worked at, which is one reason he retired from there.  Mayor Penn said been a tough week for citizens and council, then read a prepared statement in favor of accepting resignation. 
        For accepting resignation: Traylor, Penn, Johnson; against: Myers, Moon, Powers. not clear how Cooper voted, but Mayor Penn stated motion failed.
        Mr. Myers moved to approve finding of city attorney, and authorize providing information to the employee, second by Mr. Cooper.  For: Myers, Moon, Cooper, Powers; against: Traylor, Penn, Johnson.

  • Adjourned at 2110.
  • meeting_date: 
    Friday, 2021, February 26