City Council Meetings

Regular City Council meetings are scheduled for 7 pm on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Trinity Family Church, I-20 and FM 1641. We have cancelled the July 21 meeting. 

Welcome to Talty

homeWe are a small community only 25 miles east of Downtown Dallas. Located south of Forney on I-20, we currently have developments offering one acre residential lots. We welcome those interested in commercial and residential properties to contact us about developing available parcels in a manner compatible with our community's vision.
Thu, 22 Oct 2020
Kaufman County now works with Blackjack Disposal to provide more frequent opportunities for residents to dispose of old household items, recyclables and trash at no cost. Other acceptable items require a disposal fee and each county location has some...Read more...
Wed, 15 Apr 2020
The City has again budgeted to provide mosquito spraying from late April through late September. The portion of the City northeast of FM 1641 will be done on the scheduled Monday nights. The portions southwest will be done on the scheduled Tuesday ni...Read more...
Tue, 14 Apr 2020
County, school district and other local officials; including Mayor Frank Garrison and city staff, participate in a periodic conference call on the current situation and plans for a COVID-19 response. Currently most county and local declarations have ...Read more...

A $1,079,570 budget is approved for Fiscal 2020. In addition to over $400,000 for roads, it includes $70,000 in additional police department expenditures. The PD spending covers a new vehicle and an expansion of coverage hours. For a detailed copy, please contact City Hall.

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Mailing address:
9550 Helms Trail, Suite 500
Forney, TX 75126

Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8-noon

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Staff is working on the Fiscal 2021 budget. As part of that process, we work with the Kaufman County Tax Assessor's office to complete worksheets ensuring the City remains compliant with state regulations capping additional revenues. Since implementing a property tax in 2015, Talty's rate has remained at $0.25 per $100 of taxable valuation. This year we will be proposing a slightly lower rate of $0.246654, or 24.6654 cents, per $100 of taxable valuation. Of this, $0.110208 is anticipated for maintenance and operations. The balance, $0.136446, will be for the debt service on the 2016, 2017 and 2018 tax notes issued primarily for the road projects completed last year. A levy of $0.246654 would result in a $617 levy on a property valued at $250,000. A levy on a 300,000 property would be $740.

Public hearings on the proposed budget and rate will be held at Trinity Family Church (I-20 and FM 1641) at 6:30 p.m. September 3 and at 7 p.m on September 15.