Kaufman County Emergency Services District No. 6 Serves ‘Community of Forney’
While more than 24,000 residents live within the City of Forney, an estimated 28,000 reside outside the city limits but still call Forney “home”. Many of these community members attend Forney ISD, worship, participate in youth sports, shop and spend a considerable amount of their personal time in Forney. These areas include Windmill Farms, Devonshire, Travis Ranch and any other homes both north and south of U.S. Highway 80 within the Forney ISD boundaries. While the Forney Police Department does not respond to calls outside the city limits, the Forney Fire Department does. Why is that? The area in question, outside the city limits but within the Forney ISD boundaries is within Kaufman County Emergency Services District #6 (ESD #6). Many of you may have noticed this when paying your property taxes. What is an ESD? An ESD is a government entity created by voters in a specific area to fund fire protection, emergency medical services or in the case of ESD #6, both.
ESD #6 was formed in January 2001, when the Kaufman County Commissioners Court received a petition to create ESD #6 and determined that creating an ESD could benefit the area within the Forney ISD and the portions of Rockwall ISD that are in Kaufman County. ESD #6 does not include city limits of Forney. The voters in the ESD #6 area approved the ESD’s creation at an election that year. When ESD #6 was established, the Kaufman County Commissioners appointed 5 representatives who would serve the district, in a voluntary capacity. Those ESD commissioners serve two-year terms. Current ESD #6 commissioners include President Ed Wilson, Vice President Micky Rouvaldt, Secretary/Treasurer Dana Curry, Member Robert Schlebach and Member Mack Duncan, all of whom live within the ESD.
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