City of Duncanville Weekly Update: February 23, 2018

The City welcomes and encourages community members to stay up-to-date on City activities and projects, while increasing public awareness of the things the City does on a daily basis.

The City Manager provides a weekly update to City Council of departmental activities and other significant items of interest, and that in the interest of also keeping the public better informed, the City is pleased to make those updates available to the citizens.

Weekly Update for Week Ending: Friday, February 23, 2018

People of Duncanville mini-interview

Sulema L.

  • What is your name and what do you do?  My name is Ms. Sulema Lira and I have been a bilingual elementary teacher in Duncanville for 5 years.
  • What’s your favorite free-time activity? Taking my son and daughter to the Duncanville city parks.
  • What’s something you’re proud of that others might not know about? (e.g. accomplishment, experience, skill) I’m proud of all of my accomplishments in life: graduating college, my 10 year experience in business, my 5 year experience in finance, and my 5 year experience as a bilingual elementary teacher. But most of all, I am proud of my children and the home I have built for them here in Duncanville.
  • How long have you lived in Duncanville? I have been a part of the Duncanville community for 8 years due to employment,  but I officially moved here last June.
  • What’s your favorite part of living here? The small town feel in a large metroplex. Also, the school district is pretty great.
  • What’s something that could be improved? Red Bird Mall could use a makeover.
  • What’s a favorite memory of Duncanville that you have? My favorite memory is teaching kindergarten as my son started kindergarten at Fairmeadows Elementary.  Another favorite memory is bowling at Red Bird Bowling Lanes with my family and friends.

City of Duncanville Weekly Update: February 16, 2018

The City welcomes and encourages community members to stay up-to-date on City activities and projects, while increasing public awareness of the things the City does on a daily basis.

The City Manager provides a weekly update to City Council of departmental activities and other significant items of interest, and that in the interest of also keeping the public better informed, the City is pleased to make those updates available to the citizens.

Weekly Update for Week Ending: Friday, February 16, 2018

FY17 Forest Hills #8 Alley Reconstruction

Drainage improvements and alley reconstruction of the Forest Hills Installment No. 8 alley between Flamingo Way and Granada Drive (from North Alexander Avenue to South Cockrell Hill Road) are under design.  This subdivision was built approximately 45 years ago.  The condition of the existing alley pavement is beyond normal repair methods and requires full replacement with a more durable reinforced concrete pavement to better withstand loads from trash trucks. The drainage system is being evaluated to determine if there is capacity for a 100-year storm event per the Drainage Design Manual. The opinion of probable construction cost for this reconstruction is $447,000.00, but this estimate could change depending on the extent of the engineering analysis of the drainage system. Construction is scheduled for summer 2018.

FY17 Water Utility Improvements

Water line improvements are being constructed on West Vinyard Road, West Daniel Street and West Nance Street (from Main Street to Avenue C). These service lines were built in the 1940s, making them approximately 75 years old. The work consists of the abandonment of 130 linear feet of 2-inch water line on West Vinyard Road and the reconnection of two services to an existing 8-inch line; installation of 400 linear feet of 8-inch C-900 PVC line on West Daniel Street from Main Street to Avenue C; and replacement of 270 linear feet of 2-inch water line with an 8-inch C-900 PVC line on West Nance Street from Main Street to Avenue C to connect to an existing 8-inch stub-out. These service lines were built in the 1940s, making them approximately 75 years old. The project was awarded to La Banda in November 2017 at a construction cost of $186,831.25. The project is scheduled for summer 2018 completion.

City of Duncanville Weekly Update: February 8, 2018

The City welcomes and encourages community members to stay up-to-date on City activities and projects, while increasing public awareness of the things the City does on a daily basis.

The City Manager provides a weekly update to City Council of departmental activities and other significant items of interest, and that in the interest of also keeping the public better informed, the City is pleased to make those updates available to the citizens.

Weekly Update for Week Ending: Thursday, February 8, 2018

Serve on the City’s Citizen Bond Advisory Committee

The City is seeking citizens to serve on a Citizen Bond Advisory Committee to evaluate the needs of the community and make recommendations to City Council on potential capital projects that could be included in a bond election held in November 2018. Committee members will meet at least twice a month during March, April and May with a goal of presenting their recommendations to City Council the end of May. Members will be appointed at the February 20, 2018, City Council meeting.

The Committee will consist of appointees from established committees/organizations, as well as citizens appointed from the public.

Interested applicants can contact Administrative Assistant Kristin Downs at 972.780.5069 or kdowns@duncanville.com by Thursday, February 15. Thank you for serving the City!