PREPARATIONS BEGIN FOR 2019 CITY OFFICERS ELECTION

ELECTION DAY IS MAY 4, 2019

The 2019 City Officers election will be held Saturday, May 4th.  Duncanville voters will go to the polls to elect the Councilmember At Large, and Councilmembers to represent Districts 1, 3, and 5 for the upcoming two-year term.

The first official day to file an application for a place on the ballot is Wednesday, January 16th. The application deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 15th.

City qualifications for candidacy include: qualified voter; resident of the State of Texas for one year; resident of the City and district for six months; and hold no other public office.

All registered voters in the City of Duncanville may vote for the Councilmember At Large. Residents of Districts 1, 3, and 5 may vote for their respective candidates. Anyone not currently registered to vote has until April 4, 2019 to register in order to cast a ballot in the May 4th election. Voter registration applications may be obtained at City Hall or the Duncanville Public Library.

Questions concerning voter registration should be directed to the Dallas County Voter Registration Department at (214) 637-7937. Additional information regarding the upcoming election may be obtained by contacting the City Secretary Kristin Downs at (972) 780-5017. Election details will also be available at www.duncanville.com.

City Clean Up Crews Respond to Sanitary Sewer Overflow After Heavy Rains

The Duncanville Public Works Department is currently undergoing clean-up, remediation and disinfection of two Sanitary Sewer Overflow’s (SSO) that occurred as a result of weather conditions and heavy rainfall on December 26 and December 27, 2018. The overflows affected Mauk Branch Creek and Horne Branch Creek, and are located near:

• Little & South Main Street (Horne Branch Creek)
• 700 Block of Forest Circle (Mauk Branch Creek)

City Officials will continue to comply with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) requirements for a discharge over their threshold limit of 100,000 gallons. Once the water overflow completely resides, crews will begin taking laboratory samples at various points along the creek to ensure the water and environment are safe. There has been no observation of any fish kills to-date.

Duncanville citizens should not be concerned when using water, as at no time was the City’s water system affected by this sewer spill. The City will continue to collect and test samples in the creek area for any contaminants or distress of marine life. The public should avoid contact with waste material, soil, or water in the area potentially affected by the spill. If the public comes into contact with waste material, soil, or water potentially affected by the spill, they should bathe and wash clothes thoroughly as soon as possible.

For more information, contact the Duncanville Public Works Wastewater Department at 972-780-4900.

City of Duncanville Weekly Update: December 21, 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, December 21, 2018

City of Duncanville Weekly Update: December 14, 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, December 14, 2018

City of Duncanville Weekly Update: December 7, 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, December 7, 2018

FY18 Drainage Improvements at Longworth Boulevard

Design is underway for grading and drainage improvements along Longworth Boulevard extending from West Camp Wisdom Road to Nature Drive. These improvements will provide for grading improvements to facilitate surface drainage on the southern side of Longworth Boulevard, including driveway reconstruction and culvert removal and/or replacement within the right-of-way, as necessary, from West Camp Wisdom to nature Drive. Construction of these improvements is scheduled for spring 2019. The Street Maintenance Division will perform this work in-house.

FY18 Drainage Improvements at Longworth Blvd.- Map

FY18 Pump Station and Water Tank Improvements

Water quality improvements are being designed for the Danieldale pump station and ground storage tanks. The Danieldale pump station was built in 1977, making it approximately 41 years old. The pump house meter vault valve will be replaced, the mixers and ladders in both ground storage tanks will be rehabilitated, and security improvements and updates will be made to comply with state and federal regulations. The new tank mixer will allow water operations staff to better regulate and maintain chlorine levels and keep water in the tank mixed so it stays fresh, allowing us to maintain our superior water quality for the City. Construction of these improvements will be phased over two years beginning in spring 2020. The estimated cost of these improvements is $2,500,000.00.

FY18 Pump Station and Water Tank Improvements- Map