Draft of the Comprehensive Plan Available for Public Review

The draft of the Comprehensive Plan, Destination Duncanville, is ready for review. The process started in August 2016 with a series of Steering Committee meetings, community and stakeholder meetings, an online survey, and Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council workshops. The draft document represents the culmination of all the public input and community effort.

Citizens are encouraged to review the document by visiting the City’s website: www.duncanville.com, or the project website: www.DestinationDuncanville.com. The draft can be downloaded and comments may be submitted directly on the project website through September 1, 2017. A hard copy of the draft may be checked out for three days from the Planning Division located at City Hall, 203 East Wheatland Road.

After public review, the draft will be considered by the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council for adoption. It is anticipated adoption by City Council will occur in September.

Updates on the progress of the Comprehensive Plan, as well as information on opportunities for public input will be provided on the City’s website and www.DestinationDuncanville.com, the Spotlight Duncanville and The Champion newsletters.

People of Duncanville interview

  • What is your name and what do you do?
    • My name is Raymoondo Juan Kwatoko Lee. I’m an aspiring motivational speaker and clothing line creator (“MOONDOWEAR”).
  • What’s something you’re proud of that others might not know about?
    • I’m a great communicator with a gift to inspire others to be their best! I’m actually funny too, a lot of people don’t know that about me. My nonprofit, Warriors-Hope & Compassion, hosted a Humanitarian Mission for the Duncanville Police Dept. Jan. 27, 2017.
  • How long have you lived in Duncanville?
    • I’ve lived in Duncanville for 2 years in June.
  • What’s your favorite part of living here?
    • I love the quiet streets, nice neighbors, and the great parks.
  • What’s something that could be improved?
    • We need more police patrols, major department stores nearby, and community activities. More minority representation on the City Council and other civil departments. Lower rental payments on commercial buildings. A Homeless Outreach Mission.
  • What’s a favorite memory of Duncanville that you have?
    • My favorite memory is seeing the faces of appreciation from the Duncanville Police Officers and Chief Robert Brown at the “Thank U 4 Your Service Humanitarian Event” in Jan. 2017. Shaking their hands and telling them how much we appreciate their service to the great Duncanville Community.

Duncanville Police Department Offering Civil Service Exam

The Duncanville Police Department is offering a Police Civil Service exam on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Individuals interested in a rewarding career in Law Enforcement are urged to fill out an interest card to be eligible for the civil service exam.

The Duncanville Police Department has great opportunities in a variety of aspects of police work. If you are interested in a law enforcement career, submit an interest card by 3 pm on August 4, to be eligible for the exam on August 12.

Apply by 3 pm on August 4, 2017

Fourth of July Wristbands – SOLD OUT

The City is looking forward to its Fourth of July Celebration on Tuesday, July 4. Wristbands are required for entrance to the night events at Armstrong park; however, there are currently no longer any wristbands available.

Reminder: You do need a wristband for entrance at 6 pm to Armstrong Park. The parade is free and starts at 9 am.

 

2017 Independence Day Celebration Fireworks

The 2017 Duncanville Independence Day Celebration will be packed with Food, Fun & Fireworks!

Armstrong Park will be portioned off providing exclusive access to enjoy great music, eat delicious food and have the perfect seat for fireworks!
Wristbands are FREE and will be available for pick up at the Duncanville Recreation Center – 201 James Collins Blvd., Duncanville, TX 75116 after JUNE 12th.

Event Details:

PARADE 9:00AM – 10:00AM (FREE)

Parade Route: Begin on Wheatland Rd. at Freeman St. heading West, turn North on Main St. ending at Freeman St.

FAMILY ACTIVITIES, CONCERT & FIREWORKS SHOW
6:00PM – 10:00PM…(FREE)

Wristbands will be required for entrance to evening festivities. Starting Monday, June 12th, 2017, wristbands will be available at the Duncanville Recreation Center—201 James Collins Blvd., while supplies last.

  • Limit 5 wristbands per person; must be 18 or older to pick up.
  • Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All bags and coolers will be subject to search upon entry.
  • The following items will not be permitted inside of the park: alcohol, glass containers, tents, canopies, umbrellas (other than hand held), all animals other than service animals, and fireworks.
  • ADA-accessible parking will be located in the parking lot West of City Hall—203 E Wheatland Rd., Duncanville, TX 75116.
  • Sponsors and vendors are invited to register with the Parks & Recreation Dept. at 201 James Collins Blvd., Duncanville, TX 75116 or by calling 972-780-5070.

FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE 5:00PM – End of Event

Due to various street closures and limited parking, the City of Duncanville will offer a free shuttle service to and from designated remote parking locations before during and after the event festivities. Remote parking will be available at Costco and the Duncanville High School.

Request for Proposals – Defibrillators and Accessories, RFP #17-70

Sealed proposals addressed to the Purchasing Manager of the City of Duncanville, Texas, will be received through Public Purchase until 2:00 p.m., July 14, 2017 and then publicly opened and read aloud thereafter, for furnishing the above reference items.

The estimated value of the purchase is $140,000.00.

Proposals must be submitted on the prescribed forms furnished in the RFP package, and the bidder must supply all the information required by such forms. The City is not responsible for responses misdirected.

The RFP package is available only online at https://www.publicpurchase.com/gems/duncanville,tx/buyer/public/home  and there is no fee for accessing or participating in the bidding process. Only those who are recorded as having downloaded the bid package from Public Purchase will be considered plan holders of record. Proposals must be submitted by uploading through Public Purchase.

City Council Budget Workshop – Postponed to Thursday, June 29 at 8:30 am

The Budget Workshop with City Council is an opportunity for staff and City Council to discuss the current City budget picture and end of year projections, as well as to discuss budget plans for the next fiscal year. Staff will brief City Council on work plan status, current fiscal year revenues and expenditures, and projections for where we expect to end the fiscal year.  We will also seek City Council input and direction on various issues that have major budget implications for the next fiscal year, including projects, personnel and capital improvement projects, as we continue to develop the Fiscal Year 2018 budget for submission later this summer. For more information, click here.

 

Best Southwest Juneteenth Celebration

Why is there a Juneteenth Celebration?

According to www.Wikipedia.com:

“Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is a holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas, and more generally the emancipation of African-American slaves throughout the Confederate South. Celebrated on June 19, the word is a portmanteau of “June” and “nineteenth”.[1][2] Juneteenth is recognized as a state holiday or special day of observance in most states.[3]

The holiday is observed primarily in local celebrations given by our  Best Southwest Cities who each host the Juneteenth Celebration.

Please join the Best Southwest Cities of Lancaster (host), Duncanville, Cedar Hill and Desoto in celebrating Juneteenth on Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Lancaster Community Park located at 1700 Veterans Memorial Pkwy, Lancaster, TX,  75134-3316.  For more information, please connect to the City of Lancaster website:  http://www.lancaster-tx.com/1214/Juneteenth-Celebration

 

 

Find Your Adventure — 2017 Summer Camp

Summer Camp is HERE!

Beginning Monday, June 5th, Find Your Adventure 2017 Summer Camp, opens with a treasure chest full of fun, crafts and field trips. Field trips include places like “Going Bonkers”, “Perot Museum”, and “LEGOLAND” to name a few. Breakfast, lunch and snack are provided. Join the Duncanville Parks and Recreation department in starting your summer off safe and fun.

Complete the registration packet and turn it in to the recreation front desk. Space is limited so get your registration in as soon as possible.  Call 972-780-5070 for more information or if you have any questions, please call the number in red.

Registration Packet