2018 State of the City & Awards of Excellence

Mayor Barry Gordon presented the 2018 State of the City Address at the annual ‘Celebrate Duncanville’ event co-hosted by the City and Chamber of Commerce on January 17, 2019. Approximately 200 attendees from various community organizations and businesses enjoyed an evening celebrating the City of Champions and recognizing outstanding leaders and businesses in the community.

The Mayor presented Awards of Excellence to two Duncanville businesses for 2018:

  • GK Steel
  • La Mexicana Tortilla Factory

View the 2018 State of the City Video

2018 State of the City & Awards of Excellence

Mayor Barry Gordon presented the 2018 State of the City Address at the annual ‘Celebrate Duncanville’ event co-hosted by the City and Chamber of Commerce on January 17, 2019. Approximately 200 attendees from various community organizations and businesses enjoyed an evening celebrating the City of Champions and recognizing outstanding leaders and businesses in the community.

The Mayor presented Awards of Excellence to two Duncanville businesses for 2018:

  • GK Steel
  • La Mexicana Tortilla Factory

View the 2018 State of the City Video

Accepting Applications for PIP Days

The Property Improvement Program (PIP) helps property owners in Duncanville who are unable to make exterior home and yard repairs due to life circumstances. Facilitated by volunteers, the program is a partnership between the Duncanville Neighborhood Vitality Commission and First United Methodist Church Duncanville. Thanks to donations from civic groups, individuals and local businesses, PIP volunteers provide no-cost home repairs to homeowners needing assistance.

Fill out an application for consideration today!

For an application and guidelines, click here.

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.

Holiday Trash, Recycling & Facility Schedule

​​All City of Duncanville administrative offices will be closed on Monday, December 24, Tuesday, December 25 and Tuesday, January 1 in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

The Duncanville Fieldhouse, Library, Recreation facility and Senior Center will be closed December 24 & 25, as well as January 1.​

Solid waste, recycling and bulk collection service will not run on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day. Refuse collection will resume on the following regularly scheduled pick up day.

The City of Duncanville provides Christmas tree recycling through January 11th at the Service Center located at 330 Shady Trail. Residents may drop off their trees in the grassy area by the existing mulch pile on Shady Trail near Main Street (there will be signage to direct you to the area). Christmas trees must be free of lights and decorations and cannot be in any type of wrap, especially plastic. The mulch is provided free to residents. For more information contact the Service Center at 972-780-4900.

Christmas Tree Drop Off & Recycling Program

The City of Duncanville will pro­vide Christmas tree recycling beginning December 29 through January 31st at the Service Center located at 330 Shady Trail. Residents may drop off their trees in the grassy area by the existing mulch pile on Shady Trail near Main Street (there will be signage to direct you to the area). Christmas trees must be free of lights and decorations and cannot be in any type of wrap, especially plastic. The mulch is provided free to residents. For more informa­tion, contact the Service Center at 972-780-4900.

Christmas Parade

In celebration of the Christmas Holiday, the City of Duncanville is hosting the annual Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting on Friday, December 7, 2018. This year’s festivities will feature the annual parade down Main Street, pictures with Santa, the tree-lighting ceremony and much more.

To View the Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting flyer click here.

 

Parade & Tree Lighting Events

Event Type: Parade

Price: Free to the Public

Time: 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Location:      The parade route will extend from Freeman to Wheatland, Wheatland to Main and dis-embarking on Main at Carder.

Special Info: To participate in the parade, please register with the Parks & Recreation Department at 201 James Collins Boulevard, Duncanville. To download a Parade Registration from click here.  Various closures will affect the Wheatland and Main Street area beginning at 6 p.m. For any questions regarding the parade, contact Recreation Superintendent Veronica Williams at 972.780.5074 or vwilliams@duncanville.com.

 

Tree Lighting Ceremony & Concert Event

Type: Tree Lighting & Concert

Price: Free to the Public

Description: The Christmas Tree Lighting and Concert will feature commentary by Mayor Barry L. Gordon and the music of Duncanville ISD’s Elementary & High School Choirs.

Time: 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Location:      In front of the War Memorial Park, 101 N Main Street.

 

Family Activities Event

Type: Family Activities

Price: Free to the Public

Description: Enjoy the festivities hosted by the City of Duncanville’s Park & Recreation Department which includes pictures with Santa and more!

Time:  8 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Location: Ben Franklin Apothecary (Pictures with Santa).

Special Info: To become a vendor for this event, register with the Parks & Recreation Department located at 201 James Collins Boulevard.

 

Shuttle Service

Event Type: Shuttle Service

Price: Free to the Public

Description: Due to various street closures and limited parking, the City of Duncanville will offer a free shuttle service before, during and after the event.

Time: 6 p.m. – end of event

Location: Costco, 250 E Hwy 67, Duncanville.

Special Info: To catch the parade, park and ride from Costco to the Phase I stop located at the southeast corner of Main and Wheatland at the Dallas County Tax Office. After the parade, road closures will open allowing the stop to progress to Phase II, located adjacent to the Main Street activities at West Freeman and Main Street. Media All media will be located in front of Roma’s Italian Bistro during the event (100 S Main St #102).

Please contact Recreation Superintendent Veronica Williams at 972.780.5074 for further details regarding media coverage.

 

For general questions regarding the Duncanville’s Christmas event, contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 972.780.5070 or visit www.duncanville.com.