Halloween Blood Drive

Little kids aren’t the only ones who go trick or treating on Halloween. Vampires like to have a treat too*. So come on by the Carter Blood Bus and donate some of your extra blood. All blood that the vampires don’t want will be given to hospitals for those people who are running short of their own blood.

You can even stop by the BOO Bash after your donation. There will be lots of fun, food, games, and costumes.

October 28th, 2016
4-7 p.m.

You can schedule your donation HERE.

*Vampires aren’t real, but the lives you might save are. Be a hero this Halloween and donate blood!

Citizen Input Needed for Downtown Element of the Comprehensive Plan

What: The City of Duncanville will host a Downtown Stakeholders Meeting to seek citizen input on the downtown element of the Comprehensive Plan. The intent is to discuss the existing Downtown District boundary, challenges and opportunities for future development within downtown. The meeting is geared toward property owners and business owners within the Downtown District but is open to the public.

The meeting will be an opportunity for citizens to participate in interactive exercises and discussion facilitated by the consultant, Freese and Nichols, Inc. The goal of the meeting is to walk away with a basis of understanding of what the community deems as important as it relates to downtown Duncanville.
Community participation through events like the Downtown Stakeholders Meeting is vital for the comprehensive plan development process. For more information on the Comprehensive Plan, please visit: www.DestinationDuncanville.com.

When: Wednesday, October 12, 2016; check-in begins at 6:30 p.m., meeting begins at 7:00 p.m.

Where: D.L. Hopkins Senior Center, 206 James Collins Blvd, Duncanville, TX 75116

The meeting is being hosted in partnership with the consultant Freese and Nichols, Inc., which has offices around the country and throughout the State.

General Election Day Tuesday Nov 8, 2016

The national General Election will take place on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

library-front-sideFind out who’s on the ballot for your precinct.

VIEW WHAT’S ON YOUR SAMPLE BALLOT

Please visit dallascountyvotes.org for all your voting needs.

Early Voting begins Monday, October 24, 2016

Duncanville Public Library
201 James Collins Blvd
Duncanville, TX 75116

Early Voting Schedule
Monday, October 24, 2016 through Friday, October 28, 2016 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
lunes, 24 de octubre de 2016 hasta viernes, 28 de octubre de 2016 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday, October 29, 2016 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
sábado, 29 de octubre de 2016 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday, October 30, 2016 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
domingo, 30 de octubre de 2016 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Monday, October 31, 2016 through Friday, November 04, 2016 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
lunes, 31 de octubre de 2016 hasta viernes, 04 de noviembre de 2016 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Working Together to Improve Property Values in Duncanville

The Duncanville community came together today to continue improving local residential properties through the City’s Property Improvement Project program. Lead by the First United Methodist Church (FUMC) in Duncanville, in partnership with City’s Neighborhood Vitality Commission, local volunteers performed pip-days-volunteers-working-on-fence-repair-resizedcosmetic upgrades to bring local residences back to community standards.

“The team effort seen here today reflects the sense of community Duncanville is known for.  We couldn’t have accomplished this project without the help of local volunteers and contributions from local organizations. Their dedication and love for the City is what sets us apart and makes the City of Duncanville the best place to live,” said Mayor David Green.

Today’s project marks the second renovation coordinated by the FUMC in Duncanville and the Duncanville Neighborhood Vitality Commission. “It is absolutely rewarding to be able to assist residents in need through programs like these,” said Brenda O’Brien Duncanville Neighborhood Vitality Commission President. “We are fortunate to have local partners that step up to help beautify the city.” Funding for the project was provided by the FUMC pip-days-volunteers-group-3Mission Group with donations by local businesses including Republic Services, Costco Wholesale, and Chicken Express.

The City plans to continue with the program with future residential projects. Persons interested in volunteering can contact the FUMC in Duncanville at 972-298-6121. Homeowners that wish to be considered for future renovations should contact the City of Duncanville Code Services at 972-780-5040. Residences are selected based on an evaluation conducted by the City that includes resident’s need, income, and scope of work among other criteria.

For more information about the Duncanville Project Improvement Project, contact the Assistant City Manager at 972-780-5004.

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City Manager Seeks Citizens to Serve on Civil Service Commission

The City of Duncanville is currently accepting applications from citizens interested in serving on the City’s Civil Service Commission. Currently, there is one vacancy on the Civil Service Commission which is comprised of three members appointed by the City Manager for a three-year term, subject to ratification by the City Council. The selected individual will be asked to fill a vacated position with term date beginning in October, 2016 and expiring in October, 2019.

The Civil Service Commission has the responsibility to adopt, publish and enforce rules pertaining to: examinations for entry level and promotional eligibility; procedures for appointment and certification; proper conduct of appeals of testing and examination scoring; prescribed cause(s) for the removal or suspension of a civil service employee; procedures for hearing of appeals concerning indefinite suspension, suspensions, promotional bypasses or recommended involuntary demotions; and other such matters reasonably related to the selection, promotion and discipline of civil service employees, which includes all sworn personnel in police and fire.

To be eligible to serve, one must be a U.S. Citizen over 25 years of age and of good moral character, a current resident of the City of Duncanville for more than three years, and not have held public office within the preceding three years. Applicants will be interviewed by City Manager Kevin Hugman.

Interested individuals are encouraged to forward a completed application to City Secretary Mary E. Jones, P.O. Box 380280, Duncanville, Texas, 75138-0280. A Civil Service Commission application may be obtained at City Hall or by visiting the City’s web page at www.duncanville.com. For more information, please call 972-780-5017.

Click here for brochure.
Click here to download application.

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled for Thrush Area

In our continued effort against the West Nile Virus, the City of Duncanville has authorized the Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) to conduct ground spraying against mosquitos on Thursday, September 8, Friday, September 9, and Sunday, September 11, in the Thrush area from 9 p.m. through 5 a.m., weather permitting. A positive mosquito trap pool for the West Nile Virus was reported by the County in this area this week.

Residents living near this area are encouraged to remain indoors and bring their pets inside during spraying. City Staff will continue to monitor areas where mosquito breeding is mostly like to occur. To prevent the spread of mosquitos, residents should remove all areas of standing water and report all pools that are not well maintained and abandoned homes where mosquitos are likely to breed to the Health and Code Enforcement Department. Everyone should continue to protect themselves against the West Nile Virus by using insect repellent containing DEET. Citizens are also encouraged to remain indoors during dawn and dusk, when mosquitos are most active.

Click here for spraying map.

For more information on the scheduled ground mosquito spraying in Duncanville, contact the City’s Health Inspector at 972-740-1163.

MOSQUITO SPRAYING SCHEDULED FOR E. LITTLE AREA

In our continued effort against the West Nile Virus, the City of Duncanville has authorized the Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) to conduct ground spraying against mosquitos on Thursday, September 1, Friday, September 2, and Sunday, September 4, in the E. Little area from 9 p.m. thru 5 a.m., weather permitting. A positive mosquito trap pool for the West Nile Virus was reported by the County in this area this week.

Residents living near this area are encouraged to remain indoors and bring their pets inside during spraying. City Staff will continue to monitor areas where mosquito breeding is mostly like to occur. To prevent the spread of mosquitos, residents should remove all areas of standing water and report all pools that are not well maintained and abandoned homes where mosquitos are likely to breed to the Health and Code Enforcement Department. Everyone should continue to protect themselves against the West Nile Virus by using insect repellent containing DEET. Citizens are also encouraged to remain indoors during dawn and dusk, when mosquitos are most active.

Click here for spraying map.

For more information on the scheduled ground mosquito spraying in Duncanville, contact the City’s Health Inspector at 972-740-1163.

Summer Reading Club winner!

Every year, your Duncanville library hosts the Summer Reading Club. Everyone ages 0-18 are encouraged to read at least 25 hours. Those who do, and turn in their log, receive a prize packet and are entered into a drawing for a grand prize. This year there were TWO grand prizes: brand new Kindles! Olivia and Isabella were the lucky winners out of 817 entrants.

Even those who didn’t win still had fun and got some great prizes. We had lots of programs this summer: clowns, magic, unusual animals (including snakes!), and more. We hope y’all will join the fun next year.

 

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled for Highgate Dr. Area

In our continued effort against the West Nile Virus, the City of Duncanville has authorized the Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) to conduct ground spraying against mosquitos on Thursday, August 25, Friday, August 26, and Sunday, August 28, in the Highgate Dr. area from 9 p.m. thru 5 a.m., weather permitting. A positive mosquito trap pool for the West Nile Virus was reported by the County in this area.

Residents living near this area are encouraged to remain indoors and bring their pets inside during spraying. City Staff will continue to monitor areas where mosquito breeding is mostly like to occur. To prevent the spread of mosquitos, residents should remove all areas of standing water and report all pools that are not well maintained and abandoned homes where mosquitos are likely to breed to the Health and Code Enforcement Department. Everyone should continue to protect themselves against the West Nile Virus by using insect repellent containing DEET. Citizens are also encouraged to remain indoors during dawn and dusk, when mosquitos are most active.

Click here to see spraying map.

For more information on the scheduled ground mosquito spraying in Duncanville, contact the City’s Health Inspector at 972-740-1163 or visit www.duncanville.com.

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Duncanville’s Kroger Completes Four-Month Remodel

On Wednesday, August 17, the Kroger located at 200 West Camp Wisdom Road hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of its latest remodel. The store now features new décor, improved deli, updated bakery, refreshed produce department, and enlarged pharmacy-waiting area.

Back (from left): Steve Lewis , VP of operations for the Kroger Dallas division; Jacob Coday, facility engineering project manager for the Kroger Dallas division; David Green, Mayor of Duncanville; Joe Miskimins, VP of merchandising for the Kroger Dallas division; Pete Loredo, assistant store manager for the Duncanville Kroger; and Sudhir Kayastha, assistant store manager for the Duncanville Kroger

Front (from left): Bethany Blankmeyer, district manager for the Kroger Dallas division; Jackie Kreda, real estate specialist for the Kroger Dallas division; Andrea Landry, store manager for the Duncanville Kroger; and April Martin Nickels, public affairs manager for the Kroger Dallas division.