The 2018 City Officers election will be held Saturday, May 5. Duncanville voters will go to the polls to elect the Mayor and Councilmembers to represent Districts 2 and 4 for the upcoming two-year term.
The first official day to file an application for a place on the ballot is Wednesday, January 17. The application deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, February 16. Candidate filing packets are now available in the City Secretary’s office.
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
• Hold no other public office
All registered voters in the City of Duncanville may vote for the Mayor. Residents of Districts 2 and 4 may vote for their respective candidates. Anyone not currently registered to vote has until April 5, 2018, to register in order to cast a ballot in the May 5 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 Duncanville’s City Secretary at 972.780.5017.
There will be no trash or recycling services on Monday, January 1. There are NO MAKE UP DAYS for these services. Trash Service will resume on your next scheduled trash day and your Recycling Service will resume on your next scheduled recycling day.
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The Duncanville Police Department is offering a Police Civil Service exam on Saturday, January 27, 2018. 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 January 19, to be eligible for the exam on January 27.
The City of Duncanville will provide Christmas tree recycling beginning January 2nd 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.
The Duncanville Police Department announced promotions of four members of its police force on Thursday, December 7, 2017, at the Duncanville Public Library.
Chief of Police Robert Brown said, “The new members of the Police Department’s Supervisory Staff have shown a positive attitude, a dedicated work ethic and many years of committed service with the Department.”
Lieutenant Mark LiVigni was promoted to Assistant Chief of Police effective December 28, 2017, and has served with the Duncanville PD for more than 24 years. Assistant Chief of Police Brian Heard recently announced his retirement after 30 years of dedicated service to the Duncanville Police Department and Duncanville citizens. LiVigni has served in different capacities while with the Duncanville PD. Most recently, he has commanded two patrol platoons as the Day Shift Watch Commander and also served as the department’s liaison with the Dallas Police Department in coordinating security support for the Hurricane Harvey Sheltering Effort at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. LiVigni has received the following Departmental awards:
Sergeant Matthew Stogner was promoted to Lieutenant and has served with the Duncanville PD for 19 years. Throughout his career, he has been assigned to Patrol, Criminal Investigations Division, Warrant Unit, Deployment Unit and as the Special Services Sergeant. Additionally, Stogner has served as a Field Training Officer, Use of Force Instructor, Defensive Tactics Instructor and Firearms Instructor and has served on the Duncanville Police Department’s SWAT Team for 18 years with sixteen of those years as the Primary Team Leader. He is the current SWAT Team Commander. Stogner has received the following awards:
Officer Joseph Emmett was promoted to Sergeant and has served with the Duncanville PD for 6 years. Emmett is a valued member of the SWAT Team and has received the following awards:
Officer Ronald McCarty was promoted to Sergeant and has served with the Duncanville PD for 7 years. McCarty honorably served eight years in the U.S. Army before joining the Duncanville PD. He is a member of the SWAT Team and has received the following awards:
“I am extremely proud to announce the promotions of these fine officers,” said Chief Brown. “The Duncanville Police Department is fortunate to have dedicated professionals who are willing to step up and take on higher levels of responsibility. I look forward to working closely with all four individuals and watching them grow into their new roles.”
The Duncanville Police Department consists of 61 full-time officers and seeks to contribute to the highest quality of life.
For more information about Duncanville’s Police Department, visit: www.duncanville.com.
The City of Duncanville has contracted with BURGESS & NIPLE of Austin, Texas, to perform a Smoke Test Survey in portions of Duncanville’s wastewater system. This survey involves the opening and inspecting of manholes and sewer lines, which are primarily located in backyard easements, but may be located in streets. An important task of the survey will be the smoke testing of the sewer lines to locate breaks and defects in the sewer system.
If you need special assistance or would like more information, please contact the City of Duncanville at 972.780.4900 or BURGESS & NIPLE at 214.636.3158.
On November 7, 2017, the Duncanville City Council adopted an amended vacant building ordinance; Vacant Building Ordinance No. 2324. This ordinance regulates commercial and industrial vacant structure properties, which includes church properties located in non-residential zoning districts and shopping centers that are over 50 percent vacant. The ordinance establishes new features not included in the City’s previous vacant building ordinance. Properties not included in this regulation include the following uses: Single or Multi Family structures, churches and their ancillary buildings (unless they are in a non-residential zoning district), and partially vacant shopping centers (unless those centers are over 50% vacant).
New features contained within this ordinance include:
The proposed registration fee is $750 annually with an inspection fee based on $0.01 per square foot of space. Fee waivers to this ordinance are allowed based on an adherence to the standards of care contained within the ordinance. Waivers are good for only a 12-month period with the property owner applying for the waiver each year. Fee waiver exemptions will be evaluated based on four criteria:
If you are an owner or agent of a vacant building as it pertains to this ordinance, you will be required to register the building under the auspices of this ordinance. Enforcement of this ordinance is set to begin January 1, 2018. For more information about this ordinance, please contact the City of Duncanville Code Enforcement office at (972) 780-5041. With your help, we can all make Duncanville a better place to live, work and play!
To view Vacant Building Ordinance No. 2324, click here.