Mary Ann’s Duncanville Memories:
“When my husband began applying for promotions in 1984, I didn’t think much of it. Minot, ND? Yikes. Too cold. Baltimore? Too crowded. When one came through in Dallas, I felt weak. I loved my house and my job. My mother lived a few blocks away (read: babysitting). I played flute and piccolo in the local symphony. But I did what people do and said yes. (Babysitting grandmother was able to go on without us, luckily.) We looked everywhere for a house. Highland Park was nice, but oh my. Finally, driving across the bridge over I-20 on Camp Wisdom, I felt at peace. The schools were good, the people friendly, the commute to downtown Dallas reasonable. My husband thrived. My job let me transfer. No symphony job, but they do let me buy a ticket. I still love it here – it’s a beautiful little city that’s well maintained and has great people. I’m planning to stay!”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Parade Route: Begin on Wheatland Rd. at Freeman St. heading West, turn North on Main St. ending at Freeman St.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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”. Juneteenth is recognized as a state holiday or special day of observance in most states.“
The holiday is observed primarily in local celebrations given by our Best Southwest Cities who each host the Juneteenth Celebration.