Homebound Delivery Services Now Offered at the Duncanville Public Library

The Duncanville Public Library is now offering free home delivery service to eligible Duncanville residents. To qualify, residents must meet one of the following conditions:

  • Has difficulty leaving home without assistance
  • Should not leave home unaccompanied by a responsible adult
  • Only leaves the home for short, infrequent reasons (i.e. medical appointments or religious services)
  • Leaves the house once a week or less
  • Confined to the house for medical reasons
  • Cannot afford a vehicle and does not have access to mass transportation
  • Lives in a long or short-term health facility that primarily uses group transportation

Qualifying residents may submit an application online at www.duncanville.com/library, by mail to 201 James Collins Blvd., Duncanville, Texas 75116 Attn: Homebound, or in person at the Duncanville Public Library.

Once the application is reviewed and approved, residents will be contacted by library staff to discuss delivery times and material preferences. For more information, contact Adult Services Librarian Stephanie Lott at 972-780-5052 or slott@ci.duncanville.tx.us.

 

Six Ways to Protect Pets in Winter

If it’s too cold for you, it is probably too cold for your pet. Remember to bring animals inside.  Make sure your four-footed family members stay safe and warm by following these simple guidelines from The Humane Society:

  • Remember to bring your pets inside. Do not leave pets outdoors when the temperature drops.
  • Exposed skin on noses, ears, and paw pads are at risk for frostbite and hypothermia during extreme cold snaps. Even during short walks, short-haired dogs can become cold quickly and may feel more comfortable wearing a sweater.
  • Rock salt and other chemicals used to melt snow and ice can irritate the pads of your pet’s feet and may be toxic if ingested. Wipe all paws with a damp towel before your pet licks them and irritates their mouth.  Use pet-safe products whenever possible.
  • If there are feral or stray cats in your area, they need protection from the elements as well as food and water. Learn more.
  • Warm engines in parked cars attract cats and small wildlife, who may crawl up under the hood. Bang on your car’s hood to scare them away before starting your engine.
  • If you encounter a pet left in the cold, politely let the owner know you’re concerned. If someone you raise these concerns with continues to neglect their animals, follow these steps to report wintertime neglect.

For more information, visit the Humane Society or find Cold Weather Guidelines for Large Animals and Livestock on www.ready.gov.

Share Your Vision for the Future of Duncanville Parks

Thank you for attending the Park Master Plan community meetings offered. We are excited about the momentum and input received from the citizens. At this point in the process, the City continues collecting citizen input that will be taken into consideration for the development of the plan. Additional citizen input opportunities are planned including a citizen survey that will be available online and throughout City facilities in the next three weeks. A lime green postcard notice will be sent to every household in Duncanville when the survey is available. Citizens are encouraged to participate and let us know what features are of most interest, i.e. water splash pad, skateboard park, dog park. A community meeting will take place in early summer to present and review the draft of the master plan. The Park Master Plan, when completed in early fall, will include a variety of elements that will enhance the City’s parks, recreation, and bike and hike trails for the next 10 years. We will continue to update you via this medium. You are always welcome to contact the Parks and Recreation Director Bart Stevenson with your input at bstevenson@ci.duncanville.tx.us or by calling 972-780-4972.


The City of Duncanville has entered into a professional services agreement with Dunaway Associates, L.P., to prepare the City’s Park Master Plan. The process, guided by City Staff, the Parks and Board Steering Committee, and ultimately approved by the City Council, includes a public engagement element that will help build the future of parks and recreation for the Duncanville community. Two public meetings are scheduled:

When: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 @ 6:00 p.m. and Tuesday, January 24, 2017 @ 6:00 p.m.

Location: D.L. Hopkins, Jr. Senior Center, 206 James Collins Blvd. in Duncanville

The City’s current Park Master Plan is ten years old. Park master plans should be updated at a minimum of every ten years, a timeframe required to apply for state grants through Texas Parks and Wildlife. The Duncanville City Council approved funding of $75,000 to update the City’s park master plan in FY16 through the innovation fund. A three-member Park Master Plan Steering Committee was then created by the Duncanville Park Board to oversee the firm selection process. The selected firm’s scope of services includes: an inventory and needs assessment, public input and online surveys, priority rankings, action plan, implementation plan with projected costs, and Master Plan deliverables. Updates to the plan will be published in future City publications.

 

Christmas Tree Drop Off & Recycling Program

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. christmas-tree-drop-off-recycling

Duncanville Public Library offering Bullet Journaling How-To Class

When: January 28, 2017

Come learn what bullet journaling is and how to incorporate it into your life. Anyone can benefit from this class, including those who are the organized type and those who are not! The class will be taught by the Technical Services Librarian, Hannah Olsen, who keeps the Library staff calendar and schedules on track. The class will be held in the Library Program Room at 3:30 p.m. on January 28th. The Library is located at 201 James Collins Blvd. Duncanville, TX 75116.

 

Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony Postponed

Due to inclement weather conditions, the Duncanville Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting Celebration scheduled for today has been postponed to next Friday, December 9th at 7:00 p.m.

Event participants may contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 972-780-5070 for questions and concerns.

We thank you for your advanced understanding and cooperation as we aim to provide the citizens of Duncanville a safe holiday celebration.

 

City of Duncanville to host LEGO® themed Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting

In celebration of the Christmas Holiday, the City of Duncanville is hosting the annual Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting on Friday, December 2nd, 2016. This year’s festivities will feature the annual parade down Main Street, pictures with Santa, the tree-lighting ceremony, and much more.

PARADE

Event Type: Parade

Price: Free to the Public

Description: The Christmas parade will be hosted by the Duncanville Parks & Recreation Department. This year’s Christmas Parade is themed all things LEGO®.

Time: 7:00PM – 8:00PM

Place: 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 Duncanville Parks & Recreation at the following location: Recreation Center – 201 James Collins Blvd., Duncanville, TX 75116

Various closures will affect the Wheatland & Main St area beginning at 6PM. Click here to register your Christmas Float. For any questions regarding the parade, call Recreation Superintendent – Veronica Williams at (972)780-5074

TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY & CONCERT

Event Type: Tree Lighting & Concert

Price: Free to the Public

Description: City of Duncanville’s Christmas in the Stars Tree Lighting & Concert will feature commentary by Mayor David Green and the music of Duncanville ISD’s Elementary Choirs.

Time: 8:00PM – 10:00PM

Place: In front of Duncanville Feed Store – 219 N Main St., Duncanville, TX

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 & More!

Time: 8:00PM – 10:00PM

Place: Ben Franklin Apothecary – Pictures with Santa

Special Info:To become a vendor for this event, please register with the Duncanville Parks & Recreation Department at the Recreation Center Front Desk located at: 201 James Collins Blvd., Duncanville, TX.

SHUTTLE SERVICE

Event Type: Shuttle Service

Price: Free to the Public

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

Time: 5:00PM – End of Event

Place: Costco – 250 E Hwy 67, Duncanville, TX 75137

Special Info: To catch the parade, park and ride from Costco to the Phase I stop located at the southeast corner of Main & 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 St activities at W Freeman & Main St.

For any questions regarding the LEGO® Christmas Festivities please contact the Department of Parks & Recreation at (972) 780-5070.

Which Duncanville Fieldhouse Logo is Your Favorite? Let Us Know!

The City of Duncanville is committed to promoting the Duncanville Fieldhouse and strengthening its brand in the sporting and events market. The Duncanville Fieldhouse is in the process of creating a new exciting logo to aid in this process and we would appreciate your input! The logo will be used in all marketing and advertising efforts of the event center. The unveiling of the selected logo will take place in the next few months.

Please click here to take the Survey

Have you voted? Find out where to vote today.

On Election Day (November 8th) registered voters may only vote at their assigned polling place.

Here are a few ways to find out the location of your assigned polling place:

  • Call the library. 972-780-5052 We can look it up for you.
  • Go to http://www.dallascountyvotes.org/
  • Contact the Dallas County Elections Department
    Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00a – 4:30p
    Main Office Phone Number: (214) 819-6300
    Voter Registration Phone Number: (214) 819-6389
    Early Voting Phone Number: (214) 819-6359
    Fax Number: (214) 819-6301
    All the times and dates for Early Voting.

    All the times and dates for Early Voting.

Town Hall Meeting Scheduled to Discuss Proposed TIF

A Town Hall meeting has been scheduled for next Thursday, October 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the D.L. Hopkins Jr. Senior Activity Center to discuss a proposed Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Reinvestment Zone for the Camp Wisdom Road / North Duncanville Road / N. Main Street area. The meeting will include a presentation discussing the purpose and structure of a TIF, including examples of TIF projects in other communities. A Q & A will follow the presentation and City Council will listen to the public comment on this topic.  For more information, contact the Duncanville Economic Development Department at 972-780-5090.