Notice of Public Hearing on the City of Duncanville 2020 Budget

A Public Hearing on the City of Duncanville 2020 Budget   will be held on August 20, 2019 at the regular City Council Meeting starting at 7:00 PM at City Hall Council Chambers located at 203 E. Wheatland Road, Duncanville, TX 75116.

THIS BUDGET WILL RAISE MORE TOTAL PROPERTY TAXES THAN LAST YEAR’S BUDGET BY $1,474,908 OR 8.52%, AND OF THAT AMOUNT, $108,841 IS TAX REVENUE TO BE RAISED FROM NEW PROPERTY ADDED TO THE TAX ROLL THIS YEAR.

Library Announces 2019 Summer Reading Club Winners

Duncanville Public Library Summer Reading Club participants Aliyah Jones, Jacqueline Solis, Jaedon Wilhite, and Abigail Sanchez are the grand prize winners of Kindle Fire tablets, courtesy of The Friends of the Duncanville Public Library.

All the winners, Aliyah, 6, Jacqueline, 9, Jaedon, 14, and Abigail, 15, reside in Duncanville. Kids and teens who completed the 20-hour reading log were entered in the grand prize drawing. The four winners were randomly selected out of 702 kids and teens who completed reading logs this summer.

A Universe of Stories was this year’s Summer Reading Club theme, and the library offered 75 free programs. Each year, the Duncanville Public Library hosts the summer reading club to provide incentives to encourage kids and teens to read over the summer. Studies show participation in summer reading programs enables children to maintain essential reading skills during their summer vacation. And, as a result, they are better prepared for the upcoming school year.

For more information about the library and its programs, visit www.duncanville.com/library or call 972-780-5050.

                    

Wintergreen Road Project Ground Breaking Ceremony

Dallas County along with the Cities of Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Duncanville, and Dallas are partnering to improve Wintergreen Road from Main Street and Wintergreen Road intersection to 1300 feet east and

Duncanville Road from intersection to 900 feet south in order to enhance mobility within the Cities of Cedar Hill, DeSoto, and Duncanville. Wintergreen Road and Duncanville Road are critical parts of the Cities Master Thoroughfare Plans.

The Wintergreen Road Project consists of constructing four new lanes of concrete pavement, a new bridge at Stewart Branch Creek, 4 (10-ft X 8-ft) box culverts on Duncanville Road, and storm drainage improvements. A traffic signal will be installed at the Main Street intersection. 1300 linear feet of 96 inch Water Main Transmission will also be installed as part of the project for Dallas Water Utilities. In addition, the project includes wider sidewalks, bike lanes in both directions along Duncanville Road, a trail along west side of Duncanville Road and Windmill Hill Preserve parking improvements. The Project limits are from Main Street and Wintergreen Road intersection to 1300 feet east and from intersection to 900 feet south on Duncanville Road.

Construction begins in August of 2019 and will complete in the summer of 2021. The engineering consultant was Dal-Tech of Dallas, Texas and the general contractor for construction is Texas Standard Construction of Dallas, Texas.

The project amount is $10,820,118. Funding is being provided by Dallas County, Cities of Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Duncanville, and Dallas, and North Central Texas Council of Governments Regional Toll Revenue.

For additional information on this project, please contact Ted Andargie, P.E., Dallas County Project Manager, at Tewodros.Andargie@dallascounty.org or 214-653-6435.

Re-Striping lanes along Cockrell Hill Rd.

On, 12 July 2019, the City of Duncanville will re-stripe the lanes along Cockrell Hill Rd (by Papadeaux’s) in order to alleviate congestion at the intersection of US-67 Eastbound Service Rd and Northbound Cockrell Hill Road.  The lane markings will extend the length of the right-turn lane to allow additional cars to turn right onto the Service Rd and subsequently access US-67.  This work should take only one day.

The City’s contractor will also re-stripe the road markings at the intersection of Avenue of the Stars and Cockrell Hill Rd at the same time.

For more information, please contact the City’s Traffic Operations Superintendent, John Borchardt, at 972-780-5059.

 

Traffic Signal Box Art Unveiling Event

The City of Duncanville held its first Traffic Signal Box (TSB) Art Unveiling Event on Friday,  June 28, 2019, located in Downtown Duncanville. Mr. Jose Perales’ patriotic themed artwork was selected for the TSB located next to the war memorial on the corner of Center Street and Santa Fe Trail. Mr. Perales, his family, City Council Members, City Staff, and friends of the community were present to celebrate this exciting unveiling.

In 2017, the City of Duncanville adopted its first Comprehensive Plan.  Throughout the development of the plan, citizens requested to have more culture and public art throughout the Duncanville community to help enhance the City’s identity and character. During City Council’s 2018 Strategic Planning Session, the City Council approved the Traffic Signal Box Art Program. The initial call was for Duncanville artists participation, but then later was extended to include non-residents as well.  This art initiative is a public-private partnership with the City of Duncanville and the Duncanville Design Studio committee. Three additional art unveilings will take place over the next few weeks and the final one will take place when school starts; as the artist is a Duncanville student.

For more information about the Traffic Signal Box Art Program, call Parks Superintendent Timothy Hamilton at 972-780-5072.

Traffic Signal Box Art Unveiling

Traffic Signal Box Art Unveiling

June 28, 2019

10:00 am

Center Street & Santa Fe Road

 

The City of Duncanville is pleased to announce the completion of the Traffic Signal Box Public Art Project located at Center St. & Santa Fe Rd. Applicants were able to submit a proposal based on the following themes: City of Champions, History of Duncanville, Duncanville Military History, and An Inclusive Duncanville Community.

Mr. Jose Perales, a Duncanville resident, will have his featured piece commemorating Duncanville’s residents who have served our nation’s military unveiled during this special event.

This project was supported by the Duncanville Design Studio and the City of Duncanville.

 

 

City Launches New Bond Project Website

The City of Duncanville has launched a new website to keep residents updated on projects related to the 2018 Bond Program that was approved by voters last November. The website is accessible by clicking the ‘Bond’ tab from the city’s homepage and includes information pertaining to four propositions:

  • Parks & Recreation Facilities
  • Street Improvements
  • Firefighting Facilities and Emergency Operation Center
  • Municipal Building Improvements

Features include an overview of the propositions, project details, schedules, cost breakdowns, news updates and an interactive map. As projects move through the approval process and construction milestones are achieved, news updates will be added with the latest information. Be sure to bookmark the site to stay in-the-know!

www.duncanville.com/bond

Duncanville Red Light Cameras

The City of Duncanville’s Red Light Camera program terminated when Governor Greg Abbott signed HB 1631 into law this legislative session, which prohibits the operation of Red Light Cameras in Texas. The City of Duncanville has eight (8) cameras, and although the physical Red Light Cameras are temporarily still in place, they are not active and no violations will be issued after May 31, 2019. The camera infrastructure will be removed by the company that performed the installation.

Red light citations do not appear on driving records, only citations issued by a peace officer.  The legislation does not address citations received prior to HB 1631, nor does it instruct the City to refund fines paid before the ban.  The City does not anticipate refunds for violations issued prior to HB 1631 being signed into law.

For more information, please contact the Duncanville Police Department at 972-780-5024.