Town Hall Meeting Recap: Code Enforcement & Related City Services

Approximately 60 residents gathered on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at the D.L. Hopkins Senior Center to hear a presentation regarding code-related activities in Duncanville. City staff discussed several topics, including code enforcement, health inspections, building permits, parking laws, home-based businesses, abandoned/junk vehicles, tree maintenance and fire code regulations. With various departments on hand to answer questions, residents had one-on-one time to share concerns, ask questions and gain a better understanding of the Code of Ordinances, what the city is doing to maintain the quality of life in Duncanville and what the residents can do to help keep the community looking good.

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City Council Seeking Residents to Serve on Boards and Commissions

The Duncanville City Council is currently accepting applications from citizens interested in volunteering their service on one of the City’s boards or commissions. To be eligible to serve, one must be a resident of the City of Duncanville, and not be in arrears on City of Duncanville ad valorem taxes, fines or fees.

Applications are being accepted for the following Boards and Commissions:

  • City Planning & Zoning Commission
  • Neighborhood Vitality Commission
  • Tri-City Animal Shelter
  • Zoning Board of Adjustment
  • Parks & Recreation Advisory Board
  • Library Advisory Board
  • Sign Control Board
  • Duncanville Community & Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC)
  • Keep Duncanville Beautiful Board
  • Multicultural Social Engagement Partnership
  • Senior Advocacy Commission
  • Sister City Commission
  • Tax Increment Finance Reinvestment Zone Board
  • Civil Service (Term beginning October 1, 2019).

Applications will be accepted from June 3, 2019 thru July 5, 2019. Following the application deadline, each applicant will be contacted to schedule a brief interview with the City Council. Interviews for Boards and Commissions will be made on July 29, 2019 and July 30, 2019 with new appointments beginning on September 3, 2019, with the exception of Civil Service Commission which will begin on October 1, 2019.

Anyone interested in serving is encouraged to forward a completed application no later than July 5, 2019 to Kristin Downs, City Secretary, P.O. Box 380280, Duncanville, Texas, 75138-0280; to kdowns@duncanville.com: or in person at City Hall, 203 E. Wheatland Road. An application may be obtained at City Hall or by visiting the City’s webpage at www.duncanville.com. For more information, please call 972-780-5017.

For more information on our Boards and Commissions please click here.

To download an application please click here.

Duncanville 2019 Independence Day Parade & Celebration

The City of Duncanville hosts an incredible day of family-friendly fun to celebrate Independence Day! Guests can enjoy a parade in the morning, then come back in the evening for a night of great music, delicious food and fun for kids and adults of all ages.

Independence Day PARADE

July 4, 2019
9:00 am

The Independence Day Parade is facilitated by the Duncanville Lion’s Club and begins at 9:00 am on Thursday, July 4, 2019. The Parade route starts on Wheatland Rd at Freeman St, heads west and turns right on N Main St then ends at N Main St and Freeman St.

Residents are welcome to set up blankets and chairs along the parade route to enjoy the fun and creative float entries.

Interested in being part of the Independence Day Parade? Fill out the parade application to enter your float!

Independence Day CELEBRATION

July 4, 2019
6:00 pm
Armstrong Park | 100 James Collins Blvd

Celebrate our country’s Independence at a family-friendly event featuring live music, delicious food, bounce houses, face painters & more! Guests under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Wristbands required for entry – pick up wristbands at the Recreation Center starting June 10; limit 5 per person and must be 18 or older. Bags and coolers subject to inspection. No alcohol, glass containers, tents, canopies, large umbrellas, non-service animals, personal drones or fireworks allowed.

The fireworks show will begin around 9:30 pm.

Vendors & Sponsors

Interested in being part of the Independence Day Celebration as a vendor or sponsor? Fill out the vendor application to participate!

Parking/Shuttle Service

Parking near the event is limited, and residents are encouraged to walk if they live near Armstrong Park. Shuttle Service to and from the Celebration begins at 6:00 pm from the Costco parking lot and will run all evening until the event is over. ADA parking available at City Hall.

 

Duncanville Honors 50th Anniversary of War Memorial on Memorial Day: Monday, May 27

The City of Duncanville is commemorating the 50th anniversary of Memorial Park on Monday, May 27 at 10:00 am. Army Retired Colonel Ronald Munden is the honored guest speaker, who 50 years ago as an Army Cadet, participated in the ceremony and helped unveil the memorial. The first 300 guests will receive a commemorative War Memorial challenge coin marking the event. Memorial Park is located at 101 N. Main Street in Duncanville.

Memorial Day did not become a federal holiday until 1971. Before that it was traditionally recognized on May 30 regardless of the day of the week. Thus, 50 years ago Memorial Day in Duncanville was recognized on Friday, May 30, 1969 with the dedication of the War Memorial and Memorial Park.

Early in 1969, Ed Purcell from the American Legion Post 81, along with noted artist and architect William B. Lowder, developed plans for a memorial marker and eternal flame layout, as well as heading up the fundraising efforts. Starlight Park, which was redesigned, freshly landscaped, and renamed Memorial Park, was the focal point of the dedication ceremonies that morning. Families of the fallen soldiers engraved on the memorial were present and the memorial was unveiled by Midshipman Charles B. Young and Cadet Ronald Munden.

The Duncanville War Memorial is a polished granite monument approximately sixteen feet high featuring a brass bald eagle with a two-foot wing span atop. Twenty-two names were originally inscribed on the monument representing Duncanville’s fallen soldiers from four wars. The eternal flame was also lit on Memorial Day in 1969 and continues to burn bright today.

Please join us in remembering those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to defend the freedoms we enjoy as Americans.

Duncanville Crews Respond to Sanitary Sewer Overflow

The Duncanville Public Works Department is currently undergoing clean-up, remediation and disinfection of a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) that occurred as a result of weather conditions and heavy rainfall on May 11, 2019. The overflows affected Ten Mile Creek Tributary 11, Horne Branch Creek, and Mauk Branch Creek and are located near:

700 Block of Forest Circle

               400 Blk.  S. Alexander

               400 Blk.  Shorewood

               400 Blk.  Falling Leaves

               300 Blk. S. Horne

               300 Blk. Merribrook Trail

               100-300 Blk S. Venice ( 4 manholes in this area)

 

City Officials will continue to comply with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) requirements for a discharge over their threshold limit of 100,000 gallons. Once the water overflow completely resides, crews will begin taking laboratory samples at various points along the creek to ensure the water and environment are safe. There has been no observation of any fish kills to-date.

Duncanville citizens should not be concerned when using water, as at no time was the City’s water system affected by this sewer spill. The City will continue to collect and test samples in the creek area for any contaminants or distress of marine life. The public should avoid contact with waste material, soil, or water in the area potentially affected by the spill. If the public comes into contact with waste material, soil, or water potentially affected by the spill, they should bathe and wash clothes thoroughly as soon as possible.

For more information, contact the Duncanville Public Works Wastewater Department at 972-780-4900.

Duncanville Crews Respond to Sanitary Sewer Overflow

The Duncanville Public Works Department is currently undergoing clean-up, remediation and disinfection of a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) that occurred as a result of weather conditions and heavy rainfall on May 8, 2019. The overflow affected Mauk Branch Creek and is located near:

700 Block of Forest Circle

City Officials will continue to comply with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) requirements for a discharge over their threshold limit of 100,000 gallons. Once the water overflow completely resides, crews will begin taking laboratory samples at various points along the creek to ensure the water and environment are safe. There has been no observation of any fish kills to-date.

Duncanville citizens should not be concerned when using water, as at no time was the City’s water system affected by this sewer spill. The City will continue to collect and test samples in the creek area for any contaminants or distress of marine life. The public should avoid contact with waste material, soil, or water in the area potentially affected by the spill. If the public comes into contact with waste material, soil, or water potentially affected by the spill, they should bathe and wash clothes thoroughly as soon as possible.

For more information, contact the Duncanville Public Works Wastewater Department at 972-780-4900.

FY17-18 Annual Report Now Available

The City of Duncanville Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 (FY17-18) provides stake holders with a comprehensive overview of the community and local government activities that began October 1, 2017 and ended September 30, 2018. The Annual Report is based on audited Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) data, but is packaged in a more reader friendly format that is easy to digest. Print copies of the FY17-18 Annual Report will be available at City Hall mid-May.

Please let us know what you think of the City of Duncanville’s first Annual Report!

Best of Southwest Juneteenth Celebration – June 15

The City of Duncanville and Best of Southwest cities join together for the Juneteenth Arts and Music Festival, honoring the oldest known celebration of the ending of slavery. Activities include food vendors, a variety of art by local artist, crafts, musical performances and much more.  Admission is free!

Seeking Vendors

Thank you for your interest in participating in the Best Southwest Juneteenth Festival as a Small Business/Artist/Organizations.  Applications must be received by 12 pm, Monday, May 27th.

  • Booth with Electricity $100
  • Booth with No Electricity $75

Call 972-291-5130 or email cedarhillpard@cedarhilltx.com for more information.

2019 UNOFFICIAL GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS

CITY OF DUNCANVILLE

MAY 4, 2019

GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS

Conducted by the Dallas County Elections Department. Three election day polling places were utilized: Byrd Middle School, Reed Middle School, and Fairmeadows Elementary School. Early voting was held at the Library/Community Center, 201 James Collins Blvd. – Barbara Lewis (Judge).

UNOFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS

COUNCILMEMBER AT-LARGE EARLY VOTING TOTAL VOTES %
Patrick Harvey 866 1,184 55.64% (W)
Patrick LeBlanc 634 944 44.36%
Total 1,500 2,128 100.00%
COUNCILMEMBER DISTRICT 1 EARLY VOTING TOTAL VOTES %
Joe Veracruz 320 482 61.64% (W)
Matthew J. Jones 195 300 38.36%
Total 515 782 100.00%
COUNCILMEMBER DISTRICT 3 EARLY VOTING TOTAL VOTES %
Monte Anderson 114 144 100.00% (W)
Total 114 144 100.00%
COUNCILMEMBER DISTRICT 5 EARLY VOTING TOTAL VOTES %
Johnette Jameson 134 204 52.04% (W)
Mike Miner 133 188 47.96%
Total 267 392 100.00%

PDF of Unofficial Election Results

Dallas County Elections