DCEDC Presents Sign Grant to Local Business

The Duncanville Community and Economic Development Corporation recently presented Steve Corder owner of State Farm Insurance and Melcor, Inc. with a $4,805.06 sign grant. The grant was used to replace an older monument sign, that inhibited drivers visibility in the area and branding of tenant businesses, with a new pole sign. Sign grants are part of DCEDC’s Design Incentive Program that is aimed at helping businesses enhance their façades and improve their sustainability. For more information on DCEDC or business incentives, please call the Economic Development Department at 972.780.5090.

Off-duty Duncanville firefighters save man’s life while mowing yards

DMN firefighter article july 5 2016Dallas Morning News (7.5.16): Battalion Chief Robert Gideon called a client the day before he was scheduled to mow his lawn Wednesday for his part-time job. The 27-year Duncanville firefighter tried not to worry when the call went straight to voicemail, even though this particular client always answered his phone.

“But we were mowing at another house down the road and saw his car in the yard,” said Gideon, 50. “So we had some idea he was there.”

His suspicions were correct. The elderly client was there, but in no position to come to the door. Gideon and his lawn-mowing partner, Duncanville firefighter Robert Shaw, entered the home and found the elderly man semi-conscious, lying on the floor.

Paramedics later determined that he had probably been that way at least a couple of days. The two firefighters shouted his name and he eventually responded as Shaw called 911 and Gideon got on the phone with his own department.

“If they hadn’t followed through with their instincts and concern, there is no doubt in my mind that the elderly male would have laid there and died,” Duncanville EMS Chief Mike Ryan said.

Read article via Dallasnews.com

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled for Friday, July 1st and Saturday, July 2nd

In our continued effort against the West Nile Virus, the City of Duncanville has authorized the Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) to conduct ground spraying against mosquitos on Friday July 1st, and Saturday, July 2, in the area north of Wheatland Road and east of Main Street, as well as Fairmeadows and Redbird areas from 9 p.m. thru 5 a.m., weather permitting. A positive mosquito trap pool for the West Nile Virus was reported by the County in these areas. View mosquito spraying map.

Residents living near this area are encouraged to remain indoors and bring their pets inside during spraying. City Staff will continue to monitor areas where mosquito breeding is mostly like to occur. To prevent the spread of mosquitos, residents should remove all areas of standing water and report all pools that are not well maintained and abandoned homes where mosquitos are likely to breed to the Health and Code Enforcement Department. Everyone should continue to protect themselves against the West Nile Virus by using insect repellent containing DEET. Citizens are also encouraged to remain indoors during dawn and dusk, when mosquitos are most active.

For more information on the scheduled ground mosquito spraying in Duncanville, contact the City’s Health Inspector at 972-740-1163.

City Launches New Interactive Website

duncanville-logo-mainwww.duncanville.com has a new look! The City’s new website focuses on providing its citizens an enhanced customer service experience. The website features a modern graphic design and new two-way communication options for public comment.  The project was implemented as a result of the City Council’s vision to better communicate and engage with the citizens of Duncanville.

“We want to hear from our citizens,” says Duncanville Mayor David Green, “as an organization, we are continuously looking for ways to improve the quality of service we provide. A great way to accomplish this is through a user-friendly website where citizens can easily access their local government and contribute their ideas.”

Through the use of a forum platform, the public can now create topics and post comments. In addition, they have the ability to comment on posted articles. A new component of the website includes some of the City’s factual information displayed through the use of animated graphics. Social media live feeds have also been incorporated in their respective departments. Citizens will continue to see some of the past features including Report a Concern, however, the new website will be enhanced for mobile users and easier to navigate.

To achieve a product tailored to meet the needs of the local community, the City contracted the service of local web designer Jorge Ruiz, with Colourprep, Inc. Ruiz brings a citizen’s perspective to the project being a Duncanville resident himself. Members of the Social Engagement Partnership were also instrumental in obtaining citizen feedback and supporting promotional efforts for the new website. In addition, an internal web design staff committee was created to collaborate as representatives for each department.

 

Independence Day Celebration 2016

Duncanville’s

Independence Day Celebration

Monday, July 4th, 2016

The City of Duncanville invites you to bring your family and friends to its annual Independence Day Celebration!

TKasey 2015 4th July Paradehe day will begin with a parade sponsored by the Duncanville Lions Club, and will close with an evening of food, fun, and fireworks in Armstrong Park, where you’ll enjoy LIVE music, delicious food from local vendors, bounce houses for the kids, and the return of Duncanville’s traditional Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza!

Admission is FREE and open to the public, though wristbands will be required for entry into the evening activities.

PARADE
The theme of this year’s Lions Club parade is “Red, White, and We Serve.”
WHEN Monday, July 4th, 2016 (DELAYED 1 hour – was 9:00 am)
From 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
WHERE The parade route will begin on Wheatland Rd at Freeman St, heading west, turn north on Main St, and end on Main St at Freeman St.
ROAD CLOSURES Various closures will affect the Wheatland Rd & Main St area beginning at 7AM.
PARADE ENTRIES To participate in the parade, please register with Duncanville Lions Club at Duncanville Lions Club, Parade Entry, PO Box 381055, Duncanville, TX 75138, or in person at one of the following locations:

  • Chamber of Commerce, 300 E Wheatland
  • Red Bird Bowling Lanes, 1114 S Main
  • Ben Franklin Apothecary, 302 N Main
CONTACT For further information regarding the parade, call Lions Parade Chairpersons Don McBurnett (214-918-9981) or Kasey Cheshier (972-298-1147).

 

FOOD, FUN, & FIREWORKS
WHEN Monday, July 4th, 2016
Gates open @ 6:00 PM
Fireworks show @ approximately 9:30 PM
WHERE Armstrong Park (100 James Collins Blvd)
ADMISSION

Wristbands will be required for entrance to the evening festivities.

Starting June 15th, wristbands will be available upon request at:

The Duncanville Recreation Center (201 James Collins Blvd).

While supplies last. Limit 10 wristbands per person; must be 18 or older to pick up. If quantities remain, wristbands will also be available at the event.

SAFETY
  • Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All bags and coolers will be subject to search upon entry.
  • The following items will not be permitted inside the park:
    • alcohol
    • glass containers
    • tents
    • canopies
    • umbrellas (other than handheld)
    • all animals other than service animals
    • fireworks
ACCESSIBILITY ADA-accessible parking will be located in the parking lot west of City Hall (203 E Wheatland Rd).
PARK CLOSURE Armstrong Park will be closed to the public in advance of the event, starting at 11:30 PM on July 3rd. Normal park hours will resume following the event.
SHUTTLE SERVICE 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 evening festivities. Two shuttle routes will be available:

  • A North route will pick up attendees from the Duncanville High School parking lot (900 W Camp Wisdom Rd) and drop them off at Efurd Properties (202 S Santa Fe Trail).
  • A South route will pick up attendees from the Costco parking lot (250 W Hwy 67) and will drop them off at the former Duncanville ISD Administration building (802 S Main St).
SPONSORS/ VENDORS Sponsors and vendors are invited to register with the Department of Parks & Recreation at 201 James Collins Blvd, or by calling 972-780-5070.
MEDIA All media welcome at the park entrance near City Hall (203 E Wheatland Rd). For further details regarding media coverage, please contact Dennis Quinn at 972-780-5053.
CONTACT For any questions regarding the Independence Day Celebration, please contact the Department of Parks & Recreation at 972-780-5070.