Summit 8.0 MG Ground Storage Tank Improvements

Identified as a maintenance concern in 2014 by TCEQ during their annual tank inspection, Summit Tank was scheduled for renovation to repair, clean deposits, and repaint the interior and exterior of the tank to minimize future maintenance and improve the quality of water within the water distribution system.  The Summit Tank is co-owned by the cities of Duncanville (5/8ths) and Cedar Hill (3/8ths).

This project was completed in 2017 by A&M Construction and Utilities, Inc., at a total cost of $989,425.00.  The City of Duncanville’s share of this cost was $618,390.62.

Citizen Input Needed for City’s Comprehensive Plan

The City of Duncanville is hosting a community meeting seeking citizen input about Destination Duncanville, the Comprehensive Plan, on Wednesday, June 21.

Destination Duncanville is the long-term vision for the City targeting growth areas and specific locations for revitalization-focused efforts. Development of this plan is nearing completion and has been underway since 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. Public input has generated the basis of the plan.

A summary of input received, elements of the draft plan and proposed recommendations and strategies to implement the public’s vision will be reviewed during the community meeting. Citizens will have an opportunity to participate in interactive exercises and discussion facilitated by the consultant, Freese and Nichols, Inc.

Check-in for the meeting begins at 6:30 pm with the meeting starting at 7 pm and will be at the D.L. Hopkins, Jr. Senior Center (206 James Collins Boulevard, Duncanville).

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City Launches Interactive Maps

The City of Duncanville Public Works Department has developed an Interactive Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Map Portal which is available to the public through the city’s website.

The maps will allow access to information to improve transparency of data and communicate information that is frequently requested by the public including citizens and development professionals.

The maps currently available on the portal include Council districts, zoning, storm water and floodplain, TIF District, and utilities. The maps are searchable by address or intersection, and there is a tutorial video and PDF handout available on the website to assist users in navigating the maps.

View Interactive City Maps

MOSQUITO SEASON IS HERE

The City of Duncanville is divided into five zones with a fixed mosquito trap in each zone. Each zone is monitored and tested weekly for the presence of the West Nile virus. A positive trap will result in mosquito ground spraying in the zone that is positive. A 24 hour notice of spraying will be posted on the City website with a shaded map, and a notification will be sent out on our Everbridge emergency notification system. If you would like to sign up for Everbridge, please click on the link to sign up for Everbridge.

Spraying does not protect you; it only reduces the number of mosquitos in the area. For personal protection from biting mosquitos, use insect repellents with DEET or other EPA approved repellents.

Remember the 4Ds

DEET Whenever you’re outside, use insect repellents with DEET or other EPA approved repellents.
DRESS Wear long, loose, and light-colored clothing outside.
DRAIN Drain or treat all standing water in and around your home or workplace. (Keep pools and spas drained or clean and clear with bottom of pool clearly visible with chlorine at least 1 ppm and the pump running at least 8 hrs. per day).
DUSK & DAWN Limit outdoor activities during dusk and dawn.

 

For more information contact the Duncanville Health Inspector:

Michael Plemons, RS/REHS

972-780-4963

mplemons@ci.duncanville.tx.us

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

The city will host a Household Hazardous Waste Collection event on Saturday, March 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Duncanville High School softball parking lot (on the west side of North Greenstone Lane).  Please bring your driver’s license and utility bill.  No vouchers are required.  Please see the attached flyers for additional information, or contact Solid Waste Coordinator Jessica Smith at (972) 780-4900.

City Conducting Smoke Testing on Wastewater System

In an effort to improve the quality of our wastewater collection system, the city has contracted with Burgess & Niple to perform smoke testing in various locations to detect breaks and defects in the sanitary sewer system. Over the next few days, you may see smoke coming from vent stacks on houses or holes in the ground. The smoke is harmless, has little odor, and creates no fire hazard. Crews may need to access sewer manholes in utility easements. Burgess & Niple personnel are uniformed and carry identification badges. You do not need to be home and at no time will field crews have to enter your home or business. Please see the map and flyers below for additional information on the smoke testing. Should you have any questions regarding this testing, please contact the City Service Center at (972) 780-4900 or Gerald Boman of Burgess & Niple at (512) 626-9485.

 

Infrastructure Improvements Underway

Your Public Works Department has been busy with infrastructure improvements throughout the city. Many of these projects are currently under construction or have recently been completed such the erosion control improvement project at Lions Park. The existing retaining walls along Horne Branch were lengthened approximately 200 feet to prevent further erosion along the south bank at a cost of approximately $119,528.00.

The FY2016 Water/Wastewater Improvements Project along Roma Drive between Greenstone Lane and West Ridge Drive is almost complete. This project includes the construction of approximately 2,100 linear feet of 8 inch water line and 2,100 linear feet of 10 inch and 8 inch wastewater line, the placement of 730 tons of asphalt pavement, and 1,500 square yards of reinforced concrete pavement. This project is budgeted at $956,848.00 but is anticipated to be completed at a significantly reduced cost. Approximately 50% complete are the FY2016 Wastewater Improvements and Sidewalk Improvements Projects. The wastewater improvements project will install 8,100 linear feet of sanitary sewer by pipe bursting at a cost of approximately $1,229,738.00. The sidewalk improvements project will provide new sidewalks, ADA compliant ramps, and a new hike and bike trail through Lakeside Park from Mizell to Center Streets at a cost of $356,215.00.

 

Annual Sidewalk Improvements Program

In 2016, an annual sidewalk improvements program was developed to emphasize accessible routes and pedestrian safety.  The goal of the program is to create a “walkable” community in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to remove barriers and construct new sidewalks where gaps exist to connect existing sidewalks.  Along with the sidewalks being constructed in various locations throughout the City, a trail was constructed in Lakeside Park along with a 6-foot sidewalk in the H. Louis Nichols Park in the summer of 2017.

FY16 Alley Improvements

Drainage improvements and alley reconstruction of the Forest Hills Installment No. 13 alley between Madrid Drive and San Juan Drive (from Madrid Drive to west of South Cockrell Hill Road) have been completed.  This subdivision was built approximately 44 years ago.  The existing alley pavement was replaced with a more durable reinforced concrete pavement to better withstand heavy trash trucks.  Additionally, the alley now has a “V” shape in order to convey runoff from Madrid Drive and the adjacent properties to South Cockrell Hill Road.  The drive approaches at Madrid Drive and North Cockrell Hill Road were removed and replaced in order to make them ADA compliant.  The project was completed at a cost of $276,830.18.