Mosquito Spraying Scheduled For August 17 and 18

The City of Duncanville, at the recommendation and in cooperation with the Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS), will be conducting ground spraying against mosquitos on Thursday, August 17, and Friday, August 18, between the hours of 9 pm and 5 am, weather permitting. If the weather prohibits spraying on Thursday night, spraying will be done on Friday and Saturday nights. Spraying will be performed in the Greenstone area (to the west of Main, to the north of Wheatland, to the south of Camp Wisdom and to the east of Clark).

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 most likely to occur. To prevent the spread of mosquitoes, residents should remove all areas of standing water report all pools that are not well maintained and abandoned homes where mosquitoes 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 mosquitoes are most active.

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

To view the map of the area to be treated, click here.

2017 OFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS

CITY OF DUNCANVILLE

MAY 6, 2017

GENERAL ELECTION

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).

OFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS

 

COUNCILMEMBER, AT-LARGE                                                           

Patrick LeBlanc                    791          60.29%       (W)

Todd Durant                          521          39.71%

TOTAL                                    1,312       100%

COUNCILMEMBER DISTRICT 1

Matthew J. Jones               112           20.90%

Dennis Schwartz                424           79.10%       (W)

TOTAL                                   536          100%

COUNCILMEMBER DISTRICT 3

Leslie Thomas                     90             100%          (W)

TOTAL                                   90             100%

COUNCILMEMBER DISTRICT 5

Frances Rizo                         127          35.57%

Johnette Jameson            230           64.43%      (W)

TOTAL                                   357          100%

Early Voting Only Results PDF Version

Official Election Results Signed PDF Version

City of Duncanville Elections Page

Dallas County Elections

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

COUNCIL SEEKS CITIZENS TO SERVE ON CITY BOARDS & COMMISSIONS

COUNCIL SEEKS CITIZENS TO SERVE

ON CITY BOARDS & 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 or fines or fees.

Applications are being accepted for the following Boards and Commissions:

  • City Planning & Zoning Commission
  • Zoning Board of Adjustment
  • Parks & Recreation Advisory Board
  • Library Advisory Board
  • Sign Control Board
  • Duncanville Community & Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC)
  • Keep Duncanville Beautiful Board
  • Duncanville Community Multicultural Commission
  • Senior Advocacy Commission
  • Civil Service (Term beginning October 1, 2017).

Applications will be accepted from June 1, 2017 thru July 14, 2017.  Following the application deadline, each applicant will be contacted to schedule a brief interview with the City Council.  Appointments to the Boards and Commissions will be made by City Council during their August 15, 2017 regular meeting with new appointments beginning on September 1, 2017, with the exception of Civil Service Commission which will begin on October 1, 2017.

Anyone interested in serving is encouraged to forward a completed application no later than July 14, 2017 to Mary E. Jones, City Secretary, P.O. Box 380280, Duncanville, Texas, 75138-0280; to mjones@ci.duncanville.tx.us; or in person at City Hall, 203 E. Wheatland Road. An application may be obtained at City Hall or by visiting the Boards and Commissions Application. For more information, please call 972-780-5017.

Outdoor Warning Siren Testing April 13th

The Southwest Regional Communications Center (SWRCC) will be conducting a test of the Outdoor Warning Siren system for Cedar Hill, DeSoto and Duncanville, today, April 13th at 2pm unless there is inclement weather or overcast skies. This test is to ensure that our Southwest Regional Communications Center can activate all three cities’ outdoor warning sirens simultaneously and ensure that they are operational for severe weather season.

For more information, contact the Duncanville Fire Department at 972-780-4920.

Fiscal Year 2016-17 Proposed Budget Overview

The City of Duncanville is in the process of adopting a new budget for the FY 2016-17. A proposed budget has been developed by staff with direction from City Council and input from citizens of Duncanville. The City Council will now consider the proposed budget at upcoming public hearings and may adopt the proposed budget with or without changes as they desire. The proposed budget focuses on three main goals:

1. Support the City Council’s strategic priorities and ensure continuing and cost-effective, quality service delivery. The proposed budget is what will define the business of City staff for the next fiscal year and therefore, it is extremely important to align the available resources with the priorities established by City Council.

2. Utilize sound financial principles. The proposed budget has been constructed within the context of multi-year financial planning, analysis of the economic environment and trends, and adherence to recommended financial practices and principles such as fund reserve balances and cost accounting methods.

3. Maintain expenditures within expected revenues. The proposed budget is structurally balanced; meaning ongoing operating expenditures are held below expected, ongoing revenues, and fund balance reserves are not used to fund ongoing operations. The proposed budget does not anticipate a tax rate increase and maintaining or lowering the tax rate is a priority consideration when developing the budget.

The City’s budget must reflect the needs of the community. On January 12th of this year, a Town Hall meeting was held in the D.L. Hopkins Senior Center with more than fifty citizens in attendance. Following a budget overview presentation, attendees provided input on what they believed the City should spend more, less, or the same money on and prioritized their responses. The results were highly considered in the creation of the proposed budget and include:

• Less money spent on legal fees. The proposed budget has reduced legal fees by as much as 50% from the amounts spent in FY 2013, FY 2014, and FY 2015.
• More Economic Development initiatives will be possible with an expected 174% increase in the Duncanville Community Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) Fund Balance achieved in part through cost savings in bond refinancing. These are funds then available for incentive opportunities.
• Construct more on-road and off-road walking and bicycle trails in Duncanville using a Parks and Recreation Master Plan and Trail Master Plan that will guide future priorities and budget efforts.
• Adequate funding for street maintenance to include an additional $1,000,000 proposed to be set aside to “pre-fund” 2018 and subsequent years’ maintenance needs.
• A continued safe and enjoyable 4th of July celebration at Armstrong Park in 2017.
• Increased average wages for Fire/Police Departments to be more competitive with our surrounding markets plus security enhancements for the Police Department.
• Enhanced branding for the Senior Center including a sign reflecting a new name along with interior renovations to the facility.

There is still time for Duncanville citizens to voice their opinion before City Council considers a vote on the proposed budget. A second of two Public Hearings will be held during the City Council Meeting on Tuesday, September 13th at the Duncanville City Council Chambers located at 203 E. Wheatland Road.

The Duncanville City Council will consider approval of the FY 2016-17 Proposed Budget during the Tuesday, September 20th City Council Meeting.

Click here for complete FY 2016-2017 Proposed Budget Book

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled for Thrush Area

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 Thursday, September 8, Friday, September 9, and Sunday, September 11, in the Thrush area from 9 p.m. through 5 a.m., weather permitting. A positive mosquito trap pool for the West Nile Virus was reported by the County in this area this week.

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.

Click here for spraying map.

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

MOSQUITO SPRAYING SCHEDULED FOR E. LITTLE AREA

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 Thursday, September 1, Friday, September 2, and Sunday, September 4, in the E. Little area 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 this area this week.

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.

Click here for spraying map.

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

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled for Highgate Dr. Area

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 Thursday, August 25, Friday, August 26, and Sunday, August 28, in the Highgate Dr. area 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 this area.

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.

Click here to see spraying map.

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

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Duncanville’s Kroger Completes Four-Month Remodel

On Wednesday, August 17, the Kroger located at 200 West Camp Wisdom Road hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of its latest remodel. The store now features new décor, improved deli, updated bakery, refreshed produce department, and enlarged pharmacy-waiting area.

Back (from left): Steve Lewis , VP of operations for the Kroger Dallas division; Jacob Coday, facility engineering project manager for the Kroger Dallas division; David Green, Mayor of Duncanville; Joe Miskimins, VP of merchandising for the Kroger Dallas division; Pete Loredo, assistant store manager for the Duncanville Kroger; and Sudhir Kayastha, assistant store manager for the Duncanville Kroger

Front (from left): Bethany Blankmeyer, district manager for the Kroger Dallas division; Jackie Kreda, real estate specialist for the Kroger Dallas division; Andrea Landry, store manager for the Duncanville Kroger; and April Martin Nickels, public affairs manager for the Kroger Dallas division.