May 2, 2020 General Election Information

The 2020 City Election will be held on Saturday, May 2nd.

The slate of offices includes Council Members to represent Mayor, District 2 and District 4.

Candidates in Ballot Order:

  • Mayor – UNOPPOSED
    • Barry L. Gordon**
  • Council Member District 2
    • Don McBurnett**
    • Hector Sifuentes
    • Misty Bain
  • Council Member District 4 – UNOPPOSED
    • Mark D. Cooks**

**Denotes Incumbent

Anyone not currently registered to vote has until April 2nd to register in order to cast a ballot in the May election.  Voter registration cards may be obtained at City Hall or the Duncanville Public Library.  For more information regarding voter registration, residents may contact the Dallas County Elections Department at (469) 627-8683.

Early voting will be conducted Monday, April 20, 2020 through Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at the Duncanville Library Conference Rooms located at 201 James Collins Blvd. as follows:

Monday, April 20th – Saturday, April 25th:                   8:00 a.m. –  5:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 26th:                                                                 1:00 p.m. –  6:00 p.m.

Monday, April 27th – Tuesday, April 28th:                     7:00 a.m. –  7:00 p.m.

Additional information regarding the upcoming election may be obtained by contacting the City Secretary at (972) 780-5017.

Easter Eggstravaganza: Saturday, April 4

The City of Duncanville Parks & Recreation Department has big plans for an Easter Eggstravaganza and everyone is welcome!

Easter Eggstravaganza features an egg hunt with hundreds of eggs filled with tasty treats and goodies, fun games for the kids to enjoy with cool prizes, bounce houses, music and of course the Easter Bunny! Be sure to bring the camera to capture special moments in one of our most beautiful parks!

Date: Saturday, April 4, 2020
Time: 3 pm – 5 pm
Location: Armstrong Park, 100 James Collins Blvd.
Cost: FREE

Princess Tea Party: Saturday, March 28

Duncanville’s first ever Princess Tea Party is an event the whole family will enjoy!

Escape to a magical world of fun, laughter, and amusement. Music and videos will grab the attention of attendees while Disney characters sing songs from your favorite movies. A light lunch will be served and guests will have the opportunity to visit one-on-one with various characters and, of course, take photos!

Date: Saturday, March 28, 2020
Time: 10 am – 1 pm
Location: Duncanville Recreation Center, 201 James Collins Blvd.
Cost: $30 for a family of five and $10 for each additional person

Tickets can be purchased at at the Duncanville Recreation Center front desk. For more information, please call 972-780-5070.

Event features:

  • 16 Disney Characters
  • 7 Fairies
  • An Enchanted Walkway
  • DJ spinning Disney Music
  • Previews of Movie Characters on large screen
  • Petits four squares, Brownies, Hot Dogs, Popcorn
  • Tea, punch & bottled water
  • Photographer

Duncanville Crews Respond to Sanitary Sewer Overflow Caused by Heavy Rains

The Duncanville Public Works Department is currently undergoing clean-up, remediation and disinfection of two Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO) that occurred as a result of weather conditions and heavy rainfall on February 11 & 12, 2020. The overflows affected Mauk Branch Creek and are located near:

700 Block of Forest Circle
400 Block of Falling Leaves

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 City Council Member Johnette Jameson Elected to Women In Municipal Government National Caucus

Duncanville District 5 City Council Member Johnette Jameson has been elected Board Member of the National League of Cities (NLC) Women in Municipal Government (WIMG). This group supports networking and learning among female municipal leaders. Jameson was elected during the 2019 City Summit conference in San Antonio, Texas.

WIMG aims to raise awareness about issues of concern to women, and it encourages women to seek public office in their communities. Over the years, WIMG has worked to ensure that women hold leadership positions within NLC and serve on its board of directors and other special leadership groups.

“I am passionate about serving the community and believe that women in leadership positions play an important role in all levels of government,” said Council Member Johnette Jameson. “Organizations should have a healthy mix of male and female perspective in order to balance the dialogue, and I am proud to support the advancement of female elected officials in municipal government”.

As a leader in this constituency group, Jameson will play a key role in promoting a role for women in NLC policy discussions and development of its National Municipal Policy and its agenda for America’s cities, towns, and villages.

The leadership of this year’s committee also includes President Lindsey Horvath, mayor pro tempore, West Hollywood, California; 1st Vice President Wally Campbell, mayor, Goodyear, Arizona and 2nd Vice President Elizabeth Carr-Hurst, mayor, Fairburn, Georgia.

For more information on NLC’s constituency groups, visit: https://www.nlc.org/membership/groups-networks.

BNSF Railway Plans to Remove Vegetation at Main and Camp Wisdom Intersection

BNSF Railway has notified the city that due to safety concerns and federal regulations, they will begin a vegetation removal project at the railway crossing located at the Main Street and Camp Wisdom Road intersection. On February 11, crews plan to remove trees and shrubbery that exceed 36 inches in height within a quadrant that extends 50 feet from the outside track to 300 feet from the edge of the roadway. All landscaping scheduled for removal is located within the BNSF Railway right-of-way. Traffic control and irrigation boxes located in the area will not be affected.

BNSF recognizes that eliminating the landscaping will affect the beautification efforts the city has invested in over the years, and the railway has agreed to provide $5,000 to assist with the purchase of planting new vegetation that meets BNSF safety requirements. The new landscaping will be installed by the Parks & Recreation Department in spring 2020.

BNSF vegetation removal area highlighted in red.