2017 Independence Day Celebration Fireworks

The 2017 Duncanville Independence Day Celebration will be packed with Food, Fun & Fireworks!

Armstrong Park will be portioned off providing exclusive access to enjoy great music, eat delicious food and have the perfect seat for fireworks!
Wristbands are FREE and will be available for pick up at the Duncanville Recreation Center – 201 James Collins Blvd., Duncanville, TX 75116 after JUNE 12th.

Event Details:

PARADE 9:00AM – 10:00AM (FREE)

Parade Route: Begin on Wheatland Rd. at Freeman St. heading West, turn North on Main St. ending at Freeman St.

FAMILY ACTIVITIES, CONCERT & FIREWORKS SHOW
6:00PM – 10:00PM…(FREE)

Wristbands will be required for entrance to evening festivities. Starting Monday, June 12th, 2017, wristbands will be available at the Duncanville Recreation Center—201 James Collins Blvd., while supplies last.

  • Limit 5 wristbands per person; must be 18 or older to pick up.
  • 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 of the park: alcohol, glass containers, tents, canopies, umbrellas (other than hand held), all animals other than service animals, and fireworks.
  • ADA-accessible parking will be located in the parking lot West of City Hall—203 E Wheatland Rd., Duncanville, TX 75116.
  • Sponsors and vendors are invited to register with the Parks & Recreation Dept. at 201 James Collins Blvd., Duncanville, TX 75116 or by calling 972-780-5070.

FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE 5:00PM – End of Event

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 event festivities. Remote parking will be available at Costco and the Duncanville High School.

Request for Proposals – Defibrillators and Accessories, RFP #17-70

Sealed proposals addressed to the Purchasing Manager of the City of Duncanville, Texas, will be received through Public Purchase until 2:00 p.m., July 14, 2017 and then publicly opened and read aloud thereafter, for furnishing the above reference items.

The estimated value of the purchase is $140,000.00.

Proposals must be submitted on the prescribed forms furnished in the RFP package, and the bidder must supply all the information required by such forms. The City is not responsible for responses misdirected.

The RFP package is available only online at https://www.publicpurchase.com/gems/duncanville,tx/buyer/public/home  and there is no fee for accessing or participating in the bidding process. Only those who are recorded as having downloaded the bid package from Public Purchase will be considered plan holders of record. Proposals must be submitted by uploading through Public Purchase.

City Council Budget Workshop – Postponed to Thursday, June 29 at 8:30 am

The Budget Workshop with City Council is an opportunity for staff and City Council to discuss the current City budget picture and end of year projections, as well as to discuss budget plans for the next fiscal year. Staff will brief City Council on work plan status, current fiscal year revenues and expenditures, and projections for where we expect to end the fiscal year.  We will also seek City Council input and direction on various issues that have major budget implications for the next fiscal year, including projects, personnel and capital improvement projects, as we continue to develop the Fiscal Year 2018 budget for submission later this summer. For more information, click here.

 

Duncanville PD Seeking Public’s Help in Identifying Shooters in Aggravated Robbery

On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at 11:01 p.m. suspects robbed the Holiday Inn Express located at 1035 East Highway 67 SR and shot a nonresistant employee two times. The suspects fled the scene in a dark unknown make, 4 doors, SUV.  A witness advised he saw two black males run from the front of the business to a dark colored Porsche SUV before officers arrived. The individual stated the vehicle was last seen travelling southbound on US Highway 67 service road.

A person of interest entered the lobby prior to the suspects, and the Police Department would like to identify and speak with him.

The desk clerk was transported to Methodist Dallas with non-life threatening injuries, and was treated in the emergency room. The clerk was released Thursday.

  • The person of interest is a black male, approx. 17 – 21 years of age wearing a grey shirt and grey shorts.
  • Suspect 1: black male, 17 – 21 years of age, 5’10”- 6’, with a black hooded sweatshirt, red shirt underneath, black pants and medium length dreadlocks.
  • Suspect 2: black male, 16 – 19 years of age, 5’8”- 5’10”, with a dark colored long sleeve shirt, dark pants and short hair.

If you have any information regarding this offense, contact Detective Pollock at:

972-707-3831

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

Best Southwest Juneteenth Celebration

Why is there a Juneteenth Celebration?

According to www.Wikipedia.com:

“Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is a holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas, and more generally the emancipation of African-American slaves throughout the Confederate South. Celebrated on June 19, the word is a portmanteau of “June” and “nineteenth”.[1][2] Juneteenth is recognized as a state holiday or special day of observance in most states.[3]

The holiday is observed primarily in local celebrations given by our  Best Southwest Cities who each host the Juneteenth Celebration.

Please join the Best Southwest Cities of Lancaster (host), Duncanville, Cedar Hill and Desoto in celebrating Juneteenth on Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Lancaster Community Park located at 1700 Veterans Memorial Pkwy, Lancaster, TX,  75134-3316.  For more information, please connect to the City of Lancaster website:  http://www.lancaster-tx.com/1214/Juneteenth-Celebration

 

 

Find Your Adventure — 2017 Summer Camp

Summer Camp is HERE!

Beginning Monday, June 5th, Find Your Adventure 2017 Summer Camp, opens with a treasure chest full of fun, crafts and field trips. Field trips include places like “Going Bonkers”, “Perot Museum”, and “LEGOLAND” to name a few. Breakfast, lunch and snack are provided. Join the Duncanville Parks and Recreation department in starting your summer off safe and fun.

Complete the registration packet and turn it in to the recreation front desk. Space is limited so get your registration in as soon as possible.  Call 972-780-5070 for more information or if you have any questions, please call the number in red.

Registration Packet