City of Duncanville Weekly Update: March 9, 2018

The City welcomes and encourages community members to stay up-to-date on City activities and projects, while increasing public awareness of the things the City does on a daily basis.

The City Manager provides a weekly update to City Council of departmental activities and other significant items of interest, and that in the interest of also keeping the public better informed, the City is pleased to make those updates available to the citizens.

Weekly Update for Week Ending: Friday, March 9, 2018

Duncanville Fire Department Offering Civil Service Exam

The Duncanville Fire Department is offering a Civil Service exam on Saturday, March 24, 2018. Individuals interested in a rewarding opportunity protecting lives and property with pride and tradition are urged to fill out an interest card to be eligible for the civil service exam.

The Duncanville Fire Department has great opportunities within its divisions: fire administration; fire prevention; fire suppression; advanced life support; and emergency management.

For an opportunity to work with the department, submit an interest card by end of business on Monday, March 19, 2018, to be eligible for the exam on March 24.

To fill out an interest card or learn more about the Duncanville Fire Department, click here.

PREPARATIONS CONTINUE FOR 2018 CITY OFFICERS ELECTION

The 2018 City Election will be held on Saturday, May 5th.

The slate of offices includes the Mayor and Councilmembers to represent Districts 2 and 4. All registered voters in the City of Duncanville will have the opportunity to vote for the Mayor position. Registered voters residing in Districts 2 and 4 will also have an opportunity to vote for their respective candidates.

Following is a list of Candidates:

Click here to view a list of the Candidates.

  • Mayor
    • Janet Lemisy Harris
    • Matthew Jones
    • Barry L. Gordon
  • Councilmember District 2
    • Misty Bain
    • Don McBurnett
  • Councilmember District 4
    • Mark D. Cooks
    • Brenda O’Brien
    • Jeff Burton

NOTE: There are no incumbents running for office.

Anyone not currently registered to vote has until April 5th 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 (214) 637-7937.

Early voting will be conducted Monday, April 23, 2018 through Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at the Duncanville Library Conference Rooms located at 201 James Collins Blvd. as follows:

Monday, April 23rd – Saturday, April 28th: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 29th: 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Monday, April 30th – Tuesday, May 1st: 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.

City of Duncanville Weekly Update: March 2, 2018

The City welcomes and encourages community members to stay up-to-date on City activities and projects, while increasing public awareness of the things the City does on a daily basis.

The City Manager provides a weekly update to City Council of departmental activities and other significant items of interest, and that in the interest of also keeping the public better informed, the City is pleased to make those updates available to the citizens.

Weekly Update for Week Ending: Friday, March 2, 2018

City of Duncanville Weekly Update: February 23, 2018

The City welcomes and encourages community members to stay up-to-date on City activities and projects, while increasing public awareness of the things the City does on a daily basis.

The City Manager provides a weekly update to City Council of departmental activities and other significant items of interest, and that in the interest of also keeping the public better informed, the City is pleased to make those updates available to the citizens.

Weekly Update for Week Ending: Friday, February 23, 2018

People of Duncanville mini-interview

Sulema L.

  • What is your name and what do you do?  My name is Ms. Sulema Lira and I have been a bilingual elementary teacher in Duncanville for 5 years.
  • What’s your favorite free-time activity? Taking my son and daughter to the Duncanville city parks.
  • What’s something you’re proud of that others might not know about? (e.g. accomplishment, experience, skill) I’m proud of all of my accomplishments in life: graduating college, my 10 year experience in business, my 5 year experience in finance, and my 5 year experience as a bilingual elementary teacher. But most of all, I am proud of my children and the home I have built for them here in Duncanville.
  • How long have you lived in Duncanville? I have been a part of the Duncanville community for 8 years due to employment,  but I officially moved here last June.
  • What’s your favorite part of living here? The small town feel in a large metroplex. Also, the school district is pretty great.
  • What’s something that could be improved? Red Bird Mall could use a makeover.
  • What’s a favorite memory of Duncanville that you have? My favorite memory is teaching kindergarten as my son started kindergarten at Fairmeadows Elementary.  Another favorite memory is bowling at Red Bird Bowling Lanes with my family and friends.

City of Duncanville Weekly Update: February 16, 2018

The City welcomes and encourages community members to stay up-to-date on City activities and projects, while increasing public awareness of the things the City does on a daily basis.

The City Manager provides a weekly update to City Council of departmental activities and other significant items of interest, and that in the interest of also keeping the public better informed, the City is pleased to make those updates available to the citizens.

Weekly Update for Week Ending: Friday, February 16, 2018

FY17 Forest Hills #8 Alley Reconstruction

Drainage improvements and alley reconstruction of the Forest Hills Installment No. 8 alley between Flamingo Way and Granada Drive (from North Alexander Avenue to South Cockrell Hill Road) are under design.  This subdivision was built approximately 45 years ago.  The condition of the existing alley pavement is beyond normal repair methods and requires full replacement with a more durable reinforced concrete pavement to better withstand loads from trash trucks. The drainage system is being evaluated to determine if there is capacity for a 100-year storm event per the Drainage Design Manual. The opinion of probable construction cost for this reconstruction is $447,000.00, but this estimate could change depending on the extent of the engineering analysis of the drainage system. Construction is scheduled for summer 2018.