City of Duncanville Weekly Update: February 15, 2019

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 15, 2019

Fire Department Hiring – Apply for Civil Service Exam by Feb 22

City of Duncanville is currently accepting applications to test for the position of EMT-Paramedic or Firefighter/EMT. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as listed below at the time of hire to be considered. To apply please visit www.duncanville.com/departments/fire/recruitment and complete the information. Interest to take the test must be received no later than 5 pm on Friday, February 22, 2019.

TEST DATE
Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 9 am
Doors will open at 8:30 am

LOCATION
D.L. Hopkins Jr. Senior Center
206 James Collins Blvd., Duncanville TX 75116

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Must be a minimum of 21 years of age and shall not have reached their 36th birthday.
  2. High School or G.E.D. certificate
  3. Certified as an EMT-Paramedic or Licensed Paramedic by Texas Department of Health and Human Services OR Basic Firefighter by Texas Commission on Fire Protection AND EMT by Texas Department of Health and Human Services.
  4. Must possess (or be able to possess) a valid class A or B Texas driver’s license and have a good driving record.
  5. Must be a U.S. citizen.

STARTING SALARY
City of Duncanville | Firefighter/Paramedic 2
$ 55,852.00 per year

Applicants with prior employment as a Firefighter/EMT- Paramedic in the State of Texas may receive credit for previous experience; resulting in higher starting pay. Please see city website for further details.

TESTING DAY INFORMATION
The entrance examination must be completed within two and one half hours and will consist of a written examination from which the eligibility list shall be established and will remain in effect for a one year period unless list is exhausted first. Veterans with Honorable discharge status with a copy of DD214 will receive 5 additional points. In the event of identical grades, the test administrator will break the tie in the following order: 1) Highest raw test score 2) EMT-Paramedic certification by Texas Department of Health and 3) Draw numbers.

Top 15 scores on the written exam will take the Physical Agility test the same day immediately after the exam. The location is Fire Station 2, 1530 S. Main Street, Duncanville 75137.

Entrance exam will consist of basic reading and math comprehension. You may obtain a study guide at www.bannonandassociates.com.

City of Duncanville Weekly Update: February 8, 2019

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 11, 2019

City of Duncanville Weekly Update: February 1, 2019

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 1, 2019

Kidsville/Splashpad Town Hall Recap

On January 24, approximately 50 residents attended the Town Hall meeting for the Kidsville/Splashpad projects at Armstrong Park. Overall the concept plan was well received by residents who attended. Several concerns and questions were raised that the City will continue to review and address in the planning process moving forward. Examples include shade, restrooms, security, and ancillary amenities such as water fountains and benches. The preliminary concept plan for Armstrong Park was shown at the meeting; however, the only projects currently funded are replacing Kidsville and adding a Splashpad. Future items will be constructed in phases as funding allows. The next step is for the concept plan to go before the Park Board for recommendation to City Council, possibly in March. Project updates will continue, and for questions please email parksandrec@duncanville.com.

Preliminary Concept Plan

Zoning Ordinance Update: Community Survey

WHAT WE’RE DOING

The City of Duncanville is updating its Zoning Ordinance, which affects future developments in the city. The City’s decision-makers utilize this ordinance to implement the Comprehensive Plan and manage growth, development, and revitalization within Duncanville.  Capturing stakeholder input is vital to the research and data gathering phase of the Zoning Ordinance update project.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Please complete the survey by February 10, 2019 to help us better understand issues that are important to you. We appreciate your valuable input!


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Zoning Ordinance Update: Community Open House Feb 6

The City of Duncanville is beginning the process to update the Zoning Ordinance and is seeking stakeholder input at a Community Open House that will kick off the project. During the Community Open House, a presentation will be given to provide an overview of the project scope. Attendees will then participate in interactive activities to provide input on key issues and opportunities affecting the City through the Zoning Ordinance.

Zoning Ordinance Update Community Open House
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
D.L. Hopkins Jr. Senior Center – 206 James Collins Boulevard, Duncanville

The zoning ordinance update project in 2019 has three primary goals:

  • to update and correct outdated regulations
  • address redevelopment and
  • align the ordinance with the vision established in the Comprehensive Plan.

A key achievement with updating the Zoning Ordinance would be removing regulatory barriers to redevelopment. The scope of the project is limited to the Zoning Ordinance and related development regulations. Planning consultants at Freese and Nichols are assisting the City with the Zoning Ordinance project.

Duncanville Zoning Ordinance Update – Project Website

With adoption of the Comprehensive Plan in September 2017, the City of Duncanville provided a framework for future development decisions and set the direction for change.  A primary action for implementing the comprehensive plan is a Zoning Ordinance revision. The City last initiated a major update of the Zoning Ordinance in 1998 and completed it in 2002.

For more information please contact Chasidy Allen Benson, AICP, City Planner at 972-707-3871.

City of Duncanville Weekly Update: January 25, 2019

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, January 25, 2019

2018 State of the City & Awards of Excellence

Mayor Barry Gordon presented the 2018 State of the City Address at the annual ‘Celebrate Duncanville’ event co-hosted by the City and Chamber of Commerce on January 17, 2019. Approximately 200 attendees from various community organizations and businesses enjoyed an evening celebrating the City of Champions and recognizing outstanding leaders and businesses in the community.

The Mayor presented Awards of Excellence to two Duncanville businesses for 2018:

  • GK Steel
  • La Mexicana Tortilla Factory

View the 2018 State of the City Video

City of Duncanville Weekly Update: January 18, 2019

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, January 18, 2019