City of Duncanville Weekly Update: August 25, 2017

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, August 25, 2017

People of Duncanville

Mary Ann’s Duncanville Memories:

“When my husband began applying for promotions in 1984, I didn’t think much of it. Minot, ND? Yikes. Too cold. Baltimore? Too crowded. When one came through in Dallas, I felt weak. I loved my house and my job. My mother lived a few blocks away (read: babysitting). I played flute and piccolo in the local symphony. But I did what people do and said yes. (Babysitting grandmother was able to go on without us, luckily.) We looked everywhere for a house. Highland Park was nice, but oh my. Finally, driving across the bridge over I-20 on Camp Wisdom, I felt at peace. The schools were good, the people friendly, the commute to downtown Dallas reasonable. My husband thrived. My job let me transfer. No symphony job, but they do let me buy a ticket. I still love it here – it’s a beautiful little city that’s well maintained and has great people. I’m planning to stay!”

City of Duncanville Weekly Update: August 18, 2017

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, August 18, 2017

Suspect in Custody

UPDATE: Suspect is in custody.

If you have any information about the suspect in the pictures or video from the robbery at the Chevron located at 103 South Cedar Ridge Drive that happened on 8/13/17, please contact Detective Pollock at 972-707-3831 or contact Crime Stoppers.

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward, and they will pay up to $5000 for the arrest and indictment on any felony. Contact Crime Stoppers at 877-373-8477 (TIPS) or www.ntcc.crimestoppersweb.com. Anyone can call and be anonymous.

To view the video, click here.

Draft of the Comprehensive Plan Available for Public Review

The draft of the Comprehensive Plan, Destination Duncanville, is ready for review. The process started in 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. The draft document represents the culmination of all the public input and community effort.

Citizens are encouraged to review the document by visiting the City’s website: www.duncanville.com, or the project website: www.DestinationDuncanville.com. The draft can be downloaded and comments may be submitted directly on the project website through September 1, 2017. A hard copy of the draft may be checked out for three days from the Planning Division located at City Hall, 203 East Wheatland Road.

After public review, the draft will be considered by the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council for adoption. It is anticipated adoption by City Council will occur in September.

Updates on the progress of the Comprehensive Plan, as well as information on opportunities for public input will be provided on the City’s website and www.DestinationDuncanville.com, the Spotlight Duncanville and The Champion newsletters.

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.

City of Duncanville Weekly Update: August 11, 2017

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, August 11, 2017

Duncanville Police Department Investigating Shooting at Party

UPDATES – Duncanville, August 7, 2017 – The Duncanville Police Department continues to investigate the shooting in the 500 block of Golden Meadow Lane. The shooting stemmed from a disturbance at a party in the area, that shooting has now resulted in a murder investigation.

Detectives are looking for a grey sedan that was in the area and may have sustained damage to one of the side view mirrors.

Detectives are interested in speaking with any individual who attended the party.

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward and they will pay up to $5000 for the arrest and indictment on any felony. Contact Crime Stoppers at 877-373-8477 (TIPS) or www.ntcc.crimestoppersweb.com. Anyone can call and be anonymous.

Duncanville, August 6, 2017 – On August 6 at approximately 2:45 am, officers responded to a call about a party, and while there, multiple shots were fired in the 500 block of Golden Meadows. One victim was transferred to the hospital with a gunshot wound, and the shooter and party-goers fled the scene.

The Department of Public Safety used a helicopter to check the area for suspect(s) and/or victims in alleys and streets at the request of the Duncanville Police Department. No other victims were found.

Police had responded to a loud disturbance call in the area around midnight due to loud music. The individuals were compliant and turned the music down.

This is still an ongoing investigation being conducted by the Duncanville Police Department.

Anyone who witnessed the shooting or who may have information as to the identity of the shooter is encouraged to contact Detective Moon at (972) 707-3839.

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