Most City Offices Closed in Observance of Labor Day

Most Duncanville city offices will be closed on Monday, September 5th in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Emergency services will be available.

There will be no garbage/recycle pick up on Labor Day. If your trash/recycle services fall on Monday, September 5, your trash/recycle will be serviced on your next scheduled collection day.

After Hours Customer Service:
24-Hour Emergency: (972) 780-4959

(Please dial 911 if you have a life-threatening emergency)

NOTICE OF TAX RATE/PUBLIC HEARING

A tax rate of $0.758447 per $100 valuation has been proposed for adoption by the governing body of City of Duncanville.  This rate exceeds the lower of the effective or rollback tax rate, and state law requires that two public hearings be held by the governing body before adopting the proposed tax rate.

The governing  body  of City of Duncanville  proposes  to use revenue  attributable  to the tax rate increase for the purpose  of funding  ongoing  maintenance  and operations  including  streets,  parks,  and municipal buildings and facilities.

PROPOSED TAX RATE                                         $0.758447 per $100

PRECEDING  YEAR’S TAX RATE                       $0.758447 per $100

 EFFECTIVE TAX RATE                                        $0.704578 per $100

ROLLBACK TAX RATE                                          $0.763848 per $100

The effective tax rate is the total tax rate needed to raise the same amount of property tax revenue for City of Duncanville from the same properties in both the 2015 tax year and the 2016 tax year.

The rollback tax rate is the highest tax rate that City of Duncanville  may adopt before voters are entitled to petition for an election to limit the rate that may be approved to the rollback rate.

YOUR TAXES  OWED UNDER ANY OF THE ABOVE RATES CAN BE CALCULATED AS FOLLOWS:

property tax amount= (rate) x (taxable value of your property)/100

For assistance  or detailed information about tax calculations,  please contact:

John R. Ames, PCC, CTA

Dallas County Tax Assessor/Collector

1201 Elm Street, Suite 2600, Dallas TX

214.653.7811

TNTHELP@dallascounty.org

www.duncanville.com

You are urged to attend and express your views at the following  public hearings on the proposed tax rate:

First Hearing: August 16, 2016 at 7:00 pm at 203 E. Wheatland,  Duncanville, TX.

Second Hearing: September  13, 2016 at 7:00pm at 203 E. Wheatland,  Duncanville, TX.

Notice of City Officers Election

NOTICE OF CITY OFFICERS ELECTION

Duncanville, Texas

Notice is hereby given that a City Officers Election will be held on the 7th day of May, 2016, in the above named City for the purpose of electing the following officers for said City:

To elect the Mayor for a two year term, one Councilmember from District 2 for a two year term, and one Councilmember from District 4 for a two year term.

The candidate for each such office receiving a majority of all votes cast for all candidates for such office shall be elected to serve such term or until his or her successor is duly elected and qualified.

In the event any candidate for any one of said offices fails to receive a majority of all votes cast for all candidate for such office, a run-off election shall be called.

The polling places for said election shall be:

  • Byrd Middle School, 1040 W. Wheatland Road,
  • Reed Middle School, 530 E. Freeman Street, and
  • Fairmeadows Elementary School, 101 E. Fairmeadows Drive, Duncanville, Texas.

The polls shall be open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

More Information on Voting/Early Voting Locations

TOWN HALL MEETING

A Town Hall meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 13th from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. It will be held at Trinity Nazarene Church, 611 N. Cedar Ridge Dr. in Duncanville, Texas.

Subjects for discussion: FY 2016 Budget / Water Rate Increases.

City Receives Financial Reporting Award

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the City of Duncanville by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).