Town Hall Meeting on Proposed TIF

A Town Hall meeting has been scheduled for next Thursday, October 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the D.L. Hopkins Jr. Senior Activity Center to discuss a proposed Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Reinvestment Zone for the Camp Wisdom Road / North Duncanville Road / N. Main Street area. The meeting will include a presentation discussing the purpose and structure of a TIF, including examples of TIF projects in other communities. A Q & A will follow the presentation and City Council will listen to the public comment on this topic. For more information, contact the Duncanville Economic Development Department at 972-780-5090.

 

Portion of Camp Wisdom Road to Close October 25

The City of Duncanville Street Department will close the westbound lanes of Camp Wisdom Road near Main Street on Tuesday, October 25th to level the pavement around the railroad tracks. Detours will be in place to guide traffic in the area. The City does not anticipate more than a one-day closure. For additional information, contact the City Service Center at 972-780-4900.

Portion of Camp Wisdom Road to Close September 27

The City of Duncanville Street Department will close the eastbound lanes of Camp Wisdom Road near Main Street on Tuesday, September 27th to level the pavement around the railroad tracks. Detours will be in place to guide traffic in the area. The City does not anticipate more than a one-day closure. For additional information, contact the City Service Center at 972-780-4900.

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON THE CITY OF DUNCANVILLE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2017

A Public Hearing on the City of Duncanville Fiscal Year 2017 Budget will be held on September 13, 2016 at the regular City Council Meeting starting at 7:00 PM at City Hall Council Chambers located at 203 E. Wheatland Road, Duncanville, TX 75116.

THIS BUDGET WILL RAISE MORE TOTAL PROPERTY TAXES THAN LAST YEAR’S BUDGET BY $1,102,425 OR 7.95%, AND OF THAT AMOUNT, $64,141 IS TAX REVENUE TO BE RAISED FROM NEW PROPERTY ADDED TO THE TAX ROLL THIS YEAR.

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.

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled for Thrush Avenue Area

In our continued effort against the West Nile Virus, the City of Duncanville has authorized the Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) to conduct ground spraying against mosquitos on Thursday, July 28, Friday, July 29, and Sunday, July 31, in the Thrush Avenue area from 9 p.m. thru 5 a.m., weather permitting. A positive mosquito trap pool for the West Nile Virus was reported by the County in this area.

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 mostly like to occur. To prevent the spread of mosquitos, residents should remove all areas of standing water and report all pools that are not well maintained and abandoned homes where mosquitos 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 mosquitos are most active.

For more information on the scheduled ground mosquito spraying in Duncanville, contact the City’s Health Inspector at 972-740-1163.

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City Conducting Smoke Testing on Wastewater System

In an effort to improve the quality of our wastewater collection system, the city has contracted with Burgess & Niple to perform smoke testing in various locations to detect breaks and defects in the sanitary sewer system.  Over the next few days, you may see smoke coming from vent stacks on houses or holes in the ground.  The smoke is harmless, has little odor, and creates no fire hazard.  Crews may need to access sewer manholes in utility easements.  Burgess & Niple personnel are uniformed and carry identification badges.  You do not need to be home and at no time will field crews have to enter your home or business.  Please see the map and flyers below for additional information on the smoke testing.  Should you have any questions regarding this testing, please contact the City Service Center at (972) 780-4900 or Gerald Boman of Burgess & Niple at (512) 626-9485.  smoke-test[1]

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Brush Pickup Delays

Republic Services is working diligently to pick up the high volumes of brush that are being placed at the curbs for pickup. Due to the extra volume, brush pickup could take up to three weeks.

Please place large piles of brush in front of your house at the curb in the following manner:

• Cut brush in lengths of 6 to 8 feet.
• Stack brush loosely at the street curb.
• Brush piles should be free of metal, wire, trash and/or fencing material.
• Be mindful of where you place the pile to avoid damage to anything above, around and under the pile that may not be seen by the operator.
• Keep piles at least 6 feet from mail boxes, utility poles, fire hydrants, cars, or any other obstructions that could potentially be damaged and/or cause a delay in service.

If you have only a small amount of brush, please place it in your normal trash pickup location in the following manner:

• Brush, limbs, tree trimmings, shrubs, and vines must be cut in lengths not to exceed 4 feet.
• Brush, trunks and limbs cannot exceed 6 inches in diameter.
• Stack neatly with a height not to exceed 3 feet.
• Secure in bundles with a weight limit not to exceed 50 pounds.
• Stack with garbage

If your small brush piles were not picked up with your normal trash collection, or to learn when Republic is scheduled to be in your area for large pickup, please contact Jessica Smith, Solid Waste Coordinator, at 972-780-4946.