Proposition B Update

A Call for Citizen Input on the Main Street Corridor Project

City of Duncanville, Texas City Council Meeting for November 17, 2020

On February 6, 2018, the Duncanville Citizen Bond Committee was established by City Council and charged with evaluating community needs and making recommendations for potential capital improvement projects to be presented to voters. The 19-member committee toured the city, conducted a town hall, and returned in July of 2018 with recommendations to make improvements to area parks, the Central Fire Station, Service Center, and streets, including the Camp Wisdom Road at North Main Street intersection.

In November of 2018, a bond election was held and Proposition B, issuance of $6,600,000 in general obligation bonds for street, sidewalk, alley, and other traffic flow improvements was passed. Proposition B included the recommended improvements to East Danieldale Road between South Main Street and US 67, South Cedar Ridge Drive between Big Stone Gap and West Wheatland Road, and the intersection of North Main Street between Camp Wisdom and I-20.

Of the $6.6 million $1.5 million was budgeted for the North Main Street at Camp Wisdom intersection pending selection for inclusion in the Dallas County 7th Call for Projects. The North Main Street at Camp Wisdom Road intersection project to address the railroad grade issue required a larger investment than the bond provided.

On March 16, 2019, Dallas County invited cities to submit applications for project proposals they could partner on to improve regional transportation infrastructure through the Major Capital Improvement Projects (MCIP) 7th Call for Projects. This program is typically implemented every two to three years. The City of Duncanville submitted the Main Street at Camp Wisdom intersection project and the Wintergreen Road Phase II project for inclusion and funding under the 7th Call. Approval means an investment from the County doubling the funding for improvements to Duncanville streets.

May 21, 2019, the Duncanville City Council unanimously approved $150,000, which was matched by Dallas County, for an engineering study of three intersections along the Main Street Corridor. Main Street at Camp Wisdom Road, Main Street at Davis Street, and Main Street at Center Street were studied and the scope of improvements defined. The engineering study examined how improvements would positively impact traffic efficiency, pedestrian mobility, economic vitality, and connectivity to a potential commuter rail station.

With information from the engineering study, a total of six design options were created for the North Main Street at Camp Wisdom Road intersection as well as other locations along the Main Street Corridor.

In October 2019, while the corridor study was being conducted, City staff contacted BNSF Railway, owner of the rail line that runs through Duncanville, to invite them to a meeting to discuss proposed changes to the Main at Camp Wisdom intersection. BNSF Railway declined to attend and rejected any proposed changes at the intersection that would encroach upon their 100-foot right-of-way. A proposed design included a hike and bike trail and a new turn lane that was inside that right-of-way.

The design options were either non-starters due to BNSF’s rejection, made only minor improvements, exceeded the Duncanville and Dallas County $3,000,000 combined budget, or were unlikely to be approved for 7th Call for Projects inclusion.

The proposed intersection improvement project that scored highest was within the budget, met the goals, and offered a measurable improvement to the lives of Duncanville residents is a project at the intersection of Main Street at Center Street. The design of a roundabout is proposed at an estimated cost of $3,071,239 that would meet both Duncanville and 7th Call’s goals and is the likeliest to be approved by Dallas County.

The City of Duncanville, understanding the voters’ desire for an improvement to the Main at Camp Wisdom intersection, is inviting residents to review the proposed Main Street at Center Street roundabout project, as well as the information provided, and to give feedback for the Duncanville City Council Regular Meeting on December 1, 2020.  Residents can submit their name, address, and public comments to citysecretary@duncanville.com from now until 4:00 PM on Tuesday, December 1, 2020.

2020 Councilmember District 2 Runoff Election Dates and Voting Locations

November 3, 2020 General Election Results

Conducted by the Dallas County Elections Department. Vote Centers were utilized on Election Day. Early voting was held at the Library/Community Center, 201 James Collins Blvd. – Barbara Lewis (Judge).

Official Election Results

COUNCILMEMBER DISTRICT 2 Early Votes Election Day Votes Vote Totals
Don McBurnett 885 85 970
Hector Sifuentes 802 159 962*
Misty Bain 894 119 1,014*
       

*Provisional vote

Runoff Election Announced

A runoff election between candidates Don McBurnett (incumbent) and Misty Bains has been scheduled with early voting set to begin Monday, November 23rd and continue to December 4th. Election day will be Tuesday, December 8th.

Early Voting Dates Hours
November 23rd – November 25th
(Monday through Wednesday)
8 AM to 5 PM
November 28th
(Saturday)
8 AM to 5 PM
November 29th
(Sunday)
1 PM to 6 PM
November 30th – December 2nd
(Monday through Wednesday)
8 AM to 5 PM
December 3rd – December 4th
(Thursday and Friday)
7 AM to 7 PM
Election DayHours
Tuesday, December 8th 7 AM – 7 PM

Polling Places

(click the link for address and directions)

ALEXANDER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

ARISE CHURCH

BRANDENBURG INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

BYRD MIDDLE SCHOOL

CENTRAL ELEM SCHOOL

DANIEL SR INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

DUNCANVILLE’S FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

DUNCANVILLE HS PERFORMANCE HALL

DUNCANVILLE LIBRARY

FAIRMEADOWS ELEM SCHOOLREED MIDDLE SCHOOL

City of Duncanville Announces City Manager Finalists


Duncanville, TX (November 13, 2020) – The City of Duncanville has narrowed the search for the next City Manager to two exceptionally qualified candidates.

On Saturday, November 21, 2020, the City will hold a Virtual Community Town Hall Meeting from 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.  This meeting will allow residents an opportunity to ask questions of the finalists virtually.  The City Council will also have an opportunity to interview the finalists again on November 21, 2020, during a virtual meeting in Executive Session. 

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City of Duncanville Requests Community Input on Zoning Ordinance Update

The City of Duncanville began reviewing the zoning ordinance in February 2019 with a community open house, online survey, and stakeholder interviews. Since that time, City Council, City Staff, the Planning & Zoning Commission, and the City’s consultant team have collaborated to develop a revised draft of the zoning ordinance.

The zoning ordinance establishes regulations for:

  • The land-use types that are allowed in various zoning districts;
  • The minimum lot size, width, and depth;
  • The maximum building height and minimum setbacks from property lines;
  • The minimum amount of parking required for each use type and general design requirements for parking areas;
  • The minimum amount of landscaping required for developments;
  • The placement and the maximum size and number of accessory structures that can be located on a property; and
  • The procedures for addressing nonconforming uses and structures.

The zoning map designates the zoning districts that apply to properties throughout the City. The new zoning ordinance will combine some existing districts.

The City of Duncanville will be hosting a Virtual Open House on Thursday, November 19 at 7:00 pm.  Members of the community are invited to attend this event either by registering for the Zoom event or the City’s Facebook Livestream.

Following the Virtual Open House presentation, the community is encouraged to visit https://clients.freese.com/duncanvillezoning and fill out the survey that will provide input on the draft ordinance. Alternatively, hard copies of the survey are available at City Hall. The survey is available through Thursday, December 3.

The draft ordinance is available for review on the website below.

For more information, please visit Virtual Open House or https://clients.freese.com/duncanvillezoning.

Dallas County Reports 702 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

Dallas County Reports 702 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 5 Deaths Including 18 Probable Cases

The City of Duncanville is within Dallas County and Dallas County Health and Human Services is the lead agency in charge of gathering and reporting this information.


As of 12:00 pm November 30, 2020, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 702 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 684 confirmed cases and 18 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 126,690 cases (PCR test), including 1,212 confirmed deaths. There is a cumulative total of 12,108 probable cases (antigen test), including 34 probable deaths.

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Dallas County Reports 3,303 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

Dallas County Reports 3,303 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 6 Deaths Including 220 Probable Cases

The City of Duncanville is within Dallas County and Dallas County Health and Human Services is the lead agency in charge of gathering and reporting this information.


As of 12:00 pm November 29, 2020, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 3,303 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 3,083 confirmed cases and 220 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 126,006 cases (PCR test), including 1,209 confirmed deaths. There is a cumulative total of 12,090 probable cases (antigen test), including 32 probable deaths.

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Dallas County Reports 982 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

Dallas County Reports 982 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 4 Deaths Including 243 Probable Cases

The City of Duncanville is within Dallas County and Dallas County Health and Human Services is the lead agency in charge of gathering and reporting this information.


As of 12:00 pm November 28, 2020, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 982 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 739 confirmed cases and 243 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 122,923 cases (PCR test), including 1,204 confirmed deaths. There is a cumulative total of 11,870 probable cases (antigen test), including 31 probable deaths.

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Dallas County Reports 1,368 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

Dallas County Reports 1,368 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 6 Deaths Including 183 Probable Cases

The City of Duncanville is within Dallas County and Dallas County Health and Human Services is the lead agency in charge of gathering and reporting this information.


As of 12:00 pm November 25, 2020, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 1,368 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 1,185 confirmed cases and 183 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 122,184 cases (PCR test), including 1,202 confirmed deaths. There is a cumulative total of 11,627 probable cases (antigen test), including 29 probable deaths.

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Dallas County Reports 1,716 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

Dallas County Reports 1,716 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 7 Deaths Including 200 Probable Cases

The City of Duncanville is within Dallas County and Dallas County Health and Human Services is the lead agency in charge of gathering and reporting this information.


As of 12:00 pm November 24, 2020, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 1,716 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 1,516 confirmed cases and 200 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 120,999 cases (PCR test), including 1,197 confirmed deaths. There is a cumulative total of 11,444 probable cases (antigen test), including 28 probable deaths.

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Dallas County Reports 541 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

Dallas County Reports 541 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 7 Deaths Including 20 Probable Cases

The City of Duncanville is within Dallas County and Dallas County Health and Human Services is the lead agency in charge of gathering and reporting this information.


As of 4:00 pm November 23, 2020, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 541 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 521 confirmed cases and 20 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 119,483 cases (PCR test), including 1,191 confirmed deaths. There is a cumulative total of 11,244 probable cases (antigen test), including 27 probable deaths.

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