City Council Seeking Residents to Serve on Boards and Commissions

The Duncanville City Council is currently accepting applications from citizens interested in volunteering their service on one of the City’s boards or commissions. To be eligible to serve, one must be a resident of the City of Duncanville, and not be in arrears on City of Duncanville ad valorem taxes, fines or fees.

Applications are being accepted for the following Boards and Commissions:

Applications will be accepted from June 1, 2020 thru July 3, 2020. Following the application deadline, each applicant will be contacted to schedule a brief interview with the City Council. Interviews for Boards and Commissions will be made on July 27, 2020 and July 28, 2020 with new appointments beginning on September 1, 2020, with the exception of Civil Service Commission which will begin on October 1, 2020.

Anyone interested in serving is encouraged to forward a completed application no later than July 3, 2020 to Kristin Downs, City Secretary, P.O. Box 380280, Duncanville, Texas, 75138-0280; via e-mail at kdowns@duncanville.com: or in person at City Hall, 203 E. Wheatland Road. An application may be obtained at City Hall or by visiting the City’s webpage at www.duncanville.com. For more information, please call 972-780-5017.

More information on our Boards and Commissions here.

Download an application here.

May 2, 2020 General Election POSTPONED until November 3, 2020

The 2020 City Election will be held on Tuesday, November 3rd.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and pursuant to the provisions of Section 418.016 of the Texas Government Code, on March 18, 2020, the Governor of the State of Texas signed a proclamation suspending certain provisions of the Texas Election Code and the Texas Water Code to allow all local political subdivisions that are utilizing the May 2, 2020 uniform election date to postpone their elections to the November 3, 2020, uniform election date.

The City of Duncanville issued a shelter-in-place order on March 23, 2020, and given the spread of the COVID-19 virus, there is uncertainty of whether a shelter-in-place extension will be ordered. If the election is not moved to November 3, 2020 the city may be putting the election at risk due to voters not being able to exercise their right to vote.

On March 31, 2020 City Council passed Resolution No. 2020-009R postponing the May 2nd General Election to November 3, 2020. Postponing the election to November 3, 2020 does not reopen candidate filings.

On March 31, 2020 the City Council passed Resolution No. 2020-025 ordering a cancellation of the Joint Election on May 2, 2020 and declaring the election unopposed candidates for Mayor and Councilmember from District 4 of the City Council of the City of Duncanville, Texas for a two-year term. Mayor Barry L. Gordon and Councilmember Mark D. Cooks representing District 4 will be sworn into office on May 5, 2020 by City Secretary Kristin Downs.

Additional information regarding the upcoming election may be obtained by contacting the City Secretary at (972) 780-5017.

May 2, 2020 General Election Information

The 2020 City Election will be held on Saturday, May 2nd.

The slate of offices includes Council Members to represent Mayor, District 2 and District 4.

Candidates in Ballot Order:

  • Mayor – UNOPPOSED
    • Barry L. Gordon**
  • Council Member District 2
    • Don McBurnett**
    • Hector Sifuentes
    • Misty Bain
  • Council Member District 4 – UNOPPOSED
    • Mark D. Cooks**

**Denotes Incumbent

Anyone not currently registered to vote has until April 2nd to register in order to cast a ballot in the May election.  Voter registration cards may be obtained at City Hall or the Duncanville Public Library.  For more information regarding voter registration, residents may contact the Dallas County Elections Department at (469) 627-8683.

Early voting will be conducted Monday, April 20, 2020 through Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at the Duncanville Library Conference Rooms located at 201 James Collins Blvd. as follows:

Monday, April 20th – Saturday, April 25th:                   8:00 a.m. –  5:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 26th:                                                                 1:00 p.m. –  6:00 p.m.

Monday, April 27th – Tuesday, April 28th:                     7:00 a.m. –  7:00 p.m.

Additional information regarding the upcoming election may be obtained by contacting the City Secretary at (972) 780-5017.

Preparations Begin for 2020 City Officers Election

The 2020 City Officers election will be held Saturday, May 2nd. Duncanville voters will go to the polls to elect the Mayor and Councilmembers to represent Districts 2 and 4 for the upcoming two-year term.

The first official day to file an application for a place on the ballot is Wednesday, January 15. The application deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, February 14. Candidate filing packets are now available in the City Secretary’s office.

City qualifications for candidacy include:

• Qualified voter
• Resident of the State of Texas for one year
• Resident of the City and district for six months
• Hold no other public office

All registered voters in the City of Duncanville may vote for the Mayor. Residents of Districts 2 and 4 may vote for their respective candidates. Anyone not currently registered to vote has until April 2, 2020, to register in order to cast a ballot in the May 2nd election. Voter registration applications may be obtained at City Hall or the Duncanville Public Library.

Questions concerning voter registration should be directed to the Dallas County Voter Registration Department at 469.627.8683 (VOTE). Additional information regarding the upcoming election may be obtained by contacting Duncanville’s City Secretary at 972.780.5017.

Dallas County Elections Department will be relocating in 2020!

New Address: 1520 Round Table Drive Dallas, TX 75247

New Phone Number: 469.627.8683 (VOTE)

City of Duncanville Weekly Update: September 13, 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, September 13, 2019

 

Re-Striping lanes along Cockrell Hill Rd.

On, 12 July 2019, the City of Duncanville will re-stripe the lanes along Cockrell Hill Rd (by Papadeaux’s) in order to alleviate congestion at the intersection of US-67 Eastbound Service Rd and Northbound Cockrell Hill Road.  The lane markings will extend the length of the right-turn lane to allow additional cars to turn right onto the Service Rd and subsequently access US-67.  This work should take only one day.

The City’s contractor will also re-stripe the road markings at the intersection of Avenue of the Stars and Cockrell Hill Rd at the same time.

For more information, please contact the City’s Traffic Operations Superintendent, John Borchardt, at 972-780-5059.

 

Traffic Signal Box Art Unveiling Event

The City of Duncanville held its first Traffic Signal Box (TSB) Art Unveiling Event on Friday,  June 28, 2019, located in Downtown Duncanville. Mr. Jose Perales’ patriotic themed artwork was selected for the TSB located next to the war memorial on the corner of Center Street and Santa Fe Trail. Mr. Perales, his family, City Council Members, City Staff, and friends of the community were present to celebrate this exciting unveiling.

In 2017, the City of Duncanville adopted its first Comprehensive Plan.  Throughout the development of the plan, citizens requested to have more culture and public art throughout the Duncanville community to help enhance the City’s identity and character. During City Council’s 2018 Strategic Planning Session, the City Council approved the Traffic Signal Box Art Program. The initial call was for Duncanville artists participation, but then later was extended to include non-residents as well.  This art initiative is a public-private partnership with the City of Duncanville and the Duncanville Design Studio committee. Three additional art unveilings will take place over the next few weeks and the final one will take place when school starts; as the artist is a Duncanville student.

For more information about the Traffic Signal Box Art Program, call Parks Superintendent Timothy Hamilton at 972-780-5072.

City of Duncanville Weekly Update: June 28, 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, June 28, 2019

Traffic Signal Box Art Unveiling

Traffic Signal Box Art Unveiling

June 28, 2019

10:00 am

Center Street & Santa Fe Road

 

The City of Duncanville is pleased to announce the completion of the Traffic Signal Box Public Art Project located at Center St. & Santa Fe Rd. Applicants were able to submit a proposal based on the following themes: City of Champions, History of Duncanville, Duncanville Military History, and An Inclusive Duncanville Community.

Mr. Jose Perales, a Duncanville resident, will have his featured piece commemorating Duncanville’s residents who have served our nation’s military unveiled during this special event.

This project was supported by the Duncanville Design Studio and the City of Duncanville.