2018 Bond Propositions

Kidsville/Splashpad Community Input Meeting Recap

The City of Duncanville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board along with the Parks and Recreation Department wish to thank the approximately 35 residents that were present on October 17 for the Kidsville/Splashpad Community Input Meeting held at the D.L. Hopkins Jr. Senior Center. The preliminary schematic design plan for Kidsville and Splashpad was presented by Dunaway Associates and Playgrounds by Leathers. Questions and concerns were addressed and will continue to be reviewed in the planning process. Examples include shade, restrooms, security, fencing, and amenities such as benches and picnic stations. If you were unable to attend or have any further questions or concerns, please email parksandrec@duncanville.com.

View Schematic Design Plan

Rotary Park Parking Lot Complete

The first project from the 2018 Bond Program is finished! The Concrete Construction and Repair Crews completed construction of the new parking lot at Rotary Park in July. The new parking lot has 10 regular parking spaces and two ADA spaces, as well as two ADA ramps. To prevent erosion, improve safety and beautify the area, crews placed four pallets of sod and repaired the curb and gutter at the park. The parking lot is open for public use!

For more information, please contact the Parks and Recreation office at 972-780-4972.

 

 

City Launches New Bond Project Website

The City of Duncanville has launched a new website to keep residents updated on projects related to the 2018 Bond Program that was approved by voters last November. The website is accessible by clicking the ‘Bond’ tab from the city’s homepage and includes information pertaining to four propositions:

  • Parks & Recreation Facilities
  • Street Improvements
  • Firefighting Facilities and Emergency Operation Center
  • Municipal Building Improvements

Features include an overview of the propositions, project details, schedules, cost breakdowns, news updates and an interactive map. As projects move through the approval process and construction milestones are achieved, news updates will be added with the latest information. Be sure to bookmark the site to stay in-the-know!

www.duncanville.com/bond

Duncanville Saves Approximately $800K in Bond Sale Related to $21.6M November Election

On Tuesday, February 5, 2019 the Duncanville City Council approved the issuance of $20.735M in general obligation bonds at a rate of 3.12%, which is 3/10 of a percent lower than projected, saving the City approximately $800K over the life of the bonds. The bonds were sold at a premium, allowing for the City to realize the full $21.6M in project proceeds authorized by the citizens.  The bond issuance is a result of the November 2018 general election where Duncanville voters approved four bond propositions for various park, street, fire and facility projects. The low interest rate is credited to the City’s strong fiscal policies, experienced and stable city management, solid AA bond ratings and overall healthy local economy.

The rate is fixed over the life of the bond and represents a savings of approximately $40K per year as compared to projections. Funds are expected to be available in early March.

Kidsville/Splashpad Town Hall Recap

On January 24, approximately 50 residents attended the Town Hall meeting for the Kidsville/Splashpad projects at Armstrong Park. Overall the concept plan was well received by residents who attended. Several concerns and questions were raised that the City will continue to review and address in the planning process moving forward. Examples include shade, restrooms, security, and ancillary amenities such as water fountains and benches. The preliminary concept plan for Armstrong Park was shown at the meeting; however, the only projects currently funded are replacing Kidsville and adding a Splashpad. Future items will be constructed in phases as funding allows. The next step is for the concept plan to go before the Park Board for recommendation to City Council, possibly in March. Project updates will continue, and for questions please email parksandrec@duncanville.com.

Preliminary Concept Plan

2018 UNOFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS

CITY OF DUNCANVILLE

NOVEMBER 6, 2018

GENERAL AND JOINT ELECTION

 Conducted by the Dallas County Elections Department.  Nine election day polling places were utilized:  H Bob Daniel Sr Intermediate School, Duncanville Library, Duncanville’s First Baptist Church, Reed Middle School, Duncanville HS Performance Hall, Southwest Harvest Church, Central Elementary School, Fairmeadows Elementary School, and Northside Elementary School. Early voting was held at the Library/Community Center, 201 James Collins Blvd. – Barbara Lewis (Judge).

 

UNOFFICIAL CUMULATIVE RESULTS

                       Early Voting                           Total  Votes                               %

PROPOSITION A             

THE ISSUANCE OF $6,600,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS FOR PARKS AND RECREATION FACILITIES

FOR:               7,000            FOR:               9,035            FOR:            74.03%

AGAINST:     2,540            AGAINST:    3,169            AGAINST:   25.97%

TOTAL           9,540                                    12,204                                100.00%

 

PROPOSITION B             

THE ISSUANCE OF $6,600,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS FOR STREET IMPROVEMENTS INCLUDING SIDEWALK, ALLEY, AND OTHER TRAFFIC FLOW IMPROVEMENTS

FOR:            8,228            FOR:               10,539          FOR:                    85.67%

AGAINST:    1,397            AGAINST:      1,763          AGAINST:          14.33%

TOTAL         9,625                                       12,302                                    100.00%

 

PROPOSITION C                                          

THE ISSUANCE OF $6,000,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS FOR FIRE FIGHTING FACILITIES

FOR:               8,139            FOR:            10,368          FOR:                     84.51%

AGAINST:    1,475            AGAINST:      1,901          AGAINST:          15.49%

TOTAL          9,614                                     12,269                                     100.00%

 

PROPOSITION D                                          

THE ISSUANCE OF $2,400,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS FOR REMODELING AND RENOVATING OF EXISTING MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS

FOR:               5,727            FOR:                 7,227            FOR:                    59.39%

AGAINST:    3,800            AGAINST:    4,942            AGAINST:          40.61%

TOTAL            9,527                                     12,169                                       100.00%

 

Early Voting Only Results PDF Version

Unofficial Cumulative Results PDF Version

City of Duncanville Elections Page

Dallas County Elections