Duncanville Fire Station 271 Groundbreaking Ceremony Thursday, December 1, 2022

Duncanville, TX – The City of Duncanville is proceeding with the construction of the new Fire Station 271. The community is invited to attend a special groundbreaking ceremony to be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, December 1, 2022, at 308 West Camp Wisdom Road, Duncanville, Texas 75116.

Attendees will then hear remarks from Duncanville Mayor Barry L. Gordon, City Manager Aretha R. Ferrell-Benavides, Fire Chief Sam Rhode, Assistant Fire Chief Greg Chase, Interim Director of Public Works Jacqueline Culton, BRW Architects, and representatives of CORE Construction.

The new fire station will be a significant upgrade for firefighters and staff. Once completed, the modern Fire Station 271 will replace the current facility on Camp Wisdom Road, that was built in 1966. The new ADA-compliant station will be 15,564 square feet, with 10 dorms and 8 restrooms that will better support both male and female staff. It will also better accommodate the city’s ladder trucks, which are approximately 11 feet tall and 40 feet long.

This project was approved by residents in the 2018 Bond Election. Construction will take place over the next several months, with substantial completion anticipated by fall 2023. Renderings of the facility can be made available upon request and are available on the City’s website.

What: Duncanville Fire Station 271 Groundbreaking

Where: 308 West Camp Wisdom Road, Duncanville, Texas 75116

When: Thursday, December 1, 2022, at 10:00 AM

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Bond Update: New Fire Station No. 1

In December 2019, Core Construction Services of Texas, Inc., was selected as the Construction Manager at Risk firm to manage the preconstruction phase services and construction phase services to aid with the selection of a design team, management of the design process, preparation of the construction contract, selection of the construction contractor, and management of the construction of the new Fire Station No. 1.

  • Selection of an architectural firm to design new Fire Station No. 1 is ongoing
  • Design contract award is anticipated in March 2020
  • Land acquisition for the new fire station is ongoing

For more information regarding construction of the new Fire Station No. 1 bond project, please contact the Public Works Department at 972-780-5015.

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.

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