(Chicago, Illinois) — Government Finance Officers Association is pleased to announce that the City of Duncanville, Texas, has received GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget.
The award represents a significant achievement by the entity. It reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. In order to receive the budget award, the entity had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. These guidelines are designed to assess how well an entity’s budget serves as:
a policy document
a financial plan
an operations guide
a communications device
Budget documents must be rated “proficient” in all four categories, and in the fourteen mandatory criteria within those categories, to receive the award.
When a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award is granted to an entity, a Certificate of Recognition for Budget Presentation is also presented to the individual(s) or department designated as being primarily responsible for having achieved the award. This has been presented to the City of Duncanville Finance Department.
There are over 1,600 participants in the Budget Awards Program. The most recent Budget Award recipients, along with their corresponding budget documents, are posted quarterly on GFOA’s website. Award recipients have pioneered efforts to improve the quality of budgeting and provide an excellent example for other governments throughout North America.
Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) advances excellence in government finance by providing best practices, professional development, resources, and practical research for more than 20,500 members and the communities they serve.
(Chicago, Illinois)—Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the City of Duncanville for its comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2019. The report has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program, which includes demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the report.
The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.
This notice concerns the 2020 property tax rates for City of
Duncanville. This notice provides
information about two tax rates. The
no-new-revenue tax rate would impose the same amount of taxes as last year if
you compare properties taxed in both years.
The voter-approval tax rate is the highest tax rate a taxing unit can
adopt without holding an election. In
each case, these rates are calculated by dividing the total amount of taxes by
the current taxable value with adjustments as required by state law. The rates are given per $100 of property
This year’s no-new-revenue tax rate:
This year’s voter-approval tax rate:
To see the full calculations, please visit www.dallascounty.org for a copy of the Tax Rate Calculation Worksheets.
Unencumbered Fund Balances
The following estimated balances will be left in the taxing unit’s accounts at the end of the fiscal year. These balances are not encumbered by corresponding debt obligation.
Type of Fund
Debt Service Fund
Current Year Debt Service
The unit plans to pay the following amounts for long-term debts that are secured by property taxes. These amounts will be paid from upcoming property tax revenues (or additional sales tax revenues, if applicable).
Description of Debt
Principal or Contract Payment to be Paid from Property Taxes
Interest to be Paid from Property Taxes
Other Amounts to be Paid
Total required for 2020 debt service
-Amount (if any) paid from funds listed in unencumbered funds
-Amount (if any) paid from other resources
-Excess collections last year
=Total to be paid from taxes in 2020
Collect only 100.48% of its taxes in 2020
=Total debt levy
This notice contains a summary of the no-new-revenue and voter-approval calculations as certified by John R. Ames, Tax Assessor Collector on August 20, 2020.
Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) reported five additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County. Local public laboratories are no longer required to send “presumptive positive” samples to the CDC for confirmation. Respiratory samples positive for COVID-19 in a public health laboratory will be considered “positive” with no need for further testing.
five cases include:
One man in his 40’s, one man in his 50’s, one woman in her
50’s, one man in his 60’s, one man in his 70’s
All are self-isolating at residences and are not hospitalized
Three cases are residents of the city of Dallas, one is a
resident of the city of Farmers Branch, and one resides out-of-state
4 cases are related to domestic out-of-state travel
1 case is likely from local community spread
County will not release further information to protect their privacy.
“Significantly, there’s another likely case of community spread
among the five cases we are reporting today. I am in consultation with the
mayors of the cities in Dallas County and our state and federal partners. We
will be announcing additional measures to keep you safe soon,” said Dallas
County Judge Clay Jenkins.
Dallas County has now reported 19 presumptive positive cases, however, four of those cases are out of county residents and will not be reflected in our case counts posted on the DCHHS website.
March 14, 2020
March 13, 2020 Dallas County Health and Human Services has reported five (5) additional presumptive COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of cases in Dallas County to eight (8). Last night, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins declared a local disaster for public health emergency and has issued a community gathering order effective today at 11 am. Judge Jenkins has requested that the mayors in Dallas County cities issue a local declaration in support of the county’s efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19. To that end, Mayor Gordon issued an order mirroring the Dallas County order this morning, as allowed by state law.
ORDER OF COUNTY JUDGE CLAY JENKINS (SUMMARY) DATE ORDER ISSUED: March 12, 2020 The virus that causes 2019 Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) is easily transmitted through person to person contact, especially in group settings, and it is essential that the spread of the virus be slowed to protect the ability of public and private health care providers to handle the influx of new patients and safeguard public health and safety. Because of the risk of the rapid spread of the virus, and the need to protect the most vulnerable members of the community, the Dallas County order prohibits community gatherings of 500 persons or more anywhere in Dallas County beginning at 11 a.m. on March 13, 2020, and continuing seven days through 11:00 a.m. on March 20, 2020. For all other gatherings, the Office of the Dallas County Judge and the Health Authority strongly recommends following the social distancing protocols attached to this Order, including canceling, rescheduling, or not attending events with more than 250 persons. Additionally, the Office of the Dallas County Judge and the Health Authority strongly urges high-risk individuals, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to cancel, reschedule, or not attend events that will have or will likely have 10 or more people.
Duncanville Facilities and Community Events, Programs & Classes Impacted
In order to protect the health and welfare of our employees and residents, the City of Duncanville has made the following immediate modifications in order to address the growing health concerns:
The D.L. Hopkins Jr., Senior Center will be closed starting Monday, March 16 through the end of March, which is subject to change based on the evolving COVID-19 situation.
Recreation Center and Library operations will continue as usual, and classes and programs are being evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
All senior activities are canceled until further notice.
The Recreation Center’s ‘Princess Tea Party’ event scheduled for March 28 has been postponed.
The Library’s ‘Touch A Truck’ event on March 18 has been canceled.
Large events occurring in the near future at the Fieldhouse will be canceled based on the Dallas County declaration of Local Disaster for Public Health Emergency threshold for community gatherings.
March 12, 2020 The health, safety and well-being of our community and employees is of paramount concern, and the city continues to monitor the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) activity and is prepared to respond appropriately if Duncanville is impacted.
Dallas County Health and Human Services is the lead agency responsible for providing information and guidance regarding COVID-19 to the City of Duncanville. The Duncanville Fire Department and Office of Emergency Management are actively engaged with daily calls and communication with DCHHS and other partners to ensure Duncanville has the latest updates and information regarding the evolving public health threat.
The city is taking precautions to help mitigate the spread of germs at public facilities.
If possible, we encourage residents to use online tools and other resources for self-service needs. For example, residents can report an issue through the ‘Report A Concern’ button at the bottom of the homepage, and pay utility bills online at https://duncanville.dpnetbill.com or by phone: 844-608-6680. For general questions or concerns, please call City Hall at 972-780-5000 or peruse the city website. Follow the city on Facebook and Twitter for the latest new and information updates.
City facilities in Duncanville have enhanced cleaning and sanitizing efforts through the COVID-19 public threat period, including Duncanville City Hall, Duncanville Public Library, Duncanville Recreation Center, D.L. Hopkins Jr., Senior Center, Duncanville Fieldhouse and public restrooms at City parks.
Disinfection activities at facilities includes:
Increasing the cleaning and disinfection efforts in all city facilities
Disinfecting communal equipment multiple times a day
Re-filling soap and antibacterial dispensers daily
Posting the DCHHS 2019 Novel Coronavirus FAQ document in English and Spanish at the entrance to all city buildings and in public restrooms
City employees have been asked to assist with regular disinfection of workstations and public areas
Public restrooms at parks are cleaned and sanitized appropriately
On January 16, 2020, the Chamber of Commerce hosted the annual Celebrate Duncanville: State of the City event at Hilton Garden Inn. Approximately 200 attendees from various businesses and community organizations came together to celebrate Duncanville’s progress over the past year, including awarding Duncanville’s Man and Woman of the Year, as well as the Mayor’s Choice Award for two local businesses.
The State of the City presented by Mayor Barry Gordon shares community highlights and city accomplishments for the year.
The City of Duncanville
has been recognized by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for the
city’s first ever Annual Report for fiscal year 2017-2018. GFOA awarded the
city for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting (PAFR
The award represents a significant achievement by the city. In order to be eligible for the PAFR award, a government must also submit its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) to GFOA’s Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting program and receive the CAFR award for the current fiscal year. Each eligible report is reviewed by independent judges who evaluate the report based on the following categories: reader appeal, understandability, distribution methods, creativity, innovativeness and usefulness.
Congratulations to the 2019 Duncanville Leadership Academy graduates! Fourteen Duncanville city employees from various departments graduated from the City’s annual Leadership Academy on Wednesday, December 11, 2019. The purpose of the Leadership Academy is to recognize and develop upcoming leaders amongst the staff who exhibit qualities of integrity, accountability, empathy, humility, resilience, vision, influence and positivity.
of the 2019 Duncanville Leadership Academy
Esther Wright, Senior Code
Jose Torres, Crew Leader Streets
Stephanie Lott, Librarian
Duaine Mayo, Police Officer
Christopher McCaleb, Police
Ronald Wilcots, Police Lieutenant
Richard Jones, Fieldhouse Operations
Derrick Downs, Crew Leader Utility
Daisy Guillen, Court Clerk
Mike Forester, Crew Leader,
David Dunn, Assistant Utilities
Angelica Garcia, Building
Morales – Skilled Maintenance Worker Parks
Shelley – Maintenance Worker Streets
Leadership Academy is a one-year program that meets monthly for leadership
training, which also includes city-related topics such as Introduction to City
Values and Culture, Community Engagement, Council Relations, Strategic
Planning, etc. Midway through the program, academy members divide into three
groups and select a city-related project they are responsible for researching,
developing, and implementing. The group projects for the 2019 academy program include:
City University – Establish and implement a city-wide training and development program for employees
Senior Center Expansion – Research and recommend expanded programs/services for the Duncanville D.L. Hopkins Jr. Senior Center
Employee “Walk In Your Shoes” Day – Create a program where employees rotate through departments/divisions to learn/observe what each department does in the city
Due to the ongoing efforts of the Finance Department team, the City of Duncanville has earned the 2019 Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. The achievement recognizes outstanding work on the city’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), and Duncanville has earned this award for 24 consecutive years. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.
The GFOA established the CAFR Program in 1945 to encourage and assist state and local governments to go beyond the minimum requirements of accounting principles and prepare comprehensive annual financial reports that display the spirit of transparency and full disclosure.
The CAFR has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program, which includes demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR.
More details regarding the changes to residential solid waste rates and collection are available below.
Should you have any questions or concerns regarding your trash collection not answered here, contact Water/Wastewater Operations Assistant Manager David Dunn at (972) 780-5079. Republic Services provides trash collection to Residential and Commercial customers and can be reached at (972) 225-4207.
City Council Approves Solid Waste Contract, Increases Cost of Service to Align with Market Rates
Published July 26, 2019
On July 16, 2019, the Duncanville City Council approved a seven-year solid waste contract with Republic Services of Texas that will increase the amount that residents, property managers, commercial and industrial entities pay for trash, recycling and bulk/brush pick up service in Duncanville.
Under the existing contract with Republic Services set to expire in September, rates for solid waste had not been adjusted for 20 years with exception to Consumer Price Index increases. Over time, rising market rates and inflation have caught up with the cost to provide service in Duncanville. Additionally, due to a decline in the marketability of recycle materials, the cost to recycle no longer offsets the cost to collect recyclable materials.
The contract goes into effect September 21, 2019, and residents will incur an increase in cost of service for collection provided at the curb and alley.
The frequency and schedule of garbage and recycle pick up will not be affected, and support to the elderly and mobility challenged will continue as before. The most notable change in service affects the brush and bulk collection, which will occur once per month and is limited to four (4) cubic yards per pick up effective October 1, 2019. Residents will have a dedicated week each month to place bulk/brush items at the curb for collection. Additional bulk/brush can still be picked by Republic Services for a fee, but the resident is responsible for coordinating directly with Republic Services for removal and payment.
The new contract expands recycling program options by giving residents the ability to rent a 96-gallon rolling recycling cart from Republic for an additional $4.75 a month. However, due to a slump in recycling, Republic Services will no longer accept glass, juice boxes and carton-style milk and juice containers with a gable top as recyclable materials. The blue recycle bin will still be provided to residents free of charge for those who do not want the cart option. Small commercial entities will also have the ability to rent a recycling cart for an additional $18.50 a
A Town Hall Meeting regarding the new solid waste collection contract, adjusted bulk/brush pick up schedule and recycling procedures is scheduled for August 29 at 6:30 pm at the D.L. Hopkins Senior Center located at 206 James Collins Blvd. Look for more information in the mail in early September, including more details on recycling and brush/bulk collection. For questions regarding trash, recycling, bulk waste and brush collection, please contact Assistant Utilities Operations Manager David Dunn at 972-780-5079.
A tax rate of $0.743447 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 of the City including police and fire protection, streets, parks, public library, and municipal buildings and facilities.
PROPOSED TAX RATE $0.743447 per $100
PRECEDING YEAR’S TAX RATE $0.748447 per $100
EFFECTIVE TAX RATE $0.686452 per $100
ROLLBACK TAX RATE $0.751442 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 2018 tax year and the 2019 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
Proposed Tax Rate Public Hearings
You are urged to attend and express your views at the following public hearings on the proposed tax rate:
First Hearing: August 20, 2019 at 7:00 pm at 203 E. Wheatland Rd., Duncanville, TX.
Second Hearing: September 3, 2019 at 7:00 pm at 203 E. Wheatland Rd., Duncanville, TX.