Thank you to Corbett Mitchell Media for passing along photos and videos from the July 4th Parade! What a great community celebration for our nation’s birthday!
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.
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.
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.
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:
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!
The City of Duncanville’s Red Light Camera program terminated when Governor Greg Abbott signed HB 1631 into law this legislative session, which prohibits the operation of Red Light Cameras in Texas. The City of Duncanville has eight (8) cameras, and although the physical Red Light Cameras are temporarily still in place, they are not active and no violations will be issued after May 31, 2019. The camera infrastructure will be removed by the company that performed the installation.
Red light citations do not appear on driving records, only citations issued by a peace officer. The legislation does not address citations received prior to HB 1631, nor does it instruct the City to refund fines paid before the ban. The City does not anticipate refunds for violations issued prior to HB 1631 being signed into law.
For more information, please contact the Duncanville Police Department at 972-780-5024.
The City of Duncanville is now accepting Hotel Occupancy Tax Grant requests until July 10, 2019, at 5 p.m. Hotel Occupancy Tax Grants are awarded to events that significantly increase overnight tourism in Duncanville. The multi-day events must take place in Duncanville, and grant requests must meet all State of Texas requirements in order to be considered for funding. For more information please call Jessica James, Director of Economic Development, at 972-780-4997.
Approximately 60 residents gathered on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at the D.L. Hopkins Senior Center to hear a presentation regarding code-related activities in Duncanville. City staff discussed several topics, including code enforcement, health inspections, building permits, parking laws, home-based businesses, abandoned/junk vehicles, tree maintenance and fire code regulations. With various departments on hand to answer questions, residents had one-on-one time to share concerns, ask questions and gain a better understanding of the Code of Ordinances, what the city is doing to maintain the quality of life in Duncanville and what the residents can do to help keep the community looking good.
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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 3, 2019 thru July 5, 2019. 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 29, 2019 and July 30, 2019 with new appointments beginning on September 3, 2019, with the exception of Civil Service Commission which will begin on October 1, 2019.
Anyone interested in serving is encouraged to forward a completed application no later than July 5, 2019 to Kristin Downs, City Secretary, P.O. Box 380280, Duncanville, Texas, 75138-0280; to email@example.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.