Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting!
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting!
Duncanville city facilities will be closed on:
Holiday hours (other closures and holiday hours):
Trash, recycling and bulk collection service will not run on:
Refuse collection will resume on the following regularly scheduled pick up day.
Live Christmas Tree Recycling
The City of Duncanville provides Christmas tree recycling through January 10 at the Service Center located at 330 Shady Trail. Residents may drop off their trees in the grassy area by the existing mulch pile on Shady Trail near Main Street (there will be signage to direct you to the area). Christmas trees must be free of lights and decorations and cannot be in any type of wrap, especially plastic. The mulch is provided free to residents. For more information contact the Service Center at 972-780-4900.
As a part of the annual sidewalk accessibility program to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), improvements are planned for various locations throughout the City to provide sidewalks and ADA ramps to provide a walkable community. This program will provide for 6,250 linear feet of sidewalks and 47 barrier-free ramps at seven (7) project locations. Three areas in Greenstone Estates were completed in FY18. The remainder of the program is being completed as the FY19 program.
Design of water and wastewater improvements is complete for West Center Street, the Center Ridge Apartment complex, and Center Ridge Drive. Installed in 1979, the existing water lines are 8-inch cast iron pipe and the wastewater lines are clay tile pipe. The project consists of 8-inch water main replacement of approximately 3,100 linear feet of along the current alignment of West Center Street from Cedar Ridge Drive to North Horne Street, approximately 2,800 linear feet along the current alignment of the existing 10-foot water line easement within the Center Ridge Apartment complex, and approximately 400 linear feet along Center Ridge Drive from Cedar Ridge Drive to the Center Ridge Apartment complex. The wastewater improvements consist of approximately 2,500 linear feet of 8-inch wastewater main replacement along the current alignment of the existing six-foot sanitary sewer easement within the Center Ridge Apartment complex.
A construction contract was awarded to Douglas Dailey Construction, LLC, on September 3, 2019. Construction began on October 28, 2019, and is scheduled to be completed by October 23, 2020. The construction cost is $2,184,136.00.
Design of water and wastewater main replacements are underway in the Forest Hills #8 Subdivision on South Alexander Avenue. The existing water and wastewater lines along South Alexander Avenue were installed in the 1950s and 1960s and are in need of replacement. The water main improvements project consists of 1,400 linear feet of 6-inch water line along the 400-500 block of South Alexander Avenue from East Wheatland Road north to South Forest Lane. The wastewater main improvements project consists of 1,250 linear feet of 6-inch wastewater main along South Alexander Avenue from East Wheatland Road north to Mauk Branch.
A construction contract was awarded on August 6, 2019, to FM Utilities, LLC. Work began on September 25, 2019, and is scheduled for completion on March 22, 2020. The construction cost is $644,047.59.
The city will host a Household Hazardous Waste Collection event on Saturday, March 28, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Duncanville High School softball parking lot (on the west side of North Greenstone Lane). Please bring your driver’s license and/or utility bill as proof of residency. For additional information, contact Solid Waste Coordinator Leshonda Vaughn at (972) 780-4946.
Design of water main replacements are underway in the Greenbriar Estates subdivision. Installed in the 1970-1980s era, the existing water mains are in need of replacement. The project consists of 1,750 linear feet of main replacement along High Ridge Drive from Crescent Lane to Meadow Ridge Drive, 2,750 linear feet of main replacement in the 1700-1800 blocks of Green Tree Lane, 3,050 linear feet of main replacement in Greenbriar Lane from Green Tree Lane to Wind Ridge Lane, 1,000 linear feet of main replacement in Knob Hill Drive from South Greenstone Lane to Beaver Creek Drive, and 475 linear feet of main replacement in the 1600 block of Nob Hill Circle. The improvements are scheduled for phased construction over a four-year period. The engineer’s estimate of probable cost for these improvements is $1,805,000.00.
Design for Phase 1 (High Ridge Drive from Crescent Lane to Meadow Ridge Drive) is complete, and a construction contract was awarded to Douglas Dailey Construction, LLC, on August 6, 2019. Construction began on September 9, 2019, and is scheduled to be completed by May 7, 2019. The construction cost of Phase 1 is $61,160.00.
Design of water line improvements are complete in the Irwin Keasler Addition. The water mains are being replaced with 8-inch PVC lines. Water main improvements include Bow Creek Drive from Bow Creek Court to the north end of the Red Bird Lane intersection (630 linear feet), Bow Creek Court (300 linear feet), Bow Creek Drive from Round Top Boulevard to Jellison Boulevard (1,100 linear feet), Dula Circle from Frank Keasler Boulevard to north of Rita Lane (400 linear feet), Ida Vista Court from Jungle Drive to the end of the cul-de-sac (250 linear feet), and Jellison Boulevard from Cedar Ridge Road to Bow Creek Drive (700 linear feet). The engineer’s estimate of probable cost was $880,000.00.
A construction contract is scheduled for award to Aushill Construction LLC on November 5, 2019, with construction beginning in late 2019. The construction award is $799,723.00.
Design is complete for drainage, erosion and paving improvements for Mauk Branch Creek along Ferguson Lane to provide bank stabilization and slope protection. The design also provides for improvements to the adjacent ditch and culvert on the west side of Ferguson Lane to capture any stormwater runoff over Ferguson Lane and the slope. The project limits are from the Ferguson Lane cul-de-sac southward for approximately 300 linear feet.
A construction contract is scheduled for award to Excel 4 Construction LLC on November 5, 2019, with construction beginning in late 2019. The construction award is $421,554.50.
This week the American Planning Association (APA) Texas Chapter announced the state’s best planning projects, advocates, and communities for 2019, and the City of Duncanville won the Planning Achievement Award – Public Outreach for the “Get in the Zone” Outreach Project – Gold. The Planning Department earned the award for outstanding public outreach efforts aimed at educating the public about the value of planning to create greater awareness among citizens. The award celebrates how planning improves a community’s quality of life. Public awareness activities included a proclamation passed by City Council, participating in events like National Night Out and Pastries with the Planner, winning the Scenic City Award, presenting at the state conference and engaging the youth in Duncanville regarding the importance of planning in communities.
“Community planning is so important because it addresses all the subjects that impact where people work, live and play: land use, transportation, housing, economic development and more,” said City Planner Chasidy Allen Benson. “The most important aspect of planning is public education and outreach. Plans reflect the needs and wants of a community as identified by the public; Therefore, it’s imperative to engage people in a variety of ways to ensure you are getting input from all ages, races, and socio-economic backgrounds.”
The Texas Planning Awards Program recognizes outstanding efforts in planning achievements and planning leadership in Texas. These awards represent the state’s highest planning honors. The Awards Selection Committee evaluated nominees based on originality and innovation, engagement, implementation and effectiveness, quality, and promotion of planning.
“These awards are a testament to a community’s commitment to good planning practices,” said Doug McDonald, AICP, President of APA-Texas. “Our awards recipients exemplify many facets that make up effective planning – including community engagement, housing, transportation, and economic development. It is an honor to recognize the efforts of elected and appointed officials, residents and businesses, and city planners who all played an important role with the development of these plans and projects.”
An Awards Ceremony will be held on Friday, November 8, 2019 at the Waco Convention Center in Waco, Texas. The announcement of the Texas Planning Awards is one of the ways APA kicks off National Community Planning Month each October, a month-long event celebrating the accomplishments of the many residents, leaders, officials, and professionals who contribute to making great communities through the planning process.