Stay up-to-date on City activities and projects!

The City Manager provides a weekly update to the Duncanville Mayor and City Council of departmental activities and other significant items of interest.

In the interest of keeping the public better informed, the City is pleased to make those updates available to the citizens.


Public Works

Building Inspections

  • A total of 1,689 single-family rental properties are registered to date; nine properties were registered since the last update. Five inspections were completed since the last update and all passed. Two residential Certificates of Occupancy were issued since the last update. A total of 585 Certificates of Occupancy have been issued since the inception of the Single-Family Rental Registration Program.
  • Since the start of the active lien collection, $306,089.44 has been collected. $2,182.95 was collected since the last update.

Street Division

  • Anderson Asphalt began FY21 Mill & Overlay work on June 8, 2021. Anderson Asphalt continued overlay operations on S. Alexander Avenue, Alexander Court, Linda Lane, and Shamrock Drive the week of July 6, 21.
  • The Sidewalk Construction crew replaced sidewalks @ 308-310 S. Horne.
  • The Concrete Crew repaired two utility cuts and assisted the Concrete Construction Crew.
  • The Drainage Crew reshaped the bar ditch at 1203 Jungle to restore correct drainage flow and removed debris from multiple inlets across the City.
  • The Street Division assisted Police with traffic control during the Independence Day Parade and fireworks event. They also conducted clean-up activities following the July 4th events.

Traffic Division

  • Staff is preparing to install a Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) at Cockrell Hill and Avenue of The Stars in the next few weeks. RRFB is a pedestrian-actuated enhancement to improve safety at crosswalks that are not located at signalized intersections but cross major streets.

Utilities Division

  • Water usage was 30.55 MG this reporting period, June 28, 2021, to July 4, 2021, down from 36.80 MG the previous week. The daily peak water demand occurred on Thursday, 01 July 2021, when 4.56 MG was used. There were 0.98 inches of precipitation this reporting period.
  • Crews responded to two (2) sewer calls and repaired/replaced one (1) sewer line and televised 109 ft of sewer.
  • Crews exercised thirty-six (36) valves, flushed three (3) hydrants, and had an estimated water loss of 179,326 gallons.
  • The Solid Waste Department received five (5) calls regarding scheduling questions. Staff responded to one (1) trash, three (3) brush, and one (1) call center complaint. Six (6) recycle bins were distributed.

Planning Division

  • A Special Planning & Zoning meeting is set for July 19, 2021. This would place the below zoning cases on the August 3, 2021, Council Meeting agenda.  The Planning Division’s goal is to keep our applicants as close to their intended schedules as possible.
    • SUP request for Bed and Breakfast at 415 Hustead Street. (This is a renewal of existing SUP.)
    • SUP request for Drive-Thru at 102 E. Danieldale Road.
    • PD request to allow for Event Center with modified development standards at 515 W. Center Street.
    • SUP request for Carport at 710 Timber Trail.
  • The Planning Department will soon be reaching out to candidates to interview for the position of Planning Intern. This is an unpaid position designed to help undergraduate or graduate students meet their course requirements for degrees in Planning, Public Administration, etc.
  • Planning received the following new submittals, to be internally reviewed this week:
    • SUP request for Fuel Pumps at 1430 S. Main Street.
    • Planned Development to allow for the uses of: Car Wash, Fuel Pumps, and Mixed-Use Development with modified development standards at 2 N. Duncanville Road (parcel adjacent to the McDonald’s on N. Duncanville Rd).
  • ROW License Agreement at 902 Cambridge Drive scheduled for consideration by City Council on July 20, 2021.

CIP Construction

  • Meadowcreek Drainage Improvements – La Banda poured the base of the 6’x6’ Reinforced Concrete Box. They are currently setting up to pour the walls and energy dissipator blocks.

FY21 Pipe Bursting – Vortex is spray-lining manholes.  The estimated project completion date is 09 July 2021.

  • Green Tree Lane Water & Wastewater Improvements – FM Utilities installed approximately 875 linear feet of 8-inch water main to date.
  • The Highway 67 Green Ribbon Construction Project. Bids were approved by TXDOT.  Cedar Hill City Council scheduled to approve the contract at their 7/13 Council meeting.  (Green Ribbon project is a joint effort w/ Duncanville and Cedar Hill.)  Staff will present the contract to Council on July 20th  for consideration.  Staff will also present Council with a resolution to TXDOT requesting they cancel a proposed Texas U-turn on the north side of Cockrell Hill Rd since it will negatively affect the City’s gateway at this location.
    • Danieldale Road Reconstruction & Utility Improvements (Main St. to US-67) – The 8” sanitary sewer and double 60” storm sewer pipes crossing E. Danieldale Road at Bob Lee Boulevard have been installed up to the median. Just east of Sunset Village Drive, Pavecon is installing the 42” storm sewer pipe up to the E. Danieldale Road median. The transition to move all traffic to the eastbound lanes is scheduled for July 19, 2021.

Below is the tentative schedule for the project milestones:

  • July 2021 – Storm & Sewer Under Eastbound Lanes (EBL) Complete
  • November 2021 – All Utilities Under Westbound Lanes (WBL) Complete
  • February 2022 – WBL Paving Complete
  • May 2022 – Water Under EBL Complete
  • July 2022 – EBL Paving Complete
  • October 2022 – Project Complete

Date Rec’d Requestor Subject Remarks
06/14/2021 Mr. Harvey Update on The Greene Fire Recovery Eight homes were affected.  One lot is down to grass.  Two lots are demolished but still pending site restoration.  One home still needs to submit for demo permit.    One home submitted remodel permit.  Three homes still need to submit for remodel permits.  City Staff is working with property owners that still need to pull permits.
06/14/2021 Mr. Koontz Follow-up on house on Hill Terrace Meeting w/ Mr. Koontz and residents scheduled for 7/9.
06/14/2021 Mr. Contreras Additional signage along new I-20 Frontage Roads at Oriole Blvd On 7/6, Staff received response from TXDOT.  They will install “Cross Traffic Does Not Stop” signs on I-20 frontage roads at Oriole Blvd.  They will also add “Stop Ahead” signs prior to the “Stop” signs.
06/21/2021 Mr. Contreras Damaged traffic cabinet at intersection of Cockrell Hill & Skyline. On 7/6, Staff noticed the City of Dallas replaced the traffic cabinet.
06/23/2021 Mr. Contreras Possible boarding house on Trail Ridge Staff still working with residents for compliance; abatement pending for illegal outdoor storage.
07/05/2021 Mr. Koontz Brush and street parking issues along Oleander. Brush removed 7/6.  Notices of Violation issued to homes for high grass, illegal open storage.

Police Department

PERSONNEL

  • Five officers are currently in field training and are doing well.
  • Two police cadets are currently in the academy at NCTCOG.
  • The department currently has one vacant police officer position.  We do still have a current civil service list and are processing candidates for our vacant position.  Upcoming basic police officer academy classes are scheduled to begin later this month and another in August.  We are hopeful to have someone in one of these classes from our current list.
  • The civil service list is active until October 13th or until it is exhausted.

On July 1st, Senior Corporal Deloof of the Dallas Police Department commended Sgt. Mayo and officers under his command for their assistance in executing a murder warrant which led to the apprehension of a murder suspect just outside of Duncanville in the City of Dallas:

Sir,

I would like the thank all your troops including Sgt. Mayo for all the assistance with the apprehension and Murder warrant execution for Adams, Kamond. A great find of the vehicle with the BOLO and follow up. We appreciate the man power that you were able to dedicate to this operation even with the limited staff. Your officers in the field did a fantastic job and should be commended. If there is anything we can assist you with in the future please let me know.

2021, 4th of July Celebration

In conjunction with 40 outside agency officers, Duncanville’s 4th of July Parade and Celebration was a safe and enjoyable event for over 6,000 citizens, several vendors, and crew thanks to efficient and strategic security efforts put in place by our outstanding police department.

COMMUNITY CORNER

We are currently taking applications for the Duncanville Police Department’s 60th Citizen Police Academy!

This session will begin on August 24, 2021.

In 1991, the Duncanville Police Department was one of the first agencies within the State of Texas to offer such a forum for citizens to learn about their police department; how they operate, and why they operate in a manner that may not be obvious to most, and much more.

The Department will hold its 60th Citizen Police Academy beginning August 28th.  This is an 11-week commitment, each Tuesday night from 7 pm – 10 pm.  Attendees will be exposed to topics such as:

  • Patrol Techniques
  • SWAT Operations
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Traffic Enforcement/Investigation
  • Distracted Driving

Applicants must either live or work in Duncanville, be at least 21 years of age, and must fill out an application to attend.  Applications are available at the Duncanville Police Station Lobby or online.

CHIEF UPDATES ON COUNCIL INQUIRIES

Date Rec’d Requestor Subject Remarks
7/6/2021 Councilmember Koontz 400 block of Oleander Street abandoned vehicles. Three vehicles parked on the street were chalked for 30 day process by Officers Jackson and Johnston. The vehicle at 434 Oleander Street is inoperable and was tagged for 48 hour removal. The owner requested an extension until 7/10/2021 at which time he will have the vehicle towed.

Parks and Recreation

Parks

  • The Lakeside Park drainage swale sod has been laid this week.
  • Through a collaboration with the Public Works, Fire, & Police Departments, Parks & Recreation hosted a safe and smooth July 4th Celebration on July 3rd. There has been positive feedback on social media including an attached post the day after commending us for the cleanliness of the park after such a large event. Kudos to the hard-working staff the day of and day after who helped us achieve our goals.

Duncanville Fieldhouse

  • We collected the check from Clear Channel Outdoor for the FH Billboard, $76,796.63
  • The Blue Gym RFP was released on June 22nd
  • Fieldhouse LED sign repair – total Bid for all 3 signs = $7,787, working with procurement to get the proper paperwork to pay.
  • Preparing Fieldhouse Phase III improvement list for discussions with Economic Development.
  • Plan to set a meeting with Public Works to relocate our existing garbage dumpsters.
  • Upcoming Events:
  • O.S.S. Summer Camp – Mon. thru Fri. 6:30a – 6:00p
  • GASO Basketball Tournament – Thurs.1:30p – 10:00p, Fri. & Sat. 9:00a – 10:00p Sunday 9:00a – 4:00p (6 courts)
  • Masters Basketball League – Sun. 5:00p – 9:00p (3 courts)

Senior Center

  • Staff continues to routinely sanitize the facility and equipment.
  • On Friday, July 2, the Senior Center Staff put together Red, White & Blue fruit cups. Our seniors enjoyed their special holiday treat before their 3-day weekend.

Curbside Lunch at D.L. Hopkins Jr. Senior Center

Recreation Center

  • On July 3, 2021, the City of Duncanville proudly celebrated the 2021 Independence Day Parade & Celebration. The parade started at Freeman/Wheatland to Wheatland and Main.  There were over 20 floats along with 7 golf carts driven by all City Council members, including the Mayor.  Council handed out little over 6000 pieces candy. The celebration took place at Armstrong Park and included a live concert – with a music performance by The Inspiration Band, Food, Dancing, and Bounce Houses for kids to enjoy the day. The event provided the citizens of Duncanville an outlet to spend time with family and friends while enjoying the spectacular fireworks.  The feedback from the community has been positive with such comments as “Can’t wait for next year’s fireworks.”  Staff counted over 6,000 participants through the gates during the event.
  • Staff continues to routinely sanitize the facility and equipment.
  • Upcoming Events:
  • Catfish Catch & Fishin’ with a Cop – Saturday, July 31, 2021

Fire Department

The Department currently has one vacancy. The Department has thirteen candidates on the Civil Service List to evaluate. The Fire Department is currently waiting on the return of the candidates Personal History Statements. At that point, the interview committee will review the Personal History Statements and if the candidates meet the Duncanville Hiring Guideline they will be scheduled to attend an interview by the Department’s interview committee.

The Fire Department was invited to play a round of basketball with the Best of South Sports (BOSS) summer camp showcase at the Fieldhouse. The crowd was ready for a showdown to watch the summer camp team against the Fire Department. It was a hard fought battle, but the summer camp team was triumphant over the Fire Department ‘A’ shift team by their overwhelming skill and agility. Fun was had by the two teams and the support of the on watchers.

The Fire Department’s paramedics received their monthly continuing education this week on the subject of Infectious Diseases.

Library

Summer Reading Club Programs this week:

July 12 – 18: Adventures of the Wild, Wild, Wolf by Rob Thomas & Tanya Gerard (video)

July 12: Preschool Take-Home Craft – Cow Puppet

July 12: Elementary Take-Home Craft – Pig Tails Piggy Bank

July 12: Stories with Ms. D – The Couch Potato by Jory John (video)

July 1 – 31: Turn in completed reading log for a free book

Economic Development

  • (Clay & Niyati) Onboarding Tuesday, July 6th.
  • (Clay) Continued HR onboarding, module training, benefits, and setting up office and technology.
  • (Niyati) Outreach research, and letter drafting to reach out to potential developers, and businesses.
  • (ED Team) Toured the City to identify potential sites, for redevelopment, and to discussed vision for the City.
  • (ED Team) Preliminary meeting with Project Greenstalk, a potential to discuss location to Duncanville. Requires 100-150k sq. ft. warehouse. Grant and Incentive application and incentives guide provided.
  • (ED Team) Preliminary meeting with nightlife/restaurant and lounge owners to discuss relocation to Duncanville. Current locations closed. Grant and Incentive application and incentives guide provided.
  • (ED Team) Met with a local business owner to discuss paved lot improvement. Grant and Incentive application and incentives guide provided.
  • (ED Director) Followed up with local shopping center about revitalization and development application.
  • (ED Director) Meeting with Young Legacy Group – School of development and leadership.
  • (ED Director) Meeting with Main Street property owner – provided application for design incentives and landscaping.
  • (ED Director) Phone meeting with School of dance owner – provided application and policy guidelines for landscaping, building, and parking lot improvements.
  • (ED Director) Tour of Wheatland Plaza and Wheatland and Acton Road for redevelopment and design possibilities – Multiple property inspection tour – identify non-conforming property locations. Candidates for redevelopment and redesign incentives.  Will follow up with property owners.

Certificate of Occupancy – Applications Received – WEEKLY (EDC)

  • KD 67 LLC, 522E Hwy 67, (New Occupancy)
  • Faire Belle Institute, 1426 W. Danieldale Rd., (Change of Location)
  • Top Tier Beauty Bar, 745 W. Wheatland Rd. Ste. #751, (New Occupancy)
  • Pynk Shugga Salontique, 606 Oriole Blvd., (New Occupancy)
  • 1540 Bar & Grill, (Reason for application not listed)

Certificate of Occupancy – Certificate Issued– WEEKLY (EDC)

None issued for the week.

Public Information Office

Duncanville in the News

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

🏈 High school football: Mater Dei vs. Duncanville headlines list of 10 biggest games of 2021 season

MaxPreps

High school football: Mater Dei vs. Duncanville headlines list of 10 biggest games of 2021 season. Top-ranked Monarchs involved in several matchups …

🏈 High school football: Mater Dei vs. Duncanville headlines list of 10 biggest games of 2021 season

CBSSports.com

The pandemic hampered travel last season, scuttling many of the most anticipated out-of-state high school football games of 2020. As things begin to …

🏈 Top 100 Texas high school football players from Class of 2022 from 247Sports.com Composite …

High School Football America

Speaking of defense, Duncanville is loaded with talent on D, led by defensive lineman Omari Abor, the No. 6 recruit in the state. The Panthers have three …

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

🏈 Oregon Ducks Get Two Commitments from the Lone Star State

TexasHSFootball.com

A 6-5, 360 pound 3-star prospect from Duncanville, TX, Williams committed to the Ducks over such schools as Oklahoma, Texas, Texas Tech, Baylor, …

🏈 2021 Season Preview: Duncanville Panthers

TexasHSFootball.com

Duncanville Panthers. Head Coach: Richard Samples. Class: 6A. District: 11-6A. Location: Duncanville, TX. Team …

🏈 CSU football picks up another 2022 commitment in Highlands Ranch tight end

The Coloradoan

Arroyo is the 11th known commitment in the Rams’ 2022 recruiting class. The others are: Running back Malachi Medlock from Duncanville, Texas …

🏈 Analyzing The Dallas Morning News’ Area Top 100 football recruits for the Class of 2022

The Dallas Morning News

The full list — with an interactive map that can be sorted by high school and … The top 6A schools: Duncanville (10), Rockwall-Heath (5), Southlake …

Monday, July 5, 2021

🏈 BREAKING: Oregon State gets a huge commitment from DL Quincy Wright

BeaverBlitz

Duncanville (TX) defensive tackle … multiple times on BeaversEdge that the Oregon State staff is working hard to build a consistent pipeline to Texas, …

🏈 Longhorns Recruiting Tracker: Elite Edge Rusher Justice Finkley Names Longhorns in Top 3

Yardbarker

JUNE 30 8 AM UPDATE: Major Texas Longhorns Target Kelvin Banks is set to … in Duncanville (Duncanville, TX) offensive tackle, Cameron Williams.

🏈 Oregon Ducks football recruiting: Analysis on Kelvin Banks and Mario Cristobal’s entire 2022 class

The Athletic

Cameron Williams, OL. Hometown: Duncanville, Texas High School: Duncanville Ranking: No. 440 overall, No. 43 offensive tackle. Commitment date: …

🏈 Longhorns Recruiting Tracker: Top 2022 Wide Receiver Jordan Hudson Commits To SMU Over …

Yardbarker

The Garland high school star also runs track and field for the Owls and was … in Duncanville (Duncanville, TX) offensive tackle, Cameron Williams.

🏈 Quincy Wright, Texas 3-star defensive lineman, commits to Oregon State over Arkansas, others

oregonlive.com

Duncanville (Texas) defensive tackle Quincy Wright poses with the Turnover Chainsaw during his official visit to Oregon State. (Courtesy of Quincy …

🏈 BOOM! Oregon State lands Texas DT Quincy Wright

247Sports

Wright, a 6-foot-2, 270 pound defensive tackle from Duncanville (Tex.) Duncanville is a big commitment for the Beavers, who have been looking for a …

Sunday, July 4, 2021

🏈 Quincy Wright, Texas 3-star defensive lineman, commits to Oregon State over Arkansas, others

oregonlive.com

Duncanville (Texas) defensive tackle Quincy Wright poses with the Turnover Chainsaw during his official visit to Oregon State. (Courtesy of Quincy …

🏈 FSU lands 15th commitment as Texas playmaker Jerrale Powers jumps on board

Rivals.com – Florida State

That total went to six once the Duncanville, Texas, product announced his commitment via social media Friday evening.

🏈 Duncanville TE Jerrale Powers commits to Florida State

The Dallas Morning News

Powers finished his junior season with nine receptions for 118 yards and one touchdown. Find more high school stories from SportsDayHS here.

🏈 Oregon Ducks enjoying recent fireworks on football recruiting trail

The Register-Guard

… Texas), wide receiver Stephon Johnson (DeSoto, Texas) and Cameron Williams (Duncanville, Texas) — have previously committed to Oregon.

🏈 Duncanville’s Quincy Wright, Dallas-area’s No. 5 defensive lineman, commits to Oregon State

The Dallas Morning News

Of the 10 Duncanville players our area top 100 recruits, Wright is the third to announce his commitment. DeSoto junior guard …

Saturday, July 3, 2021

🏈 Tight end Jerrale Powers commits to Florida State

Tomahawk Nation

Jerrale Powers is a 6’4 225 pound tight end from Duncanville, TX. … best player in the country (67th best tight end and 159th best player in Texas).

🏈 Reid’s Rundown: What’s Next for Oregon Along the Offensive Line

Sports Illustrated

Following the Wooten commitment, attention turned to Cameron Williams out of Duncanville, Texas. Williams was coming off a visit to Texas, and many …

🏈 Texas offensive tackle Cameron Williams commits to Oregon

Yahoo Sports

Offensive tackle Cameron Williams, from Duncanville, Texas is 6-foot-5 and weighs 360 pounds. He announced that he will be part of the Class of …

🏈 Florida State secures commitment from Texas 3-star tight end as 2022 class strengthens

Tallahassee.com

Powers also ran sprints in track and field at Duncanville, and caught nine passes … more to use either on high school prospects or players from the transfer portal. … Three-star Jerrale Powers – Duncanville High – Duncanville, Tex.

🏈 Duncanville TE Jerrale Powers commits to Florida State

The Dallas Morning News

The 6-foot-4, 225-pound recruit is currently the No. 84 prospect on the SportsDayHS Top 100. Duncanville wide receiver …

Friday, July 2, 2021

🎆 Fourth Of July Events: Here’s What’s Happening In North Texas

CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

9 a.m. Duncanville Independence Day Parade: Route starts on Wheatland Rd. · 6 p.m. Duncanville Independence Day Celebration at Armstrong Park | …

🏀 KU offers men’s hoops scholarship to Texas combo guard ranked 16th in Class of 2022

Kansas City Star

Coaches from several of those schools, including KU, watched Black compete last weekend at an AAU event in Duncanville, Texas.

🏀  High school girls basketball rankings: Every team that has appeared in the final MaxPreps Top 25 …

MaxPreps

… followed by Duncanville (Texas) and Paul VI (Chantilly, Va.) with seven appearances each. In all, 185 schools have appeared in the rankings since …

🏈 Cameron Williams Commits to Oregon

Sports Illustrated

2022 Texas OL Cameron Williams has committed to Oregon over Texas and … Williams attends Duncanville High School in Duncanville, Texas, which …

🏈 Offensive Line Target Picks Oregon Over the Sooners

Sports Illustrated

Williams is a 6-foot-5, 360-pound recruit from Duncanville, TX, and is the high school teammate of top OU defensive line target Omari Abor. Rated a …

Thursday, July 1, 2021

🏈 Duncanville Linebacker Jordan Crook Reopens Recruiting Following Weekend Official Visit to …

KNWA

FAYETTEVILLE — Duncanville (Texas) three-star linebacker Jordan Crook is no longer committed to Oklahoma State and that could be great news for …

🏈 Dax Courtney uses official visit weekend to recruit

WholeHogSports

… Texas; defensive lineman Nico Davilier of Maumelle; and linebacker Jordan Crook of Duncanville, Texas. Davilier announced his commitment to …

🏈 Texas OL target Cameron Williams announces top three schools

Longhorns Wire

The Duncanville High School standout will choose among Texas, … He has been a pivotal piece of Duncanville’s success and was named the District …

🏈 FSU in good position to land TE Powers

The Osceola

A pair of Duncanville (Texas) High School standouts made the trip to Tallahassee this past weekend. Three-star TE Jerrale Powers and four-star OT …

🏀 New era: College athletes may begin getting compensation for use of their likeness starting Thursday

The Dallas Morning News

In Ennis Rakestraw Jr.’s first year of college, the former Duncanville star cornerback learned many lessons, among them was the economic disparities …

🏀  TCU Horned Frogs continue roster overhaul with 8th Division I transfer

ESPN

The 6-foot-7 Coles played high school basketball in Denton, about 30 miles north of TCU’s campus in Fort Worth. He averaged 6.3 points and 3.3 …

Weekly Update for Week Ending: Friday, July 9, 2021