Mosquito Spraying Scheduled For August 3 and 4

The City of Duncanville, at the recommendation and in cooperation with the Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS), will be conducting ground spraying against mosquitos on Thursday, August 3, and Friday, August 4, between the hours of 9 pm and 5 am, weather permitting. If the weather prohibits spraying on Thursday night, spraying will be done on Friday and Saturday nights. Spraying will be performed in the Thrush and Meadow Green areas. area.

Residents living near this area are encouraged to remain indoors and bring their pets inside during spraying. City Staff will continue to monitor areas where mosquito breeding is most likely to occur. To prevent the spread of mosquitoes, residents should remove all areas of standing water and report all pools that are not well maintained and abandoned homes where mosquitoes are likely to breed to the Health and Code Enforcement Department. Everyone should continue to protect themselves against the West Nile Virus by using insect repellent containing DEET. Citizens are also encouraged to remain indoors during dawn and dusk, when mosquitoes are most active.

For more information on the scheduled ground mosquito spraying in Duncanville, contact Health Inspector Mike Plemons at 972-740-1163.

To view the map of the area to be treated, click here.

Duncanville Police Officer Awarded Enforcement Hero Award

Duncanville police officer, Patrick Deggs, was awarded the Enforcement Hero Award from Mothers Against Drunk Driving on July 18 at an awards ceremony in Irving.

MADD was established in 1980, and its mission is to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes and prevent underage drinking.

Duncanville Police Chief, Robert Brown, said he is pleased with the department’s drunk driving enforcement.

“Drunk driving enforcement is an important police activity,” said Chief Brown. “According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, every two hours, three people are killed in alcohol-related highway crashes. I am very proud of Officer Deggs’ drunk driving enforcement. Our roadways are safer because of his enforcement efforts.”

Sergeant Matt Stogner nominated Officer Deggs for his 23 DWI arrests in 2016, which accounted for 43 percent of the department’s total DWI arrests. Officer Deggs has been an officer with the city of Duncanville for three years.

“I have been around law enforcement my whole life with my father being a police officer, and it is the only thing I wanted to do,” Deggs said. “MADD is very aggressive in Dallas County and offers unlimited support.”

The Duncanville Police Department consists of 61 full-time officers and seeks to contribute to the highest quality of life.

For more information about MADD, visit: www.madd.org. For more information about Duncanville’s Police Department, visit: www.duncanville.com.

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled For July 20 and 21

The City of Duncanville, at the recommendation and in cooperation with the Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS), will be conducting ground spraying against mosquitos on Thursday, July 20, and Friday, July 21, between the hours of 9 pm and 5 am, weather permitting. Spraying will be performed to the west of Highway 67, to the north of Wheatland, to the south of Camp Wisdom and to the east of Clark in the Greenstone area.

Residents living near this area are encouraged to remain indoors and bring their pets inside during spraying. City Staff will continue to monitor areas where mosquito breeding is most likely to occur. To prevent the spread of mosquitoes, residents should remove all areas of standing water and report all pools that are not well maintained and abandoned homes where mosquitoes are likely to breed to the Health and Code Enforcement Department. Everyone should continue to protect themselves against the West Nile Virus by using insect repellent containing DEET. Citizens are also encouraged to remain indoors during dawn and dusk, when mosquitoes are most active.

For more information on the scheduled ground mosquito spraying in Duncanville, contact Health Inspector Mike Plemons at 972-740-1163.

To view the map of the area to be treated, click here.

City of Duncanville Receives Recognition for Transparency Efforts from Texas Comptroller

Duncanville, July 7, 2017 – Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced the City of Duncanville is the latest local government entity to achieve specific transparency goals through the Comptroller’s Transparency Stars program. The City of Duncanville received a star in the area of Traditional Finances, which recognizes entities for their outstanding efforts in making their spending and revenue information available.

Transparency Stars recognizes local government entities that provide easy online access to important financial data.

“By providing meaningful financial data in addition to visual tools and analysis of its revenues and expenditures, the City of Duncanville has shown a true commitment to Texas taxpayers. This effort achieves the goals set by my office’s Transparency Stars program,” Hegar said. “I am pleased to award the City of Duncanville a star for its accomplishments.”

The Comptroller’s office launched the Transparency Stars program in March 2016 to recognize cities, counties and school districts making important strides to greater government transparency. Local government entities can apply for stars in the areas of:

  • Traditional Finances,
  • Contracts and Procurement,
  • Economic Development,
  • Public Pensions, and
  • Debt Obligations.

After receiving an initial star for Traditional Finances, remaining stars may be awarded in any order. For more information on the program, including specific guidelines and information on how to apply, visit the Comptroller’s Transparency Stars website.

For more information about the City of Duncanville, visit: www.duncanville.com.

Fourth of July Wristbands – SOLD OUT

The City is looking forward to its Fourth of July Celebration on Tuesday, July 4. Wristbands are required for entrance to the night events at Armstrong park; however, there are currently no longer any wristbands available.

Reminder: You do need a wristband for entrance at 6 pm to Armstrong Park. The parade is free and starts at 9 am.

 

City Council Budget Workshop – Postponed to Thursday, June 29 at 8:30 am

The Budget Workshop with City Council is an opportunity for staff and City Council to discuss the current City budget picture and end of year projections, as well as to discuss budget plans for the next fiscal year. Staff will brief City Council on work plan status, current fiscal year revenues and expenditures, and projections for where we expect to end the fiscal year.  We will also seek City Council input and direction on various issues that have major budget implications for the next fiscal year, including projects, personnel and capital improvement projects, as we continue to develop the Fiscal Year 2018 budget for submission later this summer. For more information, click here.

 

Duncanville PD Seeking Public’s Help in Identifying Shooters in Aggravated Robbery

On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at 11:01 p.m. suspects robbed the Holiday Inn Express located at 1035 East Highway 67 SR and shot a nonresistant employee two times. The suspects fled the scene in a dark unknown make, 4 doors, SUV.  A witness advised he saw two black males run from the front of the business to a dark colored Porsche SUV before officers arrived. The individual stated the vehicle was last seen travelling southbound on US Highway 67 service road.

A person of interest entered the lobby prior to the suspects, and the Police Department would like to identify and speak with him.

The desk clerk was transported to Methodist Dallas with non-life threatening injuries, and was treated in the emergency room. The clerk was released Thursday.

  • The person of interest is a black male, approx. 17 – 21 years of age wearing a grey shirt and grey shorts.
  • Suspect 1: black male, 17 – 21 years of age, 5’10”- 6’, with a black hooded sweatshirt, red shirt underneath, black pants and medium length dreadlocks.
  • Suspect 2: black male, 16 – 19 years of age, 5’8”- 5’10”, with a dark colored long sleeve shirt, dark pants and short hair.

If you have any information regarding this offense, contact Detective Pollock at:

972-707-3831

Citizen Input Needed for City’s Comprehensive Plan

The City of Duncanville is hosting a community meeting seeking citizen input about Destination Duncanville, the Comprehensive Plan, on Wednesday, June 21.

Destination Duncanville is the long-term vision for the City targeting growth areas and specific locations for revitalization-focused efforts. Development of this plan is nearing completion and has been underway since August 2016 with a series of Steering Committee meetings, community and stakeholder meetings, an online survey, and Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council workshops. Public input has generated the basis of the plan.

A summary of input received, elements of the draft plan and proposed recommendations and strategies to implement the public’s vision will be reviewed during the community meeting. Citizens will have an opportunity to participate in interactive exercises and discussion facilitated by the consultant, Freese and Nichols, Inc.

Check-in for the meeting begins at 6:30 pm with the meeting starting at 7 pm and will be at the D.L. Hopkins, Jr. Senior Center (206 James Collins Boulevard, Duncanville).

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City Launches Interactive Maps

The City of Duncanville Public Works Department has developed an Interactive Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Map Portal which is available to the public through the city’s website.

The maps will allow access to information to improve transparency of data and communicate information that is frequently requested by the public including citizens and development professionals.

The maps currently available on the portal include Council districts, zoning, storm water and floodplain, TIF District, and utilities. The maps are searchable by address or intersection, and there is a tutorial video and PDF handout available on the website to assist users in navigating the maps.

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