At the December 17, 2019 City Council meeting, the Duncanville City Council amended the Solid Waste ordinance after receiving input from residents. The changes primarily affect brush and bulk collection as outlined below. Residents will see a $2.31 increase per month for solid waste services on utility bills starting in January.
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
Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday
Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 in observance of the New Year’s holiday
Holiday hours (other closures and holiday hours):
Duncanville Public Library – Closed Saturday, November 30. Closes early at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 27 and Tuesday, December 31.
Duncanville Recreation & Senior Centers – Closes early at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 27, Monday, December 23 and Tuesday, December 31.
Trash, recycling and bulk collection service will not run on:
Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 28, 2019
Christmas Day – Wednesday, December 25, 2019
New Year’s Day – Wednesday, January 1, 2020
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.