Weekly Update: June 7, 2024
Posted on 06/07/2024
Weekly Update: June 7, 2024

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The Biden Administration has approved the addition of Dallas County to the Presidential Disaster Declaration making assistance accessible for those impacted by last week's severe weather. Those impacted can now apply for The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Individual Assistance Program.

FEMA may be able to help you with home repairs, temporary housing, or property damage (appliances, furniture, vehicle, etc). You may also qualify for help with child care, medical, lodging, moving, and funeral expenses.

To apply: 

  • Visit disasterassistance.gov.
  • Install the FEMA app on your smartphone.
  • Contact the FEMA hotline from 6:00 AM to 10 PM at (800) 621-3362. This line is accessible in the majority of languages.

This aid is restricted to Dallas County citizens. 


The Fire Department responded to 152 calls for service in the past seven days, which included:

  • Emergency Medical Services: 98
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents: 11
  • House fire (Duncanville): 1
  • Cooking fire (Duncanville): 1
Regional Emergency Management Coordinator Lauren Sanchez and Emergency Management Specialist Raqheal Payne attended the Texas Emergency Management Conference in Ft. Worth, continuously monitored all of the severe storms that hit the DFW Metroplex, lead the Cedar Hill Emergency Operations Center training, conducted the Duncanville Continuity Of Operations Plan (COOP) with the Department Directors and conducted the monthly Outdoor Warning Siren (OWS) test for all four cities.


The Police Department welcomes the public to access www.crimemapping.com for resources; citizens can also sign up for crime alerts within their location's radius.

Crime Prevention Officer Arias passed out Report Cards at Cash Saver.
  • Crime Prevention Officer Arias passed out Report Cards at Cash Saver.
  • Detective Welling and Officers Johnson and Banks completed thirteen (13) Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Inspections and recovered one (1) stolen vehicle.


Accounting & Reporting – Week of May 30 – June 5: 

  • Electronic Funds Transfer Payments: 49 invoices were processed, totaling $514,229.31.



Crews have identified tree damage and conducted removal at various parks due to recent storms.
  • Crews have identified tree damage and conducted removal at various parks due to recent storms. 
  • The Parks and Recreation department hosted a baseball tournament at Harrington Park.
  •  Crews replaced damaged vegetation at Armstrong Park flower beds.
  •  Damaged irrigation has been repaired at athletic facilities. 
  •  Splash pad chemical refill has been received.
  •  The parking lot restriping at Alexander and Harrington Park has been scheduled.
  •  Staff scheduled the landscape installation at the Willow Run Drive entrance.
  •  Replacement of mulch at playgrounds will be scheduled in the upcoming weeks. 

Special Projects:

  • Crews assessed Armstrong Park and Harrington Park drainage improvements with Public Works.
  • Staff assisted with Development Review Committee (DRC) meetings by advising on landscape and vegetation.
  • Managed tree contractors with the removal of storm damage around the City.
  • Staff solicited bids for Danieldale Rd. median landscape maintenance.
  • Dean Construction to remediate trail damage at Quail Run Park has been confirmed. 
  • Staff confirmed janitorial services vendor for park facilities.
  • A vendor has been confirmed for an upgrade of remote-access door panels.
  • Staff scheduled plumbers to replace the flush valve at Armstrong Park men's Restroom.
  • Crews completed parking lot fencing for the Charles F. Ladd Nature Preserve.

Duncanville Fieldhouse

The 2024 B.O.S.S. Summer Camp registration begins on April 15.

Activities include field trips, dance, cooking, football, basketball, volleyball, gym games, table games, cheer, arts and crafts, and tumbling.
Breakfast and lunch will be included. For more information, visit www.duncanvillefieldhouse.com

  • Session  I: June 1 – June 28
  • Session II: July 1 – July 26 
  • Extended Camp: July 29 – August 9

Upcoming Events:

  • Summer Camp Week One – Monday to Friday, 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM
  • 3 Step Texas All-Academic Basketball Camp, three courts – Monday, 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Tuesday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • D-Town Magic Youth Sports Banquet, three courts – Friday, 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM 
  • Next-up Youth Basketball League, three courts – Friday, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Big Time Hoops Basketball Tournament, six courts – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 PM, Sunday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Masters Adult Basketball League, three courts – Sunday, 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Next-up Youth Basketball League, three courts – Sunday, 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

D.L. Hopkins Jr. Senior Center

Senior Meal Program: Monday through Thursday, everyone who dines with us will receive a breakfast bag and a boxed lunch to take home. On Fridays, each person will receive two breakfast bags and two boxed lunches to enjoy on Saturday and Sunday. This is due to additional state funding from the Dallas Area Agency on Aging (DAAA). The funding and expanded meal program will continue through the end of the fiscal year, September 30, 2024, and there is no additional cost to the City.

Become a member today! The minimum age to join is 50. For more information, contact the Senior Center at (972) 707-3864.

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Upcoming Events

Recreation Center

Best Southwest Juneteenth Celebration – Saturday, June 15, 2024 | 5:00 – 10:00 PM

This year’s Best Southwest Juneteenth Celebration will be hosted by the City of Cedar Hill on Saturday, June 15, 2024, from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Activities include food vendors, a variety of arts and crafts, live performances, and much more. The event will feature headliner Atlantic Starr, an American rhythm and blues band based in White Plains, New York, with supporting act Original Pinettes Brass Band, We Them Grays, and Paul Cannon Band. After Atlantic Starr's anticipated set, stick around for a special drone show to conclude the evening festivities. This is a show you will not want to miss! Admission is FREE.

Juneteenth 2024

Concert in the Park: Pure Blend – Saturday, June 1, 2024 | 7:00 PM

Join us on Saturday, June 1, at the Poe-Hobden Amphitheater at Armstrong Park for a Concert in the Park feat. Pure Blend. Admission is FREE. The concert will begin at 7:00 PM. Don’t forget to bring your blanket or lawn chair.

Movies in the Park: Jurassic World – Saturday, June 22, 2024 | 8:45 PM

Movies in the Park: Jurassic World – Saturday, June 22, 2024 | 8:45 PM

Join us on Saturday, June 22, at the Poe-Hobden Amphitheater at Armstrong Park for a Movie in the Park feat. Jurassic World. Admission is FREE. The movie will begin at approximately 8:45 PM. Don’t forget to bring your blanket or lawn chair. 

For more information, contact the Recreation Center at (972) 780-5070 

The Library held its annual Summer Reading Club Kickoff Party on Saturday, June 1. More than 700 excited guests joined the celebration and enjoyed various games, crafts, music, and free food. In-n-Out Burger gave away 600 meals, and Chick-fil-A provided cookies. Thank you to our great volunteers for all they do, as well as the Friends of the Library for supplying our grand prizes (four awesome bicycles) and hosting a craft.

This week, 286 book transfers were conducted between the best Southwest Libraries. 


 The Director of Economic Development has joined the team on a part-time basis as he continues to navigate moving his family from Illinois to Texas. He is expected to be full-time on July 1.

  • The following items were approved at the June 3 Duncanville Community and Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) Special Called Meeting:
    • The DCEDC Board voted to approve the funding of the Trane Re-Purpose Analysis in the total amount of $48,000.
      DCEDC Board voted to approve an application for incentives by Cedar Park Shopping Center in an amount not to exceed $20,000 for ADA-related improvements.
  • The City Council approved the following items:
    •  The transfer agreement between the City of Duncanville and the Duncanville Community and Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) for economic development activities.
    •  The incentive grant by the Duncanville Community and Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) to Sharon’s Loving Home Health Care, LLC, in an amount not to exceed $6,473.35 for a building located at 436 North Main Street, Duncanville, Texas 75137.
  • The City Council received the final report on Economic Development in Duncanville from the MRB Group and a briefing on special events, processes, and reorganizational structure into Economic Development.
  •  On July 30, 2024, the City Council and the Duncanville Community and Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) are planning a combined meeting to view the collaborative space at Wheatland Plaza.
  •  Ms. Lynnette Romero from Planning and Zoning has joined the Economic Development team.
  •  Economic Development is focusing on developing initiatives to increase the utilization of the Fieldhouse.

Certificates of Occupancy Applications Received – May 23 – 29, 2024

New Business:

  • Fleur Tea: 100 S. Main St., Suite 101-C

Certificates of Occupancy - Certificates Issued – May 23 – 29, 2024

Change of Name:

  • Duncanville Auto Sales: 922 S. Main St.

Special Events

  • Wristband for Red, White, and BBQ available beginning June 4.
  • Presented to City Council and Duncanville Community and Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC)

Special Event Applications


  • Marvin Bernard – M25-35 BBQ Cookoff – November 3
    Shana Ramsey – Field Day – July 27

In Process:

  • LaTasha Marks-Kirkpatrick – Beastmode Baseball Tournament – October 26-27
  • Alexa Stariha – Crossroads of Life 5K – June 22

Upcoming Events:

Saturday, June 15
Summer Party in the Park | Love Like Ty | Lakeside Park

Saturday, June 29
Family Reunion Picnic | Williams Family | Armstrong Park

Saturday, July 13
Sidewalk Sale and Charity Collection Event | Knick Knacks | Knick Knacks

Saturday, July 20
Duncan Switch Street Market | Chamber of Commerce | Main Street


New & Potential Projects

  • Proposed New Development at 704 North Main Street
    • Site Plan submitted 08/30/2023.
    • Building permit application submitted 11/18/2022.
    • Replat approved at the 04/10/2023 Planning and Zoning meeting.
    • Building Inspections is currently waiting on revised plans; fire is waiting on fire sprinkler plans.
    • Civils have been approved.
  • Proposed New Development at 615 South Cockrell Hill Road
    • Pre-development meeting occurred on 08/30.
    • Staff sent comments/markups to developers on 08/29; waiting for developers to respond.
    • Staff reached out to developers on 11/27. Per developers – they will be moving forward with the proposed project after getting with the owner.
    • Latest plans submitted 02/07/2024. The latest markups were sent to developers on 02/13.
      SUP request for “Fuel Pumps” was heard at the 04/29 P&Z meeting; P&Z recommended denial.
  • Proposed New Development at 626 Crestside Drive
    • Pre-development meeting occurred on 11/07.
    • SUP application submitted on 12/06; SUP request scheduled for February 12. P&Z docket and March 5 City Council docket.
    • SUP request tabled at the January 8 P&Z meeting; recommended for approval at the February 12 P&Z meeting.
    • Replat application submitted on 12/13; Replat approved at the January 8th P&Z meeting.
    • SUP request approved by City Council on 3/5.
    • Civils sent to the developer on 3/21/2024.
  • Proposed Re-Development/New Development at 202 West Center Street
    • Pre-development meeting occurred on 11/20; staff comments were sent out the same day to applicants.
    • The second pre-development meeting occurred on 12/18.
    • Walkthrough with developer and City staff on 3/11/2024.
  • Proposed New Development at 282 West Highway 67
    • Pre-Development meeting occurred on 01/09/24.
    • Staff sent out comments on 01/09/2024 after the meeting.
    • Latest plans submitted on 02/07/2024. Staff markups were sent to developers on 02/16.
    • SUP request for the use of “Retail, Sundry” was heard at the 04/29/2024 P&Z meeting and is recommended for approval.
    • Applicants requested to be removed from 06/04/2024 City Council meeting until further notice.
  • Proposed New Development at 914-918 East Highway 67
    • DRC 10/24/2023
    • The Planning Director met with developers on 1/3 to discuss site plans.
    • DRC 3/8
    • Planned Development submittal sent to City on 05/29/2024. Staff are currently reviewing.
  • Ongoing
    • Comp Plan Five-Year Update
      • Request for Qualifications has been posted to the City website by Chief Procurement Officer Elton Brock.
      • Pre-Statement of Qualifications Meeting for RFQ 24-0014 held on 3/6.
      • Statement of Qualifications due 3/26/2024 at 2 PM


Street Division

  • Crews poured concrete for a utility cut repair on E. Cherry St.
  • Seventeen potholes were repaired on E. Redbird Ln., Silver Creek Dr., and Cedar Ridge Dr.
  • Three utility drainage locates were marked at various locations throughout the City.
  • Crews cleaned headwalls and removed 13 cubic yards of debris on W. Danieldale Rd., Briar Hill Cir., and E. Wheatland Rd.
  • Crews cut and removed fallen trees throughout the City due to the recent severe storms.

Utilities Division

  • Water usage was 45.5976 million gallons (MG) during this reporting period, May 27 – June 2, 2024, up from 42.9138 MG the previous week. The daily peak water demand occurred on Saturday, June 1, 2024, when 7.5252 MG of water was used. There was 3.78 inches of precipitation during this period.
    CIP Construction

Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Construction

Oriole Sidewalk Improvements

  • Meca Construction has moved east of Oriole Blvd. north of I20. The west side of Oriole Blvd. is 90% complete.

Ten Mile Creek Embankment and Drainage Improvements

  • There has been no change in updates to this project due to recent storms.

Wren Ave. and Oriole Blvd. Water Main Replacement I-20 Aerial Crossing

  • All water mains have been installed, connected, and in service. We are awaiting insulation for the water main on the utility bridge.

Softwood Dr. Sanitary Sewer Aerial Crossing Repair

  • Piers have been drilled. Crews are awaiting beam delivery.

Other Construction

  • Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) I-20 Construction Cockrell Hill Rd. to Hampton Rd. TxDOT is constructing new service roads and ramps from Cockrell Hill Rd. in Duncanville to Hampton Rd. in Dallas, including new bridges across US-67. This project also includes construction by TXDOT of a Texas U-Turn at US 67 and Cockrell Hill Rd. on the southwest side of the bridge, which is projected to be completed by Fall 2024, barring any unforeseen conditions. The entire project has an estimated completion date of September 2025.

Visit the TXDOT Project Tracker

  • A total of 1,971 single-family rental properties have been registered to date, with zero new properties registered since the last update. Twenty-two inspections have been completed since the previous update; eleven passed, ten failed, and one was canceled. The primary reason for the failed inspections was the absence of a Grounded/Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) protection and missing carbon monoxide and smoke detectors.
  • Since the Single-Family Rental Registration Program inspections in June 2024, 185 Certificates of Occupancy have been re-issued.
  • This week, 82 Building inspections and 14 Health Inspections were conducted. The total amount of fees collected was $23,470.90.
  • This week, 97 permits were issued. 


The Human Resources Department is currently recruiting for the following positions:

Upcoming Civil Service Opportunities:

  • Two Police promotional examinations are scheduled for May 29, 2024, for the positions of Lieutenant and Sergeant. 
  • The Police Officer examination will be held on June 8, 2024.

T2 Professional Consulting is honored to partner with the City of Duncanville, Texas, in the search for an exceptional leader to serve as the next Police Chief. This pivotal role requires a visionary who can lead with integrity, foster community trust, and drive innovative law enforcement strategies.

👮 Position Overview:

The Police Chief will direct all operations of the department, including policy development, emergency response, budget management, public relations, and more. This leader will play a crucial role in shaping the department’s culture, ensuring safety, equity, and continuous improvement.

Join us in making a significant impact on public safety and community trust in Duncanville. If you are a dedicated leader with a passion for service and innovation, we want to hear from you!

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We invite our network to share this opportunity and help us find a leader who will continue to build on the strong foundation of the Duncanville Police Department. Together, let's make Duncanville a safer and stronger community!

T2 Professional Consulting is thrilled to partner with the City of Duncanville, Texas, to find an exceptional leader to serve as the next Fire Chief. We are looking for a dynamic individual who can lead with integrity, foster community trust, and drive innovative fire and emergency services strategies.

🔥 Position Overview:

The Fire Chief will serve as the executive manager and commander of the fire department, overseeing all aspects of fire administration, prevention, suppression, and life support activities. This leader will play a crucial role in developing policies, managing budgets, responding to major incidents, and fostering a culture of safety and continuous improvement.

Join us in making a significant impact on public safety and community trust in Duncanville. If you are a dedicated leader with a passion for service and innovation, we want to hear from you!

🔗 Learn More and Apply Today

The Duncanville Arts Commission Presents a Juneteenth Pop-Up GalleryDuncanville, TX — The Duncanville Arts Commission is excited to announce the upcoming Juneteenth Pop-Up Gallery, which will take place from June 17 to June 23, 2024. The event will celebrate the rich history of Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States and Texas.

The Juneteenth Pop-Up Gallery, curated by Howard Brown of Howard Brown Design, Inc., will showcase the work of local artists, highlighting their creativity and talent. The gallery will feature a diverse range of artistic mediums and more. Attendees will be able to view unique pieces that reflect the beauty and diversity of the Duncanville community. Continued...

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