Weekly Update: May 31, 2024
Posted on 05/31/2024
Weekly Update: May 31, 2024


The Fire Department responded to 200 calls for service in the past seven days, which included:

  • Fires: 7
    • 1 cooking fire in Duncanville, 2 building fires in Cedar Hill, 1 fire in Duncanville (A/C wires), 1 vehicle fire in Duncanville, 2 grass fires in Duncanville
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS): 89
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents: 13
  • Power Lines Down: 50
Lacey Freeman and Kevin Bragg contacted Duncanville residents registered as “medically fragile” on the State of Emergency Assistance Registry (STEAR) list to ensure they didn’t require assistance after the recent storms.


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.

  • On Tuesday, May 21, and Wednesday, May 22, Feed the Force served meals to Police Officers and professional staff.
  • The Dallas County Sheriff’s Department and Duncanville Police Department held the annual Fire Truck pull benefiting Special Olympics. Thank you to everyone who came out, attended, and donated.


Accounting & Reporting – Week of May 23 – May 29: 

Electronic Funds Transfer Payments: 76 invoices were processed, totaling $461,443.92.



May 2024 Storm Cleanup

  • Staff participated in this year’s Special Olympics Fire Truck Pull.
  • Crews assisted with this year’s Memorial Day celebration.
  • Prepared Alexander Softball Complex for a weekend tournament.
  • Resolved vandalism at Lakeside Park restroom.
  • Crews installed Kidsville Spire Signs.
  • Staff continue to maintain Splashpad operations.
  • Crews conducted tree maintenance at various locations impacted by recent storms.
  • Splash Pad vandalism repairs have been completed.
  • The Waterview fountain has been repaired.
  • The Keep Duncanville Beautiful Board will host the Keep Texas Waterways Clean Community Cleanup event on Saturday, June 1, at the Charles F. Ladd Nature Preserve from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Keep Texas Waterways Clean Community Clean-Up

Special Projects:

  • Contractors performed work at Harrington Park Gate.
  • Staff oversaw Pest application results at Lakeside Pond.
  • Staff is working with contractors to resolve Lakeside Pond Fountain and Waterview Pond Fountain issues.
  • Crews are trimming trees and shrubs along the Main Street corridor.
  • Managed mowing contractors
  • Worked with Oncor
  • Due to the storms this week, the contractor installing the fencing for the parking lot at the Charles F. Ladd Nature Preserve will be delayed until next week.

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:

  • Garland Church of Christ All-day lock-in, three courts – Monday, 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM 
  • Urban Basketball Tournament, six courts – Friday, 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Saturday, 9:00 AM 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 Update: Effective immediately, from 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

Memorial Day Ceremony Recap
Memorial Day Ceremony Recap –Veterans, family members of veterans, Duncanville police officers and firefighters, scouts, and members of the  American Legion Post 81 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7843 (VFW) were present for the annual event. Mayor Greg Contreras welcomed participants and shared the many thanks from the City of Duncanville to all veterans for their service in the military. After the event, the American Legion Post 81 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7843 (VFW) opened their doors to serve hot dogs, hamburgers, and soft drinks.

 Pure Blend

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 


Certificates of Occupancy Applications Received – May 23 – 30, 2024

New Occupancy:

  • Peak Hire Staffing: 107 N. Cedar Ridge Dr., Suite #107
  • Unfiltered by Taye: 1019 S. Main St., Suite #128

Change of Ownership:

  • Center Ridge Apartments: 700 W. Center St.

Change of Location:

  • Special Occasions by Angelina: 204 Main St., Suite #101

Certificates of Occupancy - Certificates Issued – May 23 – 30, 2023

Change of Ownership:

  • Tepas, LLC: 315 W. Camp Wisdom Rd.

New Occupancy:

  • Wellness First Urgent Care: 310 S. Clark Rd., Suite D
  •  Centro Familiar Cristiano de Dallas: 734 Cavan Rd.
  •  Saxon’s Styles Barbershop: 101 W. Camp Wisdom Rd., Suite C


Street Division

  • Crews poured concrete on Power Dr. and Alexander Ave., replacing damaged concrete and N. Main St. for a utility street repair.
  • The storm drainage cover has been replaced at City Hall.
  • Three utility drainage locates were marked at various locations throughout the city.
  • Crews cleaned headwalls and removed debris on W. Camp Wisdom Rd., W. Wheatland Rd., and Cedar Hill Rd.
  • Fallen trees have been cut and removed throughout the City in response to damage incurred from the severe storms on Tuesday, May 28.

Utilities Division

  • Water usage was 42.9138 million gallons (MG) during this reporting period, May 20-26, 2024, up from 41.7316 MG the previous week. The daily peak water demand occurred on Thursday, May 23, 2024, when 7.81 MG of water was used. There was 0.2 inches of precipitation during this period.

Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Construction

Oriole Sidewalk Improvements

  • City Council awarded the contract for sidewalk improvements throughout the Oriole Blvd. corridor between E. Camp Wisdom Rd. to E. Fairmeadows Dr. to Meca Construction LLC on April 16, 2024. Staff held the preconstruction meeting with the contractor on Friday, May 3rd. The project commenced on May 13 on Oriole Blvd. at E. Fairmeadows Dr.
  • Meca Construction has begun pouring roadway and sidewalk sections.

Ten Mile Creek Embankment and Drainage Improvements

  • The current storm system has hampered the work at sites 1 and 2.

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

  • Bacteriological testing is to be redone 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. Seven inspections have been completed since the previous update; six passed, one failed, and zero were 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 May 2024, 174 Certificates of Occupancy have been re-issued.
  • This week, 69 Building inspections and 10 Health Inspections were conducted. The total amount of fees collected was $15,485.61.
  • This week, 71 permits were issued. 


Neighborhood Services completed abatements at the following locations:

  • Hopkins Avenue
  • Freeman Street
  • Deer Ridge Drive
  • Cedar Ridge (three properties)
  • Cliffcrest Drive
  • Camp Wisdom Road (two properties)
  • Brookside Drive


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!

🔗 Learn More and Apply Today

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!

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Duncanville Conducts Post-Storm Operations and Shares Updates and Resources for Those Impacted

Early on Tuesday, May 28, 2024, rain and destructive winds moved through Duncanville, Texas. Many residents emerged from their homes without electricity to find fallen trees and branches. Even Duncanville City Hall was not immune to power outages that hit the city. However, during and after the storm, city staff jumped into action, responding to calls and clearing streets. Continued...

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