Weekly Update: July 5, 2024
Posted on 07/05/2024
Weekly Update: July 5, 2024
  • A total of 1,973 single-family rental properties have been registered to date, with no new properties registered since the last update. Seventeen inspections have been completed since the previous update; seven passed, nine 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 July 2024, 221 Certificates of Occupancy have been re-issued.
  • This week, 123 Building inspections and 22 Health Inspections were conducted. The total amount of fees collected was $6,745.00.
  • This week, 62 permits were issued. 


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Events and Programming:

  • Summer Camp Week #5 – Monday through Friday, 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM
  • NXTPRO – Puma Basketball Tournament, three courts – Friday, 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM, Saturday, 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM; Sunday, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Masters League Adult Basketball League, three courts – Sunday, 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Next-up Youth Basketball League – Sunday, 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (postponed this week - will resume Sunday, July 14)


The Fire Department responded to 131 calls for service in the past seven days, which included:

  • Fires: 
    • 1 Passenger vehicle fire in Duncanville; 1 structure fire in Cedar Hill
  • EMS: 96
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents: 13, which included a 7-vehicle accident on I-20 on Monday, July 1

Congratulations to Firefighter/Paramedic Ken Carmona on his recent retirement. Ken served the City of Duncanville for 26 years and was a valued member of the Duncanville Fire Department. Best of luck with your retirement, Ken!

Interim Fire Chief Greg Chase with Retiring Firefighter/Paramedic Ken Carmona

The Police Department welcomes the public to access www.crimemapping.com for resources; citizens can sign up for crime alerts within their location's radius.
Citizens on Patrol volunteers handed out burglary report cards at Hilton Garden Inn
The Police Department’s Crime Prevention Office and Citizens on Patrol volunteers handed out burglary report cards at Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn, and Cash Saver Grocery Store. The Crime Prevention Officer also met with businesses and provided theft prevention literature to be placed at their front desks.

  • The Library Advisory Board needs your help. Please, take our SURVEY.
  • Patrons attended the All About Animals show on June 29. Participants saw a chinchilla, ferret, box turtle, sugar glider, walking stick insect, hedgehog, and tree frog.
  • The Seed Library is here! It is located at the Information Desk. Anyone may take some seed packets to plant at home. 
  • The Summer Reading Club program had 115 participants from June 27 to July 2.

Upcoming Events:

The Library has added a Little Free Fridge to our Pantry. The Pantry and the Fridge are open to anyone in need. Staff members can receive donations.


At the June 24 Duncanville Community and Economic Development meeting, members enjoyed dinner from Soul Circles Pizza Kitchen (215 West Camp Wisdom Road, Suite 4). Marlon Jackson and Sirr Rhodes of Soul Circles Pizza Kitchen are the first to craft this new pizzeria concept, which serves Italian favorites with a soulful twist inspired by their love of the South.

Business Retention visits are designed to let local business owners know that the Duncanville Community and Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) and the city are here to help with solutions and resources. Our primary goals are to listen and help find resources.  Our recent visits include: 

  • Rodeway Inn: 711 East Camp Wisdom Road
    • This is under new management; Mr. Patel is working to update the building and change this location's perception.
  • Hilton Garden Inn: 800 North Main Street
    • A consistent community partner; donated rooms for the entertainment for the 2024 City of Duncanville Red, White, and BBQ celebration
  • Osaki Sushi and Hibachi: 749 West Wheatland Road
    • Osaki Sushi and Hibachi Restaurant offers authentic and delicious tasting Japanese and Asian cuisine.  Osaki Sushi and Hibachi's convenient location and affordable prices make their restaurant a natural choice for dine-in or take-out meals in the Duncanville community. Their restaurant is known for its variety in taste and high-quality fresh ingredients. Please stop by and experience their friendly atmosphere and excellent service.
  • Music Lover’s Learning Center: 1115 South Main Street
    • Music Lover’s Learning Center offers private music instruction to help students improve their musical skills and develop character traits that build confidence and perseverance to reach personal goals. 
  • Jer-Z Jays Upscale Barbershop: 111 South Cedar Ridge Drive, Suite 109
    • Jer-Z Jay’s Upscale Barbershop provides a sophisticated yet family-friendly experience that other barbershops typically do not offer while maintaining premier grooming and barbering standards that satisfy customers.
  • Los Lupes Duncanville: 103 East Camp Wisdom Road
    • Los Lupes Duncanville offers a warm and inviting atmosphere, perfect for enjoying authentic Mexican cuisine in a welcoming setting on East Camp Wisdom Road.
  • 1 Stop Oil Shop: 741 West Wheatland Road
    • 1 Stop Oil Shop is a natural oils fragrance shop with a comprehensive range of products, including body butter, lotion, soap, shower gel, candles, car spray, house spray, and roll-on body oils, catering to various aromatic and skincare needs.

Certificates of Occupancy Applications Received – WEEKLY (EDC):  

New Occupancy:

  • Sweet Start Child Care:  534 East Wheatland Road
  • Ollie’s Bargain Outlet:  410 East Camp Wisdom Road

Certificates of Occupancy - Certificates Issued – WEEKLY (EDC):  

New Occupancy:

  • T-Shirt Sales Printing and More:  603 East Highway 67, Suite 119

City Special Events

  • Wristbands for Red, White, and BBQ (Barbecue) are available at the Recreation Center
  • VIP packets are available at the Hilton Garden Inn/Duncanville.
  • 32 vendors are registered; 11 are food 
  • 31 BBQ Competitors
  • One (1) potential alcohol vendor

Other Upcoming Events:

The City Council and the Duncanville Community and Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) are planning a joint meeting on July 30, 2024, to view the collaborative space at Wheatland Plaza.

West Nile Virus (WNV) Samples Results

June 11, 2024 - Negative

June 18, 2024 - Negative

June 25, 2024 - Negative

July 3, 2024 - Negative


Accounting & Reporting – Week of June 27 – July 3: 

  • Electronic Funds Transfer Payments: 25 invoices were processed, totaling $521,240.74.


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

The following employees have been promoted:

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.

Shoppers at the Senior Center's Rummage Sale

Last month, the D.L. Hopkins Jr. Senior Center Share and Care Advisory Group held its annual fundraising benefit Rummage Sale. Seniors and community members explored the sale, delighting in searching for hidden treasures. Some items for sale were vintage trinkets, household goods, baked goods, and raffle tickets for special items. More than $1200 was raised for shirts for seniors, additional case-by-case needs, and other events. 

Upcoming Events:


  • Summer athletic field maintenance has begun at all athletic facilities and includes fertilizing playing surfaces, repairing pitching mounds, top dressing low surfaces, and applying chemical pesticides.
  • Continued Kidsville Splash Pad maintenance in preparation for the Red, White & BBQ celebration.
  • Received additional chlorine for the Kidsville Splash Pad for the Red, White & BBQ celebration. 
  • Crews have begun reinstalling tables around the Kidsville Splash Pad.
  • Irrigation systems valves at various facilities have been repaired. 
  • Crews performed flower bed maintenance at multiple facilities and median beds.
  • Down trees were removed at Harrington, Lakeside, Pyburn, and Rotary Parks.
  • Park repairs were conducted at the Kidsville Splash Pad, Lakeside Park East, and Harrington Park.
  • Staff assisted the Sanitation Department with residential brush removal at 36 residential properties.
  • Crews performed cleanup at Cockrell Hill / I-20 Underpass
  • Staff participated in the amenity giveaway at the KIPP school off Camp Wisdom
Lakeside Park Fountain


  • Porter Service contractors began cleaning the Armstrong Park restroom to help mediate the increased usage at the facility after business hours.
  • The Lakeside Park Fountain has been repaired. 
  • Staff managed Smith Tree Contractor to remove trees at Harrington Park and Lions Park
  • Crews managed Good Earth, Inc. mowing Contractors' schedule

Recreation Center

Pickleball Youth Camp

Pickleball Youth Camp – Monday, July 29, Wednesday, July 31, & August 2, 2024 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

This is a three-day camp for youth ages 5 to 16. Participants will learn the basics of the game, e.g., the court lines and rules, information on a single or double play, technique, scoring, etc. Coach Richard and Councilmember Mr. Jeremy Koontz will also assist with coaching. The camp will occur during our regular pickleball hours - Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning. This is a FREE event with limited space available.

Contact the Recreation Center at (972) 780-5070 for more information.

Planning and Zoning

Items scheduled for the July 8th Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting

  • Specific Use Permit (SUP) request for “Banquet or Event Center” at 119 East Danieldale Road.
    • August 6 City Council Meeting
      • (Discussion) SUP request for “School, Primary or Secondary (Private)” at 323 West Wheatland Road.
        • Recommended for approval at the June 3rd Planning & Zoning Commission meeting; staff is bringing back this item.
        • July 16th City Council meeting

Items scheduled for the July 16th City Council Meeting

  • SUP request for “School, Primary or Secondary (Private)” at 323 West Wheatland Road.
    • Recommended for approval at the June 3rd Planning & Zoning Commission meeting; staff is bringing back this item to the July 8, 2024, Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.

New & Potential Projects

  • Proposed New Development at 518 East Highway 67
    • The proposed project has moved forward to the building permit stage; the building permit was issued on 12/18/2023.
    • Owners have applied for a certificate of occupancy and will receive it once all inspections have been completed.
  • 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.
    • Civil Engineers 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.
    • Civil Engineers 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.
  • Proposed New Development at 1411 North Duncanville Road
    • Replat (Final Version) submitted on June 13th, 2024.
    • Replat request scheduled for July 8th, 2024, Planning & Zoning Commission meeting.
  • Proposed New Development at 515 West Center Street
    • The applicant was approved for a special exception to allow six (6) additional accessory structures by the Zoning Board of Adjustment on March 28, 2024.
    • The applicant has not yet submitted the building permit applications for accessory structures.
  • Proposed New Development at the Corner of Cockrell Hill Road & Danieldale Road)
    • Applicant was scheduled for the June 3rd, 2024, Planning & Zoning Commission meeting for Planned Development (PD) request; item was removed from agenda; future date to be determined.
  • Proposed New Development at 1430 South Main Street
    • Applicant met with staff on September 5th, 2023.
    • Applicant has been continuously working with staff on plans.
    • Planned Development application submitted on April 3rd, 2024.
    • Applicant met with staff on June 10th, 2024.
    • The applicant is currently working on revisions and additional needed plans.


  • 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 March 6.
    • Statement of Qualifications due March 26, 2024 at 2:00 PM
    • Evaluations were completed, and three (3) firms have been selected. The committee will soon be scheduling interviews and selecting a firm. Once the firm is selected, the decision will be brought forth to the Planning and Zoning Commission for approval
  • Short-Term Rental Registration
    • Five (5) Properties were granted a Specific Use Permit by the City Council in July of 2022. One (1) of the five (5) properties are no longer operating as a short-term rental.
    • Four (4) properties were mailed a certified final notice from the Building Official on December 18th, 2023.
    • One (1) property was mailed a final notice from the Planning Division on January 19th, 2024.
    • Two (2) properties were mailed an initial notice from the Planning Division on January 19th, 2024.
  • Temporary Workforce Housing Program
    • Three (3) properties were granted a Specific Use Permit by the City Council on May 21, 2024.


Street Division

  • Drainage inlet baskets on W. Danieldale Road have been cleaned.
  • The fallen tree on Rita Lane has been removed.
  • Crews repaired potholes in the alley behind Rowe Avenue and Ridge Crest Drive.
  • Street repairs were conducted on Freeman Street, Ridge Crest Drive, and Cardinal Creek Drive.
  • Crews poured concrete sidewalks on Amelia Street, Hastings Street, and Morning Dove Drive.
  • Overgrown tree branches at the drainage headwall were trimmed and removed on Jewel Street and S. Cockrell Hill Road.

Utilities Division 

  • Water usage was 68,934,200 gallons (MG) during this reporting period, June 24 – June 30, 2024, up from 53,044,000 MG the previous week. The daily peak water demand occurred on Saturday, June 29, 2024, when 11,039,000 MG of water was used. There was 0.0 inches of precipitation during this period. There was an estimated 431,045 gallons of water loss.

CIP Construction

  • Ten Mile Creek Embankment and Drainage Improvements
    • Stoic Construction has completed 75% of the wall at Site 2 and completed row 1 at Site 1.

  • Wren Avenue and Oriole Boulevard Water Main Replacement I-20 Aerial Crossing
    • The aerial crossing is being insulated, and the project is nearing completion.

  • Softwood Drive Sanitary Sewer Aerial Crossing Repair
    • Crews await the beam delivery.

Other Construction

Texas Department of Transportation TxDOT) I-20 Construction Cockrell Hill Road to Hampton Road TxDOT is constructing new service roads and ramps from Cockrell Hill Road in Duncanville to Hampton Road 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 Road 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.

TxDOT Project Tracker - The U-Turn construction at US67 and Cockrell Hill is part of a larger project along I-20 (Control Section Job #237404085)

AT&T is installing the new fiber network (roughly 400 miles of the fiber is to be installed) in the Harrington Park area.

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