Weekly Update: June 21, 2024
Posted on 06/21/2024
Weekly Update: June 21, 2024


The Fire Department responded to 125 calls for service in the past seven days, which included:

  • Fires: 2
    • 1 vehicle fire and 1 construction debris fire in Duncanville
  • Emergency Medical Services: 87
    • Motor Vehicle Accidents: 10

The Emergency Management Division welcomes Raine Maner to complete a summer internship for the University of North Texas Emergency Management degree program; Lauren Sanchez and Raqheal Payne attended an Active Shooter Full-Scale Exercise in Waxahachie, attended a Lancaster ISD Active Shooter tabletop exercise; and the team also conducted the State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry (STEAR) Wellness Check registry contact test for all four cities; Lauren recorded a Desoto In-Depth Facebook Live video on Emergency Management topics.



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.

  • Our Evidence Department was in possession of 32 unclaimed bicycles that no longer had evidentiary value; the Senior Evidence Technician conducted research and located Bikes for Tykes, Inc. Bikes for Tykes is a non-profit organization that repairs and delivers bicycles to children in the D/FW area and other Countries.

  • Recruit Mariana Barbosa graduated from the Regional Police Academy.

  • The Department began a department-wide Emergency Vehicle Operations Course. A big thank you to our Training and Personnel Division for leading this enormous undertaking.


Accounting & Reporting – Week of June 13 – June 19: 

  • Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Payments: 58 invoices were processed, totaling $85,516.69.


The Library’s Summer Reading Club programming continues! 

This week's highlights are:

  • This week, the Library hosted the Dallas Zoo for Summer Reading Club and delighted 128 attendees with many amazing animals.
  • The Summer Reading Camp program had 295 participants from June 15 to June 20.
  • The Best Southwest Library Consortium welcomed 334 participants this week.

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.
There are two new Curiosity Kits for checkout. Each kit has books and other materials on a specific topic. One of the latest kits is Geocaching, and the other is Birding. The other two kits are Hearth Health and Tarot.



Staff assisted the Neighborhood Services and Sanitation departments on various cleanups.

Duncanville Fieldhouse

Upcoming Events:

  • Summer Camp Week 3 – Monday through Friday, 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Marquees Bell & Friends Cheer & Football Camp, six courts – Friday, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM 
  • Summer Camp June Showcase, three courts – Friday, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • IBJJ Jiu Jitsu Tournament, three courts – Saturday, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM  
  • Masters League Adult Basketball Tournament, three courts ––Saturday, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Sunday, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM 
  • United League Basketball Camp, three courts – Sunday, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM 
  • Next-up Youth BB 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

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. 

2024 Red, White, & BBQ

Red, White & BBQ – Thursday, July 4 – Saturday, July 6, 2024
The City of Duncanville warmly invites you to join our community for a star-spangled celebration at the annual Red, White, and BBQ event from July 4 to July 6 at Armstrong Park (100 James Collins Blvd., Duncanville, TX). This three-day extravaganza, sanctioned by the Champions Barbecue Alliance, promises an exciting Independence Day weekend filled with festivities for all ages. Duncanville aims to provide a vibrant community celebration for Independence Day, bringing together families and friends to enjoy great food, live entertainment, and festive activities.

Cruel Summer Performing at Red, White, & BBQ

Wristbands are required. Entry wristbands are available at the Duncanville Recreation Center (201 James Collins Blvd.).

Youth Pickleball

Pickleball Youth Camp – Monday, July 29, Wednesday, July 31, & August 2, 2024 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
This is a 3-day camp for youth ages 5 to 16 years of age. 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, along with Councilmember Mr. Jeremy Koontz, will also be involved in assisting 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.

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


This week in Economic Development:

  • Staff developed a Business Retention Team to visit local businesses and address owner concerns.
  • Implemented a strategic plan for the Fieldhouse to become a more integral part of economic development
  • Seeking ideas and participants for a city-wide podcast highlighting businesses, citizens, events, and city departments.
  • The City Council approved a Resolution allowing for beer and wine to be available for sale on July 5 and 6 during the Red, White, and BBQ celebration at Armstrong Park

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.

Certificates of Occupancy Applications Received – June 6 – June 12, 2024

New Business:

  • Clinica Hispana Quick Care: 408 E. Camp Wisdom Rd., Suite B

New Occupancy:

  • Shonufkrafty T-Shirts and More: 316 N. Main Street
  • Special Occasions by Angelina: 204 S. Main Street., Suite #101
  • Hot Point Store: 603 E. Hwy 67, Suite #109
  • FM Auto Sale: 706 E. Red Bird Ln., Suite #113
  • Carter Medical Equipment and Signing Station Notary Services: 205 E. Camp Wisdom Rd., Suite B
  • Options Real Estate: 544 E. Wheatland Rd.

Certificates of Occupancy - Certificates Issued – June 6 – June 12, 2024

Change of Ownership:

  • Parkwood Plaza Townhomes: 713 W. Center Street

New Occupancy:

  • Angelic Beats, Inc.: 550 N. Main Street., Suite #522
  • Gina’s Gift & Vintage Boutique: 408 E. Wheatland Rd.

Special Events

  • Wristbands for Red, White, and BBQ (Barbecue) are available at the Recreation Center
  • We have 29 vendors registered and 7 BBQ (Barbecue) Competitors


Event Applications:


  • Rachel Edwards – Duncanville Band Boosters – July 3rd – Lakeside Park

Upcoming Events:

  • Saturday, June 29, 2024: Family Reunion Picnic | Williams Family | Armstrong Park
  • Saturday, July 13, 2024: Sidewalk Sale and Charity Collection Event | Knick Knacks | Knick Knacks
  • Saturday, July 20, 2024: Duncan Switch Street Market | Chamber of Commerce | Main Street


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.
    • July 16th City Council Meeting

Items scheduled for the July 16th City Council Meeting

  • Specific Use Permit (SUP) request for “Banquet or Event Center” at 119 East Danieldale Road.
  • SUP request for “School, Primary or Secondary (Private)” at 323 West Wheatland Road.
    • Recommended for approval at the June 3rd Planning & Zoning Commission meeting

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.


  • 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 2:00 PM.

Short-Term Rental Registration

  • Five (5) Properties were granted a Specific Use Permit by the City Council since 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

  • Crews removed fallen trees from the Right-of-Way on Roundtop Blvd., Oriole Blvd., and Carder St.
  • Crews poured concrete for utility cut repairs on Royal Ave. and E. Cherry St.
  • A drainage culvert on N. Cedar Ridge Dr. has been repaired.
  • Crews removed trash bags from the roadway on W. Wheatland Rd., E. of Clark Rd.
  • Crews assisted with barricades and cones at the DuncanSwitch weekend event.
  • Vehicle parts and other debris were removed from the roadway and median on E. Camp Wisdom Rd.
  • Crews repaired potholes on N Cedar Ridge Dr.

Utilities Division 

  • Water usage was 49.4478 million gallons (MG) during this reporting period, June 10 – June 16, 2024, up from 45.4582 MG the previous week. The daily peak water demand occurred on Thursday, June 13, 2024, when 9.6306 MG of water was used. There was 0.53 inches of precipitation during this period. There was an estimated 527,332 gallons of water loss.
    CIP Construction

CIP Construction

  • Oriole Sidewalk Improvements
    • The area north of I-20 is 90% complete. 
  • Ten Mile Creek Embankment and Drainage Improvements
    • Stoic Construction continues working on sites 1 and 2; the project is progressing well.
  • Wren Ave. and Oriole Blvd. Water Main Replacement I-20 Aerial Crossing
    • Insulation for the water main on the utility bridge is scheduled to begin next week. 
  • Softwood Dr. Sanitary Sewer Aerial Crossing Repair
    • Crews are awaiting beam delivery. The Trinity River Authority manhole has been tapped for a new entry point. This was inspected by the Trinity River Authority and passed inspection.

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. Fifteen inspections have been completed since the previous update; nine passed, six failed, and none 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 June 2024, 206 Certificates of Occupancy have been re-issued.
  • This week, 85 Building inspections and 14 Health Inspections were conducted. The total amount of fees collected was $22,378.64.
  • This week, 81 permits were issued


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

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!

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Duncanville, 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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