On The Proposed Homestead Exemption

I respectfully request the Duncanville City Council postpone consideration of the homestead exemption for the following reasons: Governor Abbott is committed to and working hard to bring significant tax relief to taxpayers. The Governor, Lieutenant Governor and the Speaker of the House are working together to bring property relief seven times larger than the proposed …

Sanitation Service

Recently the Duncanville City Council held a briefing session.  Several topics were discussed, including the garbage pick up service currently provided by Republic Services.  The current contract expires in September of this year.  The briefing is attached.  I am in favor in continuing the current sanitation service because there are a number of homes in …

City of Duncanville Weekly Activities 18Jan2019

Police Department – Several department members, including Chief Robert Brown, Lieutenant Matt Stogner; Sergeant Chris Freis and Officers Darius Williams and Doug Sisk, supported the Leadership Southwest Law Enforcement Day at the Duncanville Fieldhouse this week. The officers covered several topics, including Active Shooter. Chief Brown participated in a Chief’s Roundtable discussion with area police …

Storm Clouds Gathering?

Governor Greg Abbott's Tax Initiative In the upcoming session of the Texas Legislature, Governor Greg Abbott proposes a revision to the current property tax rollback requirement for Texas cities.  The current rollback requirement is 8%.  Basically, cities can levy a tax rate in the budget process that will not generate more than 8% property tax …

Duncanville City Council Agenda 16Sept2018 Item 4 of 4

MEETING: City Council - September 18, 2018 TITLE: Consider an Ordinance of the City of Duncanville, Texas, Levying Ad Valorem Taxes for the Year 2018 at a rate of $0.748447 per one hundred dollars ($100.00) assessed valuation on all taxable property within the Corporate limits of the City as of January 1, 2018, to provide …

Duncanville City Council Agenda 16Sept2018 Item 3 of 4

MEETING: City Council - September 18, 2018 TITLE: Consider an Ordinance of the City of Duncanville, Texas, approving and adopting a budget for the City for the Fiscal Year October 1, 2018, through September 30, 2019; providing that expenditures for said Fiscal Year shall be made in accordance with said Budget. BACKGROUND/HISTORY: As required by …

Duncanville City Council Agenda 16Sept2018 Item 2 of 4

MEETING: City Council - September 18, 2018 TITLE: Consider a Resolution authorizing purchase #18-110 for a grapple/brush truck from Southwest International Trucks, Inc. through The Local Government Purchasing Cooperative (Buy Board) Contract #521-16 in the expenditure amount of $182,504.18. BACKGROUND/HISTORY: The Equipment Services Division of the Public Works Department reviews the Fleet Rotation Schedule annually …

Duncanville City Council Agenda 16Sept2018 Item 1 of 4

MEETING: City Council - September 18, 2018 TITLE: Consider approval of a Resolution approving the terms and conditions of Amendment No. 1 to the Dallas County Dallas Area Household Hazardous Waste Network Interlocal Agreement to coordinate the planning and implementation of a Hazardous Waste Collection Program for October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019, for …