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DeSoto City Council Meeting Agenda
City Council Conference Room and City Council Chamber
Jim Baugh Government Center
DeSoto City Hall       211 E. Pleasant Run Road
DeSoto, TX 75115    (972) 230-9646
Mayor Curtistene S. McCowan
Mayor Pro Tem Kenzie Moore III
Councilmember Kay Brown-Patrick
Councilmember Nicole Raphiel
Councilmember Andre' Byrd, Sr.
Councilmember Dinah Marks 
Councilmember Candice Quarles

 
DATE:  Tuesday, September 3, 2019


WORK SESSION:   6:00pm Council Conference Room


REGULAR SESSION:   7:00pm Council Chambers

(Executive Session immediately following Regular Session)
As authorized by Section 551.071(2) of the Texas Government Code, this meeting may be convened into closed Executive Session for the purpose of seeking confidential legal advice from the City Attorney on any agenda item listed herein.
 
             
A.   WORK SESSION
 
 
1.   Review of Master Calendar of Events and Special Meetings
 
2.   Review of Regular Agenda items
 
3.   Discussion of the User Fee Study. Click to View
 
4.   New City Councilmember Orientation Update. Click to View
 
B.   REGULAR SESSION - CALL TO ORDER
 
1.   Announcement of emergency procedures and exits: Fire Department
 
2.   Invocation
 
3.   Pledge of Allegiance led by:  Councilmember Nicole Raphiel
 
4.   Introduction of Ambassador:  Court Department
 
C.   PRESENTATIONS
No items for this agenda.
 
D.   CITIZEN APPEARANCES
 
 
The City Council invites citizens to address the Council on any topic not already scheduled for Public Hearing.  Citizens wishing to speak should complete a "Citizen Response Card" and present it to the City Secretary prior to the meeting.  Speakers are limited to 3 minutes.  In accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, the City Council cannot take action on items not listed on the agenda.  However, your concerns may be addressed by City Staff, placed on a future agenda, or responded to by some other course.
 
E.   CONSENT AGENDA
Items are listed on the Consent Agenda by the City Manager and are recommended to the City Council for single vote approval. An item( s) may be removed from the Consent Agenda for separate vote at the request of a Councilmember, the Mayor, or the City Manager.
 
 
1.   Approval of Minutes
 
1.   Other Items
 
a.   Consider confirmation of Marchello Eans to the Arts Commission. Click to View
 
b.   Consider confirmation of Roslyn Young to the Arts Commission. Click to View
 
c.   Consider confirmation of Nathaniel Harris to the DeSoto, Texas Historical Foundation. Click to View
 
d.   Consider confirmation of Gwendolyn Hunt to the Domestic Violence Advisory Commission. Click to View
 
e.   Consider designation of the Court Seal as the seal of the DeSoto Municipal Court. Click to View
 
f.   Consider an Ordinance of the City of DeSoto, Texas, amending the Code of Ordinances by amending Chapter 3 "Building Regulations: by amending article 3.100 titled "International Building Code" by adopting the 2018 edition of the International Building Code with amendments; by amending article 3.200 titled "International Plumbing Code" by adopting the 2018 edition of the International Plumbing Code with amendments; by amending article 3.300 titled "International Mechanical Code" by adopting the 2018 edition of the International Mechanical Code with amendments; by amending article 3.400 titled "National Electrical Code" by adopting the 2017 edition of the National Electrical Code and amendments; by deleting the current article 3.500 titled "Uniform Swimming Pool, Spa and Hot Tub Code" in its entirety and adding a new article 3.500 titled "2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code" by adopting the 2018 edition of the 2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code; by amending article 3.1600 titled "International Fuel Gas Code" by adopting the 2018 edition of the International Fuel Gas Code with amendments; by amending article 3.1700 titled "International Fire Code" by adopting the 2018 edition of the International Fire Code with amendments; by amending article 3.1800 titled "International Residential Code" by adopting the 2018 edition of the International Residential Code with amendments; by amending article 3.200 titled "Property Maintenance Code" by adopting the 2018 edition of the 2018 International Property Maintenance Code; by amending current article 3.2100 titled "Reserved" by adding a new article 3.2100 titled "International Existing Building Code" to adopt the 2018 edition of the International Existing Building Code with amendments. Click to View
 
F.   PUBLIC HEARINGS
 
1.   Conduct the Second Public Hearing on Proposed Tax Rate for Tax Year 2019. Click to View
 
2.   Conduct a Public Hearing on the Proposed Budget for FY 2019-2020 pursuant to Article VII of the City of DeSoto Charter. Click to View
 
3.   Conduct a Public Hearing and consider an Ordinance adopting the assessment rate for the Candle Meadow Public Improvement District (CMPID), the Five-Year Plan, a budget for FY 2019-2020, and levy a Special Assessment for 2019. Click to View
 
4.   Conduct a Public Hearing and consider an Ordinance adopting the assessment rate for the Stillwater Canyon Public Improvement District (SCPID), the Five-Year Plan, a budget for FY 2019-2020, and levy a Special Assessment for 2019. Click to View
 
G.   REGULAR AGENDA - New Business
 
1.   Consider Preliminary Plat P-320-19; Summit Parks, Phase Three. Located west of the alley serving Rainer Street, north of the alley serving Olympia Street and to the west side of Glacier Street and south of Whitney Street. Consisting of 59 residential  lots, 1 retail lot and 2 common area lots and containing 35.505 acres. Applicant and Property Owner: Blackstone Park, LLC.  Click to View
 
2.   Consider authorizing the Interim City Manager to execute a project change order in the amount of $37,392 to the Fuel Station Renovation Project, execute a professional services agreement with TSIT Services for the installation and monitoring of four wells as required from Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), and approve a budget amendment from Fund Balance in the amount of $37,392 for the Fuel Station Renovation Project. Click to View
 
3.   Consider authorizing the Interim City Manager to execute a construction contract with C. Green Scaping, LP and establish a total project budget in the amount of $331,969.35 for the Park Trail Extensions and Land Improvements Project.  Click to View
 
4.  
Consider authorizing the Interim City Manager to execute a Construction Services Agreement with Lookup Properties, Inc. in the amount of $90,088.67, and to establish a total project budget in the amount of $99,100 to provide remodeling services for the Town Center Administration Kitchen Renovation project.
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5.   Consider authorizing the Interim City Manager to execute a construction contract with Knight Erosion Control of Arlington, Texas in the amount of $251,270 for erosion mitigation on bridges and roadway projects and establish a total project budget in the amount of $275,000.  Click to View
 
H.   ITEMS OF COMMUNITY INTEREST
 
 
Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551. 0415 the City Council may report on the following items: ( 1) expression of thanks, congratulations or condolences; ( 2) information about holiday schedules; 3) recognition of individuals; ( 4) reminders about upcoming City Council events; ( 5) information about community events; and ( 6) announcements involving imminent threat to public health and safety.
 
I.   EXECUTIVE SESSION AND RESULTING POTENTIAL ACTION
 
1.   a.  The City Council will convene into Executive Session pursuant to Section 551.087 of the Texas Government Code; deliberation and discussion regarding economic development incentive for Project Germany.

b.  Action as a result of Executive Session.
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J.   ADJOURNMENT OF REGULAR SESSION
 
NOTICE OF ASSISTANCE AT THE PUBLIC MEETING

The building in which the above meeting will be conducted is wheelchair accessible.  Person with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and may require auxiliary aid or services such as readers or large print, or interpreters for persons who are deaf or hearing impaired, are requested to contact the Office of City Secretary at 972-230-9646 or by E-mail at  kmorris@desototexas.gov or by calling through a T.D.D. (Telecommunication Device for the Deaf) to Relay Texas 800-732-2989.


I, the undersigned authority, do hereby certify that this Notice of Meeting was posted in accordance with the regulations of the Texas Open meetings Act on the bulletin board located at the entrance to the City of DeSoto's Jim Baugh Government Center,
a place convenient and readily accessible to the general public as well as to the City's website www.desototexas.gov and said Notice was posted on the following date and time:  Thursday, August 29, 2019 by 6:00 P.M. and remained so posted at least two hours after said meeting was convened.


 





Kisha R. Morris-Perkins, City Secretary
       
DeSoto City Council Meeting are broadcast live in their entirety on DeSoto's City Website www.desototexas.gov Government Access Channel 16 available to Time Warner subscribers on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.  A taped broadcast is aired each day on Channel 16 at 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m., and 11:00 p.m. following the live broadcast.  Question regarding the broadcast schedules should be directed to Kathy Jones, Community relations Manager, at 972-230-9648. These taped broadcasts are also available to view on the City's website (www.desototexas.gov ) at your convenience. Questions regarding the Internet viewing of these meetings should be directed to the Office of the City Secretary at 972-230-9646.

    

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