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 Rachel Proctor
Councilmember Virgil Helm
Councilmember D. Lockhart Jones
Councilmember Dick North 
Councilmember Candice Quarles
Councilmember Kenzie Moore III
DATE:  Tuesday, December 19, 2017

6:00pm - Council Conference Room

6:30pm - Reception Room

7:00pm Council Chambers
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.
1.   Review of Master Calendar of Events and Special Meetings
2.   Review of Regular Agenda items
3.   Discussion of a Resolution Authorizing the Mayor to review, approve and sign the Southwest Regional Emergency Management Plan for the City of DeSoto.
4.   Discuss and consider proposed language to be added to the City Charter regarding Council compensation.
1.   Announcement of emergency procedures and exits: Fire Department
2.   Invocation by:  Pastor Curt Krohn, Faith Bible Church
3.   Pledge of Allegiance led by:  Councilmember Dick North
4.   Introduction of Ambassador:  Lt. Melissa Franks, Police Department
1.   Presentation of Proclamation in honor of Denise Valentine Click to View
2.   Presentation of Life Saving Awards to members of the DeSoto Fire Department Click to View
3.   Presentation of Certificates of Appreciation to members of the 2017 Charter Review Commission Click to View
4.   Presentation of Award Certificates to City Employees commended through the FY2017 Employee Recognition Program
5.   Presentation of the November 2017 Monthly Financial Report Click to View
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
a.   DeSoto Arts Commission Meeting minutes dated October 16, 2017 Click to View
b.   DeSoto Arts Commission Meeting minutes dated November 6, 2017 Click to View
c.   DeSoto, Texas Historical Foundation Board Meeting minutes dated July 12, 2017 Click to View
d.   DeSoto, Texas Historical Foundation Board Meeting minutes dated September 7, 2017 Click to View
e.   DeSoto, Texas Historical Foundation Board Meeting minutes dated November 2, 2017 Click to View
2.   Other Items
a.   Consider a Resolution authorizing the Mayor to review and approve the Southwest Regional Emergency Management Plan for the City of DeSoto
b.   Consider approval to purchase a new Trackhoe Excavator from RDO Equipment Company for equipment identified in the FY 2018 Vehicle Replacement Program Click to View
c.   Consider the resignation of DeSoto City Councilmember, Deshaundra Lockhart Jones, from the DeSoto City Council Place 3, as a result of her filing for State Representative House District 109 seat on December 4, 2017 Click to View
F.   REGULAR AGENDA - New Business
1.   Consider an Ordinance ordering a Special Election to fill the unexpired term for Place 3 on the City Council; providing notice of the Special Election and Early Voting dates; providing for polling places; authorizing the Mayor to execute contracts for election services; and providing other matters incident and relating to the Special Election Click to View
2.   Consider the purchase of Sensus water meters of various sizes and Sensus Smart Point radios from Aqua-Metric Sales Company, in the amount of $93,371.28 for Fiscal Year 2018. Click to View
3.   Consider the approval of the DeSoto Arts Commission recommendations for funding of Arts Grants for FY2018 Click to View
G.   REGULAR AGENDA - Old Business
  No items scheduled for this agenda.
The Citizen Appearances portion of the Agenda is an opportunity for the public to address the City Council on any subject. However, in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, the City Council cannot discuss issues raised or make any decision at this time. Issues raised may be referred to City Staff for research and possible future action.
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.
1.   1.  The City Council will convene into Executive Session pursuant to Section 551.087 (2) of the Texas Government Code to discuss and consider approval of the economic development incentives with Glory Place Capital, LLC.

2.  The City Council will convene into Executive Session pursuant to Section 551.072 of the Texas Government Code to discuss and consider approval for the following purchase of properties generally located (i) within the northeast quadrant of Pleasant Run Road; and (ii) within the southwest quadrant of the City.

3.  The City Council will convene into Executive Session pursuant to Section 551.072 of the Texas Government Code to discuss and consider approval for the sale of property generally located within the southwest quadrant of Pleasant Run Road

4.  Action resulting from Executive Session.
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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 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 and said Notice was posted on the following date and time:  Friday, December 15, 2017 by 6:00 P.M. and remained so posted at least two hours after said meeting was convened.


Kisha R. Morris, City Secretary
DeSoto City Council Meeting are broadcast live in their entirety on DeSoto's City Website 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 ( ) 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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