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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 Rachel Proctor
Councilmember Kay Brown-Patrick
Councilmember Nicole Raphiel
Councilmember Dick North 
Councilmember Candice Quarles
Councilmember Kenzie Moore III

 
DATE:  Tuesday, January 15, 2019


WORK SESSION:   6:00pm Council Conference Room


REGULAR SESSION:   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.
 
             
A.   WORK SESSION
 
 
1.   Review of Master Calendar of Events and Special Meetings
 
2.   Review of Regular Agenda items
 
3.   Presentation by the United States Census Bureau regarding the 2020 Census Click to View
 
4.   Discussion pertaining to Atmos Energy Corporation's Notice of Intent to Reduce Gas Utility Rates within the Incorporated Areas of the Mid-Tex Division.
 
B.   REGULAR SESSION - CALL TO ORDER
 
1.   Announcement of emergency procedures and exits: Fire Department
 
2.   Invocation by:  Pastor Josef Rasheed, CrossRoads Covenant Church
 
3.   Pledge of Allegiance led by:  Councilmember Kenzie Moore III
 
4.   Introduction of Ambassador: Chermaine Cole, Parks & Recreation Department
 
C.   PRESENTATIONS
 
1.   Presentation of Proclamation in recognition of School Board Recognition Month. Click to View
 
2.   Presentation of the December 2018 Monthly Financial Report Click to View
 
D.   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
 
a.   DeSoto City Council Special Meeting minutes dated December 10, 2018. Click to View
 
b.   DeSoto City Council Meeting minutes dated December 18, 2018 Click to View
 
c.   Domestic Violence Advisory Commission Meeting Minutes dated November 21, 2018 Click to View
 
2.   Other Items
 
a.   Consider confirmation of Delva King to the DeSoto Economic Development Corporation Board Click to View
 
b.   Consider confirmation of Debbie Hicks to the Keep DeSoto Beautiful Corporation  Click to View
 
c.   Consider confirmation of Brandi Johnson to the DeSoto, Texas Historical Foundation
 
d.   Consider a Resolution creating a Census 2020 Complete Count Committee for the purpose of planning and implementing local outreach efforts to increase community awareness and participation in the Census 2020 Click to View
 
e.   Consider an Ordinance abandoning the right-of-way (ROW) at the south end of Melody Lane, contingent upon a plat being filed for the proposed development. Click to View
 
f.   Consider the purchase of Sensus water meters of various sizes and Sensus Smart Point radios from Aqua-Metric Sales Company in the amount of $88,442.23 for Fiscal Year 2019. Click to View
 
E.   PUBLIC HEARINGS
 
1.   No items scheduled for this agenda.
 
F.   REGULAR AGENDA - New Business
 
1.   No items scheduled for this agenda.
 
G.   CITIZEN APPEARANCES
 
 
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.
 
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.   ADJOURNMENT OF REGULAR SESSION
 
J.   EXECUTIVE SESSION AND RESULTING POTENTIAL ACTION
 
1.   (a) The City Council will convene into Executive Session pursuant to Section 551.074, Personnel Matters, of the Texas Government Code, for the Semi-Annual Performance Review of the City Manager

(b) Action as a result of the Executive Session.
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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:  Friday, January 11, 2018 by 5:00 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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