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, February 5, 2019

EXECUTIVE SESSION: 6:00 Council Conference Room
(There will be no work session)

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.
1.   1.  The City Council will convene into Executive Session pursuant to Section 551.074, Personnel Matters, of the Texas Government Code, for the Annual Performance Review of the City Attorney.

2.  The City Council will convene into Executive Session pursuant to Section 551.074, Personnel Matters, of the Texas Government Code, to discuss the duties and compensation of the City Secretary.
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2.   Action as a result of the Executive Sessions.
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 Kay Brown-Patrick
4.   Introduction of Ambassador:  Shelby Page, Public Utilities Department
1.   Presentation of Proclamation in recognition of Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. Click to View
2.   Presentation of Proclamation in recognition of African American History Month 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.   City Council Meeting Minutes dated January 15, 2019. Click to View
b.   Domestic Violence Advisory Commission Meeting Minutes dated December 19, 2018 Click to View
c.   DeSoto, Texas Historical Foundation Meeting Minutes dated October 4, 2018 Click to View
d.   DeSoto, Texas Historical Foundation Meeting Minutes dated November 1, 2018 Click to View
e.   DeSoto, Texas Historical Foundation Meeting Minutes dated December 6, 2018 Click to View
f.   Planning and Zoning Meeting minutes dated October 23, 2019. Click to View
2.   Other Items
a.   Consider approval of the Fiscal Year 2019 Texas State Library & Archives Commission Impact Grant #IMP-19003 in the amount of $9,874. Click to View
b.   Consider approval of the Fiscal Year 2019 Texas State Library & Archives Commission Impact Grant #IMP-19011 in the amount of $8,038. Click to View
c.   Consider approval of the Fiscal Year 2019 Texas State Library & Archives Commission Impact Grant #IMP-19019 in the amount of $9,949. Click to View
d.   Consider a Resolution requesting the members of the 86th Legislative Session of the State of Texas support legislation that provides stewardship, health and well being, and connectivity for local and state parks.  Click to View
e.   Consider an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of DeSoto ordering a General and Special Election to be held on May 4, 2019 in the City of DeSoto for the purpose of electing a Mayor (Place 1), Councilmember Place 3 and Councilmember Place 5; ordering a Special Election for Councilmember Place 4; designating polling places; ordering notices of election to be given; authorizing the Mayor to execute a Joint Election Agreement and Election Services Contract with Dallas County Elections Department; providing a repealing clause; providing a severability clause; and providing for an effective date Click to View
1.   Consider Zoning Case Z-1392-18; a change in zoning from Light Industrial to Planned Development-139 (PD-139) to allow a Commercial Trade School on the property in question, and adopting Ordinance. The property is located on the west side of Kestrel Avenue and approximately 170 feet north of Seahawk Drive; consisting of one (1) lot and containing one (1) acre. Applicant and property owner is Rod Franklin. Click to View
2.   Consider Zoning Case Z-1390-18; a requested change in zoning from Single Family-20 (SF-20) to General Retail (GR), and adopting Ordinance. The property is located at the northwest corner of the Belt Line Road and Westmoreland Road intersection; consisting of one (1) lot and containing approximately 1.016 acres. Applicant: Mathew Williamson; Property Owner: James M. Caldwell. Click to View
F.   REGULAR AGENDA - New Business
1.   Consider an Ordinance amending the Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Adopted Budget. Click to View
2.   Consider Preliminary Plat P-315-18; Cole Crossing Estates. Located east of Westmoreland Road and approximately 640 feet south of Parkerville Road, consisting of sixty-six (66) lots and containing 23.89 acres. Applicant: Tareq El-Sadi; Property Owner: Suresh Shridharani. Click to View
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.

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, February 1, 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 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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