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, March 5, 2019

WORK SESSION:   6:00pm Council Conference Room

REGULAR SESSION:   7:00pm Council Chambers
(Executive Session 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.
1.   Review of Master Calendar of Events and Special Meetings
2.   Review of Regular Agenda items
3.   Discussion of proposed City Council Policies and Procedures Click to View
4.   Discussion of the 2018 International Building Codes Click to View
5.   Discussion of Facial Recognition Software in the amount of $150,000 for 5 years as a Service Master Subscription Agreement between NEC Corporation of America and the City of DeSoto Click to View
1.   Announcement of emergency procedures and exits: Fire Department
2.   Invocation by:  Pastor Rodney Singleton, Windsor Park Baptist Church
3.   Pledge of Allegiance led by:  Mayor Pro Tem Rachel Proctor
4.   Introduction of Ambassador:  Yvonne Thompson, Dispatch Department
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 February 5, 2019 Click to View
b.   Arts Commission Meeting minutes dated  December 3, 2018 Click to View
c.   Arts Commission Meeting minutes dated January 7, 2019 Click to View
d.   Planning and Zoning Commission meeting minutes dated January 8, 2019 Click to View
2.   Other Items
a.   Consider confirmation of Linda Ross to the Keep DeSoto Beautiful Corporation Click to View
b.   Consider the purchase of Nine (9) Network Switches from CDW Government, LLC (“CDW-G”) for a total cost of $66,365. Click to View
c.   Consider authorizing a $39,696.68 increase to the contract amount for Anderson Asphalt and Concrete Paving, LLC, for a total amended contract amount of $833,630.28, and maintain a total project budget in the amount of $861,417 for the 2018 Street Reconstruction Project. Click to View
1.   Consider Zoning Case Z-1393-19; a change in zoning from Single Family-9 (SF-9) to Office-2 (O-2); and adopting Ordinance . The property is located west of Hampton Road and approximately 170 feet south of Barrows Place; consisting of one (1) lot and containing approximately 5.63 acres; . Applicant/Property Owner: City of DeSoto. Click to View
2.   Consider Zoning Case Z-1387-18; a Specific Use Permit (SUP) to allow an accessory building on a residential lot; and adopting Ordinance. The property is located at 1101 Stinnett Place, which is located at the northwest corner of Stinnett Place and Peggs Street; consisting of one (1) acre. Applicant and Property Owner: Joseph Leonski. Click to View
F.   REGULAR AGENDA - New Business
1.   Consider Preliminary Plat P-314-18; Trees Farm, Phase One. Located east of Cockrell Hill Road and approximately 1,450 feet south of Parkerville Road, consisting of 101 residential lots and containing 37.329 acres. Applicant and Property Owner: Bloomfield Homes. 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.   (a) The City Council will convene into Executive Session pursuant to  Section 551.074, Personnel Matters, of the Texas Government Code, for the annual Performance Evaluation of the City Secretary.

(b) Action as a result of the 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, March 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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