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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, April 2, 2019


WORK SESSION:   6:00pm Council Conference Room


REGULAR SESSION:   7:00pm Council Chambers

(Executive session immediately following regualar 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 Paid Parental Leave for City employees Click to View
 
B.   REGULAR SESSION - CALL TO ORDER
 
1.   Announcement of emergency procedures and exits: Fire Department
 
2.   Invocation: Minister ChrisSharrah Yancy
                  God's Exciting Cathedral of Praise B.C.
 
3.   Pledge of Allegiance led by:  Councilmember Candice Quarles
 
4.   Introduction of Ambassador:  Rederick Wooten, Police Department
 
C.   PRESENTATIONS
 
1.   Presentation of Proclamation in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month 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.   City Council Meeting
January 28, 2019
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b.   City Council Special Meeting
February 8-9, 2019 (Winter Retreat)
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c.   City Council Meeting
February 19, 2019
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d.   City Council Meeting 
March 5, 2019
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e.   City Council Meeting
March 19, 2019
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f.   DeSoto Public Library Advisory Board
January 3, 2019
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g.   Domestic Violence Advisory Commission Meeting
January 16, 2019
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h.   Domestic Violence Advisory Commission Meeting
February 20, 2019
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2.   Other Items
 
a.   Consider the purchase of RedNMX Fire Department Management Software to supplement Zuercher Suite Public Safety Software. Click to View
 
b.   Consider award of contract, in the amount of $133,541.30, to Lookup Properties for demolition and clearing of 235 East Pleasant Run Road, 314 West Belt Line Road, 505 North Hampton Road and 111 1st Street Click to View
 
c.   Consider an Ordinance of the City of DeSoto, Texas, amending the Code of Ordinances by amending Chapter 5, Titled, "Fire Prevention and Protection" by repealing Article 5.300, Titled "Assignment Pay" in its entirety and reserving Article 5.300 for future use; providing a repealing clause; providing a severability clause; providing a savings clause; and providing for an effective date. Click to View
 
d.   Consider a purchase from Mass Notification Services Inc. in the amount of $68,102.88 for security equipment for the city's Outdoor Warning System. Click to View
 
E.   PUBLIC HEARINGS
 
1.   Consider Zoning Case Z-1394-19; an amendment to Planned Development-93 (PD-93) to remove the requirement for a trail along Heath Creek, and Adopting Ordinance.The trail is located south of Silver Creek Drive along Heath Creek  and to the west of Creekview Court. Applicant and Property Owner: John Arnold. Click to View
 
F.   REGULAR AGENDA - New Business
 
1.   Consider a Paid Parental Leave Program for City of DeSoto Employees. Click to View
 
2.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to execute a Service Master Subscription Agreement between NEC Corporation of America and the City of DeSoto for Facial Recognition Software of $30,000 per year with the option to renew for five, one-year periods in the amount of $150,000. Click to View
 
3.   Consider Preliminary Plat P-317-18; Parkerville Meadows, Phase Three. Located approximately 1,820 feet south of Parkerville Road and approximately 2,000 feet east of Westmoreland Road, consisting of 114 residential lots and containing 34.375 acres. Applicant and Property Owner: Keith Davis. Click to View
 
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 shall convene into Executive Session pursuant to Section 551.087, of the Texas Government Code, to discuss economic development negotiations regarding the development of property located north of W. Lanett Drive and South of Dalton Drive.
 
b.  The City Council shall convene into Executive Session pursuant to Section 551.087, of the Texas Government Code, to discuss economic development negotiations regarding the development of property located south of Belt Line Road and the northwest and southwest corners of Hampton Road.

c.  Actions resulting from Executive Sessions.
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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:  Thursday, March 28, 2019 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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