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 16, 2019

EXECUTIVE SESSION:   4:00pm Council Conference Room

REGULAR SESSION:   7:00pm Council Chambers

(Executive session immediately 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.   a.  The City Council will convene into Executive Session pursuant to Section 551.074 of the Texas Government Code, Personnel Matters, to deliberate the appointment, employment, duties, of an interim City Manager.

b.  Result from Executive Session.
1.   Review of Master Calendar of Events and Special Meetings
2.   Review of Regular Agenda items
3.   Discussion of Ordinance amending Chapter 12 titled "Traffic and Vehicles" by amending Article 12.600 titled "Parking and Standing" by repealing section 12.610 titled "Reserved" in its entirety; by adding a New Section 12.610 titled "Stopping, Standing and Parking" setting forth regulations for resident-parking only zones during designated hours to coincide with official school days for the DeSoto Independent School District. Click to View
4.   Discussion regarding City Council Policies and Procedures Click to View
5.   Discussion of an Annual Citizens' Survey Click to View
6.   Review of the 2019 City Council Business Plan
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 Kenzie Moore III
4.   Introduction of Ambassador:  Danielle Alexander, Court Department
1.   Presentation of the Texas Recreation and Parks Society Individual Outstanding Award to Paul Dryer  Click to View
2.   Presentation of the March 2019 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.   City Council Special Meeting Minutes
March 27, 2019
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b.   City Council Meeting Minutes
April 2, 2019
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c.   Planning and Zoning Commission
March 26, 2019
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2.   Other Items
a.   Consider approval to purchase a new Toro Tractor from Professional Turf Products. Click to View
b.   Consider approval to purchase and install emergency equipment with Pursuit Safety in the amount of $102,223.72 for new vehicles in the Police Department. Click to View
c.   Consider approval to purchase two (2) vehicles from Dodge City for vehicles identified in the FY 2019 Vehicle Replacement Program Click to View
d.   Consider approval to purchase three (3) vehicles from Sam Packs Five Star Ford for vehicles identified in the FY 2019 Vehicle Replacement Program. Click to View
e.   Consider approval to purchase two (2) vehicles from Freedom Chevrolet for vehicles identified in the FY 2019 Vehicle Replacement Program. Click to View
f.   Consider a Resolution authorizing continued participation with the Steering Committee of Cities served by Oncor and authorizing the payment of eight cents ($0.08) per capita to the Steering Committee to fund regulatory and legal proceedings and activities related to Oncor Electric Delivery Company, LLC. Click to View
g.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute an Economic Development Agreement with Global Fund Investments LLC for the redevelopment of 210 East Pleasant Run Road (Town Center Shopping Center) in an amount not to exceed $700,000. Click to View
1.   No items scheduled for this agenda.
G.   REGULAR AGENDA - New Business
1.   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
2.   Consider award of contract for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software Consultant Services to Berry, Dunn, McNeil & Parker, LLC dba Berry Dunn, in an amount not to exceed $159,200 for FY 2019.  Click to View
3.   Consider a Resolution authorizing publication of Notice of Intention to Issue Certificates of Obligation, in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $9,900,000 authorizing distribution of a preliminary official statement relating to such series of certificates and authorizing certain other matters relating thereto. 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. 

Citizens will be afforded 3 minutes to speak.
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 551.087, Texas Government Code, Economic Development Incentives, to deliberate and discuss economic development incentives to be provided to Project Maverick by the City of DeSoto.

b.  Result from Executive Session.

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 , April 12, 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 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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