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, May 7, 2019

WORK SESSION:   6:00pm Council Conference Room

REGULAR SESSION:   7:00pm Council Chambers

(Executive Sessions 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.   Review of Master Calendar of Events and Special Meetings
2.   Review of Regular Agenda items
3.   Discussion of the 2019 Council Business Plan Click to View
4.   Discussion of Legislative Updates Click to View
5.   Boards and Commissions Update Click to View
1.   Announcement of emergency procedures and exits: Fire Department
2.   Invocation by:  Pastor Derek Jacobs, Village United Methodist Church
3.   Pledge of Allegiance led by:  Councilmember Nicole Raphiel
4.   Introduction of Ambassador:  Melissa Adams, Finance Department
1.   Presentation of Proclamation in recognition of Police Week and Peace Officer Memorial Day. Click to View
2.   Presentation of Fiscal Year 2019 2nd Quarter Investment 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
April 24, 2019
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b.   Civil Service Meeting
January 28, 2019
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2.   Other Items
a.   Consider confirmation of Machele Johnson to the Planning and Zoning Commission. Click to View
b.   Consider confirmation of Andreana Coleman to the Planning and Zoning Commission. Click to View
c.   Consider an Ordinance of the City of DeSoto, Texas granting to Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC, an electric power franchise to use the present and future streets, alleys, highways, public utility easements and providing for compensation to the City of DeSoto for such use.       Click to View
Consider a Resolution of the City Council of the City of DeSoto, Texas, finding that Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC’s application for approval of a distribution cost recovery factor pursuant to 16 Tex. Admin. Code § 25.243 to increase distribution rates within the City should be denied; finding that the City’s reasonable rate case expenses shall be reimbursed by the company; finding that the meeting at which this resolution is passed is open to the public as required by law; requiring notice of this Resolution to the company and legal counsel; and providing for an effective date.
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e.   Consider authorizing the Interim City Manager to enter into a Purchase and Sale Agreement for property located at 104 North Hampton Road for a purchase price of $156,000 and to execute all necessary documents for closing on the property. Click to View
f.   Consider an annual contract for Video Productions Services with SKY-CAM Studios in the amount not to exceed $59,000. Click to View
1.   Consider Zoning Case Z-1400-19; an amendment to Planned Development-109 (PD-109), to change the interior side setback to five (5) feet for several lots in Phase 2; and adopting Ordinance. The property is located approximately 425 feet north of Belt Line Road, south of Shasta Street and west of Newpark Blvd; on approximately 18 acres and consisting of 73 lots; Applicant: Jeffrey Linder; Owner: Keith Hardesty. Click to View
2.   Consider Zoning Case Z-1396-19; an amendment to PD-105 to allow an Esports Arena (Amusement Arcade/Video Games) as an allowed use within a 4,452 square foot lease space; and adopting Ordinance. The property is located at 921 Belt Line Road, which is north of Belt Line Road and west of Westmoreland Road. Applicant and Property Owner: Bo Avery. Click to View
F.   REGULAR AGENDA - New Business
1.   Consider an Ordinance amending the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018-2019 Adopted Budget. Click to View
2.   Consider approval of a contract with SYB Construction Company, Inc., in the amount of $175,704.15 for the emergency relocation of a section of sewer main along Ten Mile Creek, and establish a total project budget of $210,844.98, which includes a 20% contingency.  Click to View
3.   Consider an 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.   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
5.   Consider a Resolution authorizing the second distribution of funds for the Neighborhood Grant Program (NGP) in the amount of $12,760. 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.

NOTE: 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.   1. The City Council shall convene into executive session pursuant to Section 551.076 of the Texas Government Code to deliberate the results of a security audit and the implementation of security devices/measures related to the City's outdoor warning siren system.

2. Take any necessary action as a result of 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, May 3, 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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