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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 Kenzie Moore III
Councilmember Kay Brown-Patrick
Councilmember Nicole Raphiel
Councilmember Andre' Byrd, Sr.
Councilmember Dick North 
Councilmember Candice Quarles

DATE:  Tuesday, June 4, 2019

WORK SESSION:   6:00pm 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.   Review of Master Calendar of Events and Special Meetings
2.   Review of Regular Agenda items
3.   Discussion of Minority/Women Business Enterprise (M/WBE) Contracting
4.   Discussion of 2019 Council Business Plan
5.   Boards and Commissions Update
1.   Announcement of emergency procedures and exits: Fire Department
2.   Invocation by:  Minister Carla Willis, God's Exciting Cathedral of Praise, B.C.
3.   Pledge of Allegiance led by:  Mayor Pro Tem Kenzie Moore III
4.   Introduction of Ambassador:  Stephanie Young, Human Resources Department
1.   Presentation of Proclamation in recognition of Juneteenth Celebration Day
2.   Presentation of Mayoral Commendation to the DeSoto Girls Track Team in recognition of their 4th State Championship
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.   Special City Council Meeting
April 11, 2019
b.   DeSoto Arts Commission Special Meeting
March 25, 2019
c.   DeSoto Arts Commission Meeting Minutes
March 4, 2019
2.   Other Items
a.   Consider a contract for the purchase and installation of three (3) LED/Marquee Signs with Casteel Sign in the amount of $59,936 using the BuyBoard Cooperative Contract #577-18.
b.   Consider a Resolution adopting Rules and Procedures as prescribed in the City Charter for the City of DeSoto.
There are no Public Hearings scheduled for this agenda.
F.   REGULAR AGENDA - New Business
1.   Consider authorizing the Interim City Manager to execute an Economic Development Incentive Agreement with EQYIvest Owner I and Randall's Food and Drug in the amount not to exceed $700,000. (Note: This item was tabled at the City Council Meeting on May 21, 2019.)
2.   Consider authorizing the Interim City Manager to execute an Agreement for Professional Services with Lina T. Ramey and Associates, Inc. (LTRA) in an amount not to exceed $645,000 for design services to improve Danieldale Road from the city limit line to Westmoreland Road.
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.   The City Council will convene into Executive Session pursuant to Section 551.074, Personnel Matters, of the Texas Government Code, to discuss the City Manager selection process.

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:  Thursday, May 30, 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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