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 Dinah Marks
Councilmember Candice Quarles

DATE:  Tuesday, July 2, 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.   Presentation by Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price regarding Dallas County Capital Projects Click to View
4.   Dallas County Elections Department presentation on Vote Centers Click to View
5.   Discussion of City Manager Recruitment - Timeline Update
1.   Announcement of emergency procedures and exits: Fire Department
2.   Invocation by:  Pastor A.C. Nightingale, Sr., Freedom Missionary Baptist Church
3.   Pledge of Allegiance led by:  Councilmember Andre' Byrd, Sr.
4.   Introduction of Ambassador:  Chris Henderson, Parks and Recreation Department
1.   Presentation of the Paul Harris Fellow Award by the DeSoto Rotary Club 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 Meeting
June 4, 2019
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b.   City Council Special Meeting
June 12, 2019
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c.   Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting
May 28, 2019
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2.   Other Items
a.   Consider confirmation of Camille Davis Hayes to the Domestic Violence Advisory Commission. Click to View
b.   Consider approval an Interlocal Agreement renewal with Dallas County Hospital dba as Parkland Health and Hospital System. Click to View
c.   Approval of a motion ratifying and authorizing the acts of the Interim City Manager related to the purchase of property located at 106 North Hampton Road, DeSoto for a purchase price of $156,000.  Click to View
1.   Consider Zoning Case Z-1402-19; a change in zoning from Light Industrial (LI) to PD-139, and adopting Ordinance. The property is located approximately 230 feet to the north of Seahawk Drive and consists of a 5.6 acre tract to the west side of Kestrel Avenue and a 5.1 acre tract to the east of Kestrel Avenue. Applicant: Paul Daniec; Owner: Ladd 1998 Real Property, LTD. Click to View
2.   Consider Zoning Case Z-1401-19; an amendment to Planned Development-168 (PD-168) regarding changes to the Site Plan, Landscape Plan, Elevation and revised deviations; and adopting Ordinance. The property is located to the east of Westmoreland Road and approximately 200 feet south of Belt Line Road; consisting of three (3) tracts and containing approximately ten acres. Applicant/Property Owner: John D Hutchinson. Click to View
F.   REGULAR AGENDA - New Business
1.   Consider authorizing the Interim City Manager to execute an Agreement for Professional Services with T. Smith Inspection and Testing, LLC (TSIT), Alliance Geotechnical Group, Inc., Team Consultants, Inc., Rone Engineering Services, Ltd., and ECS Southwest, LLP, to provide on-call geotechnical engineering and materials testing services and establish a budget in an amount not to exceed $300,000 for the three-year agreement term, with the execution of each agreement contingent upon successful negotiation of professional fees with each vendor. 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.   a.  Pursuant to Section 551.071(2) of the Texas Government Code, the City Council will convene into executive session to consult with the City Attorney regarding State of Texas v. Jeremiah Quarles; Cause No. F18-00136-Q.

b.  Action resulting 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, June 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 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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