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, August 20, 2019

WORK SESSION:   6:00pm Council Conference Room

REGULAR SESSION:   7:00pm Council Chambers

(Executive Session immediately following the 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 regarding Republic Services Contract Amendment Click to View
4.   Discussion of House Bill 2439 regarding exterior building materials and update to City Building Standards to comply with requirements effective September 1, 2019

1.   Announcement of emergency procedures and exits: Fire Department
2.   Invocation by:  Rodney Singleton, Windsor Park Baptist Church
3.   Pledge of Allegiance led by:  Mayor Pro Tem Kenzie Moore III
4.   Introduction of Ambassador:  Damian Williams, Public Utilities Department
1.   Presentation of Proclamation in Recognition of Constitution Week Click to View
2.   Presentation of Quarterly Update from the DeSoto Ecomonic Development Corporation Click to View
3.   Presentation of the July 2019 Monthly Financial Report Click to View
4.   Presentation of the Fiscal Year 2019 3rd Quarter Investment Report 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.
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
June 27, 2019
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b.   City Council Special Meeting
July 1, 2019
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c.   City Council Meeting
July 2, 2019
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d.   City Council Meeting
August 6, 2019
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e.   DeSoto Arts Commission Meeting
May 3, 2019
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f.   DeSoto Arts Commission Meeting
July 8, 2019
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g.   Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting
June 11, 2019
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2.   Other Items
a.   Consider confirmation of Muriel Flowers to the Keep DeSoto Beautiful Corporation Click to View
b.   Consider confirmation of Camille Leone Davis Hayes to the Domestic Violence Advisory Commission
c.   Consider a Resolution authorizing Dallas County to resell the tax foreclosure property located at 1221 W. Belt Line Road in DeSoto, Texas Click to View
d.   Consider a Resolution approving a Fire and Ambulance Services Agreement for the unincorporated areas of Dallas County  Click to View
e.   Consider authorizing the Mayor to execute an agreement with Ubeo Inc., for the leasing of network copiers, multi-functional printers and print management services Click to View
1.   Conduct the first Public Hearing on proposed tax rate for Tax Year 2019 Click to View
G.   REGULAR AGENDA - New Business
1.   Consider an Ordinance amending the Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Adopted Budget Click to View
2.   Consider approval of the City of DeSoto and DeSoto Independent School District Interlocal Cooperation Agreement Click to View
3.   Consider a Resolution to approve the 2019 Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program Funds sharing and Fiscal Agency Agreement in the amount of $13,412 Click to View
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 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.

b.  Action as a result of Executive Session.
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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, August 15, 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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