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 Virgil Helm
Councilmember Nicole Raphiel
Councilmember Dick North 
Councilmember Candice Quarles
Councilmember Kenzie Moore III

DATE:  Tuesday, May 1, 2018

WORK SESSION:   6:00pm Council Conference Room

REGULAR SESSION:   7:00pm Council Chambers
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 DeSoto Chamber of Commerce funding request for $3,500 from the Hotel Occupancy Tax fund Click to View
4.   Discussion of recommendations for Convention and Visitors Bureau building Click to View
5.   Discuss change in Student Resource Officer staffing at District Schools.
1.   Announcement of emergency procedures and exits: Fire Department
2.   Invocation by:  Dr. Ouida Lee, Church of the Disciple
3.   Pledge of Allegiance led by:  Councilmember Kenzie Moore III
4.   Introduction of Ambassador:  Daniel Kennedy, Fire Department
1.   Presentation of awards to City Employees for completion of Conversational Spanish Class 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 minutes dated April 9, 2018 Click to View
b.   City Council Meeting minutes dated April 17, 2018 Click to View
c.   Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting minutes dated April 10, 2018 Click to View
2.   Other Items
a.   Consider confirmation of Lisa Speaks to the Zoning Board of Adjustment. Click to View
b.   Consider confirmation of Hope Stevens to the Zoning Board of Adjustment. Click to View
c.   Consider confirmation of Andreana Coleman to the Zoning Board of Adjustment. Click to View
d.   Consider confirmation of Ivan Jacobs to the Zoning Board of Adjustment.
e.   Consider confirmation of Jason Mathis to the Zoning Board of Adjustment.  
f.   Consider confirmation of Hector Faulk to the Zoning Board of Adjustment.
g.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract with TRANE U.S. INC. in a not to exceed amount of $539,000 for the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (“HVAC “) Chiller and Control System Replacement Project. Click to View
h.   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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1.   Consider Zoning Case Z-1369-18, an amendment to Planned Development-105 (PD-105) to allow a 115 foot cell tower. The area in question is located approximately 1,160 feet north of Belt Line Road and 1,135 feet west of Westmoreland Road and contains .035 acres. Applicant is Eco-Site, LLC and the owner is Tri March Realty, LLC. and adopting Ordinance(This public hearing item is a continuation from the April 17, 2018 City Council Meeting.)
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2.   Consider Zoning Case Z-1370-18, an amendment to Section 24.3 (A) of the Zoning Ordinance to increase the maximum height in the Multiple Family Residential (MF) Zoning district from 2 1/2 stories to 3 stories; and adopting Ordinance. Click to View
F.   REGULAR AGENDA - New Business
1.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to execute a construction contract with KDA Contractors, Inc. and establish a total project budget in the amount of $405,015 for the Recreation Renovation Project Phase II. Click to View
2.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to execute a construction contract with J.C. Commercial, Inc. of Lewisville, Texas, in the amount of $5,177,777 for the Fire Administration Facility and Fire Station 2 Relocation Project Click to View
3.   Consider a Professional Services Contract Amendment with Architects Design Group, Inc. in the amount of $51,700 for the Fire Administration Facility and Fire Station 2 Relocation Project Click to View
G.   REGULAR AGENDA - Old Business
  No items scheduled for this agenda.
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.

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 27, 2018 by 5:00 P.M. and remained so posted at least two hours after said meeting was convened.


Kisha R. Morris, 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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