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, August 21, 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.   Presentation of the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) Mobility Plan  Click to View
4.   Discussion regarding Capital Funding for future projects Click to View
1.   Announcement of emergency procedures and exits: Fire Department
2.   Invocation
3.   Pledge of Allegiance led by:  Councilmember Kenzie Moore III
4.   Introduction of Ambassador:  Taylor Russell, Fire Department
1.   Presentation of Proclamation in recognition of Constitution Week Click to View
2.   Presentation of Mayoral Commendation to Victoria J. Taylor Click to View
3.   Presentation of Proclamation in recongition of National IT Professionals Day Click to View
4.   Presentatin of the Fiscal Year 2018 3rd Quarter Investment Report Click to View
5.   Presentation of the July  2018 Monthly Financial 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 Meeting minutes dated July 17, 2018 Click to View
b.   City Council Meeting minutes dated July 19, 2018 Click to View
c.   Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting minutes dated July 24, 2018 Click to View
d.   DeSoto Arts Commission Meeting minutes dated June 6, 2018 Click to View
e.   DeSoto Arts Commission Meeting minutes dated July 2, 2018 Click to View
f.   Domestic Violence Advisory Commission Meeting minutes dated July 18, 2018 Click to View
2.   Other Items
a.   Confirmation of Janice Pettis Ingram to the Domestic Violene Advisory Commission Click to View
b.   Consider confirmation of Joshua Rivera to the Domestic Violence Advisory Commission Click to View
c.   Consider confirmation of Elma Goodwin to the Domestic Violence Advisory Commission Click to View
d.   Confirmation of Russell Hooper to the Veterans Affairs Committee Click to View
e.   Confirmation of Warren McKamey to the Veterans Affairs Commitee Click to View
f.   Confirmation of Robert Powers to the Veterans Affairs Committee Click to View
g.   Consider an Ordinance abandoning all right, title and interest in a public street right-of-way previously dedicated to the City by final plats of WTR Professional Park Phase 2 and furnishing a certified copy of the ordinance fo recording in the official public records of Dallas County as a Quitclaim Deed and authorizing the City Manager to execute any documents necessary to complete said abandonment Click to View
h.   Consider an Ordinance to abandon and quitclaim a right-of-way that is located within the parcel known as WTR Professional Park Phase 2 Click to View
1.   Consider Zoning Case Z-1375-18; an amendment to Planned Development-109 (PD-109) to add fourteen (14) residential lots with a minimum dwelling unit area of 2400 square feet, and one (1) Neighborhood Services (NS) lot, as well as removing the proposed pavilion and parking from proposed Park 2; and adopting Ordinance. The property is located south of Whitney Street and west of Glacier Street; consisting of approximately five (5.06) acres and containing fifteen (15) lots. Applicant: Atif Rafique; Property owner: Atif Rafique Click to View
2.   Conduct the First Public Hearing on Proposed Tax Rate for Tax Year 2018 Click to View
F.   REGULAR AGENDA - New Business
1.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to execute payment in the amount of $75,211.45 to the Dallas County Tax Office to alleviate the negative cash flow balance for Tax Year 2016 and 2017  Click to View
2.   Consider lighting upgrades for the Corner Theatre Black Box in the amount of $86,095 Click to View
3.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to execute a construction contract with Anderson Asphalt and Concrete Paving, LLC in the amount of $793,933.60 and establish a total project budget in the amount of $861,417.00 for the 2018 Street Reconstruction Project 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.
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.
No items scheduled for this agenda.

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, August 17, 2018 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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