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

DATE:  Tuesday, September 4, 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
1.   Announcement of emergency procedures and exits: Fire Department
2.   Invocation by:  Pastor Curt Krohn, Faith Bible Church
3.   Pledge of Allegiance led by:  Councilmember Nicole Raphiel
4.   Introduction of Ambassador: Anasa Davis-Ross, Public Utilities Department
Presentation of Proclamation in recognition of National Preparedness Month
Click to View
2.   Presentation of Proclamation in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month 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 August 7, 2018 Click to View
b.   Planning and Zoning Meeting Minutes dated August 14, 2018 Click to View
2.   Other Items
a.   Consider confirmation of James Adams to the Arts Commission Click to View
b.   Consider confirmation of Martha (Ann) Gipson to the DeSoto, Texas Historical Foundation Click to View
c.   Consider confirmation of James McConnell to the DeSoto, Texas Historical Foundation Click to View
d.   Consider confirmation of Gail Lofton to the Park Development Corporation
e.   Consider confirmation of Shronda Whitfield to the Park Development Corporation
f.   Consider confirmation of Terrance Barksdale to the Veterans Affairs Commitee
g.   Consider confirmation of Viola Brimmer to the Veterans Affairs Commitee
h.   Consider a contract for Continuing Education (CE) services with the University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW) Medical Center for DeSoto paramedics Click to View
i.   Consider an Interlocal agreement between the City of Anna and the City of DeSoto for the purpose of Cooperative Purchasing as provided by Section 271.102 of the Texas Local Government Code Click to View
1.   Consider Zoning Case Z-1381-18; a change in zoning from General Retail (GR) to Office-1 (O-1); and adopting Ordinance. The property is located at 400 North Hampton Road which is east of North Hampton Road and approximately six hundred and sixty (660) feet south of East Lanett Drive; consisting of 0.736 acres out of a larger lot. Applicant: Tony Boyd; Property owner: Hampton Road Baptist Church. Click to View
2.   Conduct the Second Public Hearing on Proposed Tax Rate for Tax Year 2018 Click to View
3.   Conduct a Public Hearing on the Proposed Budget for FY 2018-2019 pursuant to Article VII of the City of DeSoto Charter Click to View
4.   Conduct a Public Hearing and consider an Ordinance adopting the Budget and assessment rate for the Candle Meadow Public Improvement District (CMPID), The Five Year Plan, a budget for FY 2018-2019, and levy a Special Assessment for 2018 Click to View
5.   Conduct a Public Hearing and consider an Ordinance adopting the Budget and assessment rate for the Stillwater Canyon Public Improvement District (SCPID), The Five Year Plan, a budget for FY 2018-2019, and levy a Special Assessment for 2018 Click to View
F.   REGULAR AGENDA - New Business
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, August 31, 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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