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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, October 2, 2018

EXECUTIVE SESSION:  5:30pm Council Conference Room
(Immediately followed by)
WORK SESSION:   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.
 
             
A.   EXECUTIVE SESSION AND RESULTING POTENTIAL ACTION
 
1.   a.  The Council will convene into Executive Session pursuant to Section 551.072 of the Texas Government Code to consider the following purchases of property within the City of DeSoto: Property generally located on Hampton Road and other property within the Hampton Road Corridor in the City of DeSoto.

b.  Action(s) as a result of Executive Session.
 
B.   WORK SESSION
 
 
1.   Review of Master Calendar of Events and Special Meetings
 
2.   Review of Regular Agenda items
 
3.   Discussion of Paid Parental Leave
 
4.   Discussion of Employee Insurance Benefits for Calendar Year 2019
 
C.   REGULAR SESSION - CALL TO ORDER
 
1.   Announcement of emergency procedures and exits: Fire Department
 
2.   Invocation
 
3.   Pledge of Allegiance led by:  Councilmember Dick North
 
4.   Introduction of Ambassador:  Darian Gavin, Finance Department
 
D.   PRESENTATIONS
 
1.   Presentation of proclamation in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month
 
E.   CONSENT AGENDA
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 September 18, 2018
 
b.   DeSoto Public Library Advisory Board Minutes dated May 3, 2018
 
c.   DeSoto Public Library Advisory Board Minutes dated June 7, 2018
 
d.   DeSoto Public Library Advisory Board Minutes dated August 2, 2018
 
e.   Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting minutes dated August 28, 2018
 
2.   Other Items
 
a.   Consider confirmation of Terry Garrett to the Veterans Affairs Committee
 
b.   Consider confirmation of Crystal Chism to the Domestic Violence Advisory Commission
 
c.   Consider the purchase of fifty-six (56) computers from Dell, Inc. per the Equipment Replacement Program, in the amount of $98,788.50
 
d.   Consider award of annual contract to Verizon Wireless for cellular and data services in the amount of $130,400
 
e.   Consider an Ordinance of the City of DeSoto, Texas amending Chapter 5 titles "Fire Prevention and Protection" by amending Article 5.300 titled "Assignment Pay" by amending section 5.301 titled "Established; Conditions" which sets forth established regulations for a designated fire fighter who performs the specialized function of Emergency Medical Services ("EMS") within the Fire Department to receive assignment pay and amending the additional pay amount for such specialized function
 
F.   PUBLIC HEARINGS
 
1.   No items scheduled for this agenda.
 
G.   REGULAR AGENDA - New Business
 
1.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to execute a construction contract with No-DigTec, LLC in the amount of $1,890,038 and establish a total project budget in the amount of $1,977,311 that includes engineering and materials testing for Phase 1 of the 2018 Water and Wastewater Renovation and Replacement Project
 
2.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to award the contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield for Employee Medical Insurance for Plan Year 2019
 
3.   Consider a Resolution to adopt the Investment Policy and the exhibits attached thereto, for the City of DeSoto, and adopting the list of authorized brokers and declaring that the City Council has completed its review of the investment policy and investment strategies of the City
 
H.   CITIZEN APPEARANCES
 
 
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.
 
I.   ITEMS OF COMMUNITY INTEREST
 
 
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.
 
J.   ADJOURNMENT OF REGULAR SESSION
 
NOTICE OF ASSISTANCE AT THE PUBLIC MEETING

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  kmorris@desototexas.gov 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 www.desototexas.gov and said Notice was posted on the following date and time:  Friday, September 28, 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 www.desototexas.gov 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 (www.desototexas.gov ) 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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