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 16, 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.
1.   1.  The City Council will convene into Executive Session pursuant to Texas Local Government Code Section 551.072 to deliberate the exchange of property generally located within the City of DeSoto, Texas.

2. The City Council will convene into Executive Session pursuant to Texas Local Government Code Section 551.087 to deliberate the offer of economic development incentives to Corinth Properties for property located at 210 E. Pleasant Run Road.

3. Actions resulting from Executive Session. 
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:  Dr. Ouida Lee, United Methodist Church of the Disciple
3.   Pledge of Allegiance led by:  Councilmember Candice Quarles
4.   Introduction of Ambassador:  Jacob Walker, Dispatch Department
1.   Presentation of Keep DeSoto Beautiful Street Sweeper Award Contest winners Click to View
2.   Presentation of the September 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.   Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting minutes dated September 25, 2018 Click to View
b.   DeSoto, Texas Historical Foundation Meeting minutes dated September 6, 2018 Click to View
2.   Other Items
a.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to enter into a Purchase and Sale Agreement for property located at 110 North Hampton Road for a purchase price of $350,000 and to execute all necessary documents for closing on the property Click to View
b.   Consider an Ordinance of the City of DeSoto, Texas, amending Ordinance No. 1177-96, by amending the functions authorized to receive Assignment Pay; providing a repealing clause and providing for an effective date Click to View
1.   Consider an Ordinance readopting Standards of Care that provides basic childcare regulations for recreation activities operated by the City of DeSoto Parks and Recreation Department Click to View
2.   Consider Zoning Case Z-1384-18; a change in zoning from Agricultural (A) to Single Family-10 (SF-10); and adopting Ordinance. The property is located south of Melody Lane and east of Richard Pittmon Drive; consisting of two (2) lots and containing approximately seventeen acres (17.64). Applicant: Chad Adams; Property owner: John Deege. Click to View
G.   REGULAR AGENDA - New Business
1.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to execute a construction contract with Construction Companies Group, LLC in the amount of $437,690 and establish a total project budget in the amount of $445,650 to include materials testing for the Misty Glen Drive/Ray Andra Drive and Stony Creek Drive/Hanna Avenue Alley Reconstruction Project Click to View
2.   Consider approval of the Fiscal Year 2017 Assistance to Firefighters Grant in the amount of $108,000. 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.

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, October 12, 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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