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, November 20, 2018

6:00pm Council Conference Room

6:30pm - Reception Room

7:00pm - Council Chambers

(Executive Session immediately following Regular Session)
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.   Update by Chief Duffield regarding Fire Station #3
4.   Update by Mayor Pro Tem Proctor (Council Liaison for Economic Development Corporation Board) regarding the Community Conference Call held on November 15, 2018, regarding the closing of Albertson's
1.   Announcement of emergency procedures and exits: Fire Department
2.   Invocation by:  Pastor Rodney Singleton, Windsor Park Baptist Church
3.   Pledge of Allegiance led by:  Mayor Pro Tem Rachel Proctor
4.   Introduction of Ambassador:  Matt Smith, Administration Department
1.   Presentation honoring outgoing Councilmember Virgil Helm, Place 2
1.   Presentation of Certificate of Election to newly elected Councilmember Place 2 per the Texas Election Code
2.   Conduct Oath of Office for newly elected Councilmember Place 2 per the Texas Constitution
3.   Presentation of the October 2018 Monthly Financial Report Click to View
4.   Presentation of FY2018 4th Quarter Investment 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 September 4, 2018 Click to View
b.   City Council Meeting Minutes dated October 16, 2018 Click to View
c.   City Council Meeting minutes dated November 6, 2018 Click to View
d.   Park Development Corporation Meeting Minutes dated March 5, 2018 Click to View
e.   Park Development Corporation Meeting Minutes dated June 4, 2018 Click to View
f.   Park Development Corporation Meeting Minutes dated August 20, 2018 Click to View
g.   DeSoto Civil Service Commission Regular Meeting Minutes dated October 8, 2018 Click to View
2.   Other Items
a.   Consider approval for the annual Fuel Contract for City vehicles and equipment. Click to View
b.   Consider approval to use BuyBoard contract 470-14 for acquisition of auto parts in an amount not to exceed $60,000 over the two (2) year contract period. Click to View
Consider authorizing the City Manager to make payment in the amount of $70,980 to Circle H Contractors, LP for emergency repairs made to an 18-inch sewer main near the intersection of Danieldale Road and Bolton Boone Road.
Click to View
1.   Consider Zoning Case Z-1386-18; an amendment to Planned Development-20 (PD-20) to change the exterior color of the proposed Comfort Suites Hotel;and adopting Ordinance. The property is located north of Wintergreen Road and approximately 800 feet west of the I-35 frontage road; consisting of one (1) lot and contains approximately 1.6 acres. Applicant and Property owner: Kavi Patel. Click to View
G.   REGULAR AGENDA - New Business
1.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to execute a landscape maintenance contract with Whitmore Commercial Landscape Management in the amount of $80,640.  Click to View
2.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to execute a construction contract with Texas Standard Construction in the amount of $6,407,452 and establish a total project budget in the amount of $6,482,452 to include materials testing for the Chattey Road Reconstruction Project. Click to View
3.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to execute a construction contract in the amount of $400,000 with Stovall Corporation for the removal and installation of the new fuel station at the DeSoto Service Center. Click to View
4.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to execute a professional services contract with PBK Architects in a not to exceed amount of $107,000 for the design phase of the Town Center Renovation Project. Click to View
5.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to execute a professional services contract with Architects Design Group (ADG) in the amount of $224,000 for the Fire Station #3 renovation project.  Click to View
6.   Consider a Resolution to amend the DeSoto, Texas Historical Foundation Corporation Board Bylaws. 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.
1.   a.  Consultation with City Attorney pursuant to Section 551.071 of the Texas Government Code to discuss pending litigation and final settlement in City of DeSoto, Texas, v. Birkhoff, Hendricks & Carter, LLP, Cause No. DC-16-09676, filed in the 134th District Court in Dallas County, Texas.

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

c.  Take any necessary action(s) as a result of the Executive Session.

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, November 16, 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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