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 Kay Brown-Patrick
Councilmember Nicole Raphiel
Councilmember Dick North 
Councilmember Candice Quarles
Councilmember Kenzie Moore III

DATE:  Tuesday, December 18, 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 Mitchell Cheatham, Community Missionary Baptist Church
3.   Pledge of Allegiance led by:  Councilmember Candice Quarles
4.   Introduction of Ambassador:  Captain Terry Baker, Police Department
1.   Presentation of Proclamation in recognition of Don Dewberry's service to Best Southwest Citizens Emergency Response Team (CERT) and the City of DeSoto. Click to View
2.   Presentation of the Light Up DeSoto Award Winners by the Mayor and City Councilmembers. Click to View
3.   Presentation of the November 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 Special Meeting minutes dated February 23-24, 2018. Click to View
b.   City Council Special Meeting minutes dated December 4, 2018. Click to View
c.   DeSoto Arts Commission Meeting Minutes dated November 5, 2018. Click to View
2.   Other Items
a.   Consider confirmation of Nathaniel Harris to the DeSoto, Texas Historical Foundation. Click to View
b.   Consider confirmation of Michelle Jordan to the DeSoto Economic Development Corporation Board. Click to View
c.   Consider confirmation of Perry Holloway to the DeSoto Economic Development Corporation Board. Click to View
d.   Consider approval of a Purchase Order to Metro Fire in the amount of $110,500 to purchase rescue tools from an Assistance to Firefighter Grant. Click to View
e.   Consider a Resolution authorizing Dallas County to resell the tax foreclosure property located at 700 Kings Lane in DeSoto, Texas. Click to View
f.   Consider authorizing a Budget Amendment for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 in the amount of $375,465.57 in order to implement the findings of the 2018 Employee Compensation and Classification Study effective January 19, 2019.
1.   No items scheduled for this agenda.
F.   REGULAR AGENDA - New Business
1.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to execute a construction contract with Lookup Properties, Inc. for the installation of a new retaining wall at the DeSoto BMX facility at Grimes Park in the amount of $82,740.
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2.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to execute a professional services agreement with Garver, LLC in the amount of $726,308 and establish a total project budget of $798,939 (including a 10% contingency) to update the Water Distribution System Master Plan and design system improvements. Click to View
3.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to execute a change order with Lookup Properties, Inc. in the amount of $25,000, establishing a revised contract amount of $184,182.93 and a revised total project budget in the amount of $191,183 for renovation services for the City of DeSoto Development Services Department. 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.   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, December 14, 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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