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 Kenzie Moore III
Councilmember Kay Brown-Patrick
Councilmember Nicole Raphiel
Councilmember Andre' Byrd, Sr.
Councilmember Dinah Marks 
Councilmember Candice Quarles

DATE:  Tuesday, August 6, 2019

WORK SESSION:   5:00pm Council Conference Room

REGULAR SESSION:   6:00pm 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
3.   Discussion of Town Hall Meetings Click to View
4.   Discussion of Republic Services Sanitation Contract Click to View
1.   Announcement of emergency procedures and exits: Fire Department
2.   Invocation by: Pastor Christopher Henderson, Christ Star of Hope Church
3.   Pledge of Allegiance led by:  Councilmember Candice Quarles
4.   Introduction of Ambassador:  Rico Spencer, Development Services Department
1.   DeSoto Angels World Series Championship Winner Recognition 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.
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
June 18, 2019
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b.   City Council Special Meeting Minutes
July 23, 2019
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c.   City Council Special Meeting Minutes
July 31, 2019
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2.   Other Items
a.   Consider confirmation of Felicia Turrentine to the Keep DeSoto Beautiful Corporation Board Click to View
b.   Consider confirmation of Ruth Peel to the DeSoto, Texas Historical Foundation Click to View
c.   Consider appointing Pattillo, Brown & Hill, LLP (PB&H, LLP), as the Independent Professional Audit Firm, for the City of DeSoto, for a two-year base period, with the option of three (3) annual renewals, and authorize the Mayor to execute an Engagement Letter for Audit Services Click to View
d.   Consider an Ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances to amend the maximum speed limit for Interstate Highway 35E from the north City limit to the south City limit within the corporate limits of the City of DeSoto from 65 MPH to 70 MPH Click to View
e.   Consider an Ordinance amending Ordinance 2126-18, which was adopted on June 5, 2018, to remove payment of monetary recruitment incentive for new firefighter hires Click to View
f.   Consider approval to purchase a new dump truck through the BuyBoard contract from Freightliner of Austin as identified in the FY 2019 Vehicle Replacement Program for a total purchase price of $102,328.30 Click to View
g.   Consider approval to purchase two (2) Dodge SUV's through the GoodBuy contract as identified in the FY 2019 Vehicle Replacement Program for a total purchase price of $52,552.00 Click to View
h.   Consider approval to purchase two (2) new Ford work trucks from Rush Truck Sales as identified in the FY 2019 Vehicle Replacement Program for a total purchase price of $85,368.09 Click to View
1.   No items scheduled for this agenda.
G.   REGULAR AGENDA - New Business
1.   Consider a Resolution accepting the 2019 Tax Year Appraisal Role submitted by the Dallas Central Appraisal District Click to View
2.   Take a record vote on the proposed tax rate, set the date for the Public Hearing on the budget and tax rate adoption for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019-2020 Click to View
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:  Thursday, August 1, 2019 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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