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, January 21, 2020

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
3.   Discuss study and proposed changes to off-street parking and on site stacking for schools
4.   Discussion on Rental Registration Click to View
1.   Announcement of emergency procedures and exits: Fire Department
2.   Invocation by: Minister John Binkley, US Army Chaplain
3.   Pledge of Allegiance led by:  Councilmember Nicole Raphiel
4.   Introduction of Ambassador:  Jennifer Nichols, Finance Department
1.   Presentation of a Mayoral Commendation honoring the DeSoto Havoc 8U American Youth Football National Champions Click to View
2.   Presentation of proclamation in recognition of School Board Recognition Month Click to View
3.   Presentation of the December  2019 Monthly Financial Report 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.   Special City Council Work Session
January 7, 2020
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b.   City Council Meeting Minutes
January 7, 2020
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c.   City Council Meeting Minutes
January 13, 2020
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d.   Domestic Violence Advisory Commission Meeting Minutes
October 16, 2019
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e.   Domestic Violence Advisory Commission Meeting Minutes
November 20, 2019
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f.   Domestic Violence Advisory Commission Meeting Minutes
December 18, 2019
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2.   Other Items
a.   Consider confirmation of LaSonja Flowers-Ivory to the DeSoto Arts Commission Click to View
b.   Consider confirmation of Gosby King, Jr. to the Domestic Violence Advisory Commission Click to View
c.   Consider a Resolution casting a vote for Michael Hurtt to serve as a suburban cities representative of the Dallas Central Appraisal District (DCAD) Board of Directors  Click to View
d.   Consider a Resolution amending and restating Resolution No. 17-21 adopted on December 5, 2017, to allow individual councilmembers to appoint committee members to serve on the Veterans Affairs Committee Click to View
e.   Consider an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of DeSoto ordering a General Election to be held on May 2, 2020, in the City of DeSoto for the purpose of electing a Councilmember for Place 2 and Councilmember for Place 4; designating polling places; ordering notices of election to be given; authorizing the Mayor to execute a Joint Election Agreement and Election Services Contract with Dallas County Elections Department; providing a repealing clause; providing a severability clause; and providing for an effective date Click to View
No items scheduled for this agenda.
1.   No items scheduled for this agenda.
G.   REGULAR AGENDA - New Business
Consider approval of a contract with LookUp Properties, Inc., for the emergency drywall and water proofing repair of the Police Department facility and a budget amendment in the amount of $81,015.
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2.   Consider an Ordinance amending the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Adopted Budget 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, January 16, 2020 by 6:00 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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