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, October 15, 2019

WORK SESSION:   6:00pm Council Conference Room

REGULAR SESSION:   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.   Presentation by Andrea Sallis with Healthway Education Systems, LLC regarding cannabis and hemp Click to View
4.   Discussion of Impact Fees Click to View
5.   Strategic Planning Update with Nkem Okafor Consulting Click to View
6.   Discussion of videotaping City Council Meeting Work Sessions Click to View
1.   Announcement of emergency procedures and exits: Fire Department
2.   Invocation by:  Pastor Derek Jacobs, Village United Methodist Church
3.   Pledge of Allegiance led by:  Councilmember Candice Quarles
4.   Introduction of Ambassador:  Library Department
1.   Presentation of the September 2019 Monthly Financial Report Click to View
The City Council invites citizens to address the Council on any topic not already scheduled for Public Hearing.  Citizens wishing to speak should complete a "Citizen Response Card" and present it to the City Secretary prior to the meeting.  Speakers are limited to 3 minutes.  In accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, the City Council cannot take action on items not listed on the agenda.  However, your concerns may be addressed by City Staff, placed on a future agenda, or responded to by some other course.
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.   DeSoto, Texas Historical Foundation Meeting Minutes
June 5, 2019
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b.   DeSoto, Texas Historical Foundation Meeting Minutes
August 1, 2019
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c.   DeSoto, Texas Historical Foundation Meeting Minutes
September 5, 2019
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2.   Other Items
a.   Consider confirmation of Robin Hughey to the DeSoto, Texas Historical Foundation Click to View
b.   Consider confirmation of Paulette Hunter to the Keep DeSoto Beautiful Corporation Click to View
c.   Consider confirmation of Nikki Chamblee to the Library Advisory Board Click to View
d.   Consider confirmation of Eric Hoy to the Library Advisory Board Click to View
e.   Consider an agreement with Bound Tree Medical, LLC, in the amount of $75,000 for medical supplies and medications for FY 2019-2020 Click to View
f.   Consider authorizing the Interim City Manager to execute an agreement with AT&T for the upgrade of Wide Area Network Leased Fiber Services in the amount of $101,544 annually for five (5) years. Click to View
1.   Consider Zoning Case Z-1405-19; a proposed Planned Development for a charter school to permit an increase in the allowed height, and adopting Ordinance. The property is located to the north of Wintergreen Road and approximately 260 feet west of Hampton Road; consisting of 1 lot and containing 5.5 acres.  Applicant: Scott Stone; Property Owner: Darrell Pilcher. Click to View
G.   REGULAR AGENDA - New Business
1.   Consider Preliminary Plat P-316-18; Hidden Lakes, Phase 2.  Located on the north side of East Parkerville  Road and approximately 1,540 feet east of Polk Street, consisting of 31 lots and containing 14.09 acres. Applicant: Terrance Jobe; Property Owner: Keith Hardesty. Click to View
2.   Consider authorizing the Interim City Manager to execute a Construction Services Agreement with Lookup Properties, Inc. in the amount of $196,482.19 and establish a total project budget in the amount of $216,130 to provide renovation services for the Civic Center Restroom project. Click to View
3.   Consider an Ordinance of the City of DeSoto, Texas, amending the Code of Ordinances by amending Chapter 4 Titled "Business Regulations" by adding a new Article 4.2000 titled "Short-Term Rentals" for the purpose of establishing regulations to monitor the use of residential dwelling units as short-term rentals; by amending Chapter 11 titled "Taxation" by amending Article 11.200 titled "Hotel/Motel Occupancy Tax" by amending Section 11.202 titled "Definitions" and by amending Section 11.203 titled "Collection" to include short-term rentals; by amending Appendix A titled "Fee Schedule" by adding a new Article 34 titled "Short-Term Rental Registration Fee" to set forth the fee for the registration of a Short-Term Rental and the fee for renewal of the Registration; and providing for an effective date of January 1, 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.
1.   The City Council will convene into Executive Session pursuant to Section 551.074, Personnel Matters, of the Texas Government Code, to discuss with Strategic Government Resources (SGR) the City Manager selection process and review of semi-final candidate selections.

Action as a result of Executive Session.
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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, October 10, 2019 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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