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, November 5, 2019

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 and consider amendments to the Council Rules and Procedures Click to View
4.   Discussion of Parks Master Plans Click to View
5.   Discussion of Impact Fees Click to View
1.   Announcement of emergency procedures and exits: Fire Department
2.   Invocation by:  Pastor Michael Mitchell, Church on the Hill
3.   Pledge of Allegiance led by:  Mayor Pro Tem, Kenzie Moore III
4.   Introduction of Ambassador:  Byron, Tennison, Police Department
1.   Presentation of Proclamation in recognition of GIS Day Click to View
2.   Presentation of Proclamation in recognition of Veterans Appreciation Day and Veterans Day Click to View
3.   Presentation of certificates to the 2019 Civic Academy & Junior Civic Academy Graduates 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.   City Council Meeting Minutes
July 16, 2019
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b.   City Council Special Meeting Minutes
August 27, 2019
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c.   City Council Meeting Minutes
September 3, 2019
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d.   City Council Special Meeting Minutes
September 10, 2019
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e.   City Council Meeting Minutes
September 17, 2019
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f.   Arts Commission Minutes
August 5, 2019
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g.   Domestic Violence Advisory Commission Meeting Minutes
September 18, 2019
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2.   Other Items
a.   Consider confirmation of Debbie Hicks to the Keep DeSoto Beautiful Corporation Click to View
b.   Consider confirmation of Zaheerah Muhammad to the Veterans Affairs Committee  Click to View
c.   Consider confirmation of Hector Faulk to the Zoning Board of Adjustment Click to View
d.   Consider confirmation of Paul Griffin to the DeSoto Ecomonic Development Corporation Board Click to View
e.   Consider a Resolution and authorize the Interim City Manager to execute a Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Cedar Hill, the City of DeSoto, the City of Duncanville, the City of Lancaster, Dallas County, the North Central Texas Council of Governments, and the Regional Transportation Council concerning the Southern Dallas County Regional Veloweb Shared-Use Path Alignment Study Click to View
f.   Consider a Resolution authorizing Dallas County Elections Department to provide election services and approved voting system equipment for elections held by the City of DeSoto Click to View
g.   Consider approval of an Interlocal Agreement with the City of Cedar Hill to join an agreement with Readiness Group, LLC for a trauma-based education and peer response program for first responders Click to View
h.   Amendment of previously approved contract to AT&T for upgrade of Wide Area Network Leased Fiber Services to increase annual cost by $156 for additional bandwidth Click to View
i.   Consider authorizing the Interim City Manager to execute a Furniture Agreement with Business Interiors; the authorized dealer for Krueger International and Steelcase Inc, and WRG LLC; the authorized dealer for Herman Miller Inc., for the order of new furniture to furnish the City's Fire Station #2 and Administration Facility, and establish a total furniture budget of $163,050.50 Click to View
1.   No items scheduled for this agenda.
G.   REGULAR AGENDA - New Business
1.   Consider Preliminary Plat P-321-19; Ten Mile Creek Estates, Phase IIIC, located north of Pleasant Run Road and east of Duncanville Road, consisting of 81 lots and containing 35.59 acres. Applicant: Tareq El-Sadi; Property Owner: Suresh Shridharani Click to View
2.   Consider authorizing the Interim City Manager to execute a mowing services agreement with Larry Harwell Mowing in the amount of $114,506 for Groups 3, 4, and 5 Non-Park Properties 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, October 31, 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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