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 19, 2019

6:00pm Council Conference Room

6:30pm Environmental Health Award Recipients

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.   Discussion and consideration of Council Rules and Procedures Click to View
4.   Discussion of Kohler Company's application to establish Foreign Trade Zone Number 39 Click to View
5.   Discussion of Development Services User Fees
6.   Discussion of Videotaping City Council Work Sessions Click to View
1.   Announcement of emergency procedures and exits: Fire Department
2.   Invocation by:  Josef Rasheed, CrossRoads Covenant Church
3.   Pledge of Allegiance led by:  Councilmember Nicole Raphiel
4.   Introduction of Ambassador:  Jerry Hicklen, IT Department
1.   Presentation of Proclamation in recognition of Small Business Saturday Click to View
2.   Presentation of Awards of Excellence from the Environmental Health Department Click to View
3.   Presentation of FY 2019 4th Quarter Investment Report Click to View
4.   Presentation of the October  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.   City Council Special Meeting Minutes
September 30, 2019
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b.   City Council Special Meeting Minutes
November 4, 2019
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c.   City Council Meeting Minutes
November 5, 2019
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d.   Arts Commission Meeting Minutes
September 9, 2019
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2.   Other Items
a.   Consider confirmation of Myron Butler to the Arts Commission Click to View
b.   Consider confirmation of Terry Garrett to the Veterans Affairs Committee Click to View
c.   Consider confirmation of Stacey Davis to the Domestic Violence Advisory Commission Click to View
d.   Consider the purchase of a new Senior Center van through HGACBuy from Creative Bus Sales as identified in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Vehicle Replacement Program for a total purchase price of $64,060.51. Click to View
e.   Consider amendment to the Adopted Resolution for the 2019-2020 Community Development Block Grant Annual Action Plan Click to View
f.   Consider authorizing the Interim City Manager to execute a contract between the City of DeSoto and DeSoto Chamber of Commerce to provide Convention and Visitors Bureau services in the amount of $73,600 to provide a scope of services.  Click to View
1.   No public hearing scheduled for this agenda.
G.   REGULAR AGENDA - New Business
1.   Consider authorizing the Interim City Manager to execute a contract with Trane U.S. Inc. in a not to exceed amount of $341,984 for the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) Retrofit Project. Click to View
2.   Consider authorizing the Interim City Manager to execute a professional services agreement with Grantham and Associates in the amount of $256,123 for the Basin A I&I study. Click to View
3.   Consider authorizing the Interim City Manager to execute an amendment to the professional services contract with Grantham and Associates, in the amount of $105,940 for the Basin D Wastewater Renovations. Click to View
4.   Consider authorizing the Interim City Manager to execute a construction contract with Ark Contracting Services in the amount of $616,813 (base + alternate) for the construction of a permanent gabion erosion control structure and establish a project budget in the amount of $766,763 for design, construction, contingency and inspection.   Click to View
5.   Consider authorizing the Interim City Manager to execute a construction contract for concrete repairs with Pavecon Public Works in the amount of $480,009.47 (base + alternate) for street repairs on Centre Park Blvd and on Wentwood Drive and establish a project budget in the amount of $529,409.47 (Construction, Contingency, and Inspections).   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.   No executive session 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:  Thursday, November 14, 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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