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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, December 3, 2019

WORK SESSION:  
5:30pm Council Conference Room

CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY:
6:45pm

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.
 
             
A.   WORK SESSION
 
 
1.   Review of Master Calendar of Events and Special Meetings
 
2.   Review of Regular Agenda items
 
3.   Public Improvement District (PID) Overview Discussion Click to View
 
4.   Discussion of Development Services User Fees Click to View
 
B.   REGULAR SESSION - CALL TO ORDER
 
1.   Announcement of emergency procedures and exits: Fire Department
 
2.   Invocation
 
3.   Pledge of Allegiance led by:  Councilmember Andre' Byrd, Sr.
 
4.   Introduction of Ambassador:  Steven Stancukas, Finance Department
 
C.   PRESENTATIONS
 
1.   Presentation of DeSoto Economic Development Corporation Update Click to View
 
D.   CITIZEN APPEARANCES
 
 
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.
 
E.   CONSENT AGENDA
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 Arts Commission Minutes
September 9, 2019 
Click to View
 
2.   Other Items
 
a.   Consider confirmation of LaToya Boyd to the Veterans Affairs Committee Click to View
 
b.   Consider confirmation of Dick North to the Domestic Violence Advisory Commission Click to View
 
c.   Consider a Resolution to adopt the Investment Policy and the exhibits attached thereto, for the City of DeSoto, and adopting the list of authorized brokers and declaring that the DeSoto City Council has completed its review of the investment policy and strategies of the City Click to View
 
d.   Consider the approval of a purchase of twenty (20) XL-200 LTE portable radios from Harris Corporation, RF Communications, in the amount of $105,118.20 Click to View
 
F.   PUBLIC HEARINGS
 
1.   There are no items scheduled for this agenda.
 
G.   REGULAR AGENDA - New Business
 
1.   Consider authorizing the Mayor to execute a letter on behalf of the City of DeSoto in support of the Kohler Company's application to establish Foreign-Trade Zone Number 39 inside of the Kohler South Central Distribution Center located at 2020 N. Polk Street, DeSoto, Texas.  Click to View
 
H.   ITEMS OF COMMUNITY INTEREST
 
 
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.
 
I.   EXECUTIVE SESSION AND RESULTING POTENTIAL ACTION
 
1.   a.  The City Council will convene into Executive Session pursuant to Section 551.074(a)(1) of the Texas Government Code, Personnel Matters, to deliberate the evaluation and duties of the Interim City Manager.

b.  Action resulting from Executive Session.
 
J.   ADJOURNMENT OF REGULAR SESSION
 
NOTICE OF ASSISTANCE AT THE PUBLIC MEETING

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  kmorris@desototexas.gov 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 www.desototexas.gov and said Notice was posted on the following date and time:  Wednesday, November 27, 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 www.desototexas.gov 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 (www.desototexas.gov ) 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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