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 7, 2020

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 Cobblestone Development & Consulting regarding the creation and management of Public Improvement Districts (PIDs).
1.   Announcement of emergency procedures and exits: Fire Department
2.   Invocation by:  Apostle Tweedy Thomas, God is Ministries
3.   Pledge of Allegiance led by:  Councilmember Candice Quarles
4.   Introduction of Ambassador:  Denae Greenly, Human Resources Department
1.   Presentation of Proclamation in Recognition of It's Time Texas Community Challenge 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
October 1, 2019
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b.   City Council Meeting Minutes
October 15, 2019
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c.   City Council Special Meeting Minutes
December 16, 2019
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d.   City Council Meeting
December 17, 2019
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e.   Civil Service Commission Meeting Minutes
October 2, 2019
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f.   Civil Service Commission Meeting Minutes
October 9, 2019
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g.   Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting
August 22, 2019
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2.   Other Items
1.   Consider Zoning Case Z-1395-19; an amendment to Specific Use Permit-276 (SUP-276) to increase the square footage of a proposed Skilled Nursing Facility to be located at the southwest corner of the Centre Park Boulevard/Hampton Road intersection and adopting Ordinance; consisting of approximately 4.74 acres and 1 lot. Applicant: DeSoto Skilled Property Construction, LLC; Property Owner: Lloyd Douglas. Click to View
2.   Consider Zoning Case Z-1410-19, an amendment to Planned Development-127 (PD-127) to change the lot layout in the northeast portion of the development, as well as requested deviations and adopting Ordinance. Located approximately 1,300 feet south of Belt Line Road and 2,100 feet east of Polk Street; consisting of 152 lots and 85.87 acres. Applicant: Remington Wheat; Owner: Keith Hardesty. Click to View
G.   REGULAR AGENDA - New Business
1.   Consider authorizing the Interim City Manager to seek bids for an Impact Fee Study Click to View
2.   Consider approval of the First Amendment to the Booster Chlorination Trial and Demonstration Agreement Click to View
3.   Consider an Ordinance of the City of DeSoto, Texas, amending the Code of Ordinances by amending Appendix A titled "Fee Schedule" by amending Article 2.000 titled "Building Permits" by setting forth revised fees and adding new fees; by amending Article 25.000 titled " Planning and Zoning Fees" by amending Section 25.200 titled "Zoning Change Requests" by setting forth revised fees and adding new fees; by deleting Article 5.000 titled "Fee for Improvement in Right-of-way" in its entirety and adding a new article 5.000 titled "Engineering Fees"' Click to View
4.   Consider authorizing the Interim City Manager to execute mowing service agreements with Good Earth Corporation and Urban Landscaping & Irrigation in the amount of $471,822 for Groups 1 and 2 for parks and municipal buildings, median and right of ways.  Click to View
5.   Consider authorizing the Interim City Manager to terminate a construction contract with Hayden Commercial Construction LLC in the amount of $456,830; and execute a construction contract with C. Green Scaping LP, and establish a project budget in the amount of $575,084 for improvements to Briarwood Park.  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.   a.  The Council will convene into Executive Session pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.071(1)(a) and (2): Consultation with City Attorney regarding Forensic Audit conducted by Nelson Forensic & Advisory Services and Matters Thereto.

b.  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, January 2, 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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