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, February 4, 2020

WORK SESSION:   6:00pm Council Conference Room

REGULAR SESSION:   7:00pm Council Chambers

(Executive Sessions 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.   Discussion of a Municipal Court Fine and Fee Grant proposal Click to View
1.   Announcement of emergency procedures and exits: Fire Department
2.   Invocation by: Minister Londa Salazar, Metro Fellowship Church
3.   Pledge of Allegiance led by:  Councilmember Andre' Byrd, Sr.
4.   Introduction of Ambassador:  Kimberle Woods, Dispatch Department
1.   Presentation of Proclamation in recognition of African American History Month Click to View
2.   Presentation of proclamation in recognition of Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month 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
January 16, 2020
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2.   Other Items
a.   Consider authorizing the Mayor to issue a letter on behalf of the City Council in support of the initiatives set forth in the application seeking a grant from the Cities & Counties for Fine and Fee Justice. Click to View
1.   No items scheduled for this agenda.
G.   REGULAR AGENDA - New Business
Consider authorizing the Interim City Manager to execute a Memorandum of Understanding between the City of DeSoto, STAR Transit, the Regional Transportation Council and the North Central Texas Council of Governments for Transportation Services for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities in DeSoto.
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2.   Consider a Resolution accepting a petition for creation for and calling a public hearing on the advisability of the public improvements and creation of Danieldale Homestead Public Improvement District within the City of DeSoto pursuant to Chapter 372, Texas Local Government Code and authorizing the mailing and publication of Notice of the Public Hearing to be set for March 3, 2020 at 7pm during the City Council Meeting. Click to View
3.   Consider a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute the agreement for the construction of authorized improvements and reimbursement of advances and the pre-development and professional services agreement, each with Wildwood Development Company I, LTD.; and providing an effective date. 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 City Council will convene into Executive Session pursuant to Section 551.074, Personnel Matters, of the Texas Government Code, for the annual review of the Municipal Judge.

b.  The City Council will convene into Executive Session pursuant to Section 551.074 of the Texas Government Code, Personnel Matters, to discuss and consider the duties of the Interim City Manager.

c.  Actions as a result of Executive Sessions.
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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:  Friday, January 31, 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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